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Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Top drug cartel captures or killings in recent years in Mexico:

Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.

US student rallies to support Hong Kong protesters

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities on Wednesday to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Consumer group sues over Missouri insurance rates

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A consumer group is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to obtain information used to justify insurance rates in Missouri.

U of Chicago increases aid to needy students

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

As selective colleges try to increase economic diversity among their undergraduates, the University of Chicago announced Wednesday that it's embarking on an unusual effort to enroll more low-income students, including the elimination of loans in its aid packages.

For Secret Service, bad story kept getting worse

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

At first word, it was bad enough: A White House fence-jumper managed to make it all the way to the front doors of the White House.

Wife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

In the small, modest Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, neighbors of Mayor Daniel Crespo struggled Wednesday to come to terms with how the friendly, outgoing political leader could have been shot to death by his wife of 28 years.

Musical of 'Doctor Zhivago' coming to Broadway

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The latest version of "Cinderella" will soon disappear from the Broadway Theatre, but another sweepingly romantic musical is ready to take its place — "Doctor Zhivago."

Texan bids for Nuremberg stenographer's mementos

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A Dallas woman bid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old locked trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer.

Oslo latest city to drop out of 2022 Olympic race

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.