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Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon college killed some of his victims after telling them to crawl across the classroom floor and shot one after saying he would spare her if she begged for her life, according to relatives of students in the classroom.... 10/4/2015 12:09 PM

Dangerous East Coast storm brings misery to South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina - cutting power to thousands, forcing dozens of water rescues around the capital city and closing "too many roads to name" because of floodwaters.... 10/4/2015 2:50 PM

AP Exclusive: Inmates slip away en route to halfway houses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.... 10/4/2015 12:41 PM

Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek
SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The night before Bethany Hughes started on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags.... 10/4/2015 8:07 AM

Death row inmate at 16, later freed, she can't escape past
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- She slipped out of the house before dawn, leaving behind four handwritten letters.... 10/3/2015 11:16 PM

Gay former student of Pope Francis' speaks out
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An openly gay former student of Pope Francis' who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised Francis had met with the Kentucky county clerk who gained attention for refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses.... 10/4/2015 6:29 AM

Trial to begin for teen charged in teacher's rape, killing
BOSTON (AP) -- One day in the fall of 2013, Colleen Ritzer asked one of her 9th-grade algebra students to stay after school. Hours later, the body of the popular, 24-year-old teacher was found in nearby woods, partly covered by leaves. She had been raped and her throat had been slit with a box cutter. Near her body was a note reading, "I hate you all."... 10/4/2015 3:04 PM

Official: 25 hurt in collapse of concrete awning at school
OLIN, N.C. (AP) -- A concrete canopy collapsed Saturday on a group of band students who had gathered outside a North Carolina high school shortly before a competition, leaving 25 people injured, authorities said.... 10/4/2015 2:48 AM

New York City explosion kills 1, hurts 3; gas leak suspected
NEW YORK (AP) -- The removal of a stove may have led to a gas leak that caused an explosion and fire that ripped through a three-story building in Brooklyn, killing a woman inside and injuring three passers-by, authorities said.... 10/4/2015 6:51 AM

Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.... 10/4/2015 3:09 PM

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