Father of Sandy Hook victim found dead of apparent suicide
Father of Sandy Hook victim found dead of apparent suicide

The father of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was found dead Monday morning from an apparent suicide, police said.

More children die from guns than police, says Florida study
More children die from guns than police, says Florida study

Gun deaths of school-age children in the United States have increased at an alarming rate.

Woodstock is back
Woodstock is back

Headliners include Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, The Black Keys, Chance the Rapper, and The Killers.

It's the deadliest drug in America, and its use is on the rise
It's the deadliest drug in America, and its use is on the rise

Fentanyl-related deaths are soaring and in 2016, reached 18,335.

Some Florida cities don't want spring breakers
Some Florida cities don't want spring breakers

Fed up with years of unruly antics and disturbing headlines, spring break destinations have started cracking down -- hard.

Robert Kraft will not accept plea deal offered in Florida day spa case
Robert Kraft will not accept plea deal offered in Florida day spa case

Robert Kraft will not accept a plea deal offered by Florida prosecutors in the case against the New England Patriots owner and other men accused of soliciting prostitution at a Jupiter, Florida, day spa, a source familiar with the case told CNN on Wednesday.

March 20th, 11:46 AM EDT
Two decades later, Vietnam veteran allowed to fly American flag outside of his Virginia home
Two decades later, Vietnam veteran allowed to fly American flag outside of his Virginia home

The man's homeowners association only allowed flags to be flown on a 6-foot pole attached to the house, but his was 25 feet.

A massive meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere... and everyone missed it
A massive meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere... and everyone missed it

While you were living your life on December 18th, 2018, a giant space rock exploded 16 miles above the Earth's surface, giving off 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima.

Head of Warner Bros. steps down due to sexual misconduct investigation
Head of Warner Bros. steps down due to sexual misconduct investigation

Kevin Tsujihara, the head of WarnerMedia's movie and television studio, is leaving the company.

New Zealand wants Mark Zuckerberg to address mosque attack video
New Zealand wants Mark Zuckerberg to address mosque attack video

Horrific video of the mosque massacre in Christchurch was viewed live fewer than 200 times on Facebook, but that was enough to unleash it across the internet.

Chemical blaze in Houston could keep burning for two more days
Chemical blaze in Houston could keep burning for two more days

A cloud of black smoke continues to emanate from a fire at a petrochemical storage facility in suburban Houston that has burned since Sunday.

FAA finds similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air plane crashes
FAA finds similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air plane crashes

The Boeing Max planes both used automated flight software called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).

Hilton Hotels will recycle used bars of soap to 'save the planet'
Hilton Hotels will recycle used bars of soap to 'save the planet'

Used soap from Hilton Hotels is getting a second life.

Space can give astronauts herpes
Space can give astronauts herpes

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have viruses like herpes, chickenpox and shingles reactivate.

Source says New York crime boss' killing doesn't appear to be mob-related
Source says New York crime boss' killing doesn't appear to be mob-related

By Ralph Ellis and Brynn Gingras, CNN A 24-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting death of reputed New York crime boss Francesco "Frank" Cali, the New York Police Department said.

March 17th, 1:55 PM EDT
New Zealand PM's office received shooter's 'manifesto' minutes before attack
New Zealand PM's office received shooter's 'manifesto' minutes before attack

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office received an email with the manifesto from the suspect behind the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques, minutes before the attack began.

March 16th, 1:18 PM EDT
Protesters clash with police in 18th straight day of yellow vest demonstrations in Paris
Protesters clash with police in 18th straight day of yellow vest demonstrations in Paris

Sixty people, including 17 police officers and a fireman, were slightly injured Saturday on the 18th straight day of yellow vest demonstrations in Paris.

March 16th, 3:52 PM EDT
Moose crashes through window of Colorado home
Moose crashes through window of Colorado home

Breckenridge police found that a moose had crashed through a window in the home’s basement.

March 16th, 4:10 PM EDT
Here's how you can help the victims of the New Zealand terror attacks
Here's how you can help the victims of the New Zealand terror attacks

Impact Your World is vetting organizations where you can donate to help those affected by this tragedy.

New Tesla model revealed
New Tesla model revealed

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's mid-size electric SUV, the Model Y, Thursday night in Hawthorne, California.

Boeing will keep building new 737 Max planes
Boeing will keep building new 737 Max planes

The 737 Max is the company's bestselling jet and remains in huge demand, despite two recent fatal crashes.

39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled for salmonella
39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled for salmonella

Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products due to potential salmonella contamination.

Dick's Sporting Goods to remove guns and ammo from 125 stores
Dick's Sporting Goods to remove guns and ammo from 125 stores

Dick's Sporting Goods will stop selling guns and ammunition at 125 stores where firearm sales have struggled.

Kids are most likely to get brain injuries from playing these sports
Kids are most likely to get brain injuries from playing these sports

Almost two million children and teens were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016.

Britney Spears musical coming to Broadway
Britney Spears musical coming to Broadway

"Once Upon a One More Time" is set to open this fall at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago.

Gambino crime boss shot dead outside New York home
Gambino crime boss shot dead outside New York home

Francesco Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, the NYPD said.

