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April 18, 2014
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:19 pm
Up a river without a paddle. That's the situation an adventurous California sea lion found himself after swimming up the San Joaquin River, ending up at Mape's Ranch in Modesto, California, about 100-mile drive from the ocean.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:28 pm
Authorities nationwide are searching for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they were members of his church.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:21 pm
A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:12 pm
How'd they get a Ford Mustang atop the Empire State Building? CNN's Jeanne Moos goes under the hood to find out.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:11 pm
The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water. Why? Because someone urinated into the water reservoir.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:06 pm
It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 8:47 pm
Despite its long list of wrongs, Chicago's residents say there's still a lot that's right with the city.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 3:40 pm
Despite its long list of wrongs, Chicago's residents say there's still a lot that's right with the city.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 3:40 pm
Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music and Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash early Thursday morning in San Juan, police said. He was 78.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 3:26 pm
One woman is keeping Chicago's kids off the streets by teaching them boxing. Chicagoland airs Thursday nights at 10E.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 3:09 pm
Golfer John Daly gave one lady the thrill of her life when he hit a golf ball off a tee placed in her mouth. Take a look.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:57 pm
Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:56 pm
A video of fake job interviews has gone viral. HLN's Robin Meade and Lynn Berry take a look.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:53 pm
A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:14 pm
Detroit was once known as the automobile capital of the world -- a global symbol of modernity and a testament to the power of American capitalism. Can the property sector help it back on the road?
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:09 pm
Rita Soronen: About 24,000 children each year turn 18 and are "aged out" of foster care; most of them put out alone into the world without a lifeline.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:05 pm
Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts say almost all Americans are ready for sensible gun laws, but politicians are cowed by the NRA. Everytown for Gun Safety will challenge the gun lobby and prove the politicians wrong.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:04 pm
In the year after a fertilizer explosion shook the small town of West, Texas -- killing 15 and displacing hundreds -- residents have gone to work to rebuild and rally around one another.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:02 pm
The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:00 pm
Up a river without a paddle. That's the situation an adventurous California sea lion found himself after swimming up the San Joaquin River, ending up at Mape's Ranch in Modesto, California, about 100-mile drive from the ocean.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 1:55 pm
Police are investigating a possible shooting that could be the latest in a series targeting drivers in the Kansas City area
Posted: April 17, 2014, 1:46 pm
Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students -- who haven't been diagnosed with ADHD.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 1:45 pm
April 17, 2014
Posted: April 16, 2014, 11:08 pm
The House recently approved the budget designed by Rep. Paul Ryan, a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 8:37 pm
Google Glass is crazy fun, but don't worry if you missed your chance to buy a pair on Tuesday, when it went on sale to the public for $1,500.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 5:47 pm
April 16, 2014
Posted: April 15, 2014, 11:20 pm
Anxiety simmered in the days before Chicago's school year began. Everyone there knew about the city's intractable gang problems, the explosive violence that came with it -- and the dangerous, shifting territories schoolchildren might cross even more often just to get to school.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 2:57 pm
A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over the Pacific Ocean. Researchers further speculate that this could be driving freak winter weather in North America.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 2:56 pm
Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the century, even in an increasingly industrialized world, the top U.N. experts on the issue reported Sunday.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 2:54 pm
Elmer Smith remembers Chuck Stone, the legendary journalist from Philadelphia who was known as a thorn in the side of police and an advocate for the little guy
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:23 pm
David Wheeler says as middle-class careers continue to disappear, we need a monthly cash payment to everyone
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:22 pm
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry Waxman say read deep, and you'll see the federal Keystone pipeline report spells out the pipeline is bad news
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:21 pm
Julian Zelizer says Democrats need to advocate for a progressive tax system to fight inequality and fund valuable government programs
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:20 pm
Mark Levin, a rabbi in Overland Park, says hate-stoked violence touched his Jewish community but plagues many groups in the U.S. Friends and clergy of all faiths share outrage over the attack.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:19 pm
Posted: April 15, 2014, 11:14 am
Posted: April 11, 2014, 10:35 am