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This FedEx driver delivered more than a customer's package. He shoveled snow off the stoop

A FedEx customer in Michigan shared this video of a delivery driver doing something nice for them while they weren't home.

A Colorado high school student wrote a worrisome message on a restroom wall. Classmates are responding with a growing display of support.

A concerning message on a bathroom wall in a Colorado high school has led to an outpouring of kindness. CNN affiliate KDVR reports.

Family of Connecticut man fatally shot by state police demands trooper's prosecution

A Connecticut state police trooper fatally shot 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane after a high speed chase over a carjacking. No charges have been filed against the state trooper who shot him.

California woman dies after clothing gets caught in raisin processing machine

A 33-year-old California woman is dead after her clothing got caught in a machine at a raisin processing facility in Fresno County. CNN affiliate KGPE/KSEE has the story.

Andrew Yang sang with a black church choir. Not everyone said 'Amen'

There's a long history of politicians visiting churches and pitching themselves to parishioners. This is why they do it.

Here's what a $40,000 Super Bowl ticket will get you

CNN toured the Hard Rock Stadium that will host thousands of Super Bowl fans on February 2, including an open-air "living room suite" that runs for $750,000.

A Ball State University professor called the police on a student after he refused to move seats

A Ball State University professor called the police on a student after he refused to move seats.

NYPD officer and his fiancée charged with death of his 8-year-old son

A New York transit police officer and his fiancée were arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of the officer's 8-year-old son, Suffolk County police said. Michael Valva, 40, and Angela Pollina, 42, were both charged with second-degree murder.

A Virginia police officer was killed when a car dragged her during a traffic stop

A police officer in Newport News, Virginia, died after a car drove away during a traffic stop and dragged her, police said.

A teen is trying to get the Super Bowl to be moved to Saturday. His petition has received thousands of signatures

A teen is trying to get the Super Bowl to be moved to Saturday and his petition has received thousands of signatures. HLN's Lynn Smith speaks to him live.

An Alabama teen is accused of killing his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers before going to school

A 16-year-old Alabama boy has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother and twin brothers in their home in Munford, Alabama.

Naval Station Great Lakes was put on lockdown after an employee made an 'unauthorized entry'

Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois said on Facebook that the base was on lockdown, telling personnel to "run, hide and fight."

2 people killed in an explosion at a Houston manufacturer that shook the city and damaged homes

An explosion at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing in Houston caused a fire and damaged adjacent buildings and homes.

'Sopranos' actress testified that Harvey Weinstein raped her. An expert may now shed light on why Annabella Sciorra stayed quiet for years

Actress Annabella Sciorra recounted in vivid detail how disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein allegedly barged into her apartment 25 years ago and allegedly raped her. Her testimony comes during the trial against Weinstein for two counts of predatory sexual assault, though he is not directly charged with Sciorra's assault.

An explosion at a manufacturing business has shaken northwest Houston

Houston police say they're responding to a fiery explosion at a building in northwest Houston -- a blast that CNN affiliates report shook other buildings in the area.

5 things to know for January 24: Impeachment, coronavirus, immigration, Iraq, Myanmar

CNN Supreme Court analyst Joan Biskupic explains what would happen if a vote during the Senate impeachment trial ends in a tie.

Man says bank racially discriminated when they refused to cash checks from discrimination settlement

A man is suing a Michigan bank for racial discrimination after he says staff refused to deposit his checks and called police on him. The checks were settlement from another racial discrimination case. CNN affiliate WXYZ has the details.

5 things to know for January 24: Impeachment, coronavirus, immigration, Iraq, Myanmar

A complex winter storm will bring travel hazardous to much of the eastern US through the weekend. Heavy rain, snow, and ice are all possible as this system tracks east.

A 97,000-gallon red wine leak made its way into a Northern California river

More than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled into a river near Sonoma County, California, as the result of a blending tank door at Rodney Strong Vineyards popping open, according to a report from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. CNN affiliate KGO reports.

If this Texas student doesn't cut his dreadlocks, he won't get to walk at graduation. It's another example of hair discrimination, some say

Texas high school senior DeAndre Arnold will be kept from walking at graduation if he does not cut his dreadlocks to comply with his school's dress code that specifies a maximum length for male students' hair. CNN affiliate KPRC reports.

Investigators believe 'Pillowcase Rapist' possibly in custody, report says

Authorities believe a Florida man arrested in 2020 is the so-called Pillowcase Rapist and is responsible for a string of notorious South Florida assaults that took place in the 1980s, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.

The Doomsday Clock is closer than ever to midnight. Here's why that matters

Every year, a group of scientists and Nobel laureates update their estimate of how close we are to the apocalypse.

Authorities warn of TikTok 'outlet challenge' causing fires

Authorities in Plymouth, Massachusetts, are warning of a viral video challenge that is trending on the social media platform TikTok. The challenge involves using a partially plugged in phone charger and a penny to cause a spark, sometimes leading to fire. CNN affiliate WBZ reports.

He killed five tigers and tried to hire a hit man on a rival. Now he's going to prison for 22 years

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who called himself "Joe Exotic," was sentenced after being found guilty for a murder-for-hire plot and several wildlife violations. CNN affiliate KOCO reports.

