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If debris is part of MH370, will it provide answers?


Ex-cop in Cincinnati posts bond
Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose.


Worst jail in America closes
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the closure of Baltimore City Jail, a men's detention facility that has been plagued by scandals and corruption investigations for decades.


D.C. will soon be beneath us
Washington, D.C., where the powers that reign over the United States reside, is sinking into the ocean.


Pastor 'admits' plan to overthrow N. Korean regime
A Canadian pastor detained in North Korea made his first public appearance at a news conference in Pyongyang on Thursday, nearly six months after he was arrested in the country while on a humanitarian visit, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency.


6 stabbed at gay pride parade


New Planned Parenthood video released despite court order
An anti-abortion group released its fourth video Thursday claiming that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal tissue.


Taliban gets a new leader
The Taliban's supreme council held a meeting in Afghanistan on Wednesday and unanimously chose a new leader, according to sources at Geo News, a CNN affiliate.


Confederate flags at MLK church
Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said.


911 dispatcher hangs up, friend dies
A 911 dispatcher hung up on a caller who was reporting that her friend was shot -- an action that the Albuquerque fire chief called "unforgivable." The shooting victim eventually died. CNN affiliate KOAT reports.


What dentist said about lion hunt


Abduction charge for anti-vax mom
On May 13, 2014, South Florida resident Robert Baumann went to pick up his daughter, Lilly, from the home of her mother, Megan Everett. When he got there, Everett and Lilly were nowhere to be found.


Why Mets player wept on field
It's a level of emotion rarely seen in regular-season sport.


Skeletons ID'd at Jamestown site
Scientists digging beneath the ruins of a historic church at the Jamestown settlement in Virginia have discovered the remains of four leaders from the earliest days of the British New World.


Most dangerous job in America?


How to stop skipping workouts


Ex-prison worker's graphic confession
Former prison worker Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty this week in relation to her role in the sensational June escape of two inmates in upstate New York. As part of her plea, she submitted detailed statements of her involvement with the convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt.


The rise of modern-day terrorism


Nixon's own 9/11: When terrorism came of age


The golden age of terrorism
Terrorists' bombs going off frequently in New York, Washington, Chicago, and Los Angeles. More than a hundred hijackings of airplanes in the States.


70 historic moments from the 1970s
The '70s may have been many things, but boring sure wasn't one of them. Check out 70 of the most unforgettable images of the decade.


The young, raw Elvis Presley
Sixty-one years ago Thursday -- on July 30, 1954 -- 19-year-old Elvis Presley made his first live, professional appearance at a concert in Memphis, Tennessee. A new book from Taschen, "Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll," brings together photos from legendary photographer Alfred Wertheimer.


Chris Hemsworth is in this photo. See him?
Take a look at 22 selfies of the week from July 21 through July 28.


What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu and others in August
How is it already almost the end of summer?


Art ignites at Burning Man


Trump lashes out over breast pump break


Romney slams Cruz on Iran rhetoric
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetoric on Iran "hurts the cause."


The Trump-Palin political love affair
From the outside, it may seem like a pairing of convenience. But the political love affair between billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump and former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been in the making for several years. To wit:


Meet the lumberjack congressman
To his colleagues on Capitol Hill, he's Congressman Sean Duffy. To Generation X'ers, he's that guy from MTV's "The Real World." But here in Wisconsin's wooded northland, he's "Sean Dog," lumberjack world champion.


Clinton's job references: 2 presidents
Hillary Clinton's job application for president of the United States would have two reference numbers on it: Her husband's and the White House.


Jon Stewart for president?


Pilot: What the wreckage tells us
Nothing would be more poignantly encouraging for 239 families than to know that the piece of aircraft part found on La Reunion Island east of Madagascar connects with MH370 -- the Boeing 777 that disappeared in March 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The world wants to know. And as a 777 pilot, I want to know.


Twisted logic behind lion hunts


Abercrombie: An exclusive frat party?
I have to admit I haven't shopped at Abercrombie & Fitch since I was a freshman in college. Even then, when I fell squarely within the brand's numerical demographic, I felt fully outside of it. I prefer not to dress like a frat party might spontaneously materialize in front of me at any moment. And I like keeping my midriff to myself.


He led the 'ruthless torturers'
He is as mysterious in his reported death as he was mysterious in life. Mullah Omar, one of the world's most wanted men, died in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, more than two years ago, according to Afghan government officials. U.S. officials say they believe this to be a "credible" account. On Thursday, the Taliban officially conceded their leader was dead.


