• Penn. trooper ambush suspect captured

    Survivalist Eric Frein surrenders to U.S. marshals, ending a lengthy manhunt.

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  • Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

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  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

    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. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...

  • 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 increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress appears ready for a broader discussion on the operations than it was prepared to hold during the run-up to the election. ...

  • Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt

    By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended with his arrest on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, had eluded capture by hundreds of law enforcement officers since the Sept. 12 ambush outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. ...

  • Is Gov. Chris Christie's brash style presidential or bullying?

    The "sit down and shut up" approach plays well in New Jersey, but it could be seen as phony bluster in some states.

  • Group: State Department too top-heavy with Obama picks

    At a time when "The world is a mess," President Barack Obama has packed too many political appointees into top jobs at the State Department, and should replace retiring Deputy Secretary of State William Burns with a career diplomat, a foreign service group warns.

  • Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.

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  • Israel-Sweden tension builds even more

    Israel responds to Sweden's recognition of a Palestinian state.

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  • Halloween called off in Pennsylvania town

    The police manhunt for Eric Frein costs kids the fun of trick-or-treating.

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  • Big change comes to 'The View'

    Big change comes to 'The View'

  • NATO says watching increased Russian miiltary moves in Europe airspace

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the transatlantic alliance remained vigilant after an increase in Russian military manoeuvres in European airspace. "NATO is strong, it remains vigilant," he said during a visit to Athens. Russian strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft have been intercepted on Tuesday and Wednesday in what NATO said earlier was "unusual" activity. "This strength is our answer" to what NATO has termed large-scale Russian military manoeuvres over the Atlantic, Baltic, North and Black seas earlier this week, when they skirted NATO airspace.

  • Tuesday's elections will be landmark for conservation

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.

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  • N. Korea imposes Ebola quarantine

    Foreigners will be isolated for 21 days over fears of the spread of the virus.

    Associated Press
  • Longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dies at 71

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, died on Thursday at age 71 from cancer, his family said in a statement. Menino, a Democrat, ran New England's largest city for two decades before he stepped down in early 2014 at the end of his fifth term, saying he could no longer keep up the intense schedule. Months after ending his final term, Menino disclosed he had been diagnosed with cancer. Last week, he said he would halt cancer treatments to spend more time with his family. ...

  • NC courthouse shooting: One suspect in jail, one pursued

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.

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  • Hawaii's Big Island watches lava slowly reshape community

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.

    Associated Press
  • World must do more to fight Ebola: UN envoy Power

    Returning from W. Africa, ambassador to UN says world must confront "greatest public health crisis ever."

    Associated Press
  • On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola

    Somehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.

  • 150 found in Iraq mass grave

    Militants from Islamic State said to have rounded up Sunni men from villages and executed them Wednesday.