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State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein, accused of opening fire on the barracks Sept. 12, killing state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and critically wounding Trooper Alex T. Douglass, was arrested Thursday night after a 48-day manhunt in the Pike and Monroe County woods. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer)Survivalist Eric Frein surrenders to U.S. marshals, ending a lengthy manhunt.


10/31/2014 12:53:58 AM

Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera and her brother AlexMATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.


10/31/2014 1:34:18 AM

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. ...

10/30/2014 10:27:51 PM

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. ...


10/30/2014 11:14:19 PM

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. ...


10/30/2014 10:45:50 PM

FILE - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greeting Iowans after speaking at a fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Davenport, Iowa. Christie is headlining Branstad's birthday bash in Clive, Iowa, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014, one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, cementing his status as Branstad's favored 2016 candidate and giving him his biggest platform yet to appeal to activists in the state. (Charlie Neibergall, File/AP Photo)The "sit down and shut up" approach plays well in New Jersey, but it could be seen as phony bluster in some states.


10/30/2014 7:32:53 AM

OBAMA/At a time when "The world is a mess," President Barack Obama has packed too many political appointees into top jobs at the State Department, and should replace retiring Deputy Secretary of State William Burns with a career diplomat, a foreign service group warns.


10/30/2014 12:46:15 PM

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDITWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.


10/30/2014 9:48:41 PM

A Palestinian flag hangs outside the Palestinian Representative Office in Stockholm, Sweden capital, on October 30, 2014Israel responds to Sweden's recognition of a Palestinian state.


10/30/2014 1:40:08 PM

A private open-air bazaar is selling pumpkins of all sizes as decoration, ahead of Halloween that is taking root in Poland, especially among school children, but also for soup, cakes and sweet-and-sour preserves for the winter, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)The police manhunt for Eric Frein costs kids the fun of trick-or-treating.


10/30/2014 7:53:38 PM

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The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm CSC after being partially acquitted of other hacking charges in Sweden. In the Danish case, Svartholm […]

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10/30/2014 3:20:57 PM

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10/30/2014 12:26:27 PM

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10/30/2014 12:12:03 PM

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10/30/2014 11:00:33 AM

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10/30/2014 10:41:15 AM

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Hey, spiders are just trying to make a living. Sometimes in your house.

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10/30/2014 10:05:51 AM

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10/30/2014 9:00:17 AM

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10/30/2014 8:00:48 AM

Sneaky Jays Look and Listen to Steal From Others

In a new study, Rachael Shaw, of Victoria University of Wellington, and Nicola Clayton, of the University of Cambridge, tested whether Eurasian jays can recall and use both visual and auditory information when stealing other birds' caches.

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10/30/2014 7:49:55 AM