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Texas governor has long opposed gun control. Now he's leading a discussion on stopping school shootings

In the wake of Friday's deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott plans to convene...

NYC Mayor de Blasio tells police to end arrests for marijuana smoking

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has told top brass at the city's police department to stop arresting people who ar...

Texas Lt Gov: Teachers need to be armed

On State of the Union, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick discusses what he thinks should happen in schools after the Santa Fe school shooting.

Rainbow peeks behind church during memorial

During a memorial service held for the Santa Fe High School shooting victims, a rainbow appearing to come from the high school appeared overhead.

Texas lieutenant governor blames abortions and violent video games for school shootings, but not guns

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Sunday said school shootings aren't happening because of an issue with guns. Rather, he...

Lt Gov Patrick defends Texas gun laws

On State of the Union, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick discusses the recent Santa Fe school shooting and what can be done in the wake of it.

FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States

Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in New York, was the subject of a viral video last week after he was caught on camera ...

Two Pakistani girls shot; two different responses. For some, that reeks of hypocrisy

The comparisons with Malala Yousafzai began as soon as Sabika Sheikh was identified as one of the ...

Texas governor's website continues to tout shotgun giveaway in aftermath of school shooting

A gunman armed with a .38 revolver and a shotgun walked into Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday and killed 10 pe...

Texas shooting renews debate over gun violence

Three months after Parkland, a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas that left 10 dead and 13 injured magnifies the divides over gun legislation in America.

As victims' families prepare to arrive at a Santa Fe church to mourn, a rainbow appears overhead

As news vans were setting up Sunday morning for a church service for the Santa Fe school massacre victims, reporters ...

See lava spew from Kilauea volcano

New fissures are forming after another eruption from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii while smoke in the region reaches 30,000 feet. CNN's Scott McLean reports.

Aerials show lava river in Hawaii

Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is causing an increase in brush fires. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

Ex-model and son die in plunge from hotel

A 47-year-old former model involved in a custody dispute plunged to her death from a Manhattan hotel, according to three law enforcement sources.

Texas deputies and Santa Fe gunman exchanged fire for 25 minutes, sheriff says

A shooting at a Texas high school lasted for a terrifying 30 minutes on Friday. For 25 of those minutes, ...

Mom: Daughter turned down suspect's advances

Students and family members of victims speak out about Dimitrios Pagourtzis who is accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 others at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

Cougar kills mountain biker, injures friend

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and another one was taken to a hospital after a mountain lion attacked the pair while they were biking in the Cascade Mountains near Seattle, according to the sheriff's office.

Cougar kills mountain biker, injures another in Washington state

The cougar appeared to be stalking two men as they rode their bikes over the weekend in the Cascade Mountains near Se...

Former model and young son die in plunge from New York hotel

A 47-year-old former model involved in a custody dispute plunged to her death from a Manhattan hotel Friday, accordin...

A mother's powerful letter about her child's experience hiding from the Santa Fe shooter

Deedra Van Ness, the mother of a student who survived Friday's ...

Listen to dispatch audio from Texas school shooting

Dispatch audio of the moment police officers enter Santa Fe High School during the shooting.

Santa Fe shooting survivor at vigil: 'All that was going through my head was to get out'

At 7:45 Friday morning, Santa Fe High School sophomore Zachary Muehe was checking his cell phone while he waited for ...

Texas official blames school shooting on too many exits and entrances

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday's massacre at a high school near Houston in part on "too many entrances and ...

Explosion and fire at plastic fabrication company in Texas leaves 22 injured

Twenty-two people were injured in an explosion and fire at Kuraray America Eval, a plastic fabrication company in Pas...

TX Lt. gov.: Too many school entrances, exits

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick says schools have too many entrances and exits and may need to be retrofitted.

Kilauea explosion ash cloud reached up to 10,000 feet

A small explosion from the Halemaumau crater in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano at about midnight local time created an ash ...

Mother of victim says alleged Texas school shooter asked her daughter on date, was rejected

Sadie Baze says she keeps expecting her daughter to walk into the house, but Shana Fisher was killed Friday, one of 1...

