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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.

Wichita plane crash

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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

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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

Courtesy Kaci Hickox

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.

Prosecutors will seek death penalty...

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

Wichita plane crash

Courtesy Ryan Weatherby

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...

Kay Hagan

From Sen. Kay Hagan

8-year-old tells NC Senate candidates to...

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...

Obama Ukraine press conf

CNN

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...

small house in winter, home, snow

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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...

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.

Wall Street sign

Stocks give investors a big October treat

If you exited the stock market earlier this month, you sure have something to "boo" about this Halloween.

October turned out to be a nice treat for investors. Those who stayed in are having an extra Happy Halloween.

The S&P 500 is on track to end the m...

Thomas Menino

Reuters

Longest-serving Boston mayor, Thomas...

Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to his spokeswoman, Dorothy Joyce. He was 71.

Menino, who presided over the city's highly lauded urban ren...

Closeup of dollar bill, money, George Washington

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US economy chugging along at 3.5% growth

The American economy had a smooth summer.

Gross domestic product increased 3.5% between July and September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. It exceeded analysts' expectations and offered more proof of an economy gaining momentum.

"This is ...

LeBron James

CNN

LeBron tickets soar to nearly $1,000

Ticket prices for LeBron James' homecoming game have jumped higher than even he can.

Obama golfs with Ahmad Rashad former NFL player

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Michael Jordan trashes president's golfing...

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."

Shrimp

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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 favorite seafoods -- the humble shrimp -- might not be what you think it is.

Costco

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Costco isn't the only store closed on...

Once upon a time, you could eat Thanksgiving dinner without worrying whether you might miss a doorbuster deal.

But in the last couple of years, stores have been falling over each other to offer Black Friday sales on Thursday itself, opening their doo...

Tim Cook at Apple event

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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.

"Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek...

Plasma TVs

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The world is running out of plasma TVs

The last company to make plasma TV screens for U.S. consumers said this week that it would stop production of plasma sets in November. The widely expected announcement by LG has put the final nail in plasma TV's coffin.

Jesse Matthew

Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Police

Man charged in Graham case to appear in court

The man charged with abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham -- whose body was later found on an abandoned farm -- is scheduled to face a judge Friday in a separate case in Fairfax, Virginia.

Chris Christie shut up

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."

General view of Kobani

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Peshmerga begin arriving in besieged Kobani

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

About 1...

Kaci Hickox

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.

Ebola Guinea docs

From Doctors Without Borders

Ebola: Patient zero was a toddler in Guinea

Before the virus ravaged West Africa, before the deaths soared into the thousands, before the outbreak triggered global fears, Ebola struck a toddler named Emile Ouamouno.

Virtually no one knew the 2-year-old by name. Now the world knows him as patie...