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US economy chugging along at 3.5% growth

The economy had a smooth summer.

Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, increased 3.5% between July and September over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Suspect ID'd in national park vandalism

It's a bad idea to deface national parks. It's even dumber to tag your vandalism across four states and have the images go viral among vexed nature enthusiasts.

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Mukpo: Ebola 'more intense than anything'

Ashoka Mukpo had seen the horrible things Ebola can do.

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Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

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Peshmerga begin arriving at besieged Kobani

Iraqi-Kurdish Peshmerga fighters began arriving at the besieged northern Syrian city of Kobani, two witnesses said, starting what analysts call a largely symbolic reinforcement of fellow Kurds defending the town from ISIS.

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Hawaii volcano: National Guard moves in

The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.

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Brittany Maynard: Waiting for 'right time' to die

Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.

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Nurse refuses Ebola quarantine

Not long ago, Kaci Hickox was fighting Ebola in West Africa, doing what she could to treat those with the deadly disease. Now, she's in the middle of a different fight -- this time, in Maine.

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San Francisco Giants' win marred by shootings

A night of triumph for San Francisco baseball fans was marred by shootings, fires and arrests.

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Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once again flashed the pugnacious attitude that's made him a gladiator to some and a bully to others on Wednesday, telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

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Politicians live it up and have lobbyists pay

On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country.

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'Unusual' Russian flights concern NATO

An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West.

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Nurse vows legal battle over Ebola quarantine

Not long ago, Kaci Hickox was fighting Ebola in West Africa, doing what she could to…

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Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

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

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On Camera: Test proctor assaults student

A test proctor and a student get into a fight, and the whole thing is caught on…

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What rocket explosion means for private sector

Tuesday’s rocket explosion will have little effect on the private sector working…

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Rocket explosion investigation underway

An unmanned rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space…

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Gas prices near lowest level in 4 years

The recent drop in crude oil prices means big savings for many Americans at the gas…

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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 2. Learn more about Daylight Saving Time here.

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Calculate your candy intake

Do you ever wonder how much sugar, fat and calories are in your Halloween candy…

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Halloween game: catch the candy

Not quite in the Halloween mood just yet? We know what will get you there. How about…

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Halloween by the numbers

Between pumpkins, costumes and sugary treats there are a lot of numbers surrounding…

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Halloween history quiz

Halloween is approaching. How much do you know about this candy-filled holiday? Test…

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Dog returns home chewing on human bone

An Atlanta man gets a shock when his dog returns home chewing on a human bone.

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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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Sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant, vet says

How's this for ironic? X-rays show a tortoise in Florida became sick after…

Entertainment Headlines

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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…

Taylor Swift at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Taylor Swift's new single to benefit NYC schools

Taylor Swift bought a $20 million townhouse in Manhattan this year, and it seems…

Environmental News

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Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a…

Beijing Marathon smog

Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing…

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DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

What do you get when you combine gorillas, Leonard DiCaprio and Netflix?

A hit, the…

Travel Headlines

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

Suspect ID'd in national park vandalism

It's a bad idea to deface national parks. It's even dumber to tag your vandalism…

Alla Shubina

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

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

Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty is hipper than you think

Happy birthday, Lady Liberty!

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