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    Caught on video: Man walks into burning home, rescues stranger and then disappears

    CALIFORNIA – A Fresno man is being hailed a hero after rushing into a burning home to rescue a stranger. This is cell phone video captured by a witness. You’ll hear a woman frantically screaming that her father was still inside the house. That’s when a man rushed into the home and emerged a short time later carrying the elderly man over his shoulder. The unidentified rescuer quickly disappeared after he saved the man. That victim was taken to the hospital to […]

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    4 factors that may contribute to surviving Ebola virus

    (CNN) — There’s no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died? Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia — and all survived. Spanish nurse’s aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while tending to stricken patients. She too lived. But like the patients above, Thomas Eric Duncan and Spanish priest Miguel Pajares also received treatment in the West. Yet, they […]

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    New Starbucks app will have your latte waiting

    CNNMoney – For those of you who just can’t wait to spend $4 for your Venti latte, Starbucks is about to allow customers to pre-order and prepay for their daily coffee hit using a mobile app. The service, aimed at attracting customers who are put off by the lines during the morning rush, will debut in the Portland market later this year and be rolled out to stores nationally in 2015, the company announced Thursday. The announcement comes about a […]

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    Act of forgiveness: Parents give home, job to man who killed their son

    NEW HAMPSHIRE – A New Hampshire man in prison for manslaughter has had his sentence reduced, thanks to help from the victim’s parents. Christopher Bazar pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 shooting death of his roommate and best friend, Donald St. Laurent. He admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana at the time of the incident, and has served three years in prison. The victim’s parents have asked for lenience, and offered him shelter and a job. Bazar was granted […]

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    Unmanned X-37B space plane lands, its exact mission a mystery

    CNN – Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission. “The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3),” as the military calls it, touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Friday morning after conducting experiments in orbit for 674 days, the military said. Conspiracy theorists endlessly conjecture on […]

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    Military preps quick-strike team for Ebola response in United States

    CNN – The U.S. military is forming a 30-person “quick-strike team” equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN’s Barbara Starr on Sunday. A Pentagon spokesman later confirmed portions of the official’s information. The team will be under orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month, the official said. The Department of Health and Human Services requested the military team, and the Pentagon has given […]

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    ‘American Idol’ alum Joanne Borgella dies at 32

    CNN- Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an “American Idol” contestant in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page. “With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne,” the family wrote. “Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord. We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on […]

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    Giant comet to pass Mars in once in a million years event

    CNN – A comet is speeding toward a close-encounter with Mars. Comet Siding Spring is expected to come within 87,000 miles of Mars at about 2:27 p.m. ET on Sunday — very close for a comet flyby. The space rock is moving at about 126,000 mph (56 kilometers per second). NASA thinks the comet will miss the Red Planet, but comets spew out a trail of dust and gas, and that could damage the fleet of spacecraft orbiting Mars. “Mars will […]

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    Ebola-linked cruise ship passenger cleared; hospital apologizes for mistakes

    CNN – A cruise ship plowed through the waters of a Texas port on Sunday with precious cargo on board — the end of a small Ebola scare. A passenger had been loosely linked to the only patient to die from the disease in the United States, but health authorities cleared her after an odyssey at sea. After voluntarily isolating herself in her cabin, she remained symptom-free, and her lab tests looked good, the Galveston County Health Authority said. She […]

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    Police: Human remains found in search for missing Va. student Hannah Graham

    CNN – Authorities looking for Hannah Graham — the University of Virginia student who went missing last month — found human remains Saturday in Albemarle County, Virginia, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Saturday. Graham’s parents were contacted soon after the “preliminary” discovery, Longo said. “Forensic tests need to be conducted,” the police chief said at a news briefing. Several surveillance cameras in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall area showed Graham, 18, leaving the Tempo Bar at around 2 a.m. on September […]

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    What the dying really regret

    Editor’s note: Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain in South Carolina and the author of “Fumbling: A Pilgrimage Tale of Love, Grief, and Spiritual Renewal on the Camino de Santiago.” (CNN) – “I know I’m supposed to hate my body,” the patient said in her soothing Southern drawl. She pushed away her lunch, a brown lump and pile of orange. Her son spent a lot of money to have low-fat, no-sodium, no-sugar, low-calorie meals delivered to the house while he […]