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U.S. global weather forecast model is still trailing Europe’s, statistics show

WASHINGTON — Two years after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. global weather forecast model has gained no ground on the European model, which proved superior in its long-range prediction for the epic storm. While the United States has committed to upgrading its modeling, it has not kept pace with counterparts in Europe and is not positioned to be the world leader in global weather prediction.

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Critics decry Ferguson grand jury leaks

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has told Justice Department lawyers that he is “exasperated” with leaks emerging from the grand jury involved in investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to a Justice official.

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

A New York physician who recently returned from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa tested positive Thursday for the deadly virus after falling ill, days after his arriving back in the United States.

Another man jumps White House fence

WASHINGTON — A man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was taken into custody after being bitten by a guard dog, officials said, just weeks after another fence jumper made it deep into the executive mansion amid a series of security failures.