Atlanta (CNN) - It's a lapse that has Americans concerned and health officials asking how it could happen.
A man who had Ebola but didn't know it walked into a Dallas emergency room September 26. Although his symptoms could have indicated Ebola among other things, no one at the hospital asked him if he had recently traveled, a source close to the case told CNN.
The man, who had just flown from Liberia to the States didn't offer the information either, the source said, and the man left the hospital. A spokesman for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says it's investigating whether he was questioned.
Regardless, two days passed between the time the man left and then returned to the facility September 28 where it was determined he likely had Ebola and was isolated. He tested positive Tuesday, health officials said.
The CDC advises that all medical facilities should ask for patients with symptoms consistent with Ebola for their travel history. It's possible others were infected because of the lapse.
(CNN) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is coming under intense criticism Tuesday for the way he handled the case of running back Ray Rice, who was seen in a newly released video punching his then-fiancée in an elevator so hard she drops to the ground.
In the video, published Monday by TMZ, Janay Rice, now his wife, lies face down on an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino elevator floor before Rice is seen picking up her body like a rag doll and dragging her out and dropping her.
Ray Rice's career appears all but over - after the video surfaced, he was released by the Baltimore Ravens and was suspended indefinitely by the NFL.
Before the TMZ video's release, Goodell had suspended Rice without pay from two games. That move was in reaction to an initial video that showed the football player dragging a limp Janay Rice from the elevator. Ray Rice was then also fined for "conduct detrimental to the NFL," according to a league statement. The total amount the multimillion-dollar player was set to lose reportedly was $529,411.
Rice's wife apparently posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram calling the situation a "nightmare."
"To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific (sic)," she wrote.
The Instagram post, reported by various media, appeared to be authentic.
The new video has outraged many. Questions must be answered, Goodell's critics say, and some are even wondering if the NFL commissioner is fit for his job.
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Gaza (CNN) - Hamas and Israel blamed one another Tuesday for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead, raising questions about just what it will take to end the fighting in Gaza.
International efforts to broker a deal to end the violence failed again, with Hamas rejecting a cease-fire proposal put forward by the Palestinian Authority that called for a 24-hour truce that could be extended to 72 hours. Hamas maintains that any deal must include an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said any truce must allow for its protection against tunnels used by Palestinian militants in Gaza to make their way into Israel.
"Hamas is responsible for all deaths on their side and on our side because they are the ones who kept this conflict going," Mark Regev, a spokesman for Netanyahu, told CNN.
(CNN) - After Tuesday's shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months.
That's the time period since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot to death.
Without a doubt, that number is startling.
So on Wednesday, CNN took a closer look at the list, delving into the circumstances of each incident Everytown included.
Everytown says on its web site that it gleans its information from media reports and that its list includes school shootings involving a firearm discharged inside or on school grounds, including assaults, homicides, suicides and accidental shootings.
CNN determined that 15 of the incidents Everytown included were situations similar to the violence in Oregon - a minor or adult actively shooting inside or near a school. That works out to about one shooting every five weeks.