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Brittany Maynard galvanizes right-to-die efforts

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

Brittany Maynard's last days started a national conversation about whether it's OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life.

 

 

Guard fired after Obama visit: I'm not a convict

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's trip to Atlanta said Monday that he lost his job because he snapped a picture of the presidential motorcade.

 

World Trade Center reopens, 13 years after 9/11

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

The silvery, 1,776-foot skyscraper that rose from the ashes of 9/11 to become a symbol of American resilience opened for business Monday.

US approved Ferguson no-fly area

Posted 11/3/2014 in National

The U.S. government allowed police in Ferguson, Missouri, to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace for nearly two weeks in August for safety reasons, but audio recordings show that local authorities instead wanted to keep news helicopters away during violent street protests.

'We just had a hunch': U.S. marshals nab Eric Frein

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains.

Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls converted to Islam, married off

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom.

Gas falling under $3 across nation: What to know

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.

 

Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open.

 

 

Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

 

 

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.

 

 

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