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Official: Ghani is new Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is the new president of Afghanistan, and his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, is CEO, Afghanistan Independent Elections Commission chairman Ahmad Yousuf Nooristani announced in a news conference in Kabul Sunday.

Nooristani didn't discl...

Tony Blair

Blair: West must fight ISIS, its ideology

When Tony Blair heard British aid worker David Haines mention the former prime minister prior to his beheading, it strengthened his resolve to fight ISIS, he said Sunday.

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ISIS Video

Anatomy of ISIS: How 'Islamic State' is run

Put yourself in the shoes of ISIS' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the mysterious boss of the terror group that is striking fear into the hearts of leaders around the world.

In the past couple of years you've managed to avoid dr...

Firefighters injured ice bucket challenge

Tyler Arterburn

Ice Bucket Challenge firefighter dies

A Kentucky firefighter has died, weeks after participating in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that went horribly wrong.

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Pennsylvania State Police

Pa. trooper slaying suspect still on run

Authorities continued to search Sunday for the suspect in the ambush of two Pennsylvania state troopers that left one dead nine days ago.

International Space Station from Shuttle Atlantis

NASA

Launch brings new technology to space

A spacecraft that launched early Sunday is transporting a 3-D printer that could change life on the International Space Station.

Pope Francis speaks at Copacabana

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Pope Francis rebukes religious militants

During a trip to the mostly Muslim nation of Albania, Pope Francis rebuked militants who act in the name of religion, saying no one can act as the "armor of God."

The Pope lauded Albanians during a visit to the capital of Tirana, calling the Balkan na...

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'Date rape' drug allegations investigated

A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put "date rape" drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police.

Police started investigating after three w...

Adrian Peterson London

CNN

Man accused in death of Peterson's son free on bail

Beleaguered by felony child abuse charges over the spanking of his toddler son, NFL star Adrian Peterson may now be facing anguish from a past tragedy.

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death last year of another one of Peterson's child...

Syria, neighoring countries

CNN

Turkish Kurds to fight against ISIS in Syria

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters from Turkey have arrived in the Syrian Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab to join a Kurdish militia group battling to hold off ISIS forces, activists said Saturday.

Clashes continue in the area between the militia, called the Pe...

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U.S. Coast Guard

Beer cruise canned after ship runs aground

A beer-tasting cruise around New York's Lower Manhattan fizzled Saturday when the tour company's sailboat ran aground near the Statue of Liberty.

None of the 121 passengers and nine crew members suffered injuries, CNN affiliate WABC reported, but it t...

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'Dead Beat' page exposes 'absentee parents'

Private parental disputes in Kenya are going online -- and viral.

Single parents in the East African nation are turning to a new Facebook page to share their outrage against people they claim abandoned their offspring.

The page, dubbed Dead Beat Kenya...

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ISIS hostage's friend pleads for his release

Friends and family of Alan Henning, a British man held hostage by ISIS and…

PA manhunt shelter

Pa. residents allowed home despite manhunt

People staying at the shelter in Barrett Township, Pennsylvania, are being allowed…

Bridesmaids honor sister in mud

Wisconsin bridesmaids honor sister in fashion

Shannon Hall, 24, died in a car crash earlier this month in central Wisconsin just…

Fire wedding ring

Woman finds precious object in home's ruins

A house fire in Northern California destroyed a home, mementos and a family’s life…

White House fence jumper

On camera: White House fence jumper runs across lawn

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North…

King Fire Sat

California's King Fire remains 10% contained

The King Fire has grown to more than 76,000 acres in northern California. Several…

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What is your pirate name? Find out here!

Have you ever wondered what your name would be if you were a pirate? Celebrate Talk…

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Rock your locker

Show off your sense of style and creativity by decorating your own locker.

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Timeline of the World Trade Center

This year, the U.S. marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.…

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A to Z: Back to school

Make sure your child is ready to head back to class. Here are 26 items your student…

national parks

Take a tour of top national parks

The National Park Service turned 98 years old on Monday. Learn more about some of…

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Walmart Mexico investigated for in-store cockfight

Walmart Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, is under investigation after…

Anaconda pulled from water

Man catches 17-foot anaconda with bare hands

A math teacher in French Guiana catches a 17-foot anaconda with his bare hands and…

iPhone 6

Man tries to rent girlfriend to buy an iPhone 6

A Shanghai man goes to extremes in his attempts to buy an iPhone 6.

Entertainment Headlines

June Shannon, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

'Honey Boo Boo's' Mama June, Sugar Bear split

Honey Boo Boo's parents are calling it quits.

June Shannon and Mike Thompson --…

Ryan Reynolds at 2011 Comic Con

Internet pushes 'Deadpool' movie for 2016

A long-held wish for fans of Marvel's Deadpool is finally coming true.

According to…

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Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen dies

Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six…

Environmental News

Meteor streaks through sky

Meteorite makes big crater in Nicaragua

A meteorite crashed down in Managua, Nicaragua, late Saturday night, causing a loud…

Great white shark

How researchers track great white sharks

Mary Lee has logged more than 16,000 miles in the past two years. She's been to…

BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon fire

BP found 'grossly negligent' for Gulf spill

A single word change means BP could be on the hook for billions more for the worst…

Travel Headlines

JetBlue side of plane

JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency…

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

And the world's busiest airport is ...

It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's…

Tourists stranded, Hurricane Odile

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico say thousands of tourists were trapped after Hurricane Odile…

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