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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

Lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States. Reps. Carolyn … 0

Ebola in New York

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NEW YORK — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He’s the … 0

Collapse of Iran talks poses danger, US official warns

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — A failure of the gridlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran will lead to a dangerous escalation by both Tehran and the West, America’s lead negotiator warned Thursday. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman said that if the talks end at their Nov. 24 deadline without a deal, “escalation … 0

Feds to gather ‘nuisance’ mustangs in Nevada

Thursday, October 23, 2014

RENO, Nev. — Federal wranglers plan an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada-Utah line, where ranchers and rural residents say protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating domesticated mares. The Bureau of Land Management intends to … 0

Police shoot hatchet-wielding suspect

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NEW YORK — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens. At a … 0

EU reaches deal to cut emissions

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BRUSSELS — European Leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example … 0

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by … 0

Social Security benefits get tiny increase

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will also boost government … 0

UNC scandal ran deeper than thought

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” … 0

Pet rents become apartment fad

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Man’s best friend is taking a bite out of renters’ wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is … 0