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Wildfires threaten thousands in Northern California updated 1 hours 39 minutes ago

Fire officials in Orange County work to control a wildfire that has charred roughly 1,500 acres in the Silverado Canyon area.

Adrian Peterson: Not a child abuser, but sorry about 'hurt I have brought' to son updated 1 hours 52 minutes ago

Adrian Peterson can play in Sunday's Vikings game against the Saints, despite facing a child abuse charge.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't a newcomer to controversy updated 2 hours 8 minutes ago

Since Roger Goodell took over as NFL commissioner in September 2006, he's had his hands full.

4 women to consult NFL commissioner on domestic violence updated 2 hours 22 minutes ago

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 to investigate Ray Rice case updated 2 hours 27 minutes ago

Ex FBI Director Robert Mueller will lead independent inquiry into the NFL's investigation of the Ray Rice case

Dueling narratives in Michael Brown shooting updated 3 hours 23 minutes ago

Conflicting accounts and police reticence in the Michael Brown shooting have made it difficult to ascertain what exactly happened.

Penn State Scandal Fast Facts updated 11 hours 50 minutes ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Penn State Scandal.

Michael Hayden Fast Facts updated 11 hours 54 minutes ago

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

Justin Bieber Fast Facts updated 11 hours 55 minutes ago

Here's a look at the life of singer Justin Bieber.

U.S. School Violence Fast Facts updated 11 hours 57 minutes ago

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.

Rick Perry Fast Facts updated 12 hours 0 minutes ago

Here is a look at the life of Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Despite wounds, Medal of Honor recipient killed up to 175 enemies, saved comrades updated 18 hours 36 minutes ago

Bennie Adkins received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam's A Shau Valley more than 48 years ago.

NFL's weekend headlines have little to do with football updated 22 hours 57 minutes ago

There was lots of news in the NFL this weekend. Little of it had to do with the pigskin.

A threepeat: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America updated 23 hours 3 minutes ago

For the third consecutive year, a New York beauty queen has been crowned Miss America. This time, it's Kira Kazantsev.

Navy pilot missing after jet collision is presumed dead updated 1 days ago

A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the Pacific Ocean has been identified

NFL star Greg Hardy benched amid uproar over domestic violence updated 1 days ago

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 damaged hand in chainsaw accident updated 1 days ago

Greg Norman says he is lucky to still have his left hand after a chainsaw accident in Florida.

Atlanta Hawks CEO: 'We did not do the right thing' repeatedly on race updated 1 days ago

Team CEO: Atlanta Hawks organization issues with race go beyond one inflammatory email or offensive comments on one conference call.

High temps threaten effort to control California wildfire updated 1 days ago

Fire officials in Orange County work to control a wildfire that has charred roughly 1,500 acres in the Silverado Canyon area.

Arkansas judge loses job over online comments about actress Charlize Theron updated 1 days ago

A judge in Arkasans is dismissed by the state Supreme Court after posting online comments on a case involving actress Charlize Theron.

Navy suspends search for missing pilot after jet collision updated 2 days ago

The Navy has suspended search and rescue efforts for a pilot involved in a plane crash over the Pacific. The pilot is presumed dead.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

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

Antonin Scalia Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Operation TOPOFF/National Level Exercise Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

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.

Timeline emerges in Joan Rivers' death updated 2 days ago

A new timeline emerged in the emergency response to comedian Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest.

Woman's beloved dog disappears: Did ex-boyfriend make him for dinner? updated 2 days ago

Text messages suggest a California man may have cooked his ex-girlfriend's dog and fed it to her.

Kerry 'taken aback' by James Foley's mother's reaction to handling of case updated 2 days ago

The U.S. government on Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after his mother told CNN she was "appalled and embarrassed."

Screen Actors Guild Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

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.

Michael Douglas Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is a look at the life of actor and producer Michael Douglas.

Doctor caught in social media storm defends laying off employee with cancer updated 3 days ago

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.

