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New York • An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. Mayor …

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  • N. Idaho chapel refuses to do gay marriages under religious exemption
    Boise, Idaho • The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho says it will not challenge a northern Idaho wedding chapel’s refusal to conduct gay marriag …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 11:09 pm   |     Share
  • (FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Matthew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, serving a six-year sentence, speaks to The Associated Press)   in Pyongyang, North Korea. Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans, Miller and Kenneth Bae, remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) North Korea experts: U.S. must apologize to free detainees
    Pyongyang, North Korea • The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 12:57 pm   |     Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone. Cohen said Thursday that the militant group also has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) U.S.: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales
    Washington • Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 11:17 am   |     Share
  • Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Utah’s Chaffetz: Changes needed to ‘easy to get over’ White House fence
    Washington • The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two pol …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:36 pm   |     Share

  • FILE - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks during a Rural Tour stop at the Iowa State Fair, in this Aug. 19, 2009 file photo taken in Des Moines, Iowa. A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vilsack is scheduled to announce the funding Thursday Oct. 23, 2014 at a convention of Alaska Natives in Anchorage. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) Disqualified Navajo candidate aims to stay in race
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • A Navajo presidential candidate disqualified from the race after a court determined he could not speak the tribe’s language fluentl …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:27 am   |     Share
  • FILE - A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, in this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 file photo. The hospital said in financial statements Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that its revenue fell 25 percent in the first 20 days of October, shortly after Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted with Ebola. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit
    Dallas • The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, wi …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:15 am   |     Share
  • Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall
    Detroit • Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 10:06 am   |     Share
  • In this June 20, 2014 photo, North Korean residents walk on a road along a river in the town of Kimchaek, in North Korea's North Hamgyong province. The once-productive cities along its east coast, like the coal mining town of Kilju and the nearby city of Kimchaek - built around a sprawling but now eerily quiet ironworks complex - have become a rust belt, gritty and relentlessly gray. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) AP Exclusive: A week on the road in North Korea
    Lake Chon, North Korea • The Kaema Plateau, the “Roof of Korea,” is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 09:53 am   |     Share
  • In this frame grab taken from video, Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a televised address to the nation in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Harper called it the country’s second terrorist attack in three days. (AP Photo/APTN, Pool) Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
    Ottawa, Ontario • The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 09:16 pm   |     Share
  • This Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 still image from Video provided by Robin A. Bishop shows a bear cub walking through a Rite Aid store in Ashland, Ore.   Witnesses say the cub first showed up Sunday  at a nearby hotel, hopped out a window and crossed the street to the Rite Aid in Ashland, a city just north of the California border. (AP Photo/Robin A. Bishop) Bear cub strolls through Oregon drug store
    Ashland, Ore. • Some shoppers at an Oregon drug store got a surprise when they saw a bear cub scurrying down the aisles. Witnesses say the cub first s …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 07:22 am   |     Share
  • Puerto Rico federal judge upholds local laws banning gay marriage
    San Juan, Puerto Rico • A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 07:22 am   |     Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File) Navajo Nation’s highest court orders candidate off ballot over language fluency
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • A candidate for tribal president on the nation’s largest Indian reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednes …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 02:49 pm   |     Share
  • Veteran gets OK to be buried with gay partner
    Boise, Idaho • A U.S. Navy Veteran has received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in a southwest Idaho veterans cemetery followi …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 01:57 pm   |     Share
  • Inspector: ‘Serious lapse in judgment’ at Secret Service
    Washington • A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White Hou …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 12:30 pm   |     Share
  • FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington. A jury returned guilty verdicts for Slatten and three other former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
    Washington • Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 03:04 pm   |     Share
  • Student back in U.S. after being stuck in Mexico
    San Diego • A Mexico-born Harvard University student has returned to the United States after being stuck for months in his native country when he cros …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 11:59 am   |     Share
  • This undated handout image provided by Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group, shows a Deinocheirus. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found two large powerful arm bones of a new dinosaur species in Mongolia and figured it was a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for the dinosaur: “goofy” and “weird.” The dinosaur probably lumbered along like a cross between TV dinosaur Barney and Jar Jar Binks of Star Wars fame: 16-feet tall, 36-foot long, 7-tons with a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back. Throw in those killer claws, tufts of feathers here and there, and no teeth _ and try not to snicker. And if that’s not enough, it ate like a giant vacuum cleaner. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group) Goofy 7-ton dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
    Washington • Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome c …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 11:54 am   |     Share
  • Methodist panel to hear pastor’s appeal over gay wedding
    Memphis, Tenn. • A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an orda …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 02:39 pm   |     Share
  • This Oct. 15, 2014 photo shows a chrysanthemum display at Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo, of a plant whose blossoms are not quite in full bloom yet, grown into an unusual shape. As in the U.S., mums in Japan are beloved as a symbol of autumn, but in Japan they are also a national symbol, appearing on the imperial crest, passports and even the 50-yen coin, and they are celebrated in shows and festivals. (AP Photo/Linda Lombardi) Japan’s chrysanthemums: More than symbol of autumn
    Tokyo • When Americans think of flowers and Japan, we think of cherry blossoms. But to the Japanese, there’s a flower for every time of year, and righ …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 11:30 am   |     Share
  • Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent
    Washington • Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the governm …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 10:51 am   |     Share
  • This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
    Detroit • The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to dr …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 12:27 pm   |     Share