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Mom and toddler girl talking on the beach

Ebola: What Kids Fear

For kids seeing alarming headlines without understanding the context of the disease, Ebola can seem like a looming and personal threat

Wade Davis of the Kansas City Royals pitches during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on Oct. 24, 2014 in San Francisco.

Royals Take Game 3

The Royals beat the Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series. The Giants, who once had a 1-0 lead in the Series, will now try to even it up Saturday

German Launch For Amazon's Fire Smartphone

4 Reasons Amazon’s Fire Phone Was a Flop

Amazon was forced to take a $170 million writedown charge on costs related to the device, it was revealed Thursday. Meanwhile, the company reportedly has $83 million worth of unsold Fire Phones still in its inventory. What happened to the Fire Phone?

Two girls hug at Shoultes Gospel Hall church where families are reuniting after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington

2 Dead, Including Gunman, in High School Shooting

A high school student opened fire Friday morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state Friday morning, killing at least one person before turning the gun on himself. A spokesman for the Marysville Police Department said "multiple" people were injured in the incident

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, June Shannon

TLC Abruptly Cancels Honey Boo Boo

The network abruptly canceled the hit show after co-star “Mama June” Shannon allegedly started dating a convicted child molester. Despite the family's denial, saying the two had not dated in 10 years, TLC became convinced the claim was accurate


Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses May Be Ready Next Year

Pharmaceutical companies are committed to making millions of doses of Ebola vaccines available next year, the World Health Organization said Friday. Two vaccines are currently ready for clinical trials and five more experimental vaccines are expected to undergo testing in early 2015

Handout of 18-year old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham

Remains Belong to Missing University of Virginia Student

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge. University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. 13

Officers Shot Sacramento

3 California Sheriffs’ Deputies, Bystander Shot

An assailant shot three sheriff’s deputies in two neighboring Northern California counties on Friday, also shooting and wounding a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle, sheriff’s officials said. Residents in the rural area were being urged to stay indoors

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at Buckingham Palace at the end of a State Visit on October 23, 2014 in London.

Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her First Tweet

While opening the Information Age exhibit at London's Science Museum, Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet from the official account of Buckingham Palace. She was invited to mark the occasion with a tweet by the museum's director

Nigeria Kidnapped Girls

Boko Haram Said to Abduct More Women, Girls in Nigeria

The militant Islamist group is accused of abducting dozens more women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state. Residents said the alleged kidnappings took place a day after a reported truce between the militants and Nigerian government