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Two yachts were just destroyed in a fire. They were worth over $20 million

Over $20 million worth of property went up in flames in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where two multimillion-dollar yachts were destroyed in a fire.

Maryland teacher arrested after fighting with student, police say

A teacher at Largo High School, Maryland, is facing assault charges following a violent incident involving a 17-year-old student that was caught on camera.

Social activities at Syracuse University fraternities suspended following racist incidents

All social activities of fraternities at Syracuse University have been suspended for the remainder of the fall semester following the latest in a string of incidents involving racism, according to a letter from Chancellor Kent Syverud posted to the university website.

A bus crashes into a semi truck, splitting it in half and leaving 19 people hospitalized

A charter bus hit an overturned tractor-trailer filled with mail after its driver lost control in Virginia. Authorities believe heavy fog and icy roads caused the accident.

New details emerge about a Boston Marathon bomber's alleged participation in a 2011 triple homicide

From the moment two bombs exploded on the Boston Marathon finish line, authorities were in a race to find those responsible. It was a manhunt that ultimately led to a city on lockdown, with police going door-to-door in search of a suspect, later to be found hiding on a boat in a backyard.

The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core?

CNN's Michael Smerconish looks into why 50 years later some people still insist the Apollo 11 moon landing was a hoax, despite decades worth of evidence.

He was shot 5 times at the El Paso Walmart and spent 2 months at hospitals. This is his fight to get back his life

The Walmart shooting in El Paso killed 22 people. For the soccer coach who lost his father and was shot five times, the wounds are still healing and the mental recovery has just begun.

Florida couple gives birth to boy thanks to 'Win a Baby' contest

A Florida couple that won a "Win a Baby" contest hosted by a local radio station shows off their baby boy who was conceived through in-vitro fertilization. CNN affiliate WFTX reports.

Two Arkansas chemistry professors arrested for allegedly making meth

Two Arkansas chemistry professors have been arrested and accused of making methamphetamine, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Department. CNN affiliate KATV reports.

The NFL says it's disappointed after Colin Kaepernick made a last-minute workout change

Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout was moved from the Atlanta Falcons' training facility to a high school field south of Atlanta. CNN's Andy Scholes has the details.

Father kills mother and 3 children in San Diego murder-suicide, police say

Multiple people, including three children, were found dead in the Paradise Hills neighborhood of San Diego, authorities said.

Kanye West performed a surprise concert for inmates at Houston jail

Along with his choir, the rap icon-turned-gospel musician visited the Harris County Jail in Houston. West told the audience his visit was "a mission, not a show."

5 men are arrested after a shooting at high school football game injures 3

Police have charged five men in connection with a shooting at a high school football game in Pleasantville, New Jersey, that injured one adult and two minors.

When Rodney Reed's execution was delayed, Kim Kardashian West says she was with him

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blocked the execution of Rodney Reed, allowing a lower court to consider Reed's claim that the state presented false testimony and that he is innocent. Reality star Kim Kardashian West says she was with Reed when he received the news that his execution would be delayed.

A Colorado day care hid children behind a 'false wall,' police say

A Colorado day care used a "false wall" to hide 26 children in a basement, police said, concealing the fact it had too many children in its care.

A night of drinking, a closed strip joint and a White Castle shooting bring suspensions for 3 judges

After engaging in an intoxicated physical altercation outside of a White Castle, three Indiana judges have been suspended without pay, according to court documents.

Cleveland Browns' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers ends in a helmet swing and a brawl

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped the helmet off Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Mason Rudolph and clocked him in the head with it, sparking a brawl that descended into chaos as players from both sides spilled onto the field. CNN's Coy Wire reports.

5 things to know for November 15: School shooting, impeachment, Gaza, Chile, plague

Saugus High School shooting survivor Eddie Mendoza gave an emotional plea to CNN's Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto after a teen shot and killed two of his classmates and injured three others before turning the gun on himself.

5 things to know for November 15: School shooting, impeachment, Gaza, Chile, plague

A coastal storm will bring heavy rain, strong winds, and high surf to areas of the Southeast beginning today while another shot of cold air will settle into the Northeast this weekend.

A doorbell camera captured a woman screaming for help from a passing car. Police want to find her

A Los Angeles doorbell camera captured the gut-wrenching screams of a woman police say they believe may have been kidnapped, but it did not capture images of what caused her calls for help.

Her daughter was shot dead in a movie theater. Now she travels to mass shooting sites to help others

Sandy Phillips, whose daughter was killed in the Aurora movie theater shooting seven years ago, speaks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about the grief and trauma victims of gun violence go through.

Police use forensic genealogy to make arrest in 'Potomac River Rapist' case

A suspect in the 'Potomac River Rapist' case was arrested after being identified through forensic genealogy. The man known as the 'Potomac River Rapist' assaulted at least 10 women -- killing one of them -- during the 1990s, authorities said.

