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Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washingto... Full Story

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  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
    Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington state school.

  • US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola
    US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who had Ebola says he felt as if his body was "at war" with Ebola.

  • Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast
    Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

  • Health care worker criticizes quarantine process

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The health care worker now 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.

  • Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs
    Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.

  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola
    Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials in three states have enacted 21-day quarantines for any travelers arriving back in the United States after having contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. But they've said little about exactly how they'll enforce such strict rules.

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
    Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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 im.

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help
    How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

  • Remains belong to missing Virginia student
    Remains belong to missing Virginia student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

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