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  • Insurer Epic offers Ebola cover for U.S. health and emergency workers

    By Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurer Epic said on Thursday it had launched Ebola indemnity cover for U.S. healthcare and emergency workers. At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, mainly in West Africa. Three cases have been diagnosed inside the…

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  • Magnitude 5.1 earthquake quake hits Alaska near Fairbanks

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU (Reuters) - A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska near Fairbanks on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, and there were no initial reports of damage or injuries. The temblor's epicenter was located about 43 miles (70 km) west-northwest of Fairbanks, the…

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  • Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," the spokesman said, referring to the intruder. Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding…

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  • Prosecutors accept proposed trial delay for Colorado cinema gunman

    DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Colorado theater massacre case do not oppose a defense request to delay the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes until early next year, court papers showed on Thursday. A ruling by the judge on whether to postpone the trial is pending. Earlier this week,…

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  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

    By Richard Weizel WEST HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly…

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  • Insurer Epic launches Ebola cover for U.S. health, emergency workers

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurance firm Epic said on Thursday it had launched Ebola cover for U.S. healthcare and emergency workers. The cover also applies to other blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, Epic said in a statement. The insured person has to have contracted the…

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  • California community suffers as wells dry up in drought

    By Lucy Nicholson East Porterville Calif. (Reuters) - In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home. The trip has become a regular ritual for…

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  • Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court

    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Addressing…

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  • Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion pills to take effect

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - (This story corrects name of group in third paragraph to Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, not Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Services) An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect…

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  • Justice Dept. 'exasperated' by local probe of Missouri teen shooting

    (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials on Thursday criticized local authorities' investigation of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, saying the case had been handled in a "selective" and "inappropriate" manner. The department's criticism comes after the…

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  • Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000

    By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday. The incident…

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  • Ebola gives U.S. 'preppers' another reason to prepare for worst

    By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - With the closest known U.S. cases of Ebola diagnosed about 160 miles away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances. If, as the former correctional officer fears, the virus spreads to hundreds of people, Griffin is headed to the woods. "I'll do what the English…

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  • Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence, dogs cleared for duty

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds…

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  • Exclusive: California getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail

    By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state's isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation's shale oil boom. While tough…

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  • Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

    By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran…

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  • Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

    By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report,…

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  • California prisons to end racial lockdown policy

    (Reuters) - The California prison system has agreed to settle a long-running civil rights lawsuit by ending race-based lockdowns of inmates, court records show. The 21-page stipulated settlement, which has not been filed in court but was published online by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday,…

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  • Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits

    By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers…

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  • U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

    By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle.…

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