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Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

File photo of designer Oscar De La Renta with models after presenting his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion WeekThe legendary designer, who most recently created Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:44:56 -0400
Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Police block the road leading to the scene of a death investigation in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hanna Graham in Albermarle County, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a 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 Hannah Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:07:39 -0400
CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total, arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 30, 2014Moscow (AFP) - The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:15:52 -0400
Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:57:54 -0400
Indiana police charge suspect who may have killed for decades

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture from the Lake County Sheriff's Office in IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in Lake County with one of the seven murders, according to online court records. He was being held in custody, said John Doughty, police chief of the neighboring city of Hammond. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:46:52 -0400
California man charged with murder of Saudi student

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez is accused of posing as a buyer for Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi's car after it was posted for sale on Craigslist, then stabbing the 23-year-old man to death and stealing the vehicle, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told a news conference on Monday afternoon. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:24:16 -0400
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

GARY, Ind. (AP) Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:12:52 -0400
Third UN employee dies from Ebola

Volunteers pick up bodies of people who died of the Ebola virus, on October 8, 2014 in FreetownA UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the UN spokesman said Monday.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:47:17 -0400
WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

In this photo dated Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses the media during a press conference held in an hotel in Gammarth, northeastern Tunisia. Chan and WHO have come under scrutiny following an internal document obtained by The Associated Press which said the U.N. health organization did not respond adequately to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (AP Photo/Adel Ben SalahGAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:02:39 -0400
New developments in disappearance of Hannah Graham

Handout of 18-year old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah GrahamAuthorities searched across an area near where remains were found over the weekend.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:18:56 -0400
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