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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......
Hannah Graham's remains identified
Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday.
'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......
Student opens fire inside high school
Two people are dead, including the student gunman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, sources say. Four others were wounded.
California deputies fatally shot confronting suspicious car
A California sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the forehead when he and a partner confronted a motorist parked in a suspicious vehicle in a motel p......
NY cops recovering 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.
Teen's quest for Amazon 'medicine' ends in tragedy
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 ......
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.
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.
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......
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......
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'Breaking Bad' star upset at store
Aaron Paul is still upset that Toys R Us pulled "Breaking Bad" action figures from its stores and noted that a petition to keep the figures has gained......
NYPD: Hatchet attack is terrorism
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.
Brazilian man admits to 39 murders
A Brazilian man nicknamed "handsome" serial killer has confessed to 39 murders. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports. Ferguson edgy over grand jury decision
There is never a day where at least one person isn't outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department sitting or standing near an anemic tree, the on......
Even the Queen's doing this now
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet. Last words she spoke to Nathan Cirillo
Thousands lined the streets on Friday as the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo began its final journey home. Guess who bested Conan on Twitter?
The former secretary of state and the late night talk show host staged a humorous battle of words. TV legend reveals fave theme song
Norman Lear, TV producer legend, sings his favorite theme song and stresses the importance of laughter in tough times. Elizabeth Peña's cause of death ID'd
Actress Elizabeth Peña died from complications related to alcoholism, according to her death certificate obtained by CNN. Report: Monica Lewinsky mistreated
A government report obtained by the Washington Post on Thursday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approac......
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 ......
She went without makeup for 7 days
Buzzfeed's Erin La Rosa did not wear makeup for a week and learned some lessons about herself. The Africa you see in movies?
Anthony Bourdain travels to Tanzania, an unspoiled part of the world. Tune in to Parts Unknown Sunday at 9pm EST. Giant gold nugget discovered
Five-pound nugget is 90% gold, believed to be worth between $350,000 and $450,000. KTVU has the story. The world's most luxurious museum?
Luxury enthusiasts, rejoice: Louis Vuitton is bringing its upscale sensibilities to the art world with a new, Frank Gehry-designed museum. Tour guide's Chinatown rant goes viral
A San Francisco tour guide's expletive-laced rant about Chinatown on her last day of work has angered a metropolis used to celebrating the diverse and......
The best places to ski on Earth?
It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powd......
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer drops
The new trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is, in a word, "Hulktastic." Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