Walmart displays #ElPasoStrong banner as store reopens to cheers

Three months after a gunman left 22 people dead at a Walmart in El Paso, residents are still dealing with mixed emotions as the store reopens.

What we know about the suspect in the California school shooting

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department gives an update on the shooting at Saugus High School that killed at least two students and injured several others.

Two teens are dead after a 16-year-old gunman shot 5 classmates and himself in 16 seconds, cops say

A male student opened fire at a Southern California high school, killing two and wounding four others.

After Parkland, Saugus High students walked out to protest school shootings. Today, their school was the target

CNN affiliate KTLA speaks with two students at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, who describe the moments immediately after a shooter opened fire.

Puerto Rico governor calls urgent meeting after six people were killed in a mass shooting

These are some of the deadliest single day mass shootings in US history from 1966 to the present.

Video shows 16-year-old shooting 5 classmates, authorities say; two died

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted that the suspected shooter in the Saugus High School shooting is in custody and being treated at a local hospital.

Meet Narwhal, the rescue puppy with a tail growing out of his forehead

Narwhal, a 10-week-old puppy rescued in Missouri, has a special tail that catapulted him to internet fame.

5 things to know for November 14: Impeachment hearing, Australia fires, fraternity deaths

Record cold temperatures are beginning to warm and with that rain is moving in to portions of the deep South where a Gulf Coast low will develop and soak areas from Texas to the Carolina's. Pedram Javaheri has the latest on what we can expect.

Suspects in the killing of California tech executive caught on video carrying a duffel bag and a rifle

Three suspects were seen walking near the home of a California tech executive with a rifle and a duffel bag minutes before police believe he was kidnapped and later killed, newly released surveillance video shows. CNN affiliate KSBW reports.

5 things to know for November 14: Impeachment hearing, Australia fires, fraternity deaths

The House Intelligence Committee opened historic impeachment hearings to investigate whether President Donald Trump and his allies abused the office of the presidency in an attempt to strong-arm Ukraine into investigating his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.

Newborn babies at a Pittsburgh hospital dressed up as Mister Rogers for Cardigan Day

Nurses at a Pittsburgh hospital dressed a group of newborns in Mr. Rogers' signature red cardigan to celebrate World Kindness Day.

Wrongfully convicted man is freed after 11 years in prison for a string of armed robberies he didn't commit

In 2008 Ruben Martinez Jr. was sentenced to 47 years and eight months in prison for a series of armed robberies. Eleven years later, he proved his innocence and a Los Angeles County judge vacated his conviction.

Astros say they're cooperating with MLB investigation into video sign stealing

According to an article in the Athletic, former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers claims the Astros used a hidden camera to relay signs in the 2017 season.

The morning before his family's Disney vacation, a firefighter died saving his comrades from a house fire

Just hours before a planned family vacation to Disney World, veteran firefighter Lt. Jason Menard was killed early when his ladder crew got trapped while searching for residents in a four-alarm fire, authorities in Worcester, Massachusetts, said.

This Arctic blast is in its final day. But the cold isn't over quite yet

An alert bus driver put two children on her bus to keep them warm after seeing them outside in brutally cold weather. HLN's Robin Meade explains.

At least 10 NFL teams sending people to watch Colin Kaepernick's private workout

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who claimed the NFL and its teams colluded to keep him from playing following his refusal to stand during the National Anthem, will take part in a private workout organized by the league.

Judge orders a hospital to keep 9-month-old on life-support as her family searches for a solution

A Texas judge granted 9-month-old Tinslee Lewis' family a temporary restraining order against a children's hospital who planned to take her off life support.

This Arctic blast is shattering hundreds of records and causing deadly road conditions. And it's not over

The Arctic air that has settled in over the eastern US has brought the coldest air this season to cities from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Over a hundred low temperature records are forecast to either be broken or tied this morning. Pedram Javaheri has the latest on who is impacted.

NFL teams invited to Colin Kaepernick private workout this weekend

Colin Kaepernick's attorney Mark Geragos speaks with CNN's Ana Cabrera after resolving a collusion grievance case against the NFL.

A bright meteor streaks through the Midwest sky

A possible meteor was caught on camera across in the sky in the Midwest. The National Weather Service said that if it was a meteor, it likely burned up in the sky.

A bright meteor streaks through the Midwest sky

A possible fireball was caught on camera in the sky over St. Louis. Experts say it could be debris from the Taurids meteor shower.

5 things to know for November 12: Winter weather, Bolivia, EPA, Trump tax returns

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says Congress has no option but to proceed with impeaching President Trump regardless of the political effects it may have for Democrats in 2020.

5 things to know for November 12: Winter weather, Bolivia, EPA, Trump tax returns

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen talks about the things you shouldn't do if you find yourself in a snowstorm.

A gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died after a fall during training on uneven bars

Melanie Coleman, a 20-year-old gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University, died after sustaining an injury while training. CNN affiliate WFSB reports.

Former Michigan State football star receiver Charles Rogers dies at 38

Former Michigan State University and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers has died. 

Police detain man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform

A police officer detained and cited a man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform, a confrontation captured on a viral video. CNN affiliate KGO reports.

A World War II submarine that was missing for 75 years has been found off Okinawa, Japan

The Lost 52 Project discovered a WWII US Navy submarine called the USS Grayback near Okinawa, Japan. It's the likely resting place of 80 US sailors.

A judge held a law student's baby so that the boy could be part of his mother's swearing-in ceremony

Judge Richard Dinkins held Juliana Lamar's son as she took the oath of admission, the final step to getting her law license.

A Marine deserter is wanted in the murder of his mother's boyfriend in Virginia, police say

Police are searching for a Marine deserter who is a suspect in the killing of his mother's boyfriend. HLN's Mike Galanos has more.

A speeding Porsche crashed into the second story of a building, killing two people

Two people died in New Jersey after their speeding car lost control and crashed into the second story of a building, according to police.

5 things to know for November 11: Hong Kong, impeachment, Australia fires, winter weather

Protesters and riot police line the streets around an intersection where a protester was shot in the torso by Hong Kong Police. CNN's Will Ripely reports.

This week's Arctic blast will be so cold, forecasters expect it to break more than 300 records across US

Hundreds of low temperature records could be shattered this week from Michigan to the Gulf Coast as another round of Arctic air moves into the US. Pedram Javaheri has the details.

Fans, friends and Broadway pay tribute to 13-year-old actress Laurel Griggs

The family of 13-year-old rising star Laurel Griggs says she died from complications related to an asthma attack. The young Broadway actress made her debut at age 6 in a revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Teenage girl charged with murder after police say she tied down and killed an animal rescue advocate

Police say they found victim Albert Chernoff partially tied to a bed with a head wound and slashes to his chest.

Referee says he complained to Jim Jordan about sexual misconduct by Ohio State athletics department doctor, lawsuit alleges

A new lawsuit accuses Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of failing to take action against sexual misconduct when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University in the 90s. CNN's Jean Casarez has more on the case.

Original 'Marlboro Man' Robert 'Bob' Norris has died

Robert "Bob" Norris, the rancher and philanthropist best known for playing the original "Marlboro Man" has died after a life spent not smoking.

A Texas woman was legally declared dead while still alive

Sherry Ellis, a 73-year-old from Magnolia, Texas, was shocked to find out that she had been declared dead by the Social Security Administration while she was alive and well.

A Texas substitute teacher was fired and arrested for allegedly assaulting a student

Cellphone footage captured by other students shows the substitute teacher repeatedly punching the sophomore girl in the face before throwing her to the ground and stomping on her head.

Woman found after being abducted, raped and 'left to die' in desert, police say

A man and his daughter abducted and raped a Las Vegas woman, taking her to California and holding her about a week before she was "left to die" outside Edwards Air Force Base in California's Mojave Desert, investigators said.

Florida school deputy fired after video shows him grabbing a girl by the head

A school resource deputy in Florida has been fired after he was caught on video pulling a girl's head back as he took her into custody, authorities said.

Gender reveal stunt led to plane crash in Texas

Watch the new and trending ways couples are throwing their gender reveal parties.

Nike to launch investigation after former athlete claims coach's regimen drove her to suicidal thoughts

Runner Mary Cain has alleged that her coach, Alberto Salazar, abused her while training under the Nike Oregon Project.

A Buffalo Wild Wings general manager died after being exposed toxic fumes from cleaning agents

One Buffalo Wild Wings employee died and 10 others were hospitalized after they were exposed to a cleaning agent used on the kitchen floor of one of the chain's Boston-area restaurants, fire officials said.

10 hospitalized after insulin administered instead of flu shots

Ten people at an Oklahoma assisted living facility were hospitalized after they were given insulin injections instead of the flu shot, according to police.

A Yale grad and ex-banker ended up homeless in Los Angeles. Then a fellow alum made an unexpected offer

Even with an economics degree from Yale and job experience on Wall Street and in Hollywood, Shawn Pleasants was homeless for 10 years. After seeing his story on CNN, a fellow Yale alumni decided to step in to help.

5 things to know for November 8: Mexico murders, impeachment, Bloomberg, Rodney Reed

CNN's Anderson Cooper examines the role of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in Ukraine controversy.

An Arctic blast is bringing a week of below-freezing temperatures to parts of the eastern United States

The first of two arctic blasts has arrived across the Central and Eastern US. Freeze alerts are posted for millions as temperatures plummet below freezing this weekend.

5 things to know for November 8: Mexico murders, impeachment, Bloomberg, Rodney Reed

Outcry is growing from an army of supporters, including celebrities, clergy and state lawmakers, trying to stop the execution of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who is set to die in less than two weeks. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

All Marines are now allowed to use umbrellas

Pres. Barack Obama called up the assistance of the Marines when it began to rain heavily in the Rose Garden.

Las Vegas votes to make it a crime to sleep on city sidewalks

A former bartender is one of many living inside a homeless encampment outside Las Vegas. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Weekend shootings in Philadelphia leave a 2-year-old dead and an 11-month-old in critical condition

Americans own more guns per capita than any other country, and firearms contribute to the bulk of homicides nationwide.

Referee says he complained to Jim Jordan about sexual misconduct by Ohio State athletics department doctor, lawsuit alleges

Former Ohio State University wrestler Michael DiSabato claims that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) knew about alleged sexual abuse at the university when he was an assistant wrestling coach. Jordan says he was not aware of the abuse.

A year after Borderline massacre, a family remembers the courage of a man who died protecting others

One year after a deadly mass shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks, California, a family remembers the courage of a man who died protecting others. CNN's Paul Vercammen has more.

A US father fears for his young children trapped in Syria

Bashirul Shikder says he's been searching for his children for more than four years, trying to coordinate with US government agencies and Kurdish forces, even traveling to the Middle East himself to look for his son and his daughter.

A terminally ill firefighter just received one last ride home

Gus Buczek, a 62-year-old firefighter and Marine veteran suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer, got one last ride on the fire truck home as a poignant salute by New York firefighters.

A 10-year-old boy was shot in the head while walking home from school

Semaj O'Branty, a 10-year-old boy walking home from school in Philadelphia, was critically injured when a stray bullet hit him in the back of the head, according to police.

Little boy decides to use his birthday money to give his teacher a 'pay raise'

Parker Williams got $15 for his birthday and instead of buying something for himself, he decided to give his teacher at Gorrie Elementary in Tampa, Florida a pay raise.

A 911 supervisor was streaming Netflix at work when dispatchers mishandled a shooting call

A 911 dispatch supervisor in Coral Springs, Florida, was streaming a movie on Netflix while a caller attempted to get help after her car's windshield was shot. CNN affiliate WSVN reports.

A man dies in Hawaii after falling into a lava tube in his yard

CNN's Stephanie Elam explores a series of amazing underground lava tubes that people can now visit in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

A 13-year-old boy charged with murder has escaped in North Carolina, officials say

Police are looking for a 13-year-old murder suspect who escaped from officers following a court appearance in the North Carolina city of Lumberton, officials said.

A teenager won a $25,000 award for inventing a solution to eliminate blind spots for cars

A 14-year-old from West Grove, Pennsylvania, won a $25,000 prize for creating a prototype designed to eliminate a car's blind spots.

Boy falls more than 20 feet from a zip line onto concrete floor below at Florida park

A mother from Florida is suing an entertainment park after her 10-year-old son fell approximately 20-to-25 feet from a zip line onto a concrete surface.

5 things to know for November 6: Elections, Mexico, UK election, T-Mobile + Sprint

The risk of winter weather is on the increase as multiple shots of polar air push into the US over the coming week. Pedram Javaheri has the details on who will be impacted.

A black activist took over a neo-Nazi group with plans to destroy it. He died before he could

During an interview with CNN's Sara Sidner, civil rights activist James Stern spoke about what he hoped to achieve after becoming the leader of a neo-Nazi group.

Broward County school officer accused of slamming 15-year-old student to ground

A school resource officer in Florida has been arrested for allegedly slamming a 15-year-old female student to the ground.

Buffalo Wild Wings employees told a group to move because of a 'racist' regular, customers say

Employees at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Illinois asked a group of adults and children that included African Americans to move to other tables because a regular patron sitting nearby was "racist," a woman wrote on social media.

A New Jersey woman has been missing for nearly a week. She went to see a psychic before she vanished

Authorities are searching for Stephanie Parze, 25, after she vanished from her home in Freehold, New Jersey, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

A black cat halted the Cowboys-Giants NFL game with a thrillingly furry touchdown

A brave black cat took to the field during the Cowboys-Giants NFL football game to show off his sprints, delaying the game as he scurried all over MetLife Stadium.

Krispy Kreme strikes deal with college kid who drives 250 miles to resell its doughnuts

Minnesota college student Jayson Gonzalez drove hundreds of miles every weekend, bringing home Krispy Kreme donuts to resell. After being briefly shut down, he's now working directly with the company.

Man stabbed to death after argument over Popeyes chicken sandwich

Maryland police are searching for a killer, following a deadly fight over a Popeye's chicken sandwich that left one man fatally stabbed to death.

California transit worker rescues man from oncoming train

A fast-acting public transit worker narrowly rescued a man from being hit by a BART train in Oakland, California.

5 things to know for November 5: Climate crisis, Oklahoma, Impeachment, Greece, New Delhi

Shawn Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, have been taking viewers through the highs and lows of her pregnancy in a vlog that has captured the hearts of thousands online.

