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Paul Allen giving at least $100M to Ebola fight

Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola.

October 24, 2014

Earnings from Microsoft, others drive stocks up

The stock market is closing out its best week in almost two years as earnings gains from Microsoft and others got investors in a buying mood.

October 24, 2014

Police: Student shooter dead after school attack

Police say a lone shooter is dead after an attack at a high school north of Seattle.

October 24, 2014

Police: Shooter dead after attack at high school north of Seattle

Police have reported that the shooter is dead after an attack at a high school north of Seattle.

October 24, 2014

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

A new church essay reveals Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had an underage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced.

October 24, 2014

Nurse who overcame Ebola visits White House

She began the day in a hospital room in suburban Washington -- but now, Nina Pham has been released, in time for an afternoon meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama.

October 24, 2014

Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

Investigators are trying to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet yesterday before they shot him dead.

October 24, 2014

Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.

October 24, 2014

Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

A Dallas-area man has taken inspiration from the fear of Ebola for the Halloween decorations at his town house.

October 24, 2014

Some New Yorkers showing fears of Ebola

Officials in New York City are trying to tamp down fears of Ebola, after a doctor was diagnosed with the disease. But some New Yorkers aren't taking any chances.

October 24, 2014

US new-home sales close to flat in September

U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.

October 24, 2014

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

October 24, 2014

Police: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin

Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home.

October 24, 2014

Man plans to fight painting Main Street charges

A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a little stretch of the Main Street where he lives and owns a book store.

October 24, 2014

Ebola patient praised for getting immediate treatment

A doctor who has become New York City's first Ebola patient is being praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms.

October 24, 2014

WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in Jan

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in January.

October 24, 2014

BP, Chevron strike oil at deepwater Gulf site

Chevron and BP have hit oil at a key exploration site in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This is BP's second major discovery in the deepwater Gulf since the 2010 oil spill.

October 24, 2014

Officials: Canada attacks unrelated

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police say they have found no connection between the two attacks on soldiers this week.

October 24, 2014

NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to New York after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus. It's the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

October 24, 2014

New York mayor: Public not at risk for Ebola

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is reassuring New Yorkers that they are not at risk because of the city's first case of Ebola.

October 24, 2014

South Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts

Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges accusing them of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in Africa, money laundering and trafficking in rhino horns.

October 23, 2014

Border deaths drop to 15-year low

The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years.

October 23, 2014

Stocks surge as US companies report higher profits

Stocks are closing with big gains after several major U.S. companies reported higher profits.

October 23, 2014

Feb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20.

October 23, 2014

US airline profits soar as fuel costs ease

Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines, and much of the credit goes to the falling cost of fuel.

October 23, 2014

Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada's Parliament

The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

October 23, 2014

Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume'

Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether.

October 23, 2014

Pennsylvania man in trouble for painting Main St

Some people paint the town. A western Pennsylvania man just painted a little stretch of Main Street, and now he's in trouble for it.

October 23, 2014

Bank robber who bummed cigarette faces sentencing

A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker was set to be sentenced by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

October 23, 2014

Princeton prof accused of theft to tutor students

The Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business will tutor students in exchange for the charges being dismissed.

October 23, 2014
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