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Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting.

New York 'fully prepared' to handle Ebola case
Hazmat crews unload barrels to take into the apartment building of Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, October 24, 2014 in New YorkNew York's mayor said America's largest city was fully equipped to handle Ebola as authorities sought to calm fears Friday about the virus spreading, after a doctor tested positive for the disease. Craig Spencer, 33, was in stable condition in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center on Friday after testing positive for the illness, which has killed nearly 4,900 people in West Africa. He was rushed to the hospital with fever and gastrointestinal symptoms on Thursday, a week after returning from treating Ebola patients in Guinea with the charity group Doctors Without Borders. New York, one of the largest points of entry in the United States, had been braced for months for a possible Ebola case.

Maddon excises opt-out, won't return to Rays
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon smiles during a news conference before Game 3 of baseball's American League division series against the Boston Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays announced Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joe Maddon won't be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays.

WHO: Mali case may have infected many people
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says a toddler who brought Ebola to Mali was bleeding from her nose during her journey on public transport and may have infected many people.

Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama
President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker
PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries.

U.S. appeals court rules for GM in Spyker's Saab sale lawsuit
An Opel car stands in front of the company's logo during the first media day of the 80th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in GenevaBy Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - General Motors Co persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker NV accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Friday said Spyker failed to show GM intentionally interfered with the Dutch company's effort to sell Saab to Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co, leading to Saab's bankruptcy. GM had sold a majority of Saab to Spyker in 2010. ...

Jenny McCarthy brings her personality to radio
FILE - In this May 14, 2014, file photo, actress Jenny McCarthy attends "A Celebration of Barbara Walters " in New York. SiriusXM announced that Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, a new daily live morning radio show on SiriusXM will launch on Monday, Oct. 27. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For those who wonder if that so-called "honeymoon period" for a newly married couple is real, look no further than TV-radio personality Jenny McCarthy and actor-singer Donnie Wahlberg.

Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military
Palestinian youths from the Jalazoun refugee camp clash with Israeli security forces on a road at the entrance of the Jewish West Bank settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah, on October 24, 2014RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase
Carl Edwards leaves the garage after practice for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series NASCAR auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

Rebels, peshmerga set to reinforce Syria's Kobane
People look at the Syrian town of Kobane from the Turkish border, near the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, October 24, 2014Hundreds of Syrian rebels are to reinforce Kurdish fighters defending the border town of Kobane, neighbouring Turkey said Friday, as Washington voiced confidence that its fall to jihadists could be averted. Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region also plans to send reinforcements to Kobane, which has held off a relentless assault from the Islamic State (IS) group for more than five weeks. US-led air strikes have helped the Kurdish defenders, but commanders have complained that their forces are exhausted and need help. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Syrian Kurds had "accepted 1,300 people from the (mainly Arab) Free Syrian Army and they are holding talks to determine the transit route."

Redskins' RG3 speaks, says he won't rush return
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have allowed Robert Griffin III to break his silence about his injury.

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, women walk by a statue of Joseph and Emma Smith outside the church office building during the 182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had an underage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay reveals. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most of Smith’s wives were between 20 and 40 years old but that one was just 14. While part of the church's early days, polygamy has been banned in the faith since 1890. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Scott Sommerdorf, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new church essay says Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced.

Henley's putting gets him early lead at Sea Island
Will MacKenzie reacts to a putt on the 10th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Russell Henley tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 on Friday to take the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

Euro zone risks 'relapse into recession' without structural reforms: Draghi
Germany's Chancellor Merkel and France's President Hollande arrive for a working session during an EU summit in BrusselsBy Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The ECB's president warned divided euro zone leaders on Friday they risked "a relapse into recession" if they failed to press ahead with structural economic reforms, a message welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. With a recovery coming to a halt in the second quarter and depressed prices reflecting near record unemployment, France and Italy want to shift away from the spending cuts that marked the bloc's response to the 2009-2012 crisis. ...

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