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Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

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TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage i... Full Story

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

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — 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.

  • Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern
    Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program.

  • Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported
    Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.

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

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods.

  • 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.

  • From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost
    From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the igntion.

  • 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.

  • Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay
    Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws — far away from humans.

  • 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.

  • Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation
    Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.

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