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Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle with the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot him, two experts said in a published report Wednesday.... 10/22/2014 3:13 PM

Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) -- A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday, prompting her to postpone it and to warn him he'd spend "the rest of his life" in jail unless he cooperates.... 10/22/2014 3:47 PM

Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants
DENVER (AP) -- Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.... 10/22/2014 1:42 PM

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) -- An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.... 10/22/2014 3:49 PM

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.... 10/22/2014 11:31 AM

Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A part-time snowplow driver was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killing her.... 10/22/2014 3:42 PM

No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday.... 10/22/2014 8:47 AM

US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama brought together top aides and his new Ebola "czar" to coordinate a national response to the deadly disease.... 10/22/2014 2:41 PM

Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday.... 10/22/2014 3:44 PM

Methodist panel to hear appeal over gay wedding
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination.... 10/22/2014 8:55 AM