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Attorney: L.A. schools pay 'largest' public settlement for child abuse at $139 million updated 2 hours 16 minutes ago

Los Angeles schools will pay $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by a teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct.

Heavy snow plus rain could spell more trouble for Buffalo homeowners updated 2 hours 32 minutes ago

The snowfall might be subsiding in the Buffalo, New York, area, but officials say the emergency, which is linked to 12 deaths, is not close to being over.

One man's efforts to rescue killer whales helps shift tide in orcas' favor updated 3 hours 47 minutes ago

Jeff Foster used to take part in hunts to capture orcas; he now is involved in efforts to free killer whale held in Canary Islands.

FSU gunman sent packages before shooting, acquaintance says updated 5 hours 46 minutes ago

Man who police say fired shots inside Florida State University library sent packages to acquaintances, one says

Harry Reid Fast Facts updated 10 hours 13 minutes ago

Here is a look at the life of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Senator from Nevada.

Artist brings beauty to a scarred Ferguson updated 10 hours 22 minutes ago

Artist Damon Davis photographed the hands of protesters in Ferguson. He wants them to be a symbol of hope.

Gunman opens fire in Florida State University library; 3 wounded updated 10 hours 52 minutes ago

Gunman wounds 3 people on Florida State University's campus Thursday morning before being killed by police.

About 5 million Graco strollers recalled after fingertip amputations updated 12 hours 47 minutes ago

About 4.7 million Graco and Century-branded strollers are recalled after 11 reports of full or partial fingertip amputations and a laceration are made.

Roe v. Wade Fast Facts updated 12 hours 54 minutes ago

Here's a look at the U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.

Father's Day Fast Facts updated 12 hours 57 minutes ago

Here is some background information about Father's Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June.

NFL Pro Bowl Fast Facts updated 13 hours 0 minutes ago

Here is some background information about the NFL Pro-Bowl, the all-star game of the National Football League. The 45th Pro Bowl will be played January 25, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

Thanksgiving Day Fast Facts updated 13 hours 1 minutes ago

Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2014, Thanksgiving is on November 27th.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Fast Facts updated 13 hours 4 minutes ago

Here's a look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Condoleezza Rice Fast Facts updated 13 hours 16 minutes ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state.

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign from police force, sources say updated 21 hours 39 minutes ago

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources say.

Heavy snow plus rain could spell more trouble for Buffalo homeowners updated 22 hours 19 minutes ago

10 dead in storm; NFL's Buffalo Bills won't play at home

1 killed, 3 injured in oil platform explosion off Louisiana updated 22 hours 47 minutes ago

An oil platform off the coast of New Orleans exploded Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.

Buffalo area braces for more snow updated 1 days ago

Winter chill and snow blast large portions of the country Wednesday, more than 6 feet of snow in Buffalo, New York.

Immigration Statistics Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about immigration to the United States.

2014 In Review Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

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

Al Sharpton Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Rev. Al Sharpton, political activist and Baptist minister.

Meet Bretagne, one of the last 9/11 Ground Zero search dogs updated 1 days ago

Golden retriever Bretagne, one of the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dogs, trained at Disaster City in Texas.

Move over, Barbie! Make room for 'average' Lammily doll updated 1 days ago

It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman?

Witness the thunder snow: Videos and images show historic downfall updated 1 days ago

Even parts of the country used to winter blizzards have been stunned by feet of snow this week. These images from CNN show areas brought to a standstill.

A divine call to Ferguson updated 1 days ago

Rev. Renita Lamkin says she has experienced terrible racism in her life, which might come as a surprise to some when they meet her. Lamkin is white.

Father of baby born in snowstorm: 'It's not odds; it's God' updated 1 days ago

If a baby had to be born in a Buffalo snowstorm, this was the way to do it.

4 killed as 'thunder snow' slams New York updated 2 days ago

At least four people have been killed in a lake-effect storm that pounded Erie County, New York, with snow, officials said.

Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage updated 2 days ago

A federal judge overturns Montana's same-sex marriage ban. It's now the 34th state to allow such unions.

Columbus Day Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is some background information about Columbus Day. In 2015, Columbus Day will take place on Monday, October 12.

Tim Pawlenty Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota.

Loretta Lynch Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is a look at the life of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

Labor Day Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at Labor Day, a legal holiday celebrated in the United States and Puerto Rico to honor working people. Labor Day will be on Monday, September 7, 2015.

