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Carl Ruiz, celebrity chef, dies at 44

Celebrity chef Carl Ruiz, the owner of La Cubana restaurant who made frequent appearances on The Food Network, has died, the New York restaurant said. He was 44.

7 people overdosed on drugs at a Pittsburgh apartment. Now 3 are dead, and 4 are hospitalized

Police are once again warning about the dangers of drug use after seven people appear to have overdosed at a Pittsburgh apartment. Three of the seven people are dead, while the other four are hospitalized. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

Antonio Brown says he won't be playing in the NFL anymore

Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown unleashed on Twitter, saying he is done with the league. CNN's Nick