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Posted: 2:18 PM - The difference between life and death for a troubled soul who jumps over the tall yellow bridge that spans Tampa Bay can rest in the hands of a group of students on the Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team.

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him....
  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....
  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington state school....
  • Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town
    MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said....
  • Suspect in 2 deputy deaths jailed after manhunt
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Two suspects have been booked into Sacramento County Jail following a series of shootings that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another wounded and a bystander in the hospital....
  • Remains belong to missing Virginia student
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her....
  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington state school....
  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama
    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms....
  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him....
  • Suspect in 2 deputy deaths jailed after manhunt
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Two suspects have been booked into Sacramento County Jail following a series of shootings that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another wounded and a bystander in the hospital....
  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....
  • Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest
    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured....
  • Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday....
  • Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
    SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group....
  • Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday....
  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages....
  • Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
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  • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results
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  • Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
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  • GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue
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