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A Houston high school has implemented a dress code -- for parents

A high school in Houston, Texas, is receiving backlash after its decision to implement a dress code for parents.

The list of Boy Scouts leaders accused of sexual abuse has nearly 3,000 more names than previously known

The Boy Scouts of America believed more than 7,800 of its former leaders were involved in sexually abusing children over the course of 72 years, according to newly exposed court testimony -- about 2,800 more leaders than previously known publicly. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

Missing Illinois boy AJ Freund found dead and his parents are charged with murder

The body of a 5-year-old boy reported as missing has been found and his parents have been charged with his murder, according to police.

A mailman was shot dead after he tried to stop a fight between a teen and his mom

Police say a New Mexico postal worker named Jose Hernandez was shot and killed while trying break up an argument between a mother and her teenage son.

Missing Illinois boy AJ Freund found dead and his parents are charged with murder

The body of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund was found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave. His parents have been charged with murder.

3 men invited a widow to sit with them when they saw her eating alone. Their Facebook post went viral.

Three men at a restaurant in Alabama asked if they could join an elderly woman sitting alone for dinner. Their heartwarming photo together then went viral.

A driver intentionally plowed into pedestrians in California and injured 8 people, police say

A driver is now in custody after hitting a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Northern California, leaving eight people injured in what appears to be an "intentional act," authorities said.

5 things to know for April 24: Sri Lanka, politics, UN, malaria vaccine, sitting

The Iowa Legislature's longest-serving Republican announced that because of President Donald Trump, he will be joining the Democratic Party, calling Trump "a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children."

5 things to know for April 24: Sri Lanka, politics, UN, malaria vaccine, sitting

Rain is moving into the Midwest as Texas has the third day in a row of severe weather with a risk of flash flooding.

5 things to know for April 24: Sri Lanka, politics, UN, malaria vaccine, sitting

A community is filled with sorrow after the loss of a young family in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka. There were emotional scenes as dozens of friends and family payed their respects at a wake not far from the place they died. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

A 3-year-old was found alone in a field by Border Patrol agents. His name and phone numbers were on his shoes

A 3-year-old boy was all by himself in the middle of a cornfield on the Texas border when Border Patrol agents found him, US Customs and Border Protection officials said.

Jacqui Saburido, who became the face of an anti-drunk driving campaign, has died

Jacqui Saburido, the woman whose disfigured face became a symbol of the dangers of drunk driving after she suffered horrific burns in a 1999 crash, has died, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

65-year-old Hawaiian tourist attacked by a shark

A 65-year-old tourist from California was attacked by a shark off the island of Hawaii, according to local authorities.

Body camera footage shows moments police opened fire in controversial Yale shooting

Police stopped a car near Yale University suspected of being involved in an attempted robbery and quickly opened fire. As investigations begin, police have released bodycam footage and 911 call audio.

65-year-old Hawaiian tourist attacked by a shark

When sharks attack, the news dominates headlines. But did you know you are more likely to win an Oscar or become president than be attacked by a shark.

Brooklyn man sentenced to life without parole in slaying of jogger

A Brooklyn man convicted of brutally killing jogger Karina Vetrano in Howard Beach, Queens, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A visit from Donald Trump is the last thing the UK needs right now

President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the United Kingdom in June, Buckingham Palace said, more than two years after an invitation was first extended. CNN's Max Foster reports.

John William King put to death as Texas executes another killer of James Byrd Jr.

John William King, who helped orchestrate one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history, the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in East Texas, has been executed.

5 things to know for April 23: Sri Lanka, impeachment, Trump, Social Security, oceans

The bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people and wounded hundreds of others are a tragedy both locally and internationally. CNN's Will Ripley speaks to a priest at St. Anthony's Church about the attacks' impact.

5 things to know for April 23: Sri Lanka, impeachment, Trump, Social Security, oceans

Severe weather continues for parts of Texas where flash flooding is a possibility for areas around the Dallas metro for the next 48 hours.

The six people killed in a small plane crash in Texas have been identified

Six people are dead after a twin-engine plane crashed in Texas near Kerrville Municipal Airport, about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio.

BBQ food truck faces backlash for 'LGBTQ' T-shirts

A barbeque food truck in Grant County, Kentucky, is under fire for selling a T-shirt that reads "I support LGBTQ -- liberty, guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ."

North Face climbers confirmed dead after Banff National Park avalanche

The bodies of three professional mountain climbers were found days after they were presumed dead in an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park.

Hawaii's Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater because of climate change. Lawmakers are fighting to preserve it

Washington governor Jay Inslee is building his presidential campaign around climate change. CNN's Bill Weir reports.

China buys a lot of Iranian oil, and it's not happy at all with US sanctions

The Trump administration vowed to bring Iran's oil exports to "zero" by removing the waivers that previously allowed some countries to buy crude from the OPEC nation. CNN's John Defterios reports.

Indiana police release a new sketch in their search for the man who killed 2 teen girls

Indiana State Police have released new video, audio and a sketch of the person they believe may be responsible for the 2017 murder of two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana.

