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Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.

3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run

Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.

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Museum officially purchases Rosie’s old plant

Rosie the Riveter’s old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball.

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Hello Kitty’s 40 years of cuteness and cool

When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls.

Girl barred over Ebola fears returns to school

A Connecticut girl barred from her elementary school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa is now back in class.

Early votes exceed 15 million — but who benefits?

Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.

Military sex survey draws complaints

Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

Court tells UK man: Nudity is not a human right

A British man who spurns clothes has lost a legal bid to have public nudity declared a human right.

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Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.

Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.

UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups

A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.

US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high

For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

$13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Oct. 31, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night.

Rollover accident sends 2 children to hospital

Two young children injured in a rollover accident early Friday afternoon were treated and released from a local hospital.

Owensville man killed in Osage County crash

An Owensville man was killed and a Belle man injured in a two-car accident at 10:20 a.m. Thursday on Missouri 89, north of Route Y in Osage County.

Kentucky leads the preseason basketball pack

No. 1 in AP poll

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.

In with the new with the Cubs

Maddon takes over as manager

CHICAGO — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball’s best managers.

Michigan AD Brandon resigns

Dave Brandon took over Michigan’s athletic department four years ago with so many of the right qualifications: success as a businessman, experience as a university regent — and he’d played football for Bo Schembechler, too.

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