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Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

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BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a road... Full Story

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  • Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect
    Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.

  • Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims
    Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Work begins Friday to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said.

  • Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case
    Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

    CHICAGO (AP) — A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence that the other man was responsible.

  • Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life
    Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

  • A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

    States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
    Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal fredom and fear of Ebola.

  • AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween
    AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush.

  • AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics
    AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged stae.

  • Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

  • Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow
    Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.

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