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    Hospital officials: U.S. Ebola patient in Dallas had contact with some school-age children

    ATLANTA (CNN) — Some school-age children have been in contact with the U.S. Ebola patient being treated in Dallas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. Five students at four different schools have come into contact with the Ebola patient, Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles added, but none has exhibited symptoms. The children are being monitored at home, and the schools remain open, Miles said. Concern about the possible spread of the killer virus comes less than a day after the Centers […]

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    UPDATE: Sandy Hook Elementary School evacuated due to bomb threat, all are safe

    Monroe, CT (CNN) – A threatening call has caused an evacuation at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe on Wednesday morning, authorities said. A bomb threat was called into the school located on Fan Hill Road just after 9:30 a.m. Students were moved to neighboring school, police said. The students will then be dismissed from that area, authorities said. “All students and all staff are absolutely 100 percent safe. Sandy Hook will dismiss at noontime because of a low to […]

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    UPDATE: Suspect in Louisville school shooting in custody, student recovering from injury

    (CNN) — The suspect in a shooting at a Kentucky high school that left one student injured is in custody, a spokeswoman said. The shooting took place Tuesday afternoon just inside Fern Creek High School in Louisville. One student was transported to a local hospital with an injury that was not life-threatening, said Jody Duncan, a spokeswoman for EMA-MetroSafe. Before the suspect was located and taken into custody, she described him as male, “about 6-foot-5, wearing a gray hoodie, black […]

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    CDC: First U.S. case of Ebola virus diagnosed in Dallas

    (CNN) — A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The person, whose identity was not released, left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC. At that time, the person did not have symptoms. “But four or five days later,” that person began to show symptoms, […]

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    Meet Sway, Microsoft’s first new Office app in a decade

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Move over, Word and PowerPoint. Get ready for the first new Microsoft Office program in 10 years. Microsoft unveiled a new application Wednesday for creating and sharing documents across devices. It’s called Sway, and it offers users the ability to instantly create slick-looking presentations viewable on any Web browser and device. A “Sway,” Microsoft says, is “an interactive, Web-based canvas that brings your ideas to life.” It’s designed so that “you’re always done” — images and […]

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    Microsoft introduces Windows 10

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Meet the new and improved Windows. No, it’s not Windows 9 — Microsoft is going straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10. Microsoft showed off the latest version of its flagship operating system at an event in San Francisco Tuesday. It wasn’t a complete unveiling — Microsoft focused on a handful of features that will benefit business customers. Here’s a quick rundown: - Return of the Start menu. After being inexplicably removed from Windows 8, the […]

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    Pumpkin popularity: demand for pumpkin-themed foods and drinks lead to surge in sales

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Pumpkins are having their moment in the sun. Ever since Starbucks introduced its famed pumpkin spice latte about a decade ago, pumpkin sales have skyrocketed. It’s led to the increased popularity of pumpkin-spiced everything, including spicy pumpkin beef jerky and pumpkin beer. In the last five years alone, pumpkin sales have risen 34%, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ask Betsy Stuart. Sales of pumpkins have doubled in the past decade at her family farm […]

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    California first state to ban plastic shopping bags

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — California has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags. Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans plastic shopping bags, making California the first U.S. state to officially prohibit stores from handing them out for free. “This bill is a step in the right direction — it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” Brown said in […]

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    Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

    (CNN) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Phelps, known as the “Baltimore Bullet” and winner of 18 Olympic gold medals, was arrested at about 1:40 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines within the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 in Baltimore, the authority said in a statement. He was […]

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    UPDATE: Body of missing Arkansas realtor found; family releases statement

    (CNN) — The body of missing Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter has been located north of the Little Rock area, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office said early Tuesday. Her body was found in a shallow grave near Cabot, about 20 miles northeast of central Little Rock. A son of the Arkansas realtor whose body was found days after she was reported missing says the family is devastated by her death. “There is now a hole in our hearts that will never […]

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    Prosecutor likely to seek death penalty in Oklahoma beheading

    (CNN) — Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman last week at his former workplace in Oklahoma and an attack on another woman, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn. Nolen was also charged with a third felony, assault with a deadly weapon, the prosecutor said. The attempted murder charge is also called assault and battery with a deadly weapon, Mashburn said. “It is highly likely I […]

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    How iPhone apps could impact your insurance

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The life insurance industry may have a new tool to help determine rates for customers: the iPhone. As part of Apple’s new mobile operating system, developers can build apps that measure things like heart rate, sleep, weight and blood pressure. If users choose to do so, they can then send that information to doctors for medical advice. Health insurers, which are barred by Obamacare from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, can’t base their decisions on […]

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