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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.

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

D Mason

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.

Ashoko Mukpo

Taylor Wilson/Nebraska Medical Center

Mukpo: Ebola 'more intense than anything'

Ashoka Mukpo had seen the horrible things Ebola can do.

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.

General view of Kobani

Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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.

Kilauea lava flow

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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.

Brittany Maynard

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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.

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.

Fans in San Fran

San Francisco Giants' win marred by shootings

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

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."

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