A man rescued a caged dog that was floating in a freezing lake. Now he wants to adopt her

A small puppy is continuing her road to recovery after being rescued from a freezing Illinois lake. Dory was inside a cage when Bryant Fritz spotted her floating in the lake and jumped in to save her. Fritz says he wants to adopt her.

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II pleads guilty to sexual assault charges

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges in a deal that could result in up to 18 years in prison instead of a possible life sentence.

A woman found dead in Ohio was killed by her own Great Danes, police say

An Ohio woman found dead in her home was likely killed by her own dogs, police say.

Man stabbed to death after argument over Popeyes chicken sandwich

Police in Maryland are asking a man involved in a dispute at a Popeyes restaurant to turn himself in after a man was fatally stabbed outside the store.

5 things to know for November 5: Climate crisis, Oklahoma, Impeachment, Greece, New Delhi

Multiple Systems bring Cold Air to the Northeastern US. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest and who will see the worst of the cold air.

A Florida man says his pregnant wife saved his life in home invasion - with an AR-15

A Florida man said two armed men invaded his home and were beating him when his wife, eight months pregnant, saved the day by shooting one of the intruders with a semi-automatic rifle. CNN affiliate Bay News 9 reports.

Hundreds of thousands of people in California are downriver of a dam that 'could fail'

Most of the dams in the US were built more than 50 years ago. The US Army Corps of Engineers estimates that $24 billion in dam repairs are needed.

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates released in the largest commutation in US history

In the largest mass commutation in US history, at least 462 non-violent inmates were released, officials said. A total of 527 inmates had their sentences commuted Friday, but 65 of them have detainers and will be released later.

FBI arrests alleged white supremacist accused of planning to bomb a Pueblo synagogue

Federal authorities arrested a 27-year-old accused white supremacist who allegedly planned to bomb a synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado.

A new NYPD commissioner will lead the nation's largest police force. Here is what he faces.

New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill resigned from his post atop the country's largest police force and will take a job in the private sector, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. The mayor appointed Dermot Shea as the city's new police commissioner.

Rudy Boesch, a contestant on the first season of 'Survivor,' has died

Rudy Boesch, who was a contestant on the first season of CBS' "Survivor," has died, the SEAL Veterans Foundation said.

A white supremacist group filmed in front of the Emmett Till sign weeks after it was made bulletproof

A white supremacist group filmed a video in front of a memorial to civil rights icon Emmett Till before being driven away by a siren.

5 things to know for November 4: Impeachment, McDonald's, Airbnb, measles

Rounds of precipitation prepare to hit the Eastern US. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest and who will be affected.

A US citizen says he had acid thrown in his face after being told to go back to his country

Milwaukee police say a man has been arrested after allegedly throwing acid in the face of a US citizen, who says his attacker told him to "go back to (his) country."

5 things to know for November 4: Impeachment, McDonald's, Airbnb, measles

Steve Easterbrook is out as McDonald's CEO and president after the board determined that he violated company policy, the company says.

5 things to know for November 4: Impeachment, McDonald's, Airbnb, measles

Former President Jimmy Carter delivers his weekly church sermon in Plains, Georgia, despite being recently released from the hospital due to a fall which resulted in a minor pelvic fracture.

California wildfires: A new blaze menaces Ventura County, but weather conditions give firefighters hope

Firefighters in California have been batting numerous blazes non-stop, trying to save millions of people and homes from the flames. The Kincade Fire has incinerated parts of the wine country in Sonoma County since last week, and multiple wildfires continue spreading farther south near Los Angeles.

New Hampshire couple found buried on Texas beach near campsite

James Lawrence Butler III and Michell Elaine Butler were reported missing on October 23. Four days later, their remains were found on a beach in Corpus Christi.

Meet Hatty, an Illinois county's first comfort dog helping child sexual assault victims

Hatty, a 2-year-old black Labrador Retriever, has been sworn in as Cook County's first emotional support dog.

Fire ravages 117-year-old manor in the Pocono Mountains

A Pennsylvania resort listed on the National Registry of Historic Places is destroyed by a fire. CNN affiliate WBRE has the story at Pocono Manor Resort and Spa.

Grandfather charged in death of toddler on cruise ship

An 18-month-old girl died after falling from a window on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The child's grandfather has been charged with negligent homicide in her death.

Day of the Dead has everything to do with the afterlife, love and those colorful skulls you've seen around

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday that is thousands of years old. This is how they celebrate in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. By Black Buddha

Pilot killed when plane crashes at air show in Florida

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder offers details of an airplane crash at an air show in Florida.

Former Georgia cop sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing a naked, unarmed black man

A former Georgia police officer was found not guilty of murder more than four years after he killed a naked, unarmed black man who was mentally ill. A jury in DeKalb County found Robert "Chip" Olsen guilty of aggravated assault, making a false statement, and two counts violating his oath of office, but acquitted him on two felony murder charges.

