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Marcus Mariota Leads Ducks Past California, 59-41

Marcus Mariota Leads Ducks Past California, 59-41

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes in Oregon's 59-41 win over California at Levi's Stadium on Friday night.

Mariota threw his first interception of the year and passed for 326 yards in the victory.

"During the game I was upset," Mariota said. "Coach came and joked with me and got me to relax a little bit and forget about it. It's OK. It happens. I just have to learn from it."

The Ducks (7-1) improved to 4-1 in the Pac-12 and California (4-4) dropped to 2-4.

"You might want to go buy a lottery ticket, Marcus made a couple of mistakes," Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich said. "I'm actually glad, I think, that that happened to get him off the schneid."

Oregon running back Royce Freeman had 112 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.

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Obama Talks About Ebola in America in Weekly Address

Obama Talks About Ebola in America in Weekly Address

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- In this week's address, President Obama talks about Ebola in America, from the death of Thomas Eric Duncan to the most recent case in New York City.

Obama addresses what he says are some "basic facts." "First, you cannot get Ebola easily," he says. "You can’t get it through casual contact with someone.  Remember, down in Dallas, even Mr. Duncan’s family—who lived with him and helped care for him—even they did not get Ebola.  The only way you can get this disease is by coming into direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone with symptoms.  That’s the science.  Those are the facts."

Obama also highlights the newest CDC guidelines and travel measures going forward.

Read the full transcript of the president's address:

"Hi everybody, this week, we remained focused on our fight against Ebola.  In Dallas, dozens of family, friends and others who had been in close contact with the first patient, Mr. Duncan, were declared free of Ebola—a reminder that this disease is actually very hard to catch.  Across Dallas, others being monitored—including health care workers who were most at risk—were also declared Ebola-free.

Two Americans—patients in Georgia and Nebraska who contracted the disease in West Africa—recovered and were released from the hospital.  The first of the two Dallas nurses who were diagnosed—Nina Pham—was declared Ebola free, and yesterday I was proud to welcome her to the Oval Office and give her a big hug.  The other nurse—Amber Vinson—continues to improve as well.  And in Africa, the countries of Senegal and Nigeria were declared free of Ebola—a reminder that this disease can be contained and defeated.In New York City, medical personnel moved quickly to isolate and care for the patient there—a doctor who recently returned from West Africa.  The city and state of New York have strong public health systems, and they’ve been preparing for this possibility.  Because of the steps we’ve taken in recent weeks, our CDC experts were already at the hospital, helping staff prepare for this kind of situation.  Before the patient was even diagnosed, we deployed one of our new CDC rapid response teams. And I’ve assured Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio that they’ll have all the federal support they need as they go forward.  More broadly, this week we continued to step up our efforts across the country.  New CDC guidelines and outreach is helping hospitals improve training and protect their health care workers.  The Defense Department’s new team of doctors, nurses and trainers will respond quickly if called upon to help.  New travel measures are now directing all travelers from the three affected countries in West Africa into five U.S. airports where we’re conducting additional screening.  Starting this week, these travelers will be required to report their temperatures and any symptoms on a daily basis—for 21 days until we’re confident they don’t have Ebola.  Here at the White House, my new Ebola response coordinator is working to ensure a seamless response across the federal government.  And we have been examining the protocols for protecting our brave health care workers, and, guided by the science, we’ll continue to work with state and local officials to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety and health of the American people. In closing, I want to leave you with some basic facts.  First, you cannot get Ebola easily.  You can’t get it through casual contact with someone.  Remember, down in Dallas, even Mr. Duncan’s family—who lived with him and helped care for him—even they did not get Ebola.  The only way you can get this disease is by coming into direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone with symptoms.  That’s the science.  Those are the facts.Sadly, Mr. Duncan did not survive, and we continue to keep his family in our prayers.  At the same time, it’s important to remember that of the seven Americans treated so far for Ebola—the five who contracted it in West Africa, plus the two nurses from Dallas—all seven have survived.  Let me say that again—seven Americans treated; all seven survived.  I’ve had two of them in the Oval Office.  And now we’re focused on making sure the patient in New York receives the best care as well.  Here’s the bottom line.  Patients can beat this disease.  And we can beat this disease.  But we have to stay vigilant.  We have to work together at every level—federal, state and local.  And we have to keep leading the global response, because the best way to stop this disease, the best way to keep Americans safe, is to stop it at its source—in West Africa.And we have to be guided by the science—we have to be guided by the facts, not fear.  Yesterday, New Yorkers showed us the way. They did what they do every day—jumping on buses, riding the subway, crowding into elevators, heading into work, gathering in parks.  That spirit—that determination to carry on—is part of what makes New York one of the great cities in the world.  And that’s the spirit all of us can draw upon, as Americans, as we meet this challenge together."

