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Tourism down in Pennsylvania manhunt zone

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

For a region so dependent on tourism, the headline could scarcely be worse: A survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks eludes hundreds of law enforcement officials pursuing him in the woods.

 

 

Man with Ebola flew roundabout trip to U.S.

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.

 

 

ER sent infected Ebola patient home

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware.

 

 

Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.

 

 

Government confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.

Posted 10/1/2014 in National

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas -- a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

 

After bombs found, police say ambush suspect Frein making errors

Posted 10/1/2014 in National

The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.

 

Man charged with murder in beheading

Posted 10/1/2014 in National

An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

 

 

Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

Posted 10/1/2014 in National

From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

 

School spending by rich is widening wealth gap

Posted 10/1/2014 in National

Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And the U.S. economy would grow faster if more people stayed in school longer.

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

Posted 10/1/2014 in National

A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors -- and not deducting for cold winters -- ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last.

Details of presidential security breaches evolve

Posted 10/1/2014 in National

The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service.

 

Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

Posted 10/1/2014 in National

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.

 

Big smile in Denver bank robbery suspect mug shot

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.

Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links two cases

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

 

White House intruder got far past front door

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday.

 

 

Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.

 

 

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