MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

Airlines Raising Fares
DALLAS (AP) - U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. Delta Air Lines raised fares on many U.S. routes by $4 per round on Thursday night. FareCompare.com CEO Rick Seaney and J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker say other big airlines have matched them. Seaney said Monday that he saw a few $6 and $10 increases, but mostly $4. Delta did not immediately respond for comment. United Airlines confirmed matching the $4 increase. Seaney says American and Southwest also raised prices. The carriers did not immediately comment. "

Mother, Baby In Critical Condition Following Crash
State Police say charges are expected to be filed against a Fayette County woman in connection with an accident, early Monday morning, on Dunbar Road, near Route 119. Troopers say 21-year-old Desiree Baker of Dunbar was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, just before eight o'clock, when she lost control and the vehicle rolled several times. Baker was taken to UPMC Presby and is in critical condition, while her 20-month-old son, who police say was properly restrained in a car seat, was flown to Children's Hospital in critical condition. (Photo: WPXI)

Suspect In UV Student's Disappearance Faces Charges
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A man charged with the abduction of a University of Virginia student has been indicted in suburban Washington, D.C., with a 2005 rape, abduction and attempted capital murder. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up Monday by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew is being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on a charged related to the Sept. 13 abduction of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. Law enforcement officials who have been searching for Graham found human remains over the weekend. The state medical examiner has not made a positive identification. (Photo: NBC News)

Third U.N. Worker Succombs To Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak. A statement by UN Women on Monday said Edmund Bangura-Sesay, a local driver for their office in Sierra Leone, died Saturday. This is the third reported death of a U.N. worker from Ebola. The UN Women statement says Bangura-Sesay was quarantined last Tuesday after his wife showed symptoms. It says his wife remains under treatment, and that the U.N. is working to make sure that everyone who came into contact with Bangura-Sesay while he had symptoms is assessed and quarantined.

Cause Of Fatal McKeesport Fire Still Unknown
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A house fire near Pittsburgh that killed four children, their mother and step-grandfather began in the downstairs living room, but its cause remained unclear. Alvin Henderson, the chief of emergency services in Allegheny County, says crews are now concentrating on that room as they search for the precise location and cause of Saturday's fire in McKeesport.
About 250 people raised lit candles into the air and sang "Amazing Grace" Sunday night outside the charred home about 10 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The county medical examiner says 55-year-old Ronald Egenlauf Sr., 27-year-old Hope Jordan, and her four children - ages 2 to 7 - died of acute smoke and fume inhalation and were likely unconscious before they were burned. Only Jordan's 23-year-old husband, Keith Egenlauf, escaped. He remained in critical condition Monday. (WPXI-TV)

Suspected Serial Killer In Custody
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - 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. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said during a news conference Monday that the suspect, identified as Darren Vann, is being cooperative with investigators. Vann was convicted of sexual assault in Texas in 2009 and now lives in Gary. Authorities say seven bodies were found in several locations in northwestern Indiana over the weekend after Vann's confession in one killing led police to the grisly discovery of other deaths. Doughty says the victims found over the weekend were killed recently. He did not say whether there might be other victims.

What Pay Raise?
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. hiring is strong, but pay raises are rare. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics has found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That's down from 43 percent of companies in the April-June quarter and the first drop after three straight increases. Yet, during the third quarter, those firms still added jobs at a healthy pace, which usually pushes wages higher as employers compete for workers.

 
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