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GOP Weekly Address: US Needs ‘New Energy to Keep Our Country Strong’

GOP Weekly Address: US Needs ‘New Energy to Keep Our Country Strong’

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) -- In this week's GOP Address, Will Hurd, who is running for representative of Texas' 23rd Congressional District, critiques the Obama administration and says he wants "to get this mess in Washington cleaned up once and for all."

Looking forward, Hurd says the country needs new energy to stay strong.

Hurd says the government should "clean up the mess of debt and waste by balancing our budget and simplifying our tax code" and "reduce the burdens on middle class families and small business owners who are trying to achieve the American Dream."

Read the full transcript of the GOP address:

"Good morning.My name is Will Hurd. My hope is to be elected representative of Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.Because, like you, I want to get this mess in Washington cleaned up once and for all.For too long, we’ve had an administration in DC that spends too much and listens too little, that thinks the answer to every question is more government.  But when we can’t trust that government to protect our economy … secure our borders … to provide basic services to our veterans, we know something has to change.Now, the president expects you to go to the polls and stick with the people who have stuck with him.   To stick with the politicians who helped him push through ObamaCare…who helped him block solutions that would create jobs.“These are all folks who vote with me,” he said.But don’t we want representatives who vote with us?  Don’t we want to send to Washington leaders who will take on the tough issues and focus on getting things done?  I’ve been in real fights – as an overseas officer in the CIA, I witnessed folks struggling for freedom and stared down those trying to end our way of life.And working in the private sector trying to help companies compete, I see how our government is threatening our economic security. We need to clean up the mess of debt and waste by balancing our budget and simplifying our tax code.We need to reduce the burdens on middle class families and small business owners who are trying to achieve the American Dream. We need to ensure our ability to be energy independent.And we need to make border security, countering drug traffickers and fighting cyber criminals all national priorities.It is time we come together to do these things.America doesn’t need more politicians who vote in lock step with the president.  We need new energy to keep our country strong, at home and abroad.Fellow Texans and Americans, this is the opportunity we face in ten days time.  This is our moment. Let’s stand together and take our government back from the bureaucrats in Washington and put the power where it belongs: in the hands of the people.    Thank you for listening." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Royals’ Bullpen Lights Out Again, KC Takes 2-1 Series Lead

Royals’ Bullpen Lights Out Again, KC Takes 2-1 Series Lead

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Once again the Kansas City Royals' bullpen proved its worth.

Kelvin Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined to pitch four innings of hitless relief to lead the Royals to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants, in Game 3 of the World Series Friday night. 

The Royals now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

Kansas City headed into the bottom of the sixth with a 3-0 lead. But after starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie let up back-to-back hits, the second being an RBI double by Michael Morse, Royals skipper Ned Yost made the call to his trusty pen. Kelvin Herrera came in first. He walked Gegor Blanco before getting three straight-groundouts, yielding only one run, to preserve the Royals lead. The Giants only had one more baserunner the rest of the way, as the Royals improve their record to 9-1 in this postseason.

"This is the way our games have gone all year," Yost said. "I'm getting really good at protecting a one-run lead because a lot of times that's exactly what we have to deal with. "But I have the necessary tools to be able to do that. It's not me doing it. It's the guys that we put out there that are doing it. We have the type of pitchers in our bullpen that can accomplish that."

Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain all had RBIs in the win.

