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  • Judge imposes conditions on Maine nurse, rejects stricter measures: lawyer

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Maine judge imposed certain conditions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but rejected a bid from state officials for more restrictive measures, her lawyer told Reuters. Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of Maine District Court, on Thursday had…

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  • Purdue University shooter found dead in Indiana prison

    (Reuters) - A former Purdue University student who admitted killing a fellow student on campus in January has been found dead in prison of an apparent suicide, a state prison official said on Wednesday. Cody Cousins, 24, was found unresponsive Tuesday night in his cell at the prison in Michigan…

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  • Private jet plane crashes near military base in California

    (Reuters) - A small jet plane owned by a private company crashed on its approach to landing at a military base in Southern California on Wednesday, killing the pilot, a fire official said. The Hawker Hunter aircraft went down in a strawberry field near Naval Base Ventura County in the area of Point…

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  • Pennsylvania manhunt ends with capture of police ambush suspect

    By Joe McDonald TANNERSVILLE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in September was taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, police said on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, eluded capture…

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  • Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor

    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.…

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  • Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service's plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. general said Thursday. Air Force Lieutenant…

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  • U.S. envoy to U.N. defends Ebola guidelines; praises airlines

    By Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries and praised the airlines still flying there. Amid…

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  • Washington policeman injured in struggle with ax-wielding attacker

    (Reuters) - A Washington police officer was injured early Friday in a struggle with an ax-wielding attacker who remains at large, police in the nation's capital said. The officer, who has not been identified, was hurt during the confrontation but not directly by the ax, which police recovered at…

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  • Accused Pennsylvania sniper appears in court after $10 million manhunt

    By Joe McDonald MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and detained with the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after facing murder charges in court. The 31-year-old survivalist, who…

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  • Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief…

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  • Arizona school board votes to remove pages from biology textbook

    By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - An Arizona school board has voted to remove information about contraception methods from a biology textbook after a conservative majority decided it fell afoul of a state law that says materials should give a preference to childbirth or adoption over abortion. The…

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  • Judge enforces Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

    By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A judge on Friday ordered an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for the disease to obey a state-imposed quarantine after she defied Maine officials and went for a bike ride. The temporary order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of…

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  • Motorbike stuntman who taunted police on viral video arrested

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A motorcycle stuntman who filmed himself taunting a police officer while other bikers performed tricks on a freeway in California has been arrested, police said on Thursday. Police said Guruardas Singh Khalsa filmed himself and some 50 other riders popping wheelies and…

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  • 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…

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  • Accused Colorado cinema gunman's lawyers want second sanity exam barred

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed. Public defenders filed "a motion to strike" or…

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  • U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California-based nurses union said Thursday it was organizing strikes and other protests against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The nurses have demanded better…

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  • Suspect identified in eight graffiti vandalism cases in National Parks

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal officials have publicly identified a woman suspected of graffiti vandalism in at least eight national parks across the West, including Yosemite and Death Valley in California, and credit social media for helping pinpoint the alleged culprit. Casey…

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  • San Francisco to raise minimum wage to $11.05 per hour

    (Reuters) - San Francisco will raise the city's minimum wage to $11.05 per hour from the start of next year, up from $10.74 currently, the mayor's office said on Thursday. Dozens of U.S cities are looking to adopt so-called living wage ordinances, with similar efforts having been made recently in…

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