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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
[Breaking news update published at 12:03 p.m. ET]
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......
Killer's victims: 'Somebody's daughter'
Who are the seven women who police say one Indiana man has confessed to killing?
'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......
Man gets life for loud-music killing
A Florida judge Friday sentenced Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack
[Breaking news update, posted 11:59 a.m. ET]
Report: Autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot at close range
Michael Brown's gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Lo......
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.
State official facing 23 felony charges
Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is facing 23 counts of felony ethics violations. CNN affiliate WAKA reports.
Parents let son's killer move in
The parents of a shooting victim say they will provide a home and job for the man who took their son's life.
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'
'Murdered Child's Club'
Five years ago this week, Dan and Gil Harrington became members of a club they never wanted to join and one they can never quit.
Bloody stains not connected to trooper shooting suspect search
Blood discovered during the search for Pennsylvania trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein is not his, state police said Monday.
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......
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......
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Actress, boyfriend face charges
"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with one count each of lewd conduct, a spokesman said Tuesday. Did ISIS intercept U.S. airdrops?
In the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, precious medicine rains from the sky. 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. Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq killings
After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad......
Partial solar eclipse Thursday
The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse. Serena suffers worst loss in 16 years
It's been that type of year for Serena Williams.
Former Harlem Globetrotter missing
Rico Harris, a former Harlem Globetrotter, has gone missing. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports. Nazi U-boat wreck found off N.C.
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 ......
102 snakes found in home
More than 100 snakes were found inside a Canada home. CBC News has more. The 5 biggest breakfast myths
The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people. Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my' girl
Politicians are known for kissing babies, but a Chicago man's dig at the President shows this world leader can deliver on another level. Transplant a cure for paralysis?
A man paralyzed from the chest down is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery. CNN's Isa Soares reports. 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. Huge recall for exploding airbags
A massive airbag recall is underway, affecting several car makers. CNN's Rene Marsh reports the details. Following Bourdain around the world
Even when you're snug at home, travel photos open windows onto the world. Instagram users and iReporters have followed along with "Parts Unknown" this......
On-air spat during report on riots
A fight breaks out at a pumpkin fest over who gets the mic. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on an on-air spat sparked by riots. WashPost's Ben Bradlee dies
Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's award-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died, the newsp......
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. Sinatra hangout now a toxic threat
The Salton Sea in Southern California used to be a hangout for Sinatra. It is now drying up and has become a toxic threat. PM: 'Terrorist' killed soldier
'in cold blood'

Suspect was Muslim convert His passport had been seized Soldier killed is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Witness accounts
Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into......
Who was the Parliament gunman?
What would spur someone to walk up to a war memorial, shoot a soldier guarding it, then rush into Canada's Parliament? 'Hero' official shot gunman
Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed 58-year-old Kevin Vickers -- the sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons -- for shooting ......
Gun laws in Canada
A rundown of the different laws restricting the use of firearms in Canada. With shooting, Canada must wake up
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 ......
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......
'Seinfeld election' may change things
Gloria Borger says the choice will rest with Republicans if they take control of the Senate White House fence jumper detained
A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before being taken down by a K-9 and q......
Man jumps White House fence
A man jumped the fence surrounding the White House at the North Lawn. CNN's Pamela Brown 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......
CDC: No more Ebola in nurse
President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Eb......
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. FBI: U.S. girls wanted to join ISIS
German authorities intercepted the accused teen trio at Frankfurt airport and put them on a plane back to the U.S., where they were greeted by FBI age......
Report: Brown shot at close range
Michael Brown's gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Lo......
Alleged killer 'freaked me out'
Darren Deon Vann was no stranger to police.
Google unveils app to fix email
How do you solve a problem like email?
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. Disney's new heroine: 'Moana'
Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer. 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. Who wants to secede from Florida?
Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag. 'Watermelon ritual' gets coach fired
A high school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was fired after he permitted a post-game celebratory ritual involving a watermelon that so......
Ellsberg: He's a hero
Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service. 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. ......
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. How the Victorians dressed for death
150 years ago, you really had to wear your grief on your sleeve. See how she nabbed a child 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. Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

Why don't Americans take time off?
Feeling buried by work, like you can't find time for a few days off, like your entire work-life balance is out of whack? 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......
Is this why we can't beat Ebola?
Singer-turned-activist Mandy Moore on her work in Africa and the issues facing the battle against Ebola. The world's sexiest bank note?
Legend has it that when the surrealist painter Salvador Dali had to pay for an expensive restaurant meal he would twizzle his famous mustache and arch......
Dana Carvey riffs on 'Walking Dead'
Dana Carvey rattles off some impressions including Barack Obama, Michael Caine and characters from "The Walking Dead." Brazilian man admits to 39 murders
A Brazilian man nicknamed "handsome" serial killer has confessed to 39 murders. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports. Renee Zellweger thinks you're silly

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......
Go here before the price increases
Want to visit Yosemite, Grand Canyon or Yellowstone next year? If iconic movie roles changed gender
Women as "Ghostbusters" is a good start. What about Sofia Vergara as Scarface? Oh, baby! Celebs who are expecting

Citizen pulls over, warns police officer
Gavin Seim filmed his exchange with a police officer in an unmarked car. World's worst airport in 2014 is...
Good news for air travelers passing through Manila: the city's international airport isn't quite as bad as it used to be. 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. 'Price is Right,' but dance is so wrong
After getting lucky on "The Price is Right," a contestant performed some pretty unforgettable dance moves. 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. Humble delivery man turned hero
Tom Artiaga wasn't looking for glory when he calmly walked into a burning house and rescued 73-year-old Robert Wells. In fact, he didn't even tell his......
Meet the mystery hero
CNN's Kyung Lah tracks down a man that people had been searching for after he saved an elderly man from a house on fire. Ottawa shooting
One person was shot Wednesday morning at a war memorial near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa, according to Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy.
ISIS
The first indication that something was wrong was a phone call from his daughter's Denver area school to let Assad Ibrahim know that she had not come ......
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
President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Eb......
Mysterious 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!"......
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. Football coach fired
A high school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was fired after he permitted a post-game celebratory ritual involving a watermelon that so......
Look at me! 17 selfies of the week

What a shot! 35 sports photos

The week in 30 photos

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