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Police: Another ambush suspect sighting reported

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a rifle-carrying man with a mud-covered face spotted in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect in last month's deadly ambush at a state police barracks.

Dhlakama calls Mozambique vote 'charade', but offers dialogue

Dhlakama speaks to the media after voting in MaputoBy Manuel Mucari MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique's Renamo opposition leader said on Saturday he would opt for dialogue with the ruling Frelimo party and not resort to violence after early results showed him losing an election he dubbed a charade. Afonso Dhlakama gave his pledge of negotiating differences with Frelimo at a news conference. Partial provisional results from Wednesday's vote indicate Frelimo and its presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi are headed for victory, ahead of Renamo's Dhlakama and Daviz Simango of the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM). ...


US-led strike kills 8 in IS-held Syria town

Backdropped by Kobani, in Syria, a Turkish forces armoured vehicle is stationed along the border road in Mursitpinar, on the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, where fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group continued, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a gas distribution facility in a stronghold of the Islamic State group set off a series of secondary explosions and killed at least eight people in eastern Syria, activists said Saturday.


Jets announce trade for receiver Percy Harvin

In this Oct. 12, 2014, photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin stands on the sideline late in the second half of the Seahawks' 30-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in Seattle. The New York Jets have acquired Harvin from the Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that Harvin, a star in last season's Super Bowl but injury-prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The people spoke anonymously because the deal was not officially announced by either club. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets announced Saturday they have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick.


HK govt to open talks with democracy protesters next week

Police rinse a man's face with water after using pepper spray against him during clashes with pro-democracy protesters in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on October 17, 2014Hong Kong's government has said it will open talks with student demonstrators on Tuesday, after three nights of violent clashes between police and protesters who have paralysed parts of the city with mass pro-democracy rallies.


Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

Ebola monitoring inconsistent as virus spread

This Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Dallas, photographs shows an excerpt from a Texas Department of State Health Services document that healthcare workers with possible exposure to Ebola are being asked to sign. The document is signed by David L. Lakey, M.D., Commissioner, TDSHS. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly asked for the hospital's watch list to find out who else might be at risk.


Sudan could be arming S. Sudan rebels, says report

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Sudan's government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south's civil war and return the region to a wider conflict, according to a leaked document.

Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a sign points to the emergency room entrance at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated, in Dallas. Duncan's records show that for days after he was admitted for Ebola, his caregivers were vulnerable to the deadly virus. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable.


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