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'Murder Kroger' has long lived in Atlanta lore. A major rehab may finally put the painful nickname to rest

Customers react to Atlanta's newly revamped grocery store, which was painfully nicknamed "Murder Kroger" after a shopper was shot and killed in 1991.

This football coach disarmed a student with a gun. Then he hugged him

Security video shows the moment a high school football coach disarmed a student with a shotgun, then hugs him until police arrive.

A burglar hid in a Costco for hours then stole $13K in jewelry after store closed, police say

A burglar hid in a Costco for hours, then stole $13,000 worth of jewelry after the store closed, police say.

Chicago's top cop was drinking before officers found him asleep in his car, mayor says

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks to the media following a report that he was found asleep in his car near his home.

An African American security guard asked a student to not call him the n-word. That request got him fired

Marlon Anderson, an African American security guard, told a student to stop calling him the n-word and it cost him his job. He was a security guard at Madison West High School in Wisconsin. He was called in to help the assistant principal escort a student from school grounds, he told CNN.

Here's what was inside a 132-year-old time capsule found in Utah

Archivists in Utah uncovered a time capsule filled with unexpected history. CNN affiliate KSTU reports.

A man missing for a week is found alive inside his wrecked car at the bottom of a gully

A Missouri man who'd been missing for a week was found at the bottom of a ravine by a biker. CNN affiliate KSHB reports.

Thieves pick 7,000 pounds of apples off the trees in a Michigan orchard

Apple thieves snuck onto a Michigan family farm and stole more than three tons of fruit right off of the trees. CNN affiliate WXYZ reports.

10th parent in college admissions scandal sentenced to one month in prison

CNN's Alexandra Field takes a look at the facility where actress Felicity Huffman will spend her 14-day prison sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.

5 things to know for October 18: Syria, impeachment, Brexit, GM, storms

The United Auto Workers union went on strike against General Motors. It was the first work stoppage in the US auto industry in 12 years. Now a tentative deal has been reached.

5 things to know for October 18: Syria, impeachment, Brexit, GM, storms

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis makes light of President Trump calling him "the world's most overrated general" during his keynote address at the annual Al Smith dinner, a philanthropic event where roasts are tradition.

5 things to know for October 18: Syria, impeachment, Brexit, GM, storms

All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical system is forecast to strength today before making landfall across Florida Saturday morning. Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the forecast.

A New York EMT had a stroke on the job and a colleague who tried to help had an aortic aneurysm

An emergency medical technician raced to assist a colleague who had a stroke on the job, but he fell unconscious before he could help. Both medics were in critical condition Thursday evening, according to New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

She lost her son in a shooting. Now her homeowners association wants her to move his remembrance flag

A mother, who lost her son in a workplace shooting several months ago, is battling with her homeowners association over her right to fly flags in his honor. CNN affiliate WRAL reports.

Chicago teachers strike

An estimated 25,000 educators in Chicago are on strike. They're demanding raises, more services for their students, and affordable housing.

Chicago teachers are on strike, leaving about 300,000 kids in limbo

Chicago teachers take to the streets to protest Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest district, leaving more than 360,000 students without teachers.

Identical twin babies were delivered by identical twin nurses at a Georgia hospital

A pair of identical twin nurses cared for newborn identical twin babies at a hospital in Athens, Georgia.

5 things to know for October 18: Elijah Cummings, Syria, Brexit, impeachment, quakes

Turkey's Operation Peace Spring is aimed at clearing Kurdish forces away from its border area and resettling 2 million Syrian refugees currently hosted in Turkey into a "safe zone" along the border. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the human cost to the Syrian Kurds.

5 things to know for October 18: Elijah Cummings, Syria, Brexit, impeachment, quakes

CNN's Jake Tapper reads a letter President Donald Trump sent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 9, 2019.

A state trooper pulled a man from his car seconds before it was hit by a train

A Utah state trooper heroically pulled an unconscious man from his car seconds before a train rammed into it.

Son of 'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely allegedly killed his mother before deputies shot and killed him, sheriff's office says

Police are investigating a fatal stabbing at the home of actor Ron Ely, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

5 things to know for October 16: Democratic debate, Syria, impeachment inquiry

Fort Worth, Texas, residents can be heard chanting 'we don't feel safe' during a city council meeting after a former police officer was charged with murder in the killing of Atatiana Jefferson.

5 things to know for October 16: Democratic debate, Syria, impeachment inquiry

The 2020 presidential candidates comment on the impeachment inquiry at the CNN/New York Times debate in Westerville, Ohio.

Why Christian music's biggest stars refuse to change their tune for the Trump era

Christian musicians may face backlash from fans for being political in the Trump era. Some, like Christian music star Tauren Wells, say the Bible gives them a reason for not engaging in politics.

In first interview since prison release, Cyntoia Brown tells NBC she's honored to get a second chance at life

In Cyntoia Brown's first interview since being released from prison, Brown told NBC's Lester Holt she knows many are wondering whether she's really changed.

5 things to know for October 15: Syria, Fort Worth shooting, impeachment inquiry

A flash drought (which forms relatively fast) is currently affecting the Southeast. It has caused the total area in drought to more than double in just a month. Pedram Javaheri is in and will let us know how much rain is forecast to fall.

LeBron James blames NBA-China crisis on 'misinformed' tweet by Rockets manager

Basketball superstar LeBron James has finally weighed in on the ongoing NBA-China dispute, criticizing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey as being misinformed about the situation.

Atatiana Jefferson's family felt speechless after she was fatally shot by Fort Worth police. And they want action

Adarius Carr, brother of the woman who was shot and killed in her home by Fort Worth police, reacts to what happened to his sister Atatiana Jefferson.

5 things to know for October 15: Syria, Fort Worth shooting, impeachment inquiry

12 candidates will take the stage at the CNN/NYT Democratic Presidential Debate in Westerville, Ohio.

A man showed up to a California police department with a body in his car and admitted to killing four people

A man walked into a California police department and told officers he had killed four people, police say.

Former Fort Worth officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson refuses to speak with detectives about what happened

Atatiana Jefferson was killed by a Fort Worth Police officer in her home. Hours after the police department released the edited bodycam footage from the officer, he resigned, was arrested and charged with murder.

Atatiana Jefferson's nephew watched her get killed by Fort Worth police. The aunt may have saved the boy's life

An attorney and the family of the woman shot and killed in her home by Fort Worth police demand the officer be charged.

Not everything you learned about Christopher Columbus is true

A copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 that was stolen from the Vatican Library and found in the United States has been returned.

5 things to know for October 14: Syria, Fort Worth shooting, impeachment

A disturbing video of a fake President Donald Trump shooting, assaulting and stabbing his critics and the media was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times.

5 things to know for October 14: Syria, Fort Worth shooting, impeachment

The southeastern US has received some rain but not enough to begin to squelch the extreme drought conditions from the Carolinas to Texas. More rain is forecast for this week. Ivan Cabrera has the forecast on what to expect.

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

State police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who was thrown from a ride at a harvest festival in Deerfield Township, New Jersey.

Amber Alert issued for a 3-year-old girl abducted at a birthday party in Alabama

An Amber Alert has been issued in Alabama for 3-year-old Kamille McKinney, who goes by the nickname "Cupcake," after police say she was lured away from a birthday party with candy. CNN affiliate WBMA has the story.

Pennsylvania teacher on leave without pay after racist tirade recorded by parent

A Pennsylvania teacher was put on administrative leave without pay after a video surfaced showing her use racist language against a parent she'd gotten into a fender bender with.

Two teenage boys were charged after a woman was killed by a falling log in an Ohio park

Ohio police arrested two 16-year-old boys on charges of reckless homicide after 44-year-old photographer Victoria Schafer was killed by a falling log in Hocking Hills State Park. CNN affiliate WLWT has the story.

Lawyer for slain woman's family says Fort Worth police should not be investigating themselves

A black woman was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth, Texas, home after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman's front door was open, police said.

Here's what we know about the Fort Worth police shooting

A black woman was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth, Texas, home after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman's front door was open, police said.

Angels official provided Tyler Skaggs with oxycodone for years, lawyer says

A top public relations official with the Los Angeles Angels provided oxycodone to Tyler Skaggs and abused the drug with him before the pitcher died earlier this year, according to a report from ESPN.

A man barged into a church and shot at a bride and the bishop. Police want to know if it's tied to another shooting

Police in New Hampshire are investigating what led a man to barge into a church and open fire during a wedding. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports the shooter injured the bride and bishop who was presiding over the ceremony before guests tackled him.

A Republican candidate for sheriff preemptively released a photo of himself in blackface

Craig Stivender, a Republican sheriff candidate in South Carolina, released a campaign ad that includes a photo of himself wearing blackface at a party 10 years ago. He said he values honesty and transparency, but critics say the video is missing an apology.

2 people confirmed killed in Southern California wildfires as thousands of evacuees return home

Firefighters in Southern California are working around-the-clock to contain fast-moving wildfires. CNN's Paul Vercammen spoke with Granada Hills, California, resident Eyad Jarjour, who said neighbors alerted him to the looming Saddleridge Fire.

Georgia college students burned the books of a Latina author

Students at Georgia Southern University burned the books of Cuban-American author Jennine Capó Crucet on a grill following a lecture in which she argued with participants about white privilege and diversity.

40 horses were rescued from a burning ranch in California

Forty horses trapped at an equestrian center in Sylmar, California, during the Saddleridge Fire were rescued after a ranch worker reached out for help on social media.

Search resumes for worker missing in New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel building site collapse that killed 2

A construction site for the future Hard Rock Hotel collapsed, closing several city blocks and sparking a mandatory evacuation

A man barged into a church and shot at a bride and the bishop. Police want to know if it's tied to another shooting

A wedding was underway when a gunman started shooting at a church in Pelham, New Hampshire, according to police. Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark shares the preliminary investigation's findings.

1 killed and 2 missing after Hard Rock Hotel construction collapses in New Orleans

A partial collapse of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans left at least one person dead and more than a dozen people injured.

Family finds $600,000 worth of cocaine floating near a South Carolina beach

A family on vacation at Fripp Island in South Carolina found $600k of cocaine while walking on the beach.

