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Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords completed an 11-mile cycling event Saturday, marking another milestone in her recovery from a 2011 mass shooting.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 4:43 pm
President Obama announces Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 4:29 pm
Cleveland authorities have surveillance video showing the weekend shooting by police of a 12-year-old boy who was brandishing an ultrarealistic air gun, a department spokesman said Monday.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 3:59 pm
What's worse than 7 feet of snow piled up in front of your house? How about the flooding that comes once those 7 feet of snow melt?
Posted: November 24, 2014, 10:06 am
What's worse than 7 feet of snow piled up in front of your house? How about the flooding that comes once those 7 feet of snow melt?
Posted: November 24, 2014, 10:05 am
A grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue weighing evidence in its investigation of the Michael Brown shooting. Officials caution, however, that nothing is set and logistics are still being worked out.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 10:04 am
A grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue weighing evidence in its investigation of the Michael Brown shooting. Officials caution, however, that nothing is set and logistics are still being worked out.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 10:04 am
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Posted: November 23, 2014, 11:50 pm
The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring her alleged attackers to accountability.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 1:18 am
A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a "vicious dogs" ordinance.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 1:13 am
Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.
Posted: November 22, 2014, 8:02 pm
Posted: November 21, 2014, 6:03 pm
President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 6:02 pm
We've just landed a washing machine-sized robot on a comet and NASA's chief scientist has no idea.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 5:47 pm
After an improbable 10-year, 310-million-mile journey to become the first ever space vehicle to make a soft landing on a comet, the Philae probe may have ended its mission prematurely.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 5:47 pm
I'm a quitter and proud of it.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 1:35 pm
I'm a quitter and proud of it.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 1:35 pm
Posted: November 21, 2014, 12:31 pm
James Grimaldi used a drone to capture footage after a massive amount of snow had fallen in West Seneca, New York.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 11:27 am
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Posted: November 21, 2014, 3:12 am
It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman?
Posted: November 20, 2014, 7:39 pm
It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman?
Posted: November 20, 2014, 7:39 pm
CNN's Chad Myers reports on a Russian object in space on a mission that remains unclear to the U.S.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 5:04 pm
James Grimaldi used an aerial drone to capture video of a winter storm hitting his upstate New York town.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Posted: November 19, 2014, 11:50 pm
The 119 acres of St. Peter's Cemetery lie blanketed by the season's first snowfall. A hush fills the air; the only sound is the wind blowing accumulated snow, like confectioners' sugar, off the branches of nearly bare trees.
Posted: November 19, 2014, 4:20 pm
Paralyzed by a sniper's bullets, Tomas Young became an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War. A year ago, he outlined his plan to end his life. He died this month.
Posted: November 19, 2014, 11:45 am
Posted: November 19, 2014, 11:43 am
Search and rescue dogs that responded to the 9/11 attacks are dwindling. Bretagne is one of them. And she trained at a place called Disaster City.
Posted: November 19, 2014, 11:14 am
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Posted: November 17, 2014, 11:59 pm
Blaec Lammers will spend the prime of his life in prison. His mother believes her son's only crime was being diagnosed with a mental illness.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 11:14 pm
Good boy Buddy!
Posted: November 17, 2014, 6:34 pm
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Posted: November 16, 2014, 11:03 pm
MLK was followed constantly and regularly harassed by the FBI. See the secret FBI memos for yourself.
Posted: November 16, 2014, 5:29 pm
Posted: November 15, 2014, 10:56 pm
What does Veterans Day mean to the 19.6 million veterans it's meant to honor? CNN asked a few of them.
Posted: November 14, 2014, 3:12 pm
Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman have the same laugh and the same freckled cheeks. They wear their hair the same way and have since they were babies. They share a hatred of cooked carrots, a love of the same color nail polish and the need to sleep 10 hours a day.
Posted: November 14, 2014, 12:51 pm
Even a zombie apocalypse has a silver lining.
Posted: November 13, 2014, 3:48 pm
Joey Johnson, a paraplegic, surprised his wife on their wedding day with a contraption that let him stand for their first dance.
