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Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns.

 

 

Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her.

 

Can private space survive two explosions in four days?

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Fiery failures are no stranger to the space game.

Captured: Manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.

 

Democratic areas win more transportation grants

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

Applicants from Democratic-held districts won 48 percent of the so-called TIGER grants for road, bridge and rapid transit projects, rail line repairs and port upgrades.

 

 

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

 

 

Wanted in U.S., Polanski questioned in Poland

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.

 

 

Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

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 oncoming train, police said Wednesday.

 

 

Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

State officials are seeking a judge's permission to require quarantine for a nurse who's vowed to defy Maine's request for self-isolation.

 

 

If Ebola batters United States, we are not prepared

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

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.

 

 

Survey: Shrimp in United States rife with murky labeling

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.

 

 

Analysts: Al-Qaida still offers olive branch to IS

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Al-Qaida is using U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group.

 

 

Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.

 

Study: BP spill left big oily 'bathtub ring' on seafloor

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.

 

Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.

 

 

Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani.

 

Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

Posted 10/30/2014 in National

Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

 

Video: Islamic State hostage 'reports' for captors

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

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.

 

 

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