Florida teen may have given classmates hit of marijuana vape laced with fentanyl
Florida teen may have given classmates hit of marijuana vape laced with fentanyl

By Michael Paluska Click here for updates on this story

March 13th, 11:20 AM EDT
In spite of the EU grounding Boeing 737 Max planes, the US and Canada keep flying them
In spite of the EU grounding Boeing 737 Max planes, the US and Canada keep flying them

The European Union began suspending Boeing 737 Max flights in Europe on Tuesday after a fatal plane crash in Ethiopia killed all 157 people on board.

California man charged with killing 9-year-old
California man charged with killing 9-year-old

One week after a 9-year-old girl's body was found in a duffel bag, Los Angeles County officials have charged a man with murder.

Mysterious killer whale discovered by scientists
Mysterious killer whale discovered by scientists

A mysterious killer whale has been found off the coast of Chile.

Victims and their families react to R. Kelly's CBS interview
Victims and their families react to R. Kelly's CBS interview

Watching R. Kelly's behavior in a CBS interview evoked an emotional response from some of the women who have alleged that the singer abused them.

Florida student arrested in Pledge of Allegiance dispute won't be prosecuted
Florida student arrested in Pledge of Allegiance dispute won't be prosecuted

A Florida sixth-grader who was arrested last month following a Pledge of Allegiance dispute at his school will not be prosecuted.

Former Palm Beach police officer convicted in shooting death of stranded man
Former Palm Beach police officer convicted in shooting death of stranded man

A jury found a former South Florida police officer guilty on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a motorist whose vehicle had broken down.

Homeless man and NJ woman in GoFundMe scam plead guilty to federal charges
Homeless man and NJ woman in GoFundMe scam plead guilty to federal charges

The viral good Samaritan story that raised nearly $400,000 on GoFundMe in 2017 turned out to be fake.

Trump signs measure aimed at preventing veteran suicides
Trump signs measure aimed at preventing veteran suicides

Trump called the epidemic of veteran suicides "a tragedy of staggering proportions."

At least 7 people are still missing after the deadly Alabama tornadoes, officials say
At least 7 people are still missing after the deadly Alabama tornadoes, officials say

Crews are narrowing down the search areas for people still missing after a string of tornadoes swept through southeastern Alabama over the weekend.

Fact Checking Trump at CPAC
Fact Checking Trump at CPAC

By Holmes Lybrand The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event attracts college Republicans, populists, nationalists, some libertarians, and the occasional Revolutionary reenactor. For the past three...

March 3rd, 4:24 PM EST
A huge, strange-looking fish washed up on a California beach
A huge, strange-looking fish washed up on a California beach

This is the extraordinary tale of how a massive, strange-looking fish wound up on a beach on the other side of the world from where it lives.

Gap and Old Navy are splitting up
Gap and Old Navy are splitting up

Gap and Old Navy have been trending in opposite directions for years.

Jonas Brothers release a new single 'Sucker' featuring their leading ladies
Jonas Brothers release a new single 'Sucker' featuring their leading ladies

S.O.S.! The Jonas Brothers are officially back together, and they made their comeback with an ode to the women in their lives.

The brothers involved in Jussie Smollett case express 'tremendous regret'
The brothers involved in Jussie Smollett case express 'tremendous regret'

The brothers who allegedly took part in what police say was a staged attack on actor Jussie Smollett are expressing "tremendous regret" for their involvement.

GE's stock has spiked 67 percent since its December low
GE's stock has spiked 67 percent since its December low

General Electric's stock price has spiked 67 percent since crashing to $6.45 in mid-December.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will get its first female chief ranger
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will get its first female chief ranger

For the first time, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced its next chief ranger will be a woman.

Disney's new 'Star Wars' theme park coming to a galaxy near you
Disney's new 'Star Wars' theme park coming to a galaxy near you

A large and ambitious storyland opens this summer at Disneyland, in California, and at Disney World in Florida in the fall.

Janet Jackson to launch a Las Vegas residency
Janet Jackson to launch a Las Vegas residency

The five-time Grammy winner announced on Tuesday that she will be launching her first-ever Las Vegas residency in May.

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell found guilty of child sex charges
Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell found guilty of child sex charges

One of the most powerful men in the Roman Catholic Church was found guilty of multiple historical child sex offenses at a secret trial in Melbourne in December.

Report: Weed killer found in beer, wine
Report: Weed killer found in beer, wine

In a study of five wines and 15 beers, there were trace amounts of weed killer found in all but one of them.

Bank of America is phasing out the 105-year-old Merrill Lynch brand
Bank of America is phasing out the 105-year-old Merrill Lynch brand

Ten years after the financial crisis, Bank of America is phasing out the Merrill Lynch brand for some businesses.

A man bought $540 in cookies so these Girl Scouts could escape the cold
A man bought $540 in cookies so these Girl Scouts could escape the cold

It was a chilly winter night in Greenville, South Carolina and Emerson and Maya were on Girl Scout duty selling cookies outside a store.

As Grand Canyon National Park turns 100, a man hikes the entire length to save it
As Grand Canyon National Park turns 100, a man hikes the entire length to save it

Pete McBride is worried about the Grand Canyon, so he decided to hike it.

Woman says Trump kissed her without consent ahead of Florida rally
Woman says Trump kissed her without consent ahead of Florida rally

A former Trump campaign staffer claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in Florida that Donald Trump kissed her without her consent.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft could be charged as early as Monday in sex solicitation case
Patriots owner Robert Kraft could be charged as early as Monday in sex solicitation case

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could be charged as early as Monday with soliciting prostitution, according to the State Attorney's Office in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Oscar performance took people off the deep end
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Oscar performance took people off the deep end

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga: Is it hard keeping it so hardcore?

The world's biggest Nutella factory is temporarily shut down. (Relax. There are others still making it)
The world's biggest Nutella factory is temporarily shut down. (Relax. There are others still making it)

The maker of the chocolaty hazelnut spread known as Nutella shut down the world's largest factory that produces it because of a quality issue.

'Green Book' wins on Oscar night marked by inclusiveness and firsts
'Green Book' wins on Oscar night marked by inclusiveness and firsts

"Green Book" won best picture at the Oscars, marking the final twist on a night of historic firsts.

Rami Malek is a champion, my friends
Rami Malek is a champion, my friends

Malek on Sunday picked up the best actor award for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Two Florida women accused of running sex trafficking rings out of day spas
Two Florida women accused of running sex trafficking rings out of day spas

Two women are accused of running separate sexual trafficking operations out of local day spas from Jupiter to Hobe Sound.

Text messages and rideshares helped police uncover evidence in the Jussie Smollett case
Text messages and rideshares helped police uncover evidence in the Jussie Smollett case

As the story unfolded over the weeks, its numerous twists and turns culminated with Smollett's arrest Thursday on suspicion of filing a false police report.

Monkees bassist Peter Tork dead at 77
Monkees bassist Peter Tork dead at 77

Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band's popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77.

Tesla's general counsel leaves the company after two months
Tesla's general counsel leaves the company after two months

Tesla's general counsel is leaving the company after just two months on the job.

'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years
'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

Breakdancing proposed as new Olympic sport for Paris 2024
Breakdancing proposed as new Olympic sport for Paris 2024

Organizers of Paris 2024 have proposed that breakdancing should be included as a new sport in the Olympic program.

Video believed to show last images of Shanann Watts before her murder
Video believed to show last images of Shanann Watts before her murder

By Kyle Peltz, CNN It's 1:48 a.m. and a pregnant Shanann Watts is arriving home from a business trip to Phoenix.

February 20th, 10:27 PM EST
Colorado mom beaten to death with bat on Thanksgiving, officer says
Colorado mom beaten to death with bat on Thanksgiving, officer says

A Colorado man accused of beating the mother of his child to death with a baseball bat tried to persuade his new girlfriend to kill her three times before he took the matter into his own hands.

Teen falls off a bridge while taking a selfie
Teen falls off a bridge while taking a selfie

A Texas teen survived a 50-foot fall from a bridge while taking a selfie. 

Editor of an Alabama newspaper calls for the return of the KKK's infamous night rides
Editor of an Alabama newspaper calls for the return of the KKK's infamous night rides

An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919. Believe it or not, you can see it in 2019, too.

Angry father arrested for slapping stepdaughter's 12-year-old bully
Angry father arrested for slapping stepdaughter's 12-year-old bully

Texas police said they arrested a man for slapping a 12-year-old boy in the face, accusing the preteen of bullying his stepdaughter.

Southwest cancels hundreds of flights as it struggles to get its mechanical problems under control
Southwest cancels hundreds of flights as it struggles to get its mechanical problems under control

Southwest Airlines continues to grapple with an "operational emergency" after an unusually high number of planes have been taken out of service.

Karl Lagerfeld, pioneering fashion designer, dead at 85
Karl Lagerfeld, pioneering fashion designer, dead at 85

Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion visionary and creative director of Chanel, has died.

FAA investigating Southwest over baggage weight data
FAA investigating Southwest over baggage weight data

The US Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how Southwest Airlines tracks the weight of checked bags on its flights.

Grand jury seated in wake of new R. Kelly allegations, sources say
Grand jury seated in wake of new R. Kelly allegations, sources say

A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly.

Five bystanders shot during police shootout in New Orleans
Five bystanders shot during police shootout in New Orleans

Five people waiting at a bus stop were shot during a police shootout with a robbery suspect Sunday, police said.

Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job
Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job

Illinois gunman Gary Martin brought a pistol to his termination meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora.

Florida middle-schooler arrested for not saying pledge of allegiance
Florida middle-schooler arrested for not saying pledge of allegiance

An 11-year-old boy who refused to recite the pledge of allegiance ended up arrested over it. 

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison
Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison and is serving out the rest of his sentence in a halfway house, records show.

Neighbors recount story of rescuing woman from home explosion
Neighbors recount story of rescuing woman from home explosion

You can hear the panic in Mary Hammond’s voice as her husband goes to rescue a woman in their neighbor's house that exploded Friday evening.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

The former San Francisco 49ers have settled their grievance cases against the NFL.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court Friday.

'You don't look human,' woman's racist rant caught on camera
'You don't look human,' woman's racist rant caught on camera

A video posted to social media caught a Southern California woman's racist rant at a mother and son stopping for a cup of coffee.

McCabe confirms talks held at Justice Dept. about removing Trump
McCabe confirms talks held at Justice Dept. about removing Trump

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is confirming for the first time publicly that there were high-level discussions at the Justice Department about recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment.

