Judge strikes down Arizona’s ban on gay marriage

PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state’s conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state.

The announcement prompted gay couples to line up at the courthouse in downtown Phoenix, where they began to marry immediately.

Hurricane Gonzalo approaching Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a powerful Category 3 storm on Friday and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to a potential storm surge of 10 feet (3 meters).

Ebola outbreak declared over in Senegal

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency officially declared an end Friday to the Ebola outbreak in Senegal, a rare bit of good news amid the public outcry and fear over the deadly disease that remains out of control in three West African countries.

Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis, the White House said Friday.

General: Kobani a chance to take out Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East says fighting over the Syrian border town of Kobani has allowed the U.S.-led coalition to take out large numbers of Islamic State group fighters that have been pouring in.

WHO says it botched Ebola response in Africa

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

Gay marriage developments: Idaho couples marry

It's been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court's denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada.

Police: Man stabbing people on bus fatally shot

DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press
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CDC: 2nd hospital worker with Ebola took flight

MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer