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Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect
LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.... 10/31/2014 4:05 AM

Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case
CHICAGO (AP) -- A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence that the other man was responsible.... 10/30/2014 10:12 PM

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.... 10/30/2014 7:49 PM

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.... 10/31/2014 1:56 AM

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4
WICHITA, 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.... 10/31/2014 3:48 AM

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.... 10/31/2014 1:29 AM

Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday.... 10/30/2014 9:59 PM

Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends
The successful end to a seven-week manhunt for a suspected police killer means some northeast Pennsylvania children will get to celebrate Halloween in the traditional fashion after all.... 10/31/2014 1:53 AM

Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats.... 10/31/2014 12:45 AM

Dallas nurse who survived Ebola to get dog back
DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill.... 10/31/2014 1:50 AM