5 things to know for January 23: Impeachment, coronavirus, Australia, Auschwitz

As China announced a partial lockdown of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the CNN team on the ground had to flee the city in time. CNN's David Culver and Steven Jiang report.

5 things to know for January 23: Impeachment, coronavirus, Australia, Auschwitz

The central US is waking up to a mash-up of weather that will impact travel. A winter storm is bringing rain to the South transitioning to a wintry mix in the North while dense fog sets in from Texas to Minnesota. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast.

5 things to know for January 23: Impeachment, coronavirus, Australia, Auschwitz

Lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (R-CA) invoked the words of Alexander Hamilton and said President Trump tried to influence Ukraine to help him "cheat" to win the 2020 presidential election.

Seattle police arrest 1 in fatal downtown shooting, search for 2 more suspects

Authorities are searching for a gunman after one person was killed and several others were injured in a shooting in downtown Seattle, police and fire officials said.

Estranged husband, his ex-girlfriend and his lawyer accused in missing Connecticut mom's death

The estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos said during an interview with NBC's "Dateline" he had a beautiful life before her disappearance, was "enamored" with his girlfriend and that the divorce was the only thing that wasn't positive. CNN's Jean Casarez reports.

A good Samaritan found $27,000 outside a credit union and turned it in

A Michigan man found $27,000 dollars in a case on the side of the road and chose to return it to a Westland Federal Credit Union bank.

Four players suspended after bench-clearing brawl between rivals Kansas and Kansas State

A rivalry match up between Kansas and Kansas State basketball ended with an all-out brawl, which ensued after a blocked shot ended their game.

A terminally ill rescue dog became a police K-9 for a day

Police in Pasco, Washington, turned a rescue pup with an inoperable tumor into a dashing police K-9.

A terminally ill rescue dog became a police K-9 for a day

Cops in Washington made the dog a bucket list to make the most the time he has left

A Michigan woman says a passenger assaulted her as she slept on a Spirit Airlines flight

A Michigan woman says a passenger assaulted her as she slept on a Spirit Airlines morning flight from Atlanta to Detroit.

Rutgers University elects its first African American president

Rutgers University named the first African American president in the school's history when the university's Board of Governors unanimously voted to appoint Jonathan Holloway as the 21st president.

5 things to know for January 22: Impeachment, coronavirus, Davos, Lebanon, Boeing

Extreme cold continues for the East as sub-freezing temperatures start the day for many all the way to South Florida. As the cold sets in another storm is pushing over the Rockies and will dump additional snow and ice from the Plains to the Great Lakes. Pedram Javaheri has the details.

5 things to know for January 22: Impeachment, coronavirus, Davos, Lebanon, Boeing

Muhammad Haryz Nadzim, a three-year-old with an IQ of 142, became the youngest member of the high IQ organization Mensa UK.

A mother has killed her 3 children in Phoenix, police say

A woman has been arrested in Phoenix on suspicion of killing her three children -- her infant daughter, her 2-year-old daughter and her 3-year-old son -- police said.

Michael Avenatti might be in El Chapo's former jail cell -- and it's freezing, his attorneys say

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged with stealing $300,000 from his former client, Stormy Daniels.

This coat design isn't just saving lives. It's launching new careers for homeless people

CNN Hero Veronika Scott shows how her nonprofit, the Empowerment Plan, creates jobs -- and dignity -- for Detroit's homeless.

5 things to know for January 21: Impeachment, coronavirus, 2020 Dems, Puerto Rico

The coldest air of the season arrives to the Southeast but a new storm is brewing that will bring ice, snow, and rain to much of the eastern two thirds of the nation.

5 things to know for January 21: Impeachment, coronavirus, 2020 Dems, Puerto Rico

During a panel hosted by TIME, Greta Thunberg issues a stark warning about the IPCC's best case scenario for avoiding climate catastrophe.

A Montana teen disappeared on New Year's Day. Her body was discovered less than a mile from where she was last seen

The body of 16-year-old Selina Not Afraid, a Montana teen missing since New Year's Day, was found less than a mile from where she was last seen. CNN affiliate KTVQ has the latest.

Man strangles coyote to death after it attacks his son

A New Hampshire man killed a coyote with his bare hands after it grabbed his 2-year-old son and dragged him to the ground.

California man allegedly rammed into another vehicle intentionally, killing 3 teens, police say

A California man is facing murder charges after police say he intentionally rammed his vehicle into another, resulting in the death of three teenage boys, said California Highway Patrol Lt. David Yokley.

5 things to know for January 21: Impeachment, coronavirus, 2020 Dems, Puerto Rico

A video of Joe Biden taking a selfie with an elevator operator on the way to his endorsement interview with The New York Times has accumulated thousands of views.

Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons' playing days may be over following car wreck, attorneys say

Lawyers for Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons say he was involved in a serious car accident involving a drunk driver. They say he doesn't know if he'll ever play again.

A diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan may be their unlucky charm. So they've asked him to stay home

CNN's Andy Scholes gives his take on how the Kansas City Chiefs' team has the "perfect" offense.

19 nurses of a Nebraska hospital unit gave birth to 19 babies in 2019. The group picture was adorable

Nineteen nurses from the same NICU unit at a Nebraska hospital all gave birth to babies of their own during 2019.

