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Amid calls for his dismissal Thursday, FIFA President Sepp Blatter blamed allegations of widespread corruption within soccer's governing body on "a few" and called for those involved to be punished as FIFA works to rebuild its reputation.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 7:13 pm
A molestation claim made against the estate of Michael Jackson has been dismissed.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 7:10 pm
The coming Atlantic hurricane season probably will have fewer storms than normal for the third year running -- thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 6:31 pm
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See pictures of the flooding and damage caused by heavy rainfall in Texas and Oklahoma.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 6:20 pm
Take a look at 26 selfies of the week from May 20 through May 26.
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Take a look at 40 amazing sports photos from May 19 through May 25.
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Take a look at 40 photos of the week from May 15 through May 21.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 6:19 pm
Look back at the 11 horses who've managed to win the Triple Crown by winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 6:18 pm
See photos from this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 6:18 pm
A criminal could be collecting unemployment benefits under your name right now -- and you wouldn't even know it.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 5:39 pm
A Chicago flight attendant for Spirit Airlines is being investigated after taking photos on the tarmac at O'Hare airport. WLS has more.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 5:30 pm
Ashleigh Banfield talks to law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes, formerly an FBI investigator on the Natalee Holloway case, about a potential new lead.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 5:27 pm
Long drought spurs Southwestern states to consider building more plants that turn underground water and sea water into fresh water.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 4:56 pm
It's a racially charged photograph.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 4:35 pm
At least 35 people have died in the severe weather over the past five days. Fortunately for the Perez family, they were able to survive. FULL STORY
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Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of drunken driving in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 4:10 pm
Natalee Holloway disappeared while on a high school graduation trip in Aruba in 2005.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 4:09 pm
The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, will be closed to visitors until at least June 4 after a dock to the memorial that sits atop the sunken battleship was damaged in an accident Wednesday, the National Park Service says.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 4:08 pm
Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Wednesday, the band said on its website.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 3:45 pm
It's been 10 years since Natalee Holloway vanished while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and after a decade of false hopes and dead ends, her father has never stopped looking for her.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 2:29 pm
The New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies around the nation are increasing their surveillance of ISIS supporters in the U.S., in part to aid the FBI which is struggling to keep up with a surge in the number of possible terror suspects, according to law enforcement officials.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 2:05 pm
You won't believe how this girl's sweet 16th birthday was ruined on this edition of the RidicuList.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 12:31 pm
Pamela Brown examines Darron Dellon Dennis Wint's troubled history working for Savvas Savopoulos's company American Iron Works.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 12:28 pm
Police found a mother pushing a dead toddler in a swing at a Maryland park. Police say she was there possibly all night. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 12:25 pm
The Duggars were more than reality television, they stood for conservative family values. CNN's Kyung Lah looks at their political capital and hypocrisy.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 12:25 pm
Dramatic video shows the power of the flood waters in Texas. CNN's Jennifer Gray has more.
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The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world's most famous structures. Its construction 78 years ago was a marvel of modern engineering.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 12:09 pm
CNN has learned a lab inadvertently received live anthrax samples from the U..S military in the last several days prompting an across the board urgent review to see if any other live anthrax has been shipped.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 12:08 pm
Washington transit police arrested one of the most controversial subjects of the MTV show "Catfish" Wednesday on charges he made "terroristic threats" by calling in false bomb threats and other hoaxes.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 12:04 pm
After years of saving and fundraising, the graduating class of New Hampshire's Profile Senior High School finally gathered $8,000 for their senior trip.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 12:03 pm
A Mississippi deputy who was attacked by three men is injured but alive after quick action by his K-9 officer.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 6:44 pm
Several years ago, in Gadhafi-controlled Libya, George Steinmetz found himself hidden in a kind of "safe house" where he was assembling his personal aircraft.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 12:34 pm
Happy birthday, CNN! The world's first 24-hour news network came to life on June 1, 1980.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 12:32 pm
Crime writer James Ellroy has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum on "LAPD '53," a new book that looks at crimes in the city more than 60 years ago.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 12:31 pm
In 1932, American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone.
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A century of photos showing New York City from the skies.
Posted: May 26, 2015, 3:38 pm
We asked readers, viewers and followers to send their best shots from the window seat. The results were stunning.
Posted: May 26, 2015, 3:34 pm
French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes breathtaking images of Earth from the sky.
Posted: May 26, 2015, 3:31 pm
Two women who were inmates at Rikers Island have sued New York City's Department of Corrections and one of its officers, Benny Santiago, in federal court, alleging that he and other officers raped them, infected them with sexually transmitted disease, and threatened and retaliated against them for reporting the attacks.
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Last Thursday, two students at Orlando's Valencia College alleged in a lawsuit that instructors forced them into submitting to weekly transvaginal ultrasound exams performed by fellow students as part of their training.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 11:17 pm
Even while the horrific details from the fatal gang battle in Waco, Texas, filter in, it's not too soon to ask: Is this who and what we have become as a nation? A place where a shootout between five heavily armed criminal gangs can unfold at a restaurant, in full view of law enforcement, leaving nine dead, 18 hospitalized and some 170 people arrested?
Posted: May 24, 2015, 11:17 pm
For those who know something about our nation's environmental laws, images of oil on the Santa Barbara coastline evoke a painful, if iconic, memory -- for Tuesday's spill is not the first to degrade that idyllic locale.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 11:16 pm
I appeared numerous times on the Letterman show when he was on NBC. But I can't say I knew David Letterman at all. With Dave, like Conan and Jay, the host and guest don't generally speak that much. The host has a show to do, after all.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 11:16 pm
When I was growing up, one of the things that always made me crazy was my parents' habit of constantly praising other kids in my presence: "Oh, remember Olivia Chang? Did you know she's going to be performing at Carnegie Hall next month? Original composition! She wrote it herself!" Or "Mrs. Lee's son George will be attending Oxford University next year. And he's only 14!" These exclamations would invariably be followed by silence and an evaluating look at me, intended to communicate my utter inability to match the performance of these other children.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 11:16 pm
Reality TV star Josh Duggar issued an apology Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly molested girls as a teenager, saying: "I acted inexcusably."
Posted: May 24, 2015, 8:57 pm
John Forbes Nash Jr., the famed mathematician and inspiration for the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday in New Jersey, according to state police.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 8:56 pm
New police dash cam video shows the aftermath of a deadly plane crash on an Atlanta-area highway earlier this month.
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A photo pro explains how to capture some of America's most famous landmarks while dealing the summer travel crowds.
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View pictures of shocking celebrity breakups.
Posted: May 4, 2015, 6:45 pm
Gallery of the wreck of WWII aircraft USS Independence with historical photos
Posted: May 4, 2015, 12:43 pm
A sergeant wipes away a tear while kneeling before a battlefield cross at a Memorial Day ceremony for fallen service members at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.
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