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  • News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:55:29 GMT

    No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week. Angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia said they feel abandoned. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the 53-nation African Union, said this week at a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general and the World Bank president in Ethiopia that Ebola "caught us by surprise."

  • Man who says he hoarded convicted of murder

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:46:59 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A jury convicted a Northern California man of first-degree murder in the killing of an animal control officer, rejecting testimony from a psychologist who stars on the reality show "Hoarders" that the defendant's hoarding disorder could have made him react violently to anyone trying to take his pets.

  • Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:08:52 GMT

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.

  • No-fly list challenge survives state-secrets claim

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:04:25 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has rejected the federal government's effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the no-fly list on the grounds that the lawsuit would expose state secrets.

  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:01:56 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

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  • Albuquerque police reforms ordered

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:57:19 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached a deal to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.

  • Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:56:24 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.

  • Slain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:54:40 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson.

  • Man who says he hoarded convicted of murder

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:46:59 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A jury convicted a Northern California man of first-degree murder in the killing of an animal control officer, rejecting testimony from a psychologist who stars on the reality show "Hoarders" that the defendant's hoarding disorder could have made him react violently to anyone trying to take his pets.

  • Correction: Strip Mall-Arson story

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:14:45 GMT

    BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about a suspected arson fire in a Pennsylvania strip mall, The Associated Press reported erroneously the relationship of the suspect to the store where the fire took place. Police say suspect Johnathan Szabo was a customer of the Dollar General store, not an employee.

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  • Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:57:31 GMT

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker insists his emotional account of a New Bedford fisherman who regretted forcing his sons into the struggling industry was a true story, though he acknowledges that he got some of the details wrong.

  • Albuquerque police reforms ordered

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:57:19 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached a deal to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.

  • US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:44:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.

  • Don't forget to set your clocks back

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:34:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

  • Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:32:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members.

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  • Preparing for a safe Halloween

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:19:05 GMT

    Only a few hours remain before this year’s crop of trick-or-treaters descend upon neighborhoods all over America. Have you done a final safety check yet? It is vitally important that you ensure that any visitors to your property remain reasonably...

  • Hospital chain to pay $37 million to settle FCA lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:03:12 GMT

    In a prior post, we noted how the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice would begin reviewing False Claims Act cases having to do with improper medical billing to Medicare. We also noted how the criminal division had...

  • Confusion exists over medical marijuana laws

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:51:44 GMT

    U.S. federal and state drug laws often impose stiff penalties on individuals found to possess or distribute illegal drugs. When it comes to many Schedule I drugs like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines; federal and state guidelines related to drug charges...

  • When can criminal assault and battery charges be filed?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:27 GMT

    From a fist fight between two patrons at a bar to an altercation outside a home that ends in one individual pulling out a gun and shooting and injuring another, criminal charges related to assault and battery are likely to...

  • Causes and signs of a skull fracture

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:40:42 GMT

    West Virginia drivers may know that head injuries are common in a car accident and could result in persistent problems that interfere with daily life. Understanding the types of head injuries and their repercussions are important. Skull fractures are caused...