MLK's daughter weighs in on her father's dream in a polarized America

Martin Luther King Jr.'s youngest child sits in the CNN Red Chair to reflect on tragedy, fear and hope.

An abandoned husky with 'weird' eyes has been adopted after her photos went viral

Jubilee, a 4-year-old Siberian husky, was surrendered to a New Jersey shelter because she had "weird" eyes caused by an eyelid deformity that makes it appear as if she's always surprised. Her breeder said she couldn't be sold, but when the shelter shared her photo, the internet fell in love.

Singer-songwriter David Olney dies on stage at age 71

Americana singer and songwriter David Olney died of an apparent heart attack while performing at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.

A dentist was filmed extracting a tooth while on a hoverboard. He was found guilty on 46 counts

A dentist in Anchorage, Alaska, has been convicted on dozens of charges after he was filmed extracting a patient's tooth as he stood on a hoverboard, according to the Alaska Department of Law.

An abandoned husky with 'weird' eyes has been adopted after her photos went viral

"Jubilee" has an eyelid deformity that makes her always look surprised

The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatness everyone keeps missing

His real name, why he won a Grammy after his death, and other interesting, facts about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Kansas City shooting leaves 2 dead, possibly including gunman, and 15 others injured

Kansas City police believe a shooter opened fire on a group of people waiting in line to get into a bar and was stopped in the parking lot by an armed security guard, Kansas City Police Department Capt. David Jackson said.

2 Honolulu police officers were shot and killed when they answered a call for help. Then the house they responded to went up in flames

At least two Honolulu police officers were killed in a shooting in the Diamond Head area, according to CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now.

'White Only' signs for sale at antiques store spark confrontation

A Colorado antique store is under fire for selling racist signs. The store's owner defended her decision to sell the merchandise in an interview with CNN affiliate KDVR.

Puerto Rico governor fires 2 more cabinet members after the discovery of Hurricane Maria supplies stacked in a warehouse

Carlos Acevedo, director of Puerto Rico's Office of Emergency Management, was fired after residents discovered a warehouse full of supplies believed to be from when Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

A Baltimore police sergeant was spat on and kicked during a check, authorities say

A group of people kicked a Baltimore police sergeant as he tried to arrest a man who'd spat in his face, authorities say.

The body of a woman missing for 6 years was found in a car submerged in a New Jersey river

The body of a woman who had been missing for six years has been found in a New Jersey river, according to authorities.

A winter storm that hammered the Northeast has moved out to sea but the frosty temps will stick around

Meteorologist Allison Chinchar breaks down a storm creating strong winds and lake effect snow warnings across the midwest and northeastern US.

Soldier surprises his mom after not seeing her for two years

L.J. Williamson, a high school police officer in Atlanta, was being honored during a pep rally when she got a big surprise from her son, US Army Spc. Shakir Aquill.

A 9-year-old created a portrait of John Cena with 750 Rubik's Cubes. His 'superpower' helped

9-year-old artist Benjamin Russo has dyslexia. He says it's his superpower- and wrestler John Cena agrees.

A Michigan man found $43,000 in a secondhand couch. He returned it all

A Michigan man finds over $43,000 dollars in a couch he just bought and decides to track down the original couch owner to return the cash in full.

Officials want to clear a mile-long homeless camp on a Sonoma County bike trail. Some don't want to go

One of the largest homeless encampments in California is at the center of a contentious debate between occupants and nearby home owners. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

4 killed, 1 wounded in Utah shooting

Four people were shot to death in a residence in Grantsville, Utah, Friday night, according to police.

Crowds turn out for the 4th annual Women's March, and 2020 election issues are front and center

Thousands of men and women flooded the streets of Washington, D.C. Saturday to march for women's rights in the wake of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.

FBI official expresses 'fair sense of worry' over Monday's pro-gun rally in Richmond

The FBI arrests three men in Maryland and Delaware, alleging they were heavily-armed white supremacists heading to a pro-gun rally in Virginia. CNN's Alexandra Field reports.

Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

An avalanche at a California ski resort in Alpine Meadows has killed one skier and left another severely injured.

A group of 'furries' stopped a domestic violence assault and helped police make the arrest

"This is Life with Lisa Ling" explores the misunderstood culture of "furries," who appreciate -- and sometimes dress up as -- animal characters.

5 things to know for January 21: Impeachment, coronavirus, 2020 Dems, Puerto Rico

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined the House Intelligence Committee in 2008. Now he's one of the key House impeachment managers making the case why President Donald Trump should be removed from office. CNN's Gloria Borger reports on Schiff's political timeline.

California woman was found alive inside her snow-covered vehicle after weeklong search

After a week-long search, a 68-year-old California woman has been found alive in her vehicle that was buried in snow.

A home surveillance camera captured 5 mountain lions, typically solitary animals, hanging out together

Home surveillance video captured five mountain lions in what California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira called an "extraordinary"sighting.

4 children were locked in makeshift cages, Alabama police say. 3 people have been arrested

Three people have been arrested and face child abuse charges for allegedly locking four children between the ages of 3 and 11 in makeshift cages, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said.

A former nurse suspected of killing dozens of children has been sentenced to life in prison

A former pediatric nurse suspected of killing dozens of young children is set for an early prison release.

