Official cites drumbeat of intelligence chatter in past weeks
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'Star Trek' actor regrets 'blackface' remark
George Takei likely went where no critic of a Supreme Court justice has gone before.
Reddit revolts after key figure fired
On Friday, the social news site Reddit was on lockdown.
N. Korean scientist: 'Trust us'
'Ordinary' citizens defend N. Korea | Drought expected to cause famine | New airport awaits more flights
Men throw acid into girls' faces
Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.
Gator kills man who mocked gators, ignored warnings
A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.
Assange: My life is in danger
France has rejected a request from Julian Assange for "protection" after the controversial WikiLeaks founder published an open letter in national newspaper Le Monde on Friday.
Sex, drugs, prison corruption
CNN's Randi Kaye brings to light the corruption in a Maryland prison. According to the government, one inmate fathered five children with four different officers while in prison.
GOP finds Trump 'not helpful'
Republicans seeking to broaden the party's appeal to Latino voters have a challenge: Donald Trump.
Killing suspect deported 5 times
Kate Steinle was walking on a busy pier in San Francisco with her father when there was a single popping sound in the air.
Guide survives leopard attack
A guide at South Africa's most famous national park survived a leopard attack after a tourist scared the animal away with his car, Kruger National Park said.
Girl found dead in garbage bag
Massachusetts authorities are seeking help in identifying a little girl whose body was found on Deer Island in Boston Harbor last week.
Man busted in mall with AR-15
Police arrested a soldier carrying an assault rifle and ammunition at a Fayetteville, North Carolina, mall after officers received multiple reports of an armed man walking through a Macy's department store.
Escapee wrote letter to daughter
Photos: How the manhunt ended | Timeline | Opinion: Why escapee is talking to cops
Spiders better sailors than thought
Spiders are invading from the sea. Scientists say so.
4th bison attack in Yellowstone
Bison attacked two more visitors at Yellowstone National Park over the past week, for a total of four attacks in the park so far this season.
Judge remembers suspect as classmate
A Miami-Dade judge and a man charged with burglary had a rare, heartfelt moment in court. CNN affiliate WSVN has the details.
Cops' body cameras show beating
Cameras show a police officer repeatedly hitting a man. CNN affiliate KVDR reports.
What hot dog eating king won't eat
When it comes to the world of competitive eating, it's feast or famine, eat or be eaten.
Was the U.S. founded as a Christian nation?
How combat veterans cope with fireworks
Independence Day is often celebrated with delicious food, family get-togethers and Fourth of July fireworks that light up the night.
Handprint on Declaration of Independence?
It's one of the nation's most important founding documents but the Declaration of Independence -- the document that paved the way for the creation of the United States -- hasn't always been treated with the care you might expect.
The most popular July 4th fireworks
More than 225 million pounds of fireworks are expected to be ignited this year. Here are some of the most popular ones.
The week in 43 photos
F-16 fighter blasts drone from sky
The Royal Danish Air Force released video of an exercise involving an F-16 fighter jet shooting an unmanned aerial drone with guided missiles.
Breathtaking ruins of Soviet space program
What was once the gleaming pride and joy of the Soviet space program now lies covered in dirt and bird droppings in a disused hangar in Kazakhstan.
The mind-bending worlds of M.C. Escher
A new exhibition at the Scottish National Museum of Modern Art explores the intriguing illustrations of Dutch designer, M.C. Escher.
Is the U.S. negotiating a bad Iran deal?
de Blasio, Cuomo fight in the spotlight
Internal Democratic tensions have spilled over into public view this week, as two of the biggest New York executives feuded publicly.
U.S. spied on German media, government
Secret spenders face challenge in 2016
Secret money groups will have to work harder this year to keep their spending hidden.
British base cancels July 4 celebrations
A British airbase used by American airmen has canceled its Fourth of July celebrations given rising security threats.
Has Katy Perry met her match?
How Texas is taking away my liberty
In Texas, we pride ourselves on a spirit of entrepreneurship. We value our freedom to pursue the American dream relatively unhindered by burdensome government regulation and other barriers to economic liberty.
The real reason for more shark bites
Is this the most American thing you can do?
What is the most "American" thing you can do?
