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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......
Justin Bieber arrested on assault charge
Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada, a......
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.
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......
Who took this boy?
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.
Trial of former Virginia governor accused of fraud goes to jury
It had all the elements of a soap opera.
32 teen boys escape from Tennessee detention center
More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, a spokesman for the ......
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault, tells judge, 'I am very sorry'
Chris Brown pleaded guilty to simple assault Tuesday to settle an case stemming from a sidewalk fight in Washington last October at a Washington hotel......
Man kills 3 children at school, then jumps off building
The new school year in China began Monday with a horrifying attack.
Death of man restrained by NYPD ruled homicide
The death last month of a man who struggled with police while being taken into custody in Manhattan has been ruled a homicide, the medical examiner's ......
49ers' Ray McDonald faces domestic violence charge
The National Football League's new domestic violence policy will be tested just three days after it was implemented by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Suspected serial bank robber strikes again
Authorities are on the hunt for a suspected serial bank robber after he struck again this month after a nearly two-year hiatus.
Ferguson costs another cop his job
One St. Louis-area police officer resigned and another retired in the continued fallout from questionable police actions in the days after the fatal s......
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No charges for cancer patient's parents
The British couple arrested after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service told CNN on T......
Before the iWatch there was...
After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days away from becoming a reality......
Unexpected reveal of new iPhone 6
Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 on September 9. Tech journalist Jon Erlichman talks about the new features. Fair workers do THIS as kids ride
KARE's A.J. Lagoe found some employees texting while operating the rides at the Minnesota State Fair. What's gotten into 'Johnny Football'?
This weeks must see videos include a human catapult and football player Johnny Manziel as "Johnny JamBoogie." Landslide sends casket down hill
A small landslide causes a casket to slide about 12 feet down a hill in Spokane, Washington. CNN affiliate KREM has more. Happy 50th birthday Keanu Reeves!

Top movie of the year so far is ...
The Star-Lord is officially the star of the box office.
Canceled wedding becomes THIS
Rather than lament his canceled wedding, an ex-groom turns his reception into a charity ball that raised thousands. CNN Iraqi photojournalist dies
CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bur......
6 ways to experience India's Punjab
When it comes to India travel, the state of Punjab, which borders Pakistan, doesn't make it to the top of that many itineraries. Cops: Baristas ran sex shows
Police say a woman ran a prostitution ring out of several drive-thru coffee shops. CNN affiliate KIRO reports. Funerals, ghost towns haunt Ebola health workers
At the gravesite, there are no burial rites, no mourning relatives, and no final goodbyes. Nothing but a group of men in space-suit-like outfits, caut......
CDC director raises Ebola alarm
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Cente......
Human trial of Ebola vaccine begins
A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the ......
Life sentence for buying marijuana?
Clearly something is broken when a Missouri man can be sentenced to die in prison for purchasing seven pounds of marijuana, says Vanita Gupta
Rick Perry must be hallucinating
Ruben Navarrette says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's remarks that ISIS may be crossing the border from Mexico are absurd and dangerous to U.S.-Mexico relatio......
Kirsten Gillibrand and 'fat' comments
Pepper Schwartz says Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand doesn't need to reveal which members of Congress called her fat. Can nail polish stop date rape?
Neil Richards says complex social problems require more than technological Band-Aids. Video: ISIS beheads 2nd journalist
The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
Did U.S. drone kill Al-Shabaab leader?
A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it's not clear if the leader of the group was killed, a Somali official say......
Panic in jet's emergency landing
CNN's Christine Romans details two U.S. domestic flights that had emergency landings, causing passengers to panic. Bieber arrested on assault charge
Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Fr......
'80s rock band singer dies
Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits "The Search is Over" and "Burning Heart" for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63. Flight diverted over legroom fight
Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight. In the third serious airline legroom incident in two weeks, an angry passen......
4 reasons Rick Perry is in trouble
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on accusations he abused his power, even though DA Rosemary Lehmberg was the one convicted of DWI. 25 survive Marine copter crash
The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God on Tuesday, a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailo......
U.S. captives called 'bargaining chips'
The setup was bizarre. North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van and hours later let them interview three Americans held captive. But wh......
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault
Singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty to simple assault Tuesday in a Washington courtroom as part of a plea deal stemming from a confrontation at a local ......
32 teens escape detention center
More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, a spokesman for the ......
Horror stories from Ukraine crisis
In the city of Donetsk, the devastation wrought by weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces is all too apparent. Thousands of kids held in Thailand
Thousands of migrant children, including newborn babies, are being locked up in squalid and cramped detention facilities each year in Thailand, enduri......
Iraqi military families storm parliament
The families of Iraqi military members attacked by ISIS in June stormed parliament in Baghdad on Tuesday, demanding more information about the fate of......
New weapon against ISIS: Passports
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his battle plan to counter the threat posed by Islamist extremists returning to Britain after fighting wi......
Saudi Arabia seizes 88 terrorists
Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 men from 10 terror cells who were plotting attacks, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. Venomous snake bites little girl
A 6-year-old girl ended up in a Florida hospital's ICU after being bitten by a poisonous water moccasin. Book your holiday travel NOW
HLN's Jennifer Westhoven explains why people should be booking travel this week. Most expensive mop in the world?
Robots have been vacuuming our floors for years. Now, they're taking on the mop and bucket. This Caddy has ... a hot tub?
Phil Weicker and Duncan Forster, creators of the Carpool DeVille, a 1969 Cadillac turned race-read hot tub. Ellsberg: He's a hero
Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service. She's thriving since breakup, too
Caroline Wozniacki has had her critics in the past. A defensive game and not landing a grand slam title while she was ranked No. 1 provided fodder for......
Who's this guy who lit up Twitter?
Who is #Falcao?
Transgender ex-SEAL on her wife, kids
An ex-SEAL never meant to hurt her wife and kids by coming out as transgender. CNN's "Lady Valor" airs Thurs. at 9p E/P See her wedding dress
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's marriage ceremony was the very definition of a family affair. Snarky vandals trash family's home, car
While on vacation, a family's home was wrecked by vandals. CNN affiliate WEAR has more. A view to die for: Dubai time-lapse
Take a one-minute escape into the heart of Dubai.
Oh, baby: Look who's pregnant
Country music star Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher took to Twitter Monday to make an announcement: They are expecting their first child.
World's richest man makes own landmark
CNN's Nick Parker tours Soumaya Museum in Mexico City -- the brainchild of wealthy business magnate Carlos Slim. Texting woman impaled in buttocks
A woman admits to texting while driving after she hit a pole which pierced her buttocks. KUSA reports. Transforming a Pink Floyd icon
Ever since it appeared on the cover of Animals, Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Battersea Power Station in London has been famous around the world.
'Pants challenge' sparks fiery debate
Fireworks ensued when guests tackled the issue of saggy pants and racial profiling. What a shot! 33 sports photos

