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Cafeteria worker tried to stop school shooter

Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:41
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago. He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: "It breaks me... It actually does...." The popular Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman opened fire in the school's cafeteria late Friday morning, a government official with direct knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press.
Obama commends New Yorkers for calm reaction to Ebola threat
Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:41
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday commended New Yorkers for their calm reaction to the city's first case of Ebola and said that medical authorities were responding effectively to the threat from the deadly virus. He used his weekly address for the second time in a row to speak directly to Americans about the response to Ebola, that has killed thousands in Africa and has become a political…
Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
Saturday, 25 October 2014 08:39
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants. In thundering remarks delivered before cameras ahead of a military funeral for the slain troops, el-Sissi said there are foreign powers that want to "break the back of Egypt," without elaborating. He vowed to take drastic measures to uproot…
Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response
Saturday, 25 October 2014 08:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the other nurse who contracted Ebola is also improving. Obama is praising New York's quick reaction to its first Ebola…
Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space
Saturday, 25 October 2014 06:38
Washington (AFP) - A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said. The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a "senior vice president of knowledge" at Google, was conducted as part of the Stratospheric Explorer project to allow manned exploration of the stratosphere above 100,000 feet. According to a statement from the…
Washington school gunman was homecoming prince
Saturday, 25 October 2014 06:38
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago. He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: "It breaks me... It actually does...." The popular Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman opened fire in the school's cafeteria late Friday morning, a government official with direct knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press.
WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
Saturday, 25 October 2014 06:38
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been cases in three other West African countries, Spain and…
Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards
Saturday, 25 October 2014 03:35
Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting
Saturday, 25 October 2014 03:35
By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, took his own life as his classmates scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American…
Wash. state shooting suspect identified
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:28
View gallery.Students comfort each other following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington. (AP/Ted S. … Social media posts penned by the shooter in Friday’s rampage at a Washington State high school portray a head-over-heels teenager who grew more and more tormented when the relationship fell apart. View gallery.
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