Is California's 'Big One' coming?

The California quake has people asking: Are we seeing more than usual? And is the long-dreaded "Big One" coming soon?

Quake alerts at light speed

Chad Myers explains how earthquake warning systems work, and why we can't predict seismic events earlier.

Tests cast doubt on India rape claim

Two teenage girls, who were found hanging from a tree in northern India in May, were not raped as originally alleged, according to new forensic reports commissioned by federal investigators.

Ebola patients lie to CDC

Some Ebola patients aren't honest about all the people they've been in contact with while symptomatic. That means 40% to 60% of possible carriers are missing.

Obamacare for sex reassignment?

Devin Payne had gone years without health insurance. Then Obamacare opened the door for her gender reassignment surgery.

NFL: Richie Incognito is back in play

Suspended last season amid allegations that he bullied a teammate, former Miami player Richie Incognito has been reinstated by the NFL.

15 diseases doctors often get wrong

When you experience strange pains, mysterious digestive issues, or other unexplained symptoms, you'd hope a trip to the doctor would solve your health woes. But sometimes, doctors have just as much trouble identifying certain disorders and conditions as their patients.

Neighbor turns sour on lemonade stand

In business, it's all about location, location, location. Even 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero knows that.

Weirdest job ever: monkey chaser

CNN's Sumnima Udas speaks with a man whose job is to chase mischievous monkeys away in New Delhi.

Cops pull gun on mom, kids

Dashcam video shows the terrifying scene as a Texas mom and four kids are pulled over by police at gunpoint. WFAA reports.

Dad vanishes after tux fitting

The father of this bride went missing hours after trying on his tuxedo for her upcoming wedding. WCBS reports.

Boy's blunt words inspire troops

A Louisiana boy's handwritten note inspires soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

10 of world's best after dark adventures

Some things are better after dark from diving with manta rays to kayaking a bioluminescent bay.

Fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'

"The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are some things you may not have known about the film.

Brosnan's dirty Robin Williams tale

While filming "Mrs. Doubtfire," Robin kept trying to break Pierce up by muttering filthy things about Sally Field.

Odd ice bucket challenge goes viral

As CBC's Zach Goudie reports, taking the ice bucket challenge can have unintended consequences.

Douglas McAuthur McCain was killed fighting for ISIS

McCain's transformation to a jihadi left his family "devastated" and "just as surprised as the country," his uncle says.

American dies fighting for ISIS

U.S. terrorism experts had investigated Douglas McCain before his death -- and Attorney General Eric Holder estimates that there are 7,000 foreign fighters in Syria.

Freed American back in the U.S.

Peter Theo Curtis is believed to have been captured in October 2012 and held by a Syrian rebel group with ties to al Qaeda.

CNN speaks to jihadi fighter

CNN's Atika Shubert speaks exclusively to two jihadis about the global reaction to the killing of James Foley.

Signs point to U.S. airstrikes in Syria

President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether to authorize air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria, the White House insists.

Can U.S. afford another $3 trillion war?

After piling up trillions of dollars of war debt during the last decade, America seemed to be on the brink of a new era -- ready to shut off the Iraq-Afghanistan funding faucet, bring its troops home and enjoy a peace dividend.

The biggest surprise at the Emmys

Ed Bark says in this Emmy year, broadcasters CBS, ABC and PBS can all say they matched or exceeded HBO. These days that's no small feat.

How I overcame depression

Monday night's tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards was moving and powerful and funny, like the man himself.

Why Romney could still be president

The Christian Science Monitor recently reported that Mitt Romney's former political advisers are adamantly denying rumors that their boss might run for the presidency in 2016. "I take Mitt at his absolute word," said Ron Kaufman. "He's not running."

Girl, 9, shoots gun instructor with Uzi

A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.

Alarming increase in near-collisions

New statistics from the FAA show a sharp increase in near-collisions of passenger planes. CNN's Rene Marsh reports.

U.S. Coast Guard fires on Iranian boat

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired at an Iranian fishing dhow in the Persian Gulf after the Iranian boat pointed a weapon at the Americans, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

New Jersey man missing in Israel

Israeli police have stepped up their search for a New Jersey man who went missing while hiking in a forest outside Jerusalem.