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Officers shoot Canadian man holding handgun replica on U.S. border bridge updated 22 minutes ago

U.S. officers shoot a Canadian man who walked toward a border inspection booth waving what they said looked like a handgun.

FSU hearing clears quarterback Jameis Winston updated 3 hours 23 minutes ago

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared by a school panel that considered whether he violated the student conduct code.

NYC cop killer had criminal record and angry social media posts, police say updated 5 hours 33 minutes ago

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who shot and killed two New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, had a lengthy criminal record, police say.

Police officer shot and killed in Florida updated 5 hours 45 minutes ago

A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Backlash, finger-pointing begin after 2 NYPD officers are ambushed, killed updated 6 hours 3 minutes ago

Shortly after a man killed two police officers sitting in their patrol car in New York City, the finger-pointing started.

Tony Bennett Fast Facts updated 7 hours 10 minutes ago

Here's a look at the life of Grammy-winning singer Tony Bennett, famous for his signature song "I Left my Heart in San Francisco."

Barbra Streisand Fast Facts updated 7 hours 10 minutes ago

Here is a look at the life of singer and actress Barbra Streisand.

Chris Brown Fast Facts updated 7 hours 10 minutes ago

Here is a look at the life of Grammy Award-winner Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Muhammad Ali in hospital with pneumonia, his spokesman says updated 13 hours 21 minutes ago

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

Protesters' chants of 'Black Lives Matter' echo at megamall; at least 20 arrested updated 15 hours 34 minutes ago

A choir of protests echoed through the country's quintessential mega-mall, when a few hundred demonstrators raised their voices at the Mall of America.

Eastern Air Lines is back in the air updated 17 hours 36 minutes ago

Eastern Air Lines flew its first of 20 new planes into Miami on Friday. The event marks a relaunch of the once-bankrupt airline, which last flew in 1991.

2 NYPD police officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead updated 23 hours 41 minutes ago

Two New York police officers were shot and killed ambush-style Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

Lawsuits say Sony Pictures should have expected security breach updated 1 days ago

Former employees of Sony Pictures have filed lawsuits against the company over a security breach.

U.S. transfers 4 more Guantanamo detainees -- this time to Afghanistan updated 1 days ago

The U.S. government continues to shrink its ranks of Guantanamo Bay detainees, announcing Saturday that four more have been repatriated -- this time to Afghanistan.

Supreme Court declines to block Florida same-sex marriages updated 1 days ago

Florida appears set to recognize same-sex marriages on January 6, after the U.S. Supreme Court declines to further delay a lower court's ruling.

Pacific storm could mark floods, landslides, early holiday woe updated 1 days ago

Another Pacific storm is to pound the West Coast this weekend and could unleash flash flooding and mudslides, a week after similar rains left devastation.

'Unjust': Rights groups slam spread of facilities for immigrant families updated 1 days ago

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced it is opening the largest immigrant family detention facility in the United States, amid concerns from immigrant-rights groups.

Holiday lights so bright you can see them from space updated 1 days ago

Those lights you put up for the holidays don't just brighten your neighborhood -- they provide NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night.

Paul Wolfowitz Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Paul Wolfowitz, former president of the World Bank.

Wesley Clark Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the life of retired Army General Wesley Clark.

Mary Tyler Moore Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Mary Tyler Moore, Tony and Emmy award winning actress.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

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

Fighting for Kobani from a distance: One man does what he can updated 1 days ago

To draw attention ISIS battle in Kobani, Syrian Kurd living in U.S. goes on three-week hunger strike on Washington sidewalk.

New video shows Janay Rice nuzzling Ray Rice shortly after elevator fight updated 1 days ago

A newly released video shows the now-wife of NFL player Ray Rice lovingly nuzzling him shortly after he knocked her out cold at a casino in New Jersey.

5 things UVA-Rolling Stone correspondence reveals updated 2 days ago

The University of Virginia released correspondence with a Rolling Stone magazine writer and fact checker.

Immigration: More Central Americans apprehended than Mexicans updated 2 days ago

For the first time since detailed records began being kept in 1992, undocumented immigrants from Mexico made up less than half of those apprehended.

Family sees video of Selma police shooting updated 2 days ago

Edward Shaw walked into the Selma, Alabama, Police Department to see official video footage of a police shooting that took place more than a year ago.

$50 million settlement reached in Indiana State Fair stage collapse updated 2 days ago

Lawyer: A $50 million settlement was reached in the deadly collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair

Reborn Kepler spacecraft discovers another planet updated 2 days ago

Kepler is still on the beat.

Killer meatloaf? Lawsuit claims couple died after tainted Bob Evans meal updated 2 days ago

A West Virginia lawsuit claims tainted meatloaf from a Bob Evans restaurant caused an elderly couple to die.

Gruesome discovery: Small bodies inside abandoned storage locker updated 2 days ago

In an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, a woman finds a sealed ottoman containing two small bodies.

Girls charged in Slenderman stabbing deemed competent updated 3 days ago

Two girls accused of stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman have been found competent to stand trial.