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......
3 students still in critical condition
A freshman who opened fire at a school near Seattle injured two of his cousins in the shooting, killed a girl and injured other students before killin......
Student: He smirked at me, shot
CNN's Jake Tapper talks with witness Jordan Luton about a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington. Opinion: Question U.S. must face
Eric Liu says with our family and friends and neighbors, each one of us must decide what kind of civilization we expect in the United States. We the p......
Who is Jaylen Fryberg?
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......
Russia taking jabs at Sweden
The Swedes will find sitting on the fence to be increasingly uncomfortable when Putin is your next door neighbor, writes Gary Schmitt. Daylight Saving Time: Let's keep it
On Sunday, November 2, it will again be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be muttering to ourselves as we wander around resetting all o......
Should little girls use the F-word?
Sally Kohn says a video of little girls dressed as princesses using the F-word very loudly to condemn sexism is provocative. But is it exploitative? ......
Candidate's chilling remarks on guns
If it was just a political pander, it was a beauty. But if it was a serious statement of philosophy, it was chilling -- even scary. 2 deputies die in shooting rampage
A California sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the forehead when he and a partner confronted a motorist parked in a suspicious vehicle in a motel p......
U.S.: IDF kills American minor
A Palestinian-American minor has been killed by the Israel Defense Forces, according to the U.S. State Department. N. Korea goes on charm offensive
CNN's Elise Labott looks into the latest tactic North Korea is using on the international community. Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, bassist for the legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at age 71. Nurse who beat Ebola hugs Obama
Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease.......
Isolated woman tests negative for Ebola
A woman quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after arrival from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary test, authorities said Satu......
Could quarantine policy backfire?
When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Eb......
Ebola vaccines in the works
As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experi......
Stadium's 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. Forces claim gains against ISIS
Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Saturday......
Woman hanged for killing alleged rapist
An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing human rights groups called self-defense against her rapist -- was hanged to death Saturday, state......
First 'dead' hearts are transplanted
Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of......
Remains ID'd as Hannah Graham
Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday. ......
Lebanese soldiers, militants clash
Lebanese military forces battled militants in Tripoli on Saturday, leaving seven injured, state media reported. 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) Mother to ISIS: Please answer us
The mother of American hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig has sent a tweet appealing for a response from ISIS to the family's pleas for his life. ISIS steps up recruiting in Canada
A new propaganda video from ISIS features a Canadian ISIS member who died in combat. 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. Ellsberg: He's a hero
Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service. TLC cancels 'Honey Boo Boo'
Reports claimed that the reality show's "Mama June" Shannon is dating a registered sex offender. Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star
He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address. It's all the more reason why Bill Murray is the g......
These dogs protect the president
For the Secret Service only one breed of dog will do to keep the President safe. Twitter all-star signs off
Chrissy Teigen, usually one of Twitter's more resilient members, has apparently quit the site. Citizen pulls over, warns police officer
Gavin Seim filmed his exchange with a police officer in an unmarked car. Japan to launch a new commercial jet
Japan is set to make its mark in the skies with its first new commercial jet in more than 50 years, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ. Cold War relic that refuses to die
It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel Airport has won a place in the city's heart. Mother speaks out about son's death
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 ......
Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015
Whether you want a cosmopolitan city, a central spot from which to explore nature or a hidden gem not yet discovered by great hordes of tourists, Lone......
11-foot python surprises workers
An 11-foot python was found in a pipe at a construction site in South Florida. WSVN has more on this story. Gisele is right: Mom comes first!
When did it become a crime to admit that you -- as a parent -- put yourself first? Halloween costumes to avoid this year
Halloween costumes to avoid this year: dead celebs, domestic abusers and biohazards. Bus driver lays the smackdown on thief
Bus driver bags purse-snatcher with a bat. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on instant karma caught on camera. 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. Boo! ...zy caramel apples
Caramel apples are a perk of fall, and while most of us have fond childhood memories associated with this autumnal treat, one of our editors, Danielle......
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 surprise has crowd gasping
Facebook's founder says he taught himself Mandarin and tested his skills with students in China. Teen finishes race with broken leg
A high school cross country runner is recovering after he was determined to finish a race with a broken leg. What? No way HE'S 55

The mountain is just the icing on the cake
Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain. Mother speaks out about son's death
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 ......
Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star
He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address. It's all the more reason why Bill Murray is the g......
Hannah Graham's remains identified
The remains were found eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police say. The nurse who beat Ebola
"I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," Nina Pham said Friday after being declared Ebola-free. War vet's search for cure leads to Amazon
He started as a young, eager recruit looking for adventure. Now this former Marine explains why he and other vets are seeking PTSD treatment from a ps......
43 missing students kidnapped by police?
The students went missing after a Mexican mayor sent police to prevent them from protesting. The attorney general says they were likely handed over to......
Opinion: Mexicans don't trust government
Where are the lost boys of Mexico? That's what many people, in that country and around the world, want to know. The answer could say much about the ne......
Photos: Missing students
Missing Mexican students
43 students have horrific end?
Mexican authorities are under pressure as they struggle to find 43 students abducted in September. Rafael Romo reports. School shooting
A freshman who opened fire at a school near Seattle played football and was recently on the homecoming court, students say. Woman executed
An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news ......
Missing Mexican students
The legislature of Mexico's Guerrero state must now find a replacement after the governor effectively stepped down, yielding to a growing political cr......
Ebola
Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease.......
Calif. shooting rampage
A California sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the forehead when he and a partner confronted a motorist parked in a suspicious vehicle in a motel p......
Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce, bassist for the legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at age 71. 'Honey Boo Boo'
Reports claimed that the reality show's "Mama June" Shannon is dating a registered sex offender. The week in 37 photos

Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

What a shot! 35 sports photos

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