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Terrence Howard Discusses Watching His Father Kill a Man in 'Santa Line Slaying'

When Terrence Howard was only 2 years old, a visit to a Cleveland, Ohio, department store to meet Santa Claus veered into tragedy. A scuffle between …

Kanye West Just Stole Two Less Famous Designers' New York Fashion Week Slot

Kanye West may think of himself as the modern renaissance man, expanding his empire from music to fashion to even a possible run for President. …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy held without bond

The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.<p>Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was ambushed and shot 15 times, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said in a …

Hulk Hogan Comments on Racial Rant, WWE in 'Good Morning America' Exclusive

Hulk Hogan admits he was wrong. He says his racial comments were the result of a deep-rooted "racial bias." Now, he's asking for the public's forgiveness.<p>"Oh my gosh. Please forgive me. Please forgive me," Hogan said in an interview with ABC News' Amy Robach that aired Monday on <i>Good Morning America</i> …

WDBJ7 Journalists Killed in Virginia

TV

The Birth of Boykin: How Trevone Made the Leap From ‘Athlete’ to Star TCU QB

One of the cornerstones of college football is the small army of former high school quarterbacks who arrive on campus labeled “athletes,” a term that …

College Football

Taking the Heat

By Miami standards, the con pulled by Ibes Gomez seems minor. Small potatoes. Mostly just bad checks. A little hot paper to launch a tire business. …

Corruption

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Police release audio in fatal shooting of Texas teen

ARLINGTON, Texas — Police in Arlington, Texas, pushed back Monday against Internet falsehoods amid a growing national firestorm surrounding Friday's shooting of college football player Christian Taylor inside a car dealership showroom.<p>In a YouTube posting, the department directly confronted rumors …

Law Enforcement

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

Charleston victims: 9 lives lost to family and community

<b>(CNN) —</b> They gathered at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to study the Bible -- a small group, 13 people. Many were familiar faces. One was a stranger.<p>But it was unfathomable that this stranger was a killer lying in wait, a man who would kill nine churchgoers and church leaders in …

Charleston Church Shooting

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

National Parks

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

By Kimberly Kindy<p>, Reporter<p>and reported by Julie Tate<p>Jennifer Jenkins<p>Steven Rich<p>, Database editor<p>Keith L. Alexander<p>, Reporter<p>Wesley Lowery<p>, Reporter<p>In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a …

Law Enforcement

Waco coverage shows double standard on race

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday, just after news broke of a shootout in Waco, Texas, involving "rival biker gangs" as The New York Times alert phrased it, the political activist Shaun King wrote on Twitter:<p>"I'll wait (and wait and wait and wait) to hear someone on the news call what just happened in Waco 'white …

Justice

Waco Biker Gang Shootout: Threats Against Cops Have 'Toned Down'

Threats of retaliation against law enforcement after a wild biker gang brawl that left nine dead in Waco, Texas, are "toning down," a police spokesman said Tuesday.<p>In the hours after the Sunday afternoon shooting, authorities distributed bulletins warning that law enforcement officers were at risk …

How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs

The Bandidos motorcycle gang has a saying: "Cut one, we all bleed."<p>It's not clear who started the cutting, but there was plenty of bloodshed on Sunday when the Bandidos brutally clashed with members of several other bike gangs at a restaurant in Waco, Texas. A wild shootout in broad daylight left …

June 2015

All 8 bodies recovered from crashed Marine helicopter in Nepal

The bodies of six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered, Nepal's army said.<p>The wreckage of the UH-1 "Huey" was found Friday following days of intense searching in the mountains …

Amtrak train may have been struck by something, conductor tells NTSB

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of three conductors aboard the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia this week told investigators she heard the locomotive's engineer say the train had been struck by an object, National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said Friday.<p>The assistant conductor said she …

Small plane crashes on busy Atlanta highway, 4 dead

A small passenger airplane dropped from the sky and grazed the hood of a tractor-trailer before it crashed into an Atlanta interstate Friday, killing all four people aboard and starting an intense fire on the busy road.<p>The Piper PA-32 took off from DeKalb Peachtree Airport and apparently ran into …

Plane Crash

Celebrity Funnies of the Week

Don’t Expect the Cities to Get Better

Freddie Gray is dead and Baltimore is enraged—but don’t expect Washington to make any meaningful progress on how we handle our blighted cities.<p>So …

Oscar De La Hoya: My pick to win the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Oscar De La Hoya says the will to win is what separated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao from other foes<p><i>Oscar De La Hoya is one of five men who have fought both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The "Golden Boy" from East Los Angeles lost to both, and each battle was historic.</i><p><b>Read the</b> …

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao says 'Relax. I'll win this fight' with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Before most big fights, the two boxers hold a staged arrival at the site of the bout where each walks a red carpet, poses for a few pictures and takes a couple of final cheap shots at his opponent.<p>Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is not like most big fights, though. So the two …

Boxing