The Brief

Maine Nurse Challenges Mandatory Quarantine Order

Ebola Nurse Wins Legal Fight

A judge rejected Maine's attempt to forcibly quarantine a nurse who has been clashing with officials over her defiance of an Ebola quarantine

A car runs past fall foliage in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, on Oct. 28, 2014.

Eastern U.S. Set for Cold Snap

The southern Appalachians should expect up to eight inches of snow by Saturday morning as areas down to Miami face record-low weekend temperatures

Kay Hagan, Thom Tills

Election Season Enters Final Stretch

Millions of votes have been cast, the last ads have been cut and there’s barely a household that remains blessedly untouched by the fight for the U.S. Senate. Here are four things to watch four days before the midterm elections

Red cross members from Guinea place an Ebola-infected body into a grave in a cemetery now overwhelmed with fresh graves in Gueckedou, Guinea on Oct. 17, 2014.

Ebola Death Toll Nears 5,000

Almost 5,000 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. More than 13,500 cases have been confirmed, but the spread of the deadly disease may have slowed in recent weeks

Paper cups of different sizes are seen on display at Starbuck's first Colombian store at 93 park in Bogota

Starbucks Announces Plans for Coffee Delivery Service

If you’re one of those people that can’t start their day without a cup of Starbucks coffee, you may soon have to go no farther than your front door. During the company’s earnings conference call, CEO Howard Schultz outlined plans to begin a delivery service next year

Jennifer Lawrence

American Hustle Microwave Scene Sparks Lawsuit

Investigative science author Paul Brodeur has filed a defamation lawsuit against Columbia Pictures and the other companies behind American Hustle. Brodeur has written about the hazards of microwaves but claims he has never said that they leach the nutrition out of food

J.K. Rowling at the Southbank Centre in London in 2012.

J.K. Rowling Reveals 'Purest Dislike' for Dolores Umbridge

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling published a brand new essay Friday about one of her greatest villains: the Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. She reveals she feels the "purest dislike" for this nemesis of Harry, and that Umbridge is based on a real person

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania

Accused Cop Killer Arrested After 7-Week Manhunt

Pennsylvania State Police, ending a seven-week manhunt, have captured a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other. Eric Frein, 31, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said

Mosul Iraq ISIS

ISIS Revenge Killings Reportedly Target Sunni Tribe in Iraq

Fighters from the militant group that has taken over vast swaths of Iraq are summarily executing members of a Sunni tribe that resisted their advance. “We were fighting ISIS with rifles, and it was fighting us with heavy machine guns,” one tribal member said

The Temple Mount compound with The Dome of the Rock seen in Jerusalem, Oct. 30, 2014.

Heavy Security as Israel Reopens Jerusalem Holy Site

Israel deployed security personnel amid rising tensions on Friday as Muslim worshippers — men must be over the age of 50 — made their way through a welter of Israeli checkpoints to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary