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1,111 sex crimes, 0 investigations
Five New Orleans detectives may have failed to investigate 1,111 sex crimes over a 3-year period, a report says.
Pirates at the pump?
They look like ordinary guys pumping gas. But authorities say they are thieves, using stolen credit cards to fill vehicles fitted with huge hidden tan......
McStay suspect pleads not guilty
The man accused of killing the McStay family pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a California court to murder charges.
Did Ex -NFL cheerleader rape?
The woman who was once the oldest cheerleader in the NFL faces rape charges for alleged sexual encounters with a teenager at a Delaware vacation home.
Charged for feeding homeless
Arnold Abbott handed out four plates of food to homeless people in a South Florida park. Then police stopped the 90-year-old from serving up another b......
Justice means what for Ferguson?
The Michael Brown case has great significance because it is yet another in a growing line of tragedies that further demand a conversation about our ci......
FBI posed as Internet repairmen
In a sting operation last July at a Las Vegas casino, undercover FBI agents gained access to a hotel suite by disabling the hotel's Internet and then ......
Wife: Van der Sloot stabbed
Joran van der Sloot's wife says her husband was "seriously injured" in a stabbing at the Peruvian prison where he is serving time for murder, but a to......
Decades-old cold cases solved
Oklahoma officials confirm the identities of 6 people who went missing in 1969 and 1970. They were in cars at the bottom of a lake.
Teen's tragic Amazon quest
Kyle Nolan's mother opens up about his tragic journey to the Peruvian Amazon seeking the mind-altering power of ayahuasca, which some call a drug and ......
From homecoming prince to killer
One week after being named to his high school's homecoming court, Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in its cafeteria -- shooting five, one fatally, before tu......
Agents: The devil made him do it
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 ......
Pistorius case not over yet
The state will appeal the judgment and sentence in the Oscar Pistorius case, South Africa's national prosecuting authority said Monday, according to s......
Hannah Graham's remains ID'd
Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday.
Cops recover after hatchet attack
A New York City police officer remains in critical condition at a Queens hospital Friday, one day after suffering a hatchet wound to the head.
Exhumed John Doe most wanted?
A tip from a man who watched "The Hunt with John Walsh" led the FBI to Alabama to have a John Doe exhumed in hopes it might answer the question of wha......
'I do' followed by murder-suicide
Some wedding guests noticed tension between the couple almost immediately after each said "I do," police say. The bride and groom didn't speak to each......
Feds probe grenade in playpen
A federal prosecutor will review the case of a Georgia SWAT team that threw a flash-bang grenade into a playpen, according to a Tuesday statement.
'Django Unchained' actress charged
"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with one count each of lewd conduct, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Should rapist return to work?
Should a convicted rapist, who has served their time in prison, be allowed to resume their old job?
Honeymoon hit man hired?
A millionaire British businessman accused of hiring hit men to kill his new wife during their honeymoon in South Africa pleaded not guilty as his tria......
NFLer stun-gunned 3 times
The Miami Dolphins have suspended a defensive lineman after he allegedly touched women and then took an "aggressive fighting stance" when police attem......
Giudice shocked by prison sentence
As "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice faces a 15-month prison term that's set to start in January, it's no surprise that she's also b......
Deputies bust ... okra farm
The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swept low over his land. The deputies were "strapped to the gills," he says. But what they thought w......
Hacking nude photos is 'sex crime'
Jennifer Lawrence does not mince words about the hacking that put her personal nude photos in the public eye: It's a "sex crime," she said.
Dozens arrested at pumpkin festival
Dozens of people were reportedly arrested after rowdy crowds set fires, overturned cars and threw bottles, disrupting a pumpkins festival in Keene, Ne......
Trooper shooting suspect letter found
A handwritten letter thought to have been written by the suspect in the ambush of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers details how he shot the offic......
Royals turn to law to protect prince
Lawyers for Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have sent letters to two photographers asking them to stop following the couple's son,......
Woman sues sperm bank over mix-up
At five months pregnant, Jennifer Cramblett and her same-sex partner learned that Cramblett had been inseminated with the wrong sperm from the wrong d......
Warning signs of workplace violence
Some jobs are more prone than others to workplace violence, though employees might be able to prevent such attacks. Here's how.
Hernandez case: Who's who?
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is behind bars, accused of killing 3 people. Here are the names you might hear ahead of his trials.
Michael Phelps arrested for DUI
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Infamous serial killers

Arrest in missing Realtor case
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Phil Spector's prison face
Music legend and convicted killer Phil Spector's latest prison mugshots show both a happy and a sad face.
Spies: Swaps and sentences

'Loud music' murder case retried
Was it fear for his own life that prompted Michael Dunn to fire 10 shots into an SUV, killing teenager Jordan Davis? Or was it contempt?
Deadly salmonella outbreak verdict
A jury convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a landmark case stemming from a deadly salmone......
Women of death row

6 kids, 2 adults die in murder-suicide
A man who shot and killed his daughter, six grandchildren and then himself was a convicted felon and therefore wasn't allowed to possess the gun he us......
Missing woman's body found
After three years of searching, the remains of Holly Bobo have been found in Tennessee.
Man charged in Auschwitz murders
German prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old man with being an accessory to murder in at least 300,000 cases while working for the Nazis at the Ausch......
Cops: Dad drove for days with bodies
Timothy Jones Jr. allegedly went on a 700-mile journey that began in South Carolina with the bodies of his five young children wrapped in garbage bags......
Boat driver sentenced
He killed a bride-to-be and best man when his speedboat hit a barge on the Hudson River. His blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.
Guilty to innocent and back to guilty
Legal experts call it a unique murder mystery that some people believe has yet to be solved. The remarkable story of Timothy Hennis and the stabbing d......
Cops: Couple kept woman in dog cage
A young Indiana mother was gagged with chloroform and held captive for two months, forced to wear a dog collar tethered to an "intricate restraint sys......
Cops: Fatal crash driver on Facebook
A North Dakota woman who police say was using Facebook on her cellphone when she crashed into another car is accused of negligent homicide in the deat......
Saved by an intern
By the time Edward Lee Elmore won his freedom at age 53, he had spent 30 years -- most of them on death row -- imprisoned in South Carolina for a crim......
Comedian, ex-friend settle podcast case
Comedian Adam Carolla settled a lawsuit Tuesday filed by a former friend of 30 years who claimed he had been cheated out of his share of Carolla's pop......
Dad indicted in tot's hot-car death
A Georgia grand jury indicted Justin Ross Harris on eight counts, including malice murder and felony murder, in the death of his son.
DNA frees 2 from death row
Henry McCollum and Leon Brown walked out of prison free men Wednesday after DNA evidence implicated someone else in the rape and murder of a North Car......
5 questions for my son's abductor
Patty Wetterling has five questions for the man who kidnapped her 11-year-old son, Jacob, as he rode his bike home on a Minnesota road in 1989.
Celeb nude photos hacked
In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude.
Escobar hit man 'Popeye' freed
John Jairo Velasquez -- the top hit man for notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in the '80s, known in Colombia as the "narcoterrorism era" -- is a free ......
History's worst female serial killer
With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horro......
Lawsuit slams Ferguson cops
In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treatin......
Legal questions in Brown shooting
Was a police officer justified in shooting and killing Michael Brown?
CEO caught kicking puppy
The CEO of Centerplate was caught on camera kicking what he says was his friend's doberman puppy. WTSP reports.
Quilt shares rape stories
Rocio Moreno says it took more than five years to leave her abusive husband.
'Young Jeezy' arrested
Famed hip-hop rapper Jay Jenkins, known as "Young Jeezy," was arrested on Sunday in relation to a deadly shooting at a Wiz Khalifa concert, police sai......
Hot car death ruled a homicide
The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in his father's car in July a homicide.
Miltarization of police reviewed
As debates swirl about the "militarization of police," President Barack Obama has ordered a review of programs enabling state and local law enforcemen......
Grandmother had a heroin habit
Cynthia Scudo is a portrait of an all-American mom of eight and grandmother of 18 who survived an extraordinary journey lasting a decade: She became a......
Who was arrested in Ferguson?
By the time the tear gas started to clear in Ferguson, Missouri, at least 212 people had been arrested over nearly two weeks of clashes with police. A......
Arrest in Marine's wife's death
Murder charges have been filed against a neighbor accused of killing the pregnant wife of a Marine in California. Erin Corwin's body was found in a mi......
'I am Charles Manson's wife'
Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson.
MMA fighter caught after manhunt
After a weeklong manhunt, authorities have arrested mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver in for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend. He twe......
Abortion law ruling a win for women
John Jennings says an Alabama law that purported to protect women's safety did just the opposite by barring them from medical care. A court was right ......
NFL, apologize to women for Ray Rice
Roxanne Jones says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talks a good line about wanting to draw women fans, but his light slap of Ray Rice over abuse of a w......
