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Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients


FORT KENT Maine - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. | Video

Accused Pennsylvania sniper appears in court after $10 million manhunt

MILFORD Pa. - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and detained with the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after facing murder charges in court. | Video

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Appeals court clears way for N.Y. police stop-and-frisk reforms

NEW YORK - New York City can finally begin to implement court-ordered reforms to its controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, after a U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a last-ditch challenge brought by several police unions.

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NYC to pay $2.25 million over Rikers Island inmate's death

NEW YORK - New York City will pay $2.25 million to resolve a wrongful death claim by the family of a mentally ill, homeless Marine Corps veteran who died at the Rikers Island jail complex eight days after his arrest, the city's comptroller announced on Friday.

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Three U.S. soldiers in Texas plead guilty to smuggling immigrants

SAN ANTONIO - Three U.S. soldiers stationed at the Fort Hood Army post in central Texas pleaded guilty on Friday to smuggling immigrants into the United States, officials said.

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Wife of Arkansas murder suspect faces murder charge in realtor's death

LITTLE ROCK Ark. - The wife of a man charged a month ago with the kidnapping and murder of a suburban Little Rock, Arkansas, realtor was ordered held without bond by a district judge on Friday, less than a day after her arrest in the case.

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Justice Department issues use of force reforms for Albuquerque Police

WASHINGTON - Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico will undergo reform and be monitored for use of excessive force under an agreement to be announced Friday between the city and the U.S. Justice Department.

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U.S. rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem.

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Parachutist rescued from Missouri radio tower

- A man's plan to leap from a Missouri radio tower south of St. Louis went awry when his parachute got stuck on a supporting wire, leaving him suspended 155 feet above the ground, a fire official said on Friday.

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California mayor at center of immigration debate charged with DUI

LOS ANGELES - A Southern California mayor who made headlines leading a local backlash against a flood of Central American immigrants across the U.S. border, has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an accident that injured four teenage girls.

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