• Family reunion for N. Korean detainee

    Ohio man, held nearly half a year for leaving a bible behind in a bar, on home ground.

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  • First day on the job for new U.S. Ebola 'czar'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. Ebola "czar" starts work on Wednesday and a military medical team begins training as the Obama administration ramps up its response to the potential spread of the virus in the United States. The Pentagon's 30-member emergency team, including 5 doctors, 20 critical care nurses and 5 trainers who are experts in infectious disease protocols, were scheduled to gather at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. U.S. ...

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  • Slain Ferguson teen's autopsy shows close-range gunshot

    (Reuters) - A newly disclosed autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported. The St. Louis County medical examiner's autopsy of 18-year-old Michael Brown, obtained by the newspaper and published online late on Tuesday, said a microscopic examination of his hand tissue showed particles "consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm. ...

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  • Kerry welcomes North Korea's release of American, restates terms for resuming talks

    BERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearization. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a sailor's club in the North Korean city of Chongjin. He was freed on Tuesday and flown from Pyongyang on a U.S. government plane, without, Kerry said, any quid pro quo. ...

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  • U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. ...

    Reuters
  • What we don't know about 2014's political rising star

    Many questions surround Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst.

  • Three Denver teens may have tried to join Islamic State: FBI

    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions.

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  • Toys R Us responds to 'Breaking Bad' controversy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

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  • From Bedouin Israeli doctor to jihadist

    HURA, Israel (AP) — He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

    Associated Press
  • Massive finds off coast of North Carolina

    Washington (AFP) - Two sunken ships from World War II -- a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel -- have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.

    AFP
  • Giants stun in World Series opener

    The Giants snapped Kansas City's eight-game postseason winning streak, riding a Hunter Pence home run, another sublime Madison Bumgarner performance and a mistake-filled Royals showing to a 7-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.

  • CDC debuts new safety steps in Ebola training for thousands

    Thousands of New York City health-care workers — from nurses to janitors — learned how to safely put on and take off a full suit of protective equipment to treat a patient with Ebola at an upbeat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention event in Manhattan Tuesday morning.

  • The Ben Bradlee mystique

    The famed Washington Post editor was a one-of-a kind newsman from an age gone by.

  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

    In a charmed life of newspapering, Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

    Associated Press
  • Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    American video journalist Ashoka Mukpo will be released from the hospital soon, officials say.

    Associated Press
  • Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.

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  • Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops

    Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

    NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

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  • Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced. Pham was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 16. (Reporting by Sharon Begley)

    Reuters
  • Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    Everyone coming to the U.S. from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease.

    Associated Press