Met Opera sues former conductor for $5.8 million over sexual misconduct allegations

The Metropolitan Opera filed a countersuit Friday against its former music director, James Levine, asking for more th...

There were 22 school shootings ... all before June

There were 22 school shootings in the United States in the first five months of 2018. That's an average of 1.1 shootings a week.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis identified as Santa Fe High shooter, sheriff says

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, identified as the Texas high school shooter, is being held on charges of capital murder and agg...

These are the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting

Ten people were killed in Friday's shoot...

Couple finds buried treasure in backyard

A New York couple came across a safe containing cash, gold and jewelry buried in their backyard, but what they did next is truly remarkable.

Student survives gunshot to the head

Rome Shubert, a 16-year-old student, describes being shot in the head during the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

Deadliest Mass Shootings in Modern US History Fast Facts

Here is a list of the deadliest single day ...

Suspect posted image of 'Born to Kill' shirt

Dimitrios Pagourtzis is suspected of conducting the shooting at a Texas high school, Federal law enforcement officials tell CNN and confirmed to the Houston Chronicle by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

Parent: 'Just pray for our kids'

Students and parents describe the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

The gunshots got louder. Panic set in. Texas students knew it was 'really happening to us'

Class had recently begun when Daymon Rabon, a senior at Santa Fe High School in Texas, heard a loud bang in the room ...

Parkland dad: Not talking is not legislation

Fred Guttenberg, father of Jamie Guttenburg who was killed during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, said he has been worried a shooting might happen again while lawmakers debate reforms to gun laws.

Suspect posted image of 'Born to Kill' shirt

Dimitrios Pagourtzis is suspected of conducting the shooting at a Texas high school, Federal law enforcement officials tell CNN and confirmed to the Houston Chronicle by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

Trump: Shootings have been going on too long

President Trump responded to the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas saying school shootings "have been going on too long".

Assistant principal: Person arrested in shooting

Dr. Cris Richardson, assistant principal of Santa Fe High School, tells reporters that there was an active shooting at the school, and "that person has been arrested."

Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to...

Multiple dead in Santa Fe school shooting

Law enforcement tells CNN that there have been multiple fatalities after an active shooter situation at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

In April, they walked out to protest school shootings. Today, they were victims of one

Not even a month ago, students at Santa Fe High School took a stand against gun violence by walking out of their clas...

What we know so far about the Santa Fe school shooting

Nine students and a teacher were killed ...

Santa Fe High School student 'completely okay' after being shot in the head

Doctors told Rome Shubert, 16, he had the "perfect scenario."A bullet sliced clean through the back of the San...

A Parkland dad says he's been dreading another school shooting -- and it's happened again

This, says Fred Guttenberg, is what he's been dreading.Since his daughter was killed in February at a ...

Army Corps to leave Puerto Rico as hurricane season approaches

With hurricane season less than two weeks away and thousands of Puerto Ricans still without electricity, the US Army ...

2 weeks after Hawaii volcano eruption, residents say it's getting worse

Steve Gebbie has to wear a face mask every time he comes close to his home on Hawaii's Big Island.When the ...

Memorial Day Fast Facts

Here's a look at Memorial Day, a day honoring Am...

Breakthrough Women Fast Facts: US Government, Education and Business

Here is a look at women in government, education and business who have broken through the glass ceiling and become th...

Girls still in facilities after abuse allegations

Authorities raided two children's care facilities outside Houston after multiple staff members were accused of physically abusing underage girls in their care.

There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year

We're only 20 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 22 school shootings wher...

How space travel can unite a fractured world

They were just three men. But their peaceful message was seen by a billion people. And the timing couldn't have been ...

The most turbulent time in modern American history (it's not now)

A president with low approval ratings. Tensions between the US and North Korea. Athletes protesting racial injustice....

Veteran's ashes discovered, gets proper burial

This man found the ashes of a Vietnam veteran, and went to great lengths to ensure he received a proper burial.

