Personal Finance• Tech-savvy grandma saves Kansas Democrats
Joan Wagnon, 74, is close to reviving her party after a stunning GOP defeat in 2010.
• Ebola quarantines a 'disincentive' for health workers
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Yahoo News Friday that “blanket restrictions” on health care workers returning from West Africa could worsen the Ebola epidemic in the region.
• Space tourism rocket explodes in desert
Pilot of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo ejected, suffered serious injuries; co-pilot died.
• Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients
By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge ruled on Friday that a U.S. nurse who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa does not need to be confined to her home, declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational." Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day isolation regime became a key battle in the dispute between some U.S. states and the federal government. ...
• Third victim in Washington state school shooting rampage dies
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe injuries after being shot in the head during last Friday's incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...
• Former U.S. Marine freed after spending months in Mexican jail
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine, who had been held in Mexican jail for months after arriving at the border from California with guns in his vehicle, was freed on psychological grounds on Friday, a Mexican court said. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, an American veteran of the war in Afghanistan who left the U.S. Marines in 2012, had been held in Mexico since his March 31 arrest by Mexican customs agents at the San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. After agents discovered three guns in his pick-up truck, he was charged with weapons offenses and put in prison. ...
• Why judge sided with nurse Kaci Hickox against restrictions
A state judge in Maine has sided with nurse Kaci Hickox and rejected a request by state officials that her movements be restricted out of an abundance of caution over her recent exposure to the Ebola virus while treating patients in West Africa.
• State Dept. defends balance of career vs. political posts
Foreign service officers vs. political appointees, round 1 million. The State Department rejects criticism that President Barack Obama's administration has given too many diplomatic jobs to political appointees.
• Obama's 'Mad Men' reference on campaign trail
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."
• Fireworks factory fire leads to massive blaze
Fireworks factory fire leads to massive blaze
• Drivers scramble for flying cash on highway
A sudden calamity led to a mad dash for cash in Maryland traffic.
• Court: Stay 3 feet away from others
Temporary order restricts Maine nurse Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in W. Africa.
• 1 dead, 1 hurt in Virgin Galactic space ship crash
Witness says SpaceShipTwo exploded during test flight over California's Mojave Desert.
• UK Halloween sets heat record
London (AFP) - Britain enjoyed the hottest Halloween on record on Friday, forecasters said, ending an unusually mild October with temperatures topping 23 degrees Celcius.
• Pa. trooper ambush suspect jeered at court appearance
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
• Crews work to recover bodies of 4 at Wichita airport
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a Kansas airport, then made a steep left bank before crashing into a flight training facility, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
• Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power
By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power. Compaore, a taciturn former soldier in office since a 1987 military coup, had sought to defy popular pressure for him to step down after a day of violent unrest on Thursday in which demonstrators burned parliament and ransacked state television. ...
• Apologies demanded for senator's comments on race
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.
• UN: Worldwide recruiting for jihadists is working
New report says foreign fighters joining terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," 15K in Syria, Iraq alone.
• Suspect arrested in killing of S. Africa's national soccer team captain
By Zandi Shabalala JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A suspect in the killing of the captain and goalkeeper of South Africa's national soccer team has been arrested after witnesses picked him out in an identity parade, police said in a statement on Friday. The police said Zanokuhle Mbatha, 25, had been charged in connection with the case. Local media said the charges included murder. Soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was hit by a single gun shot to the chest on Sunday night while confronting two intruders at the home of his girlfriend, actress and singer Kelly Khumalo. ...