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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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....
WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....
Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces....
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....
Students: Nixing football sends no-hazing message
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by canceling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival....
Yellow Jackets top mistake-prone Pitt 56-28
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson challenged his defense to get more aggressive after the Yellow Jackets gave up 579 yards in a loss to North Carolina a week ago....
Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."...
Konerko, Rollins 1st co-winners of Clemente Award
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award....
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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