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Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement sources.The Seattle Times
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform -- known for partisan fireworks under the leadership of Darrell Issa, R-Calif. -- will turn its focus Friday to the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis.Andrew Siddons
Disease investigators sought to ensure on Friday that they had found and isolated everyone who came into contact with New York City’s first Ebola patient when he was sick and infectious.Marc Santora
The 28 leaders of the European Union agreed early Friday on targets for protecting the climate and generating greener power despite deep divisions among their nations over how to produce energy.James Kanter
Andrew Kalleen recently was arrested in a New York subway for performing without a permit, which 'buskers' and their supporters say is not required. They see such incidents as examples of increasing police harassment.Harry Bruinius
So far 'restraint' is the main byword across the nation after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot dead a soldier on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. He is one of two violent aggressors in Canada in recent days.Michael Holtz
Thirty-one US cities have restricted – or are moving to restrict – feeding the homeless outside, says a new report. Why Fort Lauderdale, Fla, just passed a new ordinance this week. Lindsay Ellis
With a slumping economy and shaky cease-fire, Ukraine's troubles are unlikely to be solved by its first post-Maidan parliamentary elections on Sunday. But the Vetropack factory outside Kiev is getting by despite the country's misfortunes.Fred Weir
A genetic analysis of a 45,000-year-old thigh bone narrows down the time when modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred.Anne Steele
Archaeologists have discovered evidence for 12,000-year-old human settlements in the Andes at more than 14,200 feet above sea level. The sites are higher than any human settlement from the same period anywhere in the world.Pete Spotts


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