The Associated Press

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detainedWASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held....

Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gearBALTIMORE (AP) -- Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola....

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in JanuaryGENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone - a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago....

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in NovemberWASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see....

Assad pursues withering campaign against rebelsBEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government....

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadisDENVER (AP) -- The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists....