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US school shooting leaves gunman, student dead

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This video grab, courtesy of CNN and KOMO TV News, shows police and ambulances at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington on October 24, 2014A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life. The gunman, identified by media reports and fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg, launched his attack in a school in the northwestern state of Washington, as terrified classmates dived for cover.


New York City to check daily with people returning from West Africa

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's health department will actively monitor anyone who arrives in the city from one of the three West African countries affected by Ebola, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Friday. He said health officials would make daily checks on those people, typically by telephone, for 21 days after their return to make sure they are not displaying Ebola symptoms, in keeping with new protocols by the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by James Dalgleish)

CDC guidelines 'insufficient' for New York population density: Cuomo

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal guidelines for screening and monitoring travelers from Ebola-affected countries are "insufficient" for the New York City region with its extreme population density, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday. As part of stepped up measures to prevent the disease from spreading in the New York area, all medical workers traveling from the three most affected West African countries and arriving at airports in the New York area will face automatic quarantine for 21 days, Cuomo said at a joint press conference with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. ...

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai Peninsula

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Sinai has turned into a hotbed for extremist militants who have killed scores of security personnel since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency Friday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers, the presidency said. The measures will begin on Saturday at 0300 GMT "for a duration of three months", the presidency said in a statement in the wake of the deadliest attack on the security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.


Hacker sentenced to 21 months in U.S. prison for $15 million scheme

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for his role in a cybercrime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and government agencies in an attempt to steal more than $15 million, U.S. prosecutors said. Robert Dubuc, 41, pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and identity theft in federal court in New Jersey in April. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton imposed the sentence on Friday. ...

Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies at 87

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In this file photo from March 15, 1990, astrologer Joan Quigley is seen with charts she uses in her work at her residence in San Francisco. Joan Quigley, the San Francisco astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.


Ebola medical workers face mandatory quarantine at NYC airports

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Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - All medical workers traveling from Ebola-affected countries to New York City's airports will face a mandatory 21-day quarantine under new screening rules that exceed federal guidelines, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced on Friday. State health officials will extensively interview all travelers arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. ...


Remains belong to missing Virginia student

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge.

SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Danica Patrick talk before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Kurt Busch was eliminated from NASCAR title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that if a change was going to be made to his team it had to be done soon.


Drone strike kills three al Qaeda-linked militants: tribal sources

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SANAA (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed three suspected members of the al Qaeda-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said. The sources said the drone was used in the al-Manasseh area against Ansar al-Sharia, the local wing of Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP). The drone was still circling the area, they said. This was believed to be the first U.S. air strike against the militant group in Yemen since the Houthis engaged al Qaeda-linked militants in central Yemen after they captured the capital Sanaa last month. ...

US manhunt underway after 3 police, 1 civilian shot

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US police launch a manhunt in northern California after a suspect shot at least three police officers and one civilian, officials sayUS police launched a manhunt in northern California on Friday after a suspect shot at least three police officers and one civilian, officials said. The violence began around 10:30 am, when a deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department went to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked at a hotel in Sacramento, the state capital. As he approached, the driver opened fire and struck the deputy in the upper torso, Sheriff's Lieutenant Robert Davis told AFP.


Police, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday.

New York Ebola patient is awake and talking with relatives

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being treated for Ebola in a New York City hospital is awake and talking to family and friends on a cell phone, the city's health commissioner said on Friday. Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old New Yorker who was recently working with Ebola patients in West Africa, did not have an increased temperature before Thursday morning, Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the health commissioner, said at a news conference. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Exclusive: Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand, this time with big bucks

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The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Ford car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show in GenevaBy Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash. Lincoln, a storied Detroit brand which Ford has owned since 1922, has been in a swoon for the past two decades, leaving dealers and customers wondering if Ford management had left the brand for dead. ...


Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute

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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.

Review: Army biased against transgender worker

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.

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