A second case at home: As the U.S. scrambles with the second Ebola case at home, concerns are growing about whether the nation’s hospitals are equipped to prevent an outbreak. But federal officials said early detection highlights the high state of alert medical facilities are under since a Liberian man died of Ebola at a Texas hospital last week. The second case is a nurse who was taking care of him. The World Health Organization estimates 8,300 people have contracted Ebola during this year’s outbreak in West Africa. Of those, more than 4,000 have died.
On the gates of Baghdad: ISIS fighters stand on the verge of victory on two fronts as poorly equipped local forces do their best to resist. The Islamist extremists appeared poised to take a key Syrian town along the Turkish border and an entire province on Baghdad’s doorstep. Leaders in Iraq’s Anbar province pleaded for U.S. ground troops to halt the group’s rapid, relentless assault.
3. TROOPER SHOOTING
Chilling notes: Eric Matthew Frein allegedly left handwritten notes in the Pennsylvania woods describing his ambush of two state troopers, authorities said. “Friday September 12, got a shot around 11 p.m. and took it. He dropped … I took a follow up shot on his head, neck area. He was still and quiet after that,” the note reads, according to state police.
Frein is suspected in last month’s ambush that left one dead and one injured outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove. He’s still on the run.
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