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Severe weather forced a highwire trapeze act at a circus in Texas to stop and sent people running for the exits.
Like phone booths and typewriters, record stores are a vanishing breed -- another victim of the digital age.
From the giant sequoias of Yosemite to the geysers of Yellowstone, the United States' national parks were made for you and me.
Han and Chewie are back. An ESPN reporter went on a regrettable rant. And we all taxed our brains trying to deduce the date of Cheryl's damn birthday.
The TV season is winding down, and the finales are starting. Those endings lead off this week's six things to watch.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the many uses of medical marijuana throughout history.
Here you go, galaxy. The Force is back.
The Texas hunter paid $350,000 for a license to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia. FULL STORY
Jeb Bush took the podium at the mainstay presidential primary event "Politics & Eggs" in Manchester Friday morning, flanked by photos of his father and older brother.
A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad city early Saturday, a local government spokesman said.
A family trip to a Nebraska zoo turned terrifying for one family after the gorilla they were looking at leaped toward the exhibit window, cracking it.
Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against a group of doctors who accuse him of "manifesting an egregious lack of integrity" in his TV and promotional work, and who call his faculty position at Columbia University unacceptable.
ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack near a U.S. Consulate in Iraq. FULL STORY
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former top deputy to Saddam Hussein and more recently a key figure in Sunni extremist groups battling the Iraqi government, has been killed in a security operation in that country, Iraqi state-run television reported Friday.
Senior Republican Sen. John McCain blasted Pentagon officials on Friday for dramatically downplaying the role of Ramadi as the key Iraqi city stood on the brink of being taken over by ISIS.
Hockey player Jarret Stoll of the L.A. Kings was arrested Friday at the swimming pool of a Las Vegas resort for possession of drugs, CNN affiliate KSNV reported, citing a police spokesman.
Otherworldly goo lumps in blue and purple speckled beaches in Oregon and Washington states this week, after strong wind got caught in their sails.
Hey, look what I did. That small boast on social media can trigger a whirlwind that spins into real-life grief, as a Texas veterinarian found out after shooting a cat.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill on Friday that would allow the state to perform executions with nitrogen gas if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional or becomes unavailable.
The trial took an emotional toll, a juror said in the jury's first nationally televised interview. FULL STORY
The U.S. Navy is developing small, inexpensive drones that operate in "swarms" after being deployed.
Police say a parent walked into a middle school and choked a teacher until she was unconscious. CNN affiliate WCBS reports.
The Senate majority leader holds up Loretta Lynch's nomination over an unrelated bill. FULL STORY
Nearly 12 million parents in the United States currently are raising kids on their own.
A former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that survived a Japanese torpedo strike and was a massive guinea pig for two atomic bomb blasts looks remarkably intact at the bottom of the Pacific, according to federal researchers who surveyed the wreck last month with an underwater drone.
The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, has been grounded by the weather in China.
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli is most abused player in report highlighting 134K discriminatory social media posts.
The offloading of tons of cocaine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was used as a backdrop to announce record-setting drug busts in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott's tour bus caught fire on a Texas freeway Thursday morning, but everyone on board was safely evacuated.
An Australian woman is being praised for defending a Muslim couple who were being verbally harassed. CNN's Rosemary Church reports.
Imagine countries where women and girls have it worst. The U.S. probably doesn't come to mind. But there are surprising ways in which the U.S. lags behind.
A thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion has been shown to be effective in fighting the modern-day superbug MRSA. But what about some of the more gruesome medical practices used to treat people throughout history?
Architecture website Architizer has just announced the winners of its 3rd annual A+ Awards, highlighting the best new building designs from around the world.
It took more than seven decades, but England finally got its delivery of tons of silver coins.
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