Fire officials in Orange County work to control a wildfire that has charred roughly 1,500 acres in the Silverado Canyon area.
Adrian Peterson can play in Sunday's Vikings game against the Saints, despite facing a child abuse charge.
Since Roger Goodell took over as NFL commissioner in September 2006, he's had his hands full.
Four women will consult NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on domestic violence and sexual assault, a memo Goodell sent to the league's teams said Monday.
Ex FBI Director Robert Mueller will lead independent inquiry into the NFL's investigation of the Ray Rice case
Conflicting accounts and police reticence in the Michael Brown shooting have made it difficult to ascertain what exactly happened.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the Penn State Scandal.
Here's a look at the life of Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Here's a look at the life of singer Justin Bieber.
Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present. This list does NOT include suicides, gang related incidents, or deaths resulting from interpersonal conflicts.
Here is a look at the life of Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Bennie Adkins received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam's A Shau Valley more than 48 years ago.
There was lots of news in the NFL this weekend. Little of it had to do with the pigskin.
For the third consecutive year, a New York beauty queen has been crowned Miss America. This time, it's Kira Kazantsev.
A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the Pacific Ocean has been identified
Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, convicted of domestic violence this summer, was placed on the inactive list, the team announced on Twitter.
Greg Norman says he is lucky to still have his left hand after a chainsaw accident in Florida.
Team CEO: Atlanta Hawks organization issues with race go beyond one inflammatory email or offensive comments on one conference call.
Fire officials in Orange County work to control a wildfire that has charred roughly 1,500 acres in the Silverado Canyon area.
A judge in Arkasans is dismissed by the state Supreme Court after posting online comments on a case involving actress Charlize Theron.
The Navy has suspended search and rescue efforts for a pilot involved in a plane crash over the Pacific. The pilot is presumed dead.
Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.
Here's a look at the life of Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Operation TOPOFF/National Level Exercises. These exercises are mandated by Congress to test and strengthen federal, state, and local government ability to respond to potential catastrophic events.
A new timeline emerged in the emergency response to comedian Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest.
Text messages suggest a California man may have cooked his ex-girlfriend's dog and fed it to her.
The U.S. government on Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after his mother told CNN she was "appalled and embarrassed."
Here's a look at the Screen Actors Guild. In 2012, a merger was completed between the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). An affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA represents, "...actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJ's, news writers, news directors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals." The union has more than 160,000 members.
Here is a look at the life of actor and producer Michael Douglas.
A Pennsylvania doctor whose layoff of a worker with cancer started an online storm meant to help the woman get unemployment benefits, doctor's lawyer says.
Two U.S. fighter jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean this week while operating at sea, a Navy official tells CNN.
The grieving family of an Arizona shooting instructor expresses sympathy for the 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot and killed him.
More than one month after a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the case remains unsettled. What's next?
The mother of James Foley -- an American beheaded by ISIS -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S. government dealt with her son's case.
Team CEO: Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry is taking an indefinite leave after a report surfaced about comments Ferry allegedly made about a free agent.
Here is a look at the life of David Geffen, producer, studio executive and philanthropist.
Giacarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins, a National League MVP contender, will apparently sit out the rest of the season after a pitched ball hit his face.
Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far.
The Michael Brown shooting case could be impacted by a short cell phone video recorded after the shooting, legal analysts say.
Two construction workers who say they saw the Michael Brown shooting speak out.
A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation.
La ronda final del fallo se hará mediante del voto del espectador, la cual será llevada a cabo en www.CNNHeroes.com. Los televidentes tendrán la oportunidad de votar por medio de una encuesta en línea por el finalista cuyo logro, impacto e historia ejemplifique mejor a un Héroe CNN. La votación comenzará el 2 de Octubre del 2014 (8:30 a.m. hora Este) y continúa hasta el 16 de Noviembre del 2014 (11:59 p.m. hora Pacifico). El candidato que reciba la mayoría de votos será el ganador (el "Ganador"). El Ganador será anunciado durante la Ceremonia de Premiación.
The final round of judging will be done by an online viewer vote conducted on www.CNNHeroes.com. Viewers will have the chance to vote in an online poll for the Finalist whose accomplishment, impact and story best exemplifies a CNN Hero. Voting begins October 2, 2014 (8:30 a.m. ET) and continues until Sunday, November 16, 2014 (11:59 pm PT).
When Capt. Greg Galeazzi joined the Army seven years ago, he was well aware of the risks he would face.
The NFL has a simple answer for critics who claim the league should have been able to get videos of Ray Rice knocking out his future wife and dragging her out of an elevator.
Police in upstate New York finish their investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., killed he was hit by Tony Stewart during a race in August.
CNN's John Blake asks: What happens when the racial script is flipped and whites live in a black world? They give their minority report.
When does the ordinary -- letters, gloves, wallets -- become extraordinary? When they tell a story, like the everyday objects in the 9/11 museum.
The powerful earthquake that shook northern California's Bay Area last month is now blamed for one death.
Ray Rice has called the February punch that knocked out his now-wife "inexcusable." Here is a timeline of key events in the story.
The NFL's history of punishing players in domestic violence cases is as complicated as the legal cases themselves.
Ray Rice's suspension from the NFL for hitting his fiancee may not keep him off the field forever.
Many groups -- from Al-Shabaab to ISIS -- have emerged as real, dangerous threats to the West and beyond in the 13 years since September 11, 2001.
Police arrested a group of protesters threatening to shut down a portion of Interstate 70 near Ferguson, Missouri.
Here is a look at the life of David Souter, former Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Yosemite National Park has closed its famous Half Dome as a 4,532-acre wildfire burned nearly uncontrollably Wednesday, officials said.
Before Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice hit his then-fiancee in a video seen around the nation, little was known about the couple who have dominated the news
A small plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple was unresponsive for hours before crashing Friday off Jamaica's coast.
The NFL and the NBA have had vastly different responses to separate hot-button issues: racism and domestic violence.
A former exotic dancer has filed a lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, accusing him of sexual assault.
Here's a look at the life of former Utah Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman.
Stacking building blocks is a popular way for children to fight boredom. Now stacking food cans has become part of a national campaign to fight hunger.
Victor White III died in a hospital, the victim of a gunshot police said White fired after being frisked, handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser.
Janay Rice, wife of suspended NFL player Ray Rice, slammed the media Tuesday but stood by her husband in an Instagram post.
The family of Steven Sotloff believes ISIS paid up to $50,000 to rebels who alerted the militant group Sotloff had entered Syria, a spokesman told CNN.
A veterinarian with a passion for elephants died Tuesday, apparently crushed to death in Maine.
Authorities in Mississippi are holding a father of five in the deaths of his children, ages 1 to 8, the state's Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.
Two more celebrities joined Drew Carey in offering a reward to find those responsible for using the ice bucket challenge trend to trick an autistic teen.
Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is facing accusations of racism just days after the team's owner said he would sell his stake in the franchise.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell faces intense criticism Tuesday for the way he handled the case of running back Ray Rice.
Here's what you need to know about the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.
Federal accident investigators Tuesday pinned blame for a 2013 UPS cargo plane crash in Alabama squarely on the pilots, but some members saved caustic criticism for UPS, saying the company could have taken steps to prevent the deadly crash.
Baltimore Ravens terminate the contract of Ray Rice, the team says Monday, the same day a video surfaced showing the NFL star punching his then-fiancee.
Here's a look at the life of Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania congressman.
The video that shows the knockout punch that Ray Rice delivered to his then-fiancee raises questions.
Here is a look at the life of convicted serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph.
A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rumbled through northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
After three years of searching, the remains of Holly Bobo have been found in Tennessee.
NTSB study says 40% of pilots killed in noncommercial plane crashes in recent years have medication in their systems -- a marked increase.
The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck Northern California early Sunday, injuring more than 120 people.
Relax. The quake that struck the Napa, California, area wasn't a sign that the dreaded "Big One" is coming -- at least not yet.
Flash floods that slammed parts of the southwestern United States are now blamed for two deaths.
"Get in line" is a common refrain the immigration debate but the lines can require a waiting time of 20 or more years.
Here is some background information about domestic (intimate partner) violence.
Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson is on his way out, but questions remain.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says all officers will undergo a three-day retraining on the proper use of force, following suspect's chokehold death.
Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to give up his team after an internal investigation uncovered a racially charged email.
Arizona's governor declared a statewide emergency Monday as record-setting rains in Phoenix turned roadways into rivers.
Videos of assaults on a mentally disabled Delaware man have led police to identify two of his teenage attackers, and a third suspect to turn himself in.
Recent attacks at the University of Florida spark memories of a week in August 1990 when a serial killer fatally stabbed five students.
A U.S. Air Marshal was assaulted with a syringe containing an "unknown substance" at the Lagos, Nigeria, airport on Sunday, according to the FBI.
Law officials say the Cambridge mosque has attracted a number of known terrorists and accused extremists, including the accused Boston Marathon bombers
Here is a look at the life of Hank Paulson, former U.S. Treasury secretary and CEO of Goldman Sachs.
Here's a look at the life of Michael Skakel, the nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. He was convicted in 2002 of the 1975 murder of his neighbor, Martha Moxley. In October 2013, Skakel was awarded a new trial.
Here's some background information about the 19 hijackers of September 11, 2001.
The NCAA ends Penn State's postseason ban and scholarship limits on Monday, citing reforms in the athletic program after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Here's a look at the life of professional tennis player Serena Williams, currently ranked number one in the world.