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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…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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.…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • ISIS Pummeled by Air and Land in Iraq

    Ground offensives mounted by the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces—and bolstered by a bombardment of U.S. airstrikes—have pushed ISIS fighters from several key towns and villages in the north and south of Iraq, officials said.

    The Atlantic
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    Deputies shoot, kill man while serving warrant at Sonic restaurant

    Two Cumberland County deputies were involved in the shooting death of man while issuing an arrest warrant, the Sheriff's Office said.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • 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.…

    Reuters
  • Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?"

    Associated Press
  • From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the…

    Associated Press
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    Middle School Teacher in Mission Viejo Arrested for Lewd Acts With Student

    A 34-year-old teacher in Mission Viejo was arrested Friday after a monthslong investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student at La Paz Intermediate School. Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

    KTLA - Los Angeles
  • US to recognize gay marriage in another six states

    The US government announced Saturday it would recognize same sex marriages in six more states, following an earlier Supreme Court decision not to take up the debate. The announcement from Attorney General Eric Holder means gay and lesbian married couples in those states will have the same legal…

    AFP
  • Three Turkish soldiers shot dead in 'terrorist' attack

    Istanbul (AFP) - Masked gunmen on Saturday shot dead three Turkish soldiers in the restive Kurdish-majority southeast of the country, the army said, blaming separatist "terrorists" for an attack that threatens to undermine a fragile peace process.

    AFP
  • Russia turns back clocks to permanent Winter Time

    Russia on Sunday is set to turn back its clocks to winter time permanently in a move backed by President Vladimir Putin, reversing a three-year experiment with non-stop summer time that proved highly unpopular. Russia will also tinker with its time zones in order to revert to the full 11 zones from…

    AFP
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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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  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

    Associated Press
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    Father, Son Killed in Line of Duty, Exactly 26 Years Apart

    Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. was shot when he and his partner were investigating a suspect vehicle connected to the deadly shooting of a deputy in another county. His death comes exactly 26 years after his father, who was also a county sheriff`s deputy, died in the line of duty.

    Tribune