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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 …

A Mammoth, But Careful, Restoration for Smithsonian

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Washington — There are no instructions for taking apart a 20,000-year-old mammoth skeleton. So workers moved carefully Monday as they beheaded the massive one that has loomed for decades over the Ice Age hall in the Smithsonian’s National …

Police: Indiana Serial-Killing Suspect Hints at More Victims

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gary, Ind. — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated …

AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

White House Opposes Social Security Payments to Former Nazis Washington (ap) — Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated …

Free Online AP Courses Debut on edX Website

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rice University launched a free Advanced Placement biology course Monday on a website overseen by two other elite schools, a potentially significant milestone for a movement that aims to bring college-level courses to high school students. The site, edX, was created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and …

Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who reshaped the public image of first ladies, society muses and red-carpet regulars with grand evening wear that celebrated Latin sensuality, European refinement and American versatility, died Monday at his …

Study: Malpractice Reform Won’t Result in Health Care Savings

Monday, October 20, 2014

There’s been a long-running theory that one reason medical costs are bloated is that doctors are scared of medical malpractice suits, so they order expensive and unnecessary tests to protect themselves from liability. But in three states over the past decade that enacted laws to put stricter limits …

Affordable Care Act Refutes Cost Prediction

Monday, October 20, 2014

Washington — Business groups said soon after the health-care act became law in 2010 that the sweeping health-care overhaul would impose huge new costs on U.S. employers, leading to job losses. Three years later, with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in effect, none of the most …

Ousted Nazis Got Millions In Benefits

Monday, October 20, 2014

Osijek, Croatia — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten …

Kurds Say U.S.-Led Airstrikes Halting Islamic State Advance on Kobani

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mursitpinar, Turkey — Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists. “I …

48 Set to Be Cleared in Dallas After Ebola Monitoring

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dallas — By this morning, 48 of the people in Dallas who are being monitored for Ebola symptoms will be cleared to resume their lives, after a tense three weeks for them and for much of the nation. Fourteen of the 48 were cleared Saturday and 34 more …