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    Hawaii volcano: Lava inches closer to homes, but some might stay

    PAHOA, Hawaii (CNN) — A 2,000-degree river of lava could swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next couple of days — and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. The flow advanced overnight into Wednesday some 270 feet, said Darryl Oliveira, director of the Hawaii County Civil Defense. It speeds up and slows down, but on average is moving at a rate of between 15 and 30 feet per hour, he said. “Right now where the flow is moving, […]

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    Chipotle workers fired up, claim they work extra hours for no pay

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Chipotle workers are suing the burrito chain for making them work extra hours without pay. It is the latest example of workers accusing a fast food chain of so-called wage theft. The class action lawsuits filed in Colorado and Minnesota in the last two months allege that Chipotle routinely requires its hourly employees to work “off the clock” without pay. Hard at work. @ChipotleTweets pic.twitter.com/4sRJk1nl5I — Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) October 13, 2014 The workers filed written […]

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    Officials: Foreign fighters flocking to Syria, ISIS executes dozens of captives

    HIT, Iraq – Dozens of men who had joined an anti-ISIS group in Iraq have been executed by the extremist group. On Wednesday, ISIS posted gruesome images of dozens of men who had been executed on several Twitter accounts. Relatives confirmed to CNN that their loved ones had been executed by ISIS. Family members say several weeks ago, 45 men were kidnapped after joining an anti-ISIS group, ‘Sunni Awakening Force’ in Iraq. The images come as top U.S. and British […]

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    Teen claims she was raped after teachers used her as ‘bait’ to catch sexual predator

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The family of a special needs student at a school in Alabama is suing over an incident that happened nearly five years ago. Family members say it had a devastating effect on her. The girl, who was 14-years-old at the time, was allegedly used as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, who was also a student at the school. A legal brief in the case says a teacher’s aide encouraged the girl to go with the […]

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    Nurse says she will not quarantine herself after treating Ebola patients in West Africa

    (CNN) – A nurse who demanded to be taken out of quarantine in New Jersey says she will not obey orders to isolate herself at her home in Maine. Kaci Hickox has no symptoms of the virus, but health officials want her to stay at home for the remainder of a 21-day quarantine. Maine officials said if she refused to be quarantined until Nov. 10, they would make it involuntary. Her lawyer says she will not comply because she poses […]

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    10-year-old shot, killed while watching World Series with family

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) – A family in Kansas City is mourning the death of a 10-year-old girl after the family’s home was targeted by gunmen. The family was surrounding the television to watch the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the World Series. Just as Madison Bumgarner was throwing out the first pitch, someone sprayed bullets over a two-block area. As the gunfire started, Machole Stewart was snuggled on the couch with […]

  • An unmanned NASA rocket exploded early Tuesday October, 28, 2014. According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. No loss of life occurred in the failed NASA rocket launch Tuesday, a spokesman for the agency told CNN.

    Will rocket’s ‘catastrophic failure’ set back the private space industry?

    (CNN) — Orbital Sciences, which built the Antares rocket that exploded in a massive fireball Tuesday, described the explosion as a “catastrophic failure.” It certainly looked like it. Will this failure also be a setback for the burgeoning private space industry? The unmanned rocket was carrying a Cygnus cargo spacecraft loaded with more than 5,000 pounds of equipment for the International Space Station, a floating laboratory that travels at 17,240 miles per hour. It blew up at NASA’s Wallops Flight […]

  • Former Ebola patient Amber Vinson said Tuesday she is "grateful to be well." Vinson, speaking at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, which is discharging her, thanked God for giving her the hope and strength to fight, and also thanked former Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol for their donations of plasma to her and other patients.

    Why U.S. Ebola patients seem to be recovering faster

    (CNN) — For a disease that kills more than half of its victims abroad, Ebola in the United States is getting snuffed out at a remarkably fast rate. When Dr. Kent Brantly became the first U.S. patient with Ebola in August, he was hospitalized for 19 days. On Tuesday, when nurse Amber Vinson became the most recent American patient discharged, she was hospitalized for just 14 days. Her colleague, Nina Pham, also went home after just 14 days. “So the […]

  • Self-described sweet tooth Alla Shubina confesses that this is her favorite shot. Shubina and her husband got some funny looks from people as she posed for this shot in front of the Hershey Store in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    Must see! Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

    (CNN) — It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza. Bored with taking the same, tired poses at monuments on their trip to Egypt in 2010, Alla Shubina and her husband began tinkering with perspective to create clever, funny photos. They left Egypt with some memorable pictures and the start of a new travel tradition. “The tour guides take you to certain areas to take pictures, like half an hour at the same place. You don’t want […]

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    Update: Missing Denver Broncos fan found safe

    UPDATE 10/29/2014 6:31 A.M. (CNN) — Paul Kitterman, a Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago, has been found and is safe, the Denver Police Department tweeted Tuesday night. Kitterman was located some 112 miles away in Pueblo, Colorado. No foul play suspected. UPDATE: Mr. Kitterman was found unharmed outside of Denver. No foul play suspected. All further inquiries should be directed to the family. — Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) October 29, 2014 UPDATE: Mr. Kitterman […]

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    566,000 Dodge pickups and Jeeps recalled

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Potential for a fuel leak and fire, as well as a separate issue impacting vehicle stability systems, are behind two Dodge and Jeep recalls Wednesday morning. Fiat Chrysler said the fuel heater assembly used in certain 2010-2014 model year Dodge Ram diesel trucks can overheat. That can lead to fuel leaking and potentially a fire. The company said there have been two reports of overheating, but is aware of no fires, injuries or accidents. Embrace the […]