Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault

Chris Brown leaves court

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Chris Brown pleaded guilty to simple assault Tuesday to settle a case stemming from a sidewalk fight at a Washington hotel last October.

5 Things about the celeb nude photo scandal

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

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A hacker's invasion of dozens of celebrity iCloud accounts, leading to the embarrassing leaking of nude photos, has lessons for us all. Here are five things…

Justin Bieber charged with assault in Canada

Justin Bieber, March 2014

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Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Friday, a…

Obama arrives in Europe with Putin warning

As Air Force One landed in Estonia's capital Wednesday, the U.S. message to Vladimir Putin -- only 500 miles away in Moscow -- was clear: Stay put.

President…

American businesses feel targeted by China

An increasing number of American businesses say they feel less welcome in China amid a government crackdown that has ensnared foreign firms.

A new survey…

Cardona: Ban reclining seats on planes

We have now witnessed the third instance in only nine days of a flight being diverted from its original destination because someone leaned her seat back and…

Chamber of Commerce ramps up efforts

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ramping up efforts on behalf of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis in one of the most watched and most…

How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Miller, Jeffrey Fowle

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The setup was bizarre.

North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking government official.

Hours later,…

DNA frees brothers convicted in 1983 murder

A pair of siblings who served decades behind bars in the rape and murder of a North Carolina child will walk out of prison free men Wednesday after DNA…

DMV says no makeup for license; boy sues

driver's hand on car steering wheel

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The mother of a 16-year-old filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday claiming her son was sexually…

7 teens who escaped Tenn. center still free

Teen correctional facility escape

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Authorities near Nashville were still searching Tuesday for teenagers who escaped a detention center the night before.

Thirty-two teens escaped from the…

On the hunt for a killer -- of peacocks

Investigators believe a killer is among them, strolling the lush streets of this coastal California community, on the hunt for another victim. A police sketch…

Adam Carolla podcast fight ends friendship

It's a sad, familiar story in Hollywood: When somebody makes it big, somebody else gets left behind. Feelings get hurt. Positions harden.

And that's when the…

Obama OKs more troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama Afghanistan troop withdrawal

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized additional troops be deployed to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad.

The…

Ebola victim: 'Felt like I was about to die'

Kent Brantly, wife

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Dr. Kent Brantly had stared death in the face many times, doing all he could against frightful odds to save Ebola victims in West Africa.

Until death stared…

ISIS puts pressure on Obama to act

Barack Obama

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If nothing else, the latest ISIS act of barbarism brought a quick political consensus, and added pressure on President Barack Obama: Caution in the face of…

Family of girl who shot instructor devastated

Girl with uzi kills instructor

The family of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot and killed an Arizona instructor with an Uzi is "devastated" and asking for privacy, according to a…

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