Earthquake-damaged buildings cripple Puerto Rico

Hundreds of buildings in Puerto Rico's second-largest city, Ponce, are damaged and officials in the area are worried the buildings will collapse if aftershocks continue to terrorize the city. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

A dog gives birth to a green puppy, now named 'Hulk.' Here's the science behind it

Shana Stamey said she was "freaking out" when she saw her white German Shepherd give birth to a green puppy. The color was caused by meconium, an infant's earlier stool, which the puppy encountered before birth and is temporary, according to veterinary technician Suzanne Cianciulli. CNN affiliate WLOS reports.

World's largest Snickers bar is the size of 43,000 single-size candy bars put together

The world's largest Snickers bar was unveiled in Texas. It's over two feet wide and the size of 43,000 regular Snickers bars.

North Carolina students ran to safety as a storm tore apart their gym's roof and wall

A microburst destroyed a gymnasium wall and sent students running during a gym class at a North Carolina middle school.

5 things to know for January 17: Impeachment, Iran, China, food stamps, gun rally

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will bring hazardous travel to millions from the central Plains to the Northeast through the weekend. Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the latest.

San Francisco Giants' Alyssa Nakken becomes first female full-time coach in MLB history

Alyssa Nakken, a former softball star at Sacramento State, will join the San Francisco Giants coaching staff as the first female full-time assistant in Major League Baseball history.

A woman left the ER to find another hospital after a long wait. Two hours later, she was dead

Woman collapsed, died after waiting in emergency room in Wisconsin.

A 5-year-old girl from Dallas no longer rides the bus after video appears to show her being assaulted by other kids

Surveillance video from a Dallas school bus shows a little girl being bullied by at least two students. The raw video goes on for almost 14 minutes.

Arrest warrant issued for Odell Beckham Jr. after he appears to swat man in uniform at Superdome

New Orleans police have obtained an arrest warrant for NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stemming from an incident following the College Football Playoff national championship game.

An orphaned teen is being forced out of his grandparents' senior community because he's too young

A 15-year-old orphan is being forced from the Arizona senior community where he lives with his grandparents after the homeowner's association said it could face legal issues if he stayed.

Golfer Blair O'Neal is competing in a tournament while 6 months pregnant

LPGA golfer Blair O'Neal is just three months away from her due date, but that's not stopping her from hitting the green.

A group of preschoolers set up a hot cocoa stand and raised $10,000 for a classmate battling cancer

Preschoolers selling hot cocoa raise over $10,000 for classmate battling brain cancer.

Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers superstar linebacker, announces retirement at 28

Luke Kuechly got emotional as he announced the end of his career with the Carolina Panthers. Kuechly has a history of head injuries, including three known concussions from 2015-2017.

Carlos Beltran and New York Mets agree to part ways after sign-stealing scandal

Award-winning sports broadcaster Bob Costas describes the method the Houston Astros illegally used to decode and communicate the opposing teams' pitching signs during their 2017 championship season.

Drew Pearson on Hall of Fame snub: 'They broke my heart'

Former Dallas Cowboys player Drew Pearson got emotional after getting snubbed from the NFL Hall of Fame. The former wide receiver has been waiting 30 years to get in.

5 things to know for January 16: Impeachment, Russia, China, immigration, Syria

Ken Jennings won the "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" tournament to become the greatest champion in the history of the show.

5 key questions (and answers) about the Delta flight that doused children with jet fuel in LA

A total of 60 people were affected after a plane dumped jet fuel while returning to the Los Angeles International Airport, hitting five elementary schools and one high school.

Meet the xenobot: world's first living, self-healing robots created from frog stem cells

Created using stem cells from frogs, these self-healing robots can travel inside human bodies and survive for weeks without food.

5 things to know for January 16: Impeachment, Russia, China, immigration, Syria

The Northeast travel hubs are bracing for strong winds brought in from a clipper system out of Canada. Gusts could reach upwards of 50 - 60 mph from the mountains of North Carolina into the I-95 corridor of the Northeast. Derek Van Dam has the details on what to expect.

An 11-year-old girl was rescued hours after an Amber Alert. A day before her abduction, video captured a suspicious car driving behind her

An 11-year-old Massachusetts girl was abducted and later found safe after state police pulled over the car she was in, acting on a tip from a civilian. A day before her abduction, video captured a suspicious car driving behind her. CNN affiliate WCVB/WGGB has the details.

5 things to know for January 16: Impeachment, Russia, China, immigration, Syria

Late-night hosts Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon poked fun at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the day she sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

A man has confessed to killing his wife and three children in Florida, police say

A man has been arrested in Florida on suspicion of killing his wife and three children -- deaths that were discovered only when federal agents tried to arrest him in a separate investigation, authorities said.

5 things to know for January 16: Impeachment, Russia, China, immigration, Syria

After nearly two years of a trade war, China and the United States signed a partial trade agreement at the White House.

Holy Cross rower killed in van crash just weeks after setting a world record

A member of the Holy Cross Women's Rowing Team was killed in a car accident on her way to rowing practice in a Florida club. Several team members are being treated for critical condition as a result of the crash.

Virginia governor issues a temporary state of emergency ahead of a guns rights rally militia groups and hate groups could attend

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared a temporary state of emergency banning guns from the Capitol grounds ahead of a gun rights rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

A worker was killed and others were rescued after trench collapsed during construction in North Carolina

Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Iannuzzi gives an update after a trench collapsed, trapping 6 workers in Raleigh, North Carolina. Five of the 6 workers have been rescued while emergency workers are trying to free the last.

Gold medalist Aly Raisman explains why she won't compete in this year's Olympics

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells CNN's Jake Tapper she is trying to cope with the trauma and stress due to sexual abuse by former team physician Larry Nassar.

She was charged in the death of a former state senator. Now she's accused of plotting to kill victim's ex-husband

Rebecca Lynn-O'Donnell of Pocahontas, Arkansas has been arrested in connection with Linda Collins-Smith's homicide, authorities say. The former state senator was shot at home on June 4, 2019.

Mississippi River expected to rapidly rise as dam threatens to fail

The Oktibbeha County Lake Dam in eastern Mississippi is in imminent danger of failing and authorities have activated an "emergency watch" while they are "closely monitoring the situation," says Oktibbeha County District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard.

Police believe a 14-year-old who vanished on his way to school has been found dead in a chimney

Almost a month after 14-year-old Harley Dilly disappeared on his way to school, police believe the Ohio boy's body has been found in a chimney.

Mom whose baby died after she left him in a tub for some 'me time' is charged with murder

An 11-month-old baby in Knoxville, Tennessee, died after his mother left him in a bathtub, the Knox County Sheriff's Office said. CNN affiliate WVLT has the details on what happened to Aidan Xavier Leonardo.

Kentucky miners are blocking a coal train asking for back pay. They claim they haven't been paid for nearly a month

Kentucky coal miners in Pike County are on strike after claiming they haven't received payment since mid-December.

A plane dumped jet fuel over Los Angeles. 60 people on the ground were treated

More than a dozen elementary school children are being treated after a plane dumped jet fuel over a school playground near Los Angeles.

A library found it was missing $8 million of its rarest items. Nearly three years later, a man on the inside admitted to selling the items to a local bookstore

Gregory Priore and John Schulman have pleaded guilty to charges of theft and receiving stolen property after an alleged $8 million worth of rare books, plates and maps were taken from a Pittsburgh library and sold to a rare book store owner, court documents show. CNN affiliate WPXI reports.

Not a pretty kitty? After LSU's win, a fan starts a GoFundMe to buy Clemson a new Tiger costume

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow led his team to a 42-25 victory over the defending champion Clemson Tigers in the college football title game.

One child dead, one missing in Oregon after being swept out to sea with their father

Police in Oregon say a 7-year-old girl is dead and a 4-year-old boy is missing after they were swept out to sea with their father.

After a 6-year-old finished chemotherapy, his classmates welcomed him back with a standing ovation

A 6-year-old boy who has been battling cancer got a surprise standing ovation from his classmates when he returned to school after finishing his last round of chemotherapy.

A 104-year-old Marine Corps veteran is asking people to send him Valentine's Day cards

A World War II veteran is asking for Valentine's Day cards. HLN's Robin Meade has the details.

5 things to know for January 14: Impeachment, Iran, 2020 race, Niger, teacher protest

A whistleblower complaint has led to the third impeachment of a U.S. president. CNN's Tom Foreman explains how it happened.

Scientists put 3D glasses on cuttlefish and showed them film clips. The results were surprising

An experiment shows that, like humans, cuttlefish brains can compute distance using incoming information from both eyes at once.

A library found it was missing $8 million of its rarest items. Nearly three years later, a man on the inside admitted to selling the items to a local bookstore

Two men have pleaded guilty to charges of theft and receiving stolen property after an alleged $8 million worth of rare books, plates and maps were taken from a Pittsburgh library and sold to a rare book store owner, court documents show.

5 things to know for January 14: Impeachment, Iran, 2020 race, Niger, teacher protest

The eastern US is getting a 3 for 1 out of the warm, moist air pushing in from the Gulf of Mexico. The heavy rain and flash flood threat, potentially dangerous dense fog, and above average temperatures across the whole Southeast. Pedram Javaheri is in the CNN weather center with details on the duration of this warm, wet, and muggy pattern.

Connecticut school reinstates mascot critics call racist

Less than a year after voting to remove the name of a school mascot that some Native Americans found racist, the school board of a small Connecticut town has voted to reinstate it. Affiliate WFSB's Roger Susanin reports.

Two Pittsburgh area teenagers took a video of a toddler vaping. Now police are investigating

Pennsylvania State Police said child endangerment charges are pending against two teenage girls after video posted on social media appeared to show them recording a toddler using a vaping device. CNN affiliate KDKA has the story.

How to watch the College Football National Championship game and know what's going on

No. 1 LSU is ready to take on No. 3 Clemson in the 2020 College Football National Championship Game in New Orleans.

Houston Astros fire the team's manager and general manager after MLB cheating scheme investigation

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.

A water main break in New York City flooded streets and disrupted subway commutes

A water main underneath Manhattan broke, disrupting commutes on one of the world's busiest subway systems.

