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A young woman holds her head in her hand as she kneels before candles and flowers placed on the stage at the Grove Church in Marysville, Wash., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after a memorial vigil held for people affected by a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington state school. Marysville Education Association president Randy Davis said Saturday that first-year social studies teacher Megan Silberberger intervened in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Student Erick Cervantes told KIRO-TV ...

In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, a composite ceramic custom printed 3-D funeral urn depicting a piano, made by Foreverence, is seen in Eden Prairie, Minn. Foreverence sells the urns via funeral directors, The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi)

Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer

A Minneosta startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold. The Eden Prairie-based Foreverence offers urns that are made with a ceramic material that looks different than the plastic material typically produced by a 3-D ...

People clear an area, previously controlled by Islamic State fighters, that was hit by an airstrike the day before, craters visible top left, west of Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town

Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said. Heavy fighting took place in Kobani Saturday afternoon and many mortar shells were fired into the town. Machinegun ...

Benito Mussolini's first air raid shelter, created in old wine cellars, is seen during a visit for the press in Villa Torlonia in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. After the outbreak of World War II, the shelter was quickly constructed in 1940 in what had been the wine cellar of Torlonia noble family, who lived there before Mussolini took up residence during his Fascist rule. The city of Rome now owns the villa and opened the shelter to tourists with reservations starting from Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists

A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas steel doors to tourists. The shelter was quickly constructed in 1940, after the outbreak of World War II, in what had been the wine cellar ...

In this Thursday, July 3, 2014 photo, an elite unit of women Kurdish Peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Among the Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani against the IS are thousands of women. In April, Kurdish fighters created all-female combat units that have grown to include more than 10,000 women who played a major role in battles against IS, said Nasser Haj Mansour, a defense official in Syria's Kurdish region.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

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 ...

FILE - This 2010, file photo provided by tcu360.com, the yearbook of Texas Christian University, shows Nina Pham. Pham, 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 said in a statement that Pham is being released Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, from its hospital near Washington. (AP Photo/Courtesy of tcu360.com, File)

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. And outside the hospital where ...

Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain makes a diving catch on a ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has manager Ned Yost and his ...

School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at ...

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert outside Roswell. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.(AP Photo/Paragon Space Development Corporation)

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which ...

NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The first person ...

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