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Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Yazidi Child Soldiers Take Revenge on ISIS

A year ago, the U.S. went back to Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now the youngest of them, coached by a Marxist terrorist organization, are training to …

Middle East

The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running

A captured ISIS ‘bride’ reveals the inner workings of a women’s network responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the …

Al-Qaeda

Aaron Hernandez Guilty: The Trial in Pictures

New England Patriots

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Astronomy

U.S. Communities Called On To Prevent Homegrown Terrorism

The Obama administration says it will take more than air strikes in Syria or friendly troops in Iraq to defeat the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL. The White House says it will also take community outreach in places like Boston and Minneapolis.<p>…

Terrorism

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations for American Travelers

Ah, those tried-and-true getaways...<p>Looking for gambling and a good time? Vegas it is. A tropical paradise? Off to Hawaii. While we love 'em for obvious reasons, our favorite vacation spots can come with crowds - and you might be hard pressed to find that "hidden gem" feel while you're there.<p>A new …

Official: U.S. attempt to rescue James Foley, others in Syria failed

U.S. special operations units were sent into Syria this summer to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic militants, a U.S. official told CNN.<p>Several dozen of the most elite U.S. commandos from units like Delta Force and Navy SEAL Team 6 flew in aboard helicopters …

Ebola is here: 5 reasons not to panic

Donald Trump is tweeting that "We should not be importing (Ebola) to our homeland."<p>An Indiana congressman is worried that refugee children from Central America could pose a public health risk with "Ebola circulating."<p>And the Twitter-sphere is filled with people asking "how can we bring these …

Ebola health worker: 'Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak'

One of the countries hard hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not able to cope, a health worker said, calling on the international community to step up support.<p>Anja Wolz, emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, spoke to CNN on Tuesday from an Ebola facility in Kailahun, Sierra …

U.S.: Jihadi featured in suicide bombing video in Syria grew up in Florida

The truck was loaded with munitions, then driven up a hillside in northern Syria. Moments later, there was a massive blast followed by cries of "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, and the rattling of gunfire.<p>What made this suicide bombing stand out was not that it happened -- as such …

NY student accepted to all 8 Ivy League colleges picks Yale

And the winner is ... Yale.<p>That was the selection made Wednesday by Kwasi Enin, the New York high school student accepted by the eight Ivy League schools -- Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton and Cornell.<p>He made his pick in style, staging a news …

South Korean prime minister resigns over ferry disaster response

South Korea's prime minister announced his resignation Sunday morning, taking responsibility for the slow initial response to a ferry's sinking that has left nearly 200 dead with scores more still missing.<p>Prime Minister Chung Hong-won outlined his decision, and apologized to victims' families, in …

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea

A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.<p>The virus is still limited to the two nations, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, despite rumors of it spreading to other countries.<p>Nineteen suspected cases reported …

South Korean authorities search ferry owner's offices as probe widens

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to CNN, broadening a criminal investigation that has already ensnared 11 members of the ill-fated ship's crew.<p>Investigators also searched the offices of 20 organizations …

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Yemen strikes may target top al Qaeda leaders

A "massive and unprecedented" assault against al Qaeda fighters in Yemen appears to be targeting high-level operatives of the terrorist network, U.S. analysts said Monday.<p>It wasn't clear who those targets are, but Yemen's government says it has killed dozens of members of al Qaeda in the Arabian …

PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

US airplane is spotted in Tehran - CNN Video

Drone strike in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants

A drone strike in Yemen on Saturday killed at least 10 suspected al Qaeda militants but also inadvertently resulted in the deaths of three civilian day laborers, a high-level Yemeni government official told CNN.<p>The strike targeted a pickup in al-Hazemiyah district of al-Bayda province, three Yemeni …

Terror group: We will blow you up - CNN Video

Al Qaeda leader, Somalia-based terror group present new messages

Familiar terrorist groups, familiar threats, familiar boasts and grievances -- all in new messages tied, either directly or indirectly, to al Qaeda.<p>Two videos and one audio link have come to light in recent days that suggest that the world's most recognizable terrorist group is still active, at …

Purported al Qaeda meeting caught on tape - CNN Video

Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.<p>U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the …

Did the United States miss top al Qaeda meeting in Yemen?

New questions were being asked Wednesday after a video surfaced showing what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.<p>Did U.S. intelligence officials even know the meeting was taking place?<p>"I can't imagine that they knew about this meeting. After all, there have been …