Indiana police release a new sketch in their search for the man who killed 2 teen girls

Indiana police release a new sketch and additional video in the search for the man who killed two teen girls.

Harry and Meghan could 'move to Africa' after birth of royal baby

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, could be planning to move to Africa after the upcoming birth of their first child, according to reports in British newspaper The Sunday Times.

5 things to know for April 22: Sri Lanka, Ukraine, southern border, climbers killed

Big warm up from the Plains to the East Coast ahead of another cold front that could spark storms that will impact parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

5 things to know for April 22: Sri Lanka, Ukraine, southern border, climbers killed

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig answers questions following the public release of the redacted Mueller report.

More than a dozen students and chaperones fall ill during flight and are taken to Boston hospital

A group of more than a dozen students and chaperones traveling home to Boston fell ill on Sunday, an American Airlines spokesman told CNN. CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

5 things to know for April 22: Sri Lanka, Ukraine, southern border, climbers killed

When a South Florida undercover detective almost got pulled over earlier this week, it came as a surprise that the deputy attempting to conduct the traffic stop wasn't even a real deputy. CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

Woman carrying a gun and a baby tackled after threatening to blow up church

Church members on Sunday tackled a woman, carrying a handgun and a baby, who threatened to blow up the church during Easter service, San Diego Police said.

5 things to know for April 22: Sri Lanka, Ukraine, southern border, climbers killed

Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is on track to win the Ukrainian presidential election. CNN's Phil Black reports from Kiev, Ukraine.

A welder in Kentucky made a homemade replica of the throne in 'Game of Thrones'

A 32-year-old welding student from Kentucky worked with other welders to build a life-size version of the throne from the hit show, "Game of Thrones."

A welder in Kentucky made a homemade replica of the throne in 'Game of Thrones'

A 32-year-old welding student from Kentucky worked with other welders to build a life-size version of the throne from the hit show, "Game of Thrones."

A Florida deputy is under investigation after viral video appears to show him slamming teen's head into the ground

A Broward County sheriff's deputy is on "restricted administrative assignment" after a video surfaced that appears to show him slamming a teenage boy's head into the ground and then punching the teen in the head.

Woman arrested for allegedly tossing bag of puppies near trash bin

The woman who authorities say was caught on video tossing a bag of newborn puppies near a dumpster in Coachella, California, was arrested. Authorities also discovered dozens of dogs living in her home.

The Easter story helps an 'outcast' preacher find her way back home

CNN's David Gregory explores holy sites around Jerusalem, where the stories of the New Testament come to life for millions of pilgrims each year.

John Singleton, 'Boyz n the Hood' director and writer, hospitalized after stroke

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton gives thanks after receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A member of an armed group detaining migrants at the border has been arrested by the FBI

United Constitutional Patriots, a militia group near the US-Mexico order, detained hundreds of people this week, according to New Mexico's attorney general. CNN's Nick Valencia has more.

New York police detain person as they investigate death of woman found partially decapitated

Police hold a briefing after a woman was found dead and partially decapitated in Brooklyn, New York.

Kim Kardashian on working with Trump on prison reform: 'People sitting behind bars do not care who the president is'

Kim Kardashian shares details about her relationship with President Trump and why she decided to meet him to discuss criminal justice reform.

Kim Kardashian says she wouldn't use her privilege to buy her children's way into college

Kim Kardashian tells CNN's Van Jones about her decision to become a lawyer and what she learned from her father.

A zookeeper suffered 'lacerations and punctures' in a tiger attack at the zoo in Topeka, Kansas

A zookeeper was attacked by a tiger at the Topeka Zoo during operating hours, according to Molly Hadfield, Director of Media Relations for the City of Topeka, Kansas.

A 5-year-old boy is missing from home, and police don't think he walked away or was abducted

The parents of a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy speak out after they say they last saw their son in the evening before he went to bed.

Church apologizes after pastor asks students to spit on him and cut him as part of Easter lesson

A pastor out of Ohio is publicly apologizing on Facebook after video surfaced of him asking students to spit on him and cut him as part of an Easter lesson.

20 years after Columbine, former Principal Frank DeAngelis is still learning how to move on

Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis is retiring. He spent 15 years rebuilding the school after the 1999 shooting.

Lorraine Warren, 'Amityville Horror' and 'Conjuring' ghost hunter, dead at 92

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren recounts her experience in March 1976 visiting the house made famous by the film "The Amityville Horror."

Tinder and Bumble remove George Zimmerman from their platforms

A Florida man was found guilty Friday of attempted second-degree murder, stemming from a 2015 road rage incident involving George Zimmerman, a court spokeswoman said.

Pudgy parrots, sleepy sloths and one of the best stories we've seen all year

The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica is the original rescue center for injured, orphaned, and abandoned sloths in Costa Rica.

Ancestry.com apologizes for ad criticized for romanticizing slavery

Genealogical website Ancestry.com has apologized for a video advertisement depicting a white man in the 1800s telling a black woman they can "escape to the north."

