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Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush denied bail

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MILFORD Pa. - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and wearing the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after his first court appearance on first-degree murder and other charges. | Video

Judge rejects strict limits on 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

Seattle Pacific University lifts campus lockdown after gun threat

SEATTLE - Seattle Pacific University said on Friday its campus was on lockdown after a student received a threat of someone coming to campus with a gun, but lifted the orders about an hour later.

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Manslaughter conviction in fatal marching band hazing in Florida

ORLANDO Fla. - The ringleader of a beating ritual that led to the death of a Florida college marching band member was convicted on Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing, the first case to go to trial in an incident that drew national attention to hazing abuses.

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Suspect in Virginia student murder arraigned in separate assault case

FAIRFAX Va. - The man charged with abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student whose body was discovered earlier this month on a farm after a five-week search, was arraigned on Friday on three murder and sexual assault charges in a separate case.

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U.S. Mormon feminist says appeal against excommunication denied

- A U.S. Mormon feminist who was excommunicated after advocating for the ordination of women said on Friday her appeal against the ejection from her faith was denied by church leaders.

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New Hampshire ban on 'ballot selfies' challenged by lawsuit

MANCHESTER N.H. - A New Hampshire law that bans the sharing of images of marked election ballots over social media compromises the right of free political speech in the state, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday challenging the prohibition on "ballot selfies."

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Illinois mother, three kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade

CHICAGO - A mother and three of her children on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday.

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New Hampshire murderer pleads guilty in escape plot

MANCHESTER N.H. - A New Hampshire man convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a college student pleaded guilty on Friday to an additional charge of plotting to escape from jail prior to his trial.

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Justice Department issues use of force reforms for Albuquerque Police

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

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