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    2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding 21 people, police said.

    First U.S. Ebola case confirmed in Dallas

    A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas in September was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months.

    Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet with protesters who threatened to expand pro-democracy demonstrations unless he resigns and the Chinese leadership agrees to broader electoral reforms.

    Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

    BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

    Larry Craig ordered to pay for misusing funds after Twin Cities sex sting

    BOISE, Idaho -- Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig has been ordered to pay nearly $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury for improperly using campaign funds to cover legal expenses after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting in the Twin Cities.

    Secret Service rebuked over White House intruder

    WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress declared Tuesday that they had lost confidence in the Secret Service to protect President Barack Obama and his family and raised serious doubts that Julia Pierson, the director of the agency, was the right person to confront what they called systemic problems and a striking lack of candor about recent security breaches.