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Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings
GARY, Ind. (AP) -- With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police say has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.... 10/22/2014 2:08 PM

Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge is expected to decide Wednesday 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.... 10/22/2014 11:08 AM

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
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, 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 1:26 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

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's new Ebola "czar" got to work trying to pull together a coherent national response to the deadly disease.... 10/22/2014 1:27 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

$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.... 10/21/2014 11:12 PM

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.... 10/22/2014 12:11 PM