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This booking photo released Friday, Oct. 31, 2104 by the Pike County Correctional Facility shows Eric Frein, 31, captured Thursday and charged with murder of Pennsylvania State trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass on Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Pike County Correctional Facility)

After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

Friday, October 31, 2014

MILFORD, Pa. — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. So on Friday, as state police paraded the gaunt and battered-looking former fugitive in front of a courthouse, residents were relieved to see him in the flesh. It was proof … 0

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

Friday, October 31, 2014

SEATTLE — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said 14-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died Friday afternoon. Zoe Galasso, 14, was killed during the shooting Oct. 24 by a popular freshman … 0

A look at latest Ebola developments

Friday, October 31, 2014

No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not … 0

Warning: High in sugar, cost

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NEW YORK — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won’t cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could. The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation’s biggest … 0

We aren’t ready

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of … 0

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, … 0

Pope maps personal (and progressive) policy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops … 0

Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BAGHDAD — Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country. The slayings, on a main street in the al-Bakir district … 0

Zambian president dies after long illness

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia — Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed “Mr. King Cobra” for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the … 0

Honor for hero who saved London from WWII flooding

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LONDON — Every day, boats full of tourists and commuters float by a pale patch on the wall that lines the River Thames near Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Few notice the concrete mark, or recognize it as evidence … 0

Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby … 0

Containment confrontation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said Wednesday she plans to end her voluntary quarantine, signaling a potential showdown with state police monitoring her home and state officials seeking to legally … 0

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87. Kinnell’s … 0