Iraqi forces, Kurds claim gains against ISIS

US airstrikes on ISIS

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Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday, as…

Death toll as Lebanese army, militants clash

Police lights file

Lebanese military forces battled militants in Tripoli on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of two militants and two civilians and injuries to 13 troops, the…

Grandfather: Marysville school shooter hit cousins

Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting vigil

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When a gunman opened fire at students in a school cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, he was not shooting at random targets, his relative said.


To hug or not to hug -- never a question

Obama hugs Nina Pham

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To hug or not to hug? That was not a question for President Barack Obama, who invited previously Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham to the White House Friday for a…

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies

Jack Bruce

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Jack Bruce, singer, songwriter and bassist for legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at 71.

Bruce's family confirmed the death of the Scottish…

Corden to start 'Late Late Show' March 9

James Corden, Late Late Show CBS

REUTERS/Jon Blacker

James Corden now has a date for his first broadcast of "The Late Late Show": March 9, 2015.

"We're excited to begin CBS' next chapter after midnight and…

Teigen tells Twitter 'ta-ta for now'

Chrissy Teigen

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen is usually one of Twitter's more resilient members. But after getting lost in a "sea of hate and anger" on the…

Ebola: Woman isolated in N.J. tests negative


Centers for Disease Control

A preliminary test shows that a health care worker who traveled to West Africa does not have Ebola, New Jersey officials said Saturday. But the unidentified…

Quarantines if you treat Ebola in Africa?

Operating room, hospital

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola,…

URGENT - Washington School Shooting Victims

(CNN) -- Two of the shooting victims at Washington's Marysville-Pilchuck High School were identified Saturday as Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14…

Mother of US hostage asks for ISIS response

Abdul Rahman Peter Kassig

Family photos/CNN

The mother of American hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig has sent a tweet appealing for a response from ISIS to the family's pleas for his life.

I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

Sick, ill


The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site, while…

Halloween costumes to avoid this year

Halloween costume, New York

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Freeze! Step away from the stack of face masks and hazmat suits.

Australian team hails new heart transplants

Heart, cardiovascular health


Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor…

Alleged rapist's killer executed in Iran

Tehran dust storm 2010

REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news agency…

Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

Voting booth Nov 5

Darren Hauck/ Reuters

Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

Latino millennials want to end Cuba embargo

Havana, Cuba, skyline

Patrick Oppmann/CNN

Cuban-Americans have had an outsized influence in keeping the U.S. embargo since Fidel Castro seized power. Now a younger generation, with strong familial…

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"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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