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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Governor nominee Kathy Hochul participate in a "Women for Cuomo" campaign event in New York, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing Cuomo in his bid for a second term.  Cuomo faces Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in the Nov. 4 general election. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Cuomo's office tightly controls public records

- Associated Press

Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office instead tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.

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File - In the Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, Garteh Korkoryah, center, mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, is comforted during a memorial service for her son. It may not matter much that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas apologized for initially misdiagnosing Duncan, who was sent home from the emergency room but later returned sicker and farther along on a painful decline to death from Ebola. Insulated by Texas tort reform that gives an extra layer of protection to emergency room doctors and nurses, not only is the very feasibility of winning a lawsuit complicated, but the potential payout is severely capped. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

- Associated Press

In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.

Gary blight that hid victims also lures filmmakers

Associated Press

The city of Gary's blighted neighborhoods that have come under scrutiny following the discovery of six slain women in abandoned homes aren't just breeding grounds for crime.

After son's suicide, mom creates website

- Associated Press

Near the end, when Alex Barker Permutt did not have the mental fortitude to get out of bed, he would open his laptop, log on to what was then the fledgling social network site Facebook, and scroll through his news feed.

FILE - Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, tells a news conference outside Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles, in this June 5, 1968 file photo that Kennedy emerged from three hours of surgery in "extremely critical condition." All but one fragment of a bullet in Kennedy's head was removed by a team of surgeons. The press secretary who announced the death of Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Mankiewicz, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. He was 90. (AP Photo/FILE)

Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

- Associated Press

Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

- Associated Press

A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

Aaron Yah, center, makes comments to reporters as he stands with Saymandy Lloyd, left, and Youngor Jallah during a protest outside of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Dallas. Jallah, daughter of Louise Troh who was Thomas Eric Duncan's fiance listens as Yah comments on the care Duncan received from the hospital before passing away from complications of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US

- Associated Press

The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.

Many worry when athletes should return to sports

- Associated Press

It's 6:35 on a cool October morning, still nearly an hour before sunrise, when Mychal Shaw emerges from his bedroom, pulls a Lee's Summit North shirt over his head and joins his family in the kitchen for a morning prayer. At his mother's request, he locks hands with his father and younger brother.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

- Associated Press

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

Judge ready to bar developers from using Rocky Top

- Associated Press

An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise and in commerce, at least temporarily.