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.
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.
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.
Man who police say fired shots inside Florida State University library sent packages to acquaintances, one says
Here is a look at the life of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Senator from Nevada.
Artist Damon Davis photographed the hands of protesters in Ferguson. He wants them to be a symbol of hope.
Gunman wounds 3 people on Florida State University's campus Thursday morning before being killed by police.
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.
Here's a look at the U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.
Here is some background information about Father's Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June.
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.
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.
Here's a look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Here's an in-depth look at the life of Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state.
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.
10 dead in storm; NFL's Buffalo Bills won't play at home
An oil platform off the coast of New Orleans exploded Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.
Winter chill and snow blast large portions of the country Wednesday, more than 6 feet of snow in Buffalo, New York.
Here's a look at what you need to know about immigration to the United States.
Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far.
Here's a look at the life of Rev. Al Sharpton, political activist and Baptist minister.
Golden retriever Bretagne, one of the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dogs, trained at Disaster City in Texas.
It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman?
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.
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.
If a baby had to be born in a Buffalo snowstorm, this was the way to do it.
At least four people have been killed in a lake-effect storm that pounded Erie County, New York, with snow, officials said.
A federal judge overturns Montana's same-sex marriage ban. It's now the 34th state to allow such unions.
Here is some background information about Columbus Day. In 2015, Columbus Day will take place on Monday, October 12.
Here's a look at the life of Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota.
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.
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.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Here's a look at the life of comedian and actor Bill Cosby.
From longer phone conversations to upping your energy, the frigid weather has its silver linings.
Here's an in-depth look at the life of Elizabeth Smart, children's advocate and kidnapping survivor.
Here is a look at the life of Vice President Joe Biden.
Here's a look at the life of award-wining actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno.
If Ferguson, Missouri, represents the ugly side of American racial politics, what does #Ferguson the hashtag mean for social media?
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.
Here is a look at the life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook.
New York police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shoved a Bronx resident to his death from a subway platform.
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.
Videos of alleged police misconduct often flood social media and provoke questions about law enforcement behavior.
A small plane crashed into a Chicago house shortly after takeoff early Tuesday, killing the pilot and narrowly missing a sleeping couple, officials say.
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 Gov. Jay Nixon declares a state of emergency Monday ahead of an expected grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown.
Here's a look at what you need to know about ricin, a natural, highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans.
Here's a look at the life of former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Here's a look at the life of Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive.
As a biracial couple, Stefannie Wheat and her husband felt welcome in their adopted hometown. But everything changed in August, she says.
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.
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.
A Philadelphia priest convicted of a sex crime involving a 10-year-old boy has died while awaiting appeal, his church said Tuesday.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson learned he will be suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 NFL season, NFL says.
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.
Got that winter coat out? Keep it out, because icy cold is here to stay for about a week.
A charity in South Dakota uses fictitious accounts of beaten and abandoned Native American children to raise money.
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.
Throughout the country, law enforcement agencies have been preparing for grand jury decision on Ferguson shooting.
Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.
NFL grievance hearing on Adrian Peterson comes on heels of weekend of contention between running back and NFL.
Fred Wright may have grown up on Garden Street, but his early childhood was far from rosy.
CNN Heroes: Annette March-Grier's nonprofit in Baltimore helps children and their families cope with grief.
CNN Heroes: Trainer Ned Norton puts people with physical disabilities on a path toward independent living.
When Capt. Greg Galeazzi joined the Army seven years ago, he was well aware of the risks he would face.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
DEA agents interviewed doctors and trainers of several NFL teams after their games Sunday, an official said.
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.
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.
The early winter storm that socked much of the United States with cold weather last week is expected to make an encore performance.
Defense Secretary Hagel suggests he may possibly have to consider recommendations to place ground forces in Iraq though no recommendations have come so far.
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.
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 the U.S. are waiting to see what action -- if any -- President Obama will take on immigration.
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.
In tweets, former baseball slugger Jose Canseco says the finger he'd accidentally shot partly fell off while he was playing poker.
On the eve of a grand jury decision, police killings like that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, highlight how no federal database exists.
The death of a West Virginia University freshman who was found unconscious at a fraternity house prompted officials to suspend Greek activities on campus.
New York emergency crews rescued two workers who were trapped in a window-washing rig dangling perilously at One World Trade Center.
A Texas teacher was fired Friday, one week after sending racially charged tweets about incidents in Ferguson, Missouri.
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.
MLK was followed constantly and regularly harassed by the FBI. See the secret FBI memos for yourself.
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 and his wife, Catherine, will visit New York together for the first time next month.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday outlined actions to revamp the U.S. nuclear program due to "systemic problems."
Here is a look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Here is a look at the life of Mitch McConnell, Republican senator from Kentucky.
Here's an in-depth look at the life of John Thune, Republican Senator from South Dakota.
Here's a look at the life of the former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.
Here's a look at mine disasters in the United States.
Here's a look at the life of financier Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
Here's a look at the life of Kirk Douglas.
Here is a look at the life of Bob Barker, former host of the "Price is Right".
The iconic home of Vito Corleone from the 1972 classic "The Godfather" is for sale on Staten Island, New York.
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.
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.