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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......
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......
Dad not guilty in drunk driver's slaying
A jury found a Texas man not guilty in the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed the man's two sons by plowing into them whey they were pushing ......
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......
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......
Brown prosecutor under fire
St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch juggled two roles on Wednesday: overseeing the presentation of evidence in the Michael Brown case to a gr......
Hate crime convictions overturned in Amish hair-cutting attacks
An Ohio appeals court Wednesday overturned hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish men and women in connection with a spate of beard- and hair-cutting atta......
Suspects in Craigslist killing plead guilty
Newlyweds accused of killing a man they met through a companionship ad in Craigslist admitted they did it for fun.
Girl, 9, kills gun instructor with Uzi
Gun experts say Charles Vacca bears much of the blame for the accident that took his life, from allowing a young child to fire a fully loaded submachi......
Hit man says he killed 300 people
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 ......
'Cops' crew member killed
A crew member working on a taping of "Cops" was inadvertently shot and killed by a police officer during a robbery in Omaha, Nebraska, local officials......
Colombia frees Escobar hit man, aka Popeye, who killed hundreds
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 ......
Legal questions loom in Michael Brown shooting
Was a police officer justified in shooting and killing Michael Brown?
CEO caught on camera kicking puppy
The CEO of Centerplate was caught on camera kicking what he says was his friend's doberman puppy. WTSP reports.
'Young Jeezy' arrested after Wiz Khalifa concert shooting
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......
Death of Connecticut child left in hot car 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.
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Girl, 9, kills gun instructor with Uzi
Gun experts say Charles Vacca bears much of the blame for the accident that took his life, from allowing a young child to fire a fully loaded submachi......
Why Utah cops killed unarmed man
Protestors in Salt Lake City say police are withholding evidence from the public in the shooting death of Dillon Taylor. Baby trapped in car, but 911 says ...
A mother of a 10-month-old baby who was trapped in a car says 911 dispatchers did not respond to her call for help. Cops: Tsarnaev kin made bomb threat
The sister of the Boston marathon bombing suspect was arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly making a bomb threat, police said. Ancient mammoth found in Texas
A prehistoric mammoth was discovered in Texas while a sand and gravel crew were working. CNN affiliate WFAA reports. Miley's 'homeless' date faces arrest
The young man Miley Cyrus chose to represent homeless youths at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday faces arrest in Oregon, a corrections official sa......
See Inmate scale razor wire
An Idaho inmate is on the loose after climbing over a razor wire fence and eluding local officers. KBOI reports. Vanessa Williams hit with tax lien
The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $369,249 for her 2011 earnings. Actor's bucket challenge draws fire
Actor, writer, producer Orlando Jones joined Don Lemon to explain the thinking behind his unique bucket challenge Kate Bush returns after 35 years
After 35 years away, British singer Kate Bush returned to the stage Tuesday night -- and the response was rapturous. Man pays $50, but it's worth $50,000
A trading store owner says he bought a document with Abraham Lincoln's signature on it for $50. KBAK reports. Woman fights off leopard attack
The fight is said to have lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with farm tools in an isolated field in India.
Slot machine jackpot: $2.4 million
A couple from New Hampshire won more than $2 million on a slot machine that hadn't paid out in 20 years. Panda 'may have faked pregnancy'
A giant panda intended to be the star of the first ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after it was discovered the bea......
This selfie will flip your stomach
"Scariest selfie" may make you dizzy ... and hungry. CNN's Jeanne Moos unpeels the story of the sky-high banana snack. Naked man roams streets ... legally
Several residents in Topeka, Kansas, noticed a man walking the streets naked. CNN affiliate WIBW reports. U.S.: Russians 'directly' involved
Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers, are battling government forces on two fronts, a Ukrainia......
Russian soldiers held in Ukraine
Ukraine's Security Service said that 10 Russian soldiers have been detained in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Photos: Deadly crisis in Ukraine

