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Frein taken to barracks he allegedly ambushed

Terrified residents breathed a sigh of relief Friday after police arrested Eric Frein following a long manhunt in northeastern Pennsylvania -- and then held him at the same barracks where he allegedly ambushed state troopers last month.

Authorities sp...

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Boys sue Malaysia Airlines over loss of dad

Two children sued Malaysia Airlines and three government agencies Friday over the loss of their father aboard missing Flight 370.

Roman Polanski

Polish authorities decline to arrest Polanski

Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview.

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Battle for Congress hits final stretch

The battle for control of Congress is entering a final, frantic five-day stretch that favors Republicans but has room for plenty of surprises that could determine which party will run the Senate.

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Nurse Nina Pham to meet her beloved dog

When Dallas nurse Nina Pham left hospital after treatment for Ebola last week, all she wanted to do was hug her dog. She'll get a chance to do that Saturday, when she's reunited with Bentley, her beloved King Charles Spaniel.

Iowa Caucus

Next generation door-knocking in war for votes in Iowa

The polls are tight, the ads are flooding the airwaves, the harsh rhetoric is rising, and the surrogates are stumping hard all over the state.

Kaci Hickox

Kaci Hickox's boyfriend speaks out

The boyfriend of a Maine nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine is speaking out, saying isolating returnees from West Africa will affect their partners as well.

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

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

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...

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Shoppers will spend an estimated $7.4 billion on Halloween this year. Check out some other surprising numbers behind this ghoulish holiday.

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World Series celebration turns violent

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 last night to win the 2014 World Series, but the night's celebration quickly turned violent. Take a look at images of the chaotic scene in San Francisco.

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A wide shot of the lava flow as it enters the small town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island.

Lava creeps close to Hawaii homes

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Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

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Celebrities who are out and proud

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

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As the 2014 midterm elections approach, learn more facts, key dates and history behind these mid-point elections.

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Halloween around the world

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Frein taken to barracks he allegedly ambushed

Terrified residents of northeastern Pennsylvania heaved a sigh of relief Thursday after police arrested Eric Frein following a long manhunt -- and then held him at the same barracks he allegedly ambushed.

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Midterm elections: 5 reasons to pay attention

Election Day is less than one week away, and even if your ballot isn't cast in one of the major races, there are plenty of reasons to take notice.

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Ex-trooper says he tossed tickets for sex

A former state trooper in Ohio admits to tearing up traffic tickets in exchange for sex and violating women in handcuffs.

Senator Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham jokes about whites, Baptists

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham uses the "F-word" to describe the government, and cracks jokes about whites and Baptists during a private gathering.

Lava flows into Pahoa

Lava flows into Hawaiian town

Lava from the Kilauea Volcano has begun infiltrating the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island.

Kaci Hickox

Nurse vows legal battle over 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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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 camera.

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What rocket explosion means for private sector

Tuesday’s rocket explosion will have little effect on the private sector working with NASA to get Americans into space.

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Rocket explosion investigation underway

An unmanned rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station explodes. Now NASA is asking questions.

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