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Chance of El Nino Ahead, but Can It Help California?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:37pm
The Climate Prediction Center sticks with its prediction for a weak El Nino over the winter, keeping alive at least some hope of drought-easing rain.

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Year's Mightiest Storm Churns Toward U.S. Bases

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:25pm
Super Typhoon Vongfong was on course for tens of thousands of U.S. military personnel on the Pacific islands of Kadena and Okinawa.

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Stocks Spiral Lower; Dow Drops 300 Points

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Wall Street has been on a roller coaster ride lately, with the Dow making 200 point-plus swings up or down in three straight sessions.
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Alabama Death-Row Inmate Challenges Untried Injection

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:07pm
Convicted murderer Christopher Price says a three-drug cocktail will cause excruciating pain.
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Goalie Wonders If Synthetic Turf Poses Health Risks

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:59am
Casey Sullivan got lymphoma at 21, and is now wary of letting his daughters play soccer on crumb rubber turf.
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Tesla Chief Isn't Pumped About Flying Cars

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:55am
Musk thinks about the future as the chief of electric car company Tesla and space firm SpaceX. That doesn't mean he envisions a 'Jetsons' lifestyle.

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It's Official: Paula Patton Files for Divorce From Robin Thicke

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:46am
They’ve been separated for several months, and now she’s made it official by filing papers in LA. “Blurred Lines” no more.
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CDC Chief on Ebola: 'The Only Thing Like This Has Been AIDS'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:54am
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged action Thursday so Ebola "is not the world's next AIDS."
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Icahn Tells Apple: Buy Back More Shares

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:35am
Activist investor Carl Icahn told Apple to get off its $133 billion cash pile and buy back more shares.

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Crowds Return to Streets After Hong Kong Halts Talks

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:34am
Hong Kong leaders called off talks with pro-democracy students Thursday, prompting crowds to return to the streets in protest.

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Facebook Doesn't Have Near-Term Monetize WhatsApp: CEO

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:53am
Facebook's final WhatsApp acquisition price tag has risen an additional $3 billion to roughly $22 billion.

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U.S. Pounds Targets Near Beleaguered Syrian City

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:31am
U.S. military forces have launched 23 airstrikes in the last 36 hours against ISIS targets outside the besieged Syrian border city of Kobani.

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'Cost' Caught: Cops Say Famed Graffiti Vandal Nabbed

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:24am
A New York City graffiti "anti-artist" who became notorious in the 1990s for his ubiquitous "Cost" sticker posters has been arrested after emerging from a 16-year hiatus, the NYPD says.

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Indie Rock: Third Party Candidates Shake Up 2014

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:23am
We’ve been talking about independents mixing up the midterms for some time. And now we have three clear examples in Alaska, Kansas, and South Dakota.

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Swarm of 800,000 Bees Kills Arizona Gardener

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:48am
The bees reportedly attacked a group of men working in Douglas, on the border of Mexico, on Wednesday after one of the workers turned on a lawnmower.

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MH17 Victim Was Wearing Oxygen Mask: Dutch Minister

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:35am
Frans Timmermans was forced to apologize for making the surprise revelation after family members said they were shocked they had not been told first.
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Missing Jet Spiraled Into Sea When Fuel Ran Out: Report

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:19am
Flight MH370 began a slow left turn when its fuel ran out, according to a report that points investigators towards the south of the search zone.

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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:45am
From the death of Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan to protests in St. Louis after a police shooting, see the stories we're following.

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Americans Want Flights Banned From Ebola Countries

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:44am
In an exclusive NBC News online survey, 58 percent of Americans said they supported barring flights to the U.S. from countries with an Ebola outbreak.

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And the Nobel Prize in Literature Is Awarded to ... ?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:21am
French author Patrick Modiano, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, was awarded the Nobel Prize on Thursday.

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