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San Bernardino attack: Police search lake

<b>A lake in California is being searched by police investigating last week's shootings in San Bernardino, in which 14 people were killed.</b><p>Divers from the FBI began searching the waters of Seccombe Lake Park, two miles (3km) from the site of the attack.<p>The two suspects are thought to have visited the …

US officials search for missed red flags ahead of shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between …

Funerals for 14 killed in California massacre somberly begin

COVINA, Calif. (AP) — On the morning of Dec. 2, Yvette Velasco got dressed up and flat-ironed her hair. It was an important day: The 27-year-old was …

Former Disney, SeaWorld workers among 22 busted in undercover child sex sting

Deputies from two Florida counties posed as underage girls seeking sex in an undercover sting that resulted in 22 arrests, the Washington Post reported Friday.<p>Those arrested included former workers from Disney’s Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld and Universal Studios and a youth counselor who had worked as …

Kalief Browder, jailed for 3 years in N.Y. without a trial, commits suicide

Kalief Browder, whose three years in jail without trial inspired calls for reform in New York, has committed suicide at age 22, his attorney said Sunday.<p>Browder was 16 when he was arrested on suspicion of stealing a backpack, and he spent about two years in solitary confinement. He died at home in …

Boko Haram releases beheading video

A series of videos released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram suggest a mirroring of ISIS's media strategy. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Homeless man killed by L.A. police was wanted by U.S. marshals, living under false ID

A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday.<p>A law enforcement official identified Charley Saturmin Robinet, 39, as the man police shot Sunday. …

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

U.S. news<p>BOSTON — Nearly two years after twin blasts rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon, alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faced a jury for the first time Wednesday, sitting stoically through graphic depictions of bloody carnage and a federal prosecutor's description of him as "a soldier …

Justice

Developing: 9 dead in apparent shooting rampage in Missouri

Missouri law enforcement officials on Friday identified Joseph Aldridge as the suspected gunman in an overnight shooting rampage that left eight people dead in a rural part of the state.<p>The shootings took place at five separate homes in Tyrone, Mo., about 165 miles south of St. Louis. Many of the …

Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Accept Scholarships, Defy Kidnappers By Going Back To School

To Asabe and Ruth, attending school isn't a chore -- it's an act of bravery.<p>The two Nigerian sisters were among the more than 300 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram last April. They managed to escape hand-in-hand from the terrorist group. In August, a worker from the American University of …

Chapel Hill shooting suspect indicted

<b>(CNN) —</b> A grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.<p>Craig Hicks, 46, was indicted on three counts of first-degree murder, according to the Durham County Clerk's office. He was also charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied …

Spies Scramble to Unravel Hebdo Mystery

From beyond the grave, an infamous American jihadi took revenge on the West with the savage attacks on journalists, cops, and Jews in Paris last …

Terrorism

Exclusive: ISIS Gaining Ground in Syria, Despite U.S. Strikes

ISIS continues to gain substantial ground in Syria, despite nearly 800 airstrikes in the American-led campaign to break its grip there.<p>At least …

Middle East

Senior Al Qaeda leader in Yemen claims responsibility for Paris attack

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for planning and financing last week's massacre at a satirical magazine in Paris. The assertion came as U.S. intelligence agencies' ability to track the group has been hobbled by civil unrest in the Arab nation and its political …

Searchers find AirAsia QZ8501's fuselage in Java Sea

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Searchers have located a majority of AirAsia Flight QZ8501's fuselage in the Java Sea, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said Wednesday, raising the prospect that many bodies of the 162 people aboard the flight that crashed last month will soon be found.<p>The …

Funerals Held In Paris, Jerusalem For Paris Attack Victims

In Paris and in Jerusalem, the victims of France's deadliest terrorist attack in more than 50 years were being laid to rest.<p>The BBC reports that in Paris, President François Hollande honored three police officers killed during the attacks with France's top honor, the Legion d'honneur.<p>During the …

Paris Terror Attacks: Tens of Thousands March Across France

World<p>Tens of thousands took to the streets of towns and cities across France on Saturday in a defiant response to three days of terrorist atrocities that left 17 people dead.<p>Almost 25,000 attended a march in the southern resort city of Nice, local authorities said, and similar numbers reportedly …

Human Rights

Abducted Nigerian girls still missing, a distracted world must remember

Eight months is a long time. Long enough for international outrage to rise, fall and fade away. That's how long it's been since Boko Haram militants stormed a secondary school in the northeastern village of Chibok in Nigeria, abducting more than 200 still-missing teenage girls.<p>A global Twitter …

Terrorists killed at both Paris sieges after explosions

Charlie Hebdo suspects and Vincennes gunmen killed but four hostages feared dead in Paris police assaults on both Dammartin and Vincennes<p>The two hostage situations gripping Paris ended amid gunfire and explosions with multiple hostages freed within minutes of one another, but reports that four …

Girl: Boko Haram made me wear suicide belt

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> A 13-year-old Nigerian girl told reporters that her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber, but she fled as two other girls detonated their explosives at a market earlier this month.<p>The girl was presented before the media Wednesday to describe …

Wake held for Rafael Ramos, 1 of 2 NYPD officers gunned down in attack

Hundreds of uniformed officers joined the wife and two sons of a New York policeman who was gunned down in broad daylight at a wake Friday.<p>The tribute to Officer Rafael Ramos took place at a Queens church were friends and colleagues spoke highly of him. Ramos was seen as the embodiment of …

On Halloween night, four pedestrian deaths in Orange County

They couldn't afford costumes, so 13-year-old Lexandra Perez wore only face paint and her twin sister Lexi wore regular clothes when they dashed out the front door of the Fairhaven Apartments on Halloween. They carried orange plastic pumpkins.<p>They soon joined their friend, Andrea Gonzalez, 13, who …

Los Angeles

How ISIS Became One Of The World's Most Dangerous Terrorist Groups

Three years later it had all fallen apart.<p>Al Qaeda in Iraq turned into ISIS, seized Iraq's second-largest city, took over large sections of Iraq and neighboring Syria, and triggered a full-on regional crisis.<p>Between the divisively sectarian policies of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and …

Obama declares US must be more aggressive in monitoring Ebola

Barack Obama has warned of Ebola spreading globally if more is not done to stop the epidemic raging out of control in west Africa, as he urged the US public not to lose sight of the importance of focusing on tackling the disease at its source.<p>As pressure grows on the White House to explain failures …

Secret service allowed armed man with assault charge into elevator with Obama

Damaging new evidence comes hours after director Julia Pierson faced a barrage of questions at congressional hearing<p>The US secret service allowed an armed man with a criminal record for assault to enter an elevator with president Barack Obama, it was disclosed on Tuesday, hours after officials …

Tracy Morgan: I can't believe Walmart is blaming me

Walmart's response Monday to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over the car crash that left him in critical condition elicited a response of its own on Tuesday from the recovering comedian -- and it doesn't sound like he's laughing.<p>"I can't believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they …