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Accused Pennsylvania sniper appears in court after $10 million manhunt

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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

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.

Science 1:26pm EDT

Bodies of 3 young U.S. citizens identified in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY - The bodies of three people, tied-up and with gunshot wounds to the head, have been identified as siblings from Texas reported missing earlier this month, a northeastern Mexico state prosecutor said on Friday.

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Judge enforces Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

FORT KENT Maine - A judge on Friday ordered an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for the disease to obey a state-imposed quarantine after she defied Maine officials and went for a bike ride. | Video

U.S. envoy to U.N. defends Ebola guidelines; praises airlines

NEW YORK - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries and praised the airlines still flying there. | Video

Health, United Nations 12:42pm EDT

Three Illinois siblings killed in crash before Halloween parade

CHICAGO - Three siblings on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and their mother and brother seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday.

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U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

WASHINGTON - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

Politics, 1:14am EDT

Washington policeman injured in struggle with ax-wielding attacker

- A Washington police officer was injured early Friday in a struggle with an ax-wielding attacker who remains at large, police in the nation's capital said.

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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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Accused Colorado cinema gunman's lawyers want second sanity exam barred

DENVER - Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed.

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