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Traces of narcotics and hypodermic needles found with the bodies of two American security officers on the container ship Maersk Alabama, officials say.
New York Police Department officials say they can't explain why a fearful woman's domestic-abuse report -- written in the woman's native language of Spanish -- was never translated into English for review, and for possible action.
A husband and wife from Alabama ventured into the deadly unrest in Ukraine to adopt four children from the country.
Along the U.S.-Mexico border are underground tunnel-like holes and makeshift tents where people live, stuck between two countries. The stench makes it hard to breathe, and it's harder to fathom how any human being could live in these conditions.
Photos show the roadside rescue of a baby who was saved by a stranger who knew CPR. CNN talks to the baby's aunt.
A news crew was on the scene of a near-fatal stabbing when the victim's daughter walked up and confessed to the crime.
Following a review of U.S. troops denied awards because of discrimination, President Barack Obama announced Friday that 24 Army veterans would receive a Medal of Honor, the prestigious award bestowed on U.S. troops who show "gallantry above and beyond the call of duty," for their actions in Vietnam, Korea and Europe during World War II.
Arizona's Legislature has passed a controversial bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.
This women was stuck in traffic on a Miami highway when her 5-month-old nephew stopped breathing. What motorists did, she says, helped save the little boy's life.
A Girl Scout in San Francisco is said to have sold 117 boxes of cookies outside a marijuana dispensary in two hours.
Garrick Utley, who worked as a globetrotting foreign correspondent during the flush decades of network news, has died at age 74 of prostate cancer, his wife of 40 years said Friday.
The NSA has become too big and too powerful. What was supposed to be a single agency with a dual mission -- protecting the security of U.S. communications and eavesdropping on the communications of our enemies -- has become unbalanced in the post-Cold War, all-terrorism-all-the-time era.
Bill Curry says new firings in the ongoing controversy over locker-room bullying in the Miami Dolphins is a sad story of too much talk and not enough supervision from the team's leaders.
In the final chapter of her storied Olympic figure skating career, South Korea's Yuna Kim won silver -- not able to defend her shot at gold against a Russian teenager who seemingly came out of nowhere to get the top prize.
Cassiopeia A was a star more than eight times the mass of our sun before it exploded in the cataclysmic, fiery death astronomers call a supernova.
The flu is hitting younger people harder this season than in years past, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
Not all superheroes wear capes. Some swoop in when you least expect it and save you from the miscreant evildoer that is despair.
Large sections of the Midwest and South were under tornado watches Thursday evening as powerful and fast-moving storms pushed through the region, causing power outages in western Tennessee and damaging buildings in central Illinois.