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BELL, Fla. — A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.
LOS ANGELES — Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding.
BELL, Fla. — Media outlets are reporting that a shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities.
BEIRUT — The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists.
PORTLAND, Tenn. — An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee's Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, is vocally criticizing President Barack Obama's plan to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East.
PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's signature.
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. — The brother of a man accused of kidnapping and killing a 20-year-old nursing student has been charged with tampering with evidence in the case.