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Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied


WASHINGTON - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. | Video

U.S., Health, United Nations 10:38am EDT

In U.S. Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same

NEW YORK - (This story has been refiled to correct typographical error in first paragraph)

U.S., Health, Africa 10:38am EDT

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist


JERUSALEM - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.

World, Israel 10:34am EDT

Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home


- A nurse in Maine vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the state over an Ebola quarantine she calls unscientifically sound, defied the order and left her home for a bike ride on Thursday, according to television images.

U.S., Health 10:15am EDT

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State


SURUC Turkey - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. | Video

World, Syria, Iraq 10:08am EDT

Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized


NEW YORK - (This corrects paragraph 28 to show financial institutions in Maryland have 27 years, not 36, to collect deficiency judgments)

Trade, defense spending buoy U.S. third-quarter growth


WASHINGTON - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity.

9:34am EDT

Spain government should block Catalonia vote in court: State Council


MADRID - Spain's Council of State on Thursday unanimously backed a move for the government to try to block a planned "consultation of citizens" on independence in the region of Catalonia on Nov. 9, a spokeswoman for the consultative body said.

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Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal


BRUSSELS - Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday as Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev's pre-payments for energy.

World, Russia 9:15am EDT

Hundreds of Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass graves

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday.

World, Iraq 9:01am EDT

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.