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CDC returns worker home after possible Ebola contact

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff member has returned to the United States from West Africa by charter flight after the employee had low-risk contact with a health worker who tested positive for Ebola.

Second American killed fighting for ISIS, Syrian opposition coalition says

Douglas McAuthur McCain is not the only American killed while fighting for ISIS in recent days, a coalition of Syrian opposition groups said Wednesday.

HP recalls 6 million computer cords for fire risk

HP is warning customers: Check your laptop charging cord to see if it's at risk of overheating.

McCaskill: If communities want federal law enforcement funds, cops should wear cameras

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday that police officers across the country should be required to wear body cameras in order for their departments to qualify for federal funds.

Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting for terrorists in Syria. Exactly what spurred Douglas McAuthur McCain's metamorphosis remains murky.

F15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia

An Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet has crashed in Virginia's Augusta County, National Guard and local sheriff's officials said.

Child firing Uzi at Arizona shooting range accidentally kills instructor, police say

A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospit

Bill Gates and his wife give $1 million to gun control push

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun control advocacy group, according to its most recent financial report with Washington State.

Police: Gun instructor killed after shooting by girl

A gun instructor, who deputies said was shot Monday when a 9-year-old girl handled an automatic Uzi, died of his injuries.

Cellphone captures terrifying video of boat crash

Two men are recovering after a high-speed crash during a boat race in Missouri. Authorities say the wind caused them to lose control and go airborne.