• ESPN commentator apologizes for abuse remark

    Stephen A Smith ESPN

    Sean Gardner/Reuters

    ESPN star Stephen A. Smith apologized on Monday for what he called "the most egregious error of my career," a Friday commentary about domestic abuse that referred to possible "provocation" by victims.

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  • MH17 crash site

    Fighting forces MH17 team to turn back

    Dutch and Australian experts trying to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in war-torn eastern Ukraine turned back for the second day Monday after hearing explosions and being told of heavy fighting in the area.

    The group -- including ...

  • Mother of Palestinian boy reacts to his death, Gaza City

    Mohammed Salem/Reuters

    Israel, Hamas trade blame for hit on hospital

    There was bloodshed at a Gaza hospital and a refugee camp Monday, Israel and Gaza authorities confirmed. Gaza's Health Ministry said at least 10 children were killed in the camp strike.

  • Venice Beach lightning strike

    Man killed in California lightning strike

    A relaxing day at Southern California's famed Venice Beach took a deadly turn Sunday afternoon when a powerful lightning bolt struck the water, killing one person and injuring at least 13, emergency officials said.

    The sudden lightning strike at Venic...

  • South Korean ferry sinking

    South Korea Coast Guard

    Student survivors of Sewol disaster testify

    Students aboard the stricken Sewol ferry had to use rising water levels to float out of their cabins after the ship listed, survivors told a South Korean court Monday.

    At least 294 people died -- including hundreds of high school students on a field t...

  • plane crashes on florida beach

    Man walking beach struck and killed by plane

    A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.

    Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in...

  • Javier Mendiola-Soto

    Univ. of Delaware Police Dept.

    Man arrested over hidden cameras in restrooms

    University of Delaware students are being offered counseling after a doctoral student allegedly hid video cameras in restrooms around the university's Newark campus over a two-year period.

  • Toddler crashes Jeep

    Police: Oregon toddler crashed Jeep into house

    A diaper-clad toddler crashed a Jeep Wrangler into a neighbor's house in Oregon -- then scampered home, sat on the couch and watched cartoons, authorities said.

  • Police lights file

    Japanese teen accused of murdering classmate

    A 16-year-old Japanese girl has been arrested in Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, on suspicion of murdering a fellow student. Police confirmed that the alleged attacker also dismembered her victim's body.

  • Sarah Palin

    Chris Welch/CNN

    Sarah Palin to launch own news channel

    Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.

  • Gaza residents during Hamas, Israel cease-fire

    Mohammed Salem/Reuters

    Israel rejects blame for shelter deaths

    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N. school that was shelter to many Gaza residents.

  • Man in handcuffs, white collar crime


    Aruba releases Venezuelan ex-general

    A retired Venezuelan military general was released from custody in Aruba Sunday, days after authorities arrested him there.

    Hugo Carvajal appeared beside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a political event in Caracas after he was flown back to hi...

  • Ukraine Malaysia plane down separatist

    REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

    2 children among 13 dead in Ukraine fighting

    More death and violence were reported in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, as some investigators stood ready but were unable to go to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, downed more than a week ago.

    At least 13 people, including two children, wer...

  • highway patrol police car cop


    Carjackers run over, kill 3 siblings

    Philadelphia police conducted an around-the-clock manhunt over the weekend for two suspects in a carjacking that left three children dead and their mother in critical condition.

    Cops say two men -- one black, one Hispanic -- carjacked a real estate a...

  • Bullets, gun magazine


    Judge rules against D.C. handgun ban

    A federal judge ruled that Washington, D.C.'s ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

  • Costa Concordia scrapped

    REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini

    Costa Concordia reaches end of final voyage

    The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship reached the end of its final voyage.

    Refloated by salvage crews earlier this month, the rusting hulk docked at Voltri port in the Italian city of Genoa early Sunday.

    The cruise ship, which ran aground in January...

  • American doctor in Liberia gets Ebola

    Samaritan's Purse/CNN

    Second American infected with Ebola

    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.

    Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse te...

  • Police lights file

    Wave of attacks in Nigerian city leave 5 dead

    Nigerian authorities said they have five suspects in custody Sunday after a wave of attacks over the weekend in the city of Kano.

    Five people were killed and eight others injured when an explosive device was lobbed over a wall in Kano's predominantly ...

  • Cameroon flag

    Boko Haram abducts wife of Cameroon official

    Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday abducted the wife of the Cameroonian deputy prime minister in a dawn attack on his home village of Kolofata, north of the area where they also kidnapped a local chief and his family.

  • Patriots  logo

    Boy with inoperable tumor gets birthday wish

    New England Patriots players sang "Happy Birthday" to a 6-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor Saturday.

  • Fighting in Libya

    REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

    British, U.S. diplomats out of Libya

    A convoy of British diplomats made it safely into Tunisia from Libya despite an attack on its vehicles Sunday, British officials said.

  • White flag atop Brooklyn Bridge

    Drew Griffin/CNN

    DNA evidence collected in NYC flag caper

    New York police have collected DNA evidence in the case of nighttime acrobats who replaced two American flags atop of the Brooklyn Bridge with two white flags, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation Friday.

  • Mitt Romney headshot

    Steve Marcus/Reuters

    Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

    If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey.

  • Rand Paul

    Eric Thayer/Reuters

    Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

    Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."

  • Palestinians stand atop ruined house, Gaza City, Israel air strikes

    Mohammed Salem/Reuters

    Scenes from the ground in Gaza

    A temporary truce Saturday between Israel and Hamas provided a precious few hours for hundreds of people, who had fled the fighting, the opportunity to learn whether they had a home to return to in Gaza.


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