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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died.


Cafeteria worker tried to stop school shooter
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities investigating a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school say a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the gunman. Snohomish County Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said in a statement Saturday morning that the on-scene investigation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle was finished. A .40-caliber handgun was recovered. Ireton says it is believed that was the weapon used in the Friday morning shooting that left one girl dead.


Extremists shell northern Syrian town
BEIRUT (AP) - Activists and a Kurdish official say fighters from the Islamic State group are shelling the northern Syrian town of Kobani, where they continue to fight Kurdish troops. Idriss Nassan, a senior official in Kobani, said the Saturday fighting concentrated on the southern and eastern edges of the town, also known as Ayn Arab.


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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. The contrast in handling two Ebola diagnoses highlights how differently cities and hospitals prepare for health emergencies.


Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
SURUC, Turkey (AP) - Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. The 28-year-old Kurdish fighter, who uses a nom de guerre, said she decided to join the fight in her hometown when she saw IS advances in Syria.


Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities
PERRY, Ga. (AP) - In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was "glad to be home." Her Republican opponent in the Georgia race, David Perdue, stood on the same debate stage and bellowed, "Welcome to Perdue country."


Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit advocacy group Arakan Project, said there has been a huge surge since Oct. 15, with an average of 900 people per day piling into cargo ships parked off Rakhine state.


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. University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. The remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles from the Charlottesville campus, in a heavily wooded area of Albemarle County that is home to rolling hills and horse farms.


Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City was examined at a hospital for unknown injuries.


Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious. He walked behind the mound, took off his hat, rubbed his hair and looked at the right-field foul pole.

 

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