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Plasma TVs

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The world is running out of plasma TVs

The last company to make plasma TV screens for U.S. consumers said this week that it would stop production of plasma sets in November. The widely expected announcement by LG has put the final nail in plasma TV's coffin.

Wichita plane crash

Courtesy Ryan Weatherby

4 killed in crash near Wichita airport

Four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas Thursday morning, city Fire Marshal Brad Crisp said.

There are five more injured and four unaccounted for, he said.

"Firefighters eng...

Kaci Hickox goes on bike ride

CNN

Nurse in Ebola dispute leaves home, returns

[Breaking news published 1:45 p.m. ET] Negotiations between Maine and nurse Kaci Hickox concerning where she can go during a potential Ebola incubation period have failed, and Gov. Paul LePage will "exercise the full extent of his authority allowable...

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 and presided ...

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Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Police

Man charged in Graham case to appear in court

The man charged with abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham -- whose body was later found on an abandoned farm -- is scheduled to face a judge Friday in a separate case in Fairfax, Virginia.

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."

Closeup of dollar bill, money, George Washington

Trish Parisy/SXC

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.

Pictures In The News

World Series celebration turns violent

San Francisco Giants win riots blurb

REUTERS

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 last night to win the 2014 World Series, but the night's celebration quickly turned violent. Take a look at images of the chaotic scene in San Francisco.

Lava creeps close to Hawaii homes

Lava flow wide shot

Marco Garcia/Reuters

A 2,000-degree river of lava may swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next day or two -- and there's nothing that can be done to stop it.

Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

Ferguson protests

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

Celebrity New Yorkers

Robert De Niro, thumbs up

Mohamad Dabbouss/Reuters

Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

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