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Rescuers race against time searching for quake survivors
The 6.2-magnitude earthquake badly damaged villages in a mountainous rural area of central Italy, a popular vacation spot.


Witnesses recount horrors of Italy's deadly quake
A 6.2-magnitude quake hit central Italy killing at least 37 people. Witnesses describe the devastation.


Photos: Quake aftermath
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of Norcia, Italy, according to the United States Geological Survey.


Iraqi soldiers sense weakening ISIS
The Iraqi Army Humvees barreled across the Nineveh province moonscape toward the town of al-Qayyara, the next front line in the military quest to dislodge ISIS from the sprawling city of Mosul.


On cue, hurricane season heats up
Tropical activity in the Atlantic peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Right on cue, we've seen two named storms develop in the past 10 days.


Trump: I may soften on immigration
Donald Trump says there could be a "softening" in his hardline immigration proposals -- though he did not provide detail and his campaign so far has yet to offer a coordinated message on whether there's been a shift in policy.


Conway: Trump's immigration plan is exactly the same
Donald Trump's new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says that Donald Trump's current immigration plan is the same as it was before it is just how to execute the plan that has been changing.


Gary Johnson: 'Embrace immigration'
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson isn't buying comments from Donald Trump Tuesday that "there could certainly be a softening" of the Republican presidential nominee's stance on immigration


Opinion: Cold War immigration test
Last week, Donald Trump made headlines when he detailed his latest immigration proposal: an "ideological test" for immigrants. But while he was right to look to the Cold War for insights on today's ideological struggle, his focus on the exclusion of communists misses the point. Instead, he would have done better to focus on a more effective pillar of the Cold War: accepting vast numbers of refugees from areas controlled by our enemies.


Obama on floods: This is not a photo-op issue
President Obama speaks in Baton Rouge about the devastating flooding that hit Louisiana, killing 13 people and damaging more than 60,000 homes.


No. 1 killer: Cancer is catching up to heart disease
More Americans die from heart disease, but cancer is rapidly gaining ground as the No. 1 killer.


The deal with the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation is under intensifying scrutiny as Republicans accuse it of being a corrupt and opaque institution.


Keilar to Trump supporter: I'm telling you how it is
During an interview, Donald Trump supporter and Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy had a heated exchange with CNN's Brianna Keilar.


Dr. Gupta looks at Trump's health records
As Donald Trump and his allies attempt to raise dubious questions over Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee has invited new scrutiny into his own medical history.


How healthy is Donald Trump?
As Donald Trump's campaign attempts to raise doubt about Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee faces scrutiny about his own physical fitness. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.


See Hillary Clinton laugh off health questions
Hillary Clinton told Jimmy Kimmel, "Take my pulse ... Make sure I am alive," as she laughed off health questions. CNN's Jeanne Moos dissects oddball claims.


US swimmer apologizes for 'serious distraction'
James Feigen has become the third US swimmer to apologize for his actions and give a detailed account of what transpired in the Rio gas station incident.


Brain-eating amoeba victim survives
A 16-year-old Florida teen has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba, according to Florida Hospital for Children.


Wozniak to Apple: Keep headphone jack
Apple's co-founder has a warning for the company: Keep the headphone jack.


'Law & Order' actor dies
Steven Hill, best known for playing District Attorney Adam Schiff on NBC's "Law & Order," has died, his son Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Hill confirmed to CNN. He was 94.


Analysis: Big clue in Prince's death
Pills containing deadly opioid Fentanyl, which killed Prince, were mislabeled, according to a newspaper report; whoever provided them to the performer could face a long prison sentence, says Danny Cevallos


How to help Italy earthquake victims
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Italy early Wednesday. Rescuers are still searching for victims, and relief groups are mobilizing.


EpiPen cost soars, but it's not the only one
On a hot and sticky summer day in Manhattan, Nicole Levin was leaving a dentist appointment when it happened.


First look at sunken WWII-era aircraft carrier
Scientists were able to use remotely operated vehicles to explore the USS Independence for the first time in 65 years.


Community rallies behind gay neighbors
When a Natick, Massachusetts, couple returned from vacation last week, something personal was missing from their house.


Town fights plans for mosque
Islamophobia in the US has surged in the form of campaign rhetoric and confrontations. It's also happening through the quiet use of another tactic: zoning laws.


Turkey launches anti-ISIS offensive in Syria
Turkey has launched a military operation against ISIS in the north of Syria, Turkish state media has reported.


McCain's comments imperil Bergdahl case
Defense attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sought to have charges against their client dismissed Tuesday, arguing that comments made by Sen. John McCain could prevent a fair trial.


Submarines' secrets revealed in leak
The Indian government is investigating the leak of more than 22,000 pages of documents that reveal secret data about its new high-tech fleet of submarines.


Scared seal hides on boat from killer whales
A seal narrowly escaped being eaten by some hungry killer whales. The mammal jumped onto the back of a tour boat to escape the swarming pod of orcas.


51 amazing photos from the Olympics
Take a look at 51 amazing Olympic photos from August 15 through August 21.


Lun Lun the giant panda is expecting
Panda-monium: It's twins, again!


Is bat cave hiding the new Ebola?
It is a slow and cumbersome descent hindered by head-to-toe protective suits. A wooden ladder dips down the side, as two researchers in white suits and respirators make their way into Grootboom cave in South Africa.


Report: North Korea tests submarine missile
North Korea test fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from the East Sea on Wednesday, said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Thermal scan shows F-35 fighter jet inflight
Lockheed Martin's F-35B Lightning II made its the international airshow debut at the Farnborough airshow. It was all captured on a thermal camera.