4 people killed in Halloween party shooting in California

Four people were killed and at least another four injured in a shooting at a house party Halloween night in the San Francisco Bay Area, Police Chief David Cook of Orinda, California, tells CNN.

Former Georgia cop sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing a naked, unarmed black man

A jury acquitted a Georgia police officer of murder in the March 2015 death of 26-year-old Afghanistan war veteran Anthony Hill but found him guilty of aggravated assault, making a false statement and two counts of violation of oath.

Woman found dead with a python wrapped around her neck in a home with 140 snakes

A woman was found dead with an 8-foot python wrapped around her neck in a home filled with 140 snakes, according to Indiana State Police.

A 7-year-old is in critical condition after being shot while trick-or-treating with her family

A night of trick-or-treating ended with a 7-year-old girl critically injured after she was shot on Halloween in Chicago. HLN's Robin Meade reports.

Almost 800,000 customers are left without power from Maine to Virginia

A powerful system finally heads out but leaves blustery conditions for the northeast and freeze warnings in the south. CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the weekend forecast.

5 things to know for November 1: Chicago strike, Keystone, Hong Kong, UK, Iraq

The State Department issued a permit allowing the Keystone XL project to proceed, reversing the Obama administration's decision to block the controversial oil pipeline.

5 things to know for November 1: Chicago strike, Keystone, Hong Kong, UK, Iraq

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union reached a deal, after 11 days of tense negotiations. An estimated 25,000 educators went on strike in Chicago, demanding more funding and staff for schools.

Indiana teen pleads guilty to murdering cheerleader pregnant with their baby

Aaron Trejo, 17, pleaded guilty to one count of murder and one count of feticide in the death of 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang.

Penn State investigates new allegations against Jerry Sandusky

In 2012, Penn State's former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 charges related to the 10 children he sexually assaulted over several decades.

Firefighters could make progress on California fires as winds die down Friday

CNN's Bill Weir reports from San Bernardino, California, and surveys the extensive damage left by the Hillside Fire.

Houston's 'Mattress Mack' lost $13 million in bets on the Astros World Series loss but says he'd do it again

NASA astronauts played baseball on the International Space Station as part of a televised appearance during the World Series.

5 things to know for October 31: Fires, N. Korea, impeachment, car makers, Facebook

Twitter announced it would ban all political ads ahead of the 2020 presidential election, says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

A principal in Florida said he couldn't confirm the Holocaust was a 'factual' event. The school district just fired him

A high school principal in Boca Raton, Florida, was fired as a result of emails he allegedly sent to a student's parent in April 2018 that appeared to cast doubt on the historical truth of the Holocaust. The district said there's "just cause" for firing the former principal, based on ethical misconduct and failure to carry out job responsibilities. The man said, through his attorney, that he "believes the Holocaust is factual."

She went from a liberal non-voter to burning books with white supremacists. Here's why she finally left the movement

Samantha used to be an active recruiter for a white supremacist group. Here's why she left.

Fire crews, air drops and a herd of goats help save Reagan Presidential Library from wildfire

CNN's Bill Weir reports outside the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, as a wildfire rages amid massive winds.

Ex-San Bernardino policeman under investigation after shooting a man whose hands were in the air

San Bernardino police released a video of an officer shooting a man who had his hands raised in the air. The officer has since resigned.San Bernardino police released a video of an officer shooting a man who had his hands raised in the air. The officer has since resigned.

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.

Shooting at a Long Beach party leaves 3 dead and 9 injured

Three people were confirmed dead and nine were taken to area hospitals following a shooting at a home in Long Beach, California, officials said.

Holy guacamole! Thousands of avocados spilled on Texas highway

A truck accident involving two semitrailers led to several thousand avocados spilled across multiple lanes of a Texas interstate. The interstate was shut down for several hours during the clean-up efforts, leading to traffic delays.

Winds fanning Southern California fire could be 'strongest of recent memory,' weather service says

The National Weather Service is warning of extreme fire danger for portions of southern California including the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Wind gusts could reach over hurricane strength and with low humidity levels could rapidly spread wildfires across the area. Pedram Javaheri has the details.

5 things to know for October 30: Immigration, impeachment, China, Brexit, NCAA

Comedian and actor John Witherspoon has died at the age of 77, a family spokesperson told CNN.

Two Southwest pilots live streamed video from a plane's bathroom to the cockpit, flight attendants' lawsuit alleges

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant says two pilots live streamed video from a hidden camera in a commercial airliner's lavatory to an iPad in the cockpit, a lawsuit says.

Halloween costumes wouldn't fit his son's wheelchair. Now he builds epic outfits himself

Tom Hardy spent nearly 100 hours to make an elaborate Halloween costume for his son who has cerebral palsy, autism and who is nonverbal.

Wildfires are burning across California. A new round of dangerous winds could make them worse

Another round of wind for California will bring an extended Santa Ana event to southern portions of the state. Gusts as high as a category 1 hurricane along with dry conditions have prompted more red flag warnings. Pedram Javaheri has the latest.

5 ways to celebrate National Cat Day

A day just for felines? You gotta be kitten me!

Girlfriend charged in Boston College student's death after telling him 'hundreds of times' to kill himself, prosecutors say

The girlfriend of a Boston College student who died by suicide in May repeatedly texted him to do so during their relationship, Massachusetts prosecutors said in announcing involuntary manslaughter charges against her.

A bus falls backward into a gaping sinkhole in Pittsburgh

A massive sinkhole opened up underneath a city bus while it was sitting at a red light in downtown Pittsburgh. Officials say the two people on the bus were able to make it safely off the incapacitated vehicle.

A new California wildfire breaks out in LA as a million people face days without power

Wildfires are raging across California. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers has the latest on what weather conditions you can expect across the state.

Dallas police officer shoots his son after mistaking him for an intruder

An off-duty Texas police officer shot his adult son after mistaking him for an intruder in his home. CNN affiliate KTVT has more.

Man wins $200,000 lottery prize on the way to his last chemo treatment

A man on his way to his last chemotherapy treatment won a $200,000 lottery prize, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. Ronnie Foster, who is battling colon cancer, says he plans to use the money to pay off medical bills and save the rest for the future.

A woman died from an explosion at a gender reveal party

A 56-year-old woman was pronounced dead after an explosion at a gender reveal party in Iowa, authorities said.

LeBron James evacuates from his home because of the Los Angeles wildfires

The wildfire risk continues for California this week as more strong winds are forecast through Thursday. Pedram Javaheri has the details on what to expect..

A new California wildfire breaks out in a swanky part of LA as a million people statewide could be in the dark for days

More than 180,000 people in California have been forced to flee as multiple wildfires, strengthened by winds and dangerously dry conditions, spread through the state.

Gunfire erupts at vigil for two killed at off-campus college homecoming party in Greenville, Texas, police say

Two people were killed and at least 10 others injured in a shooting in Greenville, Texas, Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said. Authorities are looking for the gunman they say opened fire on the off-campus student party from Texas A&M University-Commerce

Comic who called out Harvey Weinstein during a New York show says she hopes she 'said enough'

Kelly Bachman, the comedian who confronted Harvey Weinstein at a comedy club in New York, speaks to CNN's Ana Cabrera about her experience.

He saw his friends massacred. He has heard their names recited daily for a year.

CNN's Sara Sidner visits Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue and speaks to survivors just one year after a gunman killed 11 people inside.

A fat cat named Cinderblock wins over the internet with its heartwarming workout routine

Cinderblock, a 25-pound cat who now lives at Northshore Veterinary Hospital in Washington, isn't loving her new workouts on the underwater treadmill.

Two fires are burning in California and a massive power shutoff leaves nearly a million in the dark

Weather conditions could make a tough job even harder for firefighters battling major wildfires in California. CNN's Nick Watt reports millions of people could have their power shut off as a precaution.

NYPD officer is in critical condition after an incident at a Brooklyn nail salon

A New York Police Department officer is in critical condition in a medically induced coma after an incident at a nail salon in Brooklyn, police said.

Seven kids taken from home where authorities say they found animal feces, dirty diapers, stench

Authorities have removed seven children from a South Carolina home which allegedly contained animal feces, dirty diapers and trash.

Residents use garden hoses as fire descends on Southern California neighborhood

Windy conditions continue to fuel three wildfires near San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

Felicity Huffman released from prison after serving 11 days for college admissions scam

Actress Felicity Huffman was released from a federal prison in Dublin, California, after serving 11 days of a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scam, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

5 things to know for October 25: Syria, wildfires, Brexit, impeachment, vaping

CNN's Martin Savidge speaks to North Carolina voters about their thoughts on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Instead of arresting a woman, this police officer got her help

Police in Sumiton, Alabama, have been opting to put people struggling with drug use in treatment instead of taking them to jail. CNN's Martin Savidge has more.

A brush fire in Southern California exploded to over 3,000 acres in just a few hours

Wildfires are forcing thousands of California residents to evacuate their homes, fire officials said. The Kincade Fire broke out Wednesday night in Northern California's Sonoma County. It raced through canyons and crossed highways in the wine country within hours, scorching 16,000 acres by early Friday.

5 things to know for October 25: Syria, wildfires, Brexit, impeachment, vaping

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the situation in Syria after President Donald Trump tweeted that the US military would continue securing oil fields in Syria.

5 things to know for October 25: Syria, wildfires, Brexit, impeachment, vaping

Extreme fire conditions continue to plague California while tropical moisture brings heavy rain to the South. Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the weekend forecast.

A high school athlete ran her personal best but was disqualified for her hijab

Noor Abukaram, a high school student in Ohio, was disqualified from a race. She says it was because of her hijab.

