Photographer hunts ancient stepwells

Victoria Lautman's travels sound like something straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. Armed with a humble little point-and-shoot camera ("Well, I'm sliding in horrible pits, I need to be able to hold it in my teeth") the Chicago-based adventure-journalist travels across India hunting for ancient, unexplored ruins.

EU to seize traffickers' boats

After months spent gathering intelligence about people smuggling networks across the Mediterranean, an EU military operation will start stopping and seizing the boats attempting the risky journey.

Charge: Ex-U.N. boss took bribes

A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor.

Bill Clinton: Trump 'most interesting character out there'

Asked by Stephen Colbert who he likes in the 2016 election -- with the comedian joking, "And please, try to be impartial here" -- President Bill Clinton quipped, "The lady I saw singing on Saturday Night Live," referencing Hillary Clinton's turn on the sketch comedy show over the weekend.

El Faro disappearance: Who are crew members?

One is about to become a new father, just days away from learning the gender of his expected twins.

Russia to U.S.: Let's cooperate in Syria

As its warplanes conducted fresh strikes Wednesday, Russia said it is willing to cooperate with the United States in targeting and carrying out attacks in Syria.

Delicious or disgusting? 16 insane food pairings

When one thinks of fusion food, dishes that balance the elegance of two distinct cuisines come to mind.

Chicago puts on spectacular show

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened in the Windy City this weekend, claiming the distinction of the largest exhibition of contemporary architecture in North America.120 participating architectural firms from more than 30 countries will present 93 exhibits until 3 January, aiming to show how architecture can "radically transform our lived experience."

Rise of the transformer house

It seems like a regular room, with a minimal aesthetic and laminated wooden flooring.

Vision of a utopian future comes to life

As the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon has been known to whet the appetite.

Workers at company maintaining Clinton email server were worried

Employees at the company that maintained Hillary Clinton's private email server expressed concern among themselves about the way the former secretary of state's team directed them to manage data backups after the FBI started looking into the arrangements, according to emails obtained by a senator.

Soldier shot at Fort Campbell

An American soldier was fatally shot Tuesday during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, a spokesman for the U.S. Army base said.

The rise and fall of O.J. Simpson

Nearly 20 years after the start of the O.J. Simpson trial, CNN's Stephanie Elam looks at Simpson's rise to fame and his fall from the public's good graces.

Why was lost ship in storm's path?

The owners of a cargo ship presumed to have sunk insist that the captain of El Faro had a "sound plan" to avoid Hurricane Joaquin, but that the ship's main propulsion failed, stranding the crew in the path of the storm.

Riding with an outlaw motorcycle club

Lisa Ling discusses embedding with the Mongols Motorcycle Club and riding in a pack of hundreds of bikers. "This is Life" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Man found dead in hospital bathroom after five days

The body of a man who had been missing for 5 days was discovered in a bathroom at the Bronx hospital where he was employed. CNN affiliate WCBS has more.

Video shows cop punch mom

A California mother is suing the Carlsbad Police Department after she says an officer punched her in front of her children. CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS reports.

Orphaned baby possum's new BFF

A baby brushtail possum found abandoned and dehydrated in a suburban neighborhood of Mosman, Australia is making a healthy recovery thanks to a veterinary nurse from Taronga Wildlife Hospital.

War crimes trial for Russia?

Members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime could be prosecuted in national courts outside Syria -- and Russia could be vulnerable to prosecution for backing them -- a long-time American war crimes official told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.