Leave kids alone, go to jail?
Mark O'Mara says too often parents leave kids unattended -- sometimes out of economic necessity -- and end up arrested. In the past, neighbors would h......
Botched executions can't be new norm
Megan McCracken and Jennifer Moreno say it's unacceptable for states to experiment with new execution procedures without full disclosure
Blow to Obamacare won't stick
Brianne Gorod says the D.C. Circuit panel's decision that killed a regulation key to making Obamacare work showed a determination to gut the law. Fort......
Day of kindness in Ferguson
Ferguson streets were deserted early Friday after a Thanksgiving Day that mixed kindness with sadness, heartbreak with hope.
Mom from 'The Hunt' turns self in
A woman who allegedly took her daughter in violation of a court ruling and then went on the run for a decade has turned herself in, according to U.S. ......
Dog finds skull of 'Hunt' fugitive
Officials say a dog found remains belonging to Kevin Patrick Stoeser, a sex offender featured on CNN's 'The Hunt.'
School accused of 'poverty porn'
The boy's stories are heartbreaking: "My dad drinks and hits me ... my mom chose drugs over me ... my home on the reservation isn't a safe place for m......
Father faces charge in hot car death
The father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a car in July is charged with criminally negligent homicide.
UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.
Video: Boy with air gun shot 2 seconds after police arrived
Surveillance video shows a Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice no more than two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in ......
Fearless bikers swarm LA police
Bikers go wild while police give chase. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on recklessness that will give you road rage.
Florida woman in 'stand your ground' case takes plea deal
A Florida woman who'd been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in a "stand your ground" case accepted a plea bargain Monday that greatly reduces her se......
In Texas case, DNA testing is critical
Dan Simon says Texas may soon execute Rodney Reed for a murder, except he might be innocent.
19 burglars smash store to steal ...
Police say they are searching for 19 burglars who stole designer jeans from a store in Chicago.
Judge says confession admissible in Etan Patz case
A jury will be allowed to consider a confession by a suspect with a low IQ who is accused of killing a 6-year-old boy more than three decades ago, a j......
Red flags missed at Newtown
Adam Lanza had not left his room for three months before the massacre. He was anorexic when he died, according to a state agency report.
Guiliani: Black-on-black crime the real problem
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white poli......
Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit
House Republicans have filed a lawsuit regarding President Barack Obama's "unilateral actions" on healthcare, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced ......
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Residents bring National Guard turkey
Ferguson streets were deserted early Friday after a Thanksgiving Day that mixed kindness with sadness, heartbreak with hope. Wilson's testimony changes little
Darren Wilson's version of what happened when he confronted Michael Brown has expanded since he gave his first recorded interview to detectives, but t......
Ferguson terror plot foiled
Federal prosecutors say two men were planning to carry out a terror plot in St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri. NFLer's Ferguson essay goes viral
New Orleans' Saints Benjamin Watson poured his thoughts about Ferguson on a Facebook post that went viral. Nancy Grace: Story doesn't add up
HLN's Nancy Grace comments on Officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the way the evidence was presented on his case. Opinion: Justice different for blacks?
A little over two days. That's how long the grand jury deliberated before deciding not to bring an indictment against Darren Wilson, the police office......
Opinion: America at its worst
No one paying attention to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, since August will be surprised by the grand jury decision last week to not indict Officer......
West: 'Age of Obama' has ended
Hala Gorani speaks to Professor Cornel West about how the killing of Michael Brown shines a light on race in America. New threat: 'Racism without racists'
In a classic study on race, psychologists staged an experiment with two photographs that produced a surprising result. Jet engines get more amazing
Let's hear it for the gravity-defying magic carpet we call the jet engine. Homeless man finds holiday family
Neal Shytles got dozens of offers after posting a Facebook ad for a family to spend Thanksgiving with. HBO lawyers up, plans Scientology film
HBO is backing a documentary based on "Going Clear," a book about Scientology and Hollywood -- and isn't taking any chances with the legal side of thi......
Missing model found after search
After an hours-long search on Wednesday, former model and celebrated restaurateur B. Smith has been found. Loneliness: 5 things you may not know
Nearly everyone feels lonely at some point. The good news is, for many of us, it's a temporary condition, perhaps one caused by a life change: moving ......
11 surprising climate change effects