Celebrating Fourth like this could get you shot
Brandon Yam has lived with a bullet lodged in his brain for a year now. The 48-year-old father of four is unable to work and has to cope with frequent headaches, partial paralysis, a poor memory, and needing a wheelchair to go longer distances. Unfortunately, this July 4 weekend could see more people suffering a similar fate to Brandon -- when they are injured by a bullet that literally falls out of the sky.
Terrified sisters hid here from intruders
Two sisters say they survived a home invasion and helped capture the suspects by climbing in a bathroom cabinet and calling 911. CNN affiliate WKRN reports.
Did Chris Pratt predict the future back in 2010?
See a "Parks and Rec" outtake from several years ago of actor Chris Pratt joking that he would star in the "Jurassic Park" movie franchise.
Don't be 'that' person at a concert
CNN's Lisa France breaks down your guide to summer concert etiquette and how to have a good time, while not ruining everyone else's.
Turtle's-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef
See what happens when you equip a turtle with a GoPro off the coast of Australia.
See Eminem sing Seger songs with Colbert
Rapper Eminem chats with Stephen Colbert as the new "Late Show" host temporarily takes over hosting duties of a public access cable show in Michigan.
Homeless man wows with piano performance
A homeless man in Sarasota, Florida, took advantage of the public street pianos and created beautiful music. CNN's affiliate WWSB reports.
2 seconds at the grill changed his life forever
A Florida man shares the story of how he was severely burned trying to grill. CNN's WSVN reports.
Sad reason millionaire is selling classic car collection
Henrik Frederiksen has collected classic cars since the age of 18, he now has sixty cars, most predating WWII.
Fact-checking Trump's immigration comments
Dan Simon looks at the numbers behind Donald Trumps controversial immigration comments.
Why Ted Cruz watched porn with Justice O'Connor
How GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells CNN's Jake Tapper how he came to be watching hardcore porn with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Polygamist seeks right to marry second wife
The Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling prompts a polygamist to apply for a marriage license. CNN's Brooke Baldwin has more.
As temperatures sizzle, fireworks even more risky
The most dangerous month for lightning strikes
A group of hikers were 500 feet below the summit of a Colorado mountain on Sunday when storm clouds suddenly filled the sky.
The grossest health concerns of summer
You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.
The best sunscreens of 2015 that we aren't using
Who's the worst at protecting their skin from the sun and skin cancer, men or women? Men are, according to the latest study on sunscreen use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Only 14.3% of men said they regularly used sunscreen.
From bad breath to car accidents, dehydration is a real health threat
It doesn't take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you've reached the tipping point of mild dehydration. It can be brought on by many things — and it can do much more to your body than just make you feel thirsty. Dehydration also brings on health effects ranging from fatigue and smelly breath to more dangerous consequences like distracted driving.
Life on the Marshall Islands
In the middle of the Pacific there's a place where no one has the luxury of denying climate change exists. People in the Marshall Islands are living it.
House washes away, woman wakes up floating
Where do you go when your country vanishes because of climate change? John Sutter visits the Marshall Islands to find the surprising answer.
Picturesque beaches face catastrophe
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner gives an impassioned reading of 2 Degrees, a poem about climate change and the threat it poses to the Marshall Islands.
EPA boss: Climate change could kill thousands
Like Hawaii's coral reefs?
At home with Frida Kahlo
Efron shows off his selfie 'swag'
The art of the abandoned sofa
You see a sofa abandoned on the side of a Los Angeles street. Andrew Ward sees art.
38 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 38 amazing sports photos from June 23 through June 29.
Fires, faith and fear
Test your 'Back to the Future' knowledge
5-day flight to Hawaii -- without fuel
Photos: Solar Impulse 2 | 11 people changing the way we travel
Visit a pizza farm (really)
There are those who could eat pizza every day.
Why do people love Hepburn's 'look'?
Explore the fascinating exhibition that celebrates one of the world's most photographed fashion icons.
New Bubble Wrap is losing its pop
Stuffed beside the terrible birthday gift your grandma mailed was always the one redemption: Bubble Wrap. That instantly amusing piece of packaging is losing its pop -- literally.
Peas? In guacamole??
Woe to be an avocado.
Traffic stop turns into surprise for mom
A soldier enlists police in Hanson, Massachusetts, to help him surprise his mom when he comes home for a visit. CNN affiliate WCVB reports.
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