Opinion: Prepare for a cold winter
The meeting on Tuesday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, marks the beginning of a new phase in......
Why does 9-year-old need an Uzi?
Mel Robbins says to prevent senseless tragedies like the one at an Arizona shooting range, it should be illegal for anyone to place a submachine gun i......
What would Reagan do about ISIS?
Newt Gingrich wonders how Ronald Reagan would have led during the current ISIS threat Report: 1,400 sex abuse cases in 1 town
Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still goin......
Doctors: School start times unhealthy
If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one. Vaccine-autism study removed
A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigat......
CEO caught on camera kicking pup
The CEO of Centerplate was caught on camera kicking what he says was his friend's doberman puppy. WTSP reports. ISIS terror on the French Riviera
In a raid on a luxury apartment in France, agents caught Ibrahim Boudina, a French-Algerian man they say brought Syrian-schooled terror to Europe.
2nd U.S. man killed in Syria?
Dozens of Americans have been among the thousands of foreigners who flocked to Syria to take part in its bloody, messy civil war. Yet for the three ye......
WHO: Ebola outbreak accelerating
The deadly Ebola outbreak continues to accelerate in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. ......
Islamists seize post near Israel
Islamist militants battling the Syrian government seized control of the Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights ......
Did MH370 turn south earlier?
A failed satellite phone call suggests Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought, Australian Deputy Prime Min......
Dad not guilty in drunk driver's slaying
A father and his two young sons were pushing a truck that had run out of gas down a road in December 2012, when a drunk driver plowed into it, killing......
Hit man says he killed 300 people
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 ......
Did drugged underwear kill inmate?
Police charged an inmate with murder after they say he smuggled in methadone-soaked underwear, killing a cellmate. General loses rank, forced out
A major general who formerly headed U.S. Army operations in Japan will be forced to retire and do so at a lower rank after the military concluded that......
'Cops' crew member killed
A crew member working on a taping of "Cops" was inadvertently shot and killed by a police officer during a robbery in Omaha, Nebraska, local officials......
'Dead' man in '77 fire found alive
A Canadian man who was declared dead after a 1977 fire has been found living in Oklahoma. CTV Network reports. Police scale back in Ferguson
Police are scaling back their presence in Ferguson, Missouri. But that doesn't mean their jobs are done. Ellsberg: He's a hero
Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service. Hello Kitty is NOT a cat
Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin.
Home explosion caught on camera
A woman and her five children survived after their home exploded. CNN affiliate WFAA reports. Police punch, tackle man at Walmart
A police officer was caught on camera punching a suspect and taking him down at a Walmart. Ouch! Would you get stun-gunned for art?
This is what "ouch" looks like. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on stunning portraits taken while getting stun-gunned. Is this the wooliest sheep in the world?
This sheep had about 55 pounds of wool on him. Shaun's owner claims he is the wooliest sheep in the world. Laird Hamilton rides Cali hurricane surf
The latest Hurricane off the west coast produced some serious waves, much to the delight of area surfers. Should this device be banned?
You've been up since 3 a.m.
Bonus-busting vacation experiences
Scrap all those other bucket lists you've been compiling.
What really happened to Tony Soprano?
Thank you, David Chase, for not changing the ending. The "Sopranos" creator was getting at larger things in an interview in which he said that Tony's ......
Neil Young splits from wife of 36 years
Neil Young has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and frequent musical collaborator. Discovery cancels 'Sons of Guns'
"Sons of Guns" star Will Hayden lost his reality show, his company and his freedom when he was arrested Wednesday on rape charges. Why these women are going topless
Women and men protest outside the TX State Capitol as part of a national movement for topless equality for all genders. Brace yourselves: 'Sex Box' show is real
CNN's Lisa France explains a new show called "Sex Box" that somehow is coming soon to a TV near you. What stars wore to the Emmys
Emmys red carpet 2014
Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

SUV runs over boy, but then ...
Surveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home. CNN's Andrew Stevens has more. 'It's just a very, very sad place'
How do parents of addicts help their children without enabling them? CNN's Kelly Wallace gets a painfully honest look at what it's like to be in this ......
'It's just a very, very sad place'
How do parents of addicts help their children without enabling them? CNN's Kelly Wallace gets a painfully honest look at what it's like to be in this ......
Adam's story: 63 pills a day
The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication. Your brain on heroin
Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics. How grandma got hooked on heroin
Cynthia Scudo was a mother and a grandmother who worked full-time. But behind her all-American image was a dark secret that could have killed her.
There is help
Facing the reality that "I need help" and knowing where to actually get it are crucial initial steps for anyone battling prescription drug addiction. ......
ISIS
It was almost midnight when the surveillance team spotted their target at the base of the cavernous luxury apartment complex. He fit the picture on th......
Ukraine
Pro-Moscow rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers, battled government forces on two fronts Thursday, ......
Uzi death
A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder,......
MH370
It's another small sliver of information in the expanse of mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Autism study
A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigat......
General forced out
A major general who formerly headed U.S. Army operations in Japan will be forced to retire and do so at a lower rank after the military concluded that......
School start times
If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one. Ebola
"It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak r......
Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

What a shot! 40 sports photos

The week in 35 photos

Father found not guilty in slaying of drunk driver who killed his sons in crash
A father and his two young sons were pushing a truck that had run out of gas down a road in December 2012, when a drunk driver plowed into it, killing......
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