Thousands of fish die in Yellowstone River
An unprecedented fish kill has closed nearly 100 river miles of the Yellowstone River in Montana, as officials try to contain a parasite that is killing thousands of whitefish.


He picked the wrong 91-year-old to rob
The elderly man probably seemed like a good target, but a would-be robber flat out picked the wrong guy.


Diners banned after 'we only tip citizens'
A Latina waitress received a racist note instead of a tip from a couple having lunch in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia.


New Tesla goes from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds
The company said Tuesday that a new battery will allow its Model S to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds -- making it the fastest production car in the world.


Is this the world's largest pearl?
One of the world's largest and most valuable pearls was left forgotten under a bed for more than 10 years, its owner told CNN.


World's highest and longest glass bridge opens
The six-meter wide bridge stretches 430 meters over a 300-meter-deep valley between two cliffs. Visitors reportedly lined up for hours to cross.


Zion Harvey: Transplanted hands are 'amazing'
Zion Harvey sometimes puts on baseball glove or swings a bat -- just like many 9-year-olds.


Long commute? Could be a health risk
If someone told you their journey to work took them one hour, how would you react?


Tiger's Ryder Cup role may be...
He may no longer be the force he once was but Team USA is hoping Tiger Woods can help it hunt down Europe's top golfers at next month's Ryder Cup.


Why 'House of Cards' actor still roots for Doug Stamper
In the roughly five minutes Michael Kelly lingered in the hallway at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, four people approached him to tell them how much they loved his work on "House of Cards."


Man fails at jumping off rooftop to impress date
Police say a University of Pittsburgh student got stuck between two buildings when he tried to jump from one to the other to impress a date.


Bilinguals are more attractive?
Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age? Try learning a second language


Tiniest ever luxury hotels
Offering a blend of function and style, reinvented capsule hotels attract both locals and foreigners in search of fashionable accommodation.


Could this animal be the superhero of the ocean?
Researchers have observed humpback whales defending smaller sea animals from killer whale attacks.


Botched execution survivor asks SCOTUS to halt 2nd try
Death row inmate Romell Broom, whose execution was botched in 2009 by the state of Ohio, is asking the US Supreme Court to halt a second try at taking his life, according to court documents.


Zellweger: There's nothing 'negative' about aging
Renee Zellweger doesn't understand the fascination with her appearance.


How should you talk to loved ones about weight?
What are the magic words to use when a loved one's weight is rising dangerously high? Unfortunately, there are none.


Angry man cuts neighbor's tree, then...
Oh, karma. You always seem to show up at just the right time.


A three-week plan to eat less meat
Cutting down on animal protein does more than slash calories -- it lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as your risks of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The vegetables, legumes, and whole grains that will replace the meat help shield you from developing these chronic diseases, too. "Plants are nature's pharmacy," says Kate Geagan, RD, author of Go Green Get Lean ($5, amazon.com). "They're brimming with protective nutrients and antioxidants that you just can't get from animals." You don't have to go full vegetarian -- our plan ups your plant protein without depriving you of that Saturday-night steak.


Elizabeth Smart: Porn made my living hell worse
Elizabeth Smart speaks out about the role pornography played in her kidnapping in 2002. Her kidnapper was sentenced to life in prison.


FBI probes suspected Russian hack of New York Times
Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.


Deficit to climb for the first time since 2009
The Congressional Budget Office now projects this year's deficit will rise to $590 billion, or 3.2% of the economy. That's up from $438 billion, or 2.5% of GDP in 2015.


Trooper kills deaf man, family seeks answers
Days after his deaf and speech-impaired brother was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper, Sam Harris wonders whether the shooting happened because his sibling's disabilities led to a misunderstanding.


Grand slam smashes batter's own windshield
A minor league baseball player in St. Louis, Missouri, was surprised to find out he smashed his own car's windshield when he hit a grand slam during a game.


Teenagers sold for sex
Canada's indigenous population is very small -- just 4% of the population -- yet more than 50% of all sex trafficking victims in Canada are indigenous. The reasons are complicated and varied but are ultimately rooted in a legacy of poverty, racism and abuse.


Carville: People will die if Clinton Foundation folds
Democratic strategist James Carville tells Anderson Cooper that "people are going to die'' if the Clinton Foundation is forced to shut down.


300 officers suspected of drug trade
The top police officer in the Philippines said Tuesday that 300 of his officers were suspected of involvement in the drug trade and would be brought to justice.


BuzzFeed splits news, entertainment
Staking its future on video, BuzzFeed has announced that it will split into two units: a new, video-focused BuzzFeed Entertainment Group and BuzzFeed News.


Amy Schumer, other celebs open up in memoirs
Amy Schumer is being praised for her candid new memoir, "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo"


Researchers: No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar for kids
Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down.


Hillary Clinton flexes presidential muscles
On "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" presidential nominee Hillary Clinton succeeded in a challenge by Jimmy Kimmel when she flexed her muscles by opening a jar of pickles.


NASA finds missing spacecraft
Despite almost two years of silence, NASA never stopped searching for its long lost spacecraft STEREO-B.


Americans say 'Sorry about Lochte' before leaving Rio
As US swimmer Ryan Lochte is dropped by Speedo and other sponsors, Americans apologize for the Olympian's behavior before leaving Rio. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.


Duggar daughter is pregnant again
Jessa and Ben Seewald aren't waiting long to give their nine-month-old son Spurgeon a sibling.


T. rex skull found in Montana
A Tyrannosaurus rex skull was discovered in Montana and was sent to the Burke Museum in Seattle. There are only 15 known T. rex skulls in the world.


  
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