Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:03:59 -0400
U.S. envoy travels to Ebola-stricken West Africa
By Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. Power, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, left Washington on Saturday. ...
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:56:49 -0400
U.S. diplomat travels to West Africa as Ebola quarantine moves take hold
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations embarked on a trip to West Africa, new rules in three U.S. states mandating quarantine for health workers returning from the Ebola-stricken region drew criticism, even as some U.S. lawmakers called for a travel ban on the three worst-hit countries. Samantha Power, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, left Washington on Saturday bound for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. ...
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:05:33 -0400
Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking
(Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. A fourth victim, a motorist who was shot in the head, remained hospitalized Saturday, officials said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City, was booked into Sacramento County Jail early Saturday and faces two counts of murder, two counts attempted murder and carjacking charges, a sheriff's spokesman said. ...
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:11:40 -0400
Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:05:24 -0400
U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment
The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear." Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal ...
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:44:49 -0400
US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states
WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:41:44 -0400
Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:14:36 -0400
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.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:10:20 -0400
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