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson, who was pitching in the first World Series game of his career, went 5 2/3 innings allowing four hits, three runs, one walk while striking out two in the loss.

Game 4 is Saturday in San Francisco. The Royals send Jason Vargas to the mound. He'll be opposed by Ryan Vogelsong.

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Scoreboard Roundup 10/24/14

Scoreboard Roundup 10/24/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB - World Series Game 3: Kansas City Royals 3 - San Francisco Giants 2 (Royals Lead World Series, 2-1)

NHL: Dallas Stars 3 (4-1-2) - New Jersey Devils 2 (3-2-2) - Shootout

Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (5-2-1) - Winnipeg Jets 2 (2-5-0)

Anaheim Ducks 4 (7-1-0, 14pts) - Columbus Blue Jackets 1 (4-3-0, 8pts)

Edmonton Oilers 6 (3-4-1, 7pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 3 (0-5-2, 2pts)

Colorado Avalanche 7 (2-4-2, 6pts) - Vancouver Canucks 3 (4-3-0, 8pts)

 

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Bruins’ Defenseman Zdeno Chara Out 4-6 Weeks with Knee Injury

Bruins’ Defenseman Zdeno Chara Out 4-6 Weeks with Knee Injury

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Bruins will be without one of the most imposing players in the NHL for the foreseeable future as defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a tear to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Chara suffered the injury on Thursday during the Bruins' game against the New York Islanders.

While the injury could have been a lot worse, Chara's absence will still felt on the team.

"You hope everyone else picks up the slack," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said. "We've had a stretch before, might not have been four to six weeks, more like three weeks where Z was out. They don't happen too often, but you hope everyone picks up the slack and we play a solid defensive game."

Despite being in his 17th NHL season, ninth with the Bruins, the 37-year-old Chara is still one of the best defenseman in the NHL.

Since joining the Bruins in 2006, the team is 341-204-66 with Chara in the lineup during the regular season, and 8-7-5 without him.

During his time with the Bruins, Chara has never missed more than five-straight games.

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Two Officers Dead After Two-County Crime Spree in Northern California

Two Officers Dead After Two-County Crime Spree in Northern California

iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Two officers are dead after a two-county crime spree in Northern California, during which three officers and a bystander were shot.

Authorities say 47-year-old Deputy Danny Oliver of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department was shot in the head after he approached a suspicious vehicle in a motel parking lot.

After carjacking a vehicle, two suspects-- a man and woman-- headed north, where two Placer County Sheriff's deputies were shot. One of the Placer County officers died and the other was injured.

The female suspect was captured, and later, says Placer County Sheriff spokesperson Dena Irwin, the male suspect was taken into custody in Auburn.

The conditions of the surviving Placer County officer and the carjacking victim are unknown.

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Lawmakers Pushing for Expanded Recall on Defective Airbags

Lawmakers Pushing for Expanded Recall on Defective Airbags

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Some lawmakers in Congress are saying that every defective airbag — which could mean millions more than the 20 million devices already suggested — should be recalled, not just in the South where most of the airbag recalls have been focused.“I want [the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration] to recall all airbags regardless of where they are, not just in warm states,” said Sen. Edward Mackey, D-Massachusetts. “And I want them to offer every driver a loaner car.”

The problem with the airbags is that the defective inflator can explode with too much force, shattering the metal into shards that, car safety advocates say, are believed to have killed four people and caused dozens of injuries. The airbag problem is linked to cars in states where there’s persistent humid weather.Corey Burdick, 26, of Eustis, Florida, lost sight in his right eye when his car collided with another vehicle in May and the airbag inflated. A piece of metal shot out from the airbag and hit him in the face.“It was a like a ‘Boom!’ and I remember closing my eyes,” he told ABC News. “I put my hand up to my face … and there was blood everywhere.”Takata, the manufacturer of the airbag inflators, has said it is “cooperating” with the recall.The NHTSA has said that there are not enough replacement inflators for the cars currently being recalled.  If the recall is expanded, as lawmakers have urged, it could take years to replace the airbags.The NHTSA said it has been in contact with Takata to try to expand production of replacement units and has asked the company to look at outside sources to help boost production.