Watch the emotional moment a man gets his life back

After nearly three decades behind bars, a judge threw out John Bunn's 1992 conviction.

Temple University student accused of attempted rape at fraternity house

A Temple University student faces several charges including attempted rape and attempted sexual assault in connection...

India: Women, class, and discrimination

Many in India are born and live as second class citizens putting women in jeopardy of falling victim to rape. CNN's Sumnina Udas reports.

Missouri police use school shooting simulator

The O'Fallon, Missouri, police department is training officers with a very realistic simulator, using video of the local high schools to prepare officers for school shootings.

CIA Directors Fast Facts

Here's some background information about directors of the Ce...

Watch attorney dodge cameras in NYC

An attorney lashed out at employees and customers for speaking Spanish at a New York restaurant. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

Watch John Travolta dance with 50 Cent

John Travolta was filmed throwing down some dad moves with rapper 50 Cent at the Cannes Film Festival.

Clint Eastwood Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Clint Eastwood, filmmaker, actor, producer, director and composer.Pers...

5 things for May 18: US and China, Hawaii volcanoes, royal wedding

It's not summer yet, but it's never too early to check out a list of the ...

Dozens of girls still in care facility after allegations of sexual, physical abuse surface, DA says

Authorities raided two children's homes outside Houston on Wednesday after multiple staff members were accused of phy...

Las Vegas police arrest a suspect after reports of masked gunman

Las Vegas police searched The Boulevard shopping mall Thursday night after reports of a masked person carrying a long...

Kilauea volcano erupts, Hawaii hands out 18,000 ash masks

After an eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke 30,000 feet into the air on Thursday, official...

California explosion victim found 'beauty in everyone'

The woman who was killed in a ...

Witness says box exploded when California blast victim opened it

A California day spa owner killed in a ...

Starbucks faces more racism allegations after a barista wrote a slur on a Latino customer's cup

As Starbucks prepares to close its stores later this month for ...

Man to Spanish speakers at New York restaurant: 'My next call is to ICE'

A man berated employees and customers for speaking Spanish in a New York restaurant, describing them as undocumented ...

What they thought was a rusty box in their backyard was a safe with $52,000 worth of treasure

For years Matthew and Maria Colonna-Emanuel thought a piece of rusty metal behind some trees in their backyard was ju...

New York attorney in racist rant has history of confrontations

The man who berated employees and customers for speaking Spanish in a New York City cafe has a history of aggressivel...

Two biker gang leaders convicted for deadly 2015 shootout

Three years after the deadly biker gang shootout in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, the to...

1 adult, 1 child killed in 'horrific' accident involving school bus and dump truck in New Jersey

A teacher and student on a field trip were killed Thursday when a school bus collided with a dump truck and flipped o...

Tiger Woods Fast Facts

Here's a look at one of the most successful golfers in history, Tiger Woods.Personal:...

Explosive eruption at Kilauea's summit

An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

School resource officer stopped gunman

A school resource officer in Dixon, Illinois, shot a former student who opened fire at his former school's graduation rehearsal.

Here's what you should (and shouldn't) do to defuse a racist tirade in public

When you watch public, racist tirades online -- like the recent one ...

Video reveals details of deadly Niger ambush

A video released by the US military shows the body of Sgt. La David Johnson being recovered 48 hours after he was killed during the October 2017 ISIS ambush in Niger. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Vegas shooting victim reunites with hero

Rosemarie Melanson was among the first people shot after a gunman opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas. But she credits one man, Don Matthews, for saving her life. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

Surgeon general gives medical help on flight

The United States surgeon general Jerome M. Adams said in a tweet that he assisted in a medical emergency on board a Delta flight. CNN's Dave Briggs reports.

American jailed in Venezuela fears for life

Inmates have revolted and taken control of a notorious prison in Venezuela, as the volatile country braces for presidential elections decried as illegitimate by regional leaders. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

After scandal, Miss America names first all-female leadership team

For the first time in the organization's history, Miss America will be led entirely by women -- and they're all forme...

What Meghan Markle's teacher remembers about her

CNN's Jason Carroll takes a look into the early years of acting and activism of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee.

Michigan State University reaches $500 million settlement with Larry Nassar victims

Michigan State University will pay $500 million to settle lawsuits brought by 332 victims of Larry Nassar, the former...

Las Vegas shooting survivor stayed months in hospital. She's finally been reunited with her rescuer

Rosemarie Melanson can barely remember hearing a man speak to her after she was shot in the Las Vegas massacre. She s...

A man repeatedly threatened to blow up a mosque, the FBI says. They caught him by checking caller ID

A South Florida man is accused of leaving multiple voicemails saying he would blow up a mosque days before Ramadan. T...

Investigators: Don't believe this was accident

Investigators do not believe that the deadly blast in Aliso Viejo, California, was an accident. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

MSU reaches settlement with Nassar victims

Michigan State University will pay a total of $500 million to settle lawsuits brought by victims of Larry Nassar, the former MSU professor and doctor who sexually abused hundreds of young girls and women.

5 things for May 17: White House, Niger ambush video, world population

The royal wedding is just a couple of days away! ...

This is what Meghan Markle's high school teacher remembers most about her

When Meghan Markle's high school theology teacher heard about her engagement to Prince Harry she had one immediate th...

Transcripts show quest for dirt on Clinton

The Senate Judiciary Committee released a slew of transcripts related to its investigation of a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and several Russians. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

Children in abuse case shot with weapons and burned with hot water, prosecutors say

The abuse suffered by siblings at the hands of their parents in a Northern California home included being waterboarde...

Armenia: The country with a 'national bread'

Anthony Bourdain explores the history of lavash, a soft, thin unleavened flatbread, and its cultural significance in Armenia. Watch Parts Unknown Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on CNN.

Fatal California explosion likely caused by device, authorities say

A deadly explosion at a California day spa that killed the business owner, was likely caused by a device and was not ...

Las Vegas gunman was tidy, but made housekeeper uneasy, say papers that paint picture of the massacre

More than 1,000 pages of documents released Wednesday give some insight into the gunman who killed 58 people last yea...

This officer stopped a school shooter before anyone got hurt

An Illinois school resource officer is being praised as a hero for intervening when a former student opened fire Wedn...

North Carolina teachers want better pay and they're marching to fight for it

Thousands of North Carolina teachers missed school Wednesday to rally at the state legislative building in Raleigh, c...

A Vietnam veteran was going to be buried alone. Then a stranger helped find his family

When Dave Fullarton discovered the ashes of former Army Captain Larry Casey, he felt the Vietnam veteran deserved a p...

Parkland school resource officer decried as coward gets princely pension of $8,702 a month

The former school resource officer criticized for his response to the Parkland school massacre is receiving more than...

A man who was wrongly convicted of murder when he was 14 clears his name after 27 long years

John Bunn was just 14 when he was jailed for the murder of an off-duty correction officer in Brooklyn.He was f...

US Census Fast Facts

Here's some background information about the census, a count of ...

White woman calls the cops on black investor

Michael Hayes, a Memphis, Tennessee, real estate investor, was inspecting a house he was interested in buying when a white woman called 911 on him. The cops then came to his defense.

Deadly storms pummel Northeast

Severe storms in the Northeast claimed two lives and left thousands without power, city officials said.

North Carolina teachers protest for better pay

Teachers in North Carolina plan to hold a march and a rally Wednesday, calling for better pay, benefits and more state spending per student.

Pennsylvania man who killed and buried four men is sentenced to life in prison

The Pennsylvania man who killed four young men and then buried their corpses on his parents' rural property last July...

The history of Gaza in 2 minutes

Find out why this small strip of land has been through so many conflicts and political upheavals since the end of World War II.

Caged tiger at prom sparks uproar

A caged tiger at a jungle-themed prom in Miami has sparked an uproar.

California abuse cases raise questions about home school regulation

Ina Rogers admits some people may not agree with home schooling but said she and her husband pride themselves on bein...

Is Amazon a monopoly?

Amazon dominates online retail and is one of the most valuable companies in the world. But are consumers harmed by its low prices? CNN's Jon Sarlin reports.

A white woman sees a black man inspecting a house and calls the cops. But there's a twist to this incident

You've seen this movie (or, um, video) before.Someone calls the police on a black person for doing ... somethi...

Boy returns to school after dad's death, 70 cops escort him

Five-year-old Dakota Pitts really didn't want to show up to school alone after his police officer dad's death. So, some 70 police officers showed up, standing in support as he walked in.

Ash clouds from Kilauea volcano prompt red alert on Hawaii's Big Island

Officials warned residents and airplanes to stay away from part of Hawaii's Big Island after a plume of ash from the ...

2016 Presidential Campaign Hacking Fast Facts

Here's a look at hacking incidents during the 2016 presidential campaign and Russian meddling in the election. For de...

Innovative journalist Tom Wolfe dies

Tom Wolfe, the innovative journalist and author who wrote such best-selling masterpieces as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff" has passed away.

5 things for May 16: North Korea, immigration, Tom Wolfe

Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar, has begun. ...

Northeast braces for possible flooding after powerful storms kill 2 people

Severe storms that ravaged parts of the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic -- and claimed at least two lives -- have pass...

Explosion at California medical facility appears to be intentional act, source says

The deadly explosion in an Orange County building that killed one woman and injured three others appears to be intent...

Parents of 10 kids arrested after police find garbage and feces covering the house

When police searched the Northern California home of Ina Rogers and Jonathan Allen and their 10 children, they said t...

Manhattan to stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana cases in August

Last year, cops in Manhattan arrested people for smoking or possessing small amounts of marijuana a little more than ...

70 cops escort son of slain officer to school

On Dakota Pitts' first day back to school after his police officer dad was killed in the line of duty, 70 officers escorted him as he walked up to the school building.

'Big Bang Theory' season ends with a wedding

Sheldon and Amy tied the knot on the season 11 finale of "The Big Bang Theory."

Rudy Giuliani Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Rudy Giulia...

North Carolina teachers will be the next to walk out. Here's what they want:

The nationwide fight for more school funding has now swept North Carolina, where teachers are planning to skip school...

Woman lived in NYC apartment for $28 a month

Actress Patricia O'Grady spent 60 years of her life in an apartment in Greenwich Village -- one of New York's most desirable neighborhoods -- for less than $30 a month.

10 children rescued from horrible conditions

Ten children were rescued from a house due to "horrible living conditions" in California.

Hawaii residents near volcano deal with falling ash, toxic gas, fears of the 'big one'

As if the catastrophic, home-devouring lava weren't bad enough, now residents have to worry about choking on sulfur d...

How DraftKings is preparing for sports betting

The Supreme Court ruled to let states legalize sports gambling. CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia spoke to DraftKings CEO Jason Robins earlier this year about how the daily fantasy sports site could see a boost to its business because of the ruling.

The lava oozing from Kilauea may get hotter and spew farther

One of the early hallmarks of this month's lava eruptions on Hawaii's Big Island was that the molten rock, though it ...

When a 5-year-old returned to school for the first time after his police officer dad's death, 70 cops stood beside him

Dakota Pitts really didn't want to show up to school alone.It was his first day back to class since his police...

Black man killed during arrest suffered neck injury, likely died of asphyxia, coroner says

A 22-year-old black man killed after a struggle with Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, authorities likely died of asphyxia...

Parents sue for $12M after teammates allegedly attack teen football player

The parents of an Alabama high school freshman quarterback are suing a school district for $12 million after they sai...

Baltimore police commissioner resigns after failing to file his taxes

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned Tuesday, less than a week after he was charged with failing to...

Bill Cosby Fast Facts

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

Why Trump wasn't present during wife's procedure

First lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, according to a statement from her office.

Bill Cosby's sentencing for his indecent assault conviction is set for September

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing is set for September 24 and 25, according to a court order from Judge Steven O'Neill....

