Hiding from ISIS: Women's tale of terror

The small dorm room in Kirkuk, with gray-speckled terrazzo floors and wooden cots, was home to Monaly Najeeb and six other Christian women after ISIS took hold…

This year's biggest U.S. IPO is by a Chinese delivery firm

The largest market debut in the U.S. this year is by a Chinese delivery service.

ZTO Express raised about $1.4 billion in an initial public offering on the New…

Report: Pilot error caused deadly Marine copter crash

The crash of two US Marine Corps helicopters that killed 12 troops off Hawaii in January was caused by pilot error, according to a report from military…

Fan arrests as fights erupt at Olympic venue

Four years ago, London's Olympic Stadium acted as the backdrop to one of the most successful ever Games.

From Usain Bolt's golden treble to Super Saturday when…

5 things to know for Thursday, October 27

Good Thursday morning. Still, 11 days to go until the election. (But hey, just 1 more until the weekend!) Here's what you need to know today to Get Up to…

U.K. economy shrugs off Brexit fears

Whoa. That's what you call resilience.

The U.K. economy grew 2.3% in the third quarter, confounding forecasts that it would slump after the Brexit vote.


What it's like to drink in the world's best bar

New York City

Emmanuel Tambakakis/CNN

What makes a bar -- located at the lower edge of Manhattan and named after a notorious 19th-century gang of Irish-Americans who roamed the nearby streets --…

Rescuers stand by after two powerful quakes hit Italy

Rescuers stood by to extricate potential victims trapped by rubble after two powerful earthquakes Wednesday struck central Italy about 50 miles north of the…

Calais Jungle: Children have 'nowhere to go'

Aid groups raised serious concerns Thursday over the plight of unaccompanied children left without shelter overnight at a migrant camp in Calais that French…

Groupon buys rival LivingSocial for a heavy discount


Groupon via CNN

Groupon just scored a great deal buying its competitor.

Groupon announced Wednesday it has agreed to buy LivingSocial, its onetime rival in the daily deals…

Senate Democrats super PAC reaps unexpected cash windfall

It's not just Senate Republicans boasting of huge donations.

The main super PAC boosting Senate Democrats, Senate Majority PAC, will report its most impressive…

Trump lays out 'urban renewal' proposals

Donald Trump in Charlotte NC

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Donald Trump on Wednesday pitched African-American voters on a "new deal for black America," painting an excessively bleak and broad-brushed picture of the…

New DC routine: Wake up, search WikiLeaks, wince

It's shaping up to be a new part of the morning routine for DC's elite: Grab coffee, skim the news and type your name into WikiLeaks to see what damage the…

John Kerry: It was right for me to concede quickly

Secretary of State John Kerry, who lost a close election to President George W. Bush in 2004, believes he was right to make a timely concession for the…

Can Hillary Clinton win Texas? (Yes, Texas)

One of the clearest indications of the weakness of Donald Trump's candidacy is how far he has lagged behind past Republican nominees in red states. There is…

Impressions of US direction improved, but divided by partisanship

More Americans than at any time in Barack Obama's presidency now say that things in the United States are going well, a sharp uptick in positive views and the…

35 reported killed in airstrikes on Syrian school

Syrian airstrike hits school

Syrian Civil Defence via CNN Newsource

Regime airstrikes on a school complex in northwestern Syria killed at least 35 people, including 16 children, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory…

"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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