5 things to know for April 19: Mueller report, Notre Dame, Russia & N. Korea, storms

The Mueller report is finally out and late-night hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden had a field day with it — or at least the non-redacted portions of it.

5 things to know for April 19: Mueller report, Notre Dame, Russia & N. Korea, storms

A multi-day severe outbreak concludes today with a moderate risk of severe storms along the East Coast. Wind, hail and a few tornadoes are possible, especially for the Carolinas.

Bobcat attacks golfer on a Connecticut course

A bobcat was euthanized after it injured a horse and a man on a golf course in separate attacks in Baltic, Connecticut.

Pink Moon set to illuminate the skies on Friday

What is a Pink Moon and does it actually appear in the sky as the color of its name? CNN's Jennifer Gray explains the moon's many names.

An inmate who was stabbed was left to die in a prison yard by correctional officers, lawsuit says

After Allen Capers was stabbed in his cell, correctional officers dragged him into the prison yard and left to bleed for hours without any help, according to a lawsuit against the South Carolina's Department of Corrections.

5 things to know for April 18: Mueller report, North Korea, Columbine, St. Patrick's

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) speaks out ahead of Attorney General William Barr's press conference, which is scheduled before the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

5 things to know for April 18: Mueller report, North Korea, Columbine, St. Patrick's

North Korea has issued a damning criticism of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling for him to be replaced in any future US-North Korea talks by someone who is "more careful and mature," North Korean state news agency KCNA reports.

5 things to know for April 18: Mueller report, North Korea, Columbine, St. Patrick's

The tornado threat increases along the Gulf Coast coast as the storm system pushes east.

A man arrested carrying gas and lighters to St. Patrick's Cathedral booked a one-way flight to Rome

A man is in custody after he tried to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York with gallons of gasoline, lighter fluid and lighters, authorities said.

A white supremacist who ran down and killed a young black man has been sentenced to life in prison

A judge sentenced Russell Courtier, a member of the white supremacist prison gang European Kindred, to life in prison for the racially motivated killing of 19-year-old Larnell Bruce Jr.

Former activist Judy Clark granted parole after nearly 40 years in prison over armored truck robbery

Sixty-nine year-old Judy Clark is granted parole after nearly 40 years in jail for her role as the getaway driver in a 1981 robbery of a Brink's armored truck. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Website thought connected to woman 'infatuated' with Columbine massacre draws FBI attention

CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks with former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole about the obsession some people have with the Columbine shooting after a woman who authorities described as "infatuated" with the shooting made threats that forced the closure of 19 school districts in Colorado. The woman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Police say she was infatuated with the Columbine shooting. She's not alone

Authorities discussed their mindset when assessing the threat posed to Colorado schools by Sol Pais, an 18-year-old who they described as "infatuated" with the Columbine shooting. Pais was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Judge temporarily blocks release of Robert Kraft video in prostitution case

Authorities say Robert Kraft was recorded on surveillance footage paying for and receiving sex acts at a day spa in Jupiter, Florida. Prosecutors now say they intend to release this video. Kraft pleaded not guilty to the charges and a spokesman denied that he engaged "in any illegal activity."

The Florida teen who was 'infatuated' with Columbine and made threats as she went to Colorado is now dead

Sol Pais, an armed 18-year-old woman who made "credible threats" and forced several school districts in Colorado to close, was found dead following a massive manhunt, according to local affiliates and law enforcement officials.

Alan Garcia, former Peru president, dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death was confirmed by current President Martin Vizcarra, who expressed his condolences over Twitter. Garcia was president from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011.

Alan Garcia, former Peru president, dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia has shot himself, according to his lawyer. Garcia was president from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011.

The Florida teen 'infatuated' with Columbine and made threats as she went to Colorado is dead

Local, state and federal officials are searching for a 18-year-old Sol Pais, who poses a "credible threat" to Columbine High School and others due to her infatuation with the Columbine mass shooting.

Corruption in Venezuela has created a cocaine superhighway to the US

Cocaine trafficking from Venezuela to the United States is soaring, even as the country collapses. And the US and other regional officials say it's Venezuela's own military and political elite who are facilitating the passage of drugs in and out of the country on hundreds of tiny, unmarked planes.

5 things to know for April 17: Notre Dame, schools threat, politics, Indonesia, China

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon discuss Attorney General William Barr's decision that some asylum seekers who have established credible fear and are subject to deportation cannot be released on bond by immigration judges -- a major reversal from a prior ruling.

Another blast of severe storms aims for places still recovering from tornadoes

Three days of severe storms begin this afternoon into the late evening where impacts today could be felt from southern Wisconsin to south Texas.

College student on a trip to the Ozarks fell 100 feet to her death while posing for a photo

A Briar Cliff University student studying environmental science fell about 100 feet to her death while hiking on a class trip to the Ozarks, officials said.

Hyundai's Genesis unveils its vision for a teeny electric luxury car

At the 2019 New York Auto Show, Hyundai-owned Genesis unveiled an all-electric two-passenger concept car.

