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Three Afghan Military Officers Go Missing in US

Three Afghan Military Officers Go Missing in US

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Three Afghan national army officers have gone missing while in the United States for a joint military training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod, U.S. military and law enforcement officials said.

They arrived in the country on Sept. 11, and were reported missing by base security personnel late Saturday. They were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis, Mass.

A Centcom official told ABC News there is no indication that the Afghan men reported missing pose any threat to the public. Officials said all the Afghan military personnel were fully vetted before they arrived.

Base and local police and state authorities are working together to locate the three Afghans. There are still approximately a dozen Afghan soldiers still participating in the exercise, which ends Sep. 24.

A National Guard spokesman told ABC News that officials are trying to piece together the missing Afghanistan National Army senior officers’ movements.

“It’s tough to say what they were doing at the mall. We are gathering all of the information we can on the officers’ now,” spokesman James Sahady said.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said the investigation is being run by the FBI and the Department of Justice, but Massachusetts state troopers are assisting in “putting the word out” and searching the area around Camp Edwards.

The three officers were participating in Central Command’s Regional Cooperation exercise, an annual command-post exercise. This year’s exercise runs Sept. 17-24 and includes representatives from five different nations and more than 200 participants.

Just last weekend, two Afghan policemen in Washington, D.C., for a DEA training program at Quantico, Va., also went missing while on a sightseeing trip to Georgetown.

The two men, who were part of a group of 31 Afghan police officers in the U.S. for the multi-week program, were found safe somewhere outside of D.C., but officials would not say exactly where, ABC affiliate WJLA-TV reported.

According to WJLA-TV, the DEA said the two men left the group because they did not want to go back to Afghanistan.

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Three Afghan Military Officers Go Missing in US

Three Afghan Military Officers Go Missing in US

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Three Afghan national army officers have gone missing while in the United States for a joint military training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod, U.S. military and law enforcement officials said.

They arrived in the country on Sept. 11, and were reported missing by base security personnel late Saturday. They were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis, Mass.

A Centcom official told ABC News there is no indication that the Afghan men reported missing pose any threat to the public. Officials said all the Afghan military personnel were fully vetted before they arrived.

Base and local police and state authorities are working together to locate the three Afghans. There are still approximately a dozen Afghan soldiers still participating in the exercise, which ends Sep. 24.

A National Guard spokesman told ABC News that officials are trying to piece together the missing Afghanistan National Army senior officers’ movements.

“It’s tough to say what they were doing at the mall. We are gathering all of the information we can on the officers’ now,” spokesman James Sahady said.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said the investigation is being run by the FBI and the Department of Justice, but Massachusetts state troopers are assisting in “putting the word out” and searching the area around Camp Edwards.

The three officers were participating in Central Command’s Regional Cooperation exercise, an annual command-post exercise. This year’s exercise runs Sept. 17-24 and includes representatives from five different nations and more than 200 participants.

Just last weekend, two Afghan policemen in Washington, D.C., for a DEA training program at Quantico, Va., also went missing while on a sightseeing trip to Georgetown.

The two men, who were part of a group of 31 Afghan police officers in the U.S. for the multi-week program, were found safe somewhere outside of D.C., but officials would not say exactly where, ABC affiliate WJLA-TV reported.

According to WJLA-TV, the DEA said the two men left the group because they did not want to go back to Afghanistan.

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Here’s Your Eye-Popping, Leaf-Peeping Fall Foliage Forecast

Here’s Your Eye-Popping, Leaf-Peeping Fall Foliage Forecast

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Fall 2014 begins Monday at 10:29 p.m. EDT, and here’s your leaf-peeping forecast. With less daylight and cooler nights, trees begin to change color.

By late September and early October, areas in the United States that see leaves change color are mostly in the northern Great Lakes near the Canadian border, northern New England and in the higher elevations of the Rockies and northern Appalachian Mountains.

