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A terrified Pennsylvania community heaved a sigh of relief Thursday when police arrested Eric Frein after a long manhunt, and detained him at the same barracks he allegedly ambushed.
Posted: November 1, 2014, 12:37 am
New York is famous for its singular residents: Loudmouthed taxi drivers. Hirsute Brooklyn hipsters. Upper East Side patrons of the arts.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 6:23 pm
Dying with dignity is more than just for the person who is dying. It's for their loved ones.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 6:20 pm
Pentagon officials are readying a plan that would deploy U.S. military advisers to the volatile Iraqi province of Anbar to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in a region currently dominated by ISIS militants.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 5:37 pm
An attorney for a man charged in the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and assault of a different woman indicated Friday that he wants his client to undergo a sanity evaluation.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 5:27 pm
After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:39 pm
After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said Thursday.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:39 pm
The NCAA moved up opening day so a player with terminal brain cancer can realize her dream of playing college basketball.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:29 pm
From ancient superstitions to modern photography, black cats face their share of unique issues -- especially this time of year.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 1:28 pm
Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:19 pm
The boyfriend of a Maine nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine is speaking out, saying isolating returnees from West Africa will affect their partners as well.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:18 pm
Four people are dead in the plane crash at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, according to Wichita Fire Marshal Brad Crisp. There are five more injured and four unaccounted for, he says.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 10:59 am
Four people are dead in the plane crash at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, according to Wichita Fire Marshal Brad Crisp. There are five more injured and four unaccounted for, he says.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 10:59 am
Starbucks has adopted a dress code policy which says baristas cannot wear watches, bracelets or even engagement rings.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 10:13 am
From ancient superstitions to modern photography, black cats face their share of unique issues -- especially this time of year.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 10:06 am
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Posted: October 30, 2014, 11:05 pm
A Dallas Cowboys fan catches attack on camera. KTVT has the story.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 5:07 pm
Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they find any.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:31 pm
A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:29 pm
CTE is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. See which NFL players and other athletes have been diagnosed with CTE.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:14 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
Muhammad Ali's oldest daughter, shares special moments about her father with CNN's Jason Carroll.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 1:39 pm
The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 9:50 am
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Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:01 pm
Does that lion have a baby bump? CNN's Jeanne Moos asks is she or isn't she? Not even her zookeepers know for sure.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 2:17 pm
A man is being called a hero after rescuing a driver from a burning car. CNN affiliate WTVR has more.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 2:17 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
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Posted: October 28, 2014, 10:08 pm
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
STEM experts share their ideas on how to get more girls into the industry.
Posted: October 27, 2014, 3:46 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
Posted: October 24, 2014, 10:50 am
Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 5:40 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
CNN's Anderson Cooper introduces the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2014. Cast your vote for Hero of the Year at
Posted: October 15, 2014, 1:39 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
They protect lions, teach music to injured soldiers and open new worlds to autistic youth.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 1:25 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