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Washington state teen shooter’s family living in ‘nightmare’

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Complex probe follows killing of deputies

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U.S. envoy travels to Ebola-stricken West Africa

By Michelle Nichols By Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S Continue reading

U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more states

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits. Continue reading

Obama commends New Yorkers for calm reaction to Ebola threat

By Jonathan Allen By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on “facts, not fear.” Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal guidelines. Continue reading

U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. Continue reading

Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters have rallied in Rome to protest Premier Matteo Renzi’s plan to make it easier to fire workers. Two noisy marches crisscrossed the heart of the Italian capital Saturday, snarling traffic for hours. Protesters cheered CGIL labor confederation head Susanna Camusso when she promised more protests and strikes unless Renzi abandons efforts to give employers considerably more leeway to fire workers Continue reading

Egypt leader: ‘Foreign hands’ behind Sinai attack

By MAGGIE MICHAEL and MAAMOUN YOUSSEF CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a “foreign-funded operation” and vowed to take drastic action against militants. In thundering remarks delivered before cameras ahead of a military funeral for the slain troops, el-Sissi said there are foreign powers that want to “break the back of Egypt,” without elaborating. He vowed to take drastic measures to uproot the militants and said Egypt is engaged in an “extensive war” that will last a long time. Continue reading

Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press LIBERAL, Kan. Continue reading

Serena Williams beats Wozniacki to reach WTA final

By CHRIS LINES, AP Sports Writer SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday. Continue reading