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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virgi... Full Story

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  • Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign appearances has usually ranged fromslim to none.

  • Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape
    Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb.

  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
    CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    ATLANTA (AP) — The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to be screened at one of five airports, as officials took to the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers who might be at isk of contracting the disease.

  • Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear
    Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a po...

  • Jury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high

    BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at leat 12 hours straight.

  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82
    Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

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    AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.

  • N. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs.

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

  • Wyoming becomes latest to legalize gay marriage
    Wyoming becomes latest to legalize gay marriage

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of gay rights to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard continues to influence national perceptions.

  • Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer
    Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — Investigators in two states were reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who confessed to strangling one woman, told police where to find six more bodies and hinted at a serial killing spree over two decades.

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