Posted: November 13, 2014, 3:03 pm
Daughters dressed up in frilly dresses and tights, many of their fathers in suits and ties: It could have been a scene at almost any school's father-daughter dance. But it's not. Prisoners and their daughters dressed up for the first-ever Daddy-Daughter Dance at Miami's federal prison.
Posted: November 11, 2014, 6:04 pm
A special team of hotshot Corvette restorers has dealt a blow against an evil sinkhole that desecrated the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Posted: November 8, 2014, 3:42 pm
Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.
Posted: November 6, 2014, 8:40 pm
Brad Paisley has never shied away from controversial topics in his music: Alcohol helps white people dance. Celebrities can act like fools because people think they're cool. Real guys don't get "manicured, waxed and botoxed."
Posted: November 6, 2014, 7:03 pm
A combination of old and new hooked up off the coast of San Diego Monday to give the U.S. Navy a glimpse into its future.
Posted: November 6, 2014, 2:06 pm
For a brief moment, both women, who were dying of brain cancer, took us away from the negative political ads blasting from our TVs and gave us the most important message of all: to enjoy our time on Earth.
Posted: November 6, 2014, 12:39 pm
Mara had been putting on weight lately, so those around her thought something was up. But she was on birth control, so if there was to be a baby, that would be a bit of a surprise.
Posted: November 6, 2014, 12:38 pm
It's an unforgiving place, 45,000 feet above the Earth. It's brutally cold up there, as low as 59 degrees below zero, and there's so little air to breathe, it takes just seconds to pass out.
Posted: November 5, 2014, 2:19 pm
Almost 30,000 travelers filled out a Spirit Airlines survey detailing what passengers really hate about airlines.
Posted: November 4, 2014, 7:23 pm
Before the final whistle at Monday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants, trumpeter Chris Botti had already won.
Posted: November 4, 2014, 2:19 pm
Tom Magliozzi, half of the "Click and Clack" team of brothers who hosted NPR's "Car Talk" radio show, died Monday. He was 77.
Posted: November 4, 2014, 12:34 pm
For an otherwise entertaining movie, "Gone Girl" had kind of a downer message.
Posted: November 3, 2014, 3:11 pm
Doctors and nurses at a specialized unit at CHOC have implemented a system they say is dramatically reducing disability and infection rates among micro preemies.
Posted: November 3, 2014, 1:16 pm
The Hello Kitty icon turns 40, drawing 25,000 fans to the first-ever 'Hello Kitty Con.' Just don't say Happy Birthday Kitty. The Japanese firm owning the image says it's an anniversary.
Posted: November 2, 2014, 3:16 pm
What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into online death and rape threats against the woman in the video.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:04 pm
Fears over Ebola have made the jump from pundits to the playground.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:50 am
There are heads growing on Tony Dighera's farm, and they're not made of lettuce.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:38 am
That's how a 14-year-old high school student, lured to a lunch table, shot in the face and told he can never play football again, feels about his attacker.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:37 am
Explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in 1912 while crossing Antarctica, but his story lives on in artifacts that continue to be discovered on the frozen continent at the bottom of the world.
Posted: October 28, 2014, 3:40 pm
TV host Bill Maher started his career as a standup comedian. But students at the University of California, Berkeley aren't laughing at his latest antics; they're petitioning to have him removed as their 2014 fall commencement speaker.
Posted: October 28, 2014, 3:10 pm
Though he told authorities that the devil made him do it, Satanists disapproved, after a man allegedly shattered a stone copy of the Ten Commandments last week.
Posted: October 27, 2014, 3:44 pm
Charles Barkley hasn't met a sensitive topic he couldn't dig into, and now he's speaking on what he calls a "dirty, dark secret" in the African-American community.
Posted: October 27, 2014, 2:45 pm
A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people -- some of them teens -- who went missing in 1969 and 1970.
