ISAF service member killed

A coalition service member died after being stabbed in the neck -- allegedly by a Taliban member -- near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday morning, a spokesman for Kabul's police chief said.

Marine's wife dead; charges filed

Murder charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of killing the pregnant wife of a Marine in California.

Guilty plea likely for Boston bomber pal

A friend of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty Thursday to charges in connection with removing a backpack and computer from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the Boston Marathon bombing.

Volcano may cause travel chaos

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.

Girl, 10, fights to play violent sport

This 10-year-old girl is a champion Pankration fighter and wants the ban lifted on this ancient Greek sport. KCAL reports.

4 Illinois hostages rescued

Law enforcement officers forcefully but safely ended a two-day hostage situation at suburban Chicago house Wednesday morning, barging into the home and rescuing two children and two women while taking two suspects into custody, authorities said.

No gay marriage in Virginia for now

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.

Best islands of the South Pacific

Palm tree-covered sandy atolls glistening green and white like jewels set in the azure seas may be the enduring image of the South Pacific.

Nearly 2K animals found in house

Dogs, cats, geese, chickens, snakes, rabbits, peacocks and turtles were removed from a home in Louisiana.

Duggar daughter is pregnant

Might there be a spinoff of "19 Kids and Counting"?

This action figure is NOT for kids

Conan shows off actress Jessica Alba's sexy "Sin City 2" action figure.

Rare pale-headed croc kills man

A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.

Actor's son arrested on drug charges

The 32-year-old son of actor and kung fu star Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges, as authorities clamp down on celebrity offenders.

Beyonce rumors crazier by the day

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Pole dancer sparks beach outrage

A woman in Maryland has stirred up controversy after she decided to take up pole dancing on a beach boardwalk.

'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies

Don Pardo, the announcer whose baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.

See crocodile chase swimmer

Video shows a crocodile pursuing a swimmer until an observer intervenes.

Brantly's blood tests are negative

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola in West Africa, will be released from an Atlanta hospital today, spokesman Vince Dollard said.

Patient in U.S. tested for Ebola

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

Are myths making outbreak worse?

More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.

Glimmer of hope in outbreak

Three health care workers who were given the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp in Liberia have shown "very positive signs of recovery," the Liberian Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

How Ebola got out of control

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how the Ebola virus can spread and why so many people have become infected.

3 Hamas military leaders killed

An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday.

Cops: Couple stole from MH370 victims

Malaysian police have charged two people over the alleged theft of around $35,000 (110,600 Malaysian ringgits) from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

What Obama did after ISIS speech

Obama went from the Edgartown School to Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo Mourning, Glenn Hutchins and Cy Walker.

St. Louis police chief defends shooting

The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him.

125M-year-old dino tracks found

A new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs has been discovered.

We shouldn't need 'the talk'

I am a mother who watched her mother bury her only son.

What Brown's autopsy says

Michael Brown, Eric Garner and John Crawford all have one thing in common: It's not just that they were unarmed men of color killed by police officers -- it's that the responsibility to investigate each of their deaths fell to a medical examiner.