Shannon Morgan identifies as an atheist and wants the world, or at least the car behind her, to know it. But the state of New Jersey says no.
Massachusetts officials found the remains of Jeremiah Oliver, who was missing for months before police were called.
A 9-year-old Michgan boy stumbles across what turns out to be a tooth from a long-extinct mastodon.
Pointy hats, white robes, crosses burning, bodies hanging from trees.
Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday afternoon on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Massachusetts investigators said Friday they think they have found the remains of Jeremiah Oliver, 5, who was missing for months before police were called.
A man accused of shooting at cars on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts covering nine incidents.
Here is a look at the life of former AIG Chief Executive Officer Hank Greenberg.
Here's an in-depth look at the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
Here is some background information on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), a religious sect that broke away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church, over the practice of polygamy.
Here is some background information about the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 19, 1995.
Here is some background information about the deaths of 13 people at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999.
Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has closed its Ole Miss chapter after three of its members were suspected of tying a noose around the neck of a campus statue.
A man accused of killing his wife while she frantically spoke to a 911 operator bought marijuana candy just hours before the deadly shooting, police said.
A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with as many as 20 highway shootings in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, police said Thursday.
A bill is headed for the governor's desk that would allow for a woman to be prosecuted if she illegally takes drugs while pregnant and the child is harmed.
What started out as a simple mother-daughter favor in New York City ended up as grand theft auto. Well, kind of.
Jeff Tobola had just wrapped up another work day and picked up his son in West, Texas, when he heard the city's fertilizer plant was on fire.
Up a river without a paddle. An adventurous California sea lion was found at a ranch in California, about 100-mile drive from the ocean.
Utah police say a 39-year-old woman has told them she killed six babies immediately after she gave birth to them over a period of years.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that North Dakota's abortion law, considered one of the most restrictive in the nation, is unconstitutional.
In the year after a fertilizer explosion shook West, Texas, killing 15 and displacing hundreds, residents worked hard to rebuild and rally around one another.
The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water. Why? Because someone urinated into the water reservoir.
A Denver woman's frantic phone call with a 911 dispatcher ended when her husband allegedly shot her, police say.
The NCAA on Tuesday proposed that athletes receive unlimited meals and snacks, the collegiate sports organization said in a news release.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year through his new group Everytown for Gun Safety to counter the NRA.
Given the huge Boston Marathon course, how can police prevent every suspicious item from slipping through?
Back in 1993, my friend Craig Pollard set out with a very simple mission. He wanted to help cancer survivors realize their dreams of a college education.
Thirty-nine people are now confirmed dead in last month's landslide in Washington state, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.
A controversial New York Police Department surveillance unit that cataloged information on Muslim communities has been disbanded, according to the department.
South Dakota officials put to rest a 42-year-old cold case about two missing 17-year-old girls and declared they died in a 1971 car accident, with no foul play.
Thousands of people gather in a Boston convention center to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
A fake job ad listing impossible working conditions was really a pitch for the job of "mother."
A man suspected of killing three people at two Jewish-affiliated facilities in Kansas has been charged with murder.
An Army veteran credited with trying to save the lives of fellow soldiers during a firefight in Afghanistan will be awarded the nation's highest military award, the White House said on Tuesday.
Olek Doba's slow, lonely kayak journey across the Atlantic Ocean is nearing an end this week.
Reat Griffin Underwood, William Lewis Corporon and Terri LaManno -- killed in shootings at Jewish facilities near Kansas City -- were remembered by loved ones.
Amid a grove of trees, buried beneath the grass and dirt, Mississippi's past is colliding with its future.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sits in a jail cell as dignitaries, survivors and rescuers gather to remember the Boston Marathon bombing.
Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.
Here's a look at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here's a look at the Pulitzer Prizes. The prizes are presented every April in recognition of achievements in journalism, music, literature and drama.
Here's a look at the life of Mickey Rooney.
Here's a look at the life of Rev. Al Sharpton, political activist and Baptist minister.
News stories about NSA surveillance have won Pulitzer Prizes for public service for The Washington Post and Guardian US.
A thunderstorm roared through southern Mississippi on Monday, injuring two people and damaging a trailer park in Gautier, Mississippi, authorities said.
A Missouri man, with a history of anti-Semitism, is suspected of killing three at Jewish centers in Kansas City.
The 73-year-old man accused of opening fire outside two Jewish centers has a long resume of anti-Semitism
Here is a look at what you need to know about the Boston Marathon terror attack. On April 15, 2013, double bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured at least 264.
A year after a bomb exploded during one of Boston's most-celebrated events, many whose lives were shattered are struggling to put the pieces back together.
The nonprofit Cancer for College not only provided me with a college scholarship, but it also showed me that goals can be accomplished regardless of adversity.
Here's a look at the life of attorney Mark Geragos, known for his high profile clients.
Here's a look at Barbara Walters's life.
Here's some background information about the annual income tax filing deadline in the United States. April 15, 2014 is the deadline to file 2013 income tax returns.
Citing public safety concerns, U.S. officials put an early end Saturday to a week-long roundup of a Nevada rancher's illegally grazing cattle on federal land.
A 39-year-old woman in Utah is in custody, accused of murder, after authorities found the remains of seven infants at a home where she used to live.
Here's a look at what you need to know about rampage killings that have occurred in the U.S. since the 1940s.
Three people were killed Sunday in shootings at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City, police said.
An Atlantic City casino is suing poker champion Phillip Ivey Jr., claiming he cheated his way to more than $9.6 million in winnings.
Cell phone video recorded from inside a car clipped by a FedEx tractor-trailer truck before it slammed into a bus carrying students in Northern California is being reviewed by investigators, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Earth Day, which is celebrated every year by more than a billion people in 180 nations around the world.
A Florida woman was attacked by a black bear she found sifting through her garbage in search of food, authorities say.
The 54-year-old Michigan driver severely beaten after he accidentally struck a child who had stepped into the street earlier this month is breathing on his own.
A family rescued at sea with a sick baby is out of danger and back on dry land, but may be facing its toughest storm yet.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied SeaWorld's appeal of issued safety citations.
A FedEx truck was already on fire when it crossed a median and slammed into a bus carrying students in Northern California, witnesses said.
After Donna Carnes' husband went missing, she learned to live with ambiguous loss.
Some of those who died or remain unaccounted for in fiery California bus crash were remembered Saturday.
Officials in Jackson, Wyoming, evacuate homes in a slow-moving landslide the size of two football fields.
A 20-year dispute between a Nevada rancher and rangers over illegal cattle grazing becomes Old West-style showdown, even drawing armed militia groups.
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.
Here is a look at the life of Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google.
Here's a look at the life of Bernard Madoff, serving 150 years in prison for running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.
Jonathan Gutierrez kicked off his shoes and dozed off in the back of a bus traveling along a sleepy stretch of Interstate 5 near the North California town of Orland.
University of North Carolina says experts in the field of adult literacy found flaws in whistleblower's claims.
On Thursday, workers in Indiana and Kentucky finished sliding a new nearly half-mile-long, 30 million-pound bridge from one set of piers to another.
Last month, an independent film titled "I Want to Be an Astronaut" about a driven high school robotics student and his dream to become an astronaut premiered aboard the International Space Station 286 miles above the Earth.
The outgoing director of the Federal Air Marshal Service told CNN that he bought several guns from an employee under investigation over concerns he may have used his position to get free and discounted firearms.
Four of the 20 students wounded in a knife attack at a Murrysville, Pennsylvania, high school remained in critical condition Friday, area hospitals said.
At least nine people were killed when a tour bus collided with a truck in Glenn County, California, said California Highway Patrol Officer Timothy Howath.
Five people have now been charged in connection with the vicious mob beating of a Detroit man that some are calling a hate crime.
Seven chimpanzees escaped at the Kansas City Zoo, using a 6-foot-long tree branch to climb out of their enclosure on Thursday.
Eric Harroun, an Army veteran accused of fighting with al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Syria -- has died, his family and officials in Phoenix, Arizona, said.
Robert Corchado -- who police say fled after causing an accident that killed a 4-year-old at a day care center -- turned himself in Thursday, authorities said.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted Thursday to reduce sentencing guidelines that could shorten prison stays for about 70% of federal drug trafficking defendants, backing a proposal supported by the Justice Department and some conservative lawmakers.
CNN Heroes: Jen Leary founded Red Paw Emergency Relief, which assists pets and their owners when disaster strikes.
Authorities are trying to find out who is behind up to 20 shootings on Kansas City highways over the past month.
The U.S. could be in for another quiet hurricane season, according to Phillip Klotzbach and William Gray of Colorado State University.
A new outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship may have been caused by the norovirus, the ship's operator said Wednesday.
Has the U.S. Supreme Court placed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on a hit list? Some warn the Roberts court is already eroding the landmark law.
Chicago's Safe Passage program puts the watchful eyes of adults on many students' routes to school, but community members aren't convinced it works.
An autopsy report is made public six months after Miriam Carey was shot dead after leading Washington police on a car chase from the White House to the Capitol
A body found in an Indiana lake has been identified as that of Teleka Patrick, the Michigan doctor who's been missing since December, a coroner confirmed.
Police in Kansas City are telling motorists to remain vigilant in the wake of 13 shooting incidents in the past month on major highways and roads.
Franklin Regional Senior High assistant principal Sam King was toasted as "a hero" after tackling a stabbing suspect.
Students and staff at Franklin Regional Senior High School stepped in to help one another during a mass stabbing at the suburban Pittsburgh school.
The peace of mind Paula Fisher sought for herself and her children when she left Pittsburgh nearly two decades ago was shattered Wednesday morning.
One child has died at a hospital after a car was knocked into a Florida day care center. Fourteen others were injured, officers say.
The death toll from a massive landslide that struck in Washington state's Cascade Mountains rose to 36 on Wednesday, the Snohomish County medical examiner said.