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U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment
25 Oct 2014 at 2:44pm
The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear." Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal ...
US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states
25 Oct 2014 at 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.
Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
25 Oct 2014 at 3:14pm
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) ? A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.
Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
25 Oct 2014 at 11:10am
CAIRO (AP) ? Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.
U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more states
25 Oct 2014 at 10:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits. Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming were added to the list on Saturday, a week after Holder made a similar announcement concerning seven other states. The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals of cases that sought to overturn bans on same-sex marriages. ...
Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting
25 Oct 2014 at 12:01pm
By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state were working on Saturday to piece together why a popular high school student opened fire on classmates sitting at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, some of them apparently cousins, before killing himself. The Friday incident at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle sent students fleeing from the building and sheltering under desks in the latest of a series of school shootings. ...
U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses
25 Oct 2014 at 12:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective air bags, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would look at what has occurred and what can be done better to ensure safety. ...
2 dead in Washington state school shooting
24 Oct 2014 at 3:58pm
A student opened fire in Marysville, fatally wounding one before he was killed.
Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response
25 Oct 2014 at 4:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science ? not fear ? as it responds to Ebola.
Tracking Dr. Spencer's contacts isn't easy
23 Oct 2014 at 8:08pm
As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola, officials face a difficult challenge.
US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow
24 Oct 2014 at 11:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.
7 hurt when car smashes into California restaurant
24 Oct 2014 at 3:16pm
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) ? Police say all seven people injured when a car crashed into a Northern California restaurant have now been released from hospitals.
Deadly violence in the West Bank
24 Oct 2014 at 1:00pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) ? A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Man in NYC hatchet attack said to have Islamic 'extremist leanings'
24 Oct 2014 at 2:42pm
A hatchet attack on New York police officers was a "terrorist act" carried out by a self-radicalized Muslim convert who had been in the military and browsed Al-Qaeda websites, police said Friday. "This was a terrorist act," police commissioner Bill Bratton told a news conference on Friday, one day after the attack, saying he was "very comfortable" describing it as a "terrorist attack." Police said Zale Thompson, who was 32, unmarried and unemployed, appeared to have acted alone and was not affiliated to a particular group, but that the investigation was ongoing. A loner who spent hours locked away in his bedroom, he had looked at websites about groups such as Al-Qaeda and Islamic State, and watched beheadings and Wednesday's deadly attack in Canada.
Islamic State used chlorine gas in fight north of Baghdad, say Iraq officials
24 Oct 2014 at 9:02am
BAGHDAD (AP) ? Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.