By the middle of October, the colorful carpet of leaves begins to slide further south into most of the Midwest, lower elevations of the West and all the way along the southern Appalachians in the East. Major cities that see peak color at this time are Denver and Chicago.

By late October, fall colors slide even further south and ocean-moderated cities that are on the coast in the Northeast such as Portland and Boston begin to see colors peak. Also, the Mid-Mississippi Valley around St. Louis and Kansas City begin to experience colors peak.

In the West, lower elevations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains begin to see color, just outside of Sacramento, California, and up into the Pacific Northwest, Cascade Mountains from Portland to Seattle.

Finally, by Halloween and into early November, leaves peak from New York City to the Carolinas and into Atlanta. Trees in the Southern Plains around Dallas will be getting close to their peak colors as well.

Trees along the Gulf Coast, Florida and coastal California don’t really change color because the majority of them are palm trees. There is a small percentage of deciduous trees that do grow in such tropical areas and can change color throughout winter time, but the majority stay green.

If you are wondering what the forecast is for autumn 2014, here is the official NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and CPC (Climate Predictions Center) forecast.

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Warmer and drier-than-normal weather will continue for the entire West Coast including cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Also, milder-than-normal conditions are possible for most of the Midwest, the Great Lakes from Chicago to Cleveland and the East Coast from NYC to Miami.

Wetter and cool-than-normal conditions will continue for the parts of the Southwest and into Texas. Also, Florida could see a wetter-than-normal fall season.

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Logano Wins at Loudon

Logano Wins at Loudon

BannanStock(LOUDON, N.H.) — Joey Logano etched his spot in the next round of NASCAR’s “Chase for the Cup” by winning the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

It was the fourth win of the season for Logano, and happened at the track he considers to be home.

“To me this is almost like Daytona,” said the Connecticut native. “I watched my first Cup race here when I was five, and started my first one, and won my first one…to top it off with a win was really neat.”

Logano was the second member of Team Penske to win a Chase race, following Brad Keselowski’s victory last week. Keselowski finished seventh and led 78 laps, but hit the wall in the second half of the race. 

The race was marred by a season-high 15 cautions, the last of which came in overtime and saw Logano pull away for the win. Kyle Larson took second followed by Kevin Harvick, who led 27 laps.

Next week’s race at Dover International Speedway marks the first “elimination” race in NASCAR’s new playoff format where four drivers will be bounced from contention every three weeks. Currently, Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, and Aric Amirola are in the bottom four spots.

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Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union Among Latest Celebrity Hacking Victims

Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union Among Latest Celebrity Hacking Victims

Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) — Kim Kardashian, Amber Heard and Gabrielle Union are among the latest victims of celebrity hacking incidents.

What appear to be nude photos of Kardashian were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit, but were quickly removed from both sites, reports TMZ.

Heard had more than 50 topless photos appear on 4chan and Reddit, including a photo that contains a message to her fiancé, 51-year-old actor Johnny Depp, reports TMZ.  In the photo Amber is holding up a sign that refers to Depp as Tonto, the character he played in the film The Lone Ranger.

Several topless photos Union sent to husband Dwyane Wade also made their way online, according to TMZ

The FBI is working the case, but in the meantime, Union and Wade released a joint statement saying, “It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures.”

They continue, “I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide.”

Union and Wade add, “For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes — We send our love, support and prayers.  We have done nothing wrong.”

Racy photos were also uploaded of what appears to be Vanessa Hudgens, Hope Solo, supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, Jenny McCarthy, Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, Meghan Good and Lake Bell.

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“The Voice” Returns Monday with New Coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams

“The Voice” Returns Monday with New Coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams

NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) — On Monday night, The Voice returns for a seventh season, and this time around, there’ll be two new faces in the big red chairs: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.  The chart-topping artists, who are also longtime friends, join Voice lifers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches, and Gwen says dealing with those two goofballs on the set literally left her sore.

