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Mott Hall High School student Brian Binion, right, and fellow students read flyers about Ebola risk, near the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, in New York,  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone to his family and assisting disease detectives who are accounting for his every movement since arriving in New York from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

Friday, October 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The New Jersey Department of Health says a woman who … 0

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Friday, October 24, 2014

ROSWELL, N.M. — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace’s supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which … 0

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

Friday, October 24, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Officials … 0

US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

Friday, October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department’s effort … 0

2 dead in school attack

Friday, October 24, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials … 0

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

Friday, October 24, 2014

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Fifty-five-year-old John Cherok II lives and owns a bookstore in Burgettstown. When he … 0

For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

Friday, October 24, 2014

PARIS — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as … 0

The abuse next door

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NEW YORK — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims … 0

Border deaths drop to 15-year low

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their … 0

Dad: White House jumper has “mental health” issues

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. Dominic Adesanya, of Bel … 0

Paintings in national parks spark art vs. vandalism debate

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor online. National Park Service agents have found the images at five parks in California, Utah and … 0

Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says Iraq’s new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, says Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi spoke with Defense Secretary Chuck … 0

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they’re incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More Americans have married Kim Kardashian — … 0