Brooklyn shooting leaves four dead

At least four people are dead after a shooting in an illegal gambling location in Brooklyn, New York, says NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea

He sold illegal AR-15s. Feds agreed to let him go free to avoid hurting gun control efforts

An undercover ATF probe showed that a suspect sold illegal AR-15s to convicted felons. So why did he walk free after cutting a deal with federal authorities? CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

California fires around northern Los Angeles

The Saddleridge Fire started on Oct. 10 and exploded to more than 4,000 acres overnight.

Joaquin's dad died in the line of duty, so dozens of police came to watch his first football game

Police in Mission, Texas, are going beyond the call of duty for the family of an officer killed in the line of duty. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Boxing champ Errol Spence Jr. hospitalized after being ejected from Ferrari in Dallas

Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. received non-life-threatening injuries after being ejected from his Ferrari during an early-morning crash outside a Dallas sports bar.

A wildfire has swept into northern Los Angeles. Tens of thousands are under a mandatory evacuation order

A fast-moving wildfire skipped over two freeways and raced toward residential areas in northern Los Angeles -- one of several blazes fueled by gusty winds in the region. CNN's Nick Watt has the details.

5 things to know for October 11: Impeachment inquiry, Brexit, NBA controversy

Cell phone video from 2018 shows Rudy Giuliani with his two associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were recently arrested for allegedly funneling foreign money into US political campaigns.

5 things to know for October 11: Impeachment inquiry, Brexit, NBA controversy

An oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was hit and damaged by two missiles, Iranian state news IRNA reported. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen has more.

A 3-year-old girl was abducted and then found at a church. Police are still looking for the suspect

Greensboro, North Carolina, police say a day after 3-year-old Ahlora Lindiment was abducted from a playground in Greensboro, North Carolina, she was seen standing alone in front of a church.

5 things to know for October 11: Impeachment inquiry, Brexit, NBA controversy

Coastal flooding in the Northeast, blizzard conditions in the Dakotas and fire threats in the southwest call for a hazardous start to the weekend. CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the latest.

A memory card found on the street contained videos of a woman's murder. Police in Alaska arrested the man they think did it

A 48-year-old man in Alaska has been charged with murder after authorities said an SD card found on the street contained videos and pictures of him killing a woman.

He helps seniors skydive, parasail and cross off other bucket list adventures

Many senior citizens are learning that it's never too late for an adventure, thanks to Webb Weiman. Whether it's skydiving or race car driving, he's making their bucket list wishes come true.

He helps seniors skydive, parasail and cross off other bucket list adventures

For CNN Hero Webb Weiman, helping a 90-year-old woman realize her dream of skydiving was just the beginning. He's on a mission to help seniors live life to the fullest by turning their bucket lists into reality.

Montgomery, Alabama's first black mayor-elect says he wants his city seen as a part of the New South

Montgomery, Alabama, perhaps best known for its role as the center of the civil rights movement in America, has just elected its first black mayor, Steven Reed.

Transgender woman describes hate-filled attack that almost killed her

CNN's Sara Sidner speaks with a transgender woman about the hate-filled attack that almost killed her, and reports on the disturbing rise in hate crimes against the transgender community in the US.

Johnson & Johnson has to pay $8 billion after male breast growth linked to antipsychotic drug, jury says

Thirteen thousand men are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying the bipolar drug Risperdal gave them breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia.

A man was filmed firing an AK-47 at a convenience store customer. His lawyer says it's self-defense

Newly released surveillance video shows a store owner using an AK-47 to shoot a man. His attorney says it was in self-defense.

An 8-year-old girl wasn't allowed to take her school picture because of her red hair extensions

An 8-year-old girl in Michigan said she felt "singled out" after being blocked from getting her school picture taken because of her hairstyle.

The Eagles have announced a full-album 'Hotel California' tour

The Eagles are embarking on a nationwide tour in 2020 where they'll play the entire track list of "Hotel California" from beginning to end.

PG&E has begun cutting power across parts of Northern California. Nearly 800,000 customers will be affected

Some Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers in Northern California are having their power turned off in an effort to prevent starting a wildfire with the windy and dry conditions projected in the weather forecast.

PG&E has begun cutting power across parts of Northern California. Nearly 800,000 customers will be affected

A storm system developing off the Carolina coasts will quickly push north and batter coastal areas from Delaware to Massachusetts. Out West, a powerful storm is moving in prompting advisories for wildfires and cause blizzard like conditions for the Northern Plains. Pedram Javaheri has the latest.

5 things to know for October 9: Impeachment, Turkey, power outages, Ecuador, STDs

CNN's asks Steven Reed about the historical significance of being the first black American to be elected mayor of Montgomery, Alabama.

5 things to know for October 9: Impeachment, Turkey, power outages, Ecuador, STDs

CNN affiliate KGO has the story on the power outages which could affect almost 2 million people across California.

Penn State football player receives letter criticizing his dreadlocks

Penn State football coach James Franklin reacts to a letter sent to safety Jonathan Sutherland that criticized him for his long dreadlocks.

Joshua Brown, the slain Amber Guyger trial witness, was killed in a drug deal gone wrong, police say

Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of the shooting their neighbor in his own apartment, was shot and killed during a drug deal gone wrong, says Assistant Chief Avery Moore.

This judge came under fire for a hug and a Bible. Now Tammy Kemp explains her actions after the Amber Guyger trial

Judge Tammy Kemp told CNN's Ed Lavandera what was going through her mind when she hugged Amber Guyger and gave her her bible.

DA identifies family of 5 shot and killed in their Massachusetts home

An 11-year-old girl, 9-year-old twins, and their parents were found shot dead in their Massachusetts home Monday morning, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz.

Mattel unveils its new career doll: Judge Barbie

Mattel unveiled the Barbie Judge doll, its 2019 Barbie Career of the Year doll. HLN's Jennifer Westhoven reports.

The FBI needs your help identifying victims of Samuel Little, America's most prolific serial killer

Samuel Little, 79, confessed to strangling 93 victims between 1970 and 2005 last year -- triple the number of victims that Ted Bundy confessed to killing. Now, the FBI is asking the public to help identify more victims of the man they say is America's most prolific serial killer. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

5 things to know for October 8: Turkey, Impeachment, China, power outage, Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown was a key witness in the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who was convicted of shooting and killing her neighbor, Botham Jean.

Groom sexually assaulted a bridesmaid days before getting married, police say

A husband-to-be allegedly sexually assaulted a "black out" drunk bridesmaid at a wedding event in the Poconos just two days before getting married.

Michigan boy suffers second degree burns in 'fire challenge'

12-year-old Jason Cleary is recovering from second degree burns after being set ablaze in what is being described as a social media challenge. His mother Tabitha Cleary of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, told a reporter for CNN affiliate WDIV that her son suffered second degree burns to his chin, chest and stomach after he was set on fire at a friend's house. Tabitha Cleary did not immediately respond to CNN's request for further comment.

This record-breaking pumpkin is heavier than a small car and big enough to fit inside

Connecticut resident Alex Noel set a new record for the heaviest pumpkin at the annual Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts. CNN affiliate WBZ has the story.

Nevada wildlife officials warn hunters about 'zombie' deer

Nevada wildlife officials are warning hunters to be on the lookout for deer infected with Chronic Wasting Disease, also known as "zombie" deer.

Alex Trebek says his pancreatic cancer may mean the end of his time at 'Jeopardy!'

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek opens up about his own mortality as he continues to go through treatments for stage four pancreatic cancer.

Joshua Brown was thrust into a spotlight he didn't want at ex-cop's murder trial. He was killed 10 days later

Joshua Brown was a key witness in in the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of shooting and killing their neighbor in his own home. Brown was shot and killed at his new home five miles from his former apartment complex.

Homeless opera singer performs first concert after going viral online

Homeless opera singer Emily Zamourka performs at the Historic Little Italy celebration after a video of her singing in the Los Angeles subway went viral.

Jay Gruden fired by Washington Redskins after the team's winless start

Jay Gruden is out as head coach of the Washington Redskins. He was fired after the team's 0-5 start to the season.

5 things to know for October 7: Turkey, whistleblowers, protests, bar shooting, NYC attacks

Warm weather will be replaced by rain and cooler temperatures for the beginning of the work week. The hot and cold seasonal roller coaster will continue with a shot of Arctic air late week. Pedram Javaheri has the details on who could see the chilly temperatures.

A teenager died trying to save his family from a car that plunged into a Delaware canal

Three young members of one family are dead and another is missing after police say a vehicle plunged into a canal in Delaware.

5 things to know for October 7: Turkey, whistleblowers, protests, bar shooting, NYC attacks

Rip Taylor, the confetti-tossing actor and comedian, has died at 84, according to his publicist.

5 things to know for October 8: Turkey, Impeachment, China, power outage, Joshua Brown

A drone video appearing to show hundreds of blindfolded men being led from a train in China has raised new concerns over the ongoing crackdown on Muslim Uyghurs in the far western region of Xinjiang.

5 things to know for October 7: Turkey, whistleblowers, protests, bar shooting, NYC attacks

A "skeleton thin" dog was rescued after surviving for weeks in rubble left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

5 things to know for October 7: Turkey, whistleblowers, protests, bar shooting, NYC attacks

More than two years after she was shot in the head and left for dead, 17-year-old Deserae Turner was crowned homecoming queen of Green Canyon High School in Utah. CNN affiliate KSTU reports.

12-year-old boy shot while riding in family's truck in Houston

A 12-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was shot while riding in his family's truck in Houston, police said.

Joshua Brown was thrust into a spotlight he didn't want at ex-cop's murder trial. He was killed 10 days later

Ten days after Botham Jean's neighbor Joshua Brown testified in the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger as a key witness, he was gunned down at his apartment complex, according to attorney Lee Merritt.

A rowdy deer crashed through a Long Island salon window, wreaking havoc on haircuts

Salon customers and staff in Long Island, New York, were startled when a buck crashed through the window and buzzed through the salon, disrupting haircuts in progress.

