Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him....
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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....
Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces....
Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured....
Police: Man kills, robs victim he met online
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man who allegedly skipped his September trial on child rape charges has been charged with robbing and killing a suburban Philadelphia man he met on the Internet, then using the victim's bank and credit cards in at least five states before his arrest in North Carolina....
Corbett attacks Wolf tax plan as election looms
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three months ago, Gov. Tom Corbett pushed the state's $50 billion-plus public pension debt to center stage in his re-election campaign, calling it "the driver" that has pushed up local property taxes and siphoned away money badly needed by public schools....
Pa. congressional races could produce surprises
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's midterm elections for Congress, overshadowed by the statewide race for governor and mostly robbed of suspense by partisan redistricting, are expected by many observers to simply reaffirm the status quo....
Students: Nixing football sends no-hazing message
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by canceling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival....
Yellow Jackets top mistake-prone Pitt 56-28
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson challenged his defense to get more aggressive after the Yellow Jackets gave up 579 yards in a loss to North Carolina a week ago....
Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."...
Konerko, Rollins 1st co-winners of Clemente Award
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award....
When 29-year-old Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with incurable Stage 4 brain cancer, she and her husband moved to Oregon, where she is able to take advantage of the state's Death with Dignity law. She says she'll likely choose to die on November 1. Doctors say she has only months to live. Doctor-assisted suicide is illegal in most states including Pennsylvania.
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