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In this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 photo, a visitor to the Resorts World Casino at the Aqueduct racetrack plays an electronic slot machine, in the Queens borough of New York. Just three years after opening, the casino has become the most successful racetrack casino in the world, and now the operators of Resorts World are hoping state regulators recognize that success as they decide among 16 applications seeking to operate as many as four upstate casinos. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NYC 'racino' operator set sights on upstate

- Associated Press

Tucked in an isolated corner of Queens, next to the thoroughbreds of Aqueduct and under the seemingly constant roar of jets from nearby Kennedy Airport, sits what has quietly become the most successful racetrack casino in the world.

A Tallmadge auxiliary police officer keeps watch on a home Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Tallmadge, Ohio where Amber Joy Vinson stayed over the weekend before flying home to Dallas. At least seven people in northeast Ohio are under voluntary quarantine and being monitored because they had contact with Vinson, a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola shortly after visiting the area last weekend, health officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio panel approves funding for Ebola protection

Associated Press

A legislative panel in Ohio has approved a funding request to help pay for more protective gear for health care workers if the state has a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola.

Bayfront Park podría ser el lugar para la gran fiesta de Año Nuevo

- Associated Press

El astro de la música pop Pitbull, representantes de Fox TV y un puñado de políticos y empresarios, con vínculos en el mundo de la política, están negociando – de una manera no demasiado discreta– un acuerdo para celebrar un festejo de fin de año subsidiado con fondos públicos y televisado para todo el país desde el Bayfront Park en el downtown de Miami.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo,  protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening  in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about  the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera

- Associated Press

A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

Singer Bob Seger poses for a portrait in a Capitol Records studio on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Bob Seger launching tour, album

- Associated Press

At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine.

Timeline for 2nd Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola

- Associated Press

The second Dallas nurse to contract Ebola, Amber Vinson, flew on a commercial airline to Ohio shortly before she was diagnosed with the virus in Texas. That's prompted the state to step up precautions as officials search for people who may have come into contact with her.

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

- Associated Press

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.

La mastectomía bilateral no garantiza la supervivencia

- Associated Press

Cuando a Sandra Pérez, madre de dos hijos y residente de Pembroke Pines se le diagnosticó cáncer en el seno izquierdo, fue inflexible sobre seguir la forma menos invasiva de tratamiento.

Christine Wade, a registered nurse at the University of Texas Medical Branch, greets Carnival Magic passengers disembarking in Galveston, Texas on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Nurses met passengers with Ebola virus fact sheets and to answer any questions.  A Dallas health care worker was in voluntary isolation in her cabin aboard the cruise ship because of her potential contact with the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Jennifer Reynolds)

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

- Associated Press

Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.

In this photograph taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, William Gluckman, president of FastER Urgent Care, poses for The Associated Press in his facility in Morris Plains, N.J. Word that a second Dallas nurse caught the ebola disease from a patient has put the spotlight on weak spots in the U.S. health care system. But it's not just hospital emergency rooms that are on the front lines, thousands of round-the-clock clinics across the country are also possible first points of contact _ though they are not equipped to treat such a serious illness nor do they have isolation units. The clinics are scrambling to prepare their staff while also trying to get the message out that anyone who suspects they may have the virus should go to the hospital _ not an urgent care facility. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

- Associated Press

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center.

In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo, Prasanna Kolar, right, controls a quad copter through an app on his smart phone in San Antonio, Texas .  Kolar and other students at University of Texas at San Antonio Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are studying how to control a drone with brain waves collected by the electroencephalogram system (cap) worn by Mauricio Merino, a masters student in Electrical Engineering.  (AP Photo/The San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen)  RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES

Research looks to run drones by mind

- Associated Press

With sensors covering his head, University of Texas at San Antonio graduate student Mauricio Merino concentrated hard. A camouflage-colored drone hovered with a soft hum in the middle of a campus research lab.

In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, Beatles and Beans Coffee Emporium located at 916 N. Water St. in Bay City features specialty espresso drinks and a large Beatles memorabilia collection in Bay City, Mich. (AP Photo/The Bay City Times, Yfat Yossifor) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

Bay City coffee shop doubles as Beatles shrine

- Associated Press

For Brad Wilderman, it's not just coffee and specialty drinks he and his wife, Peggy, sell from their shop in downtown Bay City. Their business stands as a virtual time machine, offering patrons transportation to the mid-1960s, when four lads from Liverpool were in the midst of changing the course of history.

Ohio agency to get $300,000 for Ebola protection

- Associated Press

The Ohio Department of Health won approval Monday to buy thousands of additional protective outfits to prepare for the possibility of the state's first Ebola case.

Businesses get social to connect with customers

- Associated Press

Being a small business owner is no easy feat, and in a town with a population the size of Blytheville's it can be even more challenging to sustain a business and see steady growth.

AP-MI--Michigan News Digest midnight, MI

Associated Press

Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk.