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Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department. Searchers found human remains on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, that could be those of the University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference.  (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department, File)

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Monday, October 20, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged yesterday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse Matthew Jr. was handed up by a circuit court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also charged with attempted capital murder, according to the indictment. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Va., on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. Law enforcement officials who have been searching for Graham found human remains over the weekend and they were taken to the Virginia Medical Examiner’s …

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; ‘spectacular success’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free yesterday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. In the …

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by last night, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway. The statement by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut …

App reviews: Leaf Peepr, for scouting fall colors; NBA Game Time, for hoops fans

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tracking fall color Leaf season is officially here. All around the country the colors are changing, and fast. To make sure you catch peak color, consider downloading Leaf Peepr, a mobile devices application that relies on ground reports from fall color lovers. You can also submit reports of …

Missouri: Officials: Evidence supports Ferguson police officer’s account

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Forensic evidence shows Michael Brown’s blood on the gun, uniform and inside the car of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, law enforcement officials said, information they believe potentially corroborates the officer’s story that the unarmed 18-year-old tried to take his gun. The evidence will make it harder for …

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the 2-year-old pit bull isn’t allowed in her hometown of Aurora, Colo. “Look at him. He’s funny. He’s …

Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The largest U.S. gay-rights organization yesterday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might …

Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to …

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays yesterday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The bishops failed to …

Native American schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. They also are among the nation’s lowest performing. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with an improvement plan …

High court balks at last-minute voting changes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks …

Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Searchers found human remains yesterday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, the police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of …

Briefs for Oct. 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A disabled Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel is adrift again but officials said yesterday there is no immediate risk of it reaching shore, hitting rocks and causing a spill. Royal Canadian Navy Lt. Greg Menzies said a tow line from the Coast Guard ship …