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Pennsylvania sniper held without bail in trooper shooting

By Joe McDonald MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and held with the handcuffs of a Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of slaying, was held without bail on Friday after facing murder charges in court. A massive police presence surrounded the 31-year-old survivalist, who prosecutors say will face the death penalty, as he was escorted in and out of the Pike County Courthouse for a preliminary arraignment on a first-degree murder charge and one count of homicide of a police officer, among other charges. ...


Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

By Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...


U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

U.S. President Obama makes a statement about Syria in the State Dining Room at the White House in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday?s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress appears ready for a broader discussion on the operations than it was prepared to hold during the run-up to the election. ...



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.



Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

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.


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 is back on in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks gripped by a massive manhunt for the suspect in the killing of state trooper.



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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) ? Maine asks court to restrict movements of nurse who defied voluntary Ebola quarantine .


Giants fans start early to snag prime parade spots

San Francisco Giants fans celebrate after the Giants won Game 7 to win the World Series baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals at Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? San Francisco Giants fans are already grabbing prime viewing spots for the team's victory parade through downtown.



Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) ? Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.


Marine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) ? Attorneys for a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.