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WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.

Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa.

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

WASHINGTON— While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. They just don't see the law going away, even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections.

OSIJEK, Croatia — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

DENVER — A terror suspect challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program wants prosecutors to reveal how they built their case against him.

NEW YORK — Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards.

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center.

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night.

NEW YORK — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years.

NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

EVERETT, Wash. — The man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship, according to papers filed in court.

ATLANTA — Health officials released new guidelines Monday for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.

WASHINGTON — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

GARY, Ind. — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

SAN FRANCISCO — The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

HARTFORD, Conn. — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

WASHINGTON — Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder.

A cemetery in central Illinois is embarking on an unusual marketing campaign that includes a 5K race and actors dressing as people buried there.

Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city.

NASHVILLE — Outgoing state Sen. Jim Summerville is facing stalking and assault charges, a month after being arrested for public intoxication.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens have a longstanding tradition of playing lockdown defense — a trait the current unit intends to uphold.

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

LANDOVER, Md. — Colt McCoy had trouble keeping his eyes dry and his voice steady.

DENVER — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

OSIJEK, Croatia — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Sunday it is ready to provide aid to the Lebanese army as well as the Shiite Hezbollah group to help combat "terrorists."

TOKYO — Japan's trade minister has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws.

LOS ANGELES — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — During the summer and school year, basketball "is life" for Oakland Middle eighth-grader Allie Hopkins.

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is assembling a group of experts to serve on a newly created Ebola response team.

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will soon deploy 200 special forces troops in Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi security forces a month after the Australians were sent to the Middle East, the foreign minister said Monday.

CONCORD, N.H. — Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.

DEWITT, N.Y. — New York resident Matt Ficarra has been paralyzed from the chest down since an accident three years ago, but that didn't stop him from walking down the aisle.

HELSINKI — The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion in the area.

HAMMOND, Ind. — An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police said Sunday.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

HONOLULU — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday afternoon after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which for several days has been churning dangerously close by.

NEW YORK — A man was under arrest Sunday in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter, whose 5-year-old brother also was assaulted.

DAYTON, Ohio — The daughter of Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has been seriously injured in an Ohio car accident and is hospitalized in critical condition.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.

MADRID — A Spanish nursing assistant appears to have recovered from the Ebola virus, authorities said Sunday, nearly two weeks after she became the first person infected outside West Africa in the current outbreak.

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens have a longstanding tradition of playing lockdown defense — a trait the current unit intends to uphold.

LANDOVER, Md. — After Kirk Cousins was benched at halftime, Colt McCoy's first pass was a career-long 70-yarder that gave the Washington Redskins their first lead of the game.

WASHINGTON — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Nick Chubb provided an encore performance more than worthy of his well-known predecessor.

NASHVILLE — The owner of The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville has bought the building the popular attraction is located in to make way for an expansion.

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