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Young Mennonite girls gather at the health and safety clinic, which included a Measles, Mumps, & Rubella vaccinations in Shiloh, Ohio, on June 25, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Judge ends oversight in Amish girl chemo fight

- Associated Press

A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital’s attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children.

A sign marks the entrance to a gender neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Gender-neutral bathrooms becoming law in Philadelphia

Associated Press

Philadelphia is removing gender distinctions from single-occupancy public bathrooms, a move advocates say is a small step in eliminating harassment and discrimination of transgender people.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, ahead of a nomination vote to replace House Speaker John Boehner, who is stepping down, and retiring from Congress, at the end of the month, after nearly five years in the role. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Chaos! The GOP-bashing press gets stuck on a single word following McCarthy revelations

- The Washington Times

“Chaos.” That was the operative term among journalists and news organizations who got in some serious Republican bashing following House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s straightforward announcement that he would not seek the role of House Speaker. News coverage immediately swung into gleeful and dramatic mode on Thursday, appearing to suggest the GOP lawmakers were in a state of near riot below the mighty dome of the U.S. Capitol itself. The headlines were very telling.

Rupert Murdoch speaks during a forum on "The Economics and Politics of Immigration," in Boston, in this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Rupert Murdoch apologizes for ‘real black President’ tweet

Associated Press

The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash following his suggestion that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real black President.”

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office photos show the three suspects who were arrested Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Portland, Ore., in the killing of Steve Carter, a tantra yoga teacher, on a hiking trail in Marin County, Calif. From left are Sean Michael Angold, 24; Lila Scott Allgood, 19; and Morrison Haze Lampley, 23. A hiker found Carter's body on Monday. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/Portland police via AP)

Suspects in death of backpacker, teacher won't fight move

- Associated Press

Authorities say three drifters arrested in the killings of a backpacker and a yoga teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area will be transferred from Oregon to face murder charges in California.

With bird flu, poultry owners asked to register flock sites

- Associated Press

As birds' autumn migratory patterns change, Connecticut agriculture officials are increasingly concerned about the risk of bird flu and are urging poultry owners in the state to register the location of their flocks as a precaution.

In this Oct. 5, 2015 photo, fashion designer Donna Karan poses during an interview in New York. Karan has a memoir coming out next week "My Journey," a volume chock full of very personal, entertaining anecdotes.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Donna Karan's fashion wisdom, in 7 easy pieces

- Associated Press

Donna Karan introduced her famous Seven Easy Pieces in 1985, as she was introducing the world to her namesake label. Based on a black bodysuit with simple added pieces like a wrap skirt, classic trousers, or a suede jacket, it was a lot more than a convenient wardrobe: It was a conceptual shift in fashion. Karan was trying to tell women working women that clothes could work for them, and not the other way around. And that they didn't need to wear buttoned-up suits to look professional.

House bill targets health law, Planned Parenthood funds

- Associated Press

The House Budget Committee approved Republican legislation Friday that would scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood - and likely lead to a presidential veto.

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, the gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in its glass case during a press tour, in the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. The restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, Egypt's state-run news agency said Friday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Egypt to restore King Tut mask after botched epoxy job

- Associated Press

The restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, Egypt's state-run news agency said Friday.

CDC: Transplant patients who died likely breathed in mold

Associated Press

Three organ transplant patients who developed mold infections before dying at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center likely breathed in the mold spores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 photo, Dylan O'Brien attends the premiere of "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at the Regal Cinemas E-Walk, in New York. A manager of a New Mexico ranch says 20th Century Fox representatives are trying to determine if actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials." Actor O'Brien said last month on "Live with Kelly and Michael" that cast members took artifacts from private ranch north of Albuquerque, despite warnings not to take any items like rocks or "skulls." (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Studio: No evidence 'Maze Runner' cast took artifacts

- Associated Press

Twentieth Century Fox officials said they have found no evidence actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at a private New Mexico ranch.