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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. ...

Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended with his arrest on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, had eluded capture by hundreds of law enforcement officers since the Sept. 12 ambush outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. ...

Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

Thousands of demonstrators protest against an internet tax planned to be introduced by the Hungarian government for the second time in two days in front of the Ministry of National Economy in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015. The inscription on Guy Fawkes mask reads: "Unity, freedom!" (AP Photo/MTI, Janos Marjai)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ? Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.

Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai delivers his speech at the opening ceremony of the 4th Ministerial Conference of Istanbul Process of Afghanistan, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)BEIJING (AP) ? Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, in an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks aimed at bringing down his month-old government.

Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on Route 55 in Franklin Township

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

Arraignment set for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

Arraignment set for suspected cop killer Eric FreinAn arraignment is set for 9:00 a.m. for Eric Frein after federal marshals apprehended the fugitive last night at an abandoned airport hangar.

Parachutist rescued from Missouri television tower

ST. LOUIS (AP) ? Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.

Firefighter injured in apartment blaze in West Philadelphia

Firefighter injured in apartment blaze in West PhiladelphiaA firefighter and resident were injured in a massive apartment blaze in West Philadelphia late Thursday night.

1 killed in multi-vehicle crash in Bucks Co.

1 killed in multi-vehicle crash in Bucks Co.Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that left one person dead in Falls Township, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.