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After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging tra…

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Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.

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Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.

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World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Bu…

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Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado.

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As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university.

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US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major coun…

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FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade

FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.

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California startup unveils gun technology for cops

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.

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Hagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC

Hagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it.

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Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US

Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.

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Navajo high court orders election postponed

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was d…

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Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

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With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't

With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."

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Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in sub…

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Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

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Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

DALLAS (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.

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Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness abo…

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NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

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Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

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Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.

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Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark

Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.

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Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Maryland air crash

Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Maryland air crash

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft'…

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Biden stumps in north Minnesota for Democrat Nolan

Biden stumps in north Minnesota for Democrat Nolan

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged Iron Range Democrats on Thursday to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, saying Republicans don't understand the needs of the middle class.

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Palin backs independent for Alaska governor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin has snubbed her former lieutenant governor in his bid for re-election, supporting an independent candidate after Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell dismantled the increased oil taxes that were a signature part of he…

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CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa.

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Judge dismisses cases in IRS political controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.

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Navajo high court orders election postponed

Navajo high court orders election postponed

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials Thursday to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate …

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Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud

Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.

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Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The two-bedroom home in Gary's Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring '20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the time Anith Jones' body was found in its basement Satu…

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Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

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Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label

Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label

NEW YORK (AP) — Charging that "America cannot disengage from the world," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday confronted critics who brand him an isolationist as he endorsed an American foreign policy that embraces war with limits.

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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

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Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.

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Foley doesn't show for latest Connecticut debate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The discussion of the issues in the latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley.

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Shaheen, Brown meet for 3rd debate for US Senate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown on Thursday used their latest debate to again emphasize their differences on immigration, the Islamic State group, Ebola a…

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Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday.

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News Guide: So much cash, FEC struggles to keep up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political parties and their campaign committees faced a Thursday deadline — their last before Election Day — to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand for the final push toward Nov. 4.

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Lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

Lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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…

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Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot comp…

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US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major coun…

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Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and …

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GOP outraises Democrats in early October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors gave the Republican National Committee $8.1 million during the first two weeks of October, and the party borrowed another $5 million to help its campaign allies working on House and Senate races, according to finance …

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Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday.

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Feds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — 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.

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Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

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Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a major fundraiser for his presidential campaign to be the next U.S. ambassador to Sweden.

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First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race

First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged Colorado Democrats Thursday to recapture the energy of six years ago, choking up in a college town and reminiscing on her husband's first nomination in Denver.

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US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator suggested Thursday that some U.S. allies and members of Congress hope diplomacy with Iran fails, offering a glimpse of the difficult task awaiting the Obama administration if it manages to s…

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Jeb Bush campaigns with Haley in South Carolina

Jeb Bush campaigns with Haley in South Carolina

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley has gotten campaign help from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an old friend she says played a big part in her winning the job in 2010.

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