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Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

Complex investigation follows killing of deputies

More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday.

Health care worker criticizes quarantine process

The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.

Ebola-stricken doc 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 the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

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School gunman was Homecoming prince

A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

NY and NJ say they will require Ebola quarantines

The governors of New Jersey and New York said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa.

WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.

Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria.

US official: Auto safety agency under review

Transportation officials are reviewing the “safety culture” of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday.

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university sophomore who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge.

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Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff’s deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

Attack on Egypt army post kills 30

A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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Police: Student shooter dead after school attack

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A lone shooter was dead Friday after an attack at a high school north of Seattle, police said. Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the shooter was a student, but he did not have any additional information including where the shooting took place and if anyone else was killed or wounded.

Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday.

Indiana killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

The two-bedroom home in Gary’s Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring ’20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions.

Dad: White House jumper has ‘mental health’ issues

The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said.

Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

He seemed lost, “did not fit in,” had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother.

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US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday.

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Border deaths drop to 15-year low

The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

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