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Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt
BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended with his arrest on Thursday.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:45:50 GMT)

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail
CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:27:51 GMT)

Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. engine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co's defense division said on Thursday.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:26:40 GMT)

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State
SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:21:37 GMT)

Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ex-Soviet neighbor over the winter in return for payments funded in part by Kiev's Western creditors.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:04:14 GMT)

Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
(Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:00:58 GMT)

Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap
ISHINOMAKI Japan (Reuters) - Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. That means Keiko Abe is heading into a fourth winter of sub-zero temperatures in a cramped, temporary dwelling that is succumbing to the elements.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:57:35 GMT)

Citigroup sets aside $600 million more to cover legal costs
(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries," while also disclosing that it was subject to foreign exchange market probes.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:11:31 GMT)

Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion money trap
ISHINOMAKI Japan (Reuters) - Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. That means Keiko Abe is heading into a fourth winter of sub-zero temperatures in a cramped, temporary dwelling that is succumbing to the elements.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:26 GMT)

Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down immediately following a day of violent protests.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:50 GMT)

Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor
CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:56:53 GMT)

Burkina army imposes interim government after crowd burns parliament
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government on Thursday after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:55:06 GMT)

Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ex-Soviet neighbor over the winter in return for payments funded in part by Kiev's Western creditors.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:50:26 GMT)

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:34:55 GMT)

Pennsylvania manhunt ends with capture of police ambush suspect
TANNERSVILLE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in September was taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, police said on Thursday.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:26:58 GMT)

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State
SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:24:32 GMT)

Citigroup sets aside $600 million more to cover legal costs
(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries," while also disclosing that it was subject to foreign exchange market probes.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:22:50 GMT)

Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:20:56 GMT)

Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
(Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:23:24 GMT)

Kerry says reported U.S. slur of Israel's Netanyahu 'damaging'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:14:33 GMT)

Stockton, California, workers relieved as judge ruling secures pensions
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Stockton, California, employees breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as a judge ruled the city could exit bankruptcy, leaving benefits administered by public pension giant Calpers untouched.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:13:04 GMT)

National Guard heads to Hawaii town threatened by river of lava
PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - A contingent of National Guard troops was dispatched to a Hawaii town on Thursday to provide security to the Big Island community threatened by a river of molten lava that is slowly creeping toward the town's main road, an emergency official said.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:52:57 GMT)

Trade, defense buoy U.S. economy, but some weakness creeps in
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but domestic demand slipped, hinting at some loss of momentum.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:59:30 GMT)

East Ukraine separatists hold vote to gain legitimacy, promise normalcy
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - On a campaign trip, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic lit candles at a Russian Orthodox Church and kissed icons of Jesus and the Virgin Mary before dashing off to meet about 100 voters in a local factory.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:58:30 GMT)

Exclusive: Canada spy agency must improve information sharing - watchdog
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's spy agency must have national standards to improve how its regional surveillance teams share information, the chairwoman of the agency's civilian watchdog said in the wake of the killings of two Canadian soldiers last week.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:32 GMT)

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