15-foot python found hunting pets in Missouri
A man discovered a nearly 15-foot Burmese python on his property after small animals began disappearing. CNN affiliate KTVI has the story.


One tree grows 40 different types of fruit
Artist Sam Van Aken has created a series of trees that grow dozens of different types of stone fruits. He tells a TEDxManhattan conference that these trees are a research project, an art exhibit and a conservation mission.


1,600-year-old Mayan artifacts discovered
Archaeologists have unearthed monuments and hieroglyphic panels in nearly-perfect condition from Mayan ruins in Guatemala.


Dad's 'Taken' note to kids goes viral
A dad found inspiration from the Liam Neeson movie "Taken" to get his kids to keep the kitchen clean. CNN affiliate WISH reports.


2 dads, 2 boys lost for 20 hours in ocean
After their boat capsized off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, four people were left clinging to a cooler and fighting off sharks until the Coast Guard came. CNN affiliate WCIV reports.


Cop tosses food at a homeless man
Police in Sarasota, Florida, are investigating video of a cop seen throwing peanuts into the mouth of a homeless man in custody on July 18. CNN affiliate WFLA reports.


Internet pokes fun at 'Shady Brady'
Did Tom Brady destroy his phone in a "Deflategate" cover-up? CNN's Jeanne Moos has all the "Shady Brady" jokes.


Man regrets stretched earlobes, gets surgery
A Canadian man is about to undergo surgery to patch up the holes in his earlobes; this procedure is growing in popularity. CNN affiliate CBC News reports.


This flower holds a nasty surprise
When the "Corpse Flower" blooms, everyone smells it. CNN's Dan Simon visits a botanical garden in California where thousands gathered to get a whiff.


DuBose's sister upset by 'devastated' officer's words
University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted on a murder charge in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose. CNN's Don Lemon speaks to DuBose's mother and sister.


Cecil the lion's death renews calls for hunting ban
Animal expert Jeff Corwin says going to a national park to bait and lure an animal out of its habitat to kill is against the protocols of ethical hunters.


MH370 families react to Boeing debris find
CNN's Will Ripley discusses the MH370 victims' families reaction to the finding of a Boeing 777 plane on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.


Rare blue moon comes Friday


Rosetta mission finds primordial soup of compounds on comet
Could life on Earth have been kick-started by a comet strike? A startling discovery by the Rosetta comet-chasing mission has added fresh evidence to suggest that it is possible.


Smithsonian raises $550,000 to preserve Neil Armstrong space suit
The 46 years since Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon have not lessened the sense of wonder of that that moment. But the decades have deteriorated Armstrong's iconic space suit, which for years has been locked away in climate-controlled storage.


Kung fu infighting rocks monastery


China's kung fu hometowns
Learning the skills to become the next Bruce Lee can be tough. Finding the right place to learn them can be tougher.


6 "only in Hong Kong" kung fu experiences


Cuba's unusual amusement park
Large plastic dinosaurs loom over spotty grass, their long shadows stretching into the mountains. Rocket ships and nonsensical pineapple houses sit weathered and vacant. Waitresses stand ready with drinks for guests that never come.


The 'most ubiquitous consumer item'
In 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records named the plastic bag the "most ubiquitous consumer item" in the world, with trillions made every year.


What a shot! 37 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 37 amazing sports photos from July 21 through July 27.


How Henry Ford built his empire
The Ford Motor Co. began with Henry Ford, an engineer, tinkering in his garage. It soon became the world's leading producer of automobiles. See photos from the company's early days.


The search for Jimmy Hoffa, 40 years on


One of the scariest jet landings ever
A bumpy landing was caught on camera as a KLM flight touched down in Amsterdam.


Lois learns Superman's secret (again)
Lois Lane finally knows who's behind Clark Kent's glasses.


Libyan rape victim in U.S. jail
On a February evening last year, a Libyan woman confronted two patrons at the Bohemian Biergarten in downtown Boulder, Colorado. She poured her beer on one of the customers and later threw a glass at the other, leaving a bloody gash serious enough for sutures.


Meet Grumpy Cat's competition
It's been a great week for pets on social media.


Ape kisses pregnant woman's belly
Orangutan kisses a pregnant woman's belly. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports viewers are going ape.


Only 4 of these left on Earth
And then there were four.


Will this destroy Paris' romance?


Boy is first child to get double hand transplant
Doctors successfully completed a double hand transplant on a 8-year-old boy, who lost his limbs due to an infection. CNN affiliate KYW has more.


  
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