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'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in Vista home

Authorities say a San Diego County woman was attacked and stabbed in her own home by a Grim Reaper on Halloween.

October 31, 2014

US stock indexes zoom back to record highs

Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month.

October 31, 2014

California crash is a setback for efforts to put paying customers in space

It's been a dream of British billionaire Richard Branson to launch paying customers into space.

October 31, 2014

Space tourism rocket crashes in desert

There's been an accident involving the space tourism rocket known as "SpaceShip Two."

October 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic spaceship has in-flight problem

Virgin Galactic has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket.

October 31, 2014

Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test

The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test.

October 31, 2014

US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.

October 31, 2014

Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open.

October 31, 2014

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine

A judge has rejected a bid by Maine health officials to restrict the movement of a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

October 31, 2014

Alaska mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose

The mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, has vetoed an ordinance passed to protect moose from impaling themselves on fences with metal spikes.

October 31, 2014

John Denver bust missing after heavy metal ball

A Denver radio station that sponsored a heavy metal Halloween ball is pleading for the return of a bust of John Denver that went missing during the party.

October 31, 2014

Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?

There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?

October 31, 2014

Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

Trick-or-treating is back on in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks gripped by a massive manhunt for the suspect in the killing of state trooper.

October 31, 2014

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

October 31, 2014

Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know

The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.

October 31, 2014

US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline since January, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year.

October 31, 2014

Before midterms, Obama to plug policies for women

President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.

October 31, 2014

National Guard sent to Pahoa

The Hawaii National Guard is sending troops to the town of Pahoa, on the Big Island, as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community.

October 31, 2014

Bear in fatal NJ attack was acting 'predatory'

Authorities say the first known fatal bear attack in New Jersey was unprovoked and the bear was acting in a "predatory" manner.

October 31, 2014

Frein due in court after capture

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — After a 48-day search following the ambush shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers, suspect Eric Frein is behind bars and is set for his first court appearance this morning.

October 31, 2014

Bodies to be recovered from Wichita plane crash

Work begins today to recover the remains of four people killed when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility in Wichita, Kansas.

October 31, 2014

Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher

U.S. stock indexes are closing higher as big companies turn in encouraging quarterly results.

October 30, 2014

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Hospital doctors and nurses say there are a lot of people turning up at the ER, thinking they have Ebola.

October 30, 2014

Search for crash victims on hold

Authorities say the search for additional victims of a small plane crash at the airport in Wichita, Kansas, today will resume when the building that was hit by the plane is stable enough for searchers to enter.

October 30, 2014

Ohio veteran found guilty, fined over pet ducks

An Ohio Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression has been convicted of a minor misdemeanor for keeping the birds.

October 30, 2014

Police: Teletubby break-in suspect faces charges

A student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges.

October 30, 2014

Dog helps Alabama police arrest owner during chase

Prattville police say a suspected meth manufacturer has been arrested with help from his pet dog.

October 30, 2014

At least 4 dead after crash

Authorities say at least four people are dead after a small plane lost power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.

October 30, 2014

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Long-serving former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died. He was 71.

October 30, 2014

Police chase naked suspect, capture him in pants

Salem police say a man they tried to arrest at a house Tuesday was wearing nothing but underwear.

October 30, 2014
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