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Why this El Niño could be the biggest on record

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're wondering why you're still wearing shorts in winter, meteorologists have a two-word answer: El Niño.<p>This year's El Niño weather event -- characterized by warming waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean -- is already one of the three strongest ever recorded, and it could even rival the …

Left behind: Who's being treated for HIV in the U.S. -- and who isn't

A major insurer said recently it would offer life insurance to HIV-positive people because of their rising life expectancies, prompting cheers from AIDS activists. But on the very same day, the nation's top disease control official described an America falling far short in its fight against AIDS.<p>It …

Many U.S. airlines fail to offer healthy foods, survey finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's so much to dislike about air travel. There are the long lines and the delays, and of course, there is the bad airplane food. A recent survey found that airlines have a long way to go in making their meals and snacks nutritious and low in calories.<p>"I don't think airlines are keeping …

Is America ready for a non-Christian president?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2008, our nation broke through a barrier, electing an African-American to be president of the United States.<p>In 2016, another barrier may very well be broken. All polls indicate that a woman or a Latino has a very good chance of being elected to be our 45th president.<p>But there is another …

Scientists create new tool to fight spread of the plague

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have created a predictive map that may help identify areas of the United States likely to see cases of plague in the near future.<p><i>Yersinia pestis</i>, the bacterium that causes the plague, has been around the United States since at least 1900. In fact, the American West still has one …

Husband watches as wife is pulled into tornado

Ruben Porras was on FaceTime with his wife as a tornado overtook her car in Garland, Texas. CNN affiliate KTVT reports.

Mike Tyson wipes out on a hoverboard

Retired boxer Mike Tyson posted a video of himself wiping out on a hoverboard.

After retaking most of Ramadi from ISIS, Iraq sets sights on Mosul

<b>Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) —</b> After retaking most of the key city of Ramadi from ISIS militants, Iraqi leaders say they are setting their sights on an even bigger prize: Mosul.<p>Iraqi forces have driven ISIS jihadists out of the heart of Ramadi, which the Sunni extremist group seized in May in a humiliating …

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What we learned from Donald Trump in 2015

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> He's churned up torrents of insults, incited grass-roots Republican fury, fearlessly flouted taboos on gender, race and religion and confounded the pundits again and again.<p>In a riotous six-month carnival of political incorrectness, Donald Trump has fused his message to the mood …

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Indonesian couple caned for violating Sharia law, police official says

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> An unrelated man and woman who had been seen alone together were caned in public in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for violating Sharia law, a police chief said.<p>Four others were also caned in the formal punishment Monday, according to the chief of police who leads a unit charged …

Bill Cosby, Jared Fogle and other pitchmen gone bad

Bill Cosby was once a commercial icon. He served as a pitchman for Jell-O pudding from 1974 until 2003 and worked briefly for the company in 2010.<p>More recently, Cosby's reputation has been tarnished -- dozens of women have come forward with allegations of rape. And on Wednesday, the comedian was …

The political Vines that defined 2015

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Should old 2015 political moments be forgot and never played again? Nay. They should be looped over and over again (thanks Vine).<p>Look back at some of the most entertaining moments in politics of the year, told in six seconds or less.<p>Singing saw a comeback in 2015.<p>President Obama …

Trump on Clinton, Bush: 'We view this as war'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump described his presidential bid in his starkest terms yet Wednesday, saying the race for the White House is a "war," and cited two of his "enemies" -- Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.<p>As a supporter at his Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, rally yelled out, "You're …

NSA Israel, Congress spying report makes waves for 2016 field

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A new report that the National Security Agency spied on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is highlighting the Republican divide on civil liberties and national security.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the NSA maintained surveillance of Netanyahu and other …

4 Secret Service agents injured in fatal New Hampshire car crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four Secret Service agents were injured Tuesday night in New Hampshire after a car crossed over double-yellow lines and hit the Secret Service officers' vehicle head on.<p>The four agents, whose names were not released, were transported to Frisbee Memorial hospital. The driver of the other …

New Year's holiday threats prompt more security

<b>(CNN) —</b> Federal and local security officials are tightening security in high-profile locations tied to New Year's celebrations, including New York's Times Square and the Rose Bowl festivities near Los Angeles.<p>Before President Barack Obama left for his Hawaii vacation he asked his top security …

Mark Salling, who played 'Puck' on 'Glee,' arrested on child porn charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mark Salling, best known as Noah "Puck" Puckerman on "Glee," was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of child pornography, Los Angeles Police Department officer Liliana Preciado said.<p>Salling, 33, was arrested in Sunland, California, a Los Angeles neighborhood just north of Burbank. …

Brussels' New Year's festivities canceled in wake of alleged plot

<b>(CNN) —</b> New Year's festivities in Brussels, including fireworks, have been canceled due to a heightened terror alert, Mayor Yvan Mayeur said in an interview with CNN affiliate RTL Wednesday.<p>The cancellation comes after authorities arrested two people on suspicion of being involved in a plot to …

Bill Cosby arraigned; TV star's attorneys vow to fight 'unjustified' charge

<b>Elkins Park, Pennsylvania (CNN) —</b> Hours after Bill Cosby set foot in a Pennsylvania courtroom to face sexual assault charges, the comedian's attorneys called the criminal case against him "unjustified" and vowed to fight it.<p>"The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office came as no …

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Dubai plans to build world's tallest twin towers

<b>News:</b> the massive 6 million-square-metre Dubai Creek Harbour development launched this week will include a pair of record-breaking towers, according …

SANAA + kengo kuma plan shibuya skyscraper for tokyo

<b>SANAA, kengo kuma + nikken top tokyo skyscraper with rooftop plaza</b><br>all images courtesy of tokyu corporation<p><b>toyko is set to add another structure to</b> …

New rumours about Batman’s costume in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Another day, another <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b> rumour. Yesterday we heard that Doomsday designs have been spotted around the offices and …

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Patrick Schwarzenegger’s Parents May Revoke His Trust Fund Because Of Miley Cyrus

Patrick Schwarzenegger’s parents (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver) are supposedly threatening to take away his $40 million trust fund — money he’s set to receive in four years when he turns twenty-five — if he doesn’t end things with Miley Cyrus. On one hand, this is totally just conjecture …

Iggy Azalea and Jim Carrey Had the Most Epic 'Chandelier' Dance-Off Ever on 'SNL'

Photo: NBC<p>Last night's episode of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> featured the "Chandelier" parody to end all "Chandelier" parodies. (Sorry, Jimmy Kimmel.)<p>The sketch begins at an office Halloween party, where guest host Jim Carrey and his "coworkers" (including the <i>always</i> amazing Kate McKinnon) are competing in …

With Her Wardrobe Malfunction, Iggy Azalea Is All of Us

Iggy Azalea is no stranger to wardrobe malfunctions. When you wear tight pants and are a noted fan of the booty drop, a split seam or two is par for the course. "I feel a wardrobe malfunction coming on," the singer told us with a wink when we ran into her at an event in September. And, though she …

Clifford Be Knowin’: T.I. Says Iggy Azalea Needs To Make Her Music And STFU On Social Media

Take these words home and think ’em through…<p>T.I. Says Iggy Azalea Should Concentrate On Music, Not Social Media<p>According to TMZ reports:<p>T.I.’s grand …

Dolphin 'living alone for 30 years in Irish harbour' spotted leaping next to boat

Dolphin nicknamed Fungi, believed to have lived in Irish harbour alone for past 30 years, spotted within touching distance of a boat<p>A dolphin nicknamed Fungi, thought to have lived alone in an Irish harbour for the past 30 years, was photographed leaping within touching distance of a boat after …

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