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MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia's president late Wednesday ordered the nation's schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened.

A group gathered in Miller Plaza on Wednesday evening to offer solidarity to Israelis facing Hamas missile attacks.

WASHINGTON — With the primary just days away, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s re-election campaign is doing something it has avoided doing for months: It is finally acknowledging the existence of Republican challenger Joe Carr.

WASHINGTON — The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.

Erlanger Health System has tapped a 27-year health care veteran to head Erlanger East and Erlanger North hospitals.

WASHINGTON — A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.

There was no shortage of enthusiasm throughout the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team’s first fall practice Wednesday afternoon.

By 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, hundreds of aspiring pop stars packed the sidewalk surrounding Nashville Municipal Auditorium as "American Idol" brought its auditions back to Music City.

McCallie School athletic director C.R. "Bubba" Simmons announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon so he can take over as principal at Gordon Lee High School.

The hearing health care field has evolved. “Between the multitude of hearing aid manufacturers and the ever-changing models of hearing aids…choosing a hearing aid is difficult, but choosing the right audiology practice can be easy,” said audiologist, Dr. Megan Johnson.

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Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed due to a contract dispute with its top actors.

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — Authorities say divers are trying to locate an occupant who might be inside a vehicle after it plunged into a pond in suburban Atlanta.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused in connection with trying to sneak it in.

Chattanooga-based Unum Group grew at a brisk pace in the second quarter, brushing aside the memory of previous years that saw rising profits but slipping revenues.

DONETSK, Ukraine — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.

MACON, Ga. — Bibb County sheriff's officials say a deputy accused of soliciting a teenage girl for sex has been arrested.

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