Denver schools closed as FBI searches for an armed woman 'infatuated' with the Columbine shooting

Columbine High School and nearly 20 other schools are on a "lockout" as authorities search for a woman connected to a "credible threat" in the area. CNN's Scott McLean has more.

5 things to know for April 17: Notre Dame, schools threat, politics, Indonesia, China

These remarkable photos and video show the scale of the damage inside the iconic 850-year-old Gothic cathedral in Paris, which was partially destroyed in a fire.

The perfect Bahamas wedding? It starts with turtles

A Florida couple volunteers to help research green sea turtles in the Bahamas before they get married. For more interesting adventures watch Once in a Lifetime

5 things to know for April 16: Notre Dame fire, Mueller report, Bill Weld, measles

Attorney General William Barr is expected to release special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation to Congress and the public on Thursday morning, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. CNN's Abby Phillip reports.

5 things to know for April 16: Notre Dame fire, Mueller report, Bill Weld, measles

A new storm system moving off the Pacific Coast is going to bring another threat of severe weather to the Southern Plains and South by midweek.

5 things to know for April 16: Notre Dame fire, Mueller report, Bill Weld, measles

CNN's Nic Robertson obtained exclusive videos and photos from the ground that show the damage inside Notre Dame Cathedral after the fire.

Barnard College is probing a confrontation between campus police and a black Columbia University student

Barnard College is investigating a confrontation between a black Columbia University student and the college's public safety officers after video of the incident showed officers pinning the student down once he refused to show them ID.

Canadian police are looking for the suspect who posed as deliveryman and shot a woman with a crossbow

A woman will be in recovery for the rest of her life after someone posing as a delivery person shot her point-blank with a crossbow, police said.

Charlotte officials release police shooting video and urge protesters to remain peaceful

A judge ordered the release of bodycam footage showing the shooting of Danquirs Franklin on March 25 outside a Burger King.

The 9-year-old girl mowed down in a grisly hit-and-run is speaking out

LaDerihanna Holmes, the 9-year-old girl who was struck by a car while playing in her front yard, spoke to CNN after she was released from the hospital, thanking all those who have helped her.

Extinction Rebellion protesters block some of London's busiest roads and bridges

Thousands of people take to the streets of central London to raise awareness on the issue of climate change. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.

Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in her first response to the college admissions scam

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have entered a plea of not guilty to all charges against them in the college admissions scandal. CNN's Brynn Gingras has more.

Fordham senior dies after falling from clock tower weeks from graduation

A Fordham University senior died after falling about 30 feet from a clock tower. Officials say the 22-year-old student was weeks away from graduation.

5 things to know for April 15: Massive storm, missing nurse, Rep. Omar, Phoenix, Masters

Severe weather in the Northeast will give way to strong winds across the region this afternoon.

A cassowary, a rare emu-like bird, attacks and kills Florida man, officials say

A Florida man was killed by his pet cassowary after falling down in the backyard of his home, officials tell CNN.

Must-watch videos of the week

Police in Oregon got a chuckle after a burglary turned out to be a surprising culprit.

Suspect in sheriff's deputy death fatally shot in exchange with officers

Deputy Justin DeRosier with the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office in Washington was fatally shot while responding to a disabled vehicle, a death Sheriff Brad Thurman said was the agency's first in the line of duty in its 165-year history.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays a concert at a US-Mexico border crossing to make a point

CNN's Becky Anderson asks cellist Yo-Yo Ma about growing up while being considered a child prodigy.

Dallas police are investigating whether an assault on a transgender woman was a hate crime

Investigators are reviewing the video of an assault on a Dallas woman described by police as transgender to determine whether the attack is a hate crime. "Known suspects" assaulted the woman after a minor traffic accident at an apartment complex, Dallas police said in a statement.

A deadly storm system now threatens 90 million people with destructive weather -- including major cities

Severe weather continues east as hail, tornadoes and damaging winds hammer the Southeast. CNN's Allison Chinchar has the forecast.

A child is found hiding under a bed after father kills mother and 2 siblings over affair suspicions, police say

An Arizona man has been arrested following a shooting that left four people dead.

BTS performed on 'SNL' and fans went crazy

Boy band BTS made history as the first Korean pop group to perform on "Saturday Night Live."

Police unleashed a barrage of deadly gunfire after they say a suspect fired a bullet that grazed a deputy's head

A carjacking suspect was killed by police in Florida after the suspect fired a bullet that grazed by a deputy's head, according to authorities. CNN affiliate WESH reports.

2 children killed as storms lash Texas

A tornado ripped through Franklin, Texas, as the National Weather Service in the state posted one tornado warning after another. CNN's Ivan Cabrera reports on the potential threats and paths of the storms.

Man on flight 'randomly touched the faces' of passengers, sprayed unknown substance, then jumped once plane landed

A 25-year-old man allegedly touched the faces of other passengers and sprayed them with an unknown substance on American Airlines flight 1346 before jumping off the grounded plane in Phoenix, Arizona, police said in a press release.

