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    The Fire TV Stick, Amazon’s answer to Google Chromecast

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Amazon’s firing a new shot in the battle for control of your TV. The retailer unveiled a low-cost streaming media stick Monday that serves as its answer to the the $35 Google Chromecast. Selling for $39, the Fire TV Stick plugs into the HDMI port on your television, allowing you to use a variety of streaming apps and mirror video from your phone or tablet. The device — about the size of a pack of gum — […]

  • Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse treated in Atlanta after contracting Ebola, is being released from the hospital.

    Second Dallas nurse declared Ebola free; set to be discharged from Atlanta hospital

    (CNN) — A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the Atlanta hospital where she’s been treated, the hospital said Tuesday. Amber Vinson will make a statement at a 1 p.m. ET news conference announcing her discharge, which comes about two weeks after her diagnosis, Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital said. Vinson was one of two Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola after treating Liberia citizen Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person […]

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    New five minute video of ISIS hostage released

    (CNN) — ISIS has released a new video of British hostage John Cantlie, this time showing him in the Syrian border city of Kobani. In a segment that lasts for more than five minutes, Cantlie argues that — unlike Western media accounts of recent days — Kobani is mostly under control of the terror group, which calls itself the Islamic state. He claims that ISIS fighters are mopping up, and that the all-out battle for the city is over. Kurdish […]

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    Lava flow inches closer to homes in Hawaiian community

    Pahoa, Hawaii (CNN) — With a mixture of resignation and dread, residents here are watching this gray and orange advance, this 2,000-degree river of molten rock. Each passing hour, lava from Kilauea Volcano is inching closer to their homes in Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island. The dark ooze has swallowed up fences, flowed over a cemetery and neared major roads. In some places, in this community of about 950 residents, it’s chest high. “Everybody, including myself, is quite nervous,” Rod […]

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    Six Months Later: body found in wreckage of sunken South Korean passenger ferry

    SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) — Six months after a passenger ferry sank off the coast of South Korea, a victim’s body was discovered inside the wreckage on Tuesday. The body was found on the fourth floor in the women’s bathroom, located at the center of the sunken Sewol ferry, according to the South Korea joint task force, in charge of the search. The body has not been retrieved yet — and it is unclear whether the victim is male or […]

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    Man fired for taking pictures of woman breastfeeding in restaurant

    SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (CNN) – A San Antonio mother may think twice before breastfeeding her child in public after she caught a restaurant employee taking pictures of her. Jamie Gustafson said she’s never had a problem nursing her 2-month-old baby boy, especially in public.  But she said that all changed Thursday at a Jason’s Deli off 410 when she claims she caught an employee snapping photos of her as she breastfed. “I was so mad, but I didn’t know how […]

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    6-pound gold nugget fetches nice price at auction

    (CNN) -- The term nugget doesn't quite do it justice. This thing is more like a whopper.

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    Nurse describes Ebola quarantine ordeal: ‘I was in shock. Now I’m angry’

    (CNN) — Kaci Hickox, a nurse placed under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, went on CNN on Sunday and criticized the “knee-jerk reaction by politicians” to Ebola, saying “to quarantine someone without a better plan in place, without more forethought, is just preposterous.” Hickox, an epidemiologist who was working to help treat Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, has tested negative twice for Ebola and does not have symptoms, she said. “This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, and I […]

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    Survey: When to book your holiday flight for the best price

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If you’re planning on flying over the holidays, now’s the time book your tickets. A new survey shows the lowest prices for domestic airfares are found eight weeks before the departure date, around 19% below the average fare of $496, according to the Airlines Reporting Corporation, a travel industry research group owned by the airlines. The report, which was based on ticket sales between January 2013 through July 2014, also found Sunday is the cheapest day […]

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    Getting paid to lose weight? Cash incentives to curb obesity in the U.K.

    LONDON (CNNMoney) — Overweight Brits may soon find that shedding extra pounds would benefit their wallets as well as their waistlines. The UK public health service, the NHS, wants to encourage companies to reward employees who lose excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dubbed the ‘pounds for pounds’ program by Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper The Sun, the initiative is part of a plan to tackle an NHS funding shortfall that is forecast to hit £30 billion ($48 billion) by 2020. […]

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    Honda CEO takes $47,000 pay cut over recalls

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Honda’s CEO is taking a 20% pay cut for three months amid the company’s a growing recall problem. That will come to about $47,000. The automaker’s chief executive Takanobu Ito will return that portion of his salary starting in November. Chairman Fumihiko Ike and other 11 directors will also return 10% of their pay starting next month. According to company filings, Ito was paid $944,000 in salary and a bonus of $444,000 in the most recent […]

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    Teen’s quest for Amazon ‘medicine’ ends in tragedy

    (CNN) — Americans are flocking to the jungles of Peru to try something called ayahuasca, a potion that is believed to change lives.   Kyle Nolan did his research — his mother made sure of that. She didn’t want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all — let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed “medicine” with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around. “I really tried to […]

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