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Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

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  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola
    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.

  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
    Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies
    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.

  • US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola
    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 protective suits and hoods.

  • Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast
    Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.

  • From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost
    From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the igntion.

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

  • Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay
    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.

  • Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs
    Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help
    How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

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