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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Calls from lawmakers are growing for a ban on travel from West Africa in response to the Ebola epidemic. Experts say it's a bad idea that could backfire.

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Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Updated: 10/18/2014 - The New York Times is reporting that the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun.

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US Rep. Ryan lends support to Kansas Sen. Roberts

Posted: 10/17/2014 - Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is urging Kansans to back Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in a tight re-election race, saying the three-term incumbent isn't a "rubber stamp" for President Barack Obama.

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Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

Updated: 10/17/2014 - He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date.

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WHO: We botched response to Ebola outbreak

Updated: 10/17/2014 - The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

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Sheriff: Dad fatally shoots 2 kids, himself

Posted: 10/17/2014 - Officials say a Florida man fatally shot two of his children and critically injured another, then turned the gun on himself after an argument with his wife.

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Ebola probe expanding to nurse's flight to Ohio

Posted: 10/16/2014 - A health official says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its Ebola investigation to include passengers on a Friday flight from Dallas to Cleveland that carried a nurse later diagnosed with the disease.

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Judge releases woman who threw shoe at Clinton

Posted: 10/16/2014 - A federal judge in Las Vegas is ordering a Phoenix woman who threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton to live in Arizona while she awaits sentencing for trespassing.

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Pastor accused of affairs temporarily banned

Posted: 10/16/2014 - A judge has temporarily banned from the pulpit a pastor who confessed having sex with church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS.

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Obama: Ebola monitoring must be 'more aggressive'

Posted: 10/15/2014 - President Barack Obama says the U.S. monitoring of Ebola must be "much more aggressive.' He says federal health teams must respond to future cases within 24 hours.

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St. Lucia: No visitors from Ebola-stricken nations

Posted: 10/15/2014 - The prime minister of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia has given an order to bar entry to anyone coming from three West African nations struggling with Ebola epidemics.

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CDC confirms Kansas patient does not have Ebola

Posted: 10/15/2014 - A second lab has confirmed that a Kansas City, Kansas, man who came to University of Kansas Hospital this week with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the deadly disease.

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White House cites 'shortcomings' in Ebola care

Posted: 10/15/2014 - The White House is conceding that there were "shortcomings" in the handling of an Ebola patient's treatment in Texas that ended up with two health care workers testing positive for the disease.

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