Daytime Emmys Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Bill Cosby Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the life of comedian and actor Bill Cosby.

Greatest things about cold weather, from losing weight to tacky sweaters updated 2 days ago

From longer phone conversations to upping your energy, the frigid weather has its silver linings.

Elizabeth Smart Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of Elizabeth Smart, children's advocate and kidnapping survivor.

Joe Biden Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Vice President Joe Biden.

Rita Moreno Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the life of award-wining actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno.

What #Ferguson stands for besides Michael Brown and Darren Wilson updated 2 days ago

If Ferguson, Missouri, represents the ugly side of American racial politics, what does #Ferguson the hashtag mean for social media?

In the shadow of the storm called Ferguson, a quiet grave updated 2 days ago

It's not easy to find the final resting place of Ferguson's Michael Brown. It lies undistinguished in the cold -- so unlike his legacy.

Mark Zuckerberg Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook.

Man charged in fatal subway shoving in New York City updated 2 days ago

New York police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shoved a Bronx resident to his death from a subway platform.

Source: Charles Manson, fiancée get marriage license updated 2 days ago

Charles Manson and his fiancée, who already considers herself his wife, have gotten a marriage license, a source close to the couple told CNN on Monday.

Can cell phones stop police brutality? updated 2 days ago

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

Pilot killed, sleeping couple spared in plane crash into Chicago home updated 2 days ago

A small plane crashed into a Chicago house shortly after takeoff early Tuesday, killing the pilot and narrowly missing a sleeping couple, officials say.

Man in custody in New York City subway death updated 2 days ago

A 34-year-old man is in custody in connection with a fatal subway incident over the weekend in New York City, police said Tuesday.

Missouri governor declares state of emergency in Ferguson updated 3 days ago

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declares a state of emergency Monday ahead of an expected grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown.

Ricin Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about ricin, a natural, highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans.

Ben Bernanke Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Lee Iacocca Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive.

It's her Ferguson -- and it's not all black and white updated 3 days ago

As a biracial couple, Stefannie Wheat and her husband felt welcome in their adopted hometown. But everything changed in August, she says.

Tale of two streets in Ferguson updated 3 days ago

Two streets are separated by a few blocks. But the division runs deep. They tell the story of two cities in one, of the gulf between class and race.

Did pictures of Homeland Security vehicles near Ferguson get man fired? updated 3 days ago

A Navy veteran in Missouri said he was fired and called a terrorist for posting pictures to Facebook of Homeland Security vehicles massing near Ferguson.

Priest convicted of sex abuse dies, short of finishing appeal updated 3 days ago

A Philadelphia priest convicted of a sex crime involving a 10-year-old boy has died while awaiting appeal, his church said Tuesday.

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for season updated 3 days ago

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson learned he will be suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 NFL season, NFL says.

Iditarod Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

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, Alaska.

You'll likely need that winter coat for a while, unless you're in SoCal updated 3 days ago

Got that winter coat out? Keep it out, because icy cold is here to stay for about a week.

U.S. Indian school's fundraising letters sent to millions signed by fictitious kids updated 3 days ago

A charity in South Dakota uses fictitious accounts of beaten and abandoned Native American children to raise money.

Manson Family Murders Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here is some background information about Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence for nine murders committed in July and August of 1969 near Hollywood, California. Manson did not actually commit any of the murders, but orchestrated the killings. He was initially sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted when California's death penalty was overturned in 1972.

Across U.S., protesters and police prep for Ferguson grand jury decision updated 4 days ago

Throughout the country, law enforcement agencies have been preparing for grand jury decision on Ferguson shooting.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.

Weekend of friction lays ground for NFL hearing on Adrian Peterson discipline updated 4 days ago

NFL grievance hearing on Adrian Peterson comes on heels of weekend of contention between running back and NFL.

Patricia Kelly: Cowgirl uses horses to motivate at-risk kids updated 4 days ago

Fred Wright may have grown up on Garden Street, but his early childhood was far from rosy.

Annette March-Grier: Helping Baltimore's grieving kids heal updated 4 days ago

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

Ned Norton: Fitness buff helps disabled find 'strength' updated 4 days ago

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

Arthur Bloom: How the healing power of music helps wounded warriors updated 4 days ago

When Capt. Greg Galeazzi joined the Army seven years ago, he was well aware of the risks he would face.

John F. Kennedy Assassination Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

DEA questions team doctors after NFL games updated 4 days ago

DEA agents interviewed doctors and trainers of several NFL teams after their games Sunday, an official said.

Pro Sports Lockouts and Strikes Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about lockouts and strikes in professional sports. A lockout is imposed by management or the owners. A strike is initiated by the employees or players.

4 workers die, 1 hurt in Texas chemical plant leak updated 5 days ago

Four workers were killed after a chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, on the outskirts of Houston, plant manager Randall Clements said.

Another cold blast expected to hammer Plains, Midwest and East updated 5 days ago

The early winter storm that socked much of the United States with cold weather last week is expected to make an encore performance.

Hagel acknowledges may have to consider troop recommendations in Iraq updated 5 days ago

Defense Secretary Hagel suggests he may possibly have to consider recommendations to place ground forces in Iraq though no recommendations have come so far.

Readiness worries: Marines looking for a few more resources updated 5 days ago

Half of all U.S. Marine Corps units at their home bases are below the levels of required readiness, according to the new commandant of the Marine Corps.

Court orders strip club to pay $10M in back wages to dancers updated 6 days ago

More than 2,000 current and former exotic dancers in New York City were awarded $10 million in a class-action lawsuit.

Undocumented immigrants in waiting game with talk of reform updated 6 days ago

Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are waiting to see what action -- if any -- President Obama will take on immigration.

New NASA map shows Earth bombarded by asteroids updated 6 days ago

Fiery asteroids smash into Earth's atmosphere at such a stunning rate, it's a wonder we don't see fireballs reigning down from the skies.

Jose Canseco claims 'my finger fell off' during poker tournament updated 6 days ago

In tweets, former baseball slugger Jose Canseco says the finger he'd accidentally shot partly fell off while he was playing poker.

Ferguson case raises question: Where's the data on officer-involved killings? updated 6 days ago

On the eve of a grand jury decision, police killings like that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, highlight how no federal database exists.

West Virginia U. suspends Greek activities following death of freshman updated 6 days ago

The death of a West Virginia University freshman who was found unconscious at a fraternity house prompted officials to suspend Greek activities on campus.

They train for this: Crews rescue World Trade Center window washers updated 7 days ago

New York emergency crews rescued two workers who were trapped in a window-washing rig dangling perilously at One World Trade Center.

Texas teacher fired after Ferguson tweets updated 7 days ago

A Texas teacher was fired Friday, one week after sending racially charged tweets about incidents in Ferguson, Missouri.

Gun sales spike as Ferguson area braces for grand jury decision updated 7 days ago

Ferguson hair salon owner Constance Garnett is praying for the best, but preparing for the worst on a grand jury decision on the Michael Brown shooting.

The FBI's secret memos show an agency obsessed with "neutraliz(ing)" MLK updated 7 days ago

MLK was followed constantly and regularly harassed by the FBI. See the secret FBI memos for yourself.

Pat Summitt's son steps out of basketball legend's shadow updated 7 days ago

She was the winningest coach in college basketball before Alzheimer's left Pat Summitt sidelined. Now her only son is about to follow in her footsteps.

Prince William, Catherine to visit New York next month updated 7 days ago

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, will visit New York together for the first time next month.

Hagel outlines overhaul of U.S. nuclear program due to 'systemic problems' updated 7 days ago

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday outlined actions to revamp the U.S. nuclear program due to "systemic problems."

Department of Veterans Affairs Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here is a look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mitch McConnell Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Mitch McConnell, Republican senator from Kentucky.

John Thune Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of John Thune, Republican Senator from South Dakota.

Janet Napolitano Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at the life of the former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.

U.S. Mine Disasters Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at mine disasters in the United States.

Wilbur Ross Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at the life of financier Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.

Kirk Douglas Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Kirk Douglas.

Bob Barker Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Bob Barker, former host of the "Price is Right".

'Godfather' home up for sale updated 7 days ago

The iconic home of Vito Corleone from the 1972 classic "The Godfather" is for sale on Staten Island, New York.

Attorneys: Michael Brown's family calls for calm, criticizes governor updated 8 days ago

When it comes down to Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown, "it's not about taking a side," the attorney for Wilson and his labor union said.

Former Massey Energy CEO indicted in wake of 2010 mine explosion updated 8 days ago

The man who ran the West Virginia mine that exploded in 2010, in what was one of the worst U.S. mine disasters in decades, was indicted Thursday on federal charges.

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