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Ray Rice Fast Facts updated 2 hours 39 minutes ago

Here's a look at the life of suspended NFL running back Ray Rice.

Wilson's testimony changes little, though evidence questions some points updated 3 hours 10 minutes ago

Darren Wilson's version of what happened in Ferguson with Michael Brown has expanded since his first interview, but key parts have stayed largely the same.

More than 67,000 Mainers without power on Thanksgiving updated 4 hours 10 minutes ago

Many Mainers may have trouble getting their turkeys roasted, as tens of thousands of residents woke up this morning to find the lights out.

University of Virginia pledges zero-tolerance policy in rape cases updated 7 hours 43 minutes ago

The University of Virginia adopts a zero-tolerance policy for handling rape and sexual assault cases. Specifics will be worked out later, officials say.

The new threat: 'Racism without racists' updated 8 hours 56 minutes ago

Here's why a "national conversation on race" after Ferguson may not work. Whites and people of color speak a different language about racism. We translate.

Darren Wilson switched homes, preferred dark movie theaters to avoid detection updated 9 hours 12 minutes ago

Lawyer: Officer Darren Wilson is in talks to leave the Ferguson Police Department and may give up being an officer altogether

London is latest city to see protests as Ferguson dismay spreads updated 21 hours 4 minutes ago

The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across the country and beyond.

Darren Wilson says he's sorry but his conscience is clear updated 22 hours 28 minutes ago

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson told ABC News that he was sorry for the loss of life when he shot unarmed Michael Brown but that his conscience is clear.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Tracking winter weather updated 1 days ago

More: Will storm ruin your holiday travel plans?

Fitness buff helps disabled find strength updated 1 days ago

CNN Heroes: Trainer Ned Norton puts people with physical disabilities on a path toward independent living.

How the healing power of music helps wounded warriors updated 1 days ago

Through his nonprofit, Arthur Bloom is using music to help hundreds of injured troops recover.

Cowgirl uses horses to motivate at-risk kids updated 1 days ago

Patricia Kelly's nonprofit, Ebony Horsewomen, teaches horseback riding and animal science to at-risk youths.

Helping Baltimore's grieving kids heal updated 1 days ago

CNN Heroes: Annette March-Grier's nonprofit in Baltimore is helping children and their families cope with grief.

Physician-Assisted Suicide Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Physician-assisted suicide is legal in four U.S. states and in one county of a fifth state. It is an option given to individuals by state law in Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Individuals must have a terminal illness as well as a prognosis of six months or less to live. Physicians cannot be prosecuted for prescribing medications to hasten death. Similar Montana and New Mexico court rulings are based on judicial decision and do not mention a time line.

Paul Allen Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Paul Allen, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft.

Ethel Kennedy Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the life of environmental and human rights activist Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy.

U.S. Supreme Court Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here is a look at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Connecticut Shootings Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Peabody Awards Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the Peabody Awards, which are considered the most prestigious awards in electronic media.

Screen Actors Guild Awards Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here is some background information about the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Protesters fill streets across country as Ferguson protests spread coast to coast updated 1 days ago

As night fell, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people filled roads in U.S. cities to protest the lack of an indictment in the Ferguson shooting case.

'I am overwhelmed': Acts of kindness in the midst of rage in Ferguson updated 1 days ago

Monday night brought heartbreak to Cathy and Jerome Jenkins, whose Ferguson restaurant is their love.

Thanksgiving travel: Messy mix of snow, rain and delayed flights updated 1 days ago

If you're heading to the East Coast this Thanksgiving, bad weather may affect your travel.

Michael Brown's stepfather at rally: 'Burn this bitch down!' updated 1 days ago

A video captured Michael Brown's stepfather turning to a crowd of demonstrators in Ferguson and saying "Burn this mother f---er down."

Protesters fill streets across country as Ferguson protests spread coast to coast updated 1 days ago

As night fell across the United States, hundreds of protesters, perhaps thousands, clogged up roads in big cities around the U.S.

Darren Wilson quietly married a fellow officer, source says updated 1 days ago

Officer Darren Wilson recently married another member of the Ferguson Police Department, a source close to Wilson said.

UVA suspends fraternities after report on gang rape allegation updated 2 days ago

The University of Virginia is suspending fraternities following a Rolling Stone article on a gang rape allegation.

9 moments that capture the chaos in Ferguson updated 2 days ago

Buildings burned. Shops looted. Cars destroyed. Moments captured and shared online and in social media take you inside the tension in Ferguson.

