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Rodman apologizes for North Korea outburst

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for his outburst against detained American Kenneth Bae during his controversial visit to North Korea. The eccentric basketball player is visiting Pyongyang to celebrate the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a man he calls a friend and a "very good guy." In an exclusive interview […]

Christie could take bigger hit over scandal

This isn't the first time critics have called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a bully. But now the man many consider a Republican presidential frontrunner is on the defensive, scrambling to distance himself from an erupting political scandal that threatens to tarnish his image well before the 2016 elections. E-mails that surfaced Wednesday suggest top […]

Family appalled by Dennis Rodman's outburst

Eccentric basketball star Dennis Rodman's bizarre outburst about an American citizen jailed in North Korea has drawn widespread criticism, including from the prisoner's family. Rodman is in North Korea with other former NBA players for a basketball game against a local team that's due to take place Wednesday, the birthday of the country's leader Kim […]

Weather: South paw to wallop polar vortex back up to Canada

Soon, it will be time to strike up an old fight song and send the iceman packing: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye!" The mighty polar vortex marched down the length of the nation to the Gulf of Mexico with a glacial momentum that may have seemed unstoppable. But its days are numbered, as […]

Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn's knee troubles apparently are too much to overcome in time for Sochi. Vonn, the reigning Olympic and World Cup downhill skiing champ, will not compete in next month's Winter Olympics, according to a post Tuesday on her official Facebook page. "I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete […]

Senate delays test vote on jobless benefits

With more than a dozen lawmakers absent due to travel delays caused by bad weather, the U.S. Senate postponed until Tuesday a key procedural vote on a politically charged proposal to extend long-term unemployment insurance affecting some 1.3 million Americans. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid received unanimous approval for a postponement from both parties just […]

Florida State beats Auburn for BCS title

No. 1 Florida State dominated the second half and rallied to defeat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 in the BCS National Championship college football game on Monday in Pasadena, California. The Seminoles (13-0) outscored the Tigers (12-2) 24-10 after halftime to win their third national title. Heisman Trophy winner and FSU quarterback Jameis Winston was 20-for-35 […]

Gay youth may join the Boy Scouts

Starting Wednesday, openly gay youths will be allowed to join scouting. Boy Scouts of America made the decision in May to accept them into their ranks. The resolution took effect when the new year rang in. More than 60% of the group's 1,400-member national council voted back then at an annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas, […]

Jahi McMath released from California hospital

Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl on a ventilator who was declared brain dead by doctors in California after tonsil surgery, was released from a hospital to her mother Sunday night. "The body of Jahi McMath was released by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland to the coroner," said David Durand, the hospital's chief of pediatrics. […]

Deep South braces for deep freeze

Get ready for some of the coldest weather in decades. About 140 million Americans are bracing for a polar blast that's barreling across the country this week, shattering records in some places.. Much of the United States will see the coldest temperatures in almost 20 years, the National Weather Service said. Some cities will experience […]

Man suspected of killing priest was in custody before slaying

Police had a man who is suspected of killing a Catholic priest in his California rectory in custody, but they let him go. It was mere hours before the slaying of the Rev. Eric Freed that an odd-acting Gary Lee Bullock had been in custody for public intoxication. On New Year's Eve, Humboldt County sheriff's […]

California priest's death ruled a homicide

The death of a beloved Roman Catholic priest in California has been ruled a homicide, the county coroner said Thursday. The Rev. Eric Freed, 56, was found dead Wednesday in his church's rectory, spurring a murder investigation and leaving those who knew him in disbelief. Police on Thursday named a suspect, Gary Lee Bullock, and […]

Ariel Sharon's condition worsens, hospital says

The medical condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, has worsened, Sheba Medical Center spokeswoman Amir Maron said Wednesday. "In the last few days there has been worsening in the medical condition of Ariel Sharon," Maron said.

13 injured in blast, fire in Minneapolis

An explosion and fire at an apartment building in Minneapolis left 13 people hospitalized Wednesday. Six are in critical condition, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel told CNN. There may still be people inside the building. Fruetel said not everyone has been accounted for.    

Sheriff: Colorado school gunman got in through unlocked door

The gunman who opened fire at a Colorado high school this month came into the school through a door that should have been locked, a sheriff said Monday. "We know the doorway on the north side that the murderer entered is supposed to be locked. Unfortunately, it rarely is, because it is more convenient for […]

South Sudan President: Africa should have helped

African nations should have acted quickly to help avoid the bloody fighting that has consumed parts of South Sudan this month, the President of the new country told CNN on Monday. As soon as an attempted coup took place and violence broke out, "the original leaders and all African leaders should have come in with […]

8 killed in China's Xinjiang region

Police shot and killed eight people who attacked a police station in Xinjiang, a restive region in northwestern China, authorities said Monday. Nine people armed with knives threw explosives at the building and set fire to police vehicles, the Xinjiang government said on its website. One of the people was taken into custody, it said. […]

Python kills security guard in Bali

A python has killed a security guard near a luxury hotel in Bali, Indonesia. A doctor told CNN that a man's corpse was brought to the RSUP Sanglah Denpasar Hospital in Bali on Friday. A large snake appears to have suffocated the man, said the doctor, who did not wish to be identified.

Chinese icebreaker stalls en route to stranded ship

A Chinese icebreaker heading to free a polar expedition vessel trapped in an Antarctic ice floe got stopped by the ice and weather, its captain told CNN. The Chinese government ship Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, was 6 nautical miles away from the stranded Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, Capt. Wang Jiangzhong said.

Warren Weinstein feels abandoned, forgotten

Saying he feels "totally abandoned and forgotten," kidnapped U.S. government contractor Warren Weinstein called on President Barack Obama to negotiate for his freedom in a video released by al Qaeda on Christmas. The 72-year-old Weinstein was abducted from his home in the Pakistani city of Lahore in August 2011. In the 13-minute video provided to […]

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