Coast Guard responds to Cook Inlet drilling platform fire near Kenai

4 people evacuated from Cook Inlet offshore platform fire; no injuries

A fire was reported at a Cook Inlet offshore platform Thursday morning, with its crew uninjured after evacuating the facility, the U.S. Coast Guard says.

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Chickens slaughtered California

4 arrested in deaths of hundreds of chickens

Four suspects are in custody after more than 900 chickens appeared to have been killed by intruders at a farm in central California in September, authorities say.

Alton Alexander Nolen, Oklahoma beheading suspect

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DA to seek death penalty in beheading

Oklahoma will seek the death penalty for Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, who is charged with first-degree murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman at his former workplace, District Attorney Greg Mashburn said in a court document Thursday.

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US Ebola case: Patient's partner speaks out

The partner of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is quarantined in her Dallas apartment where Duncan became sick with the virus after his trip to Liberia, the woman told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

ISIS attacks border city

Turkey lawmakers approve ISIS military action

[Breaking news update, published at 1:14 p.m. ET]

The Turkish parliament on Thursday voted 298-98 to authorize military force against ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq.

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Couple sues sperm bank

Couple sues over sperm from black donor

At five months pregnant, Jennifer Cramblett and her same-sex partner learned that Cramblett had been inseminated with the wrong sperm from the wrong donor with the wrong ethnicity.

Police lights file

Cowboys player accused of sexual assault

The NFL, already under a spotlight for its handling of domestic violence cases, now has one of its players under investigation for an alleged sexual assault last month.

Umbrellas, Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong's leaders refused to step down

A midnight deadline imposed by pro-democracy demonstrators calling for Hong Kong's top official to step down passed Friday, with Chief Executive C.Y. Leung vowing to stay in office and warning of "serious consequences" should protesters cross police ...

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    Swimming accident law: The basics

    It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most tragic stories about childhood drowning deaths, near deaths and injuries.

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