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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.



Southern Baptists tell pastors: Hold line on gays

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful.



Tiebreaker: Biden's new role if Senate splits

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

It's the stuff of a campaign manager's dream.



Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth.


Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening.


Patient Zero in Ebola outbreak was Guinean toddler

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control.



Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit.


Hunting for whale and votes above the Arctic Circle

Posted 10/28/2014 in National

Three children whiz by on a snowmobile as Gabe Tegoseak, crunching through icy streets in the town that's as far north as you can go and still be in the United States, is hunting for votes.

South Korea seeks death penalty for ferry captain

Posted 10/28/2014 in National

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people.


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