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Remains belong to missing Virginia student

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

Report: No escape charges for Ohio school shooter

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A convicted high school shooter who scaled a prison fence and was captured hours later won't face escape charges because the victims' families don't want to give him a chance to mock them again, a prosecutor said Friday.

Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies at 87

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.

As Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses little risk in the U.S.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Associated Press-GfK poll on the Islamic State group was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It was based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

The nation's weather

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, October 24, 2014

Students: Nixing football sends no-hazing message

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by canceling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival.

FCC: Phone companies posted private info online

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Two phone companies — TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. — unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies.

What you need to know about massive air bag recall

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers.

Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.

Manufacturer halts sales of highway guardrails

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Texas company is stopping shipments of a common highway-guardrail system and conducting more crash tests after it lost a $175 million jury verdict.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.

College player fights tumor for moment on court

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today.

AP National News Calendar

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,

Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday.

In House bid, 'kissing congressman' admits mistake

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Republican Rep. Vance McAllister is trying to make up with Louisiana voters for getting too close to a married former employee.

Boston mayor vetoes $20,000 city council pay raise

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed a $20,000 pay raise for Boston city councilors Friday, saying he wanted an independent analysis of how much the elected body should be paid.

ZeekRewards founder charged in $850 million scam

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.