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Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Richard Weizel WEST HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ...



Prosecutors accept proposed trial delay for Colorado cinema gunman

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialDENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Colorado theater massacre case do not oppose a defense request to delay the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes until early next year, court papers showed on Thursday. A ruling by the judge on whether to postpone the trial is pending. Earlier this week, public defenders asked Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour to postpone the trial, which is set to begin in December, because they needed more time to review results of a second sanity examination. ...



Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence, dogs cleared for duty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds after facing Secret Service dogs that stopped and attacked him, the Secret Service said. ...


AccuWeather: Cloudy, Windy and Cool This Afternoon

AccuWeather: Cloudy, Windy and Cool This AfternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says the weather gets better and a bit milder on Friday.



Argentina issues $1 billion, 2-year bond

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) ? Argentina is launching a new two-year sovereign bond for $1 billion.


Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery case

Former Philadelphia traffic judge charged in bribery caseA former Philadelphia traffic court judge is being charged with bribery for allegedly taking a Tiffany bracelet in an undercover sting.



HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Andrew Slavitt, group executive vice president for Optum/QSSI, left, and Lynn Spellecy, corporate counsel for Equifax Workforce Solutions, listen to questioning during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with contractors that built the federal government's health care websites in Washington. It turns out HealthCare.gov?s new EZ application for coverage can?t be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens. Slavitt, now the top technology official for HealthCare.gov, said there have been several improvements to make things easier for immigrants, including expanding the list of documents that people can use to establish eligibility and updating the computer system so it won?t get hung up on certain special characters used in some names. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? HealthCare.gov's simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can't be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers.



Ohio State: Fired band director was dishonest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Ohio State University's fired band director witnessed more sexually charged incidents than previously reported, once proposed punishing a female band member who reported sexual assault and kept a calendar of nearly nude male band members in his office, school attorneys said in response to his federal lawsuit.


Maine man's ashes launched into space

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, an urn containing the ashes of C.J. Twomey sits on a shelf at his parent's home in Auburn, Maine. C.J. committed suicide three and a half years earlier. On Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a rocket containing a vial of C.J.?s ashes was launched from the New Mexican desert into space before landing in the White Sands Missile Range. His ashes had previously been released in nearly all 50 states and dozens of places overseas. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)AUBURN, Maine (AP) ? A Maine mother who's using social media to have her son's ashes scattered all over the world has sent him on his greatest journey yet: to space.



Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) ? A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man appeared in a suburban Detroit courtroom Thursday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million.