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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 …

Another Fence Jumper

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Denver Teens’ Travel Plans Raise Concern Over Appeal Of Terror Denver (ap) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an “online predator” who encouraged them, a school …

Goofy ‘Jar Jar Binks’ Dinosaur Discovered

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Washington — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and …

Temps Have Been Above Average for 355 Straight Months

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that last September was the hottest of them all, out of 135 Septembers going back to 1880. The same was true for August 2014. And June of 2014. And May of 2014. What that means is that for each …

North Korea Frees Held American

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Washington — 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 …

Ebola Screening Expanded

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Washington — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. …

Legendary Editor Ben Bradlee Dies

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

More than 40 years ago, two young Washington Post reporters began digging into a local burglary that would have roused little interest except for one odd fact: One of the five men arrested at the Democratic Party’s national …

Lack of Commercial Market Slowed Ebola Vaccine Effort

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Washington — Hospital workers battling Ebola in West Africa and Dallas are missing the one weapon that could help them most: a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment or vaccine. Instead, doctors and nurses rely on experimental drugs and isolating patients to treat a virus that has killed almost …

U.S. Tied to Fate of Kurds

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Istanbul — The U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State, launched in August to stop the takeover of Iraqi Kurdistan and to rescue a trapped religious minority, has now become focused on a Syrian Kurdish enclave whose defenders …

CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Atlanta — Health officials released new guidelines Monday for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the long-anticipated updates Monday evening. Health workers have been pushing for …

Nigeria Declared To Be Ebola-Free

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Abuja, Nigeria — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country …