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Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola
NEW YORK (AP) -- A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States....
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Downtown Phoenix hotel evacuated by fire
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix hotel is working to relocate hundreds of guests after a fire triggered an evacuation Saturday morning....
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3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) -- A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents....
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Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears - with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws - far away from humans....
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Health care worker criticizes quarantine process
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The health care worker now quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way she's being treated....
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US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full suits and hoods....
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Complex investigation follows killing of deputies
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday....
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Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington state school....
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Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him....
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Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island
HONOLULU (AP) -- A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare....
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1930s alums leave $1M gift to NY high school
PHOENIX, N.Y. (AP) -- A central New York high school has received a million-dollar donation from a couple who were sweethearts there in the 1930s....
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2 painters killed in Ohio water tower accident
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- Police in southwest Ohio say two men have been killed in an accident while painting a water tower....
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Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence....
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Quotations in the News
"He was not a violent person. His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That's what makes it so bizarre." - Shaylee Bass, a classmate of Jaylen Fryberg, who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria and opened fire, shooting one person dead and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself....
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Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola
NEW YORK (AP) -- A look at the recent activities of Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and this week became the fourth person to test positive for the virus in the United States:...
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