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Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied

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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. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health

NEW YORK - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election.

Politics 6:57am EDT

School projects onboard exploded Virginia rocket destroyed

SAN FRANCISCO - Over a dozen school projects were onboard the U.S. supply rocket that exploded shortly after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, but a group of California students will have another shot at getting their project - containing live worms - into space.

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U.S. education department gets tougher on for-profit colleges

- The U.S. Department of Education will introduce stricter regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities.

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Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes

PAHOA Hawaii - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town. | Video

Five members of Utah family likely died of poisoning: reports

- Police believe two parents and three children found dead inside their Utah home weeks ago likely died of poisoning, local media reported on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2014

Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station. | Video

Science, 29 Oct 2014

Private jet plane crashes near military base in California

- A small jet plane owned by a private company crashed on its approach to landing at a military base in Southern California on Wednesday, killing the pilot, a fire official said.

29 Oct 2014

American Indian casino in California to stay shut until dispute settled: Judge

LOS ANGELES - A Native American casino in California must remain closed for the foreseeable future because of the threat of violence from a tribal faction that sought to take over the establishment weeks ago, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2014

Moroccan living in Connecticut sentenced to two years in drone plot case

NEW HAVEN Conn. - A Moroccan national, accused of plotting to attack Harvard University and a federal building with bombs attached to a drone, was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday by a federal judge in Connecticut.

29 Oct 2014

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