Huge Los Angeles blaze was arson, fire officials say updated 3 days ago

Arsonists started a huge December 8 blaze in downtown Los Angeles, the Fire Department says.

What deluges? 11 trillion gallons of rain still needed to end California drought updated 3 days ago

What deluges? 11 trillion gallons of rain needed to end California drought.

Army to launch 'blimp' that detects cruise missiles updated 3 days ago

The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary blimps 10,000 feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington, D.C. area from cruise missiles.

Jim Jones Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Jim Jones, former National Security Adviser under President Barack Obama.

Cops stun suspect in boys' shooting in California updated 3 days ago

A man who allegedly shot two boys in Stockton, California, in July has been arrested, police say.

What would make a baseball hat be worth $300,000? updated 3 days ago

A baseball hat Babe Ruth wore during his 1934 tour of Japan just sold for $303,277 on the site Grey Flannel Auctions.

Police: 3 killed after car hits crowd leaving California church event updated 3 days ago

3 died after a car plowed into a crowd of people in Southern California after a church Christmas event, authorities say.

Judge tosses conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 updated 3 days ago

A judge has vacated the conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was executed for allegedly killing two girls some 70 years ago in South Carolina.

Selma protesters invoke Ferguson but police say no comparison updated 3 days ago

The chants of protest heard across America in recent weeks echoed Wednesday in Selma, Alabama, where the civil rights movement reached a crescendo

Top 5 eye-opening Mike Rowe moments updated 4 days ago

Don't miss the season finale of Mike Rowe's "Somebody's Gotta Do It" at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday on CNN.

2014 In Review Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

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

Barack Obama Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.

49ers release Ray McDonald amid sexual assault allegations updated 4 days ago

The San Francisco 49ers released defensive end Ray McDonald on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual assault.

Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says updated 4 days ago

Three Alcatraz inmates who attempted to leave the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison in 1962 may have made it, says a study by Dutch researchers.

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.

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

Through his nonprofit, Arthur Bloom is using music to help hundreds of injured troops recover.

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

Patricia Kelly's nonprofit, Ebony Horsewomen, teaches horseback riding and animal science to at-risk youths.

Helping Baltimore's grieving kids heal updated 4 days ago

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

14 arrested in connection with deadly meningitis outbreak updated 4 days ago

14 arrested in connection with the deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections distributed by a compounding pharmacy.

Jeb Bush Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.

#AskACop becomes trending for vents about police updated 4 days ago

#AskACop trended on Twitter, used by many to rail against what they viewed as some police officers' unjust treatment of African-Americans.

Rampage Killings Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's a look at rampage killings that have occurred in the United States since the 1940s.

'Breathe Easy' T-shirts stir controversy updated 4 days ago

Eric Garner supporters angry over T-shirts created by Indiana police officer that read "Breathe Easy, Don't Break the Law."

Friends' accounts differ significantly from victim in UVA rape story updated 4 days ago

Friends of the woman whose alleged rape was chronicled in Rolling Stone remember a starkly different account.

Suspect in family massacre found dead updated 5 days ago

The body of a Pennsylvania man on the run after being suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws has been found, authorities said.

'Oh God, it's Mom': Pundit brothers called out on C-SPAN updated 5 days ago

Mother calls C-SPAN to ask political pundit sons to cool it before Christm

Protesters plan 'Week of Outrage' updated 5 days ago

A "Week of Outrage" is set to culminate in large demonstrations planned for Saturday in New York and Washington.

Protesters gear up for weekend marches against police violence updated 5 days ago

A "Week of Outrage" is set to culminate in large demonstrations planned for Saturday in New York and Washington.

Protesting police shootings: Demands for change sound out nationwide updated 5 days ago

Large demonstrations in major cities including New York and Washington express outrage at the deaths of unarmed black men by police.

Protesting police shootings: Demands for change sound out nationwide updated 5 days ago

The families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and other unarmed black men felled by bullets or police force protested in D.C.

Border agent accused of helping smugglers updated 5 days ago

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer was behind bars Monday after being arrested for allegedly helping drug traffickers move product into the U.S.

81 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak; ice resurfacer could be to blame updated 5 days ago

A carbon monoxide leak at a Wisconsin ice rink left 81 people hospitalized -- and an ice resurfacing machine could be to blame.

Cosby breaks his silence updated 5 days ago

Bill Cosby, accused of rape by an increasing number of women, was reached at home Friday by a New York Post reporter who asked comedian about allegations.

Police in Pa. search for man suspected of killing ex-wife, 5 former in-laws updated 6 days ago

Officials in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, are seeking a man suspected in the deaths of six people at three sites near Philadelphia on Monday.

Cleveland police slam NFL player's protest over Tamir Rice death updated 6 days ago

Police slam Cleveland Browns player Andrew Hawkins for wearing a T-shirt calling for justice in the police shooting of Tamir Rice.

Hawaii: 13-year-old cliff diver goes missing updated 6 days ago

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 13-year-old boy who went cliff jumping into the water with friends in Hawaii -- but never resurfaced.

Northern white rhino dies at San Diego zoo; only 5 left worldwide updated 6 days ago

A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, leaving only five worldwide and bringing the species closer to extinction.

When the feds seized a T-Rex updated 6 days ago

It was the find of Peter Larson's lifetime: a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton nicknamed "Sue" -- until the federal government seized it.

Heisman Trophy Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about college football's Heisman Trophy.

Michael Hayden Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

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

West Coast storms surprise Los Angeles with...a tornado, captured on video updated 7 days ago

Torrential rains moved walls of rock and mud in Southern California, burying homes in one neighborhood and prompting evacuations of foothill communities.

Justice Department will not try to force New York Times reporter to reveal source updated 8 days ago

The government has decided not to seek to compel New York Times reporter James Risen to reveal a source.

Election results favor Colorado death row inmate updated 8 days ago

Quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap's execution is on hold. But a new Colorado governor could push it forward if elected in November.

Ex-millionaire: I was framed for murders ordered by Escobar updated 8 days ago

Was Kris Maharaj framed for a Pablo Escobar-ordered murder in Florida?

2 children in Georgia home without adults die in fire updated 8 days ago

Two children -- who were among 5 in a Georgia house without adults -- died and another is in critical condition following a fire, fire official says.

Police arrest man in connection with shooting near Oregon high school updated 8 days ago

A gang task force arrested a man early Saturday in connection with a shooting near a high school in Portland, Oregon, police said.

Investigators think Mississippi teen may not have been alone when she burned updated 8 days ago

Investigators "are looking at the strong possibility" someone was with burned Mississippi teen Jessica Chambers moments before a fire engulfed her car

Bombshell rape story triggers weeks of turmoil at the University of Virginia updated 8 days ago

A Rolling Stone story about a reported gang rape roiled the University of Virginia; unanswered questions remain as students start a month-long winter break.

'I ask members of Congress to look those Newtown families in the eye' updated 8 days ago

Two years after Newtown, Rep. Tim Murphy is crusading to change the mental health care system. For Congress' only psychologist, the political is personal.

Fury of rain moves rocks, mud in Southern California, burying homes updated 8 days ago

Torrential rains moved walls of rock and mud in Southern California, burying homes in one neighborhood and prompting evacuations of foothill communities.

4 killed in crash on Mississippi highway updated 8 days ago

A truck pulling a flatbed trailer rolled on I-10 in Mississippi, leading to a multi-vehicle accident that left 4 dead, 4 injured, police said.

Video shows Grand Canyon filling with clouds updated 8 days ago

One of the natural wonders of the world was a sight to behold this week, shrouded by a sea of clouds.

Police arrest man after 4 wounded near high school updated 8 days ago

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Four mothers share pain of losing sons updated 9 days ago

The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner share their pain and hope for change as they hold their first interview together.

Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule unearthed updated 9 days ago

Paul Revere hasn't stirred up this much anticipation in Boston since his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington.

Suspect in killings of two Atlanta homeless men also accused in woman's death updated 9 days ago

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the killings of two Atlanta homeless men shot three days apart while they slept on the sidewalk.

U.S. School Violence Fast Facts updated 9 days ago

Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to now.

Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts updated 9 days ago

Here is some background information about the Golden Globe Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Rich & poor, black & white: Many in US unified in anger at Eric Garner case updated 9 days ago

From athletes and celebrities to medical students and congressional staffers, Americans react to racially charged Eric Garner case.

Actor accused of killing, skinning and then eating ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit updated 9 days ago

TV actor Dimitri Diatchenko is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit -- and then eating half of it.

Falling tree kills man as rain, high winds thrash California and Oregon updated 10 days ago

Heavy rain and power outages hit the San Francisco Bay Area, and blizzards, flooding and high winds are expected in other parts of California.

Photographer Michel du Cille dies; he was a Washington Post veteran updated 10 days ago

Legendary photographer Michel du Cille, a 26-year veteran of The Washington Post, unexpectedly died on Thursday while on assignment in Liberia.

Missing California mom found dead in trunk of car updated 10 days ago

Erica Perez, a mom who was missing in California, was found dead in the trunk of a car, police said.

First images of 'Titanic of the Golden Gate' revealed updated 10 days ago

SS City of Rio de Janeiro shipwreck has been rediscovered and photographed in the San Francisco Bay.

Ashton Carter Fast Facts updated 10 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Ashton B. Carter, nominee for the position of U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Burned Mississippi teen's phone 'key' to finding killer, prosecutor says updated 10 days ago

Mystery shrouds the fiery weekend death of Jessica Chambers, but the Mississippi teen may have given firefighters a clue in her killing, a prosecutor says.

Joseph Lowery Fast Facts updated 10 days ago

Here's a look at the life of civil rights leader Joseph Lowery.

Death Penalty Fast Facts updated 10 days ago

Here's a look at the death penalty in the United States.

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