California mudslide prompts evacuations

Police lights file

A California mudslide prompted the evacuation of 11 homes in Ventura County, about an hour north of Los Angeles.

Heavy rain saturated the area Friday night…

Good dog is bad dog when owner runs from cops

Not Bo


Man's best friend? Maybe not.

A pooch in Alabama got its owner busted for alleged drug offenses -- all with a gleeful wag of its tail.

The dog, Bo, was caught…

URGENT - California mudslide

(CNN) -- A mudslide in Ventura County, California, prompted the evacuation of 11 homes. One man was trapped inside a house that was directly impacted, but he…

Mexico releases U.S. Marine after 7 months

U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who was detained in Mexico for seven months, is free and on his way to Miami.

Tahmooressi boarded a flight…

Peshmerga fighting force arrives in Kobani

Peshmerga Khobani


Kurdish fighters from Iraq have finally arrived in Kobani in northern Syria to reinforce Syrian Kurds in the battle against ISIS for control of the town.


Mexico frees jailed U.S. Marine reservist

Andrew Tahmooressi

Jill Tahmooressi

Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who'd been held in a prison there for seven months.

Tahmooressi boarded a flight for Miami…

3 trick-or-treaters killed by speeding car

Girls killed Halloween


A speeding vehicle struck and killed three girls, including twins, who were trick-or-treating in California, authorities said.

The girls, all 13, were in…

3rd victim dies from Washington school attack

A third teenage girl has died from last week's shooting at a Washington state high school.

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died Friday night at Providence Regional…

Joe Biden: Senate tie-breaker?

Obama, Biden selfie

White House/Twitter

For Joe Biden, an evenly divided Senate would be a BFD.

If Tuesday's midterm elections result in a Senate split, the vice president will suddenly find himself…

Kevin Smith ready to film 'Clerks III'

Kevin Smith clerks

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The news about "Clerks III" just keeps getting better.

Writer and director Kevin Smith recently gave an update on the project while speaking with "Clerks"…

1 pilot dead in Virgin's spaceship failure

The first sign there was a problem with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after the spaceplane separated from the…

Lawsuits: Fraternity had culture of misogyny

Georgia Tech

Steve Sorg/CNN

Two lawsuits say the national chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity allowed a culture of "violent misogyny" after an internal email from the Georgia Tech…

Budweiser profits pinched by Russia

Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales

Matthew Varga, U.S. Air Force

Russia was a major buzz kill for the brewer of Budweiser and other well-known beers.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company, reported earnings…

What's open on Thanksgiving, and what isn't

Thanksgiving sales

From Walmart

Whether or not to shop on Thanksgiving is a controversial issue, and several major retailers are already taking sides.

For the folks who can't wait for their…

Opinion: Be wary of Boko Haram talks claim

In the wake of the six-month anniversary of Boko Haram's kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls two weeks ago, the Nigerian military released a terse statement that it…

Americans pay more for slower Internet

Internet security malware

REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.

That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology…

Hawaii volcano: Lava flow stalls

Kilauea lava flow


The lava flow has slowed, if not stalled altogether.

Still, authorities warned Thursday that the threat to eastern Hawaii residents -- much like the oozing,…

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--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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