A key witness in ex-cop Amber Guyger's murder trial was shot to death in Dallas

Joshua Brown, who was a key witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, was fatally shot in the parking lot of his apartment complex, according to attorney Lee Merritt.

Kansas City bar shooting leaves 4 people dead and 5 wounded

Four people were killed and five were injured in a shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, police said.

Explosion at California Oktoberfest celebration leaves 4 injured

An underground electrical vault exploded at a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, leaving four people injured, according to authorities.

This teen wasn't allowed into her homecoming dance because she was wearing a jumpsuit

Seventeen-year-old Darcy Krueger was not allowed in her Florida high school's homecoming dance because she broke the school's dress code by wearing a jumpsuit, rather than a dress.

4 homeless men were killed in New York City's Chinatown area, apparently while they slept, police say

Four homeless men were killed -- and a fifth seriously injured -- around Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood when someone struck their heads with metal, apparently while they were sleeping, according to New York City police.

California city hit by series of weird weather events, including tornado and hail

Remarkable video shows a twister in Davis, California. Earlier that day the area saw heavy hail storms and later recorded record low temperatures.

5 things to know for September 17: Saudi Arabia, Israel, politics, Ecuador

Netflix dominates the streaming world right now. But with a lot more competition on the horizon, that dominance might soon come into question.

Strong winds send restaurant employee flying onto roof

A group of employees were setting up tents for an event at The Esso Club in Clemson, South Carolina, when a huge gust of wind sent one man flying in the air.

5 things to know for October 4: Impeachment, Paris, Haiti, Bernie Sanders, EEE

Today is the final day of record heat for much of the southeast. CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the latest and who will see an end to the summer temperatures.

Despite 14 stitches and a black eye, Jimmy Carter is back building homes

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for more than 30 years. In that time, they have helped build more than 4,000 homes.

A 21-year-old was sentenced to 10 days in jail after he overslept for jury duty

A 21-year-old Florida man who overslept and missed jury duty for a civil case spent 10 days in jail, must complete 30 hours of community service and has probation for three months. CNN affiliate WPTV reports.

Deported veteran Miguel Perez sworn in as US citizen

US Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr., who served two tours in Afghanistan, has been deported to Mexico due to a 2010 drug conviction.

A man who traveled from Norway to Florida to surprise his father-in-law was accidentally shot dead by him instead

At a press conference on October 3, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson described the case as a "really sad occurrence."

A Florida woman made dozens of pipe bombs and intended to hurt people, sheriff says

A Florida woman has been arrested for allegedly making two dozen pipe bombs with the intent of using them to hurt people, the Hillsborough County Sheriff said.

Kim Kardashian West tweets support for 'Making a Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey

Kim Kardashian West is lending her support to the petition for clemency for Brendan Dassey, one of the men at the center of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer."

5 things to know for October 3: Impeachment, Iraq, B-17 crash, Brexit, economy

After a failed deployment in 2018, The Ocean Cleanup has now developed a massive floating system it says will be capable of cleaning up 90% of ocean plastic by the year 2040.

Mom of the Year dressed up as a massive pink unicorn to surprise her daughter at the bus stop

Somer Scandridge surprised her daughter in a unicorn costume at the bus stop.

An 80-year-old man shot three people at his retirement community in Washington, police say

An elderly man was arrested in a shooting that left one dead and two others injured at a retirement community in Washington state.

Police say mother tells children to take off seat belts before purposefully crashing van

A Florida woman is facing attempted murder charges after police say she told her four children to unbuckle their seat belts and then purposefully drove a minivan into a tree.

A teenager allegedly impersonated a police officer and pulled over a car

Newly released body camera video shows the moment a police officer came in contact with a teenager who was arrested for impersonating a police officer. The teen has pleaded not guilty.

5 things to know for October 4: Impeachment, Paris, Haiti, Bernie Sanders, EEE

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig says newly revealed text messages between US diplomats and Ukrainian officials provide evidence that President Trump was pushing investigations to help his political campaign.

5 things to know for October 4: Impeachment, Paris, Haiti, Bernie Sanders, EEE

Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, the parents of an Aurora shooting victim, express concerns over the storyline for the newly released film "Joker." The movie is being released by Warner Bros., which is a unit of WarnerMedia, as is CNN and HLN.

60-year-old bank employee honored for fighting off an armed robber

A bank teller in Texas successfully fought off a suspected serial robber after he entered the bank with a gun. HLN's Robin Meade has the details.

The decreasing crime numbers in Chicago are little comfort to families impacted by violence

CNN's Omar Jimenez looks at the Chicago murder rate and its impact on families whose lives are forever changed.

Chicago residents turn a neglected house into a thriving community center

Working to transform a turbulent Chicago neighborhood from surviving to thriving, CNN Hero Robbin Carroll's nonprofit taps into the wisdom and expertise of the community's elders.

Chicago residents turn a neglected house into a thriving community center

Police and community members come together for candid discussions about healing their Chicago neighborhood. It's just one way CNN Hero Robbin Carroll's nonprofit is working to bring peace to West Englewood.

