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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 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…

Kilauea lava flow

National Guard moves in as lava nears homes in Hawaii

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.

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…

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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…

Ebola Guinea docs

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…

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 across four states and have the images go viral among vexed nature enthusiasts.…

Ashoko Mukpo

Mukpo: Ebola 'more intense than anything'

Ashoka Mukpo had seen the horrible things Ebola can do.

Brittany Maynard

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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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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