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Starbucks making some changes

Starbucks is planning to pay its baristas more and change its dress code in the U.S. The dress code had previously banned visible tattoos and nose rings, which made some baristas unhappy, but now those will both be allowed.

Friday marks 25 years since massive earthquake hit San Francisco

Friday, October 17, 2014 marks 25 years since a massive earthquake hit San Francisco, California.

U.S. mortgage rates hit lowest levels in months

There's a silver lining for home buyers, U.S. mortgage rates are at their lowest levels in months. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage rate is now 3-point-97 percent, according to Freddie Mac.

From bridal shop to Ebola ward: Who is Amber Vinson?

(CNN) -- Over the weekend, Amber Vinson was in Ohio to plan her wedding. Today, the 29-year-old nurse is hospitalized in Atlanta, fighting the Ebola virus. What a difference a few days can make.

No closing arguments allowed in Villegas supression hearing

"Both sides Im sure worked very hard on the closing arguments and I would have liked to done it.

Medical examiner releases Joan Rivers' cause of death

Joan Rivers died of "therapeutic complications" during a procedure to evaluate her "voice changes" and stomach reflux, the New York medical examiner said Thursday.

Video: FL governor stalls debate over opponent's fan

Florida Gov. Rick Scott refused to go onstage for the first seven minutes of a debate Wednesday night, because his opponent had a fan. No, not a rowdy supporter in the audience. An actual electric fan.

Illinois woman buys year's supply of pumpkin spice lattes

(WQAD) -- It's that time of year when, if you're not carving a pumpkin, you're likely drinking one.

Donations slow to roll in to help fight Ebola

Americans have been slow to donate money to help fight the Ebola epidemic. NBC reports there have been a few big donations from the nation's wealthiest, but few donations from average Americans.

Apple expected to unveil latest line of IPads

Apple is expected to make a big announcement, today (Thursday). Apple is expected to unveil its latest line of iPads.

New report: Does violent media cause childhood agression?

A new study is taking a look at a controversial topic, how parents and doctors view the effects of violent media on children. So what do the results reveal?

Faults in Response to Ebola Detailed After New Diagnosis

Wednesday amounted to a daylong series of body blows to those who thought that authorities had things under control in the response to the diagnosis of Ebola in Dallas. 

Obama vows 'much more aggressive' Ebola response

 President Barack Obama said Wednesday his administration will respond to new Ebola cases "in a much more aggressive way," taking charge

No ruling in Villegas hearing, trial commences tomorrow

Tension was high in the court room today. D.A. Jaime Esparza has brought 5 prosecutors onto the case, a sign that hes not ready to back down just yet.