London police open fire after vehicle rams Ukrainian ambassador's car

Police in London say officers opened fire on a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy after it rammed the ambassador's official car.

A Wisconsin teacher has been placed on leave after telling kids to find games played by 'enslaved children'

A Wisconsin middle school teacher has been placed on leave after allegedly telling African-American students to study games played by enslaved children, and separating children based on their race.

Man on flight 'randomly touched the faces' of passengers, sprayed unknown substance, then jumped once plane landed

A 25-year-old man allegedly touched the faces of other passengers and sprayed them with an unknown substance on American Airlines flight 1346 before jumping off the grounded plane in Phoenix, Arizona, police said in a press release.

There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and Catholics, a survey finds

Richard Dawkins discusses the current state of atheism. CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers.

Louisiana churches relieved after arrest of suspect in fires. 'Now we can start healing,' pastor says

CNN's Josh Campbell looks at the remains of one of the historically black churches that was destroyed in suspected arson.

Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleepers recalled as officials confirm over 30 infant deaths

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price are recalling all of the company's Rock 'n Play Sleepers, with the commission linking the product to over 30 infant deaths in 10 years. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

A man is in custody after witnesses say he threw or pushed a child from a third floor Mall of America balcony

A 5-year-old child suffered significant injuries when, according to witnesses, a man either threw or pushed the child from the third floor of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, police said.

Behind the wheel with Ferrari's top test driver

Raffaele de Simone has one of the best job in the world: testing every Ferrari on the track and the hills around Maranello, Italy.

2 hikers missing for 5 days used a water-purifying straw to stay alive

Two hikers who were missing for nearly five days used a water-purifying straw to survive and were rescued after search teams discovered and followed two sets of footprints in a California canyon, according to the local sheriff's office.

Video shows Chicago officers punching and dragging a 16-year-old girl down the stairs

A father has filed a federal lawsuit after a newly released surveillance video shows Chicago police officers dragging his daughter down the stairs and punching her multiple times at a city high school. CNN's Ryan Young reports.

After being blinded in a shooting, this man found love on the run

After being blinded in a shooting, this man turned to a running group to get his life back on track. What he didn't know was that he would find love.

Police say they found 'Trivago' pitchman passed out in a car in a moving lane of traffic

Timothy Williams, best known as the pitchman for travel site "Trivago," was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, Houston police said.

The college admissions scandal was a surprise to everyone but educators

Most parents wouldn't dream of committing fraud, bribery or other crimes to help their kids get ahead, but a veteran educator says there's no shortage of moms and dads who are willing to bend or ignore school rules to do what they think is best for their child. "Everybody's just so surprised about this," Gerry Brooks said in a Facebook video. "You know who's not surprised? Every educator in the whole world". Brooks shares his take with CNN's Alisyn Camerota.

5 things to know for April 12: Assange, immigration, abortion, Sudan, reparations

CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke to Washington Post reporter Rachael Bade about recent reporting saying that the White House pressured ICE to move detained, undocumented immigrants from the US-Mexico border to sanctuary cities or top Democrats' districts.

5 things to know for April 12: Assange, immigration, abortion, Sudan, reparations

The late-season blizzard that's dumping feet of snow across the northern Plains and Midwest will wind down on Friday. The next storm system is right on its heels with a significant severe weather outbreak developing for the southern US this weekend.

Kate Steinle's parents can't sue 'sanctuary city' for failing to tell ICE about shooter's release

The murder case for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old who was allegedly shot by undocumented immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is going to trial. CNN's Dan Simon reports on the case that brought sanctuary cities to the forefront and inspired new legislation.

Who is the suspect in the Louisiana black church fires?

A suspect in arson fires at three historically black Louisiana churches is a law enforcement officer's son who may have been influenced by "black metal" music and "its associated history with church burnings," the state fire marshal said Thursday.

Runaway teens don't qualify for foster care. So she created a solution.

Teens escaping unstable living situations often find themselves in more danger on the streets. Vicki Sokolik's nonprofit provides a home and the support they need to succeed.

Runaway teens don't qualify for foster care. So she created a solution.

Myesha escaped a rough home life and found the safety, stability and support she needed, thanks to CNN Hero Vicki Sokolik and her nonprofit.

5 things to know for April 23: Sri Lanka, impeachment, Trump, Social Security, oceans

Criminal defense attorney Danny Cevallos breaks down everything you need to know about presidential impeachment.

Trump disbanded it, but climate change panel regroups to release its report

CNN's team of meteorologists debunk common climate change myths spread by some politicians and pundits.

The Turpins are sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after their children testify about years of torture

David and Louise Turpin who held their 13 children captive inside their California home were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Must-watch videos of the week

The island, which is home to the world's largest lizard, will be off limits to tourists for a year in hopes of increasing the Komodo dragon population.

Mother of girl who died after school fight says she'd complained of bullying in the past

Raniya Wright's mother says she told the school that her 10-year-old daughter was being bullied before the fight that resulted in her death. Officials say the child died of natural causes.

