Maine health officials ask court to enforce nurse's quarantine
Judge issues temporary order to limit movements of Kaci Hickox; ruling expected later.
10/31/2014 - 10:24 PM
Burkina Faso president resigns, calls for 90-day transition
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation in a statement on Friday and called for a 90-day transition to "free and transparent" elections in the West African country, local radio and television said. "I declare a vacancy of power with a view to allowing a transition that should finish with free and transparent elections in a maximum period of 90 days," said the statement, read on local radio and television by presenters. ...
10/31/2014 - 09:54 PM
Pa. trooper ambush suspect jeered at court appearance
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.
10/31/2014 - 10:32 PM
Apologies demanded for senator's comments on race
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.
10/31/2014 - 11:28 AM
UN: Worldwide recruiting for jihadists is working
New report says foreign fighters joining terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," 15K in Syria, Iraq alone.
10/31/2014 - 09:02 PM
Sniper Eric Frein in court: Found at Poconos airplane hangar
After a fretful 48-day manhunt in northeast Pennsylvania, police late Thursday nabbed 31-year-old Eric Frein, suspected of killing a state trooper and injuring another in a brazen sniper ambush attack on Sept. 12. He was found at an abandoned Poconos airplane hangar, where he had apparently holed up.
10/31/2014 - 08:59 PM
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.
10/31/2014 - 03:34 PM
Following violent protests, president of Burkina Faso steps down
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.
10/31/2014 - 10:35 PM
Pennsylvania sniper held without bail in trooper shooting
By Joe McDonald MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and held with the handcuffs of a Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of slaying, was held without bail on Friday after facing murder charges in court. A massive police presence surrounded the 31-year-old survivalist, who prosecutors say will face the death penalty, as he was escorted in and out of the Pike County Courthouse for a preliminary arraignment on a first-degree murder charge and one count of homicide of a police officer, among other charges. ...
10/31/2014 - 10:13 PM
Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail
By Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...
10/31/2014 - 12:27 PM
U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress appears ready for a broader discussion on the operations than it was prepared to hold during the run-up to the election. ...
10/31/2014 - 01:14 PM
Is Gov. Chris Christie's brash style presidential or bullying?
The "sit down and shut up" approach plays well in New Jersey, but it could be seen as phony bluster in some states.
10/30/2014 - 09:32 PM
Penn. trooper ambush suspect captured
Survivalist Eric Frein surrenders to U.S. marshals, ending a lengthy manhunt.
10/31/2014 - 02:53 PM
Group: State Department too top-heavy with Obama picks
At a time when "The world is a mess," President Barack Obama has packed too many political appointees into top jobs at the State Department, and should replace retiring Deputy Secretary of State William Burns with a career diplomat, a foreign service group warns.
10/31/2014 - 02:46 AM
Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.
10/31/2014 - 11:48 AM
Israel-Sweden tension builds even more
Israel responds to Sweden's recognition of a Palestinian state.
10/31/2014 - 03:40 AM
Halloween called off in Pennsylvania town
The police manhunt for Eric Frein costs kids the fun of trick-or-treating.
10/31/2014 - 09:53 AM
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NATO says watching increased Russian miiltary moves in Europe airspace
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the transatlantic alliance remained vigilant after an increase in Russian military manoeuvres in European airspace. "NATO is strong, it remains vigilant," he said during a visit to Athens. Russian strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft have been intercepted on Tuesday and Wednesday in what NATO said earlier was "unusual" activity. "This strength is our answer" to what NATO has termed large-scale Russian military manoeuvres over the Atlantic, Baltic, North and Black seas earlier this week, when they skirted NATO airspace.
10/30/2014 - 10:08 PM
Tuesday's elections will be landmark for conservation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.
10/31/2014 - 04:59 AM
N. Korea imposes Ebola quarantine
Foreigners will be isolated for 21 days over fears of the spread of the virus.
10/30/2014 - 09:48 PM
Longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dies at 71
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, died on Thursday at age 71 from cancer, his family said in a statement. Menino, a Democrat, ran New England's largest city for two decades before he stepped down in early 2014 at the end of his fifth term, saying he could no longer keep up the intense schedule. Months after ending his final term, Menino disclosed he had been diagnosed with cancer. Last week, he said he would halt cancer treatments to spend more time with his family. ...
10/31/2014 - 04:20 AM
NC courthouse shooting: One suspect in jail, one pursued
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.
10/30/2014 - 10:34 PM
Hawaii's Big Island watches lava slowly reshape community
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.
10/31/2014 - 09:30 AM
World must do more to fight Ebola: UN envoy Power
Returning from W. Africa, ambassador to UN says world must confront "greatest public health crisis ever."
10/30/2014 - 09:48 PM
On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola
Somehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.
10/30/2014 - 04:34 PM
150 found in Iraq mass grave
Militants from Islamic State said to have rounded up Sunni men from villages and executed them Wednesday.
10/30/2014 - 09:01 PM
Nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.
10/31/2014 - 09:56 AM
'I'm proud to be gay,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday made a surprising announcement in an opinion piece on Bloomberg Businessweek, which is very much in line with his many public notes in the recent past about diversity at the workplace. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Cook said in the essay. FROM EARLIER: Tim Cook offers a heartfelt tribute to Steve Jobs on the 3rd anniversary of his passing The executive admitted that he never hid his sexual orientation while working at Apple, even though he had not publicly declared it until now. “For
10/30/2014 - 07:40 PM
Apple's chief exec Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward. The 53-year-old Alabama native and self-described "son of the South", who has spoken out against discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, declared his sexual orientation in a magazine editorial, confirming a fact widely known in the close-knit Silicon Valley tech community but rarely discussed. Cook's announcement comes as gay marriage is becoming widespread, but the nation remains divided over gay rights.
10/31/2014 - 04:10 AM
Giants win 3rd Series title in 5 years
Madison Bumgarner comes out of the bullpen to shut down the Royals in a classic Game 7.
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Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town.
10/30/2014 - 01:15 PM
China fears Hong Kong protests now national security issue
Month-old pro-democracy demonstrations a threat to China's rule; time for neutrality is over, political operative says.
10/30/2014 - 07:39 PM
Russia's $25 billion plan for North Korea
Russia is eyeing a 'mammoth' and lucrative project for the hermit state.
10/30/2014 - 07:03 PM
Report: Red Cross was totally unprepared for Sandy relief
Two years after Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says "as many as 40 percent" of the relief organization's emergency vehicles were used as backdrops for press conferences during the group's response to the storm, a new report by ProPublica and NPR finds.
10/29/2014 - 11:57 PM
Obama on Ebola fight: We can’t seal ourselves off
The president says it is essential that the U.S. and other countries work to stop the outbreak at its source.
10/30/2014 - 08:50 AM
Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.
10/30/2014 - 10:34 AM
Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied
By Ian Simpson and Irene Klotz WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later. ...
10/30/2014 - 05:16 AM
Elton John's bold words about Pope Francis
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church at his annual AIDS benefit.
10/30/2014 - 12:59 AM
FBI under fire for 'completely unacceptable' act
The FBI has come under fire from media organizations following disclosures that it created a fake news website to track down a suspect in a bomb threat case. Documents revealed the FBI created a fake Associated Press news article that appeared to be in the Seattle Times, to trick the suspect to install malware that would reveal his location. The incident dates back to 2007, but the documents surfaced this week after a security research for the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted a link to the case file on Monday. "The FBI impersonating the press is just as irresponsible as the CIA running fake immunization programs.
10/30/2014 - 01:07 AM
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