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at 20:23 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Suspect in US abduction of UK-born woman charged with 2005 rape, attempted murder

FAIRFAX, Va. - The suspect in the disappearance of a British-born University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington in 2005.

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at 19:25 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Politicians in vigil outside Met as firestorm over 'The Death of Klinghoffer' hits fever pitch

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Politicians including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King have joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

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at 18:34 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

5.6-magnitude quake shakes Ecuador's border with Colombia, no injuries or damage reported

QUITO, Ecuador - A magnitude-5.6 earthquake rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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at 18:28 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

HBO and CBS join the a la carte streaming brigade, but don't count cable out yet

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favourite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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at 18:04 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Police say deaths of 7 Indiana women could be serial killing; suspect hints at more victims

GARY, Ind. - Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found 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.

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at 17:43 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Mexico's government offers reward for information on 43 missing students

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.

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at 17:05 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Globe on pace to likely break, hottest year record, after warmest September, August, June, May

WASHINGTON - Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, U.S. meteorologists say.

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at 16:53 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Surfer says he punches, swings board to fend off shark attack; animal takes bite out of board

WAILUKU, Hawaii - A surfer holding his 8-year-old son says he punched and smacked a shark with his board to stop an attack off Maui.

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at 16:51 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Suspected Indiana serial killer charged in woman's death; more likely in 6 other deaths

HAMMOND, Ind. - A man suspected in the deaths of seven women in northwestern Indiana has been charged in one of the slayings.

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at 13:25 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Nigerians cautious about reports that kidnapped schoolgirls will be released soon

ABUJA, Nigeria - There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country's Islamic rebels, Boko Haram.

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at 14:35 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success story'; doctors say fluids saved lives

ABUJA, Nigeria - Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.

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at 13:50 on October 20, 2014, EDT.

Police say suspect in slaying of 7 women in Indiana says victims may go back 20 years

HAMMOND, Ind. - Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years.

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