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Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near their home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely. Kaci Hickox, who returned to the U.S. last week after treating Ebola patients in … 0

Army blows up houses, Egyptians evacuate near Gaza

Thursday, October 30, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt — With dynamite and bulldozers, Egypt’s army demolished dozens of homes along its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after the military ordered residents out to make way for a planned buffer zone meant to stop militants and smugglers. The plan to clear 10,000 residents from some 800 houses over … 0

Fearing Ebola? Docs say get a flu shot

Thursday, October 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That message still hasn’t reached many Americans, judging from stories ER doctors and nurses swapped this week at a Chicago medical conference. Misinformed patients with Ebola-like symptoms can take … 0

Official allowed others to believe he had Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — A key figure in a struggling Army intelligence program has for years allowed himself to be portrayed as a Ph.D. in engineering, even though he does not hold a doctoral degree, according to records and interviews. … 0

Mexico investigators comb gully for 43 missing students

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

COCULA, Mexico — Forensic experts combed a gully in southern Mexico on Tuesday for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the detained for the lack of answers more … 0

Autopsy: Black man in anime costume shot in back by police

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — A black man who was shot by Utah police while armed with a samurai-style sword as part of a Japanese anime costume died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body, according to an autopsy released Tuesday. The state autopsy … 0

Court filing: FBI impersonated geek squad to hack computers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting, according to defense lawyers challenging the practice. The FBI employed the ruse against … 0

Thousands in Hungary march against Internet tax

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015. The rally, the second in three days objecting to the scheme, was also a sign … 0

Mind the gap

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NEW DELHI — Indian women still face some of the world’s worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday. The annual … 0

Islamic State hostage ‘reports’ for captors

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BEIRUT — A captive British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent in the extremists’ latest propaganda video. In the video, made public on Monday, John Cantlie … 0

Molten river

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PAHOA, Hawaii — After weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava crept within yards of a home in a Big Island community on Tuesday. The lava crackled and smoked as it advanced toward the two-story … 0

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic … 0

US official urges allies to combat IS ideology

Monday, October 27, 2014

KUWAIT CITY — The United States is pressing Arab nations and other allies to do more to counter the Islamic State group’s slick propaganda campaign, with a top American envoy on Monday describing efforts to combat the extremist … 0