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Police: 2 dead in Texas hospital shooting

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Police say a man walked up to a female co-worker in a Houston hospital pharmacy and shot her fatally before turning the gun on himself.

Inmate indicted for allegedly threatening judge

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Prosecutors say a 42-year-old inmate has been indicted for threatening to kill a federal judge.

Maine's high court allows Grand Falls wind farm

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Maine's highest court is upholding a state Board of Environmental Protection decision to give a developer the go-ahead to build a wind farm on Passadumkeag Ridge in Grand Falls Township.

The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country.

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

Restraining order extended against ash disposal

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A temporary restraining order blocking disposal of ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings in Louisiana will continue.

US returns dozens of stolen artifacts to Peru

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Dozens of artifacts are on their way back to Peru after being seized in the United States during investigations into the smuggling of cultural relics.

Odessa High School evacuated after gas line hit

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A West Texas high school was evacuated after a construction crew punctured a gas line in an accident that sent eight people —four students and four teachers — to the hospital.

Dallas nurse's dog tests negative for Ebola

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative.

Another special interest wants say in water use

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

When it comes to water planning, neither the Lower Colorado River Authority, which manages Austin-area lakes, nor the state water plan takes the needs of boaters and marinas formally into account. Instead, the focus is on residential, industrial, environmental and agricultural use.