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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

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards
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.... 10/30/2014 10:30 PM

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to 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 around Wichita.... 10/30/2014 10:43 PM

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- The 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.... 10/30/2014 10:33 PM

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

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.... 10/30/2014 10:23 PM

FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.... 10/30/2014 7:41 PM

Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn't taste juicy or salty enough?... 10/30/2014 6:36 PM

New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary
NEW YORK (AP) -- Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time.... 10/30/2014 10:38 PM