NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others NEW YORK (AP) - Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all medical workers and other arriving travelers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The move came after a physician who returned to New York City a week ago from treating Ebola patients in Guinea fell ill with the virus. Many New Yorkers were dismayed to learn that in the days after he came home, Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, took a cab, went bowling, visited a coffee shop and ate at a restaurant in the city of 8 million.
Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said. Students in the cafeteria said the gunman stared at the students as he shot them. They described a chaotic scene at Marysville Pilchuck High School, as panicked students ran for safety.
Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) - New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets - weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters in the key Syrian border town of Kobani have held off a month-long offensive by the Islamic State group with the help of a U.S.-led campaign of airstrikes.
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Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight, Less than half, 43 percent, approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling the danger posed by the extremist militants.
Remains belong to missing Virginia student CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge. University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. The remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles from the Charlottesville campus, in a heavily wooded area of Albemarle County that is home to rolling hills and horse farms.
After attacks, Canada balances security, openness OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower. That sensibility has been tested by two deadly attacks this week on symbols of the government, one of them at the Parliament building itself. The assaults, which the prime minister has described as terror attacks, left two soldiers dead in their homeland and exposed vulnerabilities in safeguarding the capital.
Putin accuses US of undermining global stability MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply. In an emotional speech before international political experts, Putin unleashed scathing criticism of the United States for what he called its disregard of international law and unilateral use of force.
US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies. After weeks of speculation over the fate of Europe's economy, Ebola fears and plunging oil prices, investors were able to get back to basics. Wall Street is in the midst of one of the busiest times of the year, when companies report their quarterly results. Ultimately what drives stock prices higher is the potential for a company to earn more, so higher profits generally mean higher stock prices.
Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud - even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits. After all, when Amazon.com filed for its IPO 17 years ago, it was very clear: the company would post losses for the "foreseeable future" while it invested in the business to drive bigger and bigger sales. Stockholders seemed to like playing Bezos' long game: shares more than quadrupled between 2010 and 2014 to over $400 apiece.
College player fights tumor for moment on court CINCINNATI (AP) - Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and robs her of coordination. Days when it would be easy just to stay in bed.