Two parents of slain Parkland students are running for county school board

Two Parkland, Florida, parents announced their candidacies Tuesday for the Broward County School Board, running on a ...

An actress lived for decades in this New York City apartment -- for $28 a month

New York City is hugely expensive. But until March of this year, one woman was lucky enough to occupy a two-bedroom a...

They spoke out against immigrants. So she unearthed their own immigrant ancestors

If you think the ongoing immigration debates don't apply to you, ...

Border Patrol failed to count hundreds of migrant deaths on US soil

From his small mountain town in the Ecuadorian Andes, Darwin Cabrera made the long, dangerous journey through Central...

For families of vanished migrants, unidentified remains mean answers never come

One day last May, in the desert southwest of the town of Ajo, Arizona, search and rescue volunteers discovered two lo...

Couple who survived Charlottesville car attack get married

As a gray Dodge accelerated toward the crowd gathered in Charlottesville last year, Marcus Martin made a pivotal, qui...

Drone drops tear gas on protesters

CNN's Ian Lee reports live from the demonstrations by dozens of protesters in response to the US embassy relocating to Jerusalem.

Volcano's impact is isolated, just check the geography, Hawaiian official says

A county official urged visitors not to be deterred by dramatic images of the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, a...

She says a pilot raped her, and now she's afraid of running into him at an airport

Every time Mary Morgan enters an airport, she's on the defensive, trying to avoid the man she says raped her.S...

North Carolina officer chokes, slams man at a Waffle House after prom

Anthony Wall's night started at the prom with his sister, followed by a stop at a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carol...

'Gun-sharing' station uses art to make point about gun violence

It's like a bike-sharing station, but with what appear to be AR-15 rifles.No, the "gun-sharing station" in Dal...

Prom under investigation after live tiger performance

Seniors at Miami's Christopher Columbus High School had expected a fun night at their "Welcome to the Jungle" themed ...

Manhattan nanny gets life in prison for murdering 2 children in her care

A New York nanny convicted of murdering two children she was trusted to care for was sentenced on Monday to life in p...

Harry Reid Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Harry Reid, former Senate majority leader and retired US senator from Nevada....

Hawaii's tourism industry gets walloped by relentless volcano

Kilauea volcano has already destroyed houses and hurled "...

See lava spew hundreds of feet into air

More Hawaii residents have been told to evacuate as two new fissures open and volcanoes spew lava and fumes. CNN's Scott McLean reports.

Migrant mom Gabriela Hernandez just got to California after weeks in caravan and detention

Gabriela Hernandez had to go on the road again, loading her pregnant self and two young sons onto bus after bus after...

Marco Rubio Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Republ...

18th fissure opens and lava bombs fly as Kilauea's eruption shows no sign of slowing down

Scalding, black lava crept out of the largest fissure ripped open by Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, consuming the lush, gr...

Yale student accused of 'napping while black' wants fellow student disciplined

At first, Lolade Siyonbola thought this must be a joke. Did another Yale student really call the police because she ...

Suspected Golden State Killer appears in court

Joseph James DeAngelo, the...

Louisiana school agrees to stop broadcasting public prayer for good

A school district in Louisiana has acknowledged that some of its customs and practices, including sponsoring morning ...

Janitor leaves his $175,000+ life savings to victims of child abuse

Alvin Randlett was beloved by his community throughout his life. In death, he gave his life savings back to it....

Loretta Lynch Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch.Personal:...

Trump to help Chinese phonemaker after ban

Weeks after the Trump administration banned US firms from selling ZTE's products, the President now wants to get the company back on its feet to save jobs in China. CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci reports.

5 things for May 14: China, Jerusalem, Iraq, Indonesia

Have you seen the new "Avengers" movie yet? Well, it seems like everyone else has: It's now ...

Florida could see lots of rain as system in Gulf of Mexico moves northward

No, it isn't hurricane season yet. But the National Hurricane Center is watching an area of showers and thunderstorm ...

