Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program....
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Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm
SINGAPORE (AP) -- The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city....
Brazil votes for next leader after bitter campaign
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- President Dilma Rousseff is counting on Brazilians' gratefulness for a decade of progress to overcome concerns about a sluggish economy as the leftist leader seeks re-election on Sunday after a bitter, unpredictable campaign....
Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych....
Firefighters called to house blaze find man's body
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters called to a blaze at a home in Washington, Pennsylvania found a man's body inside....
Police: Man kills, robs victim he met online
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man who allegedly skipped his September trial on child rape charges has been charged with robbing and killing a suburban Philadelphia man he met on the Internet, then using the victim's bank and credit cards in at least five states before his arrest in North Carolina....
Corbett attacks Wolf tax plan as election looms
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three months ago, Gov. Tom Corbett pushed the state's $50 billion-plus public pension debt to center stage in his re-election campaign, calling it "the driver" that has pushed up local property taxes and siphoned away money badly needed by public schools....
Pa. congressional races could produce surprises
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's midterm elections for Congress, overshadowed by the statewide race for governor and mostly robbed of suspense by partisan redistricting, are expected by many observers to simply reaffirm the status quo....
Pope Francis has allowed the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican to be rented out for Porsche to entertain 40 high-paying tourists. It's the first time the Sistine Chapel has been rented out for a corporate function. A spokesman for the Vatican Museums said firms such as Porsche would be asked to make a donation for the use of the chapel, with the money passed on to Roman Catholic charities of the Pope's choice. He said the Vatican would limit the number of visitors allowed inside the chapel amid fears that Michelangelo's frescoes are being damaged by the breath and sweat of so many tourists.
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