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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.
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 arrested, 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.
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......
DNA tests solve decades-old cold cases
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.
'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.
'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......
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......
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......
What happened in Canadian shootings?
A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain.
Ferguson on edge amid tense wait on grand jury decision
Ferguson protests were peaceful Tuesday, but the city's on edge as it faces the possibility Officer Darren Wilson is not indicted in Michael Brown's d......
Citizen pulls over, warns police officer
Gavin Seim filmed his exchange with a police officer in an unmarked car.
Former Harlem Globetrotter missing
Rico Harris, a former Harlem Globetrotter, has gone missing. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports.
Coaches sidelined over New Jersey locker room sex abuse scandal
A sexual harassment scandal in a football locker room has led a New Jersey high school to suspend the team's head coach and four of his assistants.
Who is Indiana serial killer suspect?
Darren Deon Vann was no stranger to police.
Jury: Ex-Blackwater contractors guilty in mass shooting
After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad......
Accused White House fence jumper to get mental health screening
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disp......
Hannah Graham's case now a death probe after skull and bones found
Authorities await forensic tests to determine whether remains found are those of Hannah Grahams'
Government prosecutes alleged scientific fraud on AIDS research
If government prosecutors are right, a former top researcher at Iowa State University is guilty of brazen scientific fraud-actions which a criminal co......
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Eleanor Roosevelt's sharp tongue
"Dammed if you do, damned if you don't" -- 12 inspirational quotes from the U.S. President's charismatic wife. Nazi U-boat wreck found off U.S. coast
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 ......
10 outlandish future predictions
Ever since two men first laid a bet on two flies climbing up a cave wall, gambling has struck at the core of the human condition: the future is uncert......
Car plows into crowd and kills baby
A Palestinian man rammed his car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding several other peop......
Living life from a hospital room
A 17-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis makes the hospital her happy place. Holder frustrated no jail for bankers
CNN interviews the first African-American attorney general, Eric Holder, about his legacy. 'Price is Right,' but dance is wrong
After getting lucky on "The Price is Right," a contestant performed some pretty unforgettable dance moves. Former Harlem Globetrotter missing
Rico Harris, a former Harlem Globetrotter, has gone missing. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports. UNC report: Years of academic fraud
For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the......
Man chisels his way out of elevator
A group in China escape from a stuck elevator thanks to one man and his trusty hammer. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports. Robertson: Towels can spread AIDS
CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on Pat Robertson's recent claim about how one could get AIDS from towels in Kenya. 102 snakes found in home
More than 100 snakes were found inside a Canada home. CBC News has more. Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs
Move over, Ashton Kutcher. Christian Bale is going to give the role of Steve Jobs a go. 5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences
Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain. Kenny G at Hong Kong protests?
Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G wants everyone to know that he's not a foreign agitator trying to defy the Chinese Communist Party. 'Hitch' TV show in the works at Fox
Will Smith's date doctor "Hitch" is setting up a practice on TV. Store pulls 'Breaking Bad' toys
"Breaking Bad's" drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White will have to stop making the sale at Toys R Us. Disney's new heroine: 'Moana'
Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer. Helmet cam shows shot to head
U.S. military footage posted to YouTube shows a Marine survive a head shot by a sniper in Afghanistan in 2013. Sergeant-at-arms hailed as a hero
Kevin Vickers is credited with shooting down the gunman who stormed Canada's Parliament. New video may show shooter
Dash-cam video appears to show the Ottawa gunman getting in a car near Canada's National War Memorial. What we know -- and don't know
A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain. Sources: Shooter had jihadists ties
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had connections to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight ......
The victim
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo -- killed Wednesday while standing guard at Ottawa's National War Memorial -- is remembered as a good soldier and friend with a gr......
Photos: Gunfire at Parliament

