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Democrat, U.S. Sen Jeanne Shaheen, left, shakes hands with her Republican opponent former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown before a live televised debate for U.S. Senate hosted by WMUR, the New Hampshire Union Leader, and The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Manchester, NH (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Shaheen, Brown take geography quiz in final debate

- Associated Press

Republican Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator now running in New Hampshire, appeared to have a bit trouble with geography in his final debate with Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Thursday.

NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

- Associated Press

The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

- Associated Press

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.

Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts

- Associated Press

Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains.

1-year term for ex-Ohio doctor who pushed pills

- Associated Press

A former doctor who pleaded guilty to distributing pain medication without a legitimate medical purpose was sentenced on Thursday to one year and one day in prison.

Tennessee Titans rookie NFL football player Taylor Lewan, right, leaves Washtenaw County District Court in Ann Arbor, Mich. after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors to resolve an assualt case involving an Ohio State fan, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Melanie Maxwell) LOCAL TV OUT. LOCAL INTERNET

Lewan makes plea deal in Michigan assault case

- Associated Press

Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan pleaded guilty Thursday to being drunk and disorderly in a plea deal that will put him on probation for a confrontation last year involving an Ohio State fan.

A Ebola health worker removes rubbish including plastic bottles from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

- Associated Press

Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.

Dr. Jonathan Samet, the senior scientific editor for the 2014 Surgeon General's Report and the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California, poses following an interview in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Samet, attending a medical conference on tobacco research, said that a half a century of surgeon general's reports on the dangers of smoking have played an important role in reducing smoking in the United States. The first surgeon general's report was issued 50 years ago in 1964. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

CVS exec: Ending tobacco sales the right thing

- Associated Press

A top executive of CVS Caremark said Thursday that ending tobacco sales at CVS drug stores last month was the right thing to do even though the sales brought in $1 billion in revenue.

MSU to boost biomedical engineering research

Associated Press

Michigan State University's College of Engineering plans to add a new academic department next year as part of an effort to boost research related to health care.

FILE - In this, Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, shows the home where five Utah family members found dead in their home, in Springville, Utah. Police say the deaths of five members of a Utah family whose bodies were found last month do not appear to be accidental or natural. Court documents obtained Wednesday show the five members of the Strack family, including three children, were found in their Springville home, covered in bedding with cups of red liquid next to the bodies. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths

- Associated Press

Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday.

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)

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

- Associated Press

Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

This video game image released by 2K Games shows a scene from "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth." (AP Photo/2K Games)

Review: 'Civilization' shoots for the stars

- Associated Press

Our planet isn't in very good shape. The good news, according to "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth" (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we'll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we'd better start looking for a new home.

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo Polish-French film director Roman Polanski holds his best director award during the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony in Paris, Friday Feb. 28, 2014. Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Spokeswoman for the prosecutors in Krakow, Boguslawa Marcinkowska, said the filmmaker remained free but available for further proceedings. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

Associated Press

Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.