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2014 In Review Fast Facts updated 12 hours 20 minutes ago

Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far.

Barack Obama Fast Facts updated 12 hours 31 minutes ago

Here's a look at the life of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.

49ers release Ray McDonald amid sexual assault allegations updated 13 hours 44 minutes ago

The San Francisco 49ers released defensive end Ray McDonald on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual assault.

Judge tosses conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 updated 14 hours 6 minutes ago

A judge has vacated the conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was executed for allegedly killing two girls some 70 years ago in South Carolina.

Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says updated 15 hours 29 minutes ago

Three Alcatraz inmates who attempted to leave the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison in 1962 may have made it, says a study by Dutch researchers.

Fitness buff helps disabled find strength updated 16 hours 35 minutes ago

CNN Heroes: Trainer Ned Norton puts people with physical disabilities on a path toward independent living.

How the healing power of music helps wounded warriors updated 16 hours 36 minutes ago

Through his nonprofit, Arthur Bloom is using music to help hundreds of injured troops recover.

Cowgirl uses horses to motivate at-risk kids updated 16 hours 37 minutes ago

Patricia Kelly's nonprofit, Ebony Horsewomen, teaches horseback riding and animal science to at-risk youths.

Helping Baltimore's grieving kids heal updated 16 hours 38 minutes ago

CNN Heroes: Annette March-Grier's nonprofit in Baltimore is helping children and their families cope with grief.

14 arrested in connection with deadly meningitis outbreak updated 16 hours 48 minutes ago

14 arrested in connection with the deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections distributed by a compounding pharmacy.

Jeb Bush Fast Facts updated 18 hours 15 minutes ago

Here's a look at the life of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.

#AskACop becomes trending for vents about police updated 18 hours 34 minutes ago

#AskACop trended on Twitter, used by many to rail against what they viewed as some police officers' unjust treatment of African-Americans.

Rampage Killings Fast Facts updated 19 hours 26 minutes ago

Here's a look at rampage killings that have occurred in the United States since the 1940s.

'Breathe Easy' T-shirts stir controversy updated 20 hours 20 minutes ago

Eric Garner supporters angry over T-shirts created by Indiana police officer that read "Breathe Easy, Don't Break the Law."

Friends' accounts differ significantly from victim in UVA rape story updated 20 hours 44 minutes ago

Friends of the woman whose alleged rape was chronicled in Rolling Stone remember a starkly different account.

Suspect in family massacre found dead updated 1 days ago

The body of a Pennsylvania man on the run after being suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws has been found, authorities said.

'Oh God, it's Mom': Pundit brothers called out on C-SPAN updated 1 days ago

Mother calls C-SPAN to ask political pundit sons to cool it before Christm

Protesters plan 'Week of Outrage' updated 1 days ago

A "Week of Outrage" is set to culminate in large demonstrations planned for Saturday in New York and Washington.

Protesters gear up for weekend marches against police violence updated 1 days ago

A "Week of Outrage" is set to culminate in large demonstrations planned for Saturday in New York and Washington.

Protesting police shootings: Demands for change sound out nationwide updated 1 days ago

Large demonstrations in major cities including New York and Washington express outrage at the deaths of unarmed black men by police.

Protesting police shootings: Demands for change sound out nationwide updated 1 days ago

The families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and other unarmed black men felled by bullets or police force protested in D.C.

Border agent accused of helping smugglers updated 1 days ago

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer was behind bars Monday after being arrested for allegedly helping drug traffickers move product into the U.S.

81 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak; ice resurfacer could be to blame updated 1 days ago

A carbon monoxide leak at a Wisconsin ice rink left 81 people hospitalized -- and an ice resurfacing machine could be to blame.

Cosby breaks his silence updated 1 days ago

Bill Cosby, accused of rape by an increasing number of women, was reached at home Friday by a New York Post reporter who asked comedian about allegations.