Search for missing pilot continues after 2 Navy jets collide in Pacific updated 3 days ago

Two U.S. fighter jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean this week while operating at sea, a Navy official tells CNN.

Gun instructor's family shows sympathy for child who accidentally killed him updated 3 days ago

The grieving family of an Arizona shooting instructor expresses sympathy for the 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot and killed him.

Probes advance one month after Michael Brown shooting updated 3 days ago

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?

James Foley's mother 'appalled' by U.S. government handling of case updated 3 days ago

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.

Atlanta Hawks GM on 'indefinite leave' over comments criticized as racist updated 3 days ago

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.

David Geffen Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here is a look at the life of David Geffen, producer, studio executive and philanthropist.

Pitch to the face apparently ends MVP contender Giancarlo Stanton's season updated 3 days ago

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.

2014 In Review Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

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

Michael Brown shooting: Is new video a 'game changer'? updated 4 days ago

The Michael Brown shooting case could be impacted by a short cell phone video recorded after the shooting, legal analysts say.

New Michael Brown shooting witnesses describe scene updated 4 days ago

Two construction workers who say they saw the Michael Brown shooting speak out.

Faces of 9/11: Where are they now? updated 4 days ago

A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation.

Divulgacion de Votación para CNN Heroes 2014 updated 4 days ago

La ronda final del fallo se hará mediante del voto del espectador, la cual será llevada a cabo en 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.

CNN Heroes 2014 Voting Disclosures updated 4 days ago

The final round of judging will be done by an online viewer vote conducted on 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).

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.

Goodell: NFL couldn't legally get Ray Rice videos updated 4 days ago

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.

Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. investigation concludes, police say updated 4 days ago

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.

When you're the only white person in the room updated 4 days ago

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.

9/11 museum: Tragedy turns the mundane into memorial updated 5 days ago

When does the ordinary -- letters, gloves, wallets -- become extraordinary? When they tell a story, like the everyday objects in the 9/11 museum.

Powerful California earthquake now blamed for one death updated 5 days ago

The powerful earthquake that shook northern California's Bay Area last month is now blamed for one death.

Key events in the Ray Rice story updated 5 days ago

Ray Rice has called the February punch that knocked out his now-wife "inexcusable." Here is a timeline of key events in the story.

NFL's past penalties for domestic violence 'a different story' updated 5 days ago

The NFL's history of punishing players in domestic violence cases is as complicated as the legal cases themselves.

NFL looking into report that league exec saw Ray Rice video in April updated 5 days ago

Ray Rice's suspension from the NFL for hitting his fiancee may not keep him off the field forever.

A frightening, far-reaching new world of terror threats since 9/11 updated 5 days ago

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 arrest Michael Brown protesters near interstate updated 5 days ago

Police arrested a group of protesters threatening to shut down a portion of Interstate 70 near Ferguson, Missouri.

David Souter Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here is a look at the life of David Souter, former Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Wildfire closes Half Dome at Yosemite updated 5 days ago

Yosemite National Park has closed its famous Half Dome as a 4,532-acre wildfire burned nearly uncontrollably Wednesday, officials said.

Ray and Janay Rice: Seven things to know about the couple updated 5 days ago

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

Pilot of unresponsive plane asked to descend before contact lost updated 5 days ago

A small plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple was unresponsive for hours before crashing Friday off Jamaica's coast.

What if Roger Goodell ran the NBA and Adam Silver captained the NFL? updated 5 days ago

The NFL and the NBA have had vastly different responses to separate hot-button issues: racism and domestic violence.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones accused of sex assault; attorney denies updated 5 days ago

A former exotic dancer has filed a lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, accusing him of sexual assault.

Jon Huntsman Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here's a look at the life of former Utah Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman.

Volunteers turn masterpieces into meals updated 5 days ago

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.

Father seeks closure in son's 'Houdini handcuff suicide' updated 5 days ago

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.

Ray Rice's wife slams his punishment for violence against her updated 5 days ago

Janay Rice, wife of suspended NFL player Ray Rice, slammed the media Tuesday but stood by her husband in an Instagram post.

