Harriet Miers Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Harriet Miers, former nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Personal: Birth date: August 10, 1945

Birth place: Dallas, Texas

Birth…

What they don't tell you about losing weight

Shannon Britton

Courtesy Shannon Britton

At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: "Oh, you took the easy way out." Let me…

Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Brent Swails/CNN

At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final…

Parents of son with cancer refuse UK return

The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they will not return to the UK…

Israel slammed for West Bank land grab

Israel Gaza West Bank

CNN

Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank.

Israel announced Sunday that the land in and around the…

Obama: 'I'd join a union'

President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say no," he is the one who "placed a bet…

Prominent activist arrested in Bahrain

Prominent Bahraini activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested after arriving in the island nation over the weekend.

"To be clear, I'm officially under arrest on…

Jennifer Lawrence's rep slams stolen pics

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

Wen-Chun Fan/CNN

In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude.

Apple…

Chris Tucker settles huge tax bill, rep says

Chris Tucker at Academy Awards

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Comedian Chris Tucker's multimillion dollar tax bill isn't very funny, but he's reached a deal with the IRS to settle it, his representative said Monday.

Drexler: J-Law nude photos: Who's at fault?

The latest nude celebrity photo leak is yet another case of how the Internet often lets people do whatever they want to whomever they want.

On Sunday, a user…

U.N. to investigate alleged abuses by ISIS

Damaged vehicle, Mosul

Stringer/Reuters

The U.N. Human Rights Council said Monday that it will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes allegedly committed by…

Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help

Jeffrey Fowle, Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller

CNN

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller…

Wozniacki thriving, too, after McIlroy split

Caroline Wozniacki has had her critics in the past. A defensive game and not landing a grand slam title while she was ranked No. 1 provided fodder for her…

NATO to create 'high-readiness force'

Pro-Russian separatists Ukraine

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international…

Five must-follow races for the midterms

While Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, it's also the unofficial start to the campaign season.

That means if you turn on your TV, expect to see more -…

Cameron unveils new anti-ISIS proposals

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

David Moir/Reuters

British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected…

'Guardians of the Galaxy' top movie of 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Walt Disney Pictures

The Star-Lord is officially the star of the box office. "Guardians of the Galaxy" is now the top-grossing domestic movie of the year, Entertainment Weekly…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"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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