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Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

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NEW YORK - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.

New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

NEW YORK - A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said.

8:56am EDT

Small airplane and helicopter collide in Maryland, three killed

WASHINGTON - Three people were killed and two taken to hospital after a small airplane and a helicopter crashed into each other on Thursday near an airport in Frederick, Maryland, authorities said.

5:24am EDT

Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

- Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday.

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Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

- The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said.

Politics 23 Oct 2014

U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada this week.

Politics 23 Oct 2014

Pennsylvania high school's football season canceled over hazing

PHILADELPHIA - A school district in suburban Philadelphia canceled a high school football team's season and suspended its coaching staff after investigating reports of hazing.

Sports, 23 Oct 2014

U.S. National Park graffiti vandal spotted through social media

SEATTLE - The National Park Service said on Thursday it was investigating a New York artist as a suspect for graffiti vandalism in parks across the Western United States after she posted at least one picture of herself defacing a protected park on social media.

23 Oct 2014

Tennessee judge reprimanded for aiding release in assault case

NASHVILLE Tenn. - A Tennessee judicial conduct board has reprimanded a judge who intervened to gain a prominent developer accused of assaulting a girlfriend an early release from a cooling-off period in jail, the state courts office said on Thursday.

23 Oct 2014

Northrop must face whistleblower anti-missile lawsuit: U.S. judge

- A Chicago federal judge on Thursday rejected Northrop Grumman Corp's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a former employee who accused the defense contractor of defrauding the U.S. government in performing a contract to develop a missile defense system for commercial aircraft.

23 Oct 2014

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