Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDITWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.



Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on an hour-long bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.



Lebanese army detains 50 in north after weekend clashes

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese troops detained 50 people in raids on towns and Syrian refugee camps in the north of the country, the army said on Thursday, part of a security crackdown after battles with Islamist gunmen over the weekend. The army has mounted several raids since Islamist militants clashed with soldiers in and around the northern city of Tripoli from Friday to Sunday, some of the worst fighting to spill over to Lebanon from the Syrian civil war. Soldiers moved on the towns of al-Minya, Mashta Hassan, Mashta Hammoud and refugee camps in the town of Behneen on Wednesday. ...
Labour faces collapse in support in Scotland - poll

Ed Miliband, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, sings "Jerusalem" as his party's conference is closed in ManchesterLONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party could be almost wiped out in Scotland at a UK-wide election next year, a poll showed on Thursday, raising questions about its ability to defeat Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. The poll, by Ipsos MORI, showed just 23 percent of Scottish voters planned to back the left-leaning party, which has been hurt by the rise in popularity of the Scottish National Party (SNP) despite the SNP's failure to secure Scottish independence. Labour has traditionally dominated Scottish politics and won 41 of 59 Scottish seats in Britain's parliament in the last UK-wide election, in 2010. By contrast, Ipsos said 52 percent of Scots planned to back the SNP, who led the push for Scottish independence at a referendum last month.



FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.


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