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Royal Caribbean apologizes for cruise ship's stormy ride

What was to be a seven-day cruise from New Jersey to the Bahamas and back came to an early end Wednesday with the massive Anthem of the Seas back in port.

Three days after enduring a wild ride in rough seas fired up by 125-mile-per-hour winds, the bat...

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Justice Department suing Ferguson, Missouri

The feds are suing Ferguson in a move to force police reform in the city.

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North Korea army chief said to be executed

A senior North Korean military leader has been executed for "factionalism, misuse of authority and corruption," a South Korean government official with knowledge of North Korean affairs told CNN Thursday.

The official, who spoke to CNN on condition o...


42 abandon fishing vessel south of Hawaii

A Coast Guard aircraft and an oil tanker rushed toward 42 crew members who abandoned a fishing vessel after it caught fire about 1,800 miles south of Hawaii, officials said Wednesday.

Refuge sign in Oregon

Oregon standoff: FBI surrounds occupiers at wildlife refuge

The armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon have been surrounded, the FBI said on Wednesday.

According to the FBI, one of the remaining occupiers rode outside barricades at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. When agents tried to appr...

Chris Christie at NH debate

Chris Christie suspends campaign

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire, he formally announced in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Christie made the announcement earlier on a call wi...

American sailors captured in Iran

Iran video appears to show US sailor in tears

Iran's state television released new footage Wednesday of 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Tehran that appears to show one of the men in tears.

Marco Rubio in South Carolina

GOP establishment braces for SC showdown

Donald Trump's dominance in the New Hampshire primary is sparking a feverish battle in South Carolina for someone to emerge as the establishment favorite.

Taiwan dog

Families ache for dozens lost in Taiwan quake

Time is running out to find survivors in the rubble left by a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan.

But the process of holding people responsible for some of the devastation is just beginning.

Three people were arrested Tuesday, Xiao Bo-ren, ...

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Wild elephant rumbles through town in India

It's been one of those weeks in India when it comes to wild animals rampaging through populated areas and inflicting damage.

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Chris Christie at NH debate

Election 2016: Who has dropped out

Here's a look at the 2016 presidential candidates who have ended their campaigns.

Wall Street stocks plunge

5 reasons why the stock market correction isn't so bad

Global stock markets have been rocked by major correction thus far in 2016, with some important global indices already in bear market territory, but here's why the recent stock market sell-off is actually a good thing.


What to know: Zika virus

China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua news agency said.. Here are five important things to know about the virus.

Valentine's Day at White Castle

Valentine's Day 2016: Fast-food style

Whether you're looking for something more affordable for Valentine's Day this year or just an unconventional way to show your sweetheart your love, check out these unique fast-food options.

Bernie Sanders speaks after NH primary

Trump, Sanders win big in New Hampshire

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders cruised to early victories in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

NH voters

New Hampshire primary: Things to watch

Voters in the first-in-the nation primary are getting the chance to cast judgment on the presidential field in a vote sure to shake the race to the White House. Here are five things to watch in the Granite State on Tuesday.

Mardi Gras, New Orleans blurb

Mardi Gras and the world's other big parties

With today marking Fat Tuesday, take a look at New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration along with the world's other big parties.

Hugh Jackman

Celebrities who have battled cancer

Hugh Jackman revealed Monday he had been diagnosed with skin cancer for at least the fourth time, posting a photo to his Facebook page showing a bandage over his nose. Click on to see other famous people who have battled cancer.

GOP group at debate

2016 presidential candidates' net worth

Ever wonder just what a presidential candidate is worth? Take a look at the net worth estimates for each of the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates as compiled by Forbes.

Super bowl media gallery: Stadium

Super Bowl 50 starred the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Check out images from the game.

Super Bowl 50 game-day action

The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, California.


DOJ sues Ferguson

Department of Justice sues city of Ferguson

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department is suing the city of Ferguson.

Jeb Bush South Carolina race

Rivals await Trump in South Carolina

Republican candidates are pushing to get ahead of Donald Trump before the South Carolina primary.

Man allegedly kills grandparents at home day care

A 20-year-old man allegedly shot and decapitated his grandparents inside an Oklahoma City home that doubled as a day care. Investigators are searching for answers.

Six killed in Chicago

Mystery surrounds killings of 6 Chicago family members

Authorities in Chicago say they are not ruling anything in the investigation in deaths of six family members.

mansion destroyed by hoverboard

Hoverboard blamed in Tenn. mansion fire

Firefighters believe it was lithium batteries from a hoverboard that destroyed a Nashville, Tennessee, mansion by fire.

Snow drift

Snow strands woman with $30,000 helicopter bill

A heavy snow storm in Wyoming left a huge drift that stranded a woman in her home with 911 responders unable to reach her. The resulting helicopter ride to the hospital cost $30,000. Her mother thinks the county should plow the road.

Flint mayor

Flint mayor wants pipes replaced; governor not so sure

Flint's mayor has a plan to get residents clean water as investigators working for the state's attorney general says criminal charges could be filed.

Anna Frozen

Hollywood Minute: ‘Frozen’ goes to Broadway

Disney has confirmed the blockbuster animated musical ‘Frozen’ will hit Broadway in the spring of 2018, after an out-of-town tryout -- no word yet where -- in the summer of 2017.

Bush after vote

Sanders, Trump cruise to NH victory

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders cruised to early victories in the New Hampshire primary. John Kasich is projected to finish second in the GOP race while multiple Republicans including Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio battle for a third-place finish.

Trump speaking after NH win

Trump: 'We're going to win in South Carolina'

Trump addresses supporters after winning the GOP primary in New Hampshire, saying he is moving on to "win in South Carolina."