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Mom can’t visit children she drove into ocean

Mom can’t visit children she drove into ocean

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A judge says the South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach can send them pre-printed cards. But Circuit Judge Leah Case ruled Friday that Ebony Wilkerson still can’t see the children who were with her […]

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Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. A St. Louis County grand jury’s deliberations about whether to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in Michael […]

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Governor says ruling on Ebola nurse is ‘unfortunate’

Governor says ruling on Ebola nurse is ‘unfortunate’

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state’s bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere said Friday that Hickox must continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel with state officials so monitoring can continue. But the […]

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Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Friday that she should continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel with state officials so […]

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Remember to set your clocks back

Remember to set your clocks back

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night. Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona […]

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US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October. The University of Michigan says that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 86.9 from 84.6 in September. That’s the highest since July 2007, five months before the […]

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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. Four days before midterm elections in which Obama’s fellow Democrats need a big turnout from female voters, Obama is delivering a speech Friday in Rhode Island on growth in the U.S. economy and administration policies […]

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Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) – Trick-or-treating is back on in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks gripped by a massive manhunt for the suspect in the killing of state trooper. Not long after Eric Frein was arrested Thursday night, Barrett Township supervisors immediately started getting the word out that the town’s hundreds […]

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Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Officials filed documents Thursday, following through with a threat to try to isolate her. A judge signed a temporary order Thursday limiting […]

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Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – A suspect who led police on a seven-week manhunt after a fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks appeared gaunt and battered at his arraignment. Eric Frein answered yes or no questions but was not asked to enter a plea Friday to first-degree murder and other charges. He did not […]

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