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Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

5 Things about the celeb nude photo scandal

A hacker's invasion of dozens of celebrity iCloud accounts, leading to the embarrassing leaking of nude photos, has lessons for us all. Here are five things you should know about what happened.

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Miller, Jeffrey Fowle

How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees

The setup was bizarre.

North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking government official.

Hours later, they arrived in the capital and were presented with three Americans held captive in the reclu...

driver's hand on car steering wheel

DMV says no makeup for license; boy sues

The mother of a 16-year-old filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday claiming her son was sexually discriminated against when he was forced to remove his facial makeup for a driver's license photo.

Teen correctional facility escape

7 teens who escaped Tenn. center still free

Authorities near Nashville were still searching Tuesday for teenagers who escaped a detention center the night before.

Thirty-two teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center late Monday, Tennessee Department of Children's Services s...

President Barack Obama Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Obama OKs more troops to Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized additional troops be deployed to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad.

The 350 troops are being sent at the request of the U.S. Department of State to beef up securit...

Kent Brantly, wife

Ebola victim: 'Felt like I was about to die'

Dr. Kent Brantly had stared death in the face many times, doing all he could against frightful odds to save Ebola victims in West Africa.

Until death stared back.

Barack Obama

ISIS puts pressure on Obama to act

If nothing else, the latest ISIS act of barbarism brought a quick political consensus, and added pressure on President Barack Obama: Caution in the face of repugnant horror just won't do.

Girl with uzi kills instructor

Family of girl who shot instructor devastated

The family of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot and killed an Arizona instructor with an Uzi is "devastated" and asking for privacy, according to a statement from a family lawyer.

"Words cannot express the family's sadness about the accidental s...

Bob McDonnell

Jury gets case of former Virginia governor

It had all the elements of a soap opera. A broken marriage. Alleged influence peddling. Courtroom drama.

Steven Sotloff in Egypt

ISIS video purports to show beheading of 2nd US journalist

The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America" that purportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

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Cities with the worst drivers

Think your city has the craziest drivers? Find out if it made the list of cities with the worst motorists.

Steven Sotloff

Americans detained abroad

Another kidnapped American journalist has purportedly died at the hands of Islamic militants. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

Justin Bieber, May 2014

Bieber behaving badly

Justin Bieber has been arrested again, this time for an alleged fight after an accident. Take a look back at Bieber's long history of bad behavior.

lock on computer keyboard online safey crime

How to protect your data in the cloud

The recent celebrity photo hacking scandal has raised plenty of questions about how to protect information that's stored in the cloud. While there's no silver bullet that will make you completely safe from hackers, there are some precautions you can take to help keep sensitive information private.

Who is Al-Shabaab?

Find out more about Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group bombed by U.S. drones in Somalia.

Bud Light Budweiser blurb

World's most popular beers

Think you can guess which beer is consumed the most worldwide? Take a look at a list of the most popular beers in the world and where they are brewed, according to CNN Money.

Jimi Jamison, Survior

Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Miller, Jeffrey Fowle

Who are 3 Americans detained in North Korea?

Learn more about the three Americans currently being detained in North Korea.

standing on scale

20 easy ways to burn 100 calories

Need to work off those Labor Day weekend cookouts? Check out Self magazine's list of easy ways to burn 100 calories.

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

White House fashion faux pas

The snark sparked by President Barack Obama's tan suit has exploded across social media. But it's far from the first White House fashion statement to raise eyebrows.

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naked in Topeka

Kansas councilwoman fighting public nakedness

A Topeka, Kansas, councilwoman wants to end public nakedness in her city.

Steven Sotloff with sheep

New video appears to show American journalist beheaded

The image is haunting and familiar.

Ebola West Africa

CDC director raises Ebola alarm as another American doctor infected

CDC director visited West Africa to see Ebola outbreak firsthand.

Steven Sotloff in Egypt

ISIS video appears to show journalist Steven Sotloff beheaded

An ISIS video appears to show journalist Steven Sotloff beheaded.

Americans detained in North Korea

Is N. Korea reaching out to US through captives?

CNN got a surprise opportunity to interview three American men being held in North Korea over the weekend. The men say their situation is getting desperate.

Risks of synching devices

Synching devices can mean accidental sharing

Synching devices can be convenient, but it can also lead to a photo, text message or Google search accidentally popping up where you don't want it to be.

7-year-old grave vandalized

Grave of 7-year-old girl vandalized

Police in New Hampshire are investigating after the grave of a 7-year-old girl killed in a car crash is vandalized.

Ted Cruz supporters

Labor Day marks unofficial start of election season

While many Americans enjoyed a well-deserved day off, in Washington D.C., Labor Day echoes like a starter pistol's blast.

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

FBI probes Jennifer Lawrence nude photo hack

A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI.

Statue missing finger

Statue's middle finger is missing

Queen Isabella is missing a finger. A famous California statute of Christopher Columbus' patron was damaged over the weekend.

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