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    Antares Rocket Update: Company confirms self-destruct system engaged

    (CNN) — The unmanned Antares rocket that exploded off the coast of Virginia was deliberately destroyed after it became apparent there was a problem, a spokesman for Orbital Sciences Corporation said Thursday. The flight termination system was engaged, Barron Beneski, vice president of corporate communications, confirmed in an email. The company said on its website that evidence suggests the problem started in the rocket’s first stage and that it “fell back to the ground impacting near, but not on, the […]

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    Judge issues order to enforce quarantine of Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients

    (CNN) — A Maine judge Friday issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine against a nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities. District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere ordered nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, to submit to “direct active monitoring” and “not to be present in public places” except to receive necessary health care. The order permits her to engage in “non-congregate […]

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    Kaci Hickox’s boyfriend: ‘We don’t believe that we can get anyone sick’

    (CNN) — The boyfriend of a Maine nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine is speaking out, saying isolating returnees from West Africa will affect their partners as well. Nurse Kaci Hickox recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. She’s been in a tense standoff with state authorities, who want her to stay home for 21 days — the incubation period for the deadly virus. Hickox says she is healthy and has no symptoms and […]

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    Pennsylvania trooper shooting suspect reportedly captured

    (CNN) – After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday. According to a local government official briefed on the matter, Frein was caught at an abandoned airport between Henryville and Tannersville. He was reportedly taken into custody without incident. A U.S. Marshal’s Service special operations team tracked Frein to the abandoned airport while it was in process of clearing the area, according to a […]

  • VIDEO: College student wins $10,000 for sinking 4 shots in a row

    DAYTON, Tenn. (CNN) – A student at Bryan College student in Dayton, Tennessee won $10,000 after sinking four shots in a row at a basketball game. The student, Gustavo Angel Tamayo, made a lay-up, a free throw, a three pointer, and a half court shot, all on his first try, in under 30 seconds. Tamayo is at the college on a soccer scholarship and says he doesn’t even take the throw-ins for his team. He already has his tuition paid […]

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    Brittany Maynard, terminally ill woman on decision to die: Now ‘doesn’t seem like the right time’

    By Catherine E. Shoichet (CNN) — 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. “I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now,” Maynard says in a video released to CNN on Wednesday. “But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. […]

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I am proud to be gay”

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. “Let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote. Cook has not publicly discussed his sexual preferences before now, despite some rumors and speculation that he is gay. A year ago he announced support for a federal law which would have protected workers […]

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    Nurse refuses Ebola quarantine

    (CNN) — 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. Maine health commissioner Mary Mayhew said late Wednesday afternoon that, even as it continues talks with Hickox’s representatives, the state is in the process of filing a court order to require the nurse to abide by a 21-day quarantine. Mayhew cited concerns […]

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    Giants celebrate World Series win as violence erupts in San Francisco

    (CNN) — A night of triumph for San Francisco baseball fans was marred by shootings, fires and arrests. Police said at least two people were shot and one more stabbed in San Francisco’s Mission District amid celebrations for the Giants’ victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Both shooting victims are expected to survive. Large crowds filled the streets, with occasional bonfires set. The ruckus on the streets got so rowdy that Muni, the city’s public transit system, […]

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    CNN: Teen used in Sparkman Middle rape ‘bait’ case speaks out

    TONEY, Alabama (CNN) — She says she didn’t want to do it, but was convinced by a teacher’s aide to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator. What happened next was horrific: The then-14-year-old girl says she was sodomized by a fellow student in a school bathroom. Now 19, she is telling her story publicly for the very first time. “I just felt like I was set up by the teachers. They gave me a word that they […]

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    Government accuses AT&T of misleading ‘unlimited data’ customers

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – AT&T is back in the government’s crosshairs. The Federal Trade Commission announced a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that AT&T (T, Tech30) misled mobile customers with “unlimited” data plans, deliberately slowing their connection speeds in a practice known as throttling. The FTC said AT&T “failed to adequately disclose” the fact that when unlimited customers reached a certain data limit in a billing cycle, it reduced their connection speeds by as much as 90%. As a result, the complaint […]

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    Unmanned Antares rocket explodes after liftoff

    (CNN) — An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths. According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. “There was failure on launch,” NASA spokesman Jay Bolden said. […]

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