Leave Renee Zellweger alone
LZ Granderson says the actress's changed appearance after years out of public eye unleashed a wave of gossipy judgment. Why can't we just accept her e......
Transgender troops: 1 accepted, 1 not
Caroline Paige and Landon Wilson: One of us is British, the other American. Both of us served in Afghanistan. But when our military colleagues found o......
Why Canada shouldn't be surprised
It was a surprise, even for a journalist, to be driving down Wellington Street, the city's ceremonial thoroughfare, and to find myself swept into the ......
Finally nurses get what they're owed
Back in the day, nurses will tell you, if a doctor came into a room and no chair was available for him, a nurse would have to give up her seat. Those ......
Mike Rowe takes on his critics
The "Somebody's Gotta Do It" host responds to viewers who said he "came across as bored and disdainful" after last week's show on endangered animals. ......
Doctor tested for Ebola in NYC
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa was taken to a New York hospital for isolation and testing for the Ebola vi......
What an Ebola survivor looks like
Getty photographer John Moore took beautiful portraits of Ebola survivors Inside Ebola patient's apartment
Affiliate KTVT reveals images inside nurse Amber Vinson's apartment as crews work to strip it of any Ebola contaminates. 'Dog got' White House fence jumper
A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father.
Ex-mayor linked to missing students
The former mayor of Iguala is a "probable" suspect in the disappearance of 43 students who were kidnapped last month from the city in Guerrero state, ......
Foss Lake mystery solved: It's them
A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people -- some of them teens ......
Study of diet pill retracted
Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evid......
4 held in Total CEO's plane crash
Four people have been detained in connection with a crash that killed the chief executive of a French oil company, a Russian investigative committee s......
Deal lets 200 join fight against ISIS
A month of airstrikes in Syria by the U.S.-led coalition has killed 553 people -- a large majority of them ISIS militants, including foreigners, accor......
Heads line streets of ISIS capital
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh brings us a grim look at life under ISIS rule in Raqqa, Syria. (Warning: Disturbing images) Former senator trying to switch states
At first glance, the campaign sign looks authentic.
'Christie's got his head in the sand'
Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments that he's "tired" of the minimum wage debate. Palin finds a Democrat she can back
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin snubbed home state Republicans this year, instead endorsing an independent candidate for governor and his Democratic ru......
Giant gold nugget discovered
Five-pound nugget is 90% gold, believed to be worth between $350,000 and $450,000. KTVU has the story. Elizabeth Peña's death cause ID'd
Actress Elizabeth Peña died from complications related to alcoholism, according to her death certificate obtained by CNN. Clue to Neanderthal mating found
DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals. Family awakens to firebombed home
Linda Bazzi awoke in the middle of the night and found her two-story home unusually warm. Is this the next miracle drug?
Imagine discovering a plant that has the potential to help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and paralyzing anxiety. That's ......
Ellsberg: He's a hero
Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service. Which celebs speak multiple languages?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg already owns a good chunk of the Internet, but on Wednesday he won it as well when he spoke Chinese to an audience at......
Zuckerberg's surprise has crowd gasping
Facebook's founder says he taught himself Mandarin and tested his skills with students in China. Goodbye to China's 'weird' buildings?
The Chinese leadership has called for less "weird architecture" to be built in the country. Does it mean the end of unusual structures like these?
One Direction is going to do what?
Good luck stopping the phenomenon that is One Direction.
Stadium's glass panel falls toward girl
A little girl in Ukraine has survived a close call with a glass panel from a soccer stadium. Erin Hawksworth reports. See how she nabbed a sex offender
An Australian man is sentenced for online sex with a young girl, but she wasn't even real. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer drops
The new trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is, in a word, "Hulktastic." Renee's new look is raising eyebrows
A plastic surgeon weighs in on Zellweger's new look. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the eyebrow-raising details. Dressing the stars

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Dying dad's moving gift to baby girl
Mitchell Whisenhunt left over 30 letters to his family, including some for his 1-year-old daughter's future birthdays. Brazilian man admits to 39 murders
A Brazilian man nicknamed "handsome" serial killer has confessed to 39 murders. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports. How the Victorians dressed for death
150 years ago, you really had to wear your grief on your sleeve. Wildlife Photographer of the year is ...
Event organizers say they received more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries. Here's a selection of winning images and finalists from this year's com......
Citizen pulls over, warns police officer
Gavin Seim filmed his exchange with a police officer in an unmarked car. Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

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A toddler in Maryville, Tennessee, became stuck in a toy claw machine at a restaurant. Swerving driver crashes on camera
Two men captured video of a swerving driver who eventually hits a car that then crashes into the men. WTAE reports. Nun's shocking song on new album
A nun sings "Like a Virgin" And CNN's Jeanne Moos says it's not the Virgin Mary she's singing about, it's a Madonna cover. Ex-mayor linked to missing students
A former mayor is a "probable" suspect in the disappearance of 43 students who were kidnapped last month from Iguala, Mexican authorities said.
Ottawa shooting: What we know, don't know
A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital, many questions remain. Here's what we know about the victim, the killer and wha......
White House fence jumper caught
A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he kicked and......
Witnesses depict chaos in Canada shootings
Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into......
'She was my everything'
"They're somebody's daughter," says the mother of a teen found dead in Indiana over the weekend. Here's what is known so far about the victims of susp......
Witness: 'I saw body slumped down'
Journalist Josh Wingrove describes the scene in Ottawa where at least one person has been shot. Sun will look like crescent moon
The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse. The moon will clip the sun, making it look like a......
The science behind a solar eclipse

Canadian shooting
A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain. White House fence jumper
A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental issues, and has been arrested there before, his father said. UNC academic fraud
For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the......
Ebola
Obama expresses cautious optimism. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training. Hero
It is sheer panic in the woman's voice on the cell phone video as the flames shot out of the windows of the wood frame home: "There's a man in there!"......
Kenny G
Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G wants everyone to know that he's not a foreign agitator trying to defy the Chinese Communist Party. Moana
Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer. Florida secession
Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag. Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

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