Police in Pa. search for man suspected of killing ex-wife, 5 former in-laws updated 2 days ago

Officials in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, are seeking a man suspected in the deaths of six people at three sites near Philadelphia on Monday.

Cleveland police slam NFL player's protest over Tamir Rice death updated 2 days ago

Police slam Cleveland Browns player Andrew Hawkins for wearing a T-shirt calling for justice in the police shooting of Tamir Rice.

Hawaii: 13-year-old cliff diver goes missing updated 2 days ago

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 13-year-old boy who went cliff jumping into the water with friends in Hawaii -- but never resurfaced.

Northern white rhino dies at San Diego zoo; only 5 left worldwide updated 2 days ago

A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, leaving only five worldwide and bringing the species closer to extinction.

When the feds seized a T-Rex updated 2 days ago

It was the find of Peter Larson's lifetime: a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton nicknamed "Sue" -- until the federal government seized it.

Heisman Trophy Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about college football's Heisman Trophy.

Michael Hayden Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

West Coast storms surprise Los Angeles with...a tornado, captured on video updated 3 days ago

Torrential rains moved walls of rock and mud in Southern California, burying homes in one neighborhood and prompting evacuations of foothill communities.

Justice Department will not try to force New York Times reporter to reveal source updated 4 days ago

The government has decided not to seek to compel New York Times reporter James Risen to reveal a source.

Election results favor Colorado death row inmate updated 4 days ago

Quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap's execution is on hold. But a new Colorado governor could push it forward if elected in November.

Ex-millionaire: I was framed for murders ordered by Escobar updated 4 days ago

Was Kris Maharaj framed for a Pablo Escobar-ordered murder in Florida?

2 children in Georgia home without adults die in fire updated 4 days ago

Two children -- who were among 5 in a Georgia house without adults -- died and another is in critical condition following a fire, fire official says.

Police arrest man in connection with shooting near Oregon high school updated 4 days ago

A gang task force arrested a man early Saturday in connection with a shooting near a high school in Portland, Oregon, police said.

Investigators think Mississippi teen may not have been alone when she burned updated 4 days ago

Investigators "are looking at the strong possibility" someone was with burned Mississippi teen Jessica Chambers moments before a fire engulfed her car

Bombshell rape story triggers weeks of turmoil at the University of Virginia updated 4 days ago

A Rolling Stone story about a reported gang rape roiled the University of Virginia; unanswered questions remain as students start a month-long winter break.

'I ask members of Congress to look those Newtown families in the eye' updated 4 days ago

Two years after Newtown, Rep. Tim Murphy is crusading to change the mental health care system. For Congress' only psychologist, the political is personal.

Fury of rain moves rocks, mud in Southern California, burying homes updated 4 days ago

Torrential rains moved walls of rock and mud in Southern California, burying homes in one neighborhood and prompting evacuations of foothill communities.

4 killed in crash on Mississippi highway updated 4 days ago

A truck pulling a flatbed trailer rolled on I-10 in Mississippi, leading to a multi-vehicle accident that left 4 dead, 4 injured, police said.

Video shows Grand Canyon filling with clouds updated 4 days ago

One of the natural wonders of the world was a sight to behold this week, shrouded by a sea of clouds.

Police arrest man after 4 wounded near high school updated 5 days ago

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Four mothers share pain of losing sons updated 5 days ago

The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner share their pain and hope for change as they hold their first interview together.

Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule unearthed updated 5 days ago

Paul Revere hasn't stirred up this much anticipation in Boston since his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington.

Suspect in killings of two Atlanta homeless men also accused in woman's death updated 5 days ago

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the killings of two Atlanta homeless men shot three days apart while they slept on the sidewalk.

U.S. School Violence Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to now.

Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here is some background information about the Golden Globe Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Rich & poor, black & white: Many in US unified in anger at Eric Garner case updated 5 days ago

From athletes and celebrities to medical students and congressional staffers, Americans react to racially charged Eric Garner case.

