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Texas hospital apologizes for incorrectly diagnosing Ebola patient in September

Texas hospital apologizes for incorrectly diagnosing Ebola patient in September

The chief executive in charge of the Texas Presbyterian Hospital, where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan's symptoms were incorrectly diagnosed, issued a public apology.

A full-page ad appeared in the Sunday editions of the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspapers. In the letter, c-e-o Barclay Berdan said Texas Presbyterian "made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge."

Ebola: Scare at Pentagon; quarantine on a boat; Obama names czar

Ebola: Scare at Pentagon; quarantine on a boat; Obama names czar »Play Video

The ebola scare at the Pentagon on Friday came after a woman who'd been on a bus vomited then said she'd been in West Africa.

Meanwhile in the Caribbean, a Dallas health worker was still quarantined in her room aboard a Carnival cruise ship after admitting she handled an ebola specimen before setting sail.

 

The first 3-D printed rocket powered plane

The first 3-D printed rocket powered plane »Play Video
A web site's readers want to see just how high they can fly a model airplane. So they've built one using a 3-D printer and crowdfunding, and they're planning to launch it, with a toy pilot, from the New Mexico. CNN's Jim Boulden got a look at the plane.

Artist uses National Mall as his personal canvas

Artist uses National Mall as his personal canvas »Play Video
if you visit the National Mall in Washington this month, you may notice a very special piece of art on display, but the size and location of this unique canvas may surprise you. Polo Sandoval has the story.

12-year-old designing smart watch

12-year-old designing smart watch »Play Video
Kids these days have a lot on their plates. But one 12-year-old isn't just doing homework. He's busy inventing new technology. And his invention has some big-wigs in the tech industry interested. Brian Shrader has the story.

$250k smartphone has diamond encrusted case

$250k smartphone has diamond encrusted case »Play Video
Imagine a smartphone encased in white gold and encrusted with diamonds. That daydream could be reality if you have a cool 250-thousand dollars to drop on what's dubbed the world's most expensive mobile phone. CNN's Nina dos Santos has the story.

Should U.S. send troops to fight ISIS?

Should U.S. send troops to fight ISIS? »Play Video
NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll found 41 percent support combat troops and airstrikes, compared to 35 percent in favor of only air strikes. That's the reverse of public sentiment just last month.

The fight against ISIS now has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve.

And the U.S. public has a new attitude of the U.S. role: a new poll found 41 percent favor putting U.S. boots on the ground against ISIS.

The public's turnaround comes with the war on ISIS not going well.
    
The poll found 55 percent disapprove of how President Obama is handling ISIS.

Join us for a Town Hall on the ISIS terror threat live at 5 p.m. Thursday. Topics include the threat to the US and military response | WATCH LIVE @ 5 THURSDAY

Why did new house make family sick? Meth residue

Why did new house make family sick? Meth residue »Play Video
The Nugents moved out in March and are now working with a certified company that specializes in meth lab testing and cleanup.

Jennifer Nugent and her husband spent thousands of dollars remodeling a home before moving in with their three children last year.

A few months later, they were constantly sick - coughing, diarrhea and vomiting - and they couldn't figure out why.

"It just got to a point where we couldn't stay well," Jennifer said.

Nugent's concern turned to panic when her new neighbors shared some disturbing news: the home's former owner was a meth user.

Exchange students: 'None of the countries they come from have any reported Ebola cases'

Exchange students: 'None of the countries they come from have any reported Ebola cases' »Play Video
Grant High School in NE Portland.

Fifteen exchange visiting the U.S. from the Republic of Congo, Niger and the Ivory Coast are visiting Grant High School on Thursday.

So far there's been no reported cases of Ebola in those countries, but the BBC reports more than 2,000 people have died from Ebola in Liberia, a country which shares a direct border with the Ivory Coast.

Sochi Olympics site now a ghost town

Sochi Olympics site now a ghost town »Play Video
Although Russia held its first Formula-One Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday, the city that hosted the Winter Olympics earlier this year is struggling. Many businesses that sprang up before the games have failed, as CNN's Amanda Davies reports.

1978 class ring found and returned

1978 class ring found and returned »Play Video
A woman has been reunited with a special ring after losing it during an outing in a New Jersey park. And it's all thanks to a man's unusual hobby. John Klekamp has the details.

Creepy clowns showing up in California town

Creepy clowns showing up in California town
A photo from the Wasco Clown facebook page. Used with permission Oct. 12, 2014.

Bakersfield police were called to another report of a clown sighting Saturday night, but patrol officers found nothing. The clown sightings are drawing attention of national and even international news media.

Guess whose braids just sold for $37,000?

Guess whose braids just sold for $37,000? »Play Video
A pair of pigtails has been sold for several thousand dollars. If that seems like a lot of money for hair, just wait till you hear who they belonged to. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the hair-raising prices of hair from famous heads.