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.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:34:18 -0400
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. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:27:51 -0400
U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesdays 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. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:14:19 -0400
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. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:45:50 -0400
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.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:46:15 -0400
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.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:48:41 -0400
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