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Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, instructs nurse Kaci Hickox to submit to "direct active monitoring," and "not to be present in public places" like shopping centers, movie theaters or workplaces except to receive necessary healthcare. ...



Samantha Power defends Ebola guidelines; praises airlines

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, visits the Western Area Emergency Response Centre in FreetownBy Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries and praised the airlines still flying there. "Let me commend Air Brussels, Air France and Moroccan Airways for keeping their flights going. Those flights are a lifeline," Powers said at a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York hours after returning from a four-day trip to Ebola-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, with a quick stop to drop her son off at ...



Accused Pennsylvania sniper appears in court after $10 million manhunt

By Joe McDonald MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and detained with the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after facing murder charges in court. The 31-year-old survivalist, who prosecutors say will face the death penalty if convicted, was caught on Thursday after a methodical seven-week search using a grid system and hundreds of law enforcement officers. U.S. ...


Source: Eric Frein confessed to killing Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson

Source: Eric Frein confessed to killing Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon DicksonA source tells Action News that accused cop killer Eric Frein confessed to the murder of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson.



Details expected on Albuquerque police reforms

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? The U.S. Department of Justice and New Mexico's largest city are expected to make an announcement about reforms into the troubled Albuquerque police force.


Missing domesticated exotic cat Boo has been found

Missing domesticated exotic cat Boo has been foundThe domesticated exotic cat known as "Boo" returned home Thursday night and is now quarantined for the next 10 days.



NY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing

NEW YORK (AP) ? A Miami man charged in the fatal shooting of a New York City restaurant owner in 1986 is a free man after a judge dismissed his murder case after finding prosecutors took too long to charge him.


EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? A European Union official confirms that North Korea has invited its special representative for human rights to visit the country.


Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper stands guard in front of the Blooming Grove State Police barracks after suspected killer Eric Frein was captured and taken into custody at the barracks early Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Blooming Grove Township, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) ? Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and injuring another.



Multi-vehicle crash on Route 55 in Franklin Township

Multi-vehicle crash on Route 55 in Franklin TownshipA multi-vehicle crash caused delays on Route 55 in Franklin Township, NJ early Friday.