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Shame on Monica Lewinsky (Opinion) - CNN.com

Monica Lewinsky embraces U.S. President Bill Clinton at a Democratic fundraiser in Washington in October 1996. Lewinsky, the White House intern who had a sexual relationship with Clinton during his time in office, has finally broken her silence on the affair in a Vanity Fair article.<p>HIDE …

Ebola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreaction - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- This is getting ridiculous.<p>While the threat of Ebola is very real in Africa, the paranoia it's generated in the United States is <i>unreal</i>.<p>You can count the number of documented cases in America on two hands -- and still have fingers to spare.<p>There are eight confirmed cases. And in each one, …

Indiana authorities identify man held after 7 bodies found

An Indiana man told police he "messed up" by killing a woman in Hammond, then came clean, leading them to several more bodies in nearby Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday.<p>Doughty stopped short of calling Darren Deon Vann a suspected serial killer, but left the possibility open if …

Oscar de la Renta, legendary fashion designer, dies at 82

<b>(CNN) —</b> Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.<p>The man -- often described as the "sultan of suave" -- dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy. Among those whose glamor factor his dresses jazzed up: …

Child who fell into jaguar exhibit at Arkansas Zoo is in stable condition

A child who fell into a jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas on Friday is now listed in stable condition, according to a hospital spokesman.<p>The 3-year-old boy's condition has been updated from critical to stable, according to a press release from Arkansas Children's Hospital obtained …

Unemployment falls below 6% for first time since 2008

The nation's unemployment rate fell below 6% in September for the first time in six years.<p>The rate came in at 5.9%, while employers added 248,000 jobs last month.<p>The unemployment rate fell last month because more people were getting jobs, not because they were dropping out of the labor force as …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Not Everyone in the Village Is Worthy of Raising a Child

We’re constantly told that it takes a village to raise a child. But when I look at the recent epidemic of domestic-violence charges against NFL …

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Arkansas judge loses job over online comments about actress Charlize Theron

The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents.<p>Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio admitted posting details from Theron's closed-record …

North Korea: American Matthew Miller sentenced to 6 years hard labor

For months he was held captive by the North Korean regime, not even sure what he would be charged with.<p>Then in one fell swoop, American citizen Matthew Todd Miller was convicted of committing "acts hostile" to North Korea and sentenced to six years of hard labor, North Korean state-run media …

Teens charged after videos of mentally disabled man being beaten go viral

Viral videos of assaults on a mentally disabled Delaware man have led police to identify two teenage suspects accused in the attack, and a third suspect to turn himself in.<p>A 14-year-old boy from Newark, Delaware, turned himself in to New Castle County Police Monday night, and officers arrested two …

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Cops: Toddler slept in car while intoxicated mom slept in bar

A toddler was found sleeping in a parked car outside a Connecticut bar early Saturday, hours after police discovered her allegedly intoxicated and incapacitated mother sleeping inside the bar.<p>Shortly before midnight Friday, Bristol police officers responded to a call about an intoxicated woman …

First WHO-affiliated worker stricken with Ebola

For the first time, a health care worker for a World Health Organization partner organization has fallen ill from Ebola, WHO told CNN on Sunday.<p>The health worker, a man from Senegal, is in Sierra Leone and receiving care, the WHO said. He's an epidemiologist working for the Global Outbreak Alert …

Texas police chief killed in traffic stop

A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said.<p>Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents.<p>According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County …

Quake is Bay Area's strongest in 25 years - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Are you there? Share your images if you can safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The strongest earthquake in 25 years in Northern California's Bay Area struck early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble.<p>The 6.0-magnitude quake …

Perry team rips 'outrageous' indictment, court date set

The head of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's newly unveiled legal team declared that last week's grand jury indictment of the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender has "no merit" and constitutes an "outrageous assault on the rule of law" that is certain to be rejected in the courts.<p>"Let me be clear …

Missing Sudanese model living in NYC found in hospital

A 22-year-old Sudanese model who had been missing for nearly two weeks was found in an area hospital, a New York Police detective told CNN on Monday night.<p>Detective Kelly Ort had no details about the condition of Ataui-Deng Hopkins, known in the fashion world as Ataui Deng.<p>She was last seen August …

4.2-magnitude quake shakes central Oklahoma

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, at 7:41 a.m. CT (8:41 a.m. ET) Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>Some posted on social media about being awakened by the temblor.<p>"I just went surfing in bed," tweeted Shelley Leveridge.<p>Someone in a shop in Edmond posted: "That was …

Caller says she has the officer's side of the Ferguson shooting

Another tense standoff developed Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has seen nightly protests since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer.<p>The renewed tensions came after the preliminary results of an autopsy that Brown's family requested were released, …

Obama, can't you see black anger in Ferguson? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Protesters march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday, August 21. The St. Louis suburb has been in turmoil since a white police officer, Darren Wilson, fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, on August 9. Some protesters and law enforcement officers have clashed in the streets, leading …

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.<p>Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone …

The Front Lines of Ferguson

The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri<p>I don’t know what made me buy a plane ticket to St. …

When justice is 'merciful' in child abuse cases

Shanesha Taylor walked out of a job interview on March 20 at a Scottsdale, Arizona, insurance company feeling like her luck was about to change.<p>After months of fruitless job searching and moving her three children from one home to another, she was optimistic that she had found not just a job, but a …

Man who shot unarmed Michigan teen convicted of second-degree murder

A Michigan man accused of gunning down an unarmed young woman on his front porch in November was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder, manslaughter and possessing a firearm while committing a felony.<p>Theodore Wafer, 55, faces a possible life prison term when sentenced on August 21. The jury …