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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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Ebola health worker removes rubbish including plastic bottles from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday.  (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)
Ebola health worker removes rubbish including plastic bottles from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)
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WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over.

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Repaired section of the embankment river wall that was damaged by a German bomb dropped during World War II is seen in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Repaired section of the embankment river wall that was damaged by a German bomb dropped during World War II is seen in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Honor for hero who saved London from WWII flooding

LONDON (AP) -- Every day, boats full of tourists and commuters float by a pale patch on the wall that lines the River Thames near Britain's Houses of Parliament.

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Lava that has pushed through a fence marking a property boundary above the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii.  (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)
Lava that has pushed through a fence marking a property boundary above the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)
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Slithering lava sends Hawaii residents from homes

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Lava is expected to slither past properties across the street from Jeff and Denise Lagrimas' home on Hawaii's Big Island as it works its way to the ocean.

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WATCH: Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening

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Beach club destroyed by Superstorm Sandy lays on the sea wall in Sea Bright, N.J.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Beach club destroyed by Superstorm Sandy lays on the sea wall in Sea Bright, N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Report faults Red Cross response to Sandy and Isaac

NEW YORK (AP) -- The American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and often seemed more focused on public relations than on helping storm victims, according to a report from investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica and NPR published Wednesday, the second anniversary of Sandy.

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