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FILE - This undated file photo, provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department shows missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham. Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of Hannah Graham, a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 ending a search that left the campus and community on edge. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department, File)

Remains Are Those of Missing Virginia Student

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Richmond, Va. — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge. University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. Her remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles from campus, in a heavily wooded area of Albemarle County that is home to rolling hills and horse farms. The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham. …

Two Students Dead in Shooting at High School in Washington

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Marysville, Wash. (ap) — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring …

At Least 25 Dead in Attack On Egyptian Checkpoint

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cairo — Suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula on Friday staged the deadliest attack of the year on a checkpoint in the volatile desert region, killing at least 25 people at a military checkpoint, according to Egyptian state television. Those killed in what appeared to be a multi-pronged assault were believed to be primarily police and military conscripts, though it is common …

NYC Doctor Back From Africa Has Ebola

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the …

Man’s Ashes to Be Scattered in Mo. Fireworks Display

Friday, October 24, 2014

Springfield, Mo. — A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father’s ashes, anyway. Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver’s cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his …

Canada Rethinks Security Laws

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ottawa, Canada — As U.S. military forces have engaged in more than a decade of war across the Middle East, America has found an unwavering partner in Canada, a country with an otherwise peaceful image. Now, after two …

Attacks Continue After Truce With Boko Haram Militants

Friday, October 24, 2014

Johannesburg — Nigeria’s week-old cease-fire with the militant group Boko Haram is in doubt, with dozens more women and children abducted and other near-daily attacks by insurgents. The fate of 219 schoolgirls abducted in April from the town of Chibok remains unclear, as does that of hundreds of …

Report: Child Poverty in U.S. Is at Highest Point In 20 Years

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. As the U.S. emerges from the worst recession since …

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Killings of Iraqis

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Washington — An infamous chapter of the Iraq War closed Wednesday as a jury convicted four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors of killing unarmed civilians in the chaotic streets of Baghdad. The former Blackwater men were charged with killing 14 civilians and wounding others on Sept. 16, 2007, at …

Investigation Info Leaks In Ferguson

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. …

U.S. to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Atlanta — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Starting Monday, anyone traveling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will …

2 Dead in Canadian Parliament Attack

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that rocked the building with the boom of gunfire and forced …

U.S. to Teach Only Defense To Syrians

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Washington — The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach …