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Actress Kelly Rutherford, who played Lily van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl," has been granted temporary sole custody of her two children in a protracted dispute that sparked an online petition.
If you don't plan to skip town this Memorial Day, take a tour around the country with "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."
Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'
Sometimes, life takes twists so fortuitous that they seem inevitably predetermined. That may be the case for Maya Gurung, a 10-year-old girl suffering in post-earthquake Nepal.
Actress Kelly Rutherford, who played Lily van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl," has been granted temporary sole custody of her two children in a protracted dispute that sparked an online petition.
Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it.
"i think the Amtrak i just got off just crashed in philly."
More than 300 homes swept away in San Marcos, Texas by wind and rain.
A few months ago, Kelly Gissendaner wrote a letter to a pen pal across the Atlantic. She told him the state of Georgia was about to fix a date for her execution. One evening soon, she would be strapped to a gurney, needles would be inserted into her arm, and poison would course through her veins until she was dead.
A high-ranking separatist commander was killed in eastern Ukraine when his car was attacked in Luhansk region, his battalion announced in a video statement Sunday.
On the sprawling ground of Beijing Gongjiao Driving School, hundreds of white Volkswagen sedans crawled at a snail's pace as students behind the wheels practiced starting, turning and parking their cars one recent afternoon.
Defense Secretary Carter says Iraqis aren't outnumbered, but don't seem to have the will to fight. FULL STORY
Iraq isn't going away anytime soon.
Iraq's lack of national unity in the fight against ISIS threatens to splinter the country into several parts, a defense expert and two members of Congress said Sunday.
Police arrested demonstrators in downtown Cleveland following the acquittal of a police officer charged in the 2012 shooting death of two unarmed people. FULL STORY
Comedy great Anne Meara, one half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara," died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.
Conservative historian Bruce Bartlett joins Brian Stelter to discuss what he calls the "self-brainwashing" of Republican voters by Fox News.
When the wall of snow came roaring down the mountain, 17-year-old Matt Moniz jumped behind a boulder with his climbing partners, unsure whether he would survive.
Johnny Depp goes bald and blue-eyed for role of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
From the Himalayas to the Caribbean meet the next wave of explorers tackling challenges on land, sea and air.
Hearing the news about Ramadi last week made me light-headed. Made the usual ringing in my ears more pronounced.
Constipation isn't the most glamorous of topics — but having it sure isn't fun. For one, it's extremely common, afflicting 42 million people in the United States. Each of us has different bathroom habits, but most experts say that three or fewer bowel movements per week could indicate a problem. And although constipation can be caused by medical conditions (hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease), medications (painkillers, antidepressants), and other factors that may be out of your control, for most of us, it's caused by what we're eating — or, rather, not eating, says Elizabeth Blaney, MD, gastroenterologist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. The average American gets just 15 grams of fiber a day, though experts recommend at least 25. Most of us don't drink enough water, either, which also contributes to constipation. Get things moving again with the 15 foods that follow.
Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Nash's genius and his struggle with schizophrenia inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind." FULL STORY
It's summertime in TV land, which means reality shows and game shows. But there's still some intriguing scripted programming out there.
Rachael Farrokh, 37, weighs roughly 40 pounds, suffering from a severe form of anorexia for more than 10 years.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.
Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson handily won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll on Saturday, the first major survey to take the temperature of the Republican presidential field in the south.
The Department of Justice announced Saturday that it will review the 2012 shooting of an unarmed black couple by a white police officer in Cleveland.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists.
This Memorial Day, CNN is honoring the men and women who died serving their country. Share your photos, stories and memories of the veterans you've lost by posting on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #CNNRemembers.
Who's the worst at protecting their skin from the sun and skin cancer, men or women? Men are, according to the latest study on sunscreen use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Only 14.3% of men said they regularly used sunscreen.
An hour's drive from Oahu's famous and often-crowded Waikiki Beach is a local's delight.
Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire of BCC outline various ways to consume cannabis products. "High Profits" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Learn more cannabis terminology from the stars of CNN's "High Profits," which airs Sundays on CNN at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
New video from a police dash cam shows a plane crash on a busy interstate just north of Atlanta, killing all four people aboard.
Caitlin McGuire, owner of BCC, explains how to be a good cannabis club employee. "High Profits" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Residents of Breckenridge, Colorado, disagree on how to sell their town's image. "High Profits" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
A man with a medical condition was pronounced dead after the Milwaukee Fire Department arrived at his apartment. Minutes later, he started breathing.
Kids who had a family member that passed away while serving their country got to visit the Pentagon. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Opponents of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday morning to extend the expiring law that authorizes the program.
Memorial Day 1945 was a somber time for most Americans, and 70 years later it still carries with it a special poignancy. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been dead just over a month, and while the war in Europe had concluded, it was too early to begin celebrating victory over the Axis powers. The fighting in the Pacific, where the battle for Okinawa had begun in April and would last through most of June, was still taking a heavy toll.
Despite months of an American-led bombing campaign, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has conquered the Iraqi city of Ramadi. It is a major setback, and it should compel policymakers to assess whether our strategy -- which in the near term boils down to containing and disrupting ISIS while we bolster stable governance in Iraq -- is working. What it should not do is prompt half-baked calls for inserting more American troops into Iraq.
The American legal profession has faced a tsunami of bad news since 2008. White-shoe, corporate law firms have faced waves of layoffs or even shuttered their doors. While the very top firms are rolling again, the 50 years of explosive growth that started in the 1960s are now a memory.
Even after spending five years as a private government informant infiltrating three of America's deadliest biker gangs -- the Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws -- I remained perplexed by members' single-minded motivation for warring with rival gangs to acquire turf. What was it that made them want to extend their reach to a new town, city or state? Or try to expand nationally and globally, form new chapters and ultimately just try to protect the almighty "Patch"?
A crane that stumbled into a tigers' den bravely fights off two tigers that are on the prowl.
Police found a mother pushing a dead baby in a swing at a Maryland park. Police say she was there possibly all night. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.
As part of her "Gimme Five" fitness campaign, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of five exercises for her followers to try.
In public and behind closed doors, 2016 Republican presidential candidates are being put on the spot on an increasingly tricky issue: same-sex marriage.
HBO's "Game of Thrones" lost a viewer Tuesday morning: Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Joshua Duggar, the eldest son of the TLC hit reality show "19 Kids And Counting," admitted to "inexcusable" actions as a teenager amid a shocking report outlining multiple allegations of child molestation.
For the first 13 of his 33 years on the late-night airwaves (does anyone still say "airwaves"?), I was a writer for Dave Letterman. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. The best because working with Dave was endlessly entertaining. He was and is the smartest, funniest, quickest and most oddly original utterer of sentences in our vast republic.
Last Thursday, two students at Orlando's Valencia College alleged in a lawsuit that instructors forced them into submitting to weekly transvaginal ultrasound exams performed by fellow students as part of their training.
#NormalizeBreastfeeding is trending after ELLE Australia put out a cover of model Nicole Trunfio breastfeeding her baby.
A fight broke out among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, on Sunday, May 17, leaving at least nine people dead. The sheriff's office has begun releasing mugshots of the people arrested.
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." "You had me at 'hello.'" "I'll have what she's having." "Say 'hello' to my little friend!" "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
An international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorite new species for the annual list by State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Here we go again, Hollywood.
An hour's drive from Oahu's famous and often-crowded Waikiki Beach is a local's delight.
Squeezing a large family into a tiny box on wheels and dragging them to a remote rain-swept field doesn't sound like much fun.
There's more than one bone of contention in the great finger-lickin' barbecue debate. Pork or beef? Vinegar- or tomato-based sauce? No sauce -- or maybe something mustard-based?
Isn't the customer always right? This Starbucks employee didn't think so, and let the customer know. A video of the incident has since gone viral.

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