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Tim Cook at Apple event

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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.

General view of Kobani

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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.

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.

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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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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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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.

Russian fighter plane

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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.

Jose Canseco closeup in sunglasses

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Jose Canseco accidentally shoots himself

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in his left finger while cleaning a gun, police said.

Thomas Jackson, officer revealed

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Why's the Ferguson police chief in hot water?

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, has problems.

Jose Canseco closeup in sunglasses

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Jose Canseco tweets photo of wounded hand

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco, who accidentally shot himself in a finger on his left hand while cleaning a gun, tweeted a photo of the injured hand on Wednesday.

Amelia Earhart

Breakthrough in Amelia Earhart mystery?

Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.

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Halloween around the world

Halloween around the world blurb

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With Halloween just around the corner, take a look at how the spooky holiday is celebrated around the world.

On this day: October 30

Rumble in the Jungle, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali

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Orson Welles broadcasts "The War of the Worlds," buffalo wings are born, Ali and Foreman square off in the "Rumble in the Jungle," and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, all on this day.

Lava creeps close to Hawaii homes

Volcano lava

A 2,000-degree river of lava could swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next day or two -- and there's nothing that can be done to stop it. Take a look at images as the molten rock from the Kilauea Volcano creeps toward Pahoa.

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