15 October 2014
President Obama once said the risk of an outbreak in the US was small, but mistakes at one Texas hospital have raised questions about how well the US will contain the virus.
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.
Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.
One person was shot dead and four students wounded in a school by a student who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.
The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
21 October 2014
Louisiana is one of the key Senate races in November's mid-term elections. The BBC's Katty Kay went to see why southern Democrats are distancing themselves from President Obama.
Grand jury decision exonerating police could reignite unrest
Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans
Pastors fighting transgender toilet access in Texas
Remembering the swashbuckling Watergate editor Ben Bradlee
Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?
Preview this fascinating film that explores the experience of marriage
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