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Flagstaff, Ariz. • An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one person and wounded three others, authorities said. University police chief Gregory T. Fowler identified the shooter …

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  • Tara Saracina paddleboards down her street in the Ashborough subdivision in Summerville, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Saracina  said the floodwaters seem to be going down. Rain-swollen South Carolina rivers prompt new evacuations
    Pleasant Hill, S.C. • A number of South Carolina residents near the coast are evacuating and others are piling up sandbags anew outside homes and busi...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Airman Spencer Stone, who helped stop French train attack, stabbed in California
    Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who helped stop an armed gunman aboard a Paris-bound train in August, was attacked early Thursd...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:36 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, a honeybee works atop gift zinnia in Accord, N.Y. While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don’t know the scope of the problem. Now they are getting help in tracking the honeybee-killing parasite from ZomBee Watch, created in 2012 by John Hafernik, a biology professor at San Francisco State University. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) ZomBee Watch helps scientists track honeybee killer
    Hurley, N.Y. • Call them “The Buzzing Dead.” Honeybees are being threatened by tiny flies that lead them to lurch and stagger around like zombies. The...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, photo, Massachusetts Maritime Academy second class cadets practice advanced seamanship aboard a crew boat near the training vessel USTS Kennedy, behind, in Bourne, Mass. Two of the missing crewmen who were aboard the 790-foot cargo ship El Faro that Hurricane Joaquin sank in the Bahamas were graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) US maritime schools feel connection to sunken cargo ship
    Bourne, Mass. • The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline come into view as the ship sails into New York Harbor on calm waters. A moment later, ...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share

  • A Lebanese anti-government protester throws back a tear gas canister shot by security forces during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Lebanese security forces used water cannons and eventually fired tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of anti-government protesters who tried to get past security barricades and reach parliament. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) Islamic State group seizes villages north of Aleppo city
    Beirut • Islamic State militants seized a string of villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo city Friday, in a surprise attack that came despite...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:24 am   |     |   Share
  • House Majority Leader of Kevin McCarthy of Calif. walks out of nomination vote meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after dropping out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner. In a stunning move, McCarthy withdrew his candidacy for House speaker Thursday, throwing Congress' Republican leadership into chaos. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Pressure on Rep. Ryan to run for House speaker
    Washington • The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majori...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this  Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, emergency services personnel attend to victims of a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage. A new tally shows last month’s crush and stampede at the Saudi hajj was the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage. The Associated Press)   count Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, shows at least 1,453 people died Sept. 24 in Mina. Saudi officials have said their official figure of 769 killed and 934 injured in the disaster remains accurate. (AP Photo, File) AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj disaster deadliest to ever strike
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates • The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,453 people during the h...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Israeli police officers patrol near the site of a stabbing attack in Afula, northern Israel, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. After attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank left two Israelis seriously wounded Thursday, the violence spread deeper into Israel when police said an Arab attacker stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli soldier in Afula. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) Israel on high alert as violence spreads to Gaza border
    Jerusalem • At least four attacks — three by Palestinians and one by an Israeli — as well as deadly clashes along the Gaza border threatened to escala...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, members of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly celebrate the adoption of the new constitution in Tunis, Tunisia. A Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
    Oslo, Norway • A coalition of Tunisian workers, business owners, rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for intervening at a...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2014 file photo, a Frontier Airlines employee directs passengers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland. There are few businesses that consumers love to hate more than airlines, but travelers seem to reserve a special level of vitriol for the no-frills, discount airlines. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) Some travelers love to hate the new discount airlines
    Dallas • When the delay on his 90-minute flight stretched past the four-hour mark, David Rankin started tweeting to Spirit Airlines as he and other pa...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah and his wife Julie walk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, prior to a vote to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the front-runner in the race to become the next speaker, but he faces two Republican opponents who are trying to draw some of his support. Chaffetz and three-term Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida both say they can bring a needed fresh perspective to GOP leadership, unlike McCarthy, who has served as majority leader under Boehner. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for speaker, what’s next is unknown
    Washington • In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew his candidacy for House speaker Thursday, throwing Congress’ Republican leade...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 11:52 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE  - In this Nov. 30, 2006, file photo, a young girl watches through the glass as a killer whale passes by while swimming in a display tank at SeaWorld, in San Diego. SeaWorld wants to greatly expand the tanks it uses to hold killer whales in San Diego but animal rights activists are opposed, saying breeding the animals in captivity is cruel no matter the size of the tanks. A state agency is expected to consider Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, how much regulators should weigh in on the $100 million proposal for the marine-theme park. (AP Photo/Chris Park, File) California agency to eye bigger whale tanks at SeaWorld
    Long Beach, Calif. • SeaWorld wants to greatly expand the tanks its uses to hold killer whales in San Diego, but animal rights activists fear the plan...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:30 am   |     |   Share
  • T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, Vice Chairman for the National Transportation Safety Board, answers questions about the search and investigation as Thomas Roth-Roffy, investigator in charge for the NTSB, left, and Capt. Mark Fedor, 2nd from right, chief of response, U. S. Coast Guard 7th District and Capt. Jason Neubauer, right, Chief for Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis, U. S. Coast Guard listen, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The Coast Guard and NTSB held a news conference aboard Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville in regards to the missing Jacksonville-based cargo ship El Faro. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP) Finding recorder key to solving the sinking of cargo ship
    Jacksonville, Fla. • Investigators trying to determine why a 790-foot cargo ship stalled and sank in the howling winds of Hurricane Joaquin (wah-KEEN’...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Report: Oklahoma used wrong drug in January execution
    Oklahoma City • Oklahoma used the wrong drug to stop an inmate’s heart during an execution in January, according to an autopsy report obtained by a ne...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, UEFA President Michel Platini, center, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, right, are engaged in conversation during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo FIFA provisionally banned President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and the former secretary general Valcke for 90 days. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP) FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 90 days
    Zurich • Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini, the man who had been favored to take over as FIFA leader, were both suspended for 90 days Thu...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:24 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich speaks in Minsk, Belarus. Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, for works that the prize judges called Belarusian jornalist wins Nobel literature prize
    Minsk, Belarus • With a reporter’s eye and an artist’s heart, Svetlana Alexievich writes of the catastrophes, upheaval and personal woes that have aff...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 10:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • House GOP to vote for new speaker, but won’t be last word
    Washington • Divided House Republicans are meeting to vote on a new speaker as the front-runner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, faces a...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Israeli medics tend to wounded Palestinian man after he stabbed a few Israelis in an attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2015. Israeli police says a soldier shot and killed an Arab attacker after he stabbed four people with a screwdriver in Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) Israeli leader calls for calm as stabbings spread deeper into nation
    Jerusalem • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to calm Israelis on Thursday as a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks spread deeper into Israel ...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Asiah Lewis comes home to her apartment in Summerton, S.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, three days after severe flooding forced her and other residents to evacuate. The apartment Lewis shares with her four children and her mother took on about six inches of water as record rainfall drenched South Carolina. Now her family is staying at a shelter with no guarantee how quickly the apartment will be cleaned and repaired. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum) Receding floodwaters lead to homecoming heartbreak
    Summerton, S.C. • The pungent stench of mildew greeted Asiah Lewis when she came home to her apartment, her footsteps making squishing sounds on the c...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, during a campaign stop at the Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Clinton subject to hack attempts from China, Korea, Germany
    Washington • Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subj...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • VW’s US CEO to face tough questions in congressional hearing
    Washington • Volkswagen’s top U.S. executive is expected to face tough questions on Capitol Hill as the emissions-rigging scandal enveloping the world...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 08:18 am   |     |   Share