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Sweden called off early Friday the hunt for a suspected submarine that sparked one of the largest mobilisation of the Nordic country's naval forces since the end of the Cold War. "At 8:00 am (0600 GMT) Friday morning, the main part of the maritime intelligence operation which had been underway in the Stockholm archipelago since the previous Friday was concluded," the armed forces said in a statement. The defence forces will hold a briefing later Friday to describe its conclusion from the week-long search in waters near the Swedish capital in what media speculated was a hunt for a Russian submarine. Reports last week of a "man-made object" in the water set off a search operation involving battleships, minesweepers, helicopters and more than 200 troops scouring an area about 30 to 60 kilometres (20 to 40 miles) from Stockholm.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.