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Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Judge in Maine rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kari Hickox

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

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Black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita,where officials say a plane crashed (AP Photo/KAKE News)
Black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita,where officials say a plane crashed (AP Photo/KAKE News)
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Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Work begins Friday to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said.

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Houses sit among recent lava flow in Kalapana, Hawaii
Houses sit among recent lava flow in Kalapana, Hawaii (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
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Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- The Hawaii 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.

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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, left, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks with the media at the Los Harmanitos Restaurant in Farmington, N.M.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, left, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks with the media at the Los Harmanitos Restaurant in Farmington, N.M. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria)
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Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

DENVER (AP) -- As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.

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Pennsylvania State Police Troopers take away suspected killer Eric Frein from the Blooming Grove State Police barracks
Pennsylvania State Police Troopers take away suspected killer Eric Frein from the Blooming Grove State Police barracks (AP Photo /The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
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Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said.

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Nurse Kaci Hickox rides away from the home she is staying in on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride, Thursday. ( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Nurse Kaci Hickox rides away from the home she is staying in on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride, Thursday. ( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride.

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A truck passes the rural home in Fort Kent, Maine, where Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, is staying.
A truck passes the rural home in Fort Kent, Maine, where Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, is staying. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Showdown imminent over nurse’s quarantine in Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.

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An aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii
An aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)
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Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is about 100 feet from a home on the Big Island.

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Ventura County and Navy firefighters examine the scene where a military jet crashed into a field near Naval Station Ventura County near Port Hueneme, Calif.
Ventura County and Navy firefighters examine the scene where a military jet crashed into a field near Naval Station Ventura County near Port Hueneme, Calif. (AP Photo/FLMedia, Johnny Corona)
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Military jet crashes in California, killing pilot

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) -- A military jet has crashed into a field near a naval base in Southern California, killing the pilot.

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Saudi and expatriate girls practice basketball at a private sports club in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
Saudi and expatriate girls practice basketball at a private sports club in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams.

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