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Washington high school gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting

Washington school gunman was homecoming prince; cafeteria worker tried to stop attack

A high school cafeteria worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday. Read more »

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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. Read more »

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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Read more »

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Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

A growing lava stream threatening homes on Hawaii's Big Island is expanding as it heads toward a small rural town. Read more »

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Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town of Kobani

Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official... Read more »

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Jack Bruce, bassist of 60's band Cream, dies at 71

British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bass player and vocalist of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71. Read more »

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Herbie Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a... Read more »

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Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about... Read more »

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Ebola-stricken doc in New York described as driven do-gooder

Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know... Read more »

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Sonar mapping shines new light on partially sunken USS Utah at Pearl Harbor

Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island. Read more »

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Apology for student who says teacher questioned his refusal to stand during pledge

A Southern California school district will apologize to an 11-year-old atheist who said his teacher questioned him for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. Read more »

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Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. Read more »

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Across US, Democrats try to catch up to Republicans in running Latino candidates

The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile... Read more »

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Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad. Read more »

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Republican Gov. Matt Mead enjoys advantages going into Wyoming election

A strong energy-based economy, his defense of coal and his party's dominance in Wyoming make Republican Gov. Matt Mead the strong favorite as he seeks a second term in November. Read more »

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Democrats fight to keep grip on Oregon Legislature

Voters in Medford, Ashland, Corvallis and Albany have an unusually large amount of power in next month's election. Read more »

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16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Read more »

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Cafeteria worker tried to stop high school shooter

Authorities investigating a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school say a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the gunman. Read more »

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Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say Islamic State threat is important

Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone... Read more »

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Suspect from Salt Lake City arrested in death of 2 California deputies

A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers... Read more »

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Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities

Control of the Senate may turn on the ability of Democrats to regain some of the ground they've lost among rural and small town voters. Read more »

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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State

Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic... Read more »

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Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly... Read more »

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Ebola: New York had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start. Read more »

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Religious, political leaders in Michigan and other states split over gay rights

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An estimated 150 Michigan pastors said they'd go to jail rather than comply with a proposed expansion of Michigan's civil rights laws to cover "sexual orientation, gender identity and gender... Read more »

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