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Monday, September 29, 2014

Afghanistan's President sworn in

Afghanistan's President sworn in


Afghanistan's President sworn in

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:40 AM PDT

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan on Monday, sealing the country's first peaceful democratic transition of power.

7 Ukraine soldiers killed by tank fire

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:53 AM PDT

Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed by tank fire Monday at the airport in the flashpoint city of Donetsk, the country's state news agency reported.

Air travel hobbled after Chicago fire

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:32 AM PDT

The FAA is not saying when it expects normal air service to return to Chicago O'Hare International and Midway airports.

Cheers as Lenin statue falls

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:44 AM PDT

Crowds in Eastern Ukraine cheered as a the largest statue of Vladimir Lenin in the country was pulled down.

Doctor exposed to Ebola arrives in U.S.

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:52 AM PDT

An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola has arrived at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Institutes of Health said Sunday.

Mexican flag dust-up goes viral

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:33 AM PDT

A woman says she lost her job after a video of her confronting a couple about flying the Mexican flag went viral.

Brothers take trip before going blind

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:52 AM PDT

Tod Purvis and his brother Justin knew that they were going blind. Both had been diagnosed with choroideremia, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive vision loss and eventually leads to complete blindness.

'SNL' kicks off season 40

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:37 AM PDT

Season 40 of "Saturday Night Live" kicked off over the weekend with much the same assessment as previous seasons: talent that needs seasoning, up-and-down sketches and mixed reviews.

Potato salad joke turns charity bash

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:44 AM PDT

Potato salad is a cause worthy of charitable donations.

Beheading suspect told police he felt oppressed at work

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 10:14 AM PDT

Police accuse Nolen of beheading one woman and attacking another at the Moore, Oklahoma, food processing plant from which he'd just been fired.

How Common Core went bad

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:25 AM PDT

Ruben Navarrette says Common Core supporters can't devise a new curriculum and then fail to effectively sell it.

Democrats heading for 2016 split?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:29 AM PDT

Julian Zelizer says in the run up to the 2016 election the party faces divisions on its approach to the U.S.'s place in the world

Hate will lose out in Arab world

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:36 AM PDT

The gruesome images circulated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria might have grabbed the headlines in recent weeks, but the group is merely the latest in the Arab world to try to manipulate Islam for their own ends.

ISIS fighter: U.S. can't stop us

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:48 AM PDT

"They thought they knew everything," Syrian ISIS fighter Abu Talha said. "But thank God, they don't know anything. And God willing, we will defeat the infidels."

Ben Bradlee is in hospice care

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:16 AM PDT

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in hospice care as his health has declined over the last six weeks, his wife said in a C-SPAN interview.

2 dead after midair collision

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:40 AM PDT

Police say a 78-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy died after their plane collided midair with another aircraft.

Arrest made in missing Realtor case

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:28 AM PDT

[Breaking news update published at 12:03 p.m. ET]

Hong Kong protesters dig in

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong on Monday, defying government attempts to both coerce and cajole them into giving up their extraordinary demonstration.

More bodies found on volcano

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 12:41 AM PDT

Five more lifeless bodies have been found on the slopes of Japan's Mount Ontake, bringing the total number of presumed dead in a volcanic eruption Saturday to 36.

Parents, kids found mysteriously dead

Posted: 28 Sep 2014 11:47 PM PDT

There were no signs of trauma, no clues of any violence or foul play.

5 babies test positive for TB

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:36 AM PDT

Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.

Mom pulled over has baby in trunk

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:41 AM PDT

A Florida mother has been charged with child abuse after police say she had her baby placed in the trunk.

George Clooney makes it legal

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 10:20 AM PDT

George Clooney, the man long considered one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, followed up his private wedding to British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin with a civil ceremony in Venice, Italy, on Monday.

Garbage truck buries minivan in ick

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:32 AM PDT

A garbage truck flipped over while turning onto a road in Georgia, covering a minivan in trash. WSB reports.

Boy pens viral letter about her speech

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:39 AM PDT

A 15-year-old British schoolboy has struck a chord with his eloquent response to actress Emma Watson's United Nations speech encouraging men to join in the fight for gender equality.

Men who antagonize Apple and Yahoo

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:01 AM PDT

CNNMoney's Paul LaMonica explains activist investors: who they are and how they use their power.

Up close with 80,000-lb. humpback whale

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:43 AM PDT

A man and woman in Australia got extremely close to a mother whale and her calf. Seven Network reports.

Dare to dive into the deepest pool?

Posted: 28 Sep 2014 11:01 PM PDT

Yes it's a dive hotel, but not that kind of dive hotel.

'Batman' patrols the streets of Detroit

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:43 AM PDT

Walter "Batman" Gildersleeve fights crime in abandoned neighborhoods in West Detroit. CNN affiliate WXYZ reports.

This lab holds 2,000 brains

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:06 AM PDT

The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.

'Family Guy,' 'Simpsons' shocker

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 10:40 AM PDT

How do you keep things fresh in your 26th season? If you're "The Simpsons," you roll out a jaw-dropping couch gag AND kill off a Springfield resident while you're at it.

Most spectacular buildings from 2014

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:10 AM PDT

Zaha Hadid's spaceship-like Dongdaemun Design Plaza, an avant-garde new home for Singapore's oldest Buddhist Temple, and a private bunker sprawling on top of a lake are some of the shortlisted entries competing for architectural honors at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore this week.

Palin mocks Obama's coffee cup salute

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:30 AM PDT

Sarah Palin takes another jab at President Obama mocking his "coffee cup salute" moment.

'Laguna Beach' turns 10

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:29 AM PDT

It seems like just yesterday Lauren and Kristin were competing for Stephen.

Hong Kong protesters dig in

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 02:42 AM PDT

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong on Monday. Riot police pulled back but a small number of them remain on guard.

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Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:52 AM PDT

Mike gets a spelling lesson

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:53 AM PDT

Mike Rowe is prepping for his new show at CNN's HQ. Willie the security guard gives him a lesson on network standards.

Feel you gotta do it? Mike Rowe gets it

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:53 AM PDT

Call it obsession, call it a sense of duty, but for whatever reason, there are some people who just have to do it.

ISIS fighter

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 06:36 AM PDT

The United States may be touting its strikes on ISIS targets in Syria, but one of the terror group's fighters says the hits are trivial at best.

Volcano

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 02:08 AM PDT

Five more lifeless bodies have been found on the slopes of Japan's Mount Ontake, bringing the total number of presumed dead in a volcanic eruption Saturday to 36.

Realtor vanishes

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:28 AM PDT

[Breaking news update published at 12:03 p.m. ET]

Mysterious family deaths

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:41 AM PDT

There were no signs of trauma, no clues of any violence or foul play.

Oklahoma beheading

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:30 AM PDT

He calls himself Jah'Keem Yisrael on Facebook. But he grew up as Alton Nolen, a good kid raised in a loving home, said a woman who identified herself as the mother of the Oklahoma beheading suspect in an online posting.

Hong Kong protesters

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 02:42 AM PDT

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong on Monday, defying government attempts to both coerce and cajole them into giving up their extraordinary demonstration.

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