• Stumped doctor ordered cyanide test on dying woman

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.

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  • U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, strongly criticized her…

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  • Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

    By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before…

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  • Neighbors in custody following murder of Indiana boy, 13: police

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 13-year-old Gary, Indiana boy was shot multiple times and killed, and a man and woman from his neighborhood are in custody, police said on Saturday. Kobe Jones died of gun shot wounds in Gary on Friday evening, according to the Lake County Coroner's office.…

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  • Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer.

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  • Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings

    A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life. Terrified classmates dived for cover as the gunman, identified by media reports and fellow students as Jaylen…

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  • Divided Ukraine votes for pro-Western future

    Ukrainians voted Sunday for a new parliament in elections meant to complete a historic shift from Russia's sphere of influence, but which will sharpen the war-torn country's internal divisions. The snap election, eight months after a street revolt overthrew Moscow-backed president Viktor…

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  • Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

    Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news…

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  • Therapists missed Newtown gunman's rage as a teenager: report

    By Richard Weizel HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month. The report…

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  • Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

    LONDON (AP) — Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

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    2 Arrested in Killing of 9-Year-Old Anaheim Girl Who Was Shot While Playing in Front Yard

    Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot earlier this week while playing in front of her apartment complex in Anaheim, police announced Saturday. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

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  • Republicans poised to snatch US Senate in mid-terms

    Republicans appear increasingly likely to win back the US Senate in November 4 mid-term elections, a move that would heap misery on President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. The more conservative of the main American parties already controls the House of Representatives, and no one…

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  • Montana bride who shoved husband off cliff appeals murder conviction

    By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Montana bride who admitted pushing her new husband off a cliff at Glacier National Park is appealing her murder conviction on grounds prosecutors distorted facts, acted vindictively toward her and engaged in misconduct, such as publicly labeling her a sociopath.…

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  • Michigan mess: Wolverines mauled again by Spartans

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Brady Hoke was the last person to enter Michigan's locker room, a couple of state troopers trailing behind him waited outside.

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    Texas Teen Dies Days After Special Early High School Graduation

    Back in January, 17-year-old high school senior Lynzee Ford of Kilgore, Texas, was diagnosed with a nontreatable form of leukemia. Her friends rallied around her, even fixing her mother's home to be wheelchair-friendly. Then, after months of battling the disease with multiple rounds of…

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  • Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in…

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  • Two cops dead in California shooting spree

    Los Angeles (AFP) - Two police officers were killed and two people wounded in California when a man went on a shooting spree, officials said, having finally caught up with the suspect after he went on the run.

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