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NJ, NY Toughen Ebola Quarantine Rules After Doctor Case

NJ, NY Toughen Ebola Quarantine Rules After Doctor Case

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola wasn't required to quarantine himself when he returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Instead, Dr. Craig Allen Spencer went about his life, hitting a popular restaurant and bowling alley before his diagnosis -- and sending health officials scrambling in the aftermath.But the rules on quarantines are changing.Governors in New York and New Jersey announced Friday that they would enforce mandatory quarantines for all travelers who had contact with Ebola-infected people and were arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This comes one day after Spencer’s Ebola diagnosis, and two days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control tightened guidelines to require 21-day self-monitoring -- but not quarantines -- for travelers to Ebola-affected regions.

Friday, a woman who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone was quarantined in Newark, New Jersey, after her plane landed. She was originally quarantined despite not having any symptoms. Hours later, however, officials said the woman, who was not identified, has a fever. She is in isolation and undergoing tests. "This marks a very different approach, quarantining someone who wore protective gear when they had contact with an Ebola patient. It would not be based on science, which would say she is not at risk," said Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News chief health and medical editor. "However, given all the work the city has decided to undertake because Dr. Spencer was around town before he got sick, perhaps that is why New York and New Jersey have decided to take a different approach."

More ABC news videos | ABC Health NewsDoctors who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa are required to self-monitor for the 21-day incubation period, but they are not required to self-quarantine,according to guidelines from Doctors Without Borders, for whom Spencer was working overseas."Self-quarantine is neither warranted nor recommended when a person is not displaying Ebola-like symptoms," the organization said Thursday in a statement. "However, returned staff members are discouraged from returning to work during the 21-day period."This fits with CDC guidelines, which indicate that because Spencer was wearing protective gear when he was around Ebola patients, he was not required to be quarantined.

Spencer, 33, had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea until Oct. 12, New York City Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said Friday. Spencer left Guinea on Oct. 14 and arrived in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Oct. 17 following a stopover in Brussels, Belgium.Doctors Without Borders Guidelines requires doctors like Spencer to take their temperature twice a day and to stay within four hours of a hospital for the 21-day incubation period. They are also supposed to contact Doctors Without Borders if they developed any symptoms.The CDC announced on Wednesday -- after Spencer arrived back in the United States -- that all airline passengers traveling from Ebola-affected nations would get Ebola kits and be required to self-monitor for 21 days. They are required to take their temperature twice daily and answer several questions about their symptoms, according to the CDC. If they do not report, they will be tracked down, the agency said Wednesday.In the days before Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola, he traveled to Manhattan's Highline Park and a popular restaurant called The Meatball Shop on Tuesday. The next day, he took a 3-mile run along Riverside Park and traveled on the subway to Brooklyn, where he went bowling. He was fatigued, but had no fever, officials said.On Thursday morning, Spencer recorded a temperature of 100.3 and called Doctors Without Borders, who contacted New York authorities. Emergency responders arrived at his northern Manhattan apartment in full protective gear and took him to Bellevue Hospital, where he was placed in isolation and later diagnosed with Ebola, according to officials.“Extremely strict procedures are in place for staff dispatched to Ebola affected countries before, during, and after their assignments,” said Sophie Delaunay, executive director of Doctors Without Borders. “Despite the strict protocols, risk cannot be completely eliminated. However, close post-assignment monitoring allows for early detection of cases and for swift isolation and medical management.”Spencer's fiancee was placed in quarantine, but she has shown no symptoms so far, officials said."Until today, out of more than 700 expatriate staff deployed so far to West Africa, no MSF [Doctors Without Borders] staff person has developed confirmed Ebola symptoms after returning to their home country," Doctors Without Borders said in a statement.

