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One person killed in Montgomery County fire

One man is dead after a fire early Thursday morning in Montgomery County.

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Thomas Menino

Reuters

Longest-serving Boston mayor, Thomas Menino, dies at 71

Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to his spokeswoman, Dorothy Joyce.

He was 71.

Menino, who served more than 20 years as mayor, announced in ...

Wichita plane crash

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Chief: 2 killed in crash near Wichita airport

Two people are dead and four people are injured after a small plane crashed into a building near Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, the city's fire chief said.

There are still five people unaccounted for, and autho...

Kaci Hickox goes on bike ride

CNN

Nurse in Ebola dispute leaves home, returns

In any other circumstance, it would be the furthest thing from a headline: Maine nurse leaves home on bike. And yet Thursday, when Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend left their house, law enforcement vehicles took off after her.

Kilauea lava flow

USGS

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.

Obama Ukraine press conf

CNN

Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

When President Barack Obama visits Maine on Thursday, he won't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.

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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US economy chugging along at 3.5% growth

The American economy had a smooth summer.

Gross domestic product increased 3.5% between July and September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. It exceeded analysts' expectations and offered more proof of an economy gaining momentum.

"This is ...

Tim Cook at Apple event

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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

Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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 call a largely symbolic reinforcement of fellow Kurds defending the town from ISIS.

About 1...

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 different fight -- this time, in Maine.

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