Freezing water dumped on baby
A father is angry after his 10-month-old daughter had freezing water dumped on her head during an "Ice Bucket Challenge." Actor settles huge tax bill
Comedian Chris Tucker's multimillion dollar tax bill isn't very funny, but he's reached a deal with the IRS to settle it, his representative said Mond......
Massive weight loss: What they don't say
Shannon Britton was 27 years old and weighed 486 pounds when she decided to make a change. She thought she was prepared. But boy, was she wrong.
The world's first 'flying motorcycle'?
Engineer Chris Malloy has created a hoverbike, which could help out in disaster zones in the future. Who's at fault? (Hint: It's not the victims)
Opinion: How do you deal with the problem of very private photos being hacked and posted? Not by blaming the victims, writes Peggy Drexler. FBI investigates nude Jennifer Lawrence pics
In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and numerous other female celebrit......
Massive weight loss: What they don't tell you
Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds -- and her boyfriend. What she learned has surprised her. Who's at fault
in nude photo hack?

Opinion: How do you deal with the problem of very private photos being hacked and posted? Not by blaming the victims, writes Peggy Drexler. FBI investigates nude Lawrence pics
In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and numerous other female celebrit......
Hollywood stars targeted
A hacker has leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities in the nude. Photos: Why we love Jennifer Lawrence

Somalia
A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted senior leaders of Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it's not clear if the leader of the Islamic militant grou......
Ebola
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Cente......
Rick Perry
She was the one caught driving drunk, but in an odd twist of political fate, he's now the one who has just been indicted on felony charges. Photo leak
A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI. Helicopter crash
The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God on Tuesday, a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailo......
Seat recline fight
Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight. Survivor
Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits "The Search is Over" and "Burning Heart" for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Fr......
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's marriage ceremony was the very definition of a family affair. What a shot! 33 sports photos

The week in 36 photos

Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

The week in 35 photos

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