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French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with U.S. Airman Spencer Stone outside the Elysee Palace in Paris. Hollande awarded Stone and two friends with the French Legion of Honor for subduing a gunman on a Paris-bound train three days earlier. Stone is in stable condition Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after being stabbed in Sacramento, Calif., according to an Air Force spokesman. [Kamil Zihnioglu | Associated Press]

U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to subdue an attacker on a French train in August, was stabbed in California and was in stable condition, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said that he had no details on the circumstances around …


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  1. Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit


    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Ore., muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.

    Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin speaks during a news conference in Roseburg, Ore. When President Barack Obama arrives in Roseburg Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion - seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.  Hanlin, a visible figure at news conferences following the Roseburg killings, has said now is not the time for a debate about gun control. [Associated Press]
  2. Unusual bedtime picture book a self-publishing success story


    NEW YORK — You may have heard of Roger. He's the little rabbit in a new bedtime book that can't go to sleep, RIGHT NOW.

    Experts say Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin is on solid ground.
  3. Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize


    OSLO, Norway — A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.

  4. Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.


    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University

  5. Daily fantasy sports is getting slapped back to reality


    The blossoming daily-fantasy-sports industry was supposed to be enjoying its victory lap. A multimillion-dollar carpet bombing of prime-time-TV ads, as well as mega-deals with some of media's and football's most prominent names, had attracted thousands of new bettors to its turbo-charged style of cash-prize online …