A UGA fraternity was suspended over a video mocking slavery that included a racial slur

A fraternity at the University of Georgia has been temporarily suspended after a video circulating on social media shows several people mocking slavery and one person using the n-word. The Xi-Lambda chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at UGA is currently suspended and "there is an investigation underway regarding the students involved in the video," UGA's Student Government Association said in a statement. HLN's Susan Hendricks has more.

What we learned from the prosecutors' texts on the Jussie Smollett case

State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case after text messages showed Smollett family friend Tina Tchen reached out to Foxx on February 1, defended her office's decision in an interview with WBEZ to drop charges against Smollett.

Bonnie Haim case: Husband found guilty of killing her in 1993, burying body in backyard

Michael Haim was found guilty of second-degree murder 26 years after his wife Bonnie went missing. In 2014, the couple's son, Aaron, found human remains buried in the family's backyard while he was renovating their house.

The Assange I knew: How seven years in an embassy 'prison' changed him

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange walked out of a 2010 interview when CNN's Atika Shubert pressed him on the legal charges he faced in Sweden.

2 teens on vacation were killed 46 years ago. An 80-year-old is now under arrest

Virginia Beach police have accused an 80-year-old New York man of killing two teens in a case that's gone unsolved for 46 years.

The Assange I knew: How seven years in an embassy 'prison' changed him

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, police announced.

Hundreds of car crashes contribute to travel misery as a powerful spring blizzard hits parts of the US

The powerful cyclone that had wind gusts equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane is continuing to wreak havoc on the Plains.

Their church was burning. They linked arms and prayed

She was baptized and married there. She raised her children and grandchildren there. As her church burned, Sheryl Richard of Opelousas, Louisiana, stood in front of it and prayed for the person who started the fire.

A man arrested in connection with the Louisiana black church fires is a law enforcement official's son, reports say

A suspect has been arrested in connection with fires at three historically black Louisiana churches in 10 days, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation and a local elected official told CNN.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are dealing with college cheating scandal in different ways

Actress Lori Loughlin and 15 other wealthy parents now face an additional charge of money laundering as part of the growing college admissions scandal. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

Emergency responders were evacuating people in Durham, N.C., when a gas explosion killed 1

A gas explosion in downtown Durham, North Carolina, killed one person and injured several more.

One killed after a gas explosion in Durham, North Carolina

One person was killed and several more were injured, including a firefighter, after a gas explosion and partial building collapse in downtown Durham, North Carolina, police said.

United passenger David Dao says he 'just cried' after he saw video of himself being dragged off a plane

Two years after the incident Dr. David Dao told ABC News he "just cried" after he saw video of himself being dragged off a plane.

South Carolina college student dies after 'accidental fall' at frat party

A 20-year-old college student died at a fraternity party on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island.

If she had known her friend was in a Dominican Republic ICU, she could have held her hand before she died

Dominican Republic authorities are working to identify two unidentified bodies that may be those of a missing New York couple. HLN's Robin Meade has more.

It's mid-April and 4 million people are under blizzard warnings

Another possible 'bomb cyclone' developing out of the Rockies will not only bring an April blizzard from Denver to near the Twin Cities but also severe weather to the Plains as well as an extreme fire threat to the Southwest where hurricane-force winds are likely.

Must-watch videos of the week

During a CNN town hall in Atlanta, Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper told CNN's Dana Bash about an awkward experience at the movies with his mother.

Dick Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders, dies at 103

Richard "Dick" Cole didn't just have a front-row seat to history. On an April day in 1942 -- just four months after Pearl Harbor -- he sat next to Jimmy Doolittle as 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers lumbered down the deck of an aircraft carrier to begin a mission that ended in a huge morale boost for the United States.

Fear stalks Kashmir, one of the most militarized frontiers on the planet

As India votes, and nationalists thump their chests, fear stalks Kashmir. CNN's Nikhil Kumar reports.

Why do so many Native American women go missing? Congress aiming to find out

A Department of Justice-funded study showed that, in some places, Native American women are 10-times more likely than the rest of the population to be murdered. CNN's Scott McLean reports on efforts by lawmakers to stop the trend.

A city honors the police officer who saved a 9-month-old baby's life

Harrowing bodycam footage shows an officer save the life of a choking 9-month-old baby.

Missing New York couple's rental car was seen at a toll booth after they missed their flight from the Dominican Republic

Guests at a resort in the Dominican Republic shared details of the day they spent with a New York couple who went missing shortly after. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.

This Uber driver took passengers to the airport and then allegedly went back to their house and tried to break in

An Uber driver in California was arrested after police say the driver attempted to break into his riders' home after he dropped them off at the airport.

How a missing couple from New York spent their last day in the Dominican Republic

A New York couple has been missing for almost two weeks following a vacation in the Dominican Republic.

5 things to know for April 9: Immigration, Israel, Brexit, college scam, royal taxes

The severe weather threat continues in the South. Meanwhile, a potent winter storm with possible blizzard conditions is beginning to take shape in the Rockies.

