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Just when Northeasterners had shoveled their way out of feet of blizzard snow, here comes the weather to mess things up again.
Posted: January 31, 2015, 2:28 pm
As opening statements and testimony get underway in the murder trial of NFL's Aaron Hernandez, will Shayanna Jenkins' words help or hurt her fiancé if she takes the stand?
Posted: January 31, 2015, 2:28 pm
The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar, CNN has learned exclusively. The development has led to an ongoing debate inside the administration about whether there is a new threat from this man, and potentially the other four.
Posted: January 31, 2015, 2:28 pm
White House officials pressured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to increase the pace of detainee transfers from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, the outgoing secretary acknowledged to CNN's Barbara Starr in an interview Friday.
Posted: January 31, 2015, 2:26 pm
A structure on the Taiwan set of an upcoming Martin Scorsese movie collapsed this week, killing a studio construction worker and injuring two more, Taipei police said.
Posted: January 31, 2015, 2:25 pm
Texas is setting aside a day to honor Chris Kyle, the U.S. Navy SEAL marksman depicted in the film, "American Sniper."
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The "Texas Muslim Capitol Day," an event organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was interrupted by protesters.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 5:46 pm
Most visitors to Niagara Falls consider it a place for romance. Ice climber Will Gadd thinks of the famous falls as a spot for adventure.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 5:45 pm
The deepening of the shipping channel in Savannah, Georgia, won't be dredging up just mud and sand.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 5:45 pm
Curious kittens exploding are the Internet's new potato salad meets "Reading Rainbow" with a guest appearance by Veronica Mars, meaning this card game is seriously winning the hearts of Internet users and party game lovers alike.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 1:48 pm
A father wants to protect his son with leukemia by banning unvaccinated children at his son's school. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 1:42 pm
An attempted murder is caught on camera, along with a confession. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on the Idaho machete attack.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 1:42 pm
Bela, the German shepherd who escaped death one month ago, was euthanized Sunday after vets found fast-spreading cancer in the dog's lungs. KSTU has the details.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 1:41 pm
The US Military is developing a "smart bullet." CNN's Thom Patterson explains this groundbreaking project, code-named EXACTO.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 1:40 pm
After a questionable race photo surfaced, veteran jockey Roman Eric Chapa was accused of cheating and has been charged with unlawful influence on racing.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 1:34 pm
A powerful new PSA from will air during the Super Bowl as part of the NFL's domestic violence awareness campaign. CNN's Rachel Nichols reports.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 1:28 pm
After the Boston Marathon bombings, she slipped from public view, disappearing with her small child into the suburban Rhode Island home of her parents.
Posted: January 30, 2015, 12:35 pm
With the experienced eye of a trained observer and an avid trial-watcher's curious mind, reporter Ann O'Neill is "The 13th Juror" for CNN's audience.
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Here is a look at the Boston Marathon terror attack. On April 15, 2013, double bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured at least 264.
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Police answering a suspicious package call in San Francisco made a most unpleasant discovery when they opened a suitcase and found it contained human body parts.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 9:17 pm
Deciding to move on after his beloved German Shepherd was stolen from his backyard 18 months ago wasn't easy for Richard Brower.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 8:08 pm
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The Pentagon has chosen Boeing's 747-8 to replace the two aging planes that serve as the President's Air Force One fleet.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 5:07 pm
See the different airplanes that have served as the President's transportation over the years.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 5:04 pm
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Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty of rape and sexual battery by a Nashville jury on Tuesday, CNN affiliates reported.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 3:51 pm
Three photos, two men, one mystery: Who kept Boston's historic landmark free of snow during one of the city's worst storms?
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Here's some background information about the Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League. The Seattle Seahawks are the 2014 Super Bowl champions.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 1:36 pm
A man's Facebook post ended up costing him the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to work at Super Bowl XLIX. CNN affiliate KPHO has the story.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 1:30 pm
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It's not every day that a fox sighting makes headlines. But when it's a once-in-a-century sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox, it merits a mention.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 1:16 pm
One principal's inspiration has resulted in more than $1 million in donations for what started as an initiative to raise funding for a class trip to Harvard.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 1:16 pm
An unvaccinated child who went to the doctor with measles sends another baby to quarantine, leaving one mom to ask why. "Their choice endangered my child," she says.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:41 pm
Calise Manning is being called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling 911 operators in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:31 pm
When Ryan Ferguson and his dad travel this week to Glendale, Arizona, for the Super Bowl, it will be a bucket-list experience.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:03 pm
Travel Photo of the Day
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You can't escape Disney's hit phenomena, "Frozen." And there's a science behind why you won't see it go any time soon.
Posted: January 23, 2015, 2:31 pm
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Photographers often go to bizarre lengths to earn the confidence of their subjects.
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The time capsule buried by Paul Revere and others contained ...
Posted: January 15, 2015, 12:46 pm
A century of photos showing New York City from the skies
Posted: January 12, 2015, 6:37 pm