Ravens cut star after video of attack on now-wife
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL. Who is Ray Rice?
Here's a look at the life of suspended NFL running back Ray Rice. Opinion: Don't blame his wife
Shut up. Shut up. Shut. Up.
Biggest suspensions in sports

Inside a batterer's mind
He's nothing like I imagined. His demeanor is gentle, his smile and handshake warm, his words friendly and measured. He asks permission before taking ......
Officer seizes homeless boy's flute
In the busy streets, shoppers and workers rush by the homeless little boy with a flute -- some dropping change but most ignoring him. But he plays on ......
Month in jail for soccer headbutt
Brazilian-born striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence for headbutting an opposing player, with the severity of his punishment linke......
Soccer legend admitted to hospital
Concerns over Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health have been downplayed by the 74-year-old's representatives after his condition was feared to have w......
Cricket star dies after blow to head
Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday. Inmates die after binging on drugs
At least 13 inmates at a Venezuela prison, all of whom were on hunger strike, have died, according to the Ministry for Public Power of Penitentiary Se......
Turkish President: Women not equal
The Turkish President says women cannot be treated as equals to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood. Obama 'puzzled' by turkey pardon
President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely de......
Sasha, Malia roll eyes at dad
The first daughters didn't appear amused by their dad's corny jokes at the annual turkey pardon. Prolific singer, actress dies at 87
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's most prolific entertainers with a career spanning more than six decades, died Wednesday in ......
Frank Ocean unveils new song
On Friday, Frank Ocean broke a lengthy hiatus and shared a new song called "Memrise." Patients who wake up during surgery
"I was awake but paralyzed," says Carol Weihrer as she recalls undergoing eye surgery in 1998. Opinion: How to know you're a skunk
Linda Rottenberg: In the four species of entrepreneurs -- Gazelle, Skunk, Dolphin, or Butterfly - which type are you? Award-winning crime novelist dies
P.D. James, the British novelist renowned for her crime novels featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh as well as such works as "The Children of Men," has ......
Stray dog joins extreme race team
A stray dog followed an extreme race team and made such an impact that they asked him to be a permanent team member. Losing our home gave us better life
There are two types of people in the world, separated by whether or not they have had "the moment." Shooter targets Austin police
An officer who confronted a gunman in Texas' capital used one hand to fire at the suspect while using the other to hold on to horses, the Austin polic......
Force is with 'Star Wars' trailer
On Friday, fans got their first look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." 'Real World' cast member dies
Ryan Knight, a cast member on MTV's "Real World: New Orleans," has died, police have confirmed. Burger King worker's shocking find
An assistant manager at a Burger King in San Jose, California, found an abandoned bag with around $100,000 in it. Cosby's alma mater cuts ties with him
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its alumnus Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape. Boys buried in snow for hours
Two little boys, ages 7 and 9, have something to be thankful for this year following their rescue after spending hours buried under a pile of snow in ......
Power outages hit Northeast
Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netfl......
Poll majority is a first since 2007
For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans think things are going well in the nation, a new CNN/ORC International poll found. Report: 3 die as Islamists protests
At least three people were killed at or near protests by Islamist demonstrators in Cairo, Egypt's state-run media outlet Ahram Online reported.
Dozens die in mosque attack
Three explosions rocked a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday, worshipers there said. Lawyers: Prosecute stripping attacks
Kenya's bar association is calling for the prosecution of men who publicly strip women because of the way they dress. N. Korea defector: How Kim's aunt died
The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un suffered a fatal stroke while she was on the phone with him, arguing about her husband's execution, accord......
Breeding ground for failed WH bids?
They would seem to have big advantages going into the 2016 presidential race -- prominent jobs in Washington, access to major donors and the ability t......
Opinion: Ebola threat gone? Nope
Irwin Redlener says the deadly disease is raging in Sierra Leone and growing in Mali. The U.S. must not hit the snooze button on preparedness for a cr......
Pope visits largely Muslim country
Pope Francis will meet with Turkey's leaders Friday on the first day of a rare papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country. U.N. panel member: Ferguson a tragedy
The events in Ferguson, Missouri, are a "tragedy," but the United Nations Committee Against Torture "has to respect the decision" of the authorities n......
Boy shot just after cops came
CNN's George Howell details the events that led to the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by Cleveland Police Jail offers wing for gay inmates
A wing of the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail embraces individuality, an inmate says. KCAL/KCBS has the story. 80 amazing travel photos
Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from ar......
Ellsberg: He's a hero
Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service. Creed frontman: I'm 'penniless'
Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post earl......
The week in 36 photos