A hunter was gored by the deer he thought he shot and killed

An experienced Arkansas hunter was found severely injured in the woods, his body riddled with antler puncture wounds. He later died.

Video shows officer shoot an unarmed 16-year-old as he runs away. Police say it was justified

Fresno police attempted to arrest 16-year-old Isiah Murrietta Golding in April 2017. Video shows him being shot while fleeing on foot.

Going to the World Series was on this school crossing guard's bucket list. His community surprised him with tickets

Over 60 families in Arlington, VA pooled their money together to surprise their favorite school-crossing guard and Nationals superfan with tickets to the World Series.

Tree thieves started a forest fire that ravaged 3,300 acres of protected land, feds say

CNN's Allison Chinchar explains why wildfire season in the US is lasting longer and burning more acres of land than ever.

Scientists taught rats to drive little rat-sized cars. It could advance human mental health treatment

Researchers at the University of Richmond taught rats how to drive so they could study how complex tasks affect hormones that prevent mental illness.

Colorado mom charged with murder and profiting off fabricated illnesses in Make-A-Wish daughter's death

Olivia Gant seemed to be a terminally ill 7-year-old who spent her final months riding along with police and firefighters, but prosecutors allege it was all a lie formulated by her mother Kelly Turner, aka Kelly Gant. Turner was arrested last week and charged with murder in her daughter's death. CNN affiliate KMGH has the story.

Oregon State student biking on wrong side of the road arrested after refusing to give officer ID

Oregon State Police released body camera video of the arrest of Genesis Hansen, 21, who was stopped for failing to ride her bicycle within the lanes of the road and arrested after she didn't provide identification to police.

A school resource officer is out of a job after bodycam shows use of force against 11-year-old student

Bodycam footage shows an 11-year-old student in New Mexico being violently thrown against a wall and to the ground.

3 children were found living ankle-deep in trash in a house with 245 animals

Three young girls, all under the age of 10, were found living in a house with 245 animals, according to police in Edgewater, Florida. CNN affiliate WESH reports.

A West Point cadet missing for 4 days has been found dead

West Point is grieving the loss of West Point cadet, Kade Kurita, who has been found dead on school campus. He was reported missing last Friday and the cause of death is still under investigation.

Four flight attendants were arrested in Miami's airport after bringing in thousands in cash, police say

Police said they have arrested four American Airlines flight attendants at the Miami International Airport. The four were charged with money laundering after bringing large amounts of cash into the country.

Skin care brand Sunday Riley wrote fake Sephora reviews for almost two years, FTC says

Skincare is a multi-billion dollar business. CNN's Ahiza Garcia explores how companies like Summer Fridays have used social media to grow.

Alabama police believe they found the remains of 3-year-old Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney

The remains of a 3-year-old child found in a Birmingham, Alabama, landfill are believed to belong to Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, a child who had been missing for a little more than a week, police said.

Remains found in a landfill identified as a missing South Carolina 5-year-old

The father of 5-year-old Navaeh Adams speaks after police say they found her body in a South Carolina landfill and used DNA to confirm her identity.

One wounded in shooting near Santa Rosa high school in California, suspect detained

One person was injured in a shooting at Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa, California, according to Santa Rosa Police.

California gets ready for more wildfires and power outages as the weather refuses to cooperate

The Los Angeles Fire Department ordered mandatory evacuations Monday as a fire ripped across a hillside in the affluent Pacific Palisades area, threatening multimillion-dollar homes.

Why Washington Nationals fans are obsessed with the 'Baby Shark' song

Washington Nationals fans have turned the children's song "Baby Shark" into a battle cry. The team faces off against the Houston Astros in their first World Series since moving to DC.

A West Point cadet is missing along with an M4 rifle, military academy says

A West Point cadet is missing along with an M4 rifle, the military academy said after military, federal, state and local agencies conducted extensive searches to locate the man. CNN's Dave Briggs reports.

A girls soccer team was penalized for their 'equal pay' shirts. Now their message is being celebrated

A girls high school varsity soccer team in Vermont was penalized after removing their jerseys to reveal t-shirts reading "#Equalpay."

A powerful tornado churned through northern Dallas and left more than 100,000 without power

A tornado touched down in northern Dallas, according to the National Weather Service. Video shows some of the damage on the ground.

An Alabama 3-year-old has been missing nearly a week. Police hope a new video helps lead them to her

Police have released surveillance video in which a man is seen approaching missing Alabama 3-year-old Kamille McKinney while she played outside her family's housing complex on the night she disappeared.

Three soldiers killed in training accident at Army base in Georgia

Three US soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division were killed and three others injured during a training accident at Fort Stewart, Georgia, according to the Army.

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

In Oregon, school security cameras captured the moment a high school football coach disarmed a student who brought a loaded shotgun to school. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports what led to the coach's quick-thinking in that moment.

'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.

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