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October 31, 2014

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Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

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Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church
Posted: October 31, 2014

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained in North Korea says he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of the underground Christian church.

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Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo
Posted: October 31, 2014

It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.

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Pilot in Kansas small plane crash identified
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:02 pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remained at the site Friday as authorities assessed what needed to be done to make the building safe to enter.

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Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:02 pm

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.

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City: No active fault under Hollywood project site
Posted: October 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles building officials have signed off on geologist reports that found no active earthquake fault under the site of a proposed 16-story residential-office development in Hollywood.

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$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.

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US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:02 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.

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Parachutist rescued from Missouri television tower
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:02 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.

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