Actor accused of killing, skinning and then eating ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit updated 6 days ago

TV actor Dimitri Diatchenko is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit -- and then eating half of it.

Falling tree kills man as rain, high winds thrash California and Oregon updated 6 days ago

Heavy rain and power outages hit the San Francisco Bay Area, and blizzards, flooding and high winds are expected in other parts of California.

Photographer Michel du Cille dies; he was a Washington Post veteran updated 6 days ago

Legendary photographer Michel du Cille, a 26-year veteran of The Washington Post, unexpectedly died on Thursday while on assignment in Liberia.

Missing California mom found dead in trunk of car updated 6 days ago

Erica Perez, a mom who was missing in California, was found dead in the trunk of a car, police said.

First images of 'Titanic of the Golden Gate' revealed updated 6 days ago

SS City of Rio de Janeiro shipwreck has been rediscovered and photographed in the San Francisco Bay.

Ashton Carter Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Ashton B. Carter, nominee for the position of U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Burned Mississippi teen's phone 'key' to finding killer, prosecutor says updated 6 days ago

Mystery shrouds the fiery weekend death of Jessica Chambers, but the Mississippi teen may have given firefighters a clue in her killing, a prosecutor says.

Joseph Lowery Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's a look at the life of civil rights leader Joseph Lowery.

Death Penalty Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's a look at the death penalty in the United States.

Screen Actors Guild Awards Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here is some background information about the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Paul Allen Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Paul Allen, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft.

Advocates: Rolling Stone controversy a distraction from rape problem updated 6 days ago

Sexual assault advocates worry about the fallout after Rolling Stone flagged possible flaws in its UVA story.

Atlanta police looking for suspect, motive in killings of homeless men updated 6 days ago

Two homeless men were shot to death in Atlanta while they slept, three miles and within 3 days of each other.

Fishhooks pierce eyes, tummies of dozens of pelicans in Texas updated 7 days ago

Fishermen and pelicans on the Texas Gulf Coast have been angling at the same spot lately, and somebody is getting hurt awfully ugly: the pelicans.

NFL toughens policy addressing assault and domestic violence updated 7 days ago

NFL teams have unanimously endorsed a new personal conduct policy for all NFL employees, the league announced Wednesday.

Cam Newton sidelined for Sunday's game after truck crash updated 7 days ago

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton won't play Sunday. He was released from hospital Wednesday after car accident, sore but in good spirits.

West Coast braces for more winds, heavy rain; East Coast drenched by nor'easter updated 7 days ago

A Pacific storm will pour desperately needed rain on California's historic drought, but schools in San Francisco and Oakland will be closed Thursday.

Armed guards lack training and oversight -- with deadly consequences updated 7 days ago

They carry a gun, often wear a badge and may look like police officers. But just about anyone can be licensed as an armed guard. CNN and CIR investigate.

Mothers recount their sons' deaths as protests continue updated 7 days ago

They spoke of loss, of heartbreak and of their search for justice.

'I don't feel like he's dead': Son vindicated as father rescued after 12 days at sea updated 7 days ago

After 12 days at sea, and over a week after the Coast Guard ended its search, a 67-year-old sailor is rescued off the coast of Hawaii.

Police look for clues in case of Mississippi teen burned to death updated 7 days ago

Authorities have few clues after 19-year-old Mississippi girl died from burns on rural road.

Car crashes into garage -- through the roof updated 7 days ago

BMW crashes through roof of garage at house that sits lower than street level; driver's identity is known, but the person has not come forward so far.

Former UNC athlete sues school over academic scandal updated 7 days ago

A former University of North Carolina football player is suing the school over an 18-year academic scandal that involved fake classes for student athletes.

'Tis the season: Police hand out presents, not tickets updated 8 days ago

What if police gave out presents instead of traffic tickets. That would be a nice trick, or maybe an alternate reality.

Police kill intruder who stabbed student in New York synagogue updated 8 days ago

Police officer shoots and kills "emotionally disturbed," knife-wielding man who had stabbed a student in a Brooklyn synagogue early Tuesday, officials said.

NTSB: Stall warning went off before plane crashed into houses updated 8 days ago

A stall warning went off in the cockpit before a plane plunged into a Maryland subdivision, killing six people in a fiery crash.

Prince William and Kate tour 9/11 memorial in third and final day in NYC updated 8 days ago

Britain's Prince William and Kate left flowers at one of the reflecting pools during their visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum Tuesday morning.

Nor'easter brings record rain to New York -- and West Coast, you're not off the hook updated 8 days ago

A blustery nor'easter that made travel throughout the Northeast absolutely miserable Tuesday is going to stick around for a few more days.

Ferguson case: New mountain of grand jury documents released updated 8 days ago

Weeks after a grand jury chose not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown, officials have released a new mound of documents from the proceedings.

QB Cam Newton has back fractures after truck accident, team says updated 8 days ago

Quarterback Cam Newton has two fractures in his back after a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers said in a statement.

NBA and NFL players join demonstrations against police violence updated 8 days ago

Their numbers aren't large, but professional athletes are starting to take a more visible role in protesting police violence.

General Motors Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's a look at General Motors, one of the Big Three U.S. automakers.

Whirlwind visit: Prince William and Kate create buzz in NYC updated 8 days ago

Prince William and Kate got the royal treatment Monday.

Will the Eric Garner case change things? updated 8 days ago

Polling shows majority of Americans disagree with grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case. Will it make a difference?

Pilot with history at Maryland airport among 6 killed in fiery crash updated 8 days ago

Man on plane that crashed near airport in Maryland, killing 6, piloted plane that went off runway at same airport in 2010, officials say.

Police: N.Y. officer fatally shoots 'innocent' unarmed man updated 9 days ago

Officials: A rookie police officer accidentally shoots and kills unarmed 28-year-old man in an unlit stairwell.

Tamir Rice's teen sister 'tackled,' handcuffed after his shooting, mom says updated 9 days ago

As Tamir Rice's 14-year-old sister rushed to her brother's side, police officers "tackled" her, handcuffed her and placed her in a squad car, mother says.

Police chokehold death sparks New York protest march updated 9 days ago

Thousands of protesters rallied on a New York street where Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, died after a white police officer put him in a chokehold.

Eric Garner's neighbors talk about justice, racism on Staten Island updated 9 days ago

On a chilly morning after thousands took to the streets to protest yet another grand jury's refusal to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black man, tourists vied for spots on the Staten Island Ferry to photograph the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Was a New York police officer's chokehold on Eric Garner necessary? updated 9 days ago

After grand jury declines to indict NYPD officer in Eric Garner's chokehold death, experts debate whether technique -- banned by NYPD -- is necessary.

Defenders of cop involved in Garner death say he's a 'model officer' updated 9 days ago

After Eric Garner's death, conflicting portraits have emerged of Daniel Pantaleo, the New York police officer at the center of the controversy.

After Eric Garner: What's point of police body cameras? updated 9 days ago

After Michael Brown's shooting, many observers clamored for body cameras. After Eric Garner, they ask, What's the point?

Eric Garner: The haunting last words of a dying man updated 9 days ago

"I can't breathe" has become a new slogan in protests against alleged police brutality after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

Videos document Garner's last moments updated 9 days ago

A lesser known cell-phone video of the aftermath of the arrest of Eric Garner gives new insight into events leading up to his death.

Charles Barkley: We never talk about race until something bad happens updated 9 days ago

Charles Barkley talks with CNN about race and why the nation seems so divided.

Can cell phones stop police brutality? updated 9 days ago

Videos of alleged police misconduct often flood social media and provoke questions about law enforcement behavior.

Cop suspended after man kicked at end of Brooklyn street fair updated 9 days ago

New York City police officer has been stripped of his badge and gun after video surfaced showing what community leaders call a heavy-handed police response.

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