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Hillary Clinton Showers Elizabeth Warren With ‘Love’

Hillary Clinton Showers Elizabeth Warren With ‘Love’

State Department(BOSTON) -- Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren both stumped for Massachusetts governor candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, and one thing was clear: Hillary hearts Elizabeth."I love watching Elizabeth," Clinton gushed about the populist Massachusetts senator. "You know, give it to those who deserve to get it. Standing up not only for you, but people with the same needs and same wants across our country. It's a great pleasure to be here in a state that has such tremendous tradition of leadership."Clinton called Warren a "passionate champion for working people and middle class families."However, the two did not appear on stage together at the rally, and there's been speculation both might consider a run in 2016, even though Warren has denied it. Clinton has not announced whether she will run.Warren was also kind to Clinton, but not nearly as effusive."I'm happy to welcome Secretary Clinton back to the commonwealth," Warren said. "We love it."

Warren seemed to downplay their relationship in a recent interview with People."We have talked. It's not much more than that," Warren told the magazine. "Not much more."They did, however, exchange stories about their grandchildren backstage."Backstage before we came on, Governor (Patrick Deval) and Senator Warren were trading grandchild stories. I don’t even have a month's worth of stories," Clinton said. "Looking at the smile on Elizabeth's face and the excitement on Deval's face, I thought when all is said and done that's what this is supposed to be about."Clinton used the anecdote to introduce a line that has become a staple of her 2014 campaign speeches: "How do we give the best future we can to every single child? You should not have to be a grandchild of a governor, a senator, a secretary of state to have the same opportunity that we were given in previous years."

Both Clinton and Warren have been busy this fall campaigning on behalf of Democratic candidates. On Sunday, Warren will be on the campaign trail in New Hampshire and on Wednesday, Clinton heads to Iowa.

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What We Know About the Washington State High School Shooting Suspect

What We Know About the Washington State High School Shooting Suspect

Jaylen Fryberg/Facebook(MARYSVILLE, Wash.) -- The shooter who opened fire at a Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State Friday was identified to ABC News by eyewitnesses and authorities as Jaylen Fryberg.Fryberg, who was a student at the school, died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. One girl died and four others were injured in the gunfire.

Rachel Pomeroy, a junior, said she knew the shooter and last spoke with him on Thursday."He was fine the day before. He was being sassy, as always, and good," she said.While Fryberg's motive isn't immediately known, Pomeroy said he had just come off suspension for a fight.Robert Fryberg, who identified himself as Jaylen's brother, reacted in real-time on Twitter. First there was dismay about the shooting and then shock when he tweeted that he heard the name Fryberg."I just heard some news and I pray to God that it is not true," he wrote.Two hours later: "I'm gonna miss you little bro," he tweeted. "Only God can judge you."Jaylen Fryberg is seen smiling in many pictures on his Facebook page, hunting, participating in sports and surrounded by friends.In many ways, he appeared to be a typical teen, liking video games and counting Adele and 50 Cent among his favorite musical artists.His Twitter account yields some insight into what he was feeling in the days leading up to the shooting.The messages posted to his account earlier this week were filled with angst.On October 20, he tweeted: "Alright. You f***** got me.... That broke me."The next day, he wrote: "It breaks me... It actually does... I know it seems like I'm sweating it off... But I'm not.. And I never will be able to.."Later, he added: "I should have listened.... You were right... The whole time you were right..."Another tweet read: "If I just laid down..."On Thursday, his final tweet read: "It won't last.... It'll never last."

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Olivia Munn Reveals Aaron Rodgers Gave Her a ‘Special Ring’

Olivia Munn Reveals Aaron Rodgers Gave Her a ‘Special Ring’

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Olivia Munn is one lucky woman.The actress, who has been dating NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers for several months, opened up to the New York Post's Alexa magazine about a special gift he gave her recently."I wore this for a premiere... and he had heard me talking to my stylist about being obsessed with it," she said. "It is such a special ring, and then he surprised me [with it]." Realizing what assumptions might be made from that statement, she clarified that she and her beau are not engaged."It’s not that kind of ring, by the way. It’s not the special ring," she clarified. "I mean, it’s a very special ring, but it is not the special ring."Munn, 34, and Rodgers, 30, were first linked last spring and were photographed kissing on the set of her TV show, The Newsroom this past June.

