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  • Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

    By Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back…

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  • NYC subway breaks record with more than 6 million daily rides

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - More people rode the New York City subway than ever in September, with the number of trips exceeding a record-breaking 6 million on five separate days over the month, transit officials said on Wednesday. There were 6,106,694 trips on the subway on Sept. 23, the highest number…

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  • Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. The two suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman,…

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  • Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

    By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter, a…

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  • Maker of U.S. highway guardrails stops shipments over safety concerns

    (Reuters) - Railcar maker Trinity Industries Inc said on Friday that it would stop shipping a highway guardrail system, after the U.S. government demanded earlier in the week that the company conduct more crash tests of the product. The system was banned by Nevada in January, Massachusetts and…

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  • Washington school shooting suspect left unhappy tweets

    By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - A high school student believed to have shot to death a classmate and wounded four others on Friday at his campus north of Seattle was a popular homecoming prince but appeared on social media as a heart broken and sometimes angry adolescent. Police offered no motive…

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  • St. Louis officer shot teen in back of legs: family autopsy

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A white off-duty St. Louis police officer shot a black teenager six times in the back of the legs and once in the side of the head in what was likely a fatal wound, a doctor who performed a private autopsy for the teen's family said on Friday. The shooting of…

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

    By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. The…

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  • Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, to be complete by the time he leaves…

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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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  • Deputy killed, three others hurt in California shooting spree

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California sheriff's deputy was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Both suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman, both…

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  • Atlantic City Trump casino workers picket, target investor Icahn

    By Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Hundreds of unionized workers lashed out at Carl Icahn on Friday, picketing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino where the billionaire activist seeks to terminate health-care and pension plans. Members of UNITE HERE Local 54 picketed the Atlantic City casino a…

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  • NY doctor with Ebola a serious student with funny side, friends say

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The young doctor diagnosed with Ebola in New York City is a big-hearted man with a serious interest in international emergency medicine and a flair for languages, yet his friends call him "a goofball." Craig Spencer, originally from the Detroit area, has…

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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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  • No distress calls before Maryland airplane-helicopter collision

    By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small airplane and helicopter made no distress calls before they collided near a Maryland airport killing all three aboard the helicopter and injuring the two men on the plane, federal investigators said on Friday. Investigators from the National…

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  • New York City to check daily with people returning from West Africa

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's health department will actively monitor anyone who arrives in the city from one of the three West African countries affected by Ebola, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Friday. He said health officials would make daily checks on those people,…

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  • CDC guidelines 'insufficient' for New York population density: Cuomo

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal guidelines for screening and monitoring travelers from Ebola-affected countries are "insufficient" for the New York City region with its extreme population density, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday. As part of stepped up measures to prevent the disease from…

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  • Lockheed Martin challenges contract to Raytheon

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp on Wednesday said it had filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) challenging the Air Force's decision to pick Raytheon Co to develop a new long-range radar. "We believe that we offered the most…

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  • NYC police say hatchet attack by Islam convert was terrorism

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, one of them critically, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what law enforcement officials on Friday called a terrorist attack. The suspect, Zale…

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  • Virginia remains identified as those of missing college student

    By Ian Simpson (Reuters) - Human remains found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of missing university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on more charges against the suspect in her disappearance, authorities said. Graham, a University of Virginia sophomore, was last…

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