“Seriously, after day one…I haven’t laughed that hard in so long,” she says. “I had a face headache where everywhere was, like sore, from smiling and laughing. They were making me and Pharrell laugh so hard!”  She adds, “Everybody at home, they get a sneak peek at those two, but we got the R-rated, hilarious, locker room version of what they’re getting at home. I mean, it is bad.”

“I thought I was in a boys club my whole life, like being on a tour bus with all guys,” she says, referring to her years with her band No Doubt. “But these two, they really take it to another level!”

“I don’t even feel alive unless I’m making fun of Blake. And neither one of us cares about it. It’s so much fun. It’s genuinely a blast,” laughs Adam, who pronounces season seven “the best…we’ve ever had.” He adds, “I think that Gwen and Pharrell are incredible, formidable opponents, but also just people I respect and love very much.”

Adam says he was surprised how little time it took for Gwen and Pharrell to get into the groove during the Blind Auditions. “The learning curve seemed nonexistent, almost,” he says. “They were just really astute and good at it right away, and very competitive and took a lot of people away from me that I wanted.”  He says he was also gratified that Gwen, especially, got sucked into the emotion of the competition.

“I told her, ‘You’re not gonna believe how wrapped up you get in this.’ You do it, and all of a sudden you find yourself totally lost in it and you’re loving it, and it’s amazing,” Adam says. “So, it happened, like I knew it would. It was just great to watch. It was just cool after six seasons to see that kind of joy about the show and enthusiasm back again.”

As for Pharrell, he says he was pleasantly surprised at his experience on the show.  “My expectation is that it would be work that I would enjoy, but I was wrong. It’s not been any work at all. It’s been fun. Really, honestly fun,” he says.  He also disagrees with those who feel that The Voice is a failure because it hasn’t produced any superstars.  In his mind, the coaching the contestants receive makes it all worth it.

“Essentially, at the end of the day, there are 48 contestants, and only person is gonna win,” he says. “The rest of those 47 people, like, their lives are gonna be changed because they had Blake teach them a lot about their voices and what they could do. And they had Gwen to teach them about the tone and their styling. And they had Adam to teach them about vocal control. That’s huge!”

Gwen agrees that imparting lessons she’s learned over the years is a big reason why she’s excited to be on The Voice.

“I’ve had an amazing journey so far, and so to be able to to play this role as a coach, I feel super-blessed,” she says. “It’s gonna be one of those times in my life I know that I’m gonna look back and go, ‘That was incredible.’”

The Voice debuts Monday night at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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Ray J Denies Dating “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” Co-Star Teairra Mari for Nine Years

Ray J Denies Dating “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” Co-Star Teairra Mari for Nine Years

VH1(NEW YORK) — When fans tuned in to the premiere episode of VH1′s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood last Monday, many were shocked to learn that cast members Ray J and R&B singer Teairra Mari had dated for nine years — at least that’s what Teairra claimed. Ray J tells ABC News Radio not to believe everything you hear.

“I mean I’m still trying to add that up. We’re all still confused about that statement. We still trying to find out the time gap of everything and see if it all equals the same thing and right now we haven’t figured out exactly what she meant by that,” Ray says.

In the episode, Ray J and Teairra meet up eight months after their painful split. The conversation, held in the parking lot of his office building, quickly turned sour with an emotional and crying Teairra threatening to beat up Ray’s new girlfriend, Princess Love. Later in the episode, she does throw a drink on Princess during a party Ray J threw in honor of his website, RayJ.com.

Ray says he doesn’t condone his ex’s violent behavior. “If I’m not with you no [sic] more I never want to see you again and I’ll run into you. It just never should be some street activity going on as adults,” he adds.

It’s clear that Teairra still has feelings for Ray J, but he says he probably won’t get back together with her despite what viewers may see on forthcoming episodes.

“I don’t ever think that that’ll ever happen because I love my girl. But at the same time…I’m in an emotional roller-coaster ride,” he explains.

