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Judge to hear plea deal in oil patch killing

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A Montana judge will consider a plea agreement Wednesday that calls for a Colorado man to plead guilty to killing a high school teacher and burying her in a shallow grave in the Bakken oil patch.

US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will be released soon from an Omaha hospital.

Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stock markets Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year.

Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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.

Today in History

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year.

Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case.

NBC freelance cameraman declared Ebola free, will leave hospital Wednesday

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be released from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Unit Wednesday morning after fully recovering from the deadly virus, hospital officials confirmed Tuesday night.

Coach of football team charged in hazing suspended

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The coaching staff of a high school football team rocked by criminal charges of sexual assault and hazing was suspended Tuesday night at a tension-filled school board meeting that featured angry accusations by some supporters.

Sparks fly throughout last Maine governor debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The three candidates for governor clashed Tuesday in their final debate, highlighting their differences on a wide range of issues, including health care and welfare.

SC challengers hammer Gov. Haley in last debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used their final debate Tuesday to attack her handling of problems at the state's child welfare agency and what they said is her lack of support for a law to take guns away from people convicted of criminal domestic violence.