'It's still fresh to us' -- Parkland survivors reflect on a year of grief
'It's still fresh to us' -- Parkland survivors reflect on a year of grief

As the one-year anniversary of the worst day of her life approached, Hayden Korr grew anxious.

500,000 cattle survived years-long drought -- only to die in the rain
500,000 cattle survived years-long drought -- only to die in the rain

After seven years of drought, elated cattle farmers in the Australian state of Queensland welcomed the rainstorms heading their way as a blessing...

Why are so many of us living paycheck to paycheck?
Why are so many of us living paycheck to paycheck?

If the economy is so great and unemployment is so low, why do so many Americans live paycheck to paycheck? And why don't we seem to care?

Another foot washed up in British Columbia, but authorities are not alarmed
Another foot washed up in British Columbia, but authorities are not alarmed

Every few months or so, a foot washes ashore in British Columbia, and while that is awful creepy, authorities want you to know there doesn't seem to be anything nefarious going on.

FBI needs help identifying women in confessed serial killer's portraits of victims
FBI needs help identifying women in confessed serial killer's portraits of victims

The FBI is hoping portraits of women drawn by the man who says he killed them will help them to identify the victims and notify their families.

African black leopard photographed for the first time in over 100 years, scientist says
African black leopard photographed for the first time in over 100 years, scientist says

Turns out, the mythical African black leopard really does exist.

Teen gets vaccinated despite mother's objections
Teen gets vaccinated despite mother's objections

Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal.

This is the daily cost in unpaid federal wages during a shutdown
This is the daily cost in unpaid federal wages during a shutdown

When the government closes, an average of about $275 million in compensation to federal employees is delayed per day.

Facebook screens posts for suicide risk, and health experts have concerns
Facebook screens posts for suicide risk, and health experts have concerns

Public health experts are spurring Facebook to reconsider its suicide prevention efforts by screening posts for their suicide risks.

Paramedics push patient up an icy hill to get her to the hospital
Paramedics push patient up an icy hill to get her to the hospital

A photo of two St. Louis-metro firefighter paramedics going above and beyond to get a woman to the hospital has gone viral. 

This was a Grammys of firsts
This was a Grammys of firsts

The 61st annual Grammy Awards were pretty historical, from women to rap and several "firsts."

Childish Gambino makes Grammy history with record of the year
Childish Gambino makes Grammy history with record of the year

Childish Gambino's "This Is America" won Grammys for song and record of the year on Sunday, becoming the first rap song to win the prestigious awards.

A disbarred Georgia attorney is on the run after allegedly killing his mother
A disbarred Georgia attorney is on the run after allegedly killing his mother

A nationwide manhunt is underway for a disbarred Georgia attorney accused of killing his mother.

5-year-old calls 911 after his mother is stabbed to death
5-year-old calls 911 after his mother is stabbed to death

A five-year-old boy called 911 after his mother was stabbed to death inside of an Utah trailer home.

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California woman dies saving children from fire
California woman dies saving children from fire

A mother was outside her home in Bakersfield, California, with her daughter late Thursday when the house caught fire.

New species, feathered fossils and salt in space: this week in space and science
New species, feathered fossils and salt in space: this week in space and science

There was a lot going on in the news this week, so you might have missed that six new species of tentacle-nosed catfish were found in the Amazon River.

Indiana school opens food pantry to help feed hungry students
Indiana school opens food pantry to help feed hungry students

Thousands of Hoosier children rely on their schools when it comes to finding their next meal.

Prince Charles plans to visit Cuba. Sen. Rick Scott says he should visit Florida instead
Prince Charles plans to visit Cuba. Sen. Rick Scott says he should visit Florida instead

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are slated to make the English Crown's first visit to Cuba this spring -- but Sen. Rick Scott thinks they should go to Florida instead.

February 8th, 11:10 PM EST
Albert Finney, five-time Oscar nominee, dead at 82
Albert Finney, five-time Oscar nominee, dead at 82

Albert Finney, the Oscar-nominated British actor best known for his roles in "Annie," "Erin Brockovich" and "Tom Jones," has died after a short illness.

Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population cell at a Pennsylvania prison
Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population cell at a Pennsylvania prison

Bill Cosby entered the general population last month at the Pennsylvania prison where he's serving at least three years.

Disturbing video shows child with autism assaulted on school bus
Disturbing video shows child with autism assaulted on school bus

The child was kicked, punched, bitten and slapped by a 9-year-old boy back in November.

A 6-year-old girl with cancer is fulfilling her dream of becoming a police officer
A 6-year-old girl with cancer is fulfilling her dream of becoming a police officer

Abigail Arias is a little girl who had a big dream: to become a police officer.

Delta and Coke thought flirtatious napkins were clever
Delta and Coke thought flirtatious napkins were clever

Maybe Delta should stick to flying planes instead of playing matchmaker.

Man charged with attempted murder after firing at a school bus in Minnesota
Man charged with attempted murder after firing at a school bus in Minnesota

Kenneth W. Lilly will appear in court Friday to face attempted murder charges after firing at a school bus driver this week in Minnesota.