Baltimore leaders demand action after 15 people are shot in 40 hours, five of them fatally

After a weekend with multiple shootings left 5 people dead in Baltimore, community members spoke out to demand more from the Baltimore Police Department.

Popeyes gives 'Family Feud Canada' contestant $10,000 worth of food after her wrong answer goes viral

Fast-food chain Popeyes gave "Family Feud Canada" contestant Eve Dubois $10,000 worth of free food after her wrong answer went viral.

Conservative 'Moms' group slams Burger King for using 'the d-word' in a commercial

Conservative activist group One Million Moms is taking aim at Burger King for using what it calls the "d-word" in a commercial promoting the non-meat Impossible Whopper saying the ad is "highly inappropriate."

A Utah man survived in the Alaskan wilderness for three weeks after a fire burned his house and killed his dog

A Utah man has been rescued from the Alaskan wilderness, approximately three weeks after a fire burned his home to the ground, killed his dog and left him without much food, clothing or shelter.

This playboy tortoise had so much sex he saved his entire species. Now he's going home

A tortoise named Diego may have saved his species from extinction due to his unstoppable libido, which was credited as a major reason for the survival of his fellow giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands.

A gunman is on the run after shooting 5 people at a party in Colorado, police say

A gunman is on the run after shooting five people at an apartment complex in Aurora, Colorado, police said.

A man re-animated 'Sleeping Beauty' to create an unforgettable wedding proposal

LA filmmaker Lee Loechler proposed by editing himself and his girlfriend into her favorite movie, "Sleeping Beauty." Watch to see her reaction.

Another earthquake hits Puerto Rico with 5.9 magnitude

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 rattled Puerto Rico, the US Geological Survey reports. The quake was about 8 miles south of Indios, Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean Sea, the USGS said, at a depth of 6.2 miles.

Chicago hasn't had a coyote attack in decades. Yesterday, it had 2

Chicago officials and residents are on high alert following several coyote sightings and two attacks in the area.

A NASA high school intern helps discover planet with two suns

The 17 year old intern was examining data from an exploratory satellite

A teacher is charged with battery after video shows him grabbing and carrying a student, police say

A Florida middle school teacher has been arrested after he was seen on video grabbing a student in class and carrying him to a hallway where he pushed him, authorities said. CNN affiliate WESH has more.

Teen survives 30 hours in snowy Utah mountains

A 17-year-old from Fresno, California, is thankful to be alive after he survived for 30 hours alone in the snowy Utah mountains. CNN affiliate KSTU has the story.

5 things to know for January 10: Iran, Brexit, infrastructure, China, Taiwan

While speaking at a press conference in Tehran, the head of Iran's Civil Aviation Authority, Ali Abedzadeh, reiterated the country's stance that the plane was not hit by a missile. CNN's Matthew Chance reports with Ukraine's reaction.

5 things to know for January 9: Iran, royals, Ukraine plane, impeachment, cancer

After decades of an enduring cycle of violence, Iraqis are hardened to conflict. But many say they have little vested interest in the latest tit-for-tat between the US and Iran. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports from Baghdad.

5 things to know for January 9: Iran, royals, Ukraine plane, impeachment, cancer

A new storm system will be gaining strength over the next 24 hours. Severe storms, flash flooding as well as ice and snow will impact millions from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam is watching the forecast and brings you the latest.

5 things to know for January 9: Iran, royals, Ukraine plane, impeachment, cancer

CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks some of the misleading statements and falsehoods President Donald Trump made about Iran and former President Barack Obama in his speech following Iran's attack on the Iraqi air base that housed US troops.

Man who robbed a pharmacy gave clerk a note that said, 'I'm sorry, I have a sick child,' cops say

An unidentified robber in Philadelphia handed a store clerk a note that read in part, "Give me all the money. I'm sorry, I have a sick child," Philadelphia police reported.

5 things to know for January 9: Iran, royals, Ukraine plane, impeachment, cancer

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are stepping back from their roles as senior members of the British royal family and plan to work towards becoming "financially independent," the couple announced on Instagram.

Puerto Rico earthquake: Roughly two-thirds of island without power amid dozens of aftershocks

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico less than a day after another strong quake left several homes collapsed on the island.

5 things to know for January 8: Iran, Ukraine, Australia, impeachment, Venezuela

A Boeing 737 passenger airplane crashed in Iran's capital of Tehran with 176 passengers and crew on board. CNN's Richard Quest has the latest on the technical difficulties that reportedly brought down the Ukraine International Airlines flight.

5 things to know for January 8: Iran, Ukraine, Australia, impeachment, Venezuela

Lake effect snow continues for the Great Lakes; however, a winter warmup is taking to take shape. Temperatures across New England will be upwards of 25° above average by the weekend.. The spring-like warmth will also bring a severe weather risk. Pedram Javaheri has the details.

5 things to know for January 8: Iran, Ukraine, Australia, impeachment, Venezuela

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) discuss President Donald Trump's optimistic tweet following Iran's attacks on Iraqi military bases where US troops are stationed.

A 93-year-old man allegedly shot an apartment worker over a dispute about water damage, police say

A 93-year-old man who was upset about flooding and water damage in his Las Vegas apartment allegedly shot an employee at the residential complex, authorities said. CNN affiliate KSNV reports.

A Florida mom had two sets of twins in one year. She had better chances of winning the lottery

A woman in Florida who gave birth to twin boys in March 2019 soon learned she was again pregnant with twins in May 2019.

Estranged husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos faces murder charge, with 2 more arrests expected

The estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos said during an interview with NBC's "Dateline" he had a beautiful life before her disappearance, was "enamored" with his girlfriend and that the divorce was the only thing that wasn't positive. CNN's Jean Casarez reports.

Some military families are caught off guard as thousands of troops get called up for Middle East deployment

More than 3,000 service members are in the process of deploying as tensions rise following the killing of an Iranian general by the US, separating thousands of families from their loved ones -- some without notice. CNN's Natasha Chen reports.

Dallas Cowboys to hire Mike McCarthy as new head coach, reports say

The Dallas Cowboys plan to hire former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who led the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV. HLN's Andy Scholes has more.

Investigators searching for missing Idaho siblings seized computers and cell phones from stepfather's home

Law enforcement officers have been searching for siblings Joshua "JJ" Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, since November, after learning that they had not been seen or heard from since September. CNN affiliate KSTU reports.

Kids, aged 12 and 13, shot by driver after throwing snowballs at passing cars

Two children, ages 12 and 13, were shot after throwing snowballs at passing cars in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police say. CNN affiliate WITI has more.

These American firefighters are heading to Australia to help battle the flames

CNN's Anna Coren joins one couple as they journey back to their home to see the damage caused by fires raging in Australia.

Photos of Jeffrey Epstein's cell and a noose made out of a bedsheet published by '60 Minutes'

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his New York jail cell, one day after a court unsealed new details about sex assault claims against him.

Volunteers and veterans in North Carolina step up to help families of deployed soldiers

CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks with Major Jose Rodriguez and Isamar Diaz, whose husband is on standby for deployment to the Middle East. Thousands of US service members are being deployed after President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Iran's top military leader.

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 in overtime to win the College Football Playoff national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Puerto Rico rocked by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, with more tremors expected

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Puerto Rico, with plenty of aftershocks expected, the US Geological Survey said. No major injuries were reported, according to the Puerto Rico Director of Emergency Management Carlos Acevedo.

Two Indiana women and a baby were killed when a semi crashed into 8 vehicles, police say

Two women and a baby were killed in Indiana when a semitractor-trailer smashed into eight vehicles, police said. CNN affiliate WXIN reports.

5 things to know for January 6: Iran, Boeing, impeachment, Australia fires, Kenya attack

The first Monday in a new decade brings the threat of snow to many across the Northern Tier. Strong winds will drive lake effect snows from the shores of Lake Michigan to Lake Ontario as another week of Pacific storms battering the Pacific Northwest. Pedram Javaheri has the forecast

5 things to know for January 6: Iran, Boeing, impeachment, Australia fires, Kenya attack

The week-long state of emergency continues in Australia's New South Wales, as residents seek refuge from deadly bushfires. A total of 146 fires are burning across the state, with 65 uncontained, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS). About 2,700 firefighters were tackling the blazes on Sunday. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

Some military families caught off guard as thousands of troops are deployed to the Middle East

With more than 3,000 US troops headed to the Middle East, families at Fort Bragg in North Carolina are saying goodbye as their loved ones, many of them from the Immediate Response Force of the 82nd Airborne Division, deploy.

A pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike kills 5 people and injures about 60 others

An 86-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed after a major crash killed at least 5 people and injured about 60 others.

These Indiana twins were born just 30 minutes apart, but in different decades

Two twins in Indiana who were born within an hour of each other not only have different birthdays, but were born in different decades. CNN affiliate WISH reports.

Alabama woman who texted 'I feel in trouble' before she disappeared has been found dead, police say

29-year-old Paighton Houston's remains were discovered in a shallow grave behind a house in Hueytown, Alabama. She disappeared on December 20th, 2019.

Illinois bank robbery suspect accused of taking hostage is identified

Martin Savidge explains what you should and shouldn't do during a hostage situation to give yourself the best chance of survival.

Some military families caught off guard as thousands of troops are deployed to the Middle East

President Trump issues a statement after ordering a strike that killed top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

A palm reader was arrested for allegedly scamming a client out of $71,000 to banish a demon from her daughter

A palm reader in Massachusetts was arrested for allegedly tricking a client into giving her over $70,000 in cash and household items to rid their daughter of a demon.

Some military families caught off guard as thousands of troops are deployed to the Middle East

Republican diplomat, Richard Haass, weighs in on the U.S. strike that killed a top Iranian general.

One person was killed and others wounded in a stabbing incident in Austin, officials say

One man was killed and several people stabbed during an incident in Austin, Texas, officials said.

'Captain America' actress Mollie Fitzgerald charged with killing her mother

Mollie Fitzgerald, a minor actress in "Captain America: The First Avenger" has been charged with murdering her mother.

A US Army officer's mom just got deported. He says he feels betrayed

The mother of a US Army officer has been deported to Mexico after living in the US for over 30 years. HLN's Christi Paul explains.

A Michigan restaurant server got a $2,020 tip on a $23 meal for the New Year. It's part of the 2020 Tip Challenge

A server in Michigan got the surprise of a lifetime when a generous customer left her a massive tip on a $23 bill. CNN affiliate WXYZ reports.

