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Japan's PM visits controversial war shrine

A 30-minute visit to a controversial shrine by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ignited a predictable firestorm of criticism and condemnation Thursday from Japan's neighbors. The Yasukuni Shrine is regarded by China, North Korea and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's imperial military past. All three countries suffered under Japan's military aggression in World War […]

Pharmacy agrees to $100M settlement

A compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak last year has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims. The fund will also be used to pay off creditors of the bankrupt New England Compounding Center, attorneys in the case said. A judge will have to […]

Astronauts to make Christmas Eve spacewalk

While many people may spend Christmas Eve doing last-minute gift shopping, two American astronauts have a more challenging matter to attend to Tuesday. In orbit more than 200 miles above the planet, Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins are set to embark on a spacewalk to repair part of the International Space Station's cooling […]

U.S. moving 150 Marines closer to South Sudan

The U.S. military is moving about 150 Marines from Spain to Africa, most likely Djibouti, to be prepared to go into South Sudan to either provide security for the U.S. Embassy in Juba or to help evacuate the estimated 100 U.S. citizens believed to be there, two U.S. military officials told CNN's Barbara Starr on […]

Rodman: N. Korea basketballers 'awesome'

Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman has left North Korea without meeting the country's leader Kim Jong Un, but with high praise for local basketball players Rodman trained while there. "They are awesome," Rodman told CNN while in transit at Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday. Rodman started his third visit to North Korea last […]

American gets 1-year sentence for video

Shezanne Cassim, the American jailed in the United Arab Emirates and accused of threatening national security for a video parody, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison and a 10,000 UAE Dirham fine (approximately $2,700). The young American living in the United Arab Emirates has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting […]

Pussy Riot band member released

Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot who was serving a two-year jail term for her part in a performance critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been released from prison. Alyokhina's release from a prison in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia was confirmed by Pyotr Verzilov, the husband of fellow band […]

Obama to hold year-end news conference

President Barack Obama's year-end news conference is expected to begin at 2 p.m. ET.

Vigil for teen who died in police custody turns violent

A vigil for a teen who died in police custody turned violent in Durham, North Carolina, with riot police using tear gas and batons to disperse the crowd. At least six people were arrested at the Thursday night march to protest the death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta, according to police. "I could not be more […]

SeaWorld takes out ads to defend itself against whale mistreatment accusations

Faced with a growing backlash from entertainers and others responding to a documentary film claiming mistreatment of whales, SeaWorld bought full-page ads in newspapers nationwide Friday to call the accounts inaccurate and paint its employees as "true animal advocates." "The truth about SeaWorld is right here in our parks and people," the company said in […]

California high school to be tested for TB

All 1,800 students and staff at a southern California high school will be screened for tuberculosis Friday after 45 students tested positive for possible exposure, authorities said. The Riverside County Department of Public Health and state officials have determined there is a possibility of exposure to other Indio High School students, though "the risk of […]

Dennis Rodman set for 3rd trip to North Korea

Dennis Rodman's latest round of controversial "basketball diplomacy" in a country ruled by one of the world's most repressive regimes is about to begin. The former NBA star and a documentary crew are due to fly Thursday afternoon from China to North Korea, where he is to spend four days helping train a team of […]

'Duck Dynasty' star suspended

Is this man simply expressing his beliefs or spewing bigotry? Either way, Phil Robertson, the patriarch in A&E's "Duck Dynasty," won't be duck calling on air anytime soon. The network suspended him after slamming gays in a magazine interview. In the January issue of GQ, Robertson said homosexuality is a sin and puts it in […]

Group: Nearly 1,000 killed in Central African Republic

Nearly 1,000 men were killed over a two-day period this month in the Central African Republic, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group said Wednesday that war crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed in that country. Show More Summary

George Zimmerman's artwork tops $100,000

George Zimmerman can now add "painter" to his resume after the former neighborhood watchman purportedly listed an original painting on eBay. The 18-by-24-inch canvas features a blue, waving American flag with the words, "God, one nation, with liberty and justice for all" emblazoned across it. The auction was posted Monday at a starting bid of […]

Did you win $636 million lottery jackpot?

This holiday season just got a lot merrier for two insanely lucky people. Two tickets matched the winning numbers in Tuesday night's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot. One winning ticket was sold in Atlanta, and the other was sold in San Jose, California, lottery officials said. The winning numbers were 8, 14, 17, 20 and […]

One person, gunman dead in Reno medical building shooting

A gunman and another person were killed during a shooting Tuesday at a medical building at Renown Regional Medical Center, said Tom Robinson of the Reno, Nevada, Police Department. Two other people were injured and were being treated at a hospital, Robinson said. The shooter, who carried one weapon, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, […]

Snowden offers to help Brazil probe NSA

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has written an "open letter to the people of Brazil" offering to help investigate U.S. surveillance of Brazilian citizens. The letter was posted on the website pastebin and on the Facebook page of David Michael Miranda, partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, according to a tweet from Greenwald. In the […]

Girl brain dead after tonsil surgery

Before 13-year-old Jahi McMath went into a surgery meant to improve her quality of life, she had a terrible premonition. "The worst thing about all of this is that Jahi told my sister, 'I don't want to get this surgery, something bad is going to happen. I'm not going to wake up,' " Jahi's uncle […]

Teen suspended for a year after hugging teacher

To Sam McNair, a 17-year-old high school senior in Duluth, Georgia, it was an innocent hug. "You never know what someone's going through," McNair told CNN affiliate WGCL in Atlanta. "A hug might help." It didn't in this case because after McNair hugged a teacher, he ended up with a year-long suspension from Duluth High […]

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