A photographer who sexualized minors in model shots said he'd done so for years, complaint says
A photographer who sexualized minors in model shots said he'd done so for years, complaint says

A 52-year-old photographer is facing numerous sex crime allegations for allegedly assaulting dozens of models -- some of them underage, the FBI said Wednesday.

BB&T and SunTrust announce $66 billion merger, creating the sixth-largest US bank
BB&T and SunTrust announce $66 billion merger, creating the sixth-largest US bank

Two of the largest US regional banks are joining forces in a bid to compete with the nation's biggest players.

Court upholds conviction of woman who coerced boyfriend into killing himself
Court upholds conviction of woman who coerced boyfriend into killing himself

Massachusetts' highest court upheld the conviction Wednesday of a woman found guilty of convincing her teen boyfriend to kill himself, but she will remain free as her lawyers work on her next appeal -- at least for the time being.

For the first time Pope Francis calls the abuse of nuns 'a problem'
For the first time Pope Francis calls the abuse of nuns 'a problem'

Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops as a "problem" in the Catholic Church, saying that "we've been working on this for some time."

How to buy a private island
How to buy a private island

Like many once-secretive processes, the internet has bought private island sales out into the light thanks to the website Private Islands, Inc.

Woman's body found bound in a suitcase on the side of a Connecticut road
Woman's body found bound in a suitcase on the side of a Connecticut road

Police say the body of a woman was found in a suitcase on the side of a road in an upscale Greenwich, Connecticut neighborhood Tuesday.

Alabama officer who mistakenly killed man at mall on Thanksgiving won't be charged
Alabama officer who mistakenly killed man at mall on Thanksgiving won't be charged

The police officer who killed Emantic Bradford Jr. at a Birmingham-area mall on Thanksgiving night "did not commit a crime ... and thus will not be criminally charged for his actions."

When a mountain lion attacked him, a Colorado runner choked it to death
When a mountain lion attacked him, a Colorado runner choked it to death

A Colorado man was running by himself when an 80-pound mountain lion attacked him.

It's time to let go of America's 18-year Afghan war
It's time to let go of America's 18-year Afghan war

Make no mistake, if it is done in a precipitous and haphazard manner, there are risks to a withdrawal.

Judge calls 13-year-old girl the 'aggressor' in sexual abuse case
Judge calls 13-year-old girl the 'aggressor' in sexual abuse case

A prosecutor is considering an appeal in a sex abuse case after a judge called a 13-year-old girl the "aggressor."

US-South Korea reach agreement over cost of US troops in region
US-South Korea reach agreement over cost of US troops in region

The US and South Korea have reached a preliminary agreement on the cost of keeping nearly 30,000 troops in South Korea.

February 4th, 11:03 PM EST
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes first public appearance since surgery
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes first public appearance since surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made what is believed to be her first public appearance since her December cancer surgery when she attended a performance of "Notorious RBG in Song" on Monday, the Supreme Court spokesperson told CNN.

February 4th, 11:01 PM EST
Make kindness a priority in politics
Make kindness a priority in politics

Kindness is not a term well recognized in 2019.

February 4th, 10:00 PM EST
Members of Congress to bring guests to Tuesday State of the Union
Members of Congress to bring guests to Tuesday State of the Union

Several members of Congress have selected guests primed for politics for an evening in the shadow of the recent and possibly looming government shutdowns.

Kristoff St. John, star of 'Young & the Restless,' dead at 52
Kristoff St. John, star of 'Young & the Restless,' dead at 52

Kristoff St. John, who played played Neil Winters on the CBS daytime soap opera "The Young & the Restless," has died.

Woman stabs husband to death after he asks for a divorce
Woman stabs husband to death after he asks for a divorce

Police say an argument between a married couple turned deadly Thursday night when the man was stabbed to death.

5 people killed, 3 hurt after plane crashes into house in California
5 people killed, 3 hurt after plane crashes into house in California

The crash killed the male pilot of the plane and four people.

Democrats prepare for week of blockbuster hearings into Trump
Democrats prepare for week of blockbuster hearings into Trump

This week the Trump administration learns what Democratic oversight looks like.

The most talked-about moments from a mostly sleepy Super Bowl
The most talked-about moments from a mostly sleepy Super Bowl

Another Super Bowl is in the books, and let's just say it was OK.

Trump administration defends efforts to identify and reunify separated children
Trump administration defends efforts to identify and reunify separated children

The Trump administration defended its efforts to identify and reunify migrant children who had been separated from their undocumented parents along the US-Mexico border in a response to a court order filed Friday.

February 1st, 10:33 PM EST
304,000 jobs created in January
304,000 jobs created in January

January was the 100th straight month of job gains.

Florida toddler injured after falling in zoo rhino exhibit
Florida toddler injured after falling in zoo rhino exhibit

Two rhinos rammed a toddler with their snouts after she fell into an exhibit at the Brevard Zoo Wednesday.

A vending machine at a Florida elementary school is filled with books
A vending machine at a Florida elementary school is filled with books

A vending machine at a Florida elementary school isn't giving out sugary treats. It's dropping knowledge.

See a car burst into flames after plunging 9 floors down parking garage
See a car burst into flames after plunging 9 floors down parking garage

A car burst into flames Monday after it plunged nine stories down a Miami parking garage. 

R&B singer James Ingram dead at 66
R&B singer James Ingram dead at 66

James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," has died at the age of 66.

Stacey Abrams to give Democratic response of the State of the Union
Stacey Abrams to give Democratic response of the State of the Union

Stacey Abrams has accepted an invitation to give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address.

President Trump accepts Pelosi's State of the Union invite
President Trump accepts Pelosi's State of the Union invite

President Donald Trump has accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's invitation to give his State of the Union address on February 5.

January 28th, 7:55 PM EST
Bus driver temporarily suspended after siblings went missing
Bus driver temporarily suspended after siblings went missing

A bus driver is temporarily suspended after two children went missing on Friday afternoon.

How to identify tax identity theft
How to identify tax identity theft

Tax filing season is upon us. Soon you will be filing your paperwork and perhaps receiving a nice check — unless thieves file a return in your name first and falsely claim your refund.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: 'I am seriously thinking of running for President'
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: 'I am seriously thinking of running for President'

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said on Sunday he is seriously considering running for president as a "centrist independent" in 2020.

White House preparing draft national emergency order and identified $7 billion for wall
White House preparing draft national emergency order and identified $7 billion for wall

The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds.

Michael Cohen postpones House testimony citing threats against his family
Michael Cohen postpones House testimony citing threats against his family

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen announced he is postponing his public congressional testimony that was scheduled for February 7, citing "ongoing threats against his family."

Nurse's DNA matches baby from woman who gave birth in vegetative state
Nurse's DNA matches baby from woman who gave birth in vegetative state

A nurse has been arrested after an investigation of a healthcare facility where a patient gave birth while in a vegetative state.

McConnell says vote expected Thursday on legislation to reopen government
McConnell says vote expected Thursday on legislation to reopen government

The Senate is expected to vote on a bipartisan bill that would reopen parts of the government.

How likely are you to live to 90? Depends on your gender and body size
How likely are you to live to 90? Depends on your gender and body size

Living to the ripe old age of 90 may depend on your body size -- both height and weight -- as well as your level of physical activity.

The Jayme Closs case: A chilling tale of murder, kidnapping and escape in rural America
The Jayme Closs case: A chilling tale of murder, kidnapping and escape in rural America

He didn't know her name. Nor did he know who lived in the nearby squat, ranch-style house with beige siding, set back from the rural Wisconsin road by a cluster of trees shedding golden leaves. What he knew for certain, Patterson would tell investigators, was that she was "the girl he was going to take."

January 20th, 2:47 PM EST
Car drives into crowd at women's march in Michigan
Car drives into crowd at women's march in Michigan

Marches were held across the nation over the weekend, including in West Michigan, with the March in Grand Rapids seeing a serious safety concern for some who were participating.

January 20th, 2:43 PM EST
Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror
Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

The tragedy came three weeks after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed to fight fuel theft gangs that drill dangerous, illegal taps into pipelines.

January 19th, 11:55 AM EST
Fact-checking Trump's border speech and DACA offer
Fact-checking Trump's border speech and DACA offer

President Donald Trump laid out a broad immigration deal in an address from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday that would fund his signature border wall in exchange for temporary protections for more than one million immigrants.

January 20th, 9:51 AM EST
How a hacked phone may have led killers to Jamal Khashoggi
How a hacked phone may have led killers to Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi probably thought the messages he was sending to fellow Saudi dissident Omar Abdulaziz were hidden, cloaked in WhatsApp security. In reality they were compromised -- along with the rest of Abdulaziz's phone, which had allegedly been infected by Pegasus, a powerful piece of malware designed to spy on its users.

January 20th, 9:48 AM EST
Trump proposes extending DACA, TPS protections in exchange for wall funding
Trump proposes extending DACA, TPS protections in exchange for wall funding

President Donald Trump proposed extending protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and individuals with Temporary Protected Status in exchange for border wall funding in remarks Saturday afternoon.

January 19th, 1:00 PM EST
US military says airstrike kills more than 50 terrorists in Somalia
US military says airstrike kills more than 50 terrorists in Somalia

The US military said Saturday that an airstrike near the Jilib, Middle Juba Region of Somalia killed more than 50 al-Shabaab militants.

January 19th, 3:44 PM EST
14-Year-old with a replica gun shot dead by an officer in Arizona, police chief says
14-Year-old with a replica gun shot dead by an officer in Arizona, police chief says

The Tempe Police Department on Friday released body-camera footage of the incident involving the teen, identified as Antonio Arce by the city's mayor.

Professional bull rider dies during National Western Complex competition
Professional bull rider dies during National Western Complex competition

Professional bull rider Mason Lowe died Tuesday evening after he was injured in competition in Denver, according to Professional Bull Rider CEO Sean Gleason.

96-year-old driver escapes seconds before train plows into car
96-year-old driver escapes seconds before train plows into car

A 96-year-old woman just barely escaped from her car before a train smashed into it.

Jayme Closs describes night parents were killed, 88 days in captivity
Jayme Closs describes night parents were killed, 88 days in captivity

Jayme Closs and her mother hid in the bathtub after a man dressed in black showed up at their home. A shot rang out as they huddled together.

January 14th, 10:30 PM EST
Suspect in Jayme Closs case tried to kidnap her twice previously, complaint states
Suspect in Jayme Closs case tried to kidnap her twice previously, complaint states

The suspect in the Jayme Closs case tried to kidnap her twice before, the criminal complaint says.