Ray J says viewers can expect him to “turn up” on the series, but when cameras aren’t rolling, and despite his reputation, he’s a pretty regular guy. So what’s his normal routine? “[I] go to bed at 9 p.m., wake up at 6 a.m., go to the gym, chill at home with my girl. I got four Maltese and I just chill. I don’t do nothing. I might go to the dog park with the dogs or go to the movies,” he says. “I got an office where I just go and put together shows, you know.”

VH1′s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood — which also stars Soulja Boy, Omarion and former member of B2K Lil Fizz — returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Seahawks Win Super Bowl Rematch in Overtime

Seahawks Win Super Bowl Rematch in Overtime

Jay Drowns/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Marshawn Lynch scored on a six-yard touchdown run on the first drive in overtime, giving the Seattle Seahawks a 26-20 win over Denver in a rematch of Super Bowl 48.

Lynch capped off an 80-yard drive that denied the Broncos (2-1) a comeback win over the team that beat them for the championship in February.

Peyton Manning led a furious fourth quarter rally, erasing a 14-point deficit with a game-tying touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme with 18 seconds remaining in regulation. A successful two-point conversion knotted the game at 20-20, sending the contest into overtime.

However, Seattle (2-1) ensured a win as Russell Wilson led the team down the field on the opening possession of overtime. Wilson finished the game with 258 passing yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 40 yards.

The Seahawks led 17-3 at halftime as Wilson connected with both Ricardo Lockette and Lynch on touchdown passes in the first half to take the early lead. Lynch was later tackled in the end zone for a safety, sparking the Broncos comeback.

Manning’s day ended with 303 passing yards and two touchdowns but also threw a pick in the fourth quarter.

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Cowboys Rally from Down 21, Beat Rams

Cowboys Rally from Down 21, Beat Rams

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(SAINT LOUIS) — The Dallas Cowboys mounted the largest comeback in franchise history, rallying from a 21-0 deficit to beat the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday.

It’s the fourth time this season a team has won after trailing by at least 17 points.

The Rams (1-2) opened up their lead with a pair of first half touchdown throws from Austin Davis, holding a 14-0 lead just seconds into the second quarter. The advantage then went to 21 when Janoris Jenkins picked off Dallas quarterback Tony Romo and returned it 25 yards to the end zone. However, the St. Louis defense could not hold back a pass-happy Cowboys squad.

Romo led the comeback march beginning with an 80-yard scoring drive late in the first half, capped off by a DeMarco Murray touchdown run to get on the board. A field goal with just two seconds left in the period made it a 21-10 game at halftime.

“We never blinked, I can honestly say that,” wide receiver Dez Bryant said.

Bryant contributed to the rally, catching a 68-yard pass from Romo in the third that brought the Cowboys (2-1) within four points. After another Dan Bailey field goal, Dallas trailed 21-20 heading into the final frame.

St. Louis would get a field goal early in the fourth, making it a four point contest, but Romo again captained a drive that ended with a Terrance Williams 12-yard touchdown catch, giving the Cowboys their first lead of the game at 27-20. On the next Rams possession, Bruce Carter returned an interception for a touchdown to help put the game out of reach.

The Rams did get a late score on an Austin Pettis touchdown reception, but they were unable to complete a comeback of their own. Despite throwing two picks, Davis tossed for 327 yards and three touchdowns in the loss for St. Louis.

Romo rebounded from an early interception to finish with 217 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns, earning his franchise-best 21st come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter or overtime.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/21/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL: New York Giants 30 (1-2) – Houston Texans 17 (2-1) 

Philadelphia Eagles 37 (3-0) – Washington Redskins 34 (1-2)

Dallas Cowboys 34 (2-1) – St. Louis Rams 31 (1-2)

Baltimore Ravens 23 (2-1) – Cleveland Browns 21 (1-2)

Cincinnati Bengals 33 (3-0) – Tennessee Titans 7 (1-2) 

Indianapolis Colts 44 (1-2) – Jacksonville Jaguars 17 (0-3)

New England Patriots 16 (2-1) – Oakland Raiders 9 (0-3)

San Diego Chargers 22 (2-1) – Buffalo Bills 10 (2-1)

Detroit Lions 19 (2-1) Green Bay Packers 7 (1-2)

New Orleans Saints 20 (1-2) – Minnesota Vikings 9 (1-2)

Kansas City Chiefs 34 (1-2) – Miami Dolphins 15 (1-2)

Arizona Cardinals 23 (3-0) – San Francisco 49ers 14 (1-2)

Seattle Seahawks 26 (2-1) – Denver Broncos 20 (2-1) – Overtime

Pittsburgh Steelers 37 (2-1) – Carolina Panthers 19 (2-1)

MLB: New York Mets 10 (76-80) – Atlanta Braves 2 (76-79)

New York Yankees 5 (80-75) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (78-77)

Boston Red Sox 3 (68-88) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (93-62)

Washington Nationals 2 (91-64) – Miami Marlins 1 (74-81)

Chicago White Sox 10 (70-84) – Tampa Bay Rays 5 (75-80)

Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (84-71) – Milwaukee Brewers 0 (80-76)

Kansas City Royals 5 (83-70) – Detroit Tigers 2 (86-68)

Cleveland Indians 7 (80-74) – Minnesota Twins 2 (68-88)

Houston Astros 8 (68-87) – Seattle Mariners 3 (83-71)

San Diego Padres 8 (74-81) – San Francisco 2 (84-71)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (89-67) – Chicago Cubs 5 (69-87)

Texas Rangers 2 (62-93) – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 (96-60)

Oakland Athletics 8 (85-70) – Philadelphia Phillies 6 (71-85)

Colorado Rockies 8 (65-91) – Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (62-94)

Cincinnati Reds 7 (72-84) – St. Louis Cardinals 2 (87-69)

NASCAR: Joey Logano won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Eagles Defeat Redskins in 37-34 Shootout

Eagles Defeat Redskins in 37-34 Shootout

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, PA.) — The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 3-0 with a 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tossed three touchdowns, including two to rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

The game was full of hard hits, injuries and even a brawl as the teams battled back and forth. 

Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, a former Eagle, drew significant attention as he was a frequent target of Philadelphia defenders. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy briefly left the game after a stunning hit by Washington defensive back David Amerson.

Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall said after the game he believes he suffered a torn Achilles.

After an interception by Washington cornerback Bahaud Breeland (that was later overturned), Foles took a strong hit from Chris Baker.  Foles laid on the ground for several minutes as his teammates, including tackle Jason Peters, came to his defense and a brawl ensued on the Redskins sideline.  Several punches were thrown; both Baker and Peters were ejected. 

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Once-Jailed Oligarch ‘Ready’ to Challenge Putin for Presidency

Once-Jailed Oligarch ‘Ready’ to Challenge Putin for Presidency

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — The last Russian oligarch to challenge President Vladimir Putin politically — and pay dearly for it — says he’s ready to try again.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once Russia’s richest man and the head of Russian energy giant Yukos. But after he made political moves against Putin, he was quickly tried and convicted on fraud charges in 2003. His company was dismantled and he would spend nearly the next decade in prison.

Khodorkovsky’s takedown sent a strong signal to the rest of Russia’s powerful tycoons not to meddle in politics, lest they suffer a similar fate. It seems the message got through. In the decade since then, none have tried.

But now Khodorkovsky is back. Putin pardoned him and released him from prison in December, a move that was widely seen as an effort to tamp down on international criticism of Russia before hosting the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

At the time, Khodorkovsky insisted he had no interest in challenging Putin.

“The struggle for power is not for me,” he said.

It appears that is no longer the case. In interviews with European publications this weekend, Khodorkovsky said he was “ready” to become Russia’s president and pledged to enact political reforms.

“I would not be interested in the idea of becoming president of Russia at a time when the country would be developing normally,” he told France’s Le Monde newspaper, according to AFP.

“But if it appeared necessary to overcome the crisis and to carry out constitutional reform, the essence of which would be to redistribute presidential powers in favor of the judiciary, parliament and civil society, then I would be ready to take on this part of the task,” he added.

In a separate interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine, Khodorkovsky warned that the longer Putin remains in power, the more likely Russia is headed towards a bloody disintegration.

Khodorkovsky’s comments come as he is set to help launch a group called Open Russia, which will seek to organize the opposition against Putin’s rule.

Yet if Khodorkovsky dreams of personally wresting the Kremlin from Putin’s grasp, he has a tough road ahead.

Putin remains firmly in power, having engineered a political system that has marginalized any meaningful opposition. He also controls most media, especially the powerful television stations.

Khodorkovsky, meanwhile, has limited leverage, living in self-imposed exile in Switzerland. Given what happened last time he got involved in politics, and also that shortly before his release last December prosecutors hinted at new charges against him, it’s unclear what might happen to Khodorkovsky if he returns to Russia.

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Cairo Explosion Kills At Least Two, Injures Four

Cairo Explosion Kills At Least Two, Injures Four

iStock/Thinkstock(CAIRO, Egypt) — At least two people were killed in a bombing outside Egypt’s foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday.

The incident comes on the heels of numerous attempts over past months to evacuate street vendors who live and work in the building’s area in the Boulaq neighborhood, as workers have not had the best relationships with government authorities.

The bomb was located behind a tree near the Sultan Abu Eala mosque by the foreign ministry in downtown Cairo. The incident prompted the evacuation of five schools, and all major roads leading to the site were closed.

While authorities did not disclose any suspects, they are calling the explosion an act of terrorism as an investigation continues.

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Texas Hospital Investigates Tuberculosis Exposure in Newborn Area

Texas Hospital Investigates Tuberculosis Exposure in Newborn Area

Fuse/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — The City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health is investigating a tuberculosis exposure at a local hospital affecting more than 700 patients and 40 employees.

Individuals were exposed to a hospital worker with an active case of the disease in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Memorial Hospital, officials announced Friday. The incident occurred between September 2013 and August 2014.

Health workers are reviewing records to determine which infants and employees were exposed, and the families of patients are being contacted with instructions for free follow-ups and screening.

The employee involved is no longer working at the hospital and is receiving treatment, officials in a statement.

“The health and well-being of our employees and patients is our top priority,” hospital representatives added.

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Police: Manhunt for Accused Cop Shooter Eric Frein Continues, Shelter Order Lifted

Police: Manhunt for Accused Cop Shooter Eric Frein Continues, Shelter Order Lifted

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) — Pennsylvania State Police are continuing the hunt for a man accused of killing a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush, saying that they believe they are closer to catching the suspected shooter.

Eric Frein is thought to be armed and hiding in the woods, according to State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens.

“Up until now his advantage has been that this is his backyard,” Bivens said. “He knows this rugged terrain.  Out tactical operations people now also know his backyard.”

While a shelter in place order has been lifted for two area townships near eastern Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, residents are still being told to stay alert and avoid wooded areas. Officials also ask hunters preparing for archery season to refrain from frequenting the locations.

“The suspect is still considered armed and dangerous. We ask and remind residents to lock all doors as well as their vehicles. At night, keep the exterior of their homes well lit,” Bivens said.

Police are looking into several possible sightings, along with a number of items believed to have been left behind by Frein after the shooting.

Though he is said to be armed, officials have no reason to believe Frein wishes to harm the public, since “he’s had lots of opportunity” to do so.

The suspect made “extensive preparations” for the Sept. 12 attack, according to police, spanning months, if not years in his planning.