Chicago residents turn a neglected house into a thriving community center

Frustrated by the ongoing violence in Chicago, Robbin Carroll joined forces with residents of a turbulent neighborhood ready to take back their community. Together, they're building a haven for peace and healing.

A 9-year-old accidentally won a 10K race after missing a turn

A Minnesota boy came out ahead of several adults despite running a race that was twice as long as he signed up for

A Texas cheerleader jumped off a homecoming float to save a choking boy

Rockwall High School cheerleader Tyra Winters is being called a hero after saving a choking toddler in crowd.

A baby born with part of his skull missing beat the odds. He's the first with the condition to survive past birth

7-month-old Lucas Santa Maria was born with a rare cranial condition that left him missing a large piece of his skull. WABC's Toni Yates reports that Lucas is the only baby known to have survived this condition.

Subway singer has an emotional reunion with the officer who recorded viral performance

Touching video shows Emily Zamourka, a homeless woman who was filmed by a LAPD officer singing opera in a subway station, reuniting with the officer behind the viral video. She has been offered a record deal following the video's popularity.

Mounted officer said 'this is gonna look really bad' before leading an arrested man down the street in Galveston

Galveston Police released body cam video of the controversial arrest of Donald Neely who was arrested and led handcuffed down the street by two officers mounted on horses.

Emotions run high in and outside of courtroom after Amber Guyger sentenced to 10 years for Botham Jean's murder

Moments after Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10-years in prison for Botham Jean's murder, Botham's younger brother, Brandt Jean, gave a victim statement and hugged Guyger.

At least 22 paratroopers were injured after a nighttime military exercise went wrong at Camp Shelby

A military training exercise at Camp Shelby left at least 22 paratroopers injured, but authorities don't know what went wrong during the night jump to land them there.

He applied for a green card. Then the FBI came calling

The Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program is an obscure federal program affecting some Muslim immigrants across the US, like Mehdi Ostadhassan, leaving them living in limbo.

5 things to know for October 3: Impeachment, Iraq, B-17 crash, Brexit, economy

Curfews and internet blockages have been imposed in parts of Iraq, as officials react to mass protests against unemployment, government corruption and lack of basic services. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

A doctor donated sperm 30 years ago. Now he has at least 17 kids, lawsuit alleges

When an Oregon medical student was asked to donate sperm in 1989, he was promised that only five offspring would be born, according to a lawsuit alleging a clinic violated the agreement by allowing the birth of at least 17 babies. KOIN's Velena Jones reports.

A North Carolina man just won a $750,000 lawsuit after suing his wife's lover

A man in North Carolina just won a $750,000 lawsuit based on a "homewrecker" law, which now exists in just a handful of states across the country.

5 things to know for October 3: Impeachment, Iraq, B-17 crash, Brexit, economy

Seven people are dead after a World War II-era B-17 bomber crashed into a de-icing facility at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, officials said.

Amber Guyger gets 10-year murder sentence for fatally shooting Botham Jean

Former Dallas policewoman Amber Guyger has been given a 10-year murder sentence for fatally shooting Botham Jean in his Dallas apartment by a Texas jury.

California tech executive found dead after kidnapping, sheriff's office says

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said that deputies found a car belonging to tech executive, Tushar Atre, who was kidnapped in the early morning hours. CNN affiliate KGO reports.

A teen surprised his life-long best friend with a homecoming invitation. The whole school cheered

David Cowan and Saris Garcia, both high school students who have Down syndrome, went viral with a homecoming proposal video that was viewed millions of times.

Oprah donates $1.15 million to help minority students succeed in college

Oprah Winfrey surprised United Negro College Fund when she announced she would be donating over $1 million to help students attend college.

When an 8-year-old boy lost all his toys in a house fire, his classmates surprised him with a toy drive

8-year-old Daniel got a very special surprise from his third-grade classmates after his family lost almost everything in a house fire.

A San Diego backyard shed is for rent for $1,050 a month

There is a shed in a backyard in San Diego that has been converted to a studio apartment up for rent for $1,050 per month.

Officials report fatalities after a WWII-era B-17 bomber crashed at a Connecticut airport

A World War II-era aircraft crashed at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport, and a fire and rescue operation is underway.

A doorbell camera caught a man assaulting his ex-girlfriend, police say

A neighbor's doorbell camera caught a man assaulting and dragging his ex-girlfriend by her hair, according to police.

Chicago school forced a coatless boy out into the cold and lied about it, lawsuit says

A Chicago elementary school made a 9-year-old boy leave the building coatless and in short sleeves following a pattern of abuse, according to a lawsuit filed in a US district court in Illinois. Chicago Public School spokesperson Emily Bolton said the security involved has been fired and the principal's actions are being investigated.

A man in Florida was arrested for cutting brake lines on dozens of electric scooters

Police in Florida arrested a man for cutting the brakes on over a dozen electric scooters, after more than 140 scooters were vandalized in the area.

Deputy of the Month ceremony ends with commissioner berating an honoree

Commissioner Mike Gelin of Tamarac, Florida, publicly confronted a police officer who was being presented with an award, saying the officer falsely arrested him in 2015.

