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Prosecutors will seek death penalty against Frein

After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday.

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4 killed in crash near Wichita airport

Four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, city Fire Marshal Brad Crisp said.

While five people were initially transported to the hospital, three of those ...

Kilauea lava flow

USGS

Hawaii volcano: Lava flow stalls

The lava flow has slowed, if not stalled altogether.

Still, authorities warned Thursday that the threat to eastern Hawaii residents -- much like the oozing, simmering, destructive lava itself -- hasn't gone away.

Darryl Oliveira, the director of the H...

Kaci Hickox

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Nation torn on returning Ebola workers

Nurse Kaci Hickox says it's her right to roam outside her home, but leaders in Maine warn she could be a threat to public welfare.

Kay Hagan

From Sen. Kay Hagan

8-year-old tells NC Senate candidates to be nice

An 8-year-old North Carolina girl is sick of the heated Senate race where more than $100 million has been spent on mostly negative TV ads.

Kaci Hickox goes on bike ride

CNN

Maine: No deal with nurse in Ebola dispute

In the tense standoff between a Maine nurse and state officials, it was a surreal scene.

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, went on a bike ride with her boyfriend Thursday -- fo...

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Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

When President Barack Obama visited Maine on Thursday, he didn't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.

But he has inserted himself in the middle of a growing debate between the federal government and state...

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Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city during their retirement years, a majority of Baby Boomers say they're just going to stay put in their old home.

Ferguson Chief Thomas Jackson

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ferguson police chief: 'I'm going to stay'

The Ferguson, Missouri, police chief insisted Thursday that he won't step down -- despite continued unrest months after one of his officer's fatally shot Michael Brown and high-level talks that could lead to his exit.

"I'm going to stay and see this t...

Fighting in Burkina Faso

REUTERS/Joe Penney

Military dissolves government in Burkina Faso

The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso seized control of the government on Thursday and set a dusk-to-dawn curfew in what one general described as an effort to protect lives and restore order.

Unrest has gripped Burkina Faso -- a key ...

Microsoft file

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Microsoft: New Band gizmo can make you a 'better human'

Microsoft has launched a new smartwatch, and it makes some majorly lofty promises.

Antares rocket explodes, NASA rocket explodes

NASA

Antares operator blew up rocket

After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said Thursday.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

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For sale: Guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.

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'Zombie' woman arrested twice in 3 hours for DWI

Police say a woman dressed as a zombie was arrested for two DWI's within three hours…

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Hookah lounge sued over burned breasts

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Jennifer Lopez: I've felt abused in the past

Not all abuse leaves physical scars, and that's a reality Jennifer Lopez is…

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UC Berkeley overturns vote to disinvite Maher

The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California…

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Taylor Swift's new single to benefit NYC schools

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Study: 30% of shrimp products misrepresented

You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's…

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Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

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It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza. Bored with taking the same,…

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