Posted: October 27, 2014, 11:58 am
For 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, an independent report finds.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 6:58 pm
When I think of the ultimate sex workout, I picture the scene from "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie throw each other around their kitchen for an hour. Unfortunately, not every sexual experience is quite that... well, high-intensity. But how many calories do we really burn in the act?
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:34 pm
If there's one thing we've learned about the CNN iReport community, it's that you all love to capture celestial events.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 3:06 pm
"Dammed if you do, damned if you don't" -- 12 inspirational quotes from the U.S. President's charismatic wife.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 11:17 am
German authorities intercepted the accused teen trio and put them on a plane back to the U.S., where they were greeted by FBI agents.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 9:35 am
A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announces.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 4:39 pm
The perils of online dating are well-documented. But the mantle of absurdity in dating folklore might now belong to a Los Angeles-area man, and it's for where his online flame turned up -- behind his mantel.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:17 pm
With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 4:20 pm
With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:03 am
Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:24 pm
A rash of "creepy clown" sightings in California has left some residents unnerved, and it all appears to have started with the "Wasco Clown."
Posted: October 15, 2014, 1:38 pm
As the years wore on after her death, Cassandra Morton's family learned to live without knowing who committed this heinous act. Until now.
Posted: October 14, 2014, 2:13 pm
Stephanie Coontz says 11 years ago only one state allowed same sex marriage. Soon, some 60% of Americans will live where gays can marry. How did attitudes change so quickly?
Posted: October 14, 2014, 2:12 pm
California's historic drought leaves hundreds of homes without running water. Enter a godsend: A grandmother, 71, delivers love by the bottle.
Posted: October 14, 2014, 2:12 pm
It's been 25 years since a massive earthquake rattled San Francisco. Is the West Coast ready for the next big one?
Posted: October 14, 2014, 4:05 am
Actress and comedian Jan Hooks died in New York on Thursday. Her representative, Lisa Lieberman, confirmed the death to CNN but provided no additional information.
Posted: October 11, 2014, 8:52 am
Tweeting about why her Tuesday night flight was delayed got Lisa Carter-Knight kicked off a JetBlue airplane, she claims.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 12:14 pm
Former President Jimmy Carter said President Barack Obama "waited too long" to go after ISIS and criticized what he described as the president's changing foreign policy.
Posted: October 8, 2014, 11:15 pm
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie: An eccentric millionaire creates a sperm bank with donations from only extraordinary men -- Nobel laureates, an Olympic athlete and geniuses with off-the-chart IQs.
Posted: October 8, 2014, 9:47 pm
On New Year's Day, after months of suffering from debilitating headaches, I learned that I had brain cancer.
Posted: October 8, 2014, 12:01 pm
When news first broke about a month ago about enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68, with hundreds of children hospitalized across the United States with respiratory illnesses, I definitely took notice.
Posted: October 7, 2014, 1:47 pm
Every so often a boy shows up to school at Garden Oaks Montessori in Houston wearing nail polish or a headband. When that happens, children -- and, sometimes parents -- ask questions.
Posted: October 7, 2014, 1:35 pm
Whether they're cutting their fingernails mid-flight or aggressively establishing armrest hegemony, we've already addressed the most irritating things travelers do on airplanes.
Posted: October 7, 2014, 12:50 pm
As another American patient with Ebola arrives in the United States, here is a look at the American patients who have been diagnosed with this deadly virus.
Posted: October 6, 2014, 6:13 pm
An ultra-marathoner trying to "run" from Florida to Bermuda in a human-powered inflatable bubble was rescued Saturday morning after he signaled for help, the Coast Guard said.
Posted: October 6, 2014, 3:33 pm
Paul Revere, leader of the 1960s rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders, died Saturday at his home in Idaho, the band's website reported. He was 76.
Posted: October 6, 2014, 1:31 pm
Rather than take to the streets of Ferguson, these demonstrators took their demands to the seats of the symphony.
Posted: October 6, 2014, 11:20 am
The U.S. Navy's oldest nuclear aircraft carrier has given a piece of itself to one the younger carriers in the fleet.
Posted: October 3, 2014, 6:49 pm