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Victor Cruz Scores First Touchdown at MetLife, Giants Beat Texans

Victor Cruz Scores First Touchdown at MetLife, Giants Beat Texans

NFL via Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — The New York Giants earned their first win of the season, defeating the Houston Texans 30-17 on Sunday.

The Giants took advantage of three Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions and methodically moved the ball against the Texans all day.

Eli Manning returned to form, throwing for 234 yards and two touchdowns. 

Victor Cruz capitalized on the Texans defense, hauling in five passes, including a 61-yard reception and his first touchdown at MetLife Stadium, which gave the Giants a 7-0 lead in the second quarter.

Despite the stifling front seven of the Texans, led by J.J. Watt, Giants running back Rashad Jennings gashed Houston all day, running for 176 yards and a touchdown.

New York has a quick turnaround as they travel to face their division rival Washington Redskins on Thursday night.

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“The Maze Runner” Dominates Weekend Box Office

“The Maze Runner” Dominates Weekend Box Office

20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) — Three new releases held the top spots at this weekend’s box office, with sci-fi action thriller The Maze Runner dominating at number one.

The film, based off the 2009 young-adult novel with the same name, stars Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Game of Thrones‘ Thomas Brodie-Sangster. In its weekend debut, the movie brought in $32.5 million.

A Walk Among the Tombstones, directed by Scott Frank, and comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, rounded out the top three during their first week, pushing last weekend’s leader, crime-thriller No Good Deed, down to number four.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. The Maze Runner $32.5 million
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones $13.126 million
3. This Is Where I Leave You $11.86 million
4. No Good Deed $10.2 million
5. Dolphin Tale 2 $9.005 million
6. Guardians of the Galaxy $5.18 million
7. Let’s Be Cops $2.675 million
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.65 million
9. The Drop $2.05 million
10. If I Stay $1.835 million

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General Motors Recalls 220,000 Sedans for Fire Risk

General Motors Recalls 220,000 Sedans for Fire Risk

General Motors(DETROIT) — General Motors is recalling more than 220,000 vehicles due to brake pad malfunctions that may result in a fire.

The defect can cause the pads to stay partly engaged, forcing the auto company to recall 205,309 vehicles in the United States and an additional 16,249 internationally, the New York Times reports.

Affected vehicles include 2014-15 Chevrolet Impalas and 2013-15 model Cadillac XTS cars, though the company says it is not aware of any injuries, deaths, or crashes related to the models.

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California Authorities Capture Four of Five Escaped Inmates

California Authorities Capture Four of Five Escaped Inmates

iStock/Thinkstock(MADERA COUNTY, Calif.) — Authorities in Central California captured four out of five inmates who escaped a correctional facility this weekend.

Officials originally believed one individual broke free from the Madera County Department of Corrections on Friday, but alarmed area residents a day later when they announced four other missing inmates.

The prisoners escaped about 9:15 PM PT on Friday, with all five men considered armed and dangerous, according to Madera County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stewart. One of the inmates, Abel Ramos, was jailed for attempting to murder a sheriff’s detective.

Three were in for attempted murder, and most were held for robbery, strong-armed robbery, burglary, and probation violations, Stewart said.

While the fifth prisoner is still at large, officials highlight the importance that majority are captured. No shots were fired while authorities caught the individuals.

“The bottom line and the good news is, we do have four out of the five in custody,” Stewart said. “The worst of the worst we have back behind bars, which is critical.”

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Kerry: US ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Syria Chemical Attacks

Kerry: US ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Syria Chemical Attacks

U.S. Department of State(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. is “gravely concerned” about the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’s findings last week of systematic and repeated chlorine attacks in northern Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a written statement Sunday.

“The Assad regime must know that it will be held to account for such use in the international community,” Kerry said, noting that the report raises “especially troubling concerns that continued chemical attacks on the Syrian people by the regime could occur.”

The OPCW released its report on Wednesday. While it does not assign responsibility, Kerry pointed to witness accounts of helicopters being used in the attacks, which would indicate the Assad regime carried them out.

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