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  • 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.

  • Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards
    Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

  • Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4
    Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around ichita.

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

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The 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.

  • Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths
    Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday.

  • Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats.

  • FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

  • Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers
    Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn't taste juicy or salty enough?

  • New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time.

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