Friend of Boston bombing suspect admits obstruction charge

Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in connection with removing a backpack and computer from…

Brooklyn Bridge flags expected to be returned

Brooklyn Bridge white flags

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Two American flags that were taken from the Brooklyn Bridge are now in the United States and are expected to be returned to the New York Police Department…

N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

Scott Brown

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Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new…

What can Michael Brown autopsies show?

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Anthony Gray, Brown family attorney

There are dueling narratives in the death of Michael Brown: one says he was holding his hands up in surrender as officer Darren Wilson shot him, and the other…

Foley death raises fears for Western hostages

James Foley in bushes

Courtesy Dan Shakal

American journalist James Foley was beheaded by his ISIS captors to send a message to the Western world. And he is not the only Westerner held by the militant…

ISIS: What it will take to beat terror group

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

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Until the sudden capture of Mosul in June, ISIS was of concern to Western governments but not a pressing priority.

Report: 38 killed in Egypt tourist bus crash

Ambulance

At least 38 people were killed and 41 injured early Friday when two tourist buses crashed in northeastern Egypt, the country's semi-official news website…

Hagel: ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen'

Iraq air strikes car destroyed

Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

America's top defense officials left open the possibility of targeting fighters with the so-called Islamic State in Syria, saying during a news briefing…

Malaysian MH17 passengers repatriated

Flowers on MH17 fuselage

REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

More than a month after the airliner they were traveling on was shot out of the skies above eastern Ukraine, the bodies of 20 Malaysian passengers arrived…

URGENT - Egypt Bus Crash

(CNN) -- At least 38 people were killed and 41 injured early Friday when two tourist buses crashed in northeastern Egypt, the country's semi-official news…

Beijing residents dig wells outside homes

At first glance, it seems like a lot of roadside construction is taking place in this residential neighborhood west of Beijing's Tsinghua University.

But a…

Sister Doris: Europe's last beer-making nun

Seriously endowed, dirndl-straining blonde waitresses at risk of a major wardrobe malfunction ferry armloads of steins from table to table in a sloshy…

Sotloff friends praise his talent, passion

When freelance journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013, his family kept the news a secret. Families of hostages…

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp break up

Meg Ryan Women in Film event 2008

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship after three years of dating, a report says.

Israeli strike kills 3 Hamas military leaders

Israeli airstrikes

An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said…

Foley's final months: Failed rescue, e-mails

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An outrageous ransom demand. A failed rescue attempt. A taunting e-mail.

These were the details emerging about the final months of the life of American…

Judge strikes Florida's same-sex marriage ban

Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional --…

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