Authorities report remains found in rural Virginia are those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.
Some family members of a Liberian man who died of Ebola at a Dallas hospital say they're weighing a possible lawsuit. Lawyers say they face huge hurdles due to an 11-year-old malpractice overhaul in Texas. Thomas Eric Duncan was initially misdiagnosed in the ER at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and was sent home and told to take antibiotics.
A West Texas pit bull is recovering after police say its owner tried to kill it with a knife and hammer. Veterinarian Carren Bowden says Bruiser is expected to live but could need treatment for unspecified skin issues. She's also watching the animal for post-traumatic stress. The owner says Bruiser had been suffering and that he was trying to put him down.
A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for forcing a boy into scalding water because the child urinated on himself. Authorities say Timothy Choice forced the boy's feet into the hot water in 2013. His former girlfriend's son suffered second- and third-degree burns. Choice will be eligible for parole once he serves half of his sentence.
A Texas man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative. The Tarrant County district attorney's office says the Arlington man was sentenced this week for aggravated sexual assault of a child under age 6. He isn't eligible for parole.
A registered sex offender in Houston is charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and a 2-year-old girl and infecting them with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Houston police say he raped his ex-girlfriend's teenage daughter and his infant niece. The Associated Press isn't naming the man to protect the identities of the children.
Police have responded to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting. Local television stations reported Friday that two people were being airlifted to a hospital. Live video showed students being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, near Everett.
There's a new concern about Islamic State militants in Iraq. Officials there say the militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad. If the reports are confirmed, it would be the first time the extremists attempted to use chlorine since their blitz earlier this year that seized large chunks of northern Iraq and neighboring Syria.
Investigators in New York are trying to determine why a man attacked a group of police officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead. They've obtained a warrant to search the computer of Zale Thompson for clues about the assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury. Police say Thompson's activity on social media indicated he was a convert to Islam and included rants about injustices in American society and oppression abroad.
A doctor in New York City who's been diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Africa is being treated in an isolation ward at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola center. City and state officials are assuring New Yorkers that they are not in danger - even though Dr. Craig Spencer had ridden the subway, taken a cab and gone bowling since he returned to New York. Some subway riders are showing concern.
The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The National Institutes of Health says in a statement that Nina Pham is being released today from its hospital near Washington. Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
Police in New York said a man who attacked a group of patrol officers with a hatchet has been shot and killed. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. One officer was treated for a serious head wound. The incident happened today in a busy commercial district in Queens.
The father of a Maryland man who's the latest person to climb over the White House fence said his son had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion. The 23-year-old man has been charged with two federal offenses. A preliminary hearing and detention hearing have been scheduled for Monday.
Police said three people were killed and two injured by a collision between an airplane and helicopter in Maryland. It happened near the Frederick Municipal Airport. That's in suburban Washington. The cause is being investigated.
Members of Congress said they will try to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. They are planning legislation in response to an Associated Press investigation that found that millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States.
The price of oil is up sharply on reports of lower production in Saudi Arabia and signs of strength in the U.S. economy. Benchmark U.S. crude climbed $1.57 to close at $82.09 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, rose $2.12 to close at $86.83 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
Canadians today have been mourning the army reservist who was killed in yesterday's attack on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Friends are remembering Corporal Nathan Cirillo as a devoted father who was so ready to make people smile that he was once known as a class clown. Flags are flying at half-staff to honor Cirillo, a 24-year-old reservist from Hamiltton, Ontario. He was shot dead as he stood before the country's Tomb of the Union soldier.
Stocks are soaring in afternoon trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average has been up more than 300 points. Caterpillar and 3M are leading the gains among industrial stocks, which are up significantly more than the rest of the market. Caterpillar rose 5 percent and 3M rose 6 percent after each company reported earnings that impressed investors.
Attorneys for suburban St. Louis police officer Darren Wilson say they're not the ones who leaked information related to investigations into the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. A newspaper this week published a leaked copy of a county autopsy and toxicology report. Other leaks to the media have cited unnamed sources as saying Wilson told investigators he felt threatened by Brown.
The White House says options are being considered to enhance security at the White House, including more personnel and technology, and more physical impediments to keep people from getting in. Spokesman Josh Earnest is praising the response of agents to last night's incident, saying it "underscores the professionalism of the Secret Service."
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