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Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaTwo fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania.



Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient's final days

Ebola doctor Gary Weinstein (screen shot)Dallas doctor Gary Weinstein describes Texas Health Presbyterian's efforts to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient.



NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

A pilot climbs from a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania Monday Oct. 20, 2014 . Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft, which they shadowed for some 15 minutes, NATO said. (AP Photo/Canadian Air Force, Cpl Gabrielle DesRochers)NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.



Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

New Ebola Screening Procedures At Dulles Airport Take EffectEveryone coming to the U.S. from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease.



Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

A member of the Iraqi security force searches a man at a checkpoint in RamadiIn recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.



North Korea's big move on captured American

FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to The Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle, detained since May and charged with "anti-state" crimes there, has lost his job in Ohio. The city of Moraine, Ohio decision to terminate the 56-year-old's job effective Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, includes severance pay and reinstatement ability. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.



Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

A funny thing happened when the President went to the voting booth.



Stone in Jerusalem may answer ancient mystery

A stone bearing an ancient Latin inscription is displayed for the media outside Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in JerusalemJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.



Islamic Front propaganda video as good as martial arts movie

Islamic Front propaganda video as good as martial arts movieThe Islamic Front, an alliance of militant groups in Syria, released a video on October 20, described as showing “special operations” unit training camp. The unit, dubbed War Lions, are filmed undergoing vigorous exercises. A fighter being interviewed in 1’00" says that main reason they come to the training camp is to defeat militias from different countries that have recently entered Syria. The video states that a number of unit leaders were killed in battle in Aleppo. Credit: YouTube/Islamic Front



6,000-year-old temple discovered with altars for sacrifices

6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars DiscoveredA 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists' annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere." [See Photos of the Prehistoric Temple & Animal Remains]



Hottest year on record?

women in Los AngelesWASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.



Americans more worried about economy than Ebola: Poll

Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonVirus made Gallup poll's top 10 concerns, but remained behind economy, dissatisfaction with government, jobs, healthcare, immigration.



Soldier run over in Quebec parking lot by suspected jihadi has died

The assailant, who was fatally shot by police in the incident on Monday, ran over two Canadian soldiers with his car in a Quebec parking lotMontreal (AFP) - Canada was faced with the specter of Islamist violence on Tuesday after an attack by a suspected jihadist killed a soldier, a day before Ottawa deployed warplanes to bomb Islamic State militants.



Purple Heart medal, lost 20 years, finds way home

Purple HeartMANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.



Snowplow driver drunk in plane collision that killed oil CEO

The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoffMoscow (AFP) - Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the head of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff.



'Harlem Kevorkian' sentenced in death of motivational speaker

Kenneth Minor in New York State Supreme CourtBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man convicted of helping a debt-ridden motivational speaker commit suicide to make the death look like a robbery was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Kenneth Minor, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the stabbing death of Jeffrey Locker in 2009, a spokeswoman with the Manhattan District Attorney's office said. Locker, a 52-year-old motivational speaker, hired Minor to help him kill himself and make it look like a robbery so his family could collect life insurance payouts, prosecutors said. ...



Pope's historic trip to unstable region

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Pope Francis will make his first visit to the predominantly Muslim nation of Turkey.



Silicon Valley and politics meet

a Facebook worker waits for friends in Menlo Park, CalifA database of all political giving for the last 30 years, which ranks the intensity of donors' liberalism or conservatism, shows Democrats get the lion's share of donations from tech company employees.



Oscar Pistorius gets sentenced

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Pistorius is led to a prison van after his sentencing in PretoriaOlympic, Paralympic sprinter was convicted of culpable homicide in girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's death.



Cop surprised when citizen turns tables on him
In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.
Very bad news for McDonald's

McDonald’s Begins Online Campaign To Dispel Food Ingredient RumorsThe fast food giant posted huge disappointments that should have stockholders reeling.



Fashion icon dies at 82

This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.



Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect
Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.
Pistorius gets sentenced

Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)A South African judge sentences the runner for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.



U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. ...



Indiana police search vacant houses after arrest of suspected killer

Lake County Sheriff's Department photo of Darren VannBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Indiana police used a dog trained to hunt for cadavers to search more than 90 vacant houses in the city of Gary on Tuesday, following the discovery of the bodies of six women who may have been victims of a serial killer. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, a convicted sex offender, was charged in Lake County on Monday with murder and will make his first court appearance on Wednesday. ...



New York state to settle landmark suit over public defenders
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - New York state has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming its public defense system is underfunded and violates poor people's rights to counsel a day before the case was set to go to trial. The state will establish a cap on the number of cases court-appointed attorneys may handle and will ensure defendants have lawyers at their first court appearance, among other reforms, the New York Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday. ...
Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.
Third UN employee dies from Ebola
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said Monday.
CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total, arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 30, 2014Moscow (AFP) - The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.



WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

In this photo dated Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses the media during a press conference held in an hotel in Gammarth, northeastern Tunisia. Chan and WHO have come under scrutiny following an internal document obtained by The Associated Press which said the U.N. health organization did not respond adequately to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (AP Photo/Adel Ben SalahGAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.



Virginia missing student suspect charged in 2005 sex assault
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A grand jury on Monday indicted the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student with attempted murder, abduction and sexual assault in a 2005 attack. The suspect, Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, is jailed in Charlottesville, Virginia, charged in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore. She was last seen with Matthew on Sept. 13 and searchers discovered human remains on Saturday near Charlottesville, site of the university. The state medical examiner's office in Richmond is trying to identify the remains. ...
Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers: IAEA
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-term deal. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by Reuters, made clear that Iran is meeting its commitments under the temporary deal, as it and major powers seek to negotiate a final settlement of a decade-old nuclear dispute. ...
Ebola quarantine ends for Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancee, but not her heartache
Health officials declared Louise Troh Ebola-free on Monday and gave her the all-clear to resume her life, but she'll do so without long-lost love Thomas Eric Duncan.
Mexico offers reward for info on missing students
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.
Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns

The party is over for a fake clown in FranceBéthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.



Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Kerry urges stepped-up Asian effort against Islamic State

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo welcomes John Kerry to JakartaBy David Brunnstrom JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Asia-Pacific leaders on Monday to do more to stem the flow of foreign fighters to Islamic State in the Middle East and choke off finance to the militants. In Jakarta for the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Kerry also met the prime ministers of Malaysia and Singapore, the Sultan of Brunei, Australia's prime minister and the foreign minister of the Philippines. ...



Smogathon: Beijing Marathon held despite 'hazardous' air quality

FUZ02. Beijing (China), 19/10/2014.- Runners with masks on compete in the annual Beijing Marathon, in Beijing, China 19 October 2014. Due to the serious smog affecting the city, some runners were forced to quit the race. EFE/EPA/CHI BEN CHINA OUTCritics are blasting the decision by officials in China to stage the Beijing Marathon on Sunday despite conditions deemed hazardous by health officials.