Hawaii residents scrambling for masks the government says won't help them

As volcanic eruptions spew toxic gas into the air, some residents of Hawaii's Big Island are frantically searching fo...

The Parkland shooter's brother says he wants to start an anti-bullying campaign

The brother of the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school says he wants to dedicate himself to ending b...

Waffle House hero James Shaw meets Parkland survivors

It was a meeting of the mutual admiration society.The man who stopped a mass shooting at a Waffle House met Sa...

The woman who invented Mother's Day came to hate it

Mother's Day means big business for...

Parkland gunman's brother wants to end bullying

The brother of the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school says he wants to dedicate himself to ending bullying, and that he believes bullying contributed to his brother's actions. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

She created Mother's Day, later regretted it

Anna Jarvis created Mother's Day to help people show appreciation to mothers everywhere. Sadly, before her death she had regrets about starting the holiday because of how much people were spending on gifts.

NRA sues New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, accusing state of 'blacklisting' it

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit Friday against New York's governor and a state agency, accusing them o...

He was seen as a hero. Then they discovered he was something else

The man who stood before me seemed as bewildered by what he had just done as I was.He had a pudgy face with a ...

He wanted to graduate from college before he was 100. He just did it at 66

On Thursday, as Larry Johnson waited for his college commencement to begin, he snapped a selfie and posted a self-con...

New fissure opens up in Hawaii

There is a new threat of eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after a 17th fissure opened up, spewing steam and lava. CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera explains.

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station got a degree at Purdue's graduation

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel is over the moon after he received an honorary doctoral degree Friday from Purdue Unive...

NASA sending helicopter to Mars, aiming for an aviation first

NASA has long been able to check out Mars on the ground with rovers and landers and from far above with orbital space...

Trump declares a major disaster in Hawaii after volcanic eruptions and lava

President Donald Trump declared a major disaster in Hawaii after days of volcanic activity that sent molten lava and ...

Texas woman who ran over cheating husband released from prison

A Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by repeatedly running him over with her car has been been released from...

This allegedly wasn't the first time this white Yale student called the cops on a person of color

A second black Yale University student has alleged that the same white student whom officers admonished this week for...

Police: Reports of shots fired at California high school

Authorities are responding to multiple reports of a man with a gun on the campus of Highland High School in Palmdale, California, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy Charles Moore.

Yale police called over napping black student

A Yale graduate student named Lolade Siyonbola was questioned by police after a white student, Sarah Braasch, encountered her napping in a dormitory common room.

Video shows officer curse at, restrain grandmother

One Georgia police officer was suspended after a dashcam video showed a group of officers forcefully dragging a woman from her car during a traffic stop.

Teen in custody after shots fired at L.A. school

A 14-year-old boy is in custody on suspicion of shooting a teen in the arm at a Southern California high school Friday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Officer's remarkable move saves unresponsive baby

Deputy Jeremie Nix was on his way home from work when a woman flagged down his patrol car. Nix's dashcam captured him saving her baby's life.

Woman who ran over spouse released from prison

Clara Harris, a Texas woman convicted of killing her cheating husband by repeatedly running him over with her car in 2002, has been released from prison.

NASA plans to send a chopper to Mars

NASA plans to send a helicopter to the red planet as part of the agency's "Rover" mission launching in July 2020, hoping to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on Mars.

Yale student: I was told 'you don't belong here'

A second black Yale University student has alleged that the same white student whom officers admonished for reporting a black student asleep in a dorm common room called police months ago to report his presence in the building.

NASA astronaut receives honorary degree in space

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel was awarded the degree on the International Space Station through a live link from Purdue University.

14-year-old in custody after shooting at a California high school

A 14-year-old boy is in custody on suspicion of shooting a teen in the arm at a Southern California high school Frida...

Georgia police officer resigns over treatment of woman during traffic stop

A suburban Atlanta police officer resigned after his department said he used foul language and inappropriate tactics ...

When Kelly says these immigrants can't fit in, historians hear 'echo from the past'

The similarity was so striking, it made Alan Kraut laugh."It's like an echo from the past," the American Unive...

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