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photo of Dr. Craig Spencer, being treated in NY for Ebola

1. EBOLA

Now in the Big Apple: A Doctor who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said last night. Craig Spencer came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea on October 17. The 33-year-old developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue yesterday. He is in isolation and being treated at New York’s Bellevue Hospital. Spencer, who is hospitalized in intensive care, went for a jog, may have gone to a restaurant, traveled the city’s vast subway system and went bowling before feeling ill, but authorities stressed that the likelihood of him spreading the virus was low.

2. NEW YORK HATCHET ATTACK

NYC violence: A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet yesterday, hacking one officer on the right arm and hitting another on the head, according to New York’s police commissioner. The two other officers shot at and killed the attacker. Authorities are looking to see if the unprovoked attack in the Queens section of town is tied to recent calls by radicals to attack military and police officers, law enforcement officials say.

3. CANADA SHOOTING

More about the shooter: The Ottawa gunman had “connections” to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources have told CNN. However, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that there is “no evidence at this stage” that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was linked to a wider group, or network. He was born as Michael Joseph Hall in 1982. He had criminal records indicating infractions related to drugs and violence and other criminal activities.

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source: CNN.com

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