'A thousand Fergusons across America' updated 2 days ago

Some in Ferguson want the drama to end. But others say it can't ever be over, not as long as a white cop can shoot an unarmed black teenager with impunity.

What's next for the Michael Brown family? updated 2 days ago

What options are available to Michael Brown family or what actions might give them some solace now that a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict officer.

Protests spread far beyond Ferguson updated 2 days ago

Screams of outrage. Crowds marching down streets, blocking intersections. Fists raised in silence.

Six points: How Ferguson prosecutor defended grand jury's decision updated 2 days ago

All eyes were on St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch when he announced there would be no indictment in the Michael Brown shooting.

Florida woman in 'stand your ground' case takes plea deal for shorter sentence updated 3 days ago

A Florida woman who'd been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in a "stand your ground" case took a plea bargain Monday that greatly reduces her sentence.

South by Southwest Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here is a look at South by Southwest, a collection of music, film and interactive conferences and festivals held annually in Austin, Texas. It is nicknamed "South by" and abbreviated SXSW. The 2015 event is scheduled for March 13th to March 22nd.

Independence Day Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July.

Dick Van Dyke Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here is a look at the life of award-winning actor Dick Van Dyke.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.

PGA Championship Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the PGA Championship.

Another lost son, another call for justice updated 3 days ago

Syreeta Myers says her son's troubles with the law didn't justify his death. As in the case of Michael Brown, she says a police officer should be punished.

Chuck Hagel Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

Buffalo braces for 'toxic brew' of flooding as 7 feet of snow start to melt updated 3 days ago

Buffalo area expects floods as warming temperatures start to melt 7 feet of snow that was dumped on the area last week. Rain will add to the menace.

Death Penalty Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the death penalty in the United States.

Ferguson church turns to faith as uncertainty looms updated 3 days ago

At a Sunday service in Ferguson, churchgoers say they're turning to faith amid uncertainty.

Police: Woman allegedly kills herself with gun bought to prepare for Ferguson unrest updated 3 days ago

A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation.

Why haven't we heard from Ferguson grand jury? updated 3 days ago

The grand jury is drawing near a decision in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri. The prosecutor is presenting all the evidence, he said.

Be ready for flooding, New York governor tells the Buffalo area updated 4 days ago

Buffalo area expects floods as warming temperatures start to melt 7 feet of snow that was dumped on the area last week. Rain will add to the menace.

Britney Spears Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here is a look a the life of Britney Spears, pop singer, Grammy award winner, and television personality.

Zacarias Moussaoui Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's a look into the life of convicted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui.

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78 updated 4 days ago

Marion Barry, former Washington mayor, is dead, a hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

Can cell phones stop police brutality? updated 4 days ago

Videos of alleged police misconduct often flood social media and provoke questions about law enforcement behavior.

Gabby Giffords completes 11-mile bike ride updated 4 days ago

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords completed an 11-mile cycling event Saturday, marking another milestone in her recovery from a 2011 mass shooting.

Buffalo's curse: After the snow, warmer temps and rain updated 4 days ago

The snowfall might be subsiding in the Buffalo, New York, area, but officials say the emergency, which is linked to 12 deaths, is not close to being over.

Ferguson waits: No grand jury decision this weekend updated 4 days ago

The grand jury in the Ferguson shooting will meet again Monday, has yet to reach a decision, officials tell CNN.

Window washer in surgery after falling up to 10 stories, landing on car updated 5 days ago

A window washer in San Francisco survived a fall as high as 10 stories.

Heavy snow plus rain could spell more trouble for Buffalo homeowners updated 5 days ago

The snowfall might be subsiding in the Buffalo, New York, area, but officials say the emergency, which is linked to 12 deaths, is not close to being over.

Report: No 'excuse for violence' in Ferguson, Obama says updated 5 days ago

President Barack Obama joined the call for calm with word a Missouri grand jury considering whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson was close to a decision.

FSU gunman sent 10 packages before shooting, postal inspectors say updated 5 days ago

Man who police say wounded three people inside Florida State University library sent 10 packages prior to event, officials say.

Voices of Ferguson: What do you want the world to know? updated 5 days ago

What do you know about Ferguson, Missouri? That a black teenager, Michael Brown, was killed here August 9. That he was shot by a white police officer, Darren Wilson.

Police: N.Y. officer fatally shoots 'innocent' unarmed man updated 5 days ago

Officials: A rookie police officer accidentally shoots and kills unarmed 28-year-old man in an unlit stairwell.

