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  • Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles October 24, 2014 DETROIT (AP) – Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don’t release easily, it may be difficult to get a child out of the seat in an emergency. The affected seats were made at various times from December 2011 through May of 2013. Not all Embrace 35 models are covered by the recall. For others, the company will provide replacement buckles if requested by customers. The recall comes after an investigation by ... Read more
  • Authorities: Remains belong to missing Va. student October 24, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Authorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Graham disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. The remains were found about 12 miles from campus. The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham. The remains were discovered roughly 6 miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found after she vanished in 2009. Police have said forensic evidence connects Matthew to Harrington’s killing, which in turn is linked ... Read more
  • Shooting Suspect Dead at Washington State High School October 24, 2014 A suspected shooter is dead at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, police said. Police still considered the school an “active scene” though they were “confident” that the dead suspect was the only shooter, Marysville Police Administrative Commander Robb Lamoureaux said. “We do know there is one casualty and that causality is the shooter and the shooter is student,” he told reporters. “We are in the process of evacuating students.” Lamoureaux did not give the gender or other personal information about the shooting suspect. “We are not aware of any other injuries at this time,” he said, “but that has not been confirmed because we are ... Read more
  • Doctor Isolated at New York City Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola October 24, 2014 A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola and is being isolated at a Manhattan hospital, city and state officials said Thursday night. The doctor, who has been identified as Dr. Craig Allen Spencer by New York government sources, was placed in an isolation unit today at Bellevue Hospital after reporting Ebola-like symptoms. He had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms when he was transferred to Bellevue, said NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will confirm the preliminary positive test. CDC test results are expected by the end ... Read more
  • Expert: Autopsy Doesn’t Show If Brown Went for Gun October 23, 2014 ST. LOUIS (AP) – Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him. The St. Louis County medical examiner’s autopsy report, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, doesn’t explain why Brown was killed after the apparent scuffle at Officer Darren Wilson’s police vehicle spilled onto a Ferguson street or confirm whether he was confronting Wilson or trying to surrender ... Read more
  • Three American Girls En Route to Syria Planned to Join Militant Groups, Official Says October 23, 2014 The FBI tracked down three American teenage girls in Germany while they were en route to Syria to join militant groups, a law enforcement official told ABC News today. The girls, who are from the Denver area, were trying “to fulfill what they believe is some vision that has been put out on a slick media campaign” by radical groups in Syria, including ISIS, the official said. Digital Feature: Who Is ISIS? Khorasan: US Averts ‘Active Plotting Against Homeland’ By Hitting Al Qaeda Cell in Syria The girls have not been identified, but law enforcement officials said two are sisters — 15 and 17 years old — and one ... Read more
  • Alleged White House Fence Jumper Accused of Kicking Dog October 23, 2014 An alleged fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News. A K-9 unit caught a man identified as Dominic Adesanya about 7:16 p.m. on the North Lawn, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. He kicked at one of the dogs, then another dog subdued him. “Where he landed, the officers swarmed on him,” said Philipos Melaku-Bello, a witness. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns 6 Secret Service Safeguards Breached By White House Intruder Secret Service Director Julia Pierson: White House Intrusion ‘Unacceptable’ Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, was then taken to ... Read more
  • Canada Shooting: Soldier Dead In Parliament Attack October 22, 2014 A Canadian soldier was killed this morning in shootings that forced police to lock down Parliament and hustle the country’s prime minister to a safe location. Police are searching for two suspects after one was “dealt with,” according to a spokesman for the Ottawa police. Officials later said that male suspect was killed. The gunfire prompted security force to take Prime Minister Stephen Harper to a “safe” place not at Parliament Hill, his spokesperson said. Harper’s usual office is in a building near the shooting site. “The prime minister is safe and not on Parliament Hill and being briefed by security officials,” his spokesman Jason ... Read more
  • Indiana Serial Killer Suspect Darren Vann Refuses to Speak in Court October 22, 2014 The accused serial killer who police say confessed to murdering at least seven women in Indiana refused to speak to a judge in court today, forcing her to cancel the arraignment. Suspect Darren Vann was silent as Judge Kathleen Sullivan asked him to swear to tell the truth at the Lake County Jail in Crown Point. Serial Killer Suspect Says Spree Dates Back 2 Decades Inside the Mind of an Alleged Serial Killer Mom of Alleged Indiana Serial Killer’s Victim Says She and Daughter Were ‘Best Friends’ Vann’s public defender put his hand on Vann’s shoulder to encourage him to speak, and Sullivan warned the suspected killer he would “spend the ... Read more
  • US Expands Ebola Checks; Rwanda to Check Americans October 22, 2014 Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to pressure from some Congress members and the public to impose a travel ban on the three countries at the heart of the Ebola outbreak, which has killed over 4,500 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, since it emerged 10 months ago. Beginning Wednesday, people whose trips began in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone must fly into one of the five ... Read more

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