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Man Beats One in 9.7 Trillion Odds to Win Same Lottery Twice

Man Beats One in 9.7 Trillion Odds to Win Same Lottery Twice

Hemera/Thinkstock(NORWOOD, Mass.) -- A man accidentally won the same lottery twice for a payout of $546,000.

Kenneth J. Stokes, of Norwood, Mass., is a lottery season ticket holder, which automatically enters him into every drawing of a certain lottery with specific, pre-set numbers of his choosing.

Forgetting that his family had gifted him a season pass to the Massachusetts State Lottery Lucky for Life drawing with their lucky numbers, Stokes bought a second ticket with the exact same numbers on Monday.

Then, he got a fateful call from the lotto officials on Tuesday morning.

“The representative called the individual who was the owner of the season ticket and informed him of that and then he was obviously elated to find out that he had won on that ticket,” Massachusetts State Lottery director of communications Christian Teja told ABC News. “They hung up and he realized that he had purchased the same ticket on his own for that same drawing. During the phone call when they had spoken, the representative had mentioned there was another winner form Norwood. He called back and it all came together when he was like, ‘I’m that guy in Norwood.’”

Stokes brought in his winning tickets on Thursday morning to collect his prize. He had won $25,000 a year for up to 20 years, which equals a $500,000 maximum. Stokes opted for a one-time cash option payment, which brought the prize down to $390,000 pre-tax, or $273,000 after tax. For Stokes, however, his winnings were doubled to $546,000.

The odds of Stokes winning twice in one drawing are one in 9.7 trillion. He plans to use the winnings to pay for his son's college tuition and his daughter's remaining car payments, as well as take his family on a vacation.

“I saw him yesterday. He was certainly in a good mood with a big smile on his face, as you can imagine,” Teja said. “He’s still somewhat in disbelief but very appreciate of his good fortune.”

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Ax Attack Against New York City Cops Was Inspired by Terrorists, Police Say

Ax Attack Against New York City Cops Was Inspired by Terrorists, Police Say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A man who attacked New York City police officers with an ax had converted to Islam in recent years and the assault appears to have been a lone wolf terror attack, police said Friday.One officer who was struck in the head with the ax by Zale Thompson on Thursday is in critical but stable condition, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. A second officer was also injured.Thompson was shot and killed by two other officers as Thompson charged them with the ax, Bratton said.The commissioner said that Thompson had converted to Islam two years ago."The father indicated to us he believed his son several years ago converted to become a Muslim, a self-proclaimed Muslim," Bratton said.Deputy Commissioner John Miller, who is in charge of counterterrorism for the department, said a review of Thompson's computer showed that he had visited websites affiliated with radical groups, including al Qaeda, ISIS and al Shabaab."It appears from the electronic forensic piece of this, this is something he has been thinking about and thinking about with more intensity in recent days," Miller said.He said Thompson was "self radicalized, self directed."When asked if the ax assault was an act of terrorism, Miller said, "It appears at this point that it was in his mind."He also said there was no indication that anyone else was involved.The ax attack occurred the day after a lone gunman shot and killed a Canadian solider in Ottawa before he was shot dead by the Parliament's Sergeant in Arms.

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Remains of Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham Identified

Remains of Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham Identified

Charlottesville Police Department(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The remains of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, who vanished last month, have been positively identified, police said Friday.

The remains were found in a field on Oct. 18 about 10 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia, where the UVA sophomore was last seen.

