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Lawmakers approve $700 million to fight Ebola

Posted: 10/09/2014 - It takes the OK of the top Republican and Democrat on the House and Senate Armed Services and Appropriations panels to "reprogram" Pentagon funds. The Democrats have already agreed to the proposal.

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Hong Kong gov't cancels talks with protesters

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Her announcement came hours after student leaders called for supporters to redouble their efforts to occupy the main protest zone -- a highway outside government headquarters that they're now dubbing "Umbrella Square."

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Hospital: No signs of Ebola in Dallas-area officer

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Monnig was one of the deputies who went inside the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying. Monnig did not have contact with Duncan, but did see some of Duncan's family members now in isolation. Duncan died Wednesday.

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Georgia lawmakers consider new power rules

Posted: 10/09/2014 - Environmental groups and an analyst from Georgia Tech said the state could meet much of its goals by running coal-fired power plants less and investing in renewable energy and efficiency measures.

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Leader urges end to SC ethics laws

Posted: 10/09/2014 - The leader of the organization that brought the allegations that led to the indictment of House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the state should do away with its ethics laws.

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Georgia man given 4 life sentences for child rape

Updated: 10/09/2014 - Fulton County prosecutors say a man who argued that he was a sovereign citizen and immune from prosecution has been given four life sentences for raping a 9-year-old girl.

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Texas deputy treated out of 'abundance of caution'

Posted: 10/08/2014 - Emergency responders in the Dallas suburb took the deputy to the hospital after an urgent care facility reported a patient "exhibiting signs and symptoms" of Ebola claimed to have had contact with the man diagnosed with the disease in Dallas.

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WHO: Spain's Ebola case won't be last in Europe

Posted: 10/08/2014 - Extremely high vigilance is needed when caring for people with Ebola, so doctors say even small lapses in infection control can allow for the accidental spread of the virus to health staff.

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Next edition of HealthCare.gov is unveiled

Posted: 10/08/2014 - On the plus side, it features a streamlined application for many who'll be signing up for the first time. Officials say it's also optimized for mobile devices.

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Body of 3rd missing airman from Ga. base recovered

Posted: 10/08/2014 - Base officials say the three Georgia-based airmen were on temporary duty at Kadena Air Base in Japan. They had recently arrived in Okinawa and were visiting the northwest coast of the island when waves carried them into the ocean.

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Georgia health officials launch HIV/AIDS website

Posted: 10/08/2014 - The department says more than 50,000 people in Georgia are HIV positive, and 45 percent of them are not in care. Health officials say about 20 percent of HIV positive people in the state don't know they're positive.

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'7th Heaven' actress Sarah Goldberg dies at 40

Posted: 10/08/2014 - The actress sometimes was credited under the stage name Sarah Danielle Madison. Goldberg was born in 1974 in Springfield, where her father worked as a lawyer. She attended the Latin School of Chicago before going to Amherst. She practiced yoga and was a trick skiier.

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Airstrikes force Islamic State group to withdraw from parts of Syrian town

Posted: 10/08/2014 - The new wave of airstrikes came as several Syrian human rights groups called on the world to save the embattled town from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group, whose fighters have broken through Kurdish defenders' front lines and entered parts of the town over the last two days.

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SC man wins award against 'American Pickers' host

Posted: 10/08/2014 - Bruce contacted show host Frank Fritz and offered to buy it. According to a complaint Bruce filed in Greenville, Fritz said he would sell the device for $300 but never cashed the check or sent the device.

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UPDATE | First same-sex marriage application filed in palmetto state

Updated: 10/09/2014 - With just a few words, a South Carolina court begins the process for same-sex couples to get married. This just 48 hours after the supreme court decided not to hear an appeal on the case. A probate judge in Charleston began accepting marriage license applications Wednesday morning despite the state's constitutional ban on same sex marriage.

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Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

Posted: 10/07/2014 - An Arkansas coroner got a rifle, a handgun and a Humvee. Military-grade weapons also have gone to agencies that enforce gaming laws at Kansas tribal casinos, weigh 18-wheelers in Mississippi and investigate livestock thefts in Wyoming.

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