The National Weather Service, which isn't prone to exaggeration, is using terms like "life-threatening" and "historic" to describe the weather system taking aim at the Northeast.
Officials are faced with making a tricky call on whether it's safe to allow normal life to go on when a storm is coming.
Nigerian forces fought off Boko Haram militants in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, military officials said, but the extremists seized another town in the same state.
The Japanese government is grappling with an unpredictable hostage crisis whose terms are being dictated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world.
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On Sunday, a wire rope snapped as the fuselage reached the surface. The previous day, the wreckage cut through a strap connecting it to a big balloon.
Kurdish fighters are claiming progress in their fight against ISIS and now control at least 90% of the embattled Syrian city of Kobani, a monitoring group said Monday.
Shoppers crowded into a Manhattan Home Depot store to prepare for an anticipated snowstorm streamed into the streets Sunday afternoon after an employee shot a store manager and then himself, according to NYPD spokesman Sgt. Brendan Ryan.
Police are on the hunt for a girl as young as 12 and three adults allegedly involved in a $4.6-million diamond heist that targeted a luxury jewelry store in Hong Kong.
"Saturday Night Lives' " 'Tom Brady' and 'Bill Belichick' offer their explanation on the controversy over deflated footballs surrounding the New England Patriots.
"Birdman" won the big prize -- outstanding motion picture cast -- at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, but it was talk about heritage and diversity that captured the evening.
Celebrities arrive in Los Angeles for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 25.
Calise Manning is being called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling 911 operators in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
CNN's Poppy Harlow talks with Robert Baer and Peter Bergen about countries possibly paying terrorists to release hostages.
Police have identified a suspect in the case of a Georgia couple who went missing after contacting a car seller on Craigslist.
The Obama administration is moving to block oil and gas production along a major part of Alaska's northern coastline, setting off another energy battle with Republican lawmakers.
In Paris on Thursday, fashion designer Rick Owens gave audiences quite a show when he sent male models down the runway wearing clothes with peepholes that offered a glimpse of the guys' formerly private parts.
Longtime New York City radio and television personality Joe Franklin has died. He was 88.
Was the priceless funeral mask of King Tutankhamun damaged and hastily glued back together? CNN's Amir Daftari reports.
A woman in central China has been prosecuted for selling her newborn baby for $7,000, state media reports said, the latest of a string of shocking cases that have shed light on the country's trade in children.
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In a televised confession in 2005 Sajida al-Rishawi recounted how she tried to take part in a string of attacks that killed at least 57 people, but her bomb failed to detonate.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shirt-fronted the Australian public by awarding a Knighthood to a foreigner who already has a lot silverware in the pool room: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.
Still seeking justice in their son's death, Kendrick Johnson's parents will face the justice system themselves Monday on misdemeanor charges related to a 2013 protest, their attorney said.
Bill Maher criticized the movie "American Sniper" and deceased Navy Seal Chris Kyle calling him a "psychopath patriot."
A black-and-white photo shows the 16-year-old ballerina at her prime, mere months before her world would be destroyed.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer describes his visit to Auschwitz and the moment he realized his grandparents' fate. Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.