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FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

The FBI in Denver says it is investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area were trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.

October 21, 2014

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

The Mormon church is peeling back the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by the faithful with a new video explaining the practice in depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.

October 21, 2014

Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of change to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

October 21, 2014

New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill

A New Mexico man says he inadvertently hit a fourth digit when paying his electric bill and overpaid by thousands.

October 21, 2014

Reward offered in death of Albuquerque zoo animal

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of anybody involved in the killing at the Albuquerque zoo of a rare animal from Australia.

October 21, 2014

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

October 21, 2014

America makes 'Wasabi Ginger' favorite new Lay's chip

America is saying no to cappuccino flavored potato chips, but yes to "Wasabi Ginger." ''Wasabi Ginger" has won this year's Frito-Lay contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor.

October 21, 2014

Maine man charged with throwing baby down stairs

A Wayne man has been charged with throwing his 3-month-old son down a flight of stairs, causing a skull fracture.

October 21, 2014

Mother of nurse with Ebola says she's doing well

The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place.

October 21, 2014

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years.

October 20, 2014

Hawaii rides out storm, avoiding serious damage

A Pacific storm packing hurricane-force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems.

October 20, 2014

City to address mayhem near pumpkin fest

Officials in Keene have scheduled a news conference following violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend.

October 20, 2014

Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.

October 20, 2014

Health care worker being monitored for Ebola leaves cruise ship in Galveston, Texas

Carnival Cruise Lines says a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for signs of Ebola has disembarked the Carnival Magic with her husband after the ship returned to port in Galveston, Texas, early this morning and headed home.

October 19, 2014

Suspect in Snohomish County shooting spree in jail

A 43-year-old Granite Falls man accused of shooting at police stations and other targets in three Snohomish County towns last week is now in jail.

October 19, 2014

Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

Louise Troh has spent three weeks confined to a home while battling loneliness and fear that she too contracted Ebola, the disease that killed her boyfriend, Thomas Eric Duncan.

October 19, 2014

For Tim Scott, incumbency is best campaign tool

Tim Scott has had virtually no opposition as he marches toward winning the remaining two years in the term of former Sen. Jim DeMint.

October 19, 2014

Coroner: 6 fire victims died of smoke inhalation

Authorities say four children and two adults killed in a western Pennsylvania house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation.

October 19, 2014

Coast Guard picks up blood sample from cruise ship

The Coast Guard says it has retrieved a blood sample from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola.

October 19, 2014

More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio

Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area.

October 18, 2014

Before shootings, dad wanted new life with 3 kids

A man who authorities say fatally shot two of his children and wounded a third after a fight with his wife wanted to move 1,900 miles from Florida to South Dakota and transition from being a stay-at-home dad to starting work as a chiropractor.

October 18, 2014

Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

The largest U.S. gay-rights organization has endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and is calling on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

October 18, 2014

Site for Greek church near WTC gets blessing

Greek Orthodox Church and government officials have gathered in lower Manhattan for a blessing of the site where a church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks will be rebuilt.

October 18, 2014

Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital

Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word was on his chart: "Ebola."

October 18, 2014

US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit

The U.S. and China are pledging to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combatting terrorism and the spread of the Ebola virus ahead of President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to the Chinese capital.

October 18, 2014

Most of California man's body eaten by black bear

Authorities say a wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack.

October 17, 2014

In latest big move, US stocks end sharply higher

U.S. stock indexes are closing out a wild week with a big gain.

October 17, 2014

Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY cafe

The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?

October 17, 2014

Gay marriages begin in Arizona after court ruling

Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona.

October 17, 2014

Bermudans await hurricane

Even though Hurricane Gonzalo has weakened from a Category 4 storm to a Category 3, a forecaster says it's "still a major hurricane."

October 17, 2014
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