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European migrant crisis at a glance

Europe is in the midst of an unprecedented human migration. Fleeing war, fearing for their life and dreaming of a better life far from the poverty and upheaval…

Ex-Labor employee admits bootleg movie scheme

A former long-time Labor Department employee admitted Friday to running a bootleg movie operation within the department's headquarters in Washington.


Biden previews 2016 message while mulling run

Vice President Joe Biden revealed the underlying rationale for jumping into the presidential race this week, even as his own uncertainty about a bid was laid…

Officer's killing: Cops find new evidence

Joe Gliniewicz

Lake County Sheriff's Office via CNN

Investigators on Friday found a significant piece of evidence at the place where an Illinois police officer was fatally shot this week.

Lake County Major Crime…

4-year sentence in FAMU hazing death

It's been nearly four years since Robert Champion walked onto a bus full of fellow members of the famed FAMU Marching 100 band and didn't walk out alive.


2 GOPers who won't tear up Iran deal

As Republican presidential candidates vow to tear up the Iran deal -- at least five of them say they'll do it on their first day in office -- Republican rivals…

Trump: Gay marriage the 'law of the land'

Donald Trump in New York

Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that he wished a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was not jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to…

Blue whale being rescued off California coast

A rescue effort has been mounted to free a blue whale apparently trapped in a fishing net off the coast of Southern California, Los Angeles County Fire…

Rubio, Clinton pitch to Puerto Rico

Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are forgoing the early primary states for separate trips Friday to Puerto Rico -- even though residents of the U.S. territory…

Is Trump the 'Ahnold' of 2016?

Donald Trump is macho. Apologizing to no one, bulldozing competition, scoffing at political correctness and firing anyone in his path have been his stock in…

Jeb Bush to attend papal mass

Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, will attend a mass by the pope in Washington on September 23, according to a campaign official, who also said the visit will be…

U.S. student's body found off South Africa


Jon Rawlinson/Wikimedia Commons

A George Washington University student's trip to South Africa turned tragic when he got caught up in surf and drowned, his school and local police said.


Palin: What Obama missed on his Alaska trip

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took issue with President Barack Obama's visit to her state, saying he missed some key points while in the region.

While Obama…

Female poised to reign in Sport of Kings

She's got a winning smile and is hotly tipped to hold the whip hand over her male colleagues in the not too distant future.

Jockey Sammy Jo Bell may only be…

Who is Kim Davis, clerk jailed over same-sex marriage?

Same-sex marriage was supposed to be a settled matter in America -- it's a constitutional right -- but the issue returned to headlines this month after a…

U.S. Open 2015: Williams sisters to meet?

With Serena Williams' achievements this year, it's easy to forget that she's not the lone member of the family who has pocketed multiple grand slams.


China cyber sanctions could come next week

China military parade 3

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Sanctions against China for cyberattacks on the U.S. private sector could come as early as next week, U.S. officials told CNN Friday.

The package of penalties…

"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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