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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

Estonia: Russian military plane violated air space

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TALLINN, Estonia — Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia’s ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mari-Liis Valter said Estonia considers the violation serious. She said the Baltic country “demands an explanation” as to why a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft crossed into its … 0

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes … 0

Expert: Autopsy doesn’t show if Brown went for gun

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury … 0

Jury convicts Blackwater guards in Iraq killing, but appeals expected

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — A federal jury Wednesday convicted four former Blackwater security guards who had been charged with killing 14 Iraqis in Baghdad seven years ago in a shooting that became a symbol of U.S. treatment of Iraqi civilians. After nearly 30 days of deliberation, the jury in found … 0

Israelis question care of Hamas leader’s daughter

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country … 0

FBI study: Mass shootings in US have tripled

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

By RICHARD A. SERRANO TNS Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The number of sudden mass shootings in the United States has nearly tripled in recent years, the FBI says, prompting the bureau to expand its work with state and … 0

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BEIRUT — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. The cache … 0

American released from N. Korea

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans … 0

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DENVER — The FBI said Tuesday that it’s investigating the possibility that three teenage girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany. Spokeswoman Suzie … 0

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GENEVA — With Ebola raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization is pressing the search for a vaccine and hopes to test two experimental versions as early as January on 20,000 front-line health care workers and others … 0