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FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis
DENVER (AP) -- The FBI in Denver says it is investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area were trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.... 10/21/2014 8:16 PM

Reaction to death of Oscar de la Renta
Reaction to the death late Monday of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta:... 10/21/2014 8:33 PM

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the U.S. closed a gap in its screening of airline passengers arriving from three West African nations, an Ebola-free African country said it would begin checking visiting Americans for the disease.... 10/21/2014 8:57 PM

Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola.... 10/21/2014 7:25 PM

Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.... 10/21/2014 7:08 PM

Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits.... 10/21/2014 8:29 PM

New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week.... 10/21/2014 9:03 PM

Jury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high
BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight.... 10/21/2014 8:14 PM

Texas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys
DALLAS (AP) -- A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully imprisoned him.... 10/21/2014 9:01 PM

Schools scoured in search for ambush suspect
Police have searched several northeastern Pennsylvania schools as a precaution in the wake of at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.... 10/21/2014 8:17 PM