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Temporary order restricts Maine nurse Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in W. Africa.

Monitoring and travel limits required for Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in W. Africa.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker panel discussion, "The Ebola Crisis: How it Arose and What you Need to Know" in New YorkBy Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries and praised the airlines still flying there. Amid controversy in the United States over some states ordering 21-day quarantines for nurses and doctors returning home after treating Ebola patients, Power said current federal rules balanced "the need to respond to the fears that this has generated" with the known science on the disease. ...

In this photo provided by Jay Boyle, emergency vehicles and first responders are on the scene of a small plane crash at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people. (AP Photo/Jay Boyle)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remain at the site as authorities assess what needs to be done to make the building safe to enter.

A fan cries holding a portrait of the slain Bafana-Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa during a memorial service in Johannesburg on October 30, 2014JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A suspect in the killing of the captain of South Africa's national soccer team has been arrested, a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority said on Friday. Spokesman Nathi Mncube said the suspect, Zanokuhle Mbatha, had made a brief appearance in the Boksburg Magistrate court east of Johannesburg. The case was postponed until Nov. 11. National soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was hit by a single round in the chest on Sunday night while confronting two intruders at the home of his girlfriend, actress and singer Kelly Khumalo. ...

By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A judge on Friday ordered an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for the disease to obey a state-imposed quarantine after she defied Maine officials and went for a bike ride. The temporary order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, turned up the heat in the confrontation over the quarantine between the New England state's officials and nurse Kaci Hickox. ...

Protestors on the rampage near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime president Blaise Compaore who seeks another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power.(AP Photo/Theo Renaut)OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending his 27 year rule of the West African country.

State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein, accused of opening fire on the barracks Sept. 12, killing state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and critically wounding Trooper Alex T. Douglass, was arrested Thursday night after a 48-day manhunt in the Pike and Monroe County woods. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer)MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.

By Joe McDonald MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and detained with the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after facing murder charges in court. The 31-year-old survivalist, who prosecutors say will face the death penalty if convicted, was caught on Thursday after a methodical seven-week search using a grid system and hundreds of law enforcement officers. U.S. ...

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, instructs nurse Kaci Hickox to submit to "direct active monitoring," and "not to be present in public places" like shopping centers, movie theaters or workplaces except to receive necessary healthcare. ...

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