• Jack Lew warns Congress over debt ceiling

    Jack Lew

    Pool

    Congress has been fighting over the Iran trade deal, a highway bill and Puerto Rico's debt crisis.

    On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent legislative leaders a little reminder about another contentious item: the debt ceiling.

    Lew's basic messag...

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  • Trump, Family Leadership Summit

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    Donald Trump's list of media winners and 'losers'

    Donald Trump says he wants to be president to "make America great again," but his candidacy has been focused on improving journalism as much as anything.

    The outspoken bllionaire's Twitter feed has long been filled with often-cutting observations on r...

  • Island plane parts 1

    MH370: Debris 'looks like' Boeing 777

    Debris found in the western Indian Ocean on Wednesday appears to be part of a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared in 2014, according to a source close to the investigation.

    The source said there is a unique elem...

  • Facebook Lite easy app

    From Facebook

    Facebook is now the world's most-used tech product

    Think Facebook is passé? Think again.

    At the end of June, nearly 1.5 billion people used Facebook at least once a month, the company reported on Wednesday. That's more than any other technology product in the world, including Microsoft's ubiquitous Wi...

  • Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone

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    Samsung misjudged high demand for its smartphone

    Oops! Samsung hasn't been making enough of their flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.

    Samsung experienced "supply difficulties from higher-than-expected market demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge," the company said in a statement released alongside their se...

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    YouTube

    Top 10 consumer complaints include car dealers, home repairs

    Shady car dealers, shoddy home-repair jobs and credit card fees top the list of complaints people have about their interactions with businesses in 2014.

    The North American Consumer Protection Investigators, an association of government consumer protec...

  • Rolling Stone ,UVA rape story

    CNN

    UVA frat sues Rolling Stone over bogus rape story

    Three members of a University of Virginia fraternity sued Rolling Stone magazine Wednesday for a discredited story accusing frat members of gang raping a woman.

    The suit also names the magazine's publisher, Wenner Media, and the reporter, Sabrina Erde...

  • Cassidy Wolf

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    YouTube's 'RAT,' or webcam slaving problem

    It's never been easier to learn how to hack, according to a new report.

    Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers.

    One ...

  • Carson, Walker, Perry to headline RNC meeting

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    GOP candidates face off in NH Monday

    A good portion of the GOP’s Class of 2016 will take the stage during a forum in New Hampshire on Monday.

  • James Holmes, undated yearbook photo

    James Holmes' dad takes the witness stand

    On the 58th day of his son's capital murder trial, Robert Holmes took the witness stand on Tuesday and repeatedly tried to make eye contact with the mentally ill young man he still calls "Jimmy."

    He spoke of his son's idyllic boyhood in Castroville, ...

  • Tom Brady yelling on field

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    Brady looks to federal court to overturn suspension

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for suspending him for four games in the "Deflategate" scandal and said he did nothing wrong in breaking a cell phone containing more than 10,000 text mes...

  • Ray Tensing mugshot

    WLWT

    Indicted university cop turns himself in

    University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose.

    If convicted, Tensing could go to prison for life, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a news conference. D...

  • Living history at Jamestown

    Rare blue moon comes Friday

    Skeletons of early elite settlers found at Jamestown

    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.

  • Full moon for blue moon story

    Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images

    Rare blue moon comes Friday

    If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."

  • Mullah Omar

    U.S. Department of State

    Afghan government: Taliban leader dead

    Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan, a spokesperson for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday in a news release, citing "credible information."

    Under Omar's leadership, the Taliban offered safe haven to al Qaeda ...

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    David Amyot

    Two Zimbabweans get bail in lion's death

    Two men arrested in the death of Cecil the lion -- a case in which an American dentist has also been accused, unleashing a torrent of anger online -- were released Wednesday by a court in Zimbabwe on $1,000 bail each.

    Theo Bronchorst, a professional ...

  • Trump stares down Dana Bash

    CNN

    Trump lashes out at lawyer over breast pump

    Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at a female lawyer whom he had called "disgusting" several years ago for requesting a break to pump breast milk in the middle of a deposition, calling her a "vicious, horrible person."

    In an interview with CNN's Dana ...

  • Northern White Rhinoceros

    Mistvan/Wikimedia

    4 northern white rhinos left on Earth

    And then there were four. Nabire, a female northern white rhino, died of a ruptured cyst on Monday at a Czech Republic Zoo, leaving only four known northern white rhinos on Earth.

  • SourceAmerica

    CNN

    Sources: Disabled work program mired in fraud

    The nation's premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud and violations of the law, numerous sources tell CNN. And instead of helping the severely disabled find wo...

  • Fed chairwoman sticking with first hike since '06

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    Fed: Prepare for likely interest rate hike in 6 weeks

    America's first interest rate hike in almost a decade could come on September 17 when the Fed holds its next meeting.

  • Zion Harvey

    Children's Hospital Philadelphia

    Baltimore boy is 1st to receive double hand transplant

    Earlier this month, Zion Harvey, of Baltimore, became the first child to receive a double hand transplant.

  • cecil the lion

    David Amyot via CNN

    Internet seeks revenge for Cecil the lion

    Celebrities are among an online mob baying for the blood of the American dentist who has admitted his role in killing Zimbabwe's most famous lion, Cecil.

    Walter Palmer has said he "deeply regrets" killing the 13-year-old lion, who was found shot, skin...

  • Amazon Prime Air, drone

    Courtesy Amazon

    Amazon wants air space designated for drones

    Amazon wants a piece of the sky.

  • Chaka Fattah

    Michael Buckner/Getty Images

    Rep. Fattah indicted in racketeering scheme

    Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges tied to a host of public corruption schemes, the Department of Justice said.

    The Philadelphia Democrat, who was first elected to Congress in 1994 and served on the influential House Appr...

  • wait times google maps

    Google via CNN

    Google Maps will help you avoid waiting in line

    Don't you hate waiting in long lines? Google knows how you feel.

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