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He killed up to 175 enemy troops

He killed up to 175 enemy troops


He killed up to 175 enemy troops

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 07:17 AM PDT

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Monday.

College under fire over sex questions

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 03:18 PM PDT

Clemson University suspends mandatory online course that asked questions about sex lives, drinking and drug use.

He worked for CIA inside al Qaeda

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 01:41 PM PDT

For half a decade, Morten Storm says he moved back and forth between two worlds and two identities. Now, the radical Islamist turned double agent is lifting the lid on some of the world's best-kept secrets

This pen has a really cool feature

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:19 AM PDT

The Livescribe 3 records your handwriting and copies your notes directly to an app on your iPhone or iPad

See Cranston's 'greatest challenge'

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 10:49 AM PDT

Bryan Cranston performs a one-man show for TBS MLB Postseason. See more here: http://www.youtube.com/user/BleacherReport.

How outbreak can start, end

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 10:08 AM PDT

Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.

Ebola aid team killed

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 01:56 AM PDT

They were traveling to raise awareness about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Instead, it seems, they encountered violence.

'No hugs, no European kisses!'

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 10:10 AM PDT

As CNN's Elizabeth Cohen arrives in Liberia to report on Ebola, she wonders how the world goes about stopping an outbreak that's gotten so out of hand.

Zakaria: Is the world going nuts?

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 03:36 AM PDT

Is the world spinning out of control? I get asked this question a lot these days, and for understandable reasons, writes Fareed Zakaria.

Threat to U.S. that gets ignored

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 03:11 PM PDT

There is an imminent threat facing the people, economy and territory of the United States of America.

Boko Haram in talks over girls

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:43 AM PDT

Nigerian government officials and the International Committee of the Red Cross have had talks with Boko Haram about swapping prisoners of the Islamist terror group for the more than 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped in April, a source involved in the negotiations told CNN.

Shots fired in Pa. manhunt

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 07:30 AM PDT

Police have surrounded a Pennsylvania home where survivalist Eric Matthew Frein is believed to be hiding, a local government official tells CNN.

Teens trapped in SUV, but then ...

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 05:17 AM PDT

Bystanders didn't hesitate to jump into a river and help save three teens stuck inside an SUV.

Dozens of ISIS hostages freed

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 07:23 AM PDT

Dozens of Turkish hostages abducted in northern Iraq were freed after three months in captivity.

School bus runs over boy's feet

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 10:48 AM PDT

A young boy has several broken toes after a school bus rolled over his feet. CNN affiliate KUSA reports.

Man jumps fence, enters White House

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 05:36 AM PDT

A man jumped the fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

Is this a glimpse of dark matter?

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 06:19 AM PDT

Take a look around you, and in your mind's eye, randomly wipe out all but a small fraction of what you can see. Pretend the vast rest of reality is there but invisible.

Marine held in Mexico 'despondent'

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 10:03 AM PDT

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine reservist, has been held in a Mexican prison for more than six months on a weapons charge. His mother says his mental health has deteriorated dramatically.

Rachel Nichols challenges Goodell

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 05:48 PM PDT

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is questioned by Rachel Nichols at press conference on Friday.

Source: Ravens had video details

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 04:21 AM PDT

The commissioner vows changes in the NFL's domestic violence policies but says he won't resign. All players must now have mandatory education on preventing abuse.

Chicago gets new archbishop

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 10:33 AM PDT

The leadership of the Chicago area's 2.3 million Catholics is changing hands for the first time in 17 years, with the Vatican announcing Saturday that Cardinal Francis George -- who has battled cancer for two years -- will be succeeded by a bishop from Washington state.

Fighters scramble after Russian jets

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 02:57 AM PDT

The incidents occurred near Alaska and Canadian airspace, NORAD said. They coincided with a visit by Ukraine's President to the U.S. and Canada.

Man seen with missing student

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 02:03 AM PDT

Authorities looking for a missing University of Virginia student searched an apartment and a vehicle in the college town Friday morning, said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo.

The Gatorade ad lighting up the web

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 09:26 AM PDT

Andy Scholes takes a look at Gatorade's commercial honoring Derek Jeter, who is set to retire at the end of the season.

N.Korea: U.S. man a Snowden wannabe

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 06:19 AM PDT

An American sentenced in North Korea ripped up his visa so he could go to prison and expose human rights violations there, state media said Saturday.

Cops: 2 admit killing woman in suitcase

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 08:00 PM PDT

A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother, whose body was found last month in a suitcase outside a hotel in Indonesia, police in Bali tell CNN.

Peanut executive convicted

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 08:31 PM PDT

A jury convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a landmark case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.

Singer of country hit 'Abilene' dies

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 06:59 PM PDT

Singer George Hamilton IV, known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," has died at a Nashville hospital following a heart attack, the Grand Ole Opry said in a press release. He was 77.

'I'm on front lines of this crisis'

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 09:05 AM PDT

John Sutter boarded a leaky oyster boat in Connecticut with a captain who can't swim as he set off to get world leaders to act on climate change

Grandkids' killer killed son in '03

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 07:54 PM PDT

A man who killed his daughter, six grandchildren and then himself in a shooting in north-central Florida was a convicted felon and wasn't allowed to possess the gun he used, police said Friday.

Best perks of first class air travel

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 01:54 AM PDT

Sure, first class sounds swank, but when you're paying a premium of several thousand dollars a ticket, it can be hard to justify the added expense.

NYPD investigate alleged brutality

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 05:17 AM PDT

Video of an officer kicking a civilian who was being held on the ground has sparked outcry and an investigation.

Wait ... you were on 'ER'?

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 07:31 AM PDT

YA titles to feed your addiction

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 09:09 AM PDT

The impending arrival of fall brings a wave of highly anticipated young adult books. Bloggers have been buzzing for months, readers have been pinning titles to shelves on Goodreads, and reviews are starting to come in for one of the biggest publishing seasons.

You have one week to change his mind

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 09:17 AM PDT

Celebs who are saving the planet

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:43 AM PDT

Celebs with issues: Saving the planet

Hilarious 'All About That Bass' parody

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:38 AM PDT

Check out this mom's parody to Meghan Trainor's "All about that bass."

Opinion: Is ballet dying?

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:39 AM PDT

Is ballet dying?

10 things to know before visiting Peru

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:57 AM PDT

With a climate that ranges from desert dry to tropical lush to freeze-your-North-Face-off in the Andes, Peru packs a ton of diversity between its sea level elevation Pacific beaches and the 22,204 foot top of its highest mountain, Nevado Huascaran.

Kim Kardashian met her 'SNL' double

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Nasim Pedrad gets a real thrill dressing as Aziz Ansari.

Best oyster bars in America

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:55 AM PDT

At Portland's Eventide Oyster Co., stakes in the ice declare whether the half shells are "from Maine" or "away." It's a sign of local pride—and the importance of place when tasting oysters.

'7th Heaven:' Where are they now?

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 09:12 AM PDT

'7th Heaven:' Where are they now?

World's 15 best rivers for travelers

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:43 AM PDT

They irrigate our farms, are an important means of transport and a source of eco-friendly power.

Seeing is believing: Eye-popping 3D art

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 07:18 AM PDT

This company creates 3D optical illusions. But when the banks didn't believe in it, it found another way to raise money.

Oh baby! Celebs who are expecting

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 07:44 AM PDT

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.

He worked for CIA inside al Qaeda

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 01:41 PM PDT

For half a decade, Morten Storm says he moved back and forth between two worlds and two identities. Now, the radical Islamist turned double agent is lifting the lid on some of the world's best-kept secrets

ISIS gunman in video has North American accent

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 11:24 PM PDT

An ISIS fighter who speaks perfect English with a North American accent appears in a slickly produced new video, forcing Syrians to dig their own graves before shooting them dead.

Fighters scramble after Russian bombers

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 06:47 PM PDT

The two incidents Thursday occurred near Alaska and Canadian airspace, NORAD said. They coincided with a visit by Ukraine's President.

Ebola aid team killed

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 01:57 PM PDT

Residents in the town of Womey threw stones at the Guinea Ebola team when they arrived this week, forcing them to flee. Eight were later killed.

CNN puts Goodell on hot seat

Posted: 19 Sep 2014 12:53 PM PDT

CNN's Rachel Nichols asks Roger Goodell if he's willing to give up some of his power in disciplining NFL players.

White House intruder

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 05:36 AM PDT

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

Trooper killed

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 04:07 AM PDT

Police in Pennsylvania appeared to be closing in Friday night on the suspect in the slaying of a state trooper.

Russian planes

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 08:58 AM PDT

Two U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported.

Ebola aid team

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 09:58 AM PDT

They were traveling to raise awareness about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Instead, it seems, they encountered violence.

Salmonella verdict

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 01:58 AM PDT

A jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a groundbreaking case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.

Marine in Mexico

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 09:57 AM PDT

A U.S. Marine reservist who has been held in a Mexican prison for more than six months on a weapons charge is "highly despondent" and his mental health has dramatically deteriorated in recent days, his mother said.

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