A father and his 9-year-old daughter were killed while hunting. They were mistaken for deer

Kim Drawdy, 30, and his 9-year-old daughter, Lauren, were shot by hunters after being mistaken for deer in Walterboro, South Carolina, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. HLN's Christi Paul has more.

A Texas judge says hospital can take 11-month-old girl off life support despite her family's wishes

A judge has ruled that a children's hospital in Texas can remove an 11-month-old with a rare heart defect off life support, despite her family's wishes. HLN's Christi Paul has more.

The American Kennel Club announced two new dog breeds: the barbet and dogo Argentino

The American Kennel Club has announced two new breeds of dog, the dogo Argentino and the barbet. HLN's Christi Paul has more.

5 things to know for January 3: Iran, impeachment, 2020 election, China, census

President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport that killed Qasem Soleimani, a key Iranian military commander, in a "decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad" that was intended to deter "future Iranian attack plans," the Pentagon confirmed.

5 things to know for January 3: Iran, impeachment, 2020 election, China, census

Eastern US weather system brings a soggy start to the weekend. CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the forecast and how long the rain will last.

Man missing in Grand Canyon National Park for nearly two weeks found alive

On average, six people die every week in the National Park system according to officials. The parks work hard and offer tips to keep hundreds of millions of yearly visitors safe.

Chicago lauds homicide decline as other US cities combat murders

As Chicago lauds a drop in homicides for the third straight year, other US cities enter 2020 fighting against rising homicide rates. CNN's Omar Jimenez reports.

Ethan Couch, who killed four people in 'affluenza' case, arrested again in Texas

In late 2013, Ethan Couch killed four people while driving intoxicated. His defense's infamous claim of "affluenza" made the public furious.

Hanukkah stabbing victim's family releases photo to show brutality of anti-Semitic attack

The family of Josef Neumann, a victim of the Monsey, New York, Hanukkah stabbings, released a photo of their critically injured father to show the brutality of the attack. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

A teen whose teachers were sending him schoolwork in ICE detention just won his asylum case

A high school student disappeared for two days. Then his guidance counselor found out he was detained by ICE. Here's how the school responded.

An employee at Chicken Express was sent home for refusing to take off her hijab

Stefanae Coleman, a recent Muslim convert, arrived at work wearing a hijab for the first time but she was left feeling "disrespected, baffled and highly upset" when a manager told her she could not wear the headscarf at work.

A man kidnapped a woman and shoved her into a van with a cage in Alabama, police say

Police released bodycam footage showing the rescue of a woman who was kidnapped at knifepoint.

Woman's kidnapping was captured on a home surveillance camera in Las Vegas, police say

Las Vegas police released home security camera footage of a man attacking and dragging a woman into a car. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

A man working at Starbucks had his laptop stolen. He was killed when he chased down the thief

Police have arrested two suspects after a man died on New Year's Eve while chasing down a person who snatched his laptop while he was working at a Starbucks. CNN Affiliate KGO reports.

Texas woman celebrating New Year's Eve was apparently killed by celebratory gunfire

A 61-year-old Texas woman celebrating New Year's Eve was apparently killed by celebratory gunfire in Houston, authorities said.

Tumbleweeds blocked a Washington state highway, trapping people in their cars

Several people got trapped in their cars on New Year's Eve after strong winds blew a thicket of tumbleweeds into a portion of a state highway, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson.

What NBA greats and others are saying about David Stern

The NBA announced that former commissioner David Stern died at age 77 as the result of a brain hemorrhage he suffered on December 12, 2019.

A blind marching band will perform at the Outback Bowl's halftime show on New Year's Day

The Ohio State School for the Blind's marching band brought in 2020 by performing in a Florida New Year's Eve Parade.

From plastic bags to natural hair, here are the new laws coming in 2020

CNN's Nick Valencia breaks down a number of new laws that take effect across the country on January 1, 2020.

A quick-thinking doctor saved a dog whose leash was stuck in a moving elevator

A Tampa Bay, Florida doctor who was returning home from his shift saved his neighbor's dog after the dog's leash got stuck in a moving elevator.

David Stern, former NBA commissioner, dead at 77

Stepping down after 30 years as NBA Commissioner, David Stern talks successes, failures and the game he's leaving behind.

A massive wind turbine in New York City crashes down onto a car

A recently installed wind turbine came crashing down in a New York City neighborhood, causing a chain reaction. As the turbine in the Bronx partially collapsed, it smashed into an adjacent billboard, causing that to break apart and tumble down to the street and cars below.

5 things to know for December 31: Wildfires, Nissan, Russia call, opioids

Snow and freezing rain continue to fall over New England and the Great Lakes on New Year's Eve. Ivan Cabrera has the details on if it will last into the new decade.

A Kansas officer claimed McDonald's employees wrote a derogatory term on his cup. He made it up, the police chief says

Herington, Kansas, Police Chief Brian Hornaday said that a police officer who initially claimed McDonald's employees wrote "F*****g pig" on his cup has resigned.

A promising Georgia Tech football recruit was hit and killed by a train in Florida

17-year-old Bryce Gowdy was hit and killed by a train one week before he was set to join the Georgia Tech football team.

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