Rebels sold Steven Sotloff's location to ISIS for thousands, family rep says updated 6 days ago

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.

Elephant apparently crushes caretaker to death in Maine updated 6 days ago

A veterinarian with a passion for elephants died Tuesday, apparently crushed to death in Maine.

South Carolina father held in deaths of five children updated 6 days ago

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.

Cops identify people behind ice bucket prank on autistic teen updated 6 days ago

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 accused of making racist comments updated 6 days ago

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.

NFL chief Roger Goodell faces intense criticism after Ray Rice video updated 6 days ago

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell faces intense criticism Tuesday for the way he handled the case of running back Ray Rice.

U.S. Open Tennis Tournament Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's what you need to know about the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.

Feds blame pilots, but blast UPS, in Alabama crash updated 6 days ago

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.

Ray Rice terminated by team, suspended by NFL after new violent video updated 6 days ago

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.

Rick Santorum Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania congressman.

The burning questions about Ray Rice updated 6 days ago

The video that shows the knockout punch that Ray Rice delivered to his then-fiancee raises questions.

Eric Robert Rudolph Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here is a look at the life of convicted serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph.

3.4-magnitude quake hits near Napa, California updated 6 days ago

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rumbled through northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Missing nursing student Holly Bobo's remains found in Tennessee updated 6 days ago

After three years of searching, the remains of Holly Bobo have been found in Tennessee.

Flying high: Study looks at pilots and drugs updated 6 days ago

NTSB study says 40% of pilots killed in noncommercial plane crashes in recent years have medication in their systems -- a marked increase.

Strongest earthquake in 25 years for northern California's Bay Area updated 6 days ago

The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck Northern California early Sunday, injuring more than 120 people.

Are earthquakes on the rise? Is California's 'Big One' coming? updated 6 days ago

Relax. The quake that struck the Napa, California, area wasn't a sign that the dreaded "Big One" is coming -- at least not yet.

2 dead as flash floods slam Arizona, Nevada updated 6 days ago

Flash floods that slammed parts of the southwestern United States are now blamed for two deaths.

Waits for immigration status -- the legal way -- can be long and frustrating updated 6 days ago

"Get in line" is a common refrain the immigration debate but the lines can require a waiting time of 20 or more years.

Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here is some background information about domestic (intimate partner) violence.

Bruce Levenson's email, Hawks sale: What we know updated 7 days ago

Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson is on his way out, but questions remain.

After chokehold death, NYPD to train officers on proper use of force updated 7 days ago

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says all officers will undergo a three-day retraining on the proper use of force, following suspect's chokehold death.

A racial remark led to Hawks probe and CEO giving up NBA team updated 7 days ago

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to give up his team after an internal investigation uncovered a racially charged email.

Flash floods slam Arizona, Nevada; 1 killed updated 7 days ago

Arizona's governor declared a statewide emergency Monday as record-setting rains in Phoenix turned roadways into rivers.

Teens charged after videos of mentally disabled man being beaten go viral updated 7 days ago

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.

Attacks at University of Florida spark memories of 1990 murders updated 7 days ago

Recent attacks at the University of Florida spark memories of a week in August 1990 when a serial killer fatally stabbed five students.

FBI: U.S. air marshal assaulted at airport in Nigeria updated 7 days ago

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.

Officials wonder why extremists are drawn to Cambridge mosque updated 7 days ago

Law officials say the Cambridge mosque has attracted a number of known terrorists and accused extremists, including the accused Boston Marathon bombers

Hank Paulson Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Hank Paulson, former U.S. Treasury secretary and CEO of Goldman Sachs.

Michael Skakel Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

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.

September 11th Hijackers Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's some background information about the 19 hijackers of September 11, 2001.

Penn State's bowl ban lifted by NCAA updated 7 days ago

The NCAA ends Penn State's postseason ban and scholarship limits on Monday, citing reforms in the athletic program after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Serena Williams Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at the life of professional tennis player Serena Williams, currently ranked number one in the world.

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