Suicide attack kills 5 in Afghan capital

Kabul, Afghanistan


A suicide attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday morning killed five people and wounded 33 others, including at least four children, said Hashmat…

TSA seizes weapons day before Thanksgiving

TSA airport security

Jim Spellman/CNN

Please don't try to clear airport security at Thanksgiving wearing your loaded firearm.

Art of fast bowling is 'like going to war'

To many outsiders, cricket can seem like a pedestrian pursuit.

But the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes has prompted the "gentlemen's game" to…

10 ways to survive holiday travel


More than 46 million people are estimated to be traveling this Thanksgiving, according to AAA projections, and 90% of them are traveling by car. With a little…

Hu Jintao Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Hu Jintao, former president of the People's Republic of China.

Personal: Birth date: December 21, 1942

Birth place: Jixi, Anhui…

More than 67,000 Mainers without power

Winter, cold, snow, icicles


Chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight. Cooking turkeys on the grill. Watching Netflix on phones.

Many Mainers were without power -- but not initiative -- as tens…

11 young adults' bodies found in SW Mexico

Eleven partially burned bodies of young adults have been found in southwestern Mexico, just an hour's drive from where 43 missing college students went to…

Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

President Barack Obama, Sasha, Malia pardon Thanksgiving turkey

Larry Downing/Reuters

President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

He spoke with…

Wilson's lawyers discuss his time in hiding

Darren Wilson

City of Ferguson

Officer Darren Wilson's lawyers revealed details about his time in hiding to CNN and The Washington Post newspaper Wednesday.

Ferguson: Small band of protesters gathers

Natl Guard Ferguson snow

Sara Sidner/CNN

Perhaps it was the biting cold, or maybe it was because of Thanksgiving. But Ferguson was much calmer Thursday than it has been the past two days.

A few dozen…

URGENT - Mexico Guerrero Bodies

(CNN) -- Eleven partially burned bodies of young adults have been found in southwestern Mexico, authorities in Guerrero state said Thursday. The bodies were…

Raid frees 8 hostages, U.S. and Yemen say

A daring raid by U.S. and Yemeni forces into an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen freed eight hostages, but not before kidnappers stole away with some Westerners,…

Black Friday is nearly upon us, but deals have already begun

Black Friday mass of shoppers

Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters

You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and department stores across America.

Oil prices crash below $70

Oil pump

Tracy Sabo/CNN

Oil prices came crashing down Thursday to trade below $70 per barrel after OPEC announced it was leaving oil production levels unchanged.

Headbutt lands Brazilian Brandao in jail

Brazilian striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence for headbutting an opposing player, with the severity of his punishment linked to the…

Fears over Pele's health downplayed

Brazilian soccer legend Pele

Nacho Doce/Reuters

Concerns over Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health have been downplayed by the 74-year-old's representatives after his condition was feared to have worsened.

Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right…

"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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