• California mudslide prompts evacuations

    Police lights file

    A California mudslide prompted the evacuation of 11 homes in Ventura County, about an hour north of Los Angeles.

    Heavy rain saturated the area Friday night about three hours before the mudslide occurred.

    One man was trapped inside a house that was su...

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  • Not Bo


    Good dog is bad dog when owner runs from cops

    Man's best friend? Maybe not.

    A pooch in Alabama got its owner busted for alleged drug offenses -- all with a gleeful wag of its tail.

    The dog, Bo, was caught up in the incident when police executed a drug search warrant this week at the home of susp...

  • Peshmerga Khobani


    Peshmerga fighting force arrives in Kobani

    Kurdish fighters from Iraq have finally arrived in Kobani in northern Syria to reinforce Syrian Kurds in the battle against ISIS for control of the town.

    A Kurdish activist in Kobani said late Friday he saw more than 100 Kurdish fighters known as Pesh...

  • Andrew Tahmooressi

    Jill Tahmooressi

    Mexico frees jailed U.S. Marine reservist

    Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who'd been held in a prison there for seven months.

    Tahmooressi boarded a flight for Miami from San Diego.

    "It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm tha...

  • Girls killed Halloween


    3 trick-or-treaters killed by speeding car

    A speeding vehicle struck and killed three girls, including twins, who were trick-or-treating in California, authorities said.

    The girls, all 13, were in costume and carrying bags of candy in a residential area in Santa Ana.

    They had the right of way ...

  • Obama, Biden selfie

    White House/Twitter

    Joe Biden: Senate tie-breaker?

    For Joe Biden, an evenly divided Senate would be a BFD.

    If Tuesday's midterm elections result in a Senate split, the vice president will suddenly find himself in one of his favorite places: the spotlight. Biden would become a crucial player in the Sen...

  • Kevin Smith clerks

    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Kevin Smith ready to film 'Clerks III'

    The news about "Clerks III" just keeps getting better.

    Writer and director Kevin Smith recently gave an update on the project while speaking with "Clerks" star Jeff Anderson (aka "Randal") on his podcast, saying that if all goes well, "Clerks III" wi...

  • Georgia Tech

    Steve Sorg/CNN

    Lawsuits: Fraternity had culture of misogyny

    Two lawsuits say the national chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity allowed a culture of "violent misogyny" after an internal email from the Georgia Tech chapter leaked last year instructing fraternity members on how to lure "rapebait."

    The lawsuit...

  • Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales

    Matthew Varga, U.S. Air Force

    Budweiser profits pinched by Russia

    Russia was a major buzz kill for the brewer of Budweiser and other well-known beers.

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company, reported earnings and sales that badly missed analysts' expectations on Friday.

    Russia was one of the biggest ...

  • Thanksgiving sales

    From Walmart

    What's open on Thanksgiving, and what isn't

    Whether or not to shop on Thanksgiving is a controversial issue, and several major retailers are already taking sides.

    For the folks who can't wait for their dinners to digest before they kick off their holiday shopping spree, Macy's and Kohl's will b...

  • Internet security malware

    REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

    Americans pay more for slower Internet

    When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.

    That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access i...

  • Kilauea lava flow


    Hawaii volcano: Lava flow stalls

    The lava flow has slowed, if not stalled altogether.

    Still, authorities warned Thursday that the threat to eastern Hawaii residents -- much like the oozing, simmering, destructive lava itself -- hasn't gone away.

    Darryl Oliveira, the director of the H...

  • SpaceShipTwo debris close-up

    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

    A 'hard,' deadly day for space tourism

    With the same peril that the Wright Brothers faced in becoming the first men to fly planes, mankind's quest for space tourism is also fraught with deadly trial and error.

  • Map of SpacecraftTwo crash


    1 pilot dead in Virgin's spaceship failure

    The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after the spaceplane separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft, officials said.

    It wasn't something overt wi...

  • Two girls after Washington school shooting

    REUTERS/Jason Redmond

    3rd victim dies from Washington school shooting

    A third victim of last week's shooting at a Washington state high school has died, according to the hospital that treated victims.

  • FAMU campus


    Former band member guilty in hazing death

    The alleged ringleader of a group of Florida A&M University marching band students who beat drum major Robert Champion Jr. in a 2011 hazing incident was convicted Friday of multiple charges related to Champion's death, according to CNN affiliate CFN13.

  • Ferguson Chief Thomas Jackson

    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    Ferguson chief may be rethinking future

    The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, may be considering whether to step down after months of protests following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.

  • Sturm Ruger and Company guns

    REUTERS/Eric Thayer

    America's gun stores are overstocked

    There's a glut of guns for sale in America. Gun dealers have overstocked, and now they're just selling off the inventory that they have, without ordering much from manufacturers.

  • Dome of the Rock, Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

    Gregg Canes/CNN

    Israel partially reopens access to holy site

    Israel partially reopened access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers Friday, a day after taking a rare step of closing it amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions following the shooting of a controversial rabbi and subsequent killing of a suspect.

  • Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

    CNN Image

    NBC is developing a reality show with Virgin Galactic

    NBC is developing a reality TV series called "Space Race" with Virgin Galactic, whose SpaceShipTwo exploded on Friday.

  • Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

    Virgin Galactic

    Virgin Galactic loses $500 million spaceship

    The Virgin Galactic spaceship that exploded Friday, claiming at least one life, cost nearly $500 million to develop.

    Virgin has sold more than 700 tickets, each costing more than $250,000, for future flights. Several celebrities have already signed up...

  • Eric Frein booking photo

    Pike County Jail

    Frein search ends, life resumes


    After 48 days of living with helicopters, heavily armed police officers, the rumors and constant questions -- where is he? -- the people of northeast Pennsylvania can finally relax.

    The manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, accused of killing a Pennsyl...

  • House of Representatives, Capitol

    Burke Buckhorn/CNN

    Senate control hinges on turnout

    Democrats aiming to keep the Senate are facing tough odds in next week's election with their chances depending on convincing a surge of women and African-Americans to vote.

    Both sets of voters will be vital in two of the crucial races --- in North Ca...

  • Kaci Hickox


    Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse

    A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.

    District Court Chief Judg...

  • Ebola victim Dr

    From Samaritan's Purse

    Canada bans travelers from Ebola hot spots

    Canada will stop processing visa applications from foreign nationals who have visited West African nations with large outbreaks of the Ebola virus, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Friday.


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