Mom, kids missing in Texas flood
As the cabin she and her family were in was swept away, Laura McComb called her sister. FULL STORY
Star student among the dead
Alyssa Renee Ramirez, 18, was a high school student leader and athlete in Devine, Texas. FULL STORY
Gunman opens fire at Walmart
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.
Officer: Baltimore cops in slowdown after riots
Nine weekend killings raise the May total to 35 in what a councilwoman calls an "aftershock." FULL STORY
Obama loses immigration battle
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.
Sanders puts 1% on notice
Bernie Sanders is not just running for president -- he's promising a "revolution."
This illegal drug is more lethal than cocaine
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.
Rand Paul: GOP brand 'sucks'
Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.
F-15s escort flight to NYC
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.
'Free-range parents' cleared of neglect charges
The parents at the center of a national debate over 'free-range' parenting have been cleared of child neglect in one incident.
The newest words in the dictionary are ...
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."
Colo. shooting suspect wrote of 'obsession to kill'
James Holmes for years thought of how to kill a large number of people, according to a notebook he kept before a 2012 mass killing in a Colorado movie theater.
Air Force confirms electromagnetic pulse weapon
Boeing has developed a weapon that can target and destroy electronic systems in a specific building.
'Jonny Quest' to hit the big screen
Jonny Quest is going into action once again.
Sex trade goes underground in China's 'sin city'
When Han Yulai, a businessman in Dongguan, a town in southern China's manufacturing heartland, had clients in town for a factory visit or trade fairs, he would always offer them what he calls the "Dongguan standard."
Giant, buff kangaroo stalks Australian suburb
A massive kangaroo has been spotted in an Australian community measuring over 6 feet 6 inches. Nicky Haydon from affiliate Seven News has more.
Where are the black plus-size models?
From the beginning I have been a fan of model Tess Holliday.
Why this 'socialist' is good for Americans
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.
The experiment worked but the patient died?
"The experiment worked," the doctor told me, "but the patient died."
Vanishing stories, vanishing country
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.
'Band of Sisters' did what male soldiers couldn't
"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.
Mary Ellen Mark's prom portraits
Soaring above deserts on a 'leaf blower'
Several years ago, in Gadhafi-controlled Libya, George Steinmetz found himself hidden in a kind of "safe house" where he was assembling his personal aircraft.
Artist creates street scenes on coffee cups
Australian illustrator's panoramic renditions of everyday life become an internet hit
Why more women are going 'Wild'
35 years of CNN
Wolf Blitzer: The whole world was watching
It didn't take long for me to appreciate CNN's worldwide reach and impact.
Happy Birthday, CNN!
The evolution of CNN's homepage
A look at how CNN's homepage has evolved through the years.
More Clinton emails out soon?
A new batch of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails will be released on June 30, according to new court documents.
Walker may sit out Florida primary
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.
What you can buy from candidates
Hillary Clinton's team launched its campaign store late Monday, offering a place for eager supporters to donate in return for bumper stickers, signs and, yes, even a throw pillow.
WH: Iraqi 'lack of will' is issue
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.
Pataki 2016 announcement Thursday
Former New York Gov. George Pataki will officially launch his bid for president on Thursday, he told the New York Post this week.
McCain gets Democratic challenger
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.
Senator marries longtime aide
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his long-time aide, Kay Webber, over the weekend in a private ceremony in Gulfport.
Is Fox News bad for the GOP?
Conservative historian Bruce Bartlett joins Brian Stelter to discuss what he calls the "self-brainwashing" of Republican voters by Fox News.
Clinton emails called 'witch hunt'
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.
Carson tops straw poll
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.
Duggar a common sight on stump
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.
First lady's workout is a knockout
As part of her "Gimme Five" fitness campaign, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of five exercises for her followers to try.
Advertisers pull support from '19 Kids and Counting'
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.
Abortion ad campaign shocks country
A shocking campaign seeks to decriminalize abortion in Chile. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Large bird lands in tigers' pen, but then ...
A crane that stumbled into a tigers' den bravely fights off two tigers that are on the prowl.
Man covers body with bees, sets record
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.
What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos
Look at me! 28 selfies of the week
Who were the bikers in that big, brutal Texas brawl?
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.
China's homeowners who refused to budge
Rabbit killed on live radio? Why?
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.
What the heck is that? 10 newly discovered species
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.
Elephant snatches camera, takes amazing 'elphie'
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.
Were Egypt's empty animal mummies part of an ancient scam?
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.
Stunning images: Chinese families with everything they own
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.
7 outrageous American castles
For a country that ditched monarchical rule, America has some of the most intriguing "castles" in the world.
Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015
The invention that changed music forever
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.
Rock star: I'm 'obsessed' with Taylor Swift
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.
Racist letter to family: 'You don't belong here!'
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.
LeBron James reacts after Cleveland verdict
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.
Heat wave kills hundreds
More than 700 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heatwave in India.
U.S. marks Memorial Day
Think Johnny Depp looks like this? Think again
Johnny Depp goes bald and blue-eyed for role of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
NFL player cut after 2nd arrest
The Chicago Bears fired defensive end Ray McDonald on Monday after his arrest on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in Santa Clara, California.
B.B. King's daughters: He was poisoned
Family members allege foul play in blues legend's death, but initial autopsy report doesn't back the claims.
Is it ever OK to snoop on your partner?
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?