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    Maine files papers to restrict movements of nurse who treated Ebola patients

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) _ Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Officials filed documents Thursday, following through with a threat to try to isolate her. A judge signed a temporary order Thursday limiting Hickox’s movement until a further court order expected Friday. For now, police are monitoring Hickox and her public interactions but cannot detain her. Hickox, who […]

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    Jury finds Alabama lawmaker not guilty of perjury

    OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – Jurors have found Republican Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise not guilty of charges of perjury and giving false information. Prosecutors had accused Republican Rep. Barry Moore of lying to a grand jury about comments he made to his 2014 primary opponent. Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis said Moore told his 2014 primary opponent that the house speaker would withhold economic development funds unless he withdrew from the race. Moore later denied relaying the threat when […]

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    Daylight saving time could become a thing of the past if state senator gets his way

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — If state Sen. Rusty Glover has his way, Sunday will be the last time Alabama residents turn back the clock one hour to standard time. The Republican legislator from Semmes has no opposition in Tuesday’s general election, and he is already making plans to introduce a daylight saving bill in the 2015 legislative session. It would keep Alabama on daylight savings time year-round once people make the switch in March 2015. Glover says people always complain […]

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    Student injured in Washington school shooting dies; three others remain hospitalized

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) _ One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said 14-year-old Gia Soriano died Sunday night. Another girl was killed during the shooting Friday by a popular freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle. The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, died of a self-inflicted wound.Three other students remain hospitalized, […]

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    Numbers rise above 10,000 in Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -The World Health Organization says the number of people believed sickened by Ebola has risen above 10,000. The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died.WHO has said repeatedly that even those very high figures are likely an underestimate as many people in the hardest hit countries have been unable or too frightened to seek medical care. The Ebola outbreak in […]

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    Staples investigating possible data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) _ Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won’t be responsible for fraudulent activity on their credit cards as long as it is reported in a timely manner. Spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement that “we take the protection […]

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    Federal regulators ending enhanced scrutiny at Browns Ferry

    ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – Federal regulators are ending years of increased oversight at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in north Alabama. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it’s returning the three-reactor plant to a normal inspection routine after more than four years of heightened scrutiny. A statement from NRC regional administrator Victor McCree says the three-reactor plant operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority has made significant improvements in safety. The agency issued a rare red finding against Browns Ferry in […]

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    British nurse who recovered from Ebola returns to Africa to continue work

    LONDON (AP) – A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has returned to the country after treatment in London. Medical group King’s Health Partners says William Pooley is due to start work Monday at an Ebola isolation unit it runs in Freetown.  After recovering from Ebola, Pooley is now immune to the disease. Pooley was flown back to Britain in August and treated in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital, where he received the […]

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    Sheriff: Florida man shoots his three kids then himself after fight with wife

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) – Officials say a man shot his three children and then himself after an argument with his wife at their home in central Florida. Volusia County Sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson says in a news release that the woman fled to a neighbor’s home after she said she was threatened with a gun early Friday. The sheriff’s office received a call at 5:11 a.m. Davidson says the children – two girls and a boy – are between […]

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    Deadly collapse at concert in South Korea; 14 people feared dead

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Officials say 14 people died after falling 20 meters when a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls’ band near South Korea’s capital. Fire officials said two others were unresponsive and feared dead after the accident Friday in Seongnam, just south of Seoul. They said 11 others were seriously injured.Photos of the scene showed a deep concrete shaft under the broken ventilation grate. The officials said the victims were standing on the […]

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    Facebook creates ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called Safety Check, will be available worldwide to the social network’s 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic “feature” phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries. People already use Facebook to tell people they are OK after earthquakes and other disasters but […]

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    Former AEA chief Paul Hubbert dies

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Powerful Alabama teacher lobbyist and former gubernatorial candidate Paul Hubbert has died. He was 78. A spokeswoman for the Alabama Education Association said Hubbert died Tuesday afternoon at a Montgomery hospital. Spokeswoman Amy Marlowe said he was hospitalized Oct. 6 after a fall and died from complications. Hubbert served as leader of the AEA from 1969 until his retirement at the end of 2011 for health reasons. He took a low-key organization led by school administrators […]

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