Attorney: L.A. schools pay 'largest' public settlement for child abuse at $139 million updated 5 days ago

Los Angeles schools will pay $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by a teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct.

One man's efforts to rescue killer whales helps shift tide in orcas' favor updated 6 days ago

Jeff Foster used to take part in hunts to capture orcas; he now is involved in efforts to free killer whale held in Canary Islands.

Harry Reid Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Senator from Nevada.

Artist brings beauty to a scarred Ferguson updated 6 days ago

Artist Damon Davis photographed the hands of protesters in Ferguson. He wants them to be a symbol of hope.

Gunman opens fire in Florida State University library; 3 wounded updated 6 days ago

Gunman wounds 3 people on Florida State University's campus Thursday morning before being killed by police.

About 5 million Graco strollers recalled after fingertip amputations updated 6 days ago

About 4.7 million Graco and Century-branded strollers are recalled after 11 reports of full or partial fingertip amputations and a laceration are made.

Roe v. Wade Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's a look at the U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.

Father's Day Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here is some background information about Father's Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June.

NFL Pro Bowl Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here is some background information about the NFL Pro-Bowl, the all-star game of the National Football League. The 45th Pro Bowl will be played January 25, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

Thanksgiving Day Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2014, Thanksgiving is on November 27th.

Condoleezza Rice Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state.

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign from police force, sources say updated 6 days ago

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources say.

Heavy snow plus rain could spell more trouble for Buffalo homeowners updated 6 days ago

10 dead in storm; NFL's Buffalo Bills won't play at home

1 killed, 3 injured in oil platform explosion off Louisiana updated 6 days ago

An oil platform off the coast of New Orleans exploded Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.

Buffalo area braces for more snow updated 6 days ago

Winter chill and snow blast large portions of the country Wednesday, more than 6 feet of snow in Buffalo, New York.

Immigration Statistics Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about immigration to the United States.

2014 In Review Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far.

Al Sharpton Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Rev. Al Sharpton, political activist and Baptist minister.

Meet Bretagne, one of the last 9/11 Ground Zero search dogs updated 7 days ago

Golden retriever Bretagne, one of the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dogs, trained at Disaster City in Texas.

Move over, Barbie! Make room for 'average' Lammily doll updated 7 days ago

It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman?

Witness the thunder snow: Videos and images show historic downfall updated 7 days ago

Even parts of the country used to winter blizzards have been stunned by feet of snow this week. These images from CNN show areas brought to a standstill.

A divine call to Ferguson updated 7 days ago

Rev. Renita Lamkin says she has experienced terrible racism in her life, which might come as a surprise to some when they meet her. Lamkin is white.

Father of baby born in snowstorm: 'It's not odds; it's God' updated 7 days ago

If a baby had to be born in a Buffalo snowstorm, this was the way to do it.

4 killed as 'thunder snow' slams New York updated 7 days ago

At least four people have been killed in a lake-effect storm that pounded Erie County, New York, with snow, officials said.

Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage updated 7 days ago

A federal judge overturns Montana's same-sex marriage ban. It's now the 34th state to allow such unions.

Columbus Day Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here is some background information about Columbus Day. In 2015, Columbus Day will take place on Monday, October 12.

Tim Pawlenty Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota.

Loretta Lynch Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here is a look at the life of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

Labor Day Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's a look at Labor Day, a legal holiday celebrated in the United States and Puerto Rico to honor working people. Labor Day will be on Monday, September 7, 2015.

Daytime Emmys Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Bill Cosby Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's a look at the life of comedian and actor Bill Cosby.

Greatest things about cold weather, from losing weight to tacky sweaters updated 8 days ago

From longer phone conversations to upping your energy, the frigid weather has its silver linings.

Elizabeth Smart Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of Elizabeth Smart, children's advocate and kidnapping survivor.

Joe Biden Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Vice President Joe Biden.

Rita Moreno Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's a look at the life of award-wining actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno.

What #Ferguson stands for besides Michael Brown and Darren Wilson updated 8 days ago

If Ferguson, Missouri, represents the ugly side of American racial politics, what does #Ferguson the hashtag mean for social media?

In the shadow of the storm called Ferguson, a quiet grave updated 8 days ago

It's not easy to find the final resting place of Ferguson's Michael Brown. It lies undistinguished in the cold -- so unlike his legacy.

Mark Zuckerberg Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook.

Man charged in fatal subway shoving in New York City updated 8 days ago

New York police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shoved a Bronx resident to his death from a subway platform.

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