Prosecutors want prison time for Felicity Huffman and other parents who pleaded guilty in college admissions scam

Actress Felicity Huffman is reportedly expected to plead guilty for her role in the college admissions scandal. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

This CNN sports anchor lost a March Madness bet to a 4-year-old and dressed up as her favorite Disney character

HLN sports correspondent Coy Wire dressed up as Tinker Bell after losing a March Madness bet with a 4-year-old girl named Elizah.

Spring bringing the threat of severe storms and damaging winds to parts of Virginia and North Carolina

The severe weather threat shifts east bringing with it the chance of hail, strong winds and possible tornadoes to nearly 26 million in the South. All of this is ahead of more cold air and winter weather, which could produce blizzard conditions in the Plains by midweek.

5 things to know for April 8: Kirstjen Nielsen, freed American, UK tech rules

CNN's Rick Damigella talks to "Game of Thrones" composer Ramin Djawadi about the music that accompanies the show ahead of the premiere of the final season.

5 things to know for April 8: Kirstjen Nielsen, freed American, UK tech rules

Motel 6 will pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit that said several Washington state locations gave their guest lists to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the state attorney general's office.

5 things to know for April 8: Kirstjen Nielsen, freed American, UK tech rules

Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security who has become a face of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration push, is leaving the administration, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter. CNN's Boris Sanchez reports.

5 things to know for April 8: Kirstjen Nielsen, freed American, UK tech rules

CNN's Boris Sanchez reports that sources say President Trump was not pleased with Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's performance the past few weeks.

Limo employee faces 40 criminal counts after crash killed 20 people

A crash involving a limousine in upstate New York led to the death of 18 people inside the vehicle and two pedestrians.

Suspicious fires consume 3 black churches in 10 days in a Louisiana parish

Three historically black churches in rural St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, have burned in what officials have described as "suspicious circumstances." CNN's Kaylee Hartung reports.

Jennifer Hart drove her six children to their deaths as her wife looked up how much they would suffer, a jury says

A coroner's jury ruled that Jennifer and Sarah Hart intended for their six adopted children to die along with them when Jennifer Hart drove her family off a California cliff in 2018.

Suspect arrested in apparent road rage killing of 10-year-old girl in Phoenix

A man was arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old girl in what appears to be road rage, police said.

Her family was throwing her a baby shower. They're now planning funerals after a police standoff turned fatal.

Police were called to a home after some "sort of domestic dispute," according to the police department in Henry County, just south of Atlanta. Right after an officer kicked the front door down, a chaotic scene unfolded.

Bill Cosby says he did not authorize the payment to 7 women who sued him for defamation

Bill Cosby has filed a lawsuit against seven of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, accusing them of defamation of character.

Rangers recover the body of the third visitor to die at the Grand Canyon in eight days

Park officials said a 67-year-old man died after falling around 400 feet at Grand Canyon National Park.

Her family was throwing her a baby shower. They're now planning funerals after a police standoff turned fatal.

Police were called to a home after some "sort of domestic dispute," according to the police department in Henry County, just south of Atlanta.

Gunman dead, sailor injured in naval base shooting

One sailor is dead and another hurt after a shooting at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the base's commanding officer said. The shooting was an "isolated domestic incident" in a hangar parking lot, Capt. Chad Vincelette said. A male sailor shot a female sailor several times, Vincelette said. The woman was taken to Virginia Beach General Hospital with injuries that are not life threatening. Naval police shot and killed the male sailor, Vincelette said.

5 things to know for April 5: Timmothy Pitzen case, Michael Cohen, Philippines, immigration, measles

Severe storms are possible from Texas to Georgia this weekend. Derek Van Dam has your chances of seeing rain or hail and even the possibility of some isolated tornadoes.

For 17 months, a man allegedly poisoned his co-worker's food and water

A female engineer at a Bay Area consulting firm says she became sick after consuming food and drinks she had left at work -- and she believes they were poisoned by a colleague, according to police.

Man who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen was released from prison last month, records show

The FBI has confirmed that a 23-year-old who identified himself as "Timothy Pitzen" is not the boy who went missing almost eight years ago.

Rangers recover the body of the third visitor to die at the Grand Canyon in eight days

A 67-year-old man died after falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon, bringing the number to three deaths at the popular tourist destination in the past eight days. The visitor fell near the Yavapai Geology Museum, which is on the South Rim in Grand Canyon Village, according to the National Park Service. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

5 things to know for April 5: Timmothy Pitzen case, Michael Cohen, Philippines, immigration, measles

Timmothy Pitzen's grandmother and aunt give remarks after the FBI determined that the boy claiming to be Timmothy Pitzen is not actually him.

Heartbreak all over again for Timmothy Pitzen's family

A teenager who was found wandering in a Kentucky neighborhood is not Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared nearly eight years ago, the FBI said.

Judge's running club helps Skid Row's homeless rebuild their lives

Participants from the Skid Row Running Club, started by CNN Hero Judge Craig Mitchell, run in international marathons and rebuild their lives.

Judge's running club helps Skid Row's homeless rebuild their lives

Judge Craig Mitchell started the Skid Row Running Club for people recovering from addiction and homelessness in Los Angeles. Today, the group includes runners from all walks of life.

Man suspected in rape of 12 women and girls arrested in South Carolina, sheriff's office says

Gregory Howard Frye is suspected of raping 12 women and girls over an eight-year period in South Carolina and has been arrested, the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said.

Strong Democratic women are Trump's kryptonite

It's presidential campaign announcement season, and Chris Cillizza is breaking down CNN's first 2019 ranking of potential and declared Democratic candidates.

5 things to know for April 4: Brexit, Ethiopian Airlines preliminary report, Trump's taxes, Australia, Tesla

Severe storms could bring damaging winds, hail and even tornadoes to people across the South today. Derek Van Dam explains where you can expect the severe weather.

Weight Watchers is getting crushed by keto

CNN's Paul R. La Monica explains why despite efforts to shift its business, Weight Watchers isn't resonating with dieters or investors.

A DNA testing site turned this woman from an only child to one of 30 siblings

After using a DNA testing service, Shauna Harrison discovered that she is one of 30 people who share the same biological father.

5 things to know for April 4: Brexit, Ethiopian Airlines preliminary report, Trump's taxes, Australia, Tesla

Donald Trump and his administration have said many times that he would release his income tax returns.

The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is a former federal prosecutor who has never held public office before. She made history when she became the first black, gay woman mayor; but it was her ability to break through Chicago's fortified, often corrupt political establishment that's gaining national attention. CNN's Ryan Young reports.

5 things to know for April 4: Brexit, Ethiopian Airlines preliminary report, Trump's taxes, Australia, Tesla

Parliament has approved a bill that rules out a no-deal Brexit by forcing the government to seek an extension from the EU if it cannot pass a divorce plan by April 12, 2019.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman appear in court to face college admissions charges

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among a dozen people who appeared in federal court in Boston as part of the college admissions scam. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

A teen tells police he escaped from his kidnappers after 7 years

In 2011, Timmothy Pitzen's mother took him out of school and on a three-day road trip. He's been missing since. "The Hunt" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

5 things to know for April 3: Chicago elections, Mar-a-Lago, Turkey

An intense East Coast cyclone is skating the northeastern seaboard of the US bringing with it heavy rain and strong winds to portions of New England which could cause some travel delays.

5 things to know for April 3: Chicago elections, Mar-a-Lago, Turkey

Matt Lewis of the Daily Beast says that some Democratic presidential candidates are "too woke" for their own good, and it's hurting the party's chances of beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting of Nipsey Hussle

Several people were injured during a vigil for murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle.

The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot

Lori Lightfoot has been elected the next mayor of Chicago, becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead the country's third-most populous city.

Elementary school throws a surprise parade to celebrate their beloved custodian's 80th birthday

Nearly 750 students, staff and teachers at a Georgia elementary school honored 80-year-old custodian Haze Mabry with a birthday parade.

Owner and three employees were killed in their North Dakota office

The bodies of three men and one woman were found at the RJR Maintenance & Management office building in Mandan, North Dakota. The four victims were identified as the owner of the business and three employees, police said.

5 things to know for April 2: Supreme Court, immigration, Brexit

CNN's Chris Cuomo joins Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz of the US Border Patrol for a ride along the southern border and into the Rio Grande Valley to take a look at the realities of the crisis along the southern border.

Los Angeles police have identified a suspect in the killing of Nipsey Hussle

A suspect has been named in the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Monday. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

A car plowed into a 9-year-old girl playing in her front yard. Her family wants your help finding the driver

The family of a young girl is looking for a hit-and-run driver after security footage shows a vehicle drive through their yard and hit a 9-year-old child.

A strong coastal storm will whip up the East coast this week

An April Nor'easter is taking shape along the Carolina Coast which will impact the major metro cities of the Northeast by Wednesday.

5 things to know for April 2: Supreme Court, immigration, Brexit

A new law that takes effect this week in the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death. CNN's Alexandra Field reports.

Alex Jones says 'form of psychosis' made him believe events like Sandy Hook massacre were staged

Broadcaster and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said it was a "form of psychosis" that caused him to believe certain events --- like the Sandy Hook massacre -- were staged. CNN's Randi Kaye digs deeper.

Concrete bridge railing collapses onto Tennessee interstate, injuring one person

One person was injured after a concrete railing fell from a bridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, shutting down two interstate ramps at one of the busiest intersections in the country.

A group of teens taught a 5-year-old boy with autism how to ride a skateboard on his birthday

A group of teens in New Jersey, taught a 5-year-old boy with autism how to ride a skateboard on his birthday.

Alabama murderer is suing state to allow imam to be with him when he is executed

As manufacturers cut off supplies of lethal injection drugs, states look for new drug combinations for executions.

Tania Mallet, Bond girl in 'Goldfinger,' dies aged 77

Actress and model Tania Mallet, best known for her role in the James Bond classic "Goldfinger," has died at the age of 77.

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