A 15-year-old died protecting his little sister during a burglary, authorities say

Authorities in Port Charlotte, Florida, said a 15-year-old boy named Khyler Erdman was killed while trying to protect his home and 5-year-old sister from a burglar.

A four-man FBI team rescued 150 as Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston

With first responders overwhelmed during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, a team of FBI SWAT team agents rallied to join in the rescue effort. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

A Texas man fatally shoots intruder and then goes back to bed

Dallas resident James Michael Meyer, who fatally shot a backyard intruder and then went back to bed, has now been charged with murder, according to police. CNN affiliate KTVT reports.

5 things to know for October 1: Politics, Boris Johnson, Amber Guyger, college sports

Flash flooding could impact a 1200 mile swath extending from the southern edge of New Mexico all the way to Lake Michigan. There is also a record heat wave impacting the eastern US. Pedram Javaheri has the details. .

Arizona man killed a 6-year-old boy trying to 'cast the demon out,' police say

An Arizona man forced hot water down a 6-year-old boy's throat, killing him in an attempt to "cast the demon out," police said in a criminal complaint. The man was arrested on a federal charge of first degree murder.

A convicted murderer escaped from an Arkansas jail, and it's not his first time

An inmate serving a life sentence without parole for a charge of capital murder has escaped from an Arkansas jail for the second time.

Father of three dies after being struck by lightning during a trail race

Thomas Stanley died after he was struck by lightning shortly before he finished the FlatRock 50K trail race in Independence, Kansas, a Facebook post from the organizers of the race said.

A girl who claimed white classmates cut her dreadlocks admits she made the story up, school says

The family of a 12-year-old girl who accused her classmates of cutting her dreadlocks now says she made the story up and is apologizing.

Chrissy Teigen shares heartwarming video of John Legend singing to son Miles

Singer John Legend and his son play "My Favorite Things" on the piano in a video posted by his wife Chrissy Teigen.

3 of 4 prisoners who overpowered Ohio jail guards have been captured in North Carolina

Three of four men who escaped an Ohio jail after overpowering two guards have been captured at a Red Roof Inn in North Carolina, authorities said.

5 things to know for September 30: Whistleblower, Jamal Khashoggi, Hong Kong, snow

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denied any personal involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi but took full responsibility as the country's leader during a CBS "60 Minutes" interview.

A Georgia hunter was shot and killed after being mistaken for a deer

A Georgia hunter was fatally shot after being mistaken for a deer by another person in his hunting party, police said.

Florida family mourns the loss of hero pit bull, who died protecting their children from a venomous snake

The Richardson family shares home video and photos of their puppy Zeus, who died protecting their children from a venomous coral snake.

5 things to know for September 30: Whistleblower, Jamal Khashoggi, Hong Kong, snow

CNN senior political analyst David Gergen reacts to President Donald Trump's tweets attacking the whistleblower whose complaint about the President led to an impeachment inquiry.

Toby Keith and a veterans' group teamed up to give a wounded Marine an all-terrain wheelchair

Before country music star Toby Keith took the stage for his concert in Pittsburgh, he had a special gift for retired Marine Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh.

Sightseeing helicopter crashes at Pennsylvania fair

Three people were hurt when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, police told CNN affiliate WBRE.

NYPD officer investigating gang activity was shot dead in the Bronx

New York Police Department Officer Brian Mulkeen, who had over six years of service, was shot dead in the Bronx, authorities said.

Montana is blanketed in almost two feet of snow and it's not even October yet

Parts of the US are seeing blizzard conditions before October has even begun. CNN's Allison Chinchar has the latest on the winter weather affecting seven states in the West.

Category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo churns through the Atlantic, may hit Azores Tuesday

Hurricane Lorenzo strengthened into a Category 4 storm as it churned in the central Atlantic, heading toward the Azores. CNN's Allison Chinchar has the latest forecast.

Family sues Best Buy after deliveryman allegedly bludgeons, burns customer

A week after 75-year-old Evelyn Smith Udell paid Best Buy for delivery and installation of her new washer and dryer, police say she was bludgeoned and set on fire in her Florida home by one of the deliverymen. CNN affiliate WPEC reports.

Thieves steal 50,000 apples from an Indiana orchard

Thieves stole 50,000 apples from an Indiana orchard. CNN affiliate WSBT has the story.

Oregon woman charged with serving meth-laced bean dip

Cassandra Medina-Hernandez is under arrest after police say she shared bean dip with an extra ingredient: methamphetamine.

Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter Apple Martin look exactly alike in this rare Instagram photo

Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's U-turn from Oscar-winning actress to C-suite executive

The man accused of killing Texas county's first Sikh deputy was wanted for parole violation, officials say

The dashcam of a Texas sheriff's deputy helped identify his alleged killer, who was arrested within hours of the fatal shooting at a business less than a mile from the scene, authorities said. CNN's Natasha Chen reports.

A 12-year-old African-American girl says her white classmates pinned her down and cut her dreadlocks

A 12-year-old African-American girl said three of her classmates pinned her down at school and cut several of her dreadlocks. CNN's Rene Marsh has the details.

Billie Eilish just announced another world tour

Billie Eilish talks her upcoming world tour, her sprained ankle and the inspiration behind her hit album on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Sandeep Dhaliwal made history as Harris County's first Sikh deputy. Here's why the community loved him

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez describes the late Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal as a hero and a trailblazer in the community during a press conference.

A gunman in Texas was targeting drivers needing roadside help, police said

A person suspected of shooting two people and killing one in Ector County, Texas, is in custody as of Friday evening, according to the Ector County Sheriff's Department.

A teacher has been reassigned after a quiz included criticism of President Trump

A Florida teacher has been reassigned after a parent complained about a question on his child's quiz that involved President Donald Trump. CNN affiliate WPTV reports.

A 12-year-old African-American girl says her white classmates pinned her down and cut her dreadlocks

A 12-year-old African-American girl says three of her white male classmates pinned her down and cut several of her dreadlocks, according to reports from CNN affiliate WJLA .

Skydiver dies after crashing into big rig trailer on California highway

A 28-year-old woman died after she hit a big rig truck during her descent.

5 things to know for September 27: Whistleblower, Syria, Legionnaires', El Paso, snow

The owners of a famous cave in Hannibal, Missouri, named for Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, say they have finally found the writer's signature after decades of searching.

5 things to know for September 27: Whistleblower, Syria, Legionnaires', El Paso, snow

In audio obtained by the Los Angeles Times, President Donald Trump says that whoever provided the whistleblower with information about his call with the Ukrainian President is "close to a spy," adding that in the old days spies were dealt with differently.

California real estate agent attack spurs more reports from alleged victims

A California real estate agent was attacked during an open house by a man she said had been to her showing before. CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS reports.

A mother says a teacher cut off a chunk of a girl's hair because she wouldn't stop playing with it

Jillian Miglionico says her daughter's math teacher took off a three-inch chunk of her hair after he told her to stop playing with it.

The second-largest gift to a US university was pledged to Caltech. It's being used for climate research

Greta Thunberg is joined by teen activists from all over the world fighting for action against climate change.

Parents demand answers after 13-year-old allegedly bullied to death at school

Mourners for a 13-year-old California boy, who died from injuries sustained in an attack by students at his school, angrily confronted the school system's superintendent at a vigil.

A teacher has apologized for telling students to write captions for photos of freed slaves and to 'make it funny'

A New York teacher has been placed on leave after asking three classes of students to write "funny" captions to images depicting slavery.

Health insurance CEO resigns after DUI arrest becomes public

Patrick Conway, the CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, is facing several charges including one count of driving while impaired, one count of reckless driving and two counts of misdemeanor child neglect stemming from a June 22 incident.

Mattel just launched a gender-inclusive doll line

Mattel launched a line of gender-inclusive dolls called "Creatable World." The line's premise is all about customization -- of hair, clothes and accessories -- creating a toy that isn't dictated by gender norms.

5 things to know for September 26: Impeachment, Israel, vaping, police shooting trial

Above average temperatures will continue for the next 10 days from New England down to the Gulf Coast as temperatures will remain 5-15° above average. Out in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Karen is still forecast to turn towards the US. Pedram Javaheri has the latest on the heat and if Karen will pose a threat to the US mainland.

San Francisco neighbors erect boulders to keep the homeless away

A group of San Francisco neighbors sought out a solution to deter drug dealers and the homeless from staying on their street. CNN affiliate KGO's Luz Pena reports.

A five-year-old barely escaped as a coyote chased her in her front yard

A 5-year-old girl told her mother there was a coyote in their front yard. The security camera shows she wasn't exaggerating.

This police department's Tesla ran low on power during a pursuit

HLN's Clark Howard describes what it's like to drive the electric Tesla Model S. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.

Texas Ranger says ex-Dallas cop who killed Botham Jean was reasonable to feel threatened, but a jury won't hear it

Judge Tammy Kemp doubled over in disappointment after learning the Dallas Co. DA gave a TV interview about the Amber Guyger murder trial despite a gag order.

A police officer showed a teen how to tie his tie during a traffic stop

Park City, Utah, police officer Mike Carrillo helped a teen tie his tie before the teen's homecoming dance after stopping the teen's mom for speeding. When the teen's mom, Christy Carter, explained why she was speeding, the officer offered to help. Carter shared a video of the moment online and the internet fell in love.

Coast Guard captures 'narco sub' carrying $165 million in cocaine

The US Coast Guard seized a 40-foot semi-submersible carrying 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $165 million. Officers arrested four alleged smugglers, but left 11,000 pounds of cocaine on the vessel.

Good Samaritans scrambled under a subway train to save a 5-year-old girl

A 5-year-old girl's rescue was captured on video after she was pulled down to subway tracks in her father's arms. The girl's father was pronounced dead at the scene.

5 things to know for September 25: Impeachment, climate, Zimbabwe, Navy suicides

Late-night hosts poke fun at President Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into the president. CNN's Rosemary Church has more.

An 11-year-old South Carolina boy drove 200 miles to live with a stranger he met on Snapchat, police say

An 11-year-old boy from South Carolina drove 200 miles to meet a stranger he met on Snapchat before a police officer stopped him, Charleston police said. CNN affiliate WCIV reports.

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