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Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested six top FIFA officials during an overnight raid charges of corruption. Up to 14 people are expected to be arrested. FULL STORY
FIFA officials to be charged, Texas dries out after deadly floods and the IRS deals with another security breach.
A week after a CNN team aboard a U.S. Navy P8-A Poseidon heard the Chinese military issue warnings eight times to a U.S. surveillance plane flying over disputed waters in the South China Sea, a senior official with the People's Liberation Army has called Chinese response "professional" and suggested Washington is playing up the issue with ulterior motives.
The storm has passed, but the full scope of the tragedy is just starting to emerge.
In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field but also for allegedly breaking them off it.
Iraq forces have launched a major military operation to liberate Iraq's Anbar and Salaheddin provinces from ISIS, Iraqi state media and a key Shia militia group said Tuesday, a little more than a week after the militant group overran Anbar's provincial capital, Ramadi.
An Air France passenger jet had a near miss with an active volcano in Africa earlier this month, according to French aviation authorities who are investigating the incident.
From behind her stall on the stifling hot streets of Hyderabad, Amruta Bai spends her day refilling plastic water cups.
It didn't take long for me to appreciate CNN's worldwide reach and impact.
Take-off is swift on the U.S. Navy's P8-A Poseidon -- there's no slow roll down the runway on military flights -- and within minutes, the turquoise blue of the South China Sea comes into view from the window of America's most advanced surveillance and sub-hunting aircraft.
When a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey crashed in Hawaii last weekend, leaving two Marines dead, memories of the troubled past of the tilt-rotor aircraft came to the minds of many.
Boeing has developed a weapon that can target and destroy electronic systems in a specific building.
You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.
The F-35 is the Air Force's newest fighter plane, and the service says it needs some of its most experienced aviators in the cockpit of the jet.
Hillary Clinton's road to redemption among black voters begins Wednesday in South Carolina.
Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.
Four mother elephants are keeping their rotund babies in the shade of their bodies as they lead them across a sweet-smelling grassland under an already-hot early equatorial sun. Striding with deliberate purpose as though keeping an appointment, the mothers are nodding toward a wide wet marsh. They stop at water's edge; it's difficult to nurse while belly-deep in marsh sedges and water, so before plunging in for the morning, they fill up their youngsters. Who knew? The mothers knew.
Australian illustrator's panoramic renditions of everyday life become an internet hit
The two-month search for a former Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected of homicide in California ended in Mexico, the Chihuahua attorney general said Tuesday in a written statement.
It goes by the name flakka. In some parts of the country, it is also called "gravel" because of its white crystal chunks that have been compared to aquarium gravel.
Four advertisers pull support from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" after reports surfaced that Josh Duggar allegedly molested girls as a teenager. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
"The experiment worked," the doctor told me, "but the patient died."
From the beginning I have been a fan of model Tess Holliday.
You're probably heard climate change will cause stronger storms, drier droughts and possibly mass extinctions. But one of the clearest -- and far-less-talked-about -- injustices of climate change is that it threatens to disappear entire countries.
"I remember when they were firing at these guys, the brass from the machine gun falling right over top of us," then-2nd Lt. Ashley White wrote from her base in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
As a rule of thumb, being called a socialist isn't a good thing in American politics. But if you're brave enough to describe yourself that way? Well, that might be enough to take a little bit of the sting out of your opponents' attacks.
Cher's 1998 hit 'Believe' debuted the use of a technology called "Auto-Tune", a pitch correcting software that has since changed the music industry.
The parents at the center of a national debate over 'free-range' parenting have been cleared of child neglect in one incident.
CNN's Michael Holmes and Amara Walker have the story of a Chinese man who set a world record by covering himself with entirely too many bees.
A Long Island family found a note in their mailbox telling them they are not welcome in the community due to their race. WABC's A.J. Ross reports.
Arizona Sen. John McCain will get a top-tier challenger in his bid for re-election later this year now that Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has decided to run for the Senate.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Department of Justice lawyers to allow President Obama's controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal.
More than 700 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heatwave in India.
Jonny Quest is going into action once again.
For a country that ditched monarchical rule, America has some of the most intriguing "castles" in the world.
A massive kangaroo has been spotted in an Australian community measuring over 6 feet 6 inches. Nicky Haydon from affiliate Seven News has more.
Fresh off his performance with his band the Foo Fighters on David Letterman's final show, Dave Grohl kept the good times rolling this weekend.
Bernie Sanders is not just running for president -- he's promising a "revolution."
A 21-year-old airman shot two Walmart employees, killing one, before apparently ending his own life in the store on Tuesday, police in Grand Forks said in a written statement.
A fight broke out among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, on Sunday, May 17, leaving at least nine people dead. The sheriff's office has begun releasing mugshots of the people arrested.
For more than a decade, Chinese photographer Ma Hongjie has asked dozens of families across the country to empty their homes and pose in front of everything they own.
A shocking campaign seeks to decriminalize abortion in Chile. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Law enforcement scrambled on a busy long weekend travel day to ensure airplanes were secure after at least 10 threats were phoned in threatening flights.
It's official: WTF is in the dictionary. It's short for an informal phrase that starts with "what the ..." and is "used especially to express or describe outraged surprise, recklessness, confusion, or bemusement."
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hinted on Tuesday he may sit out the Florida Republican presidential primary because of the impending showdown between the two Floridian presidential contenders in the Sunshine State.
Family members allege foul play in blues legend's death, but initial autopsy report doesn't back the claims.
The White House largely stood by Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday after his comments to CNN that Iraqis "lacked the will" to fight ISIS in Ramadi.
The Chicago Bears fired defensive end Ray McDonald on Monday after his arrest on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in Santa Clara, California.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has weighed in on the turmoil in Cleveland following the acquittal of a white police officer in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects.
Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it.
An international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorite new species for the annual list by State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Tens of centuries ago, animals were increasingly seen as sacred representation of gods in ancient Egypt. Pilgrims would often pay for the mummification of an animal, in return for divine favor or revelation. And so a lucrative industry began (made up of animal keepers, embalmers, priests, and laborers building the cemeteries and catacombs) and, over time, up to 70 million animals were carefully preserved -- or so Ancient Egyptians thought.
A 9-week-old rabbit was killed during a live radio show in Denmark to highlight the "vast hypocrisy" of people when it comes to animal welfare, Radio24syv said in a statement on their website.
Here's a scenario to consider: Your partner leaves his cell phone on the dining room table. His texts and emails can be easily accessed with just the touch of a fingertip. Would you look? Have you ever looked?
Former New York Gov. George Pataki will officially launch his bid for president on Thursday, he told the New York Post this week.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his long-time aide, Kay Webber, over the weekend in a private ceremony in Gulfport.
Johnny Depp goes bald and blue-eyed for role of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
A crane that stumbled into a tigers' den bravely fights off two tigers that are on the prowl.
Conservative historian Bruce Bartlett joins Brian Stelter to discuss what he calls the "self-brainwashing" of Republican voters by Fox News.
Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson handily won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll on Saturday, the first major survey to take the temperature of the Republican presidential field in the south.
As part of her "Gimme Five" fitness campaign, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of five exercises for her followers to try.
Joshua Duggar, the eldest son of the TLC hit reality show "19 Kids And Counting," admitted to "inexcusable" actions as a teenager amid a shocking report outlining multiple allegations of child molestation.
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