• 2 dead in Washington state school shooting

    A student opened fire in Marysville, fatally wounding one before he was killed.

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  • Tracking Dr. Spencer's contacts isn't easy

    As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola, officials face a difficult challenge.

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  • US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.

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  • 7 hurt as car smashes into California restaurant

    DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center.

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  • Deadly violence in the West Bank

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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  • Man in NYC hatchet attack said to have Islamic 'extremist leanings'

    A rookie New York police officer remained in hospital in a serious condition on Friday after being attacked by a man with a hatchet who was then shot dead by officers. Police are investigating the motive but New York state governor Andrew Cuomo said he had no definitive information on suggestions that the attack Thursday was terror-related. "There is nothing we know of at this time that would indicate that were the case," police commissioner Bill Bratton said. The 25-year-old New York police officer, who was patrolling on foot in the city's borough of Queens with three other rookie officers, was seriously injured in the back of his head.

    AFP
  • Islamic State used chlorine gas in fight north of Baghdad, say Iraq officials

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.

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  • Nurse Nina Pham Ebola-free, meets Obama

    DALLAS — After nearly two weeks in isolation, Ebola patient Nina Pham walked out of a Maryland hospital on Friday free of the deadly disease that has seized the nation’s attention.

  • Why NYC Ebola case won’t be rerun of Dallas

    City designated single hospital as go-to place for Ebola patients, gave specialized training to health workers.

  • Canada tries to come to terms with capital shootings

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

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  • How N.C. Senate race became ground zero for what's wrong with 2014

    But with less than two weeks left until the midterm elections, it’s clear the Tar Heel State has indeed emerged as a ground zero — though not in the way the GOP chairman meant. The highly competitive Senate race in North Carolina is the multimillion-dollar epicenter of the negative campaigning that has come to define this election and that parties are using to try to win tight races nationwide.

  • Suspicious yellow powder sent to U.S., other consulates in Istanbul

    By Jonny Hogg ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to five western consulates in Istanbul on Friday, officials said, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week. Consulates of the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium received suspicious packages, the officials said. It was not immediately clear what the powder was and Turkish officials said results of tests on them were due on Monday. ...

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  • Doctor becomes NYC's first Ebola patient

    Three others are quarantined after a doctor who worked in Africa tests positive.

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  • Hunt for missing MH370 flight to take many more months

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.

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  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R," the 88-year-old monarch tweeted at the opening of a new gallery at London's Science Museum. The message, sent at 10.35 GMT (6.35 a.m. EDT), had already been re-tweeted more than 4,000 times less than 45 minutes later. ...

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  • Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.

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  • China launches first mission to moon and back

    China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. "The first stage of the first return journey test in China's moon probe programme has been successful," it said after the launch, from the Xichang space base in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The module will be 413,000 kilometres from Earth at its furthest point on the eight-day mission, it added.

    AFP
  • Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream

    The Islamic State militants got rich off smuggled oil, kidnappings for ransom, and extortion. Here is how the United States is responding.

  • Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

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  • U.S. officials considering quarantines for returning healthcare workers

    By Sebastien Malo and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering quarantines for healthcare workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West African countries, an official said on Friday, as authorities in New York retraced the steps of a doctor with the disease. In Washington, President Barack Obama hugged a Dallas nurse who survived Ebola after catching it from a patient. ...

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