An offshore 6.9 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks shook the coast of Northern California and parts of Oregon on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The D-E-F-I-N-I-T-I-O-N of a good spelling bee may have forever changed in Missouri.
Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."
The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza said his son would have killed him if he'd had the opportunity.
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William Clay Ford -- grandson of legendary automaker Henry Ford and figurative father of the Detroit Lions' NFL franchise -- died Sunday from pneumonia.
A Cessna collided with a parachute at a small airport in Polk County, Florida, on Saturday, but nobody was seriously injured.
Italian officials are not amused by an American company's gun ad that features the iconic statue of David holding an AR-50A1 rifle.
Here is a look at South by Southwest, a collection of music, film and interactive conferences and festivals held annually in Austin, Texas. It is nicknamed "South by" and abbreviated SXSW. The 2014 event is scheduled from March 7th to March 16th.
William Guarnere, a World War II veteran popularized by the "Band of Brothers" miniseries, has died. He was 90.
About 125 families will stage a Mexican border showdown and seek U.S. entry to reunite with relatives. Juana Vidal yearns to see her son but fears the stakes.
Here's a look at the life of John Paulson, hedge fund manager and founder of Paulson & Co.
Here is a look at the life of Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google.
Here is a look at the life of Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft.
Amid a grove of trees, buried beneath the grass and dirt, Mississippi's past is colliding with its future.
Here's a look at what you need to know about wildfires.
Florida lawmakers say little Hampton, once a notorious speed trap, is so corrupt it doesn't deserve to be a city.
Here is a look at the life of Oprah Winfrey, host of the award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Here is a look at the life of Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end charged with the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
Source: Police in the Seychelles investigating the deaths of two former Navy SEALs have video surveillance showing the men on a night out before their deaths.
The mummified body of a woman was found in the backseat of a car in the garage of a house in Pontiac, Michigan.
Here's a look at the life of filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
Here is a look at President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos.
Here is a look at the life of Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle.
Fearing that flocks of unmanned aircraft might soon traverse U.S. skies, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday quickly appealed a judge's ruling that the agency does not have the authority to regulate commercial drones.
A California state legislator wants to ban the orca killer whale shows at SeaWorld, in the wake of CNN's controversial documentary "Blackfish."
Here is a look at the life of Yogi Berra, former major league baseball player, manager, and coach.
Some pedestrians in San Francisco's Financial District were treated to an extra shower Friday morning.
A transgender woman prohibited from competing in a strength competition as a female is suing the fitness company sponsoring the competition for $2.5 million.
Ex-death row inmate Edward Lee Elmore won freedom at age 53, after nearly 30 years imprisoned in South Carolina for a crime he says he didn't commit.
CNN and Turner Broadcasting System founder Ted Turner was admitted to a hospital for observation while traveling in South America, his spokesman said Friday.
Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday passed a bill banning "upskirting" in response to a ruling by the state's highest court.
Federal regulators are asking Graco Children's Products why it is not including infant seats in a major recall of child car seats.
Here's a look at philanthropist and environmentalist Ted Turner, founder of CNN and Turner Broadcasting System.
A California gambler who lost $500,000 is suing a new Las Vegas casino alleging he was too drunk to be allowed to gamble just before Super Bowl weekend.
The U.S. Army is investigating an allegation that an officer whose job includes training sex crimes prosecutors groped a female lawyer in 2011, an Obama administration official told CNN.
Here's a look at the life of Bill Gross, manager of the world's biggest bond fund PIMCO.
Here's a look at the life of businessman Donald Trump.
Here is a look at the life of businessman and former third party presidential candidate Ross Perot.
Here is a look at the life of Larry Page, CEO and co-founder of Google.
Here's a look at the life of Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Here is a look at the life of Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.
Here is a look at the life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook.
Here is a look at the life of Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Here are seven things you might not know about the city of Chicago.
In a David vs. Goliath battle that pitted the Federal Aviation Administration against the operator of a small model airplane, a judge sides with aircraft pilot.
High-tech voyeuristic trends such as "upskirting" are targets of legislators and activists who say many victims don't realize they are being photographed.
After being laid off, many people might use their severance money to pay bills or buy groceries. Keren Taylor used hers to launch a nonprofit.
NOAA said Thursday that there's about a 50% chance of El Nino developing this summer or fall.
Regulators this week demanded General Motors answer, under oath, 107 questions designed to find out when it first knew that some cars contained dangerously faulty ignition switches and what the company did about it.
Here's a look at the life of Emmy award-winning news anchor Tom Brokaw. Personal: Birth date: February 6, 1940
Next time you order Chinese food, you may want to pay close attention to the numbers on your fortune cookie.
One of New York City's most exclusive restaurants is in a real pickle after being served a "C" grade by the New York City Department of Health.
The Florida mother who drove a minivan with her three children inside into the ocean off Daytona Beach was to be given a mental health evaluation.
Here's a look at what you need to know about performance enhancing drugs in sports.
Friends and family of Holly Bobo, last seen in 2011, waited three years for news. Their worst fears have now been confirmed.
Here is a look a the life of civil rights activist and former ambassador Andrew Young.
Here is some background information about the Academy Awards, also known as the "Oscars."
Maj. Kurt Chew-Een Lee, the first Asian-American U.S. Marine Corps officer, rose through the ranks beginning his career from World War II to the Vietnam War.
Massachusetts highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing, a practice known as "upskirting."
The parents of three children are in a Florida jail after leaving their kids to wander the woods while the parents may have been high, police say.
Alabama legislators passed several restrictive abortion bills this week.
The Pentagon's Defense Suicide Prevention Office has sent a report to Congress detailing a proposal for tracking suicides among military family members.
A spokesman for the U.S. Mint shoots down the idea that a recent discovery of gold coins could be tied to thefts at any Mint facility.
One person died and seven were injured Tuesday after a suspected gas-related explosion damaged dozens of townhouses in Ewing Township, New Jersey.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak remotely from Russia at South by Southwest Interactive Festival, the festival says.
Ten-year-old Nathan Entingh doesn't understand why he got suspended from school for three days.
New York Times corrects article about '12 Years a Slave' -- 161 years later
CNN's Ashleigh Banfield will host a discussion on legal issues raised from "Death Row Stories" in a Google Hangout at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday.
"Dangerous," "Reckless" -- "Innocent people who might get injured or killed."
Report: Ex-drug lab technician Annie Dookhan was "sole bad actor" in a Massachusetts drug lab debacle; lab directors were "ill-suited" to oversee technicians.
Can't a little Missouri candy store have a little fun? Fat chance.
Here's a look at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second oldest continuous sporting event in the United States, after the Kentucky Derby. In 2014, the 138th show is held February 10-11.
Here is a look at the life of Liza Minnelli, award winning singer and actress.
The former head of a private preparatory school in Miami, Florida is out an $80,000 discrimination settlement after his daughter boasted about it on Facebook.
Will somebody please push the reset button on the winter of 2014? Another brutal storm is pounding a huge swath of the country.
Lateef Mungin will be missed in ways you might imagine -- the absence of a regular byline to a media organization -- and in ways that are intangible.
The Supreme Court on Monday revisited one of its high-profile precedents in recent years -- its ban on the death penalty for intellectual disability -- the application of which appeared to again divide the bench.
Here is a look at the life of actor and director Leonard Nimoy, famous for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the television series, "Star Trek."
The families of two men who were gunned down in 2012 have filed wrongful death lawsuits against Aaron Hernandez.
The pilot of a jet that crashed near a U.S. Navy range in Nevada was killed, the Navy said in a press release Sunday.
Here's a look at the life of singer Justin Bieber.
The first March wave of arctic air pushing eastward has prompted National Weather Service warnings, watches, and advisories for as many as 106 million people.
Here is some background information about the July 20, 2012, movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people were killed and 58 others were injured. Suspect James Holmes has been charged with 152 counts and has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
The Walt Disney Company will pull Boy Scouts of America funding in 2015 because of a membership policy that bans gay leaders, the entertainment company said.
A Brooklyn man who registered domain names related to real estate mogul Donald Trump must pay $32,000 damages, a judge ruled Friday.
A supersonic combat jet crashed Saturday afternoon on a training complex in rural Nevada, the Navy said.
Four hikers stranded by a raging Southern California creek have been rescued, authorities said Sunday.
A coroner declared an 87-year-old Holmes County, Mississippi, man dead, but when they got him to the funeral home, the man began kicking and breathing.
Severe rain and thunderstorms pounded the Los Angeles suburbs again Saturday, causing more mudslides in Glendora and other towns.
Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been fired by the NFL Network, the channel's vice president of communications told CNN.
Here's a look at the life of Oscar-wining actress Joanne Woodward.
Here is a look at the life of Grammy Award-winner Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the Iditarod, the most well-known dogsled race in the world. It is named after the Iditarod Trail, an old mail and supply route, traveled by dogsleds from Seward and Knik to Nome.
Here's a look at what you need to know about mine disasters in the U.S.
For Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, his jersey number, 98, now has a broader significance.
Spike Lee's father's home and a neighboring home in Brooklyn were hit by a vandal after the filmmaker's gentrification rant.
SeaWorld is requesting the U.S. Department of Labor investigate the conduct of investigator Lara Padgett, alleging she violated the ethics code
Here's a look at Michael Jordan, considered by many to be the best player in basketball history.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the Quecreek Mine Rescue. From July 24 through 28, 2002, nine coal miners were trapped for 77 hours in the Pennsylvania mine. All survived.