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Peggy Ray, right, hugs her daughter, Shayla Kline, 15, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at a church where students were taken following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

School gunman was Homecoming prince

Saturday, October 25, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — 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 several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at students as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High …

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Friday, October 24, 2014

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace’s supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, …

NY doctor has Ebola

Thursday, October 23, 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 nation. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to …

Gunman stymied getting passport

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario — He seemed lost, “did not fit in,” had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about …

Mali sees 1st Ebola case

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 …

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Friday, October 24, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an …

Observers: 553 killed in coalition airstrikes in Syria

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. …

Two dead in shooting at Canada’s Parliament

Wednesday, October 22, 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 …

Blackwater guards guilty in 2007 civilian killings in Iraq

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration …

Iraqi Kurds OK’d for Syria fight

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq — Lawmakers in Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on …

US to track travelers from Ebola nations

Wednesday, October 22, 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 …

Suspect in killing of 7 refuses to answer judge

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CROWN POINT, Ind. — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was …

Detainee reunites with family

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his …