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AP Top News at 2:43 p.m. EDT

Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama
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. Nurse Nina Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," as she left the National Institutes of Health's hospital outside Washington.


NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected
NEW YORK (AP) - Officials tamped down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. The warnings came as Dr. Craig Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone to his family and assisting disease detectives who are accounting for his every movement since arriving in New York from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17.


Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said Friday. Assam Rashid, spokesman for the British Columbia Muslim Association, said Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, visited the Masjid Al-Salaam mosque for several months in 2011 before he was told not to come back.


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Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) - Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught. But Syrian opposition activists denied there were any such plans, and Kurdish fighters reacted angrily to the announcement, viewing it as a slight to their dogged defense of the town over the past month.


Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) - The United States is destabilizing the global order by trying to impose its will on other nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries. In a speech to political experts in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin pointed to wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria as examples of botched U.S. policies that have led to chaos.


Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse. Parliamentary elections on Sunday promise to usher in a fresh class of politicians, but for millions of Ukrainians change is no promise of improvement


Man detained in destruction of disputed statue
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Federal authorities have detained a man who they say admitted to driving a car into a disputed Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma Capitol building, smashing it to pieces. U.S. Secret Service agent David Allison says the man was detained Friday after he showed up at a federal building in Oklahoma City, rambling and making derogatory statements about the president.


US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks advanced yet again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, led by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and UPS. Amazon sank after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 105 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,783 as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,961 and the Nasdaq composite is up 20 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,473.


Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London's Science Museum, taking off a glove to press a tablet screen as 600 guests looked on. The message, "I hope people will enjoy visiting" the exhibition, was sent instantly through the official British monarchy account on the social media website.


TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series
NEW YORK (AP) - The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The network had already completed filming of another season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and was set to begin airing it at the end of this year.