Surveillance footage recorded Graham walking around the downtown area shortly after 1 a.m. Sept. 13 with a man named Jesse Matthew.Matthew, 32, was named the suspect in the case a week after she vanished and he was arrested days later in Galveston, Texas. He was charged with abduction with intent to defile, although now that the remains have been identified as Graham's, the charges will likely be increased."The focus of the investigation now is to determine what charges will be brought and the appropriate time to make those charges," Lunsford said in a statement.Police asked that anyone who saw suspicious activity around Old Lynchburg Road, where the remains were found, around the time of Graham's disappearance to call police.Graham's parents, John and Sue Graham, said in a statement, "We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Hannah... Put simply, Hannah lit up our lives, the lives of our family and the lives of her friends and others who knew her.""We would like to draw attention to the fact that, although the waiting has ended for us, there are other families both in Virginia and beyond who have not been as fortunate in that their loved ones are still missing. Please continue to hold these families in your thoughts and prayers," the parents said."Hannah showed great promise as a student and as a young woman," University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan said in an email sent to all students and faculty Friday afternoon. "She brought immense energy and delight to her learning at the University, and she was a source of friendship and joy for so many people here at the University and abroad, particularly her friends on the ski team."Matthew was indicted last week for a 2005 sex assault on a woman in Fairfax City, Virginia. The victim in that case, a 26-year-old woman, survived the assault and has not been publicly identified.Police have said they found a forensic link between Graham's case and the abduction and murder of Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student who vanished from a concert in Charlottesville in 2009. Her body was found months later.In 2010, police said they had a forensic link between the Harrington murder and the 2005 sex assault in Fairfax City.Several other police jurisdictions have opened cases on missing women to see if there is any link to Matthew.Matthew’s hearing has been pushed back and he has not entered a plea in the Graham or Fairfax case. His lawyer has declined to discuss any possible links to other cases.

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Louisiana Teen Shot Dead in West Bank Clash With Israelis

Louisiana Teen Shot Dead in West Bank Clash With Israelis

(JERUSALEM) -- An American teen from New Orleans was shot and killed during clashes in the West Bank village of Silwad near Ramallah Friday.Orwa Abd al-Wahhab Hammad, 15, was born in Ramallah and moved with his family to New Orleans, according to his brother Mohammad. His mother and brothers had traveled with him to the West Bank and his father will arrive from the United States on Sunday for the funeral.The State Department confirms Orwa was a U.S. citizen, and says officials from the Consulate General in Jerusalem are in contact with family and providing all consular assistance.Orwa is the second American child to die in the region this week. On Wednesday, 3-month old Chaya Zissel Braun was killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian man drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians at a transit stop. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld described the incident as a “terrorist attack.” Her parents had traveled to Israel from Rockland County, New York, so her father could study in a yeshiva.

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One Killed, 11 Injured in Explosion at Germany Construction Site

One Killed, 11 Injured in Explosion at Germany Construction Site

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BERLIN) -- At least one person was killed and 11 were injured in an explosion at a construction site in western Germany.

A gas pipe suffered damage during construction work in Ludwigshafen, Germany, causing gas to leak and then catch fire.

The main blaze was extinguished quickly, but then crews had to tackle several smaller ones.

Several buildings and cars in the area were also damaged.

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James Foley Honored with Award at US Institute of Peace

James Foley Honored with Award at US Institute of Peace

ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- James Foley, the first journalist beheaded by ISIS, was honored with an award for extraordinary courage.

Former President Clinton nominated Foley for the award, which was presented at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

Foley's father, John, said, "This is recognition of Jim's courage. His sacrifice and his love of his fellow man his fellow captives, and we couldn't be more proud to be his parents."

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Stocks End Week on a High Note

Stocks End Week on a High Note

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Strong earnings pushed stocks higher, allowing the markets to end the week in positive territory.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 127.51 points ending the day at 16,805.41. The Nasdaq climbed 30.93 points to 4,483.72, and the S&P 500 went up 13.76 points to 1,964.58.

We're taking less vacation now than at any point in the last four decades. The U.S. Travel Association says workers took an average of 16 days last year, compared to 20 in 2000.

Looking for a holiday job? UPS is predicting an 11% jump in December shipments and will hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to handle the volume.

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Evenflo Recalling Over 200,000 Child Car Seats

Evenflo Recalling Over 200,000 Child Car Seats

Evenflo(NEW YORK) -- Evenflo is recalling over 200,000 child car seats.

The buckles in the Embrace and AmSafe models can reportedly become difficult to unlatch, especially after a child has been eating or drinking in the seat. The buckle can allegedly get sticky if its spilled on, making it harder to get a child out during an emergency.

Owners can get replacement buckles if requested.

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