Dangerous car stunts follow protests
So-called "sideshows," which can be very dangerous, have occurred in the Bay Area following protests and celebrations. She hears brother's heartbeat after death
After losing their son and brother in a tragic house fire, the Heisler family got to hear his heart beat again. Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

19 burglars smash store to steal ...
Police say they are searching for 19 burglars who stole designer jeans from a store in Chicago. Shia LaBeouf gives silent interview
Leave it to Shia LaBeouf to give one of the strangest -- or most creative -- interviews of all time. Jimmy Fallon, Rashida Jones' holiday remix
Jimmy Fallon and Rashida Jones joined forces on "The Tonight Show" for an epic holiday remix duet. Cameron raves about 'Avatar' sequels
James Cameron has one word to describe the "Avatar" sequels: "Bitchin'." 'Crazy' bikers swarm police, post video
Bikers go wild while police give chase. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on recklessness that will give you road rage. This trick leaves man dumbfounded
A fire hydrant anchors itself to the sidewalk leaving a man dumfounded. Watch the "The Carbonaro Effect" Thursdays 10/9c on truTV. Can 'troll slayer' keep hateful words offline?
Are you ready for the "most honest conversation you'll ever have?" Photos: National Dog Show 2014

The tiny town that Hollywood loves
Europe's hottest destination for tourists, Berlin offers more than bargain-priced nightclubs and Cold War nostalgia. Fall TV: Who stays and who goes

Fitness buff builds up disabled
For the past 25 years, Ned Norton has provided free and low-cost strength training for people living with disabilities. "I never worry about what they......
13-year-old made Olympic champ cry
They have barely met, lead lives a world apart and did not speak for two years. But Emma Lundell has made Mikaela Shiffrin cry, and Shiffrin has given......
Ex-NFLer: First impressions matter
Advice can be a tricky thing.
Cosby's alma mater cuts ties with him
Bill Cosby and the school where he earned masters and doctorate degrees have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape. At least 15 women......
Shoppers brawl over Black Friday deals
CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on the Black Friday shopping madness sweeping across the country. 24 gifts for the entertainment lover

Injuries, arrests as Black Friday hits UK

Soledad: Why #BlackoutBlackFriday?
Once again, the streets are electric with anger after a white police officer evades charges for fatally shooting a black man. Sirens screech and wood ......
Ferguson
Ferguson streets were deserted early Friday after a Thanksgiving Day that mixed kindness with sadness, heartbreak with hope. Weather
Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netfl......
Pele
Concerns over Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health have been downplayed by the 74-year-old's representatives after his condition was feared to have w......
Bill Cosby
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its alumnus Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape. Phil Hughes
Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday. Scott Stapp
Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post earl......
'Avatar'
James Cameron has one word to describe the "Avatar" sequels: "Bitchin'." The week in 36 photos

Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

Sad reality for shelter dogs
Tails wagging wildly, tongues panting heavily, ears -- soft as felt -- flapping around as if they were wings propelling them against gravity.
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