China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling
China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling on Monday.

Traffickers at El Chapo trial say drugs aren't smuggled through open parts of border
Traffickers at El Chapo trial say drugs aren't smuggled through open parts of border

Cartel members at the trial of El Chapo say drugs aren't smuggled through open parts of the US-Mexico border.

Cruise returning early after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship
Cruise returning early after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship

The ship will return to Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday, a day earlier than expected.

Man caught licking a doorbell for 3 hours
Man caught licking a doorbell for 3 hours

A man was caught on surveillance camera licking a doorbell. 

US cancer death rate hits 25 years of decline, study says
US cancer death rate hits 25 years of decline, study says

The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a new study says, but disparities remain between the rich and the poor.

The end of Sears seems imminent
The end of Sears seems imminent

Time is running out for Sears.

Cyntoia Brown granted clemency after 15 years in prison
Cyntoia Brown granted clemency after 15 years in prison

Cyntoia Denise Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16 years old, has been granted clemency, the Tennessee governor's office said Monday.

Golden Globes puts spotlight on winners, not politics, in night of surprises
Golden Globes puts spotlight on winners, not politics, in night of surprises

The Golden Globes veered toward more comfortable territory for Hollywood -- namely, patting itself on the back.

Florida girl whose SAT score was flagged wants evidence of alleged cheating
Florida girl whose SAT score was flagged wants evidence of alleged cheating

A Florida girl whose SAT retest score is being investigated over alleged signs of possible cheating said Friday he's waiting for the test's administrators to show him their evidence.

US official: Airstrike kills mastermind behind USS Cole bombing
US official: Airstrike kills mastermind behind USS Cole bombing

The man behind the 2000 attack on the USS Cole is believed to have been killed in a US airstrike in Yemen on Tuesday, according to a US administration official.

January 4th, 1:12 PM EST
Attempt to smear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with college dancing video backfires
Attempt to smear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with college dancing video backfires

An attempt to discredit freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using a video from her past backfired -- sending many on social media defending her instead.

House Democrats vote to reopen government, reject Trump's demand for wall funding
House Democrats vote to reopen government, reject Trump's demand for wall funding

House Democrats approved a legislative package aimed at ending the partial government shutdown, while rejecting President Donald Trump's demand for additional funding for a border wall.

Cruz, Rooney introduce amendment to impose term limits on Congress
Cruz, Rooney introduce amendment to impose term limits on Congress

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Rep. Francis Rooney proposed a Constitutional amendment on Thursday that would impose term limits on members of both houses of Congress.

Hiring surges in December as employers add 312,000 jobs
Hiring surges in December as employers add 312,000 jobs

The unemployment rate rose to 3.9% as more people were looking for work. It had been at a 50-year low of 3.7% for three straight months.

January 4th, 8:59 AM EST
Dow falls 660 points on Apple bombshell, US factory slowdown
Dow falls 660 points on Apple bombshell, US factory slowdown

Apple is feeding some of Wall Street's biggest fears.

Nancy Pelosi elected House speaker in new Congress
Nancy Pelosi elected House speaker in new Congress

Nancy Pelosi was officially elected the new House speaker on Thursday in a majority vote by the House of Representatives on the first day of the 116th Congress.

Pope blasts US bishops on sex abuse crisis, saying church's credibility has been 'undercut'
Pope blasts US bishops on sex abuse crisis, saying church's credibility has been 'undercut'

Pope Francis bluntly criticized Catholic bishops in the US for their approach to the church's sexual abuse crisis, saying in a letter Thursday.

6 Killed in train accident on Danish bridge
6 Killed in train accident on Danish bridge

Six people were killed and 16 injured in an accident Wednesday morning involving a commuter train on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, Danish police said.

January 2nd, 7:33 AM EST
Kim Jong Un says North Korea isn't making nukes, warns US on sanctions
Kim Jong Un says North Korea isn't making nukes, warns US on sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un affirmed his apparent commitment to denuclearization during an annual New Year's address Tuesday, but warned that he may need to pursue "a new way" if the United States continues to make "one-sided demands" of Pyongyang.

January 1st, 1:14 PM EST
Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run
Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a major step toward a presidential run on Monday, announcing in a video message and email to supporters that she is forming an exploratory committee ahead of an expected campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

December 31st, 9:25 AM EST
4 dead, 68 missing in Russia apartment block explosion
4 dead, 68 missing in Russia apartment block explosion

At least four people are dead and dozens missing after a suspected gas explosion ripped through an apartment building in southern Russia on Monday

December 31st, 6:13 AM EST
2 Dead, 23 wounded in blast outside Philippines shopping mall
2 Dead, 23 wounded in blast outside Philippines shopping mall

At least two people were killed and dozens wounded in an explosion outside a shopping mall in the southern Philippines Monday.

December 31st, 6:11 AM EST
Bigger paychecks and cheap gas drive best holiday shopping season in six years
Bigger paychecks and cheap gas drive best holiday shopping season in six years

Holiday sales grew at their fastest pace in six years, buoyed by rising wages and a drop in gas prices.

December 28th, 5:17 AM EST
Police have video of Kevin Spacey groping a busboy, complaint says
Police have video of Kevin Spacey groping a busboy, complaint says

The 18-year-old who said that actor Kevin Spacey groped him at a Nantucket bar in 2016 took Snapchat video of the alleged assault, and investigators have that video, according to a criminal complaint filed in Nantucket District Court.

December 27th, 1:03 PM EST
Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgery
Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and is recuperating at home after undergoing surgery, according to a court spokesperson.

December 26th, 9:40 AM EST
Family of wrestler forced to cut his dreadlocks speaks out
Family of wrestler forced to cut his dreadlocks speaks out

The parents of the 16-year-old black varsity wrestler who was forced to cut his dreadlocks before a match have spoken out for the first time since the incident.

December 26th, 8:40 AM EST
3,000 People may have been exposed to bloodborne infections at NJ surgery facility
3,000 People may have been exposed to bloodborne infections at NJ surgery facility

A surgery center is warning more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens if they had a procedure at its ambulatory in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, between January and September 2018.

December 26th, 7:05 AM EST
Wall Street craves certainty but all it's getting is chaos
Wall Street craves certainty but all it's getting is chaos

Wall Street, markets and business crave certainty. For the past month, they have been contending with confusion and disorder.

December 26th, 5:37 AM EST
Mexican governor and politician husband killed in helicopter crash
Mexican governor and politician husband killed in helicopter crash

The new governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her politician husband were killed Monday in a helicopter crash in central Mexico, according to the head of their political party.

December 24th, 9:21 PM EST
Confusing signals from Washington send markets plunging
Confusing signals from Washington send markets plunging

Alarmed investors sent the Dow plunging more than 650 points in a shortened trading session on Monday.

Police officers provide Christmas for autistic teen kicked out of home
Police officers provide Christmas for autistic teen kicked out of home

A 17-year-old boy with autism told dispatchers he had been kicked out of his apartment and was at a neighbor’s home wondering what to do.

Woman uses Rudolph disguise to burglarize a store
Woman uses Rudolph disguise to burglarize a store

One woman in Colorado certainly made into Santa's naughty list.

Sailors stranded for 3 weeks rescued by a cruise ship
Sailors stranded for 3 weeks rescued by a cruise ship

The two sailors had been stranded on their boat for nearly 3 weeks. They were adrift and out of fuel, low on fresh water, and surviving off what fish they managed to catch.

Police officers get down and become part of flash mob dance routine
Police officers get down and become part of flash mob dance routine

Two police officers moved in to stop a flash mob routine at a Florida mall but to the surprise of onlookers they busted out their best dance moves. 

Tsunami in Indonesia kills at least 222 without warning
Tsunami in Indonesia kills at least 222 without warning

There was no warning before the waves struck the Pandeglang district, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Trump says Mattis to leave by end of year, announces new acting secretary of defense
Trump says Mattis to leave by end of year, announces new acting secretary of defense

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday he would replace Defense Secretary James Mattis at the start of the new year, two months earlier than Mattis' planned departure.

Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas
Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas

The Senate adjourned for the day Saturday afternoon without coming to an agreement on a spending deal that would end a partial government shutdown -- guaranteeing the federal closures will continue until after Christmas.

A varsity wrestler was told to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit the match
A varsity wrestler was told to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit the match

The New Jersey Division of Civil Rights is investigating an incident at a high school wrestling match this week in which a referee told a black wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit the match.

Woman defends her decision to leave her young children at home alone
Woman defends her decision to leave her young children at home alone

An Indiana mom out of jail after police arrested her for leaving her sons, 4 and 7, home alone says she did it out of necessity.

Man finds a purse with $10,000 on a train platform & turns it into police
Man finds a purse with $10,000 on a train platform & turns it into police

A New York subway rider might have earned himself a spot for life on Santa's "nice" list after he turned in a purse with $10,000 cash he found on a train platform.

Family of Florida woman killed in Costa Rica sues Airbnb
Family of Florida woman killed in Costa Rica sues Airbnb

The family of Carla Stefaniak, a Florida woman killed in a resort in Costa Rica last month, has filed a lawsuit in US court against Airbnb and the apartment complex where she stayed.

164,000+ pounds of ground turkey recalled; 52 more sick in deadly salmonella outbreak
164,000+ pounds of ground turkey recalled; 52 more sick in deadly salmonella outbreak

Health investigators have identified the outbreak strain of salmonella in samples of raw turkey pet food, raw turkey products and live turkeys, the CDC said.

'Opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen and evolve,' CDC says
'Opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen and evolve,' CDC says

Illegally manufactured fentanyl was the driving force behind a 45.2% increase in deaths involving synthetic opioids from 2016 to 2017

Trump discusses firing Fed chairman after latest rate increase
Trump discusses firing Fed chairman after latest rate increase

President Donald Trump has begun polling advisers about whether he has the legal authority to fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

How a potential government shutdown could affect holiday plans
How a potential government shutdown could affect holiday plans

A partial government shutdown wouldn't cancel Christmas, but some of the people making things runs smoothly ahead of and after the holiday could be affected.

Supreme Court upholds block on Trump's asylum ban
Supreme Court upholds block on Trump's asylum ban

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal judge's order blocking the Trump administration's new asylum restrictions.

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