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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Governors back home quarantine for Ebola workers  Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa. 2. Family questions Ebola care  Read More…

New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

This image provided by the Mayo Clinic shows the Cologuard test, the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month. It will be offered by prescription at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where it was developed, and soon nationwide. (AP Photo/Mayo Clinic)

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool. But deciding whether to get it is a more complex choice than ads for “the breakthrough Read More…

Poll: Neighbors key to coping with disasters

In this Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, The Rev. Brian Jordan, right, hugs New York State Sen. Malcolm Brown after Sunday mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Breezy Point in New York. Breezy Point, the beachfront enclave heavy populated by firefighters and police officers was devastated during the storm when a fire, pushed by Superstorm Sandy's raging winds, destroyed 100 or more homes and buildings.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Neighbor helping neighbor. Trust in a community. Looking out for each other. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey suggests that those factors — collectively termed “social resilience”— have a big impact on how prepared communities feel for disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, and are seen as more valuable in a Read More…

Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies

A memorial grows Saturday at the entrance to Marysville Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting in the school cafeteria.  (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three. Gia Soriano died Sunday night, more than two days after she was shot, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said. “We are Read More…

The SUV goes from All-American to global star

Zhang Xinyao poses for photos in her KIA Sportage R SUV in a compound near her home in Beijing. Xinyao used to drive a small car, a Chinese-made Suzuki Alto, but after she had a child she wanted something bigger and safer. In 2012, she bought the Kia SUV for $28,600. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

DETROIT (AP) — Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world’s favorite way to get around. It’s a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008. Automakers won back customers by making smaller, more fuel-efficient SUVs that also appealed to newly Read More…

Inside Washington: Profiting from failure

This undated image obtained by The Associated Press shows the cover sheet of a slide presentation prepared by Russell Richardson, who at the time was the science adviser to the Army Intelligence and Security Command, describing his vision for a cloud computing component for the Army’s intelligence fusion program. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army’s troubled $5 billion intelligence fusion network has been a source of lucrative contracts to companies whose employees once worked for the Army, while failing to deliver on its promise of making data seamlessly accessible to soldiers in the field, according to records and interviews. The Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A) was supposed to integrate intelligence Read More…

Pro-European parties lead Ukraine poll

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With more than one-third of the votes counted, two allied pro-European parties inUkraine that ran on a platform to enact tough reforms took a joint lead Monday in a parliamentary election. Partial figures showed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s Popular Front with 21.6 percent of the vote and President Petro Poroshenko’s party at 21.5 percent. Read More…

South Korea seeks death penalty for ferry captain

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from the Sewol ferry as it sinks in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Yonhap, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people, blaming his negligence and failure to rescue passengers in need for the massive loss of life, a court official and news reports said. Prosecutors also requested life Read More…

Could more have been done for Ebola victim?

Thomas Eric Duncan

DALLAS (AP) — When Thomas Eric Duncan became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, his relatives with roots in virus-ravaged Liberia knew what questions to ask. Would his treatment include experimental drugs? Was a blood transfusion from a survivor an option? What about a transfer from the hospital in Dallas, where he was Read More…

Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

NEW YORK (AP) — State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states’ governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation’s top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries. The two Read More…