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Study: These are the peak times for divorce

(CNN)There's long been evidence that there are certain times of year that are popular for divorce. But passive aggressive Facebook drama isn't exactly quantifiable data, so a new study from the University of Wisconsin has provided some actual numbers to support the trend.<p>Researchers from the …

University of Wisconsin

Why 'House of Cards' actor Michael Kelly still roots for Doug Stamper

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the roughly five minutes Michael Kelly lingered in the hallway at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, four people approached him to tell them how much they loved his work on "House of Cards."<p>Among them: Mike Colter -- star of Netflix's "Luke Cage" -- and Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel TV.<p>Netflix …

House of Cards

How to Help victims in the Italy earthquake.

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Italy early Wednesday. Rescuers are still searching for victims, and relief groups are mobilizing.<p>Facebook has set up their Safety Check feature for people in the area to let friends and family know they are safe.<p>You can donate to the Italian Red Cross here. A …

Earthquakes

Tropical Atlantic heating up

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Tropical activity in the Atlantic peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Right on cue, we've seen two named storms develop in the past 10 days.<p>First was Tropical Storm Fiona, which moved harmlessly through the central Atlantic and dissipated earlier this week.<p>Then on Monday the …

Gulf of Mexico

No. 1 killer: Cancer is catching up to heart disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> More Americans die from heart disease, but cancer is rapidly gaining ground as the No. 1 killer.<p>In 22 states, more people died from cancer during 2014 than from heart disease, new data from the National Vital Statistics System indicated. This is a substantial uptick from 2002, when only two …

Cancer

Doh! Angry man cuts neighbor's tree, then it crashes into his apartment

<b>(CNN) —</b> Oh, karma. You always seem to show up at just the right time.<p>Like last weekend in Pittston, Pennsylvania, when a guy decided he was tired of sap from a neighbor's tree dripping on his car. So did he go to his neighbor and have a little chat about it? Nope. He grabbed a chainsaw and cut it …

Apartment building

Thousands of fish die in Yellowstone River

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unprecedented fish kill has closed nearly 100 river miles of the Yellowstone River in Montana, as officials try to contain a parasite that is killing thousands of whitefish.<p>"We recognize that this decision will have a significant impact on many people. However, we must act to protect …

Animals

91-year-old flips the script on man who tried to rob him

<b>(CNN) —</b> The elderly man probably <i>seemed</i> like a good target, but a would-be robber flat out picked the wrong guy.<p>A 91-year-old man shot and wounded a man in his 20s who tried to rob him earlier this week in a pharmacy parking lot near Detroit.<p>The unidentified elderly man was getting out of his car …

Robbery

Renee Zellweger: There's nothing 'negative' about aging

<b>(CNN) —</b> Renee Zellweger doesn't understand the fascination with her appearance.<p>"I've never seen the maturation of a woman as a negative thing," Zellweger told The Hollywood Reporter. "I've never seen a woman stepping into her more powerful self as a negative. But this conversation perpetuates the …

Entertainment

Libertarian Gary Johnson: 'We should embrace immigration'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson isn't buying comments from Donald Trump Tuesday that "there could certainly be a softening" of the Republican presidential nominee's stance on immigration<p>"Look, we should embrace immigration," Johnson said Wednesday during an appearance on …

Immigration

Britney Spears' dirty 'Carpool Karaoke'

<b>(CNN) —</b> There was a bit of teasing when Britney Spears and James Corden got together for "Carpool Karaoke."<p>Spears is set to appear on CBS' "The Late Late Show" segment Thursday, and a clip released Wednesday shows her mouthing the words along with Corden to her hit song "Toxic."<p>After asking Spears …

Britney Spears

EpiPen cost soars, but it's not the only drug to

<b>(CNN) —</b> On a hot and sticky summer day in Manhattan, Nicole Levin was leaving a dentist appointment when it happened.<p>The 41-year-old New Yorker exited a subway train, walked up a flight of concrete stairs to the bustling city street, and suddenly felt her tongue and throat swell. She started to …

Health Care

Steve Wozniak to Apple: Keep the iPhone's headphone jack

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Apple's co-founder has a warning for the company: Keep the headphone jack.<p>The company's co-founder, Steve Wozniak, appeared less than impressed with the rumors that Apple plans to ditch headphone jacks in an interview with the Australian Financial Review.<p>"If it's missing the 3.5 …

iPhone

What is the Clinton Foundation and why is it controversial?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Clinton Foundation is under intensifying scrutiny as Republicans accuse it of being a corrupt and opaque institution.<p>GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the foundation and charged Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton …

Charities

Highest, tallest, hottest: National park record-setters

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yellowstone, Yosemite and the entire country of Switzerland would fit inside the United States' largest national park, a 13.2 million-acre expanse in Alaska.<p>And it would take about 2,400 of the smallest of the 59 headliner national parks to fill the biggest park's pristine, mountainous …

Denali National Park

Virus hunters search for the next deadly disease outbreak

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is a slow and cumbersome descent hindered by head-to-toe protective suits. A wooden ladder dips down the side, as two researchers in white suits and respirators make their way into Grootboom cave in South Africa.<p>The suits make the journey more cumbersome, but they are the only things …

Disease

Ryder Cup 2016: Tiger Woods a 'future captain' of Team USA

<b>(CNN) —</b> He may no longer be the force he once was but Team USA is hoping Tiger Woods can help it hunt down Europe's top golfers at next month's Ryder Cup.<p>The 14-time major winner will line up as one of Davis Love III's vice-captains at Hazeltine next month with the US aiming to win the tournament …

Tiger Woods

Go flexitarian: A three-week plan to eat less meat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cutting down on animal protein does more than slash calories -- it lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as your risks of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The vegetables, legumes, and whole grains that will replace the meat help shield you from developing these chronic …

Food

How should you talk to loved ones about their weight?

<b>(CNN) —</b> What are the magic words to use when a loved one's weight is rising dangerously high? Unfortunately, there are none.<p>"You're not telling anyone something they don't know," warned Ed Abramson, a psychologist and professor at California State University.<p>Most people are undoubtedly aware of …

Weight Loss

The Cold War's lesson for immigration policy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last week, Donald Trump made headlines when he detailed his latest immigration proposal: an "ideological test" for immigrants. But while he was right to look to the Cold War for insights on today's ideological struggle, his focus on the exclusion of communists misses the point. Instead, he …

Cold War

Secrets of ultra stealth submarines revealed in massive leak

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> The Indian government is investigating the leak of more than 22,000 pages of documents that reveal secret data about its new high-tech fleet of submarines.<p>The leak, first reported by The Australian, includes sensitive information about the Scorpene submarines designed by French …

Submarines

Scientists get a look at sunken World War II aircraft carrier after 65 years

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> At its peak in World War II, the USS Independence sank a Japanese battleship during the fight for the Philippines.<p>But after the war, the fearsome US aircraft carrier was heavily damaged during atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific. By 1951, it was scuttled about 30 …

Aircraft Carriers

Bilinguals are more attractive, say 71% of Americans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age?<p>The answer could be to learn another language.<p>Or at least that's the case according to a majority of Americans and Britons polled in a new survey by language app Babbel.<p>Apparently, 71% of …

Language

Amy Schumer and new celeb memoirs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amy Schumer is being praised for her candid new memoir, "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo"<p>And while not all of the attention has been positive, (some folks in Tampa, Florida and Fayetteville, North Carolina have taken offense to her saying in the book that "I know for a fact that no one …

Comedians

Witnesses recount horrors of Italy's deadly quake

A 6.2-magnitude quake hit central Italy killing dozens of people. Witnesses describe the devastation.

Italy

5 things for Wednesday, August 24: Italy earthquake, North Korea, Turkey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning. It's Wednesday and the big story this morning is the devastating earthquake in central Italy where the death toll keeps rising by the hour. Here's what you need to know to <b>Get Up to Speed and Out the Door</b>.<p>1. Italy earthquake<p>It's daylight now in central Italy, which gives …

North Korea

US swimmer James Feigen apologizes for 'serious distraction' at Rio Games

<b>(CNN) —</b> James Feigen has become the final US swimmer to apologize for his actions and give a detailed account of what transpired in the Rio gas station incident.<p>Following the statements released by teammates Ryan Lochte, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, Feigen has apologized for the 'serious …

Latin America

Is this the world's largest pearl? It's been under a bed for 10 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the world's largest and most valuable pearls was left forgotten under a bed for more than 10 years, its owner told CNN.<p>The enormous pearl, weighing 34 kilograms (75 lbs), was originally found inside a giant clam, said Puerto Princesa City Tourism Officer, Aileen Cynthia Amurao.<p>She …

Ancient philosophy

Turkey sends tanks into Syria to battle ISIS

<b>Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Turkish tanks entered northern Syria on Wednesday to clear ISIS from a Syrian border town, Turkish state media reported --amove that follows recent attacks in southern Turkey that the republic blames on terror groups.<p>Turkey's incursion into Syrian territory is part of a …

Turkey

Zion Harvey: Transplanted hands are 'amazing'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Zion Harvey sometimes puts on baseball glove or swings a bat -- just like many 9-year-olds.<p>But a little more than a year ago, he had no hands. Then the Baltimore youngster, who lost both hands and feet to a bacterial infection, became the first child to receive a double hand transplant in …

Hospitals