NEWS

Recent attacks renew fears for Christians

Christians aren't the only victims of attacks by ISIS and Al-Shabaab, but there's a horrific pattern emerging.

Vatican possible target of al Qaeda cell in Italy

Italian authorities launched a "vast anti-terrorism operation" Friday, going after suspects associated with al Qaeda who allegedly had discussed a range of targets, including the Vatican.

3 guilty in band hazing death

The last three defendants prosecuted in the hazing death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion were convicted Friday of manslaughter and hazing with the result of death, reported CNN affiliate WFTV.

Weinstein family paid captors

The payment did not lead to the American aid worker's release. He later died in a U.S. strike. FULL STORY

No seat belt for Freddie Gray, and 'no excuses'

Freddie Gray was not buckled into a seat in the back of a police van while being transported following his arrest, police said Friday amid wide-ranging speculation over what happened to leave the Baltimore man with a broken back.

Police paralyze unarmed man

CNN's Alina Machado reports on a police dashcam video that shows an officer shooting an unarmed suspect in Palm Beach, Florida.

Wounded vet: Frat spit on us

The University of Florida and Emory University are investigating allegations that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members disrespected wounded war veterans last weekend at Panama City Beach, Florida, by spitting, urinating and pouring beer on them.

Obama sharpens wits for dinner

Here's some advice: If you've crossed Barack Obama in the last year, you might want to stay home on Saturday night.

Huge magma reserve found

Reserves of hot rock under Yellowstone are magnitudes greater than previously thought. FULL STORY

2 rural counties, 142 HIV cases

The number of new HIV infections in a rural Indiana county has grown, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The institute is working with state health leaders to control the "severe outbreak," which has spread among users of a prescription opioid called Opana.

Obama breaks promise for 7th time

This week is the 100th anniversary of what many historians acknowledge as the Armenian genocide -- the Turkish massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians

'Everybody Loves Raymond' actor kills self

Sawyer Sweeten, the adorable child star who charmed fans for a decade on "Everybody Loves Raymond," committed suicide early Thursday, his sister Madylin Sweeten said in a statement.

'Dark Knight Returns' gets new sequel

The Dark Knight returns... again.

Straight teen asks gay best friend to prom

When high school junior Jacob Lescenski couldn't find a date for prom, he thought he'd ask his best friend to go with him.

'SNL' star encouraged not to do THIS

"SNL's" Cecily Strong is the fourth female comedian to host the White House Correspondents Dinner. CNN's Poppy Harlow talks to her about the event.

How to survive a drinking session in Korea

Most companies in South Korea have hoesik at least once a month and sometimes every week.

Cop jumps fence into yard, kills dog

A homeowner's rottweiler was shot and killed by a deputy, who jumped the fence into the yard. It is all captured on body camera. CNN affiliate WFTS reports.

Huge volcano eruption fills Chile's sky

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday, spewing a giant funnel of ash into the sky near the city of Puerto Montt. View pictures of the eruption.

Look at trees in a different way

It all started by looking up.

Mom pens heartbreaking obituary before dying of cancer

A Massachusetts woman wrote her own moving obituary before she lost her years-long battle with cancer. CNN affiliate WFXT reports.

The evolution of Bruce Jenner

From Olympian, to reality TV star: the many stages of Bruce Jenner's fame. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Caught napping on the job

Watch people nabbed napping in the air and on the air. CNN's Jeanne Moos won't put you to sleep with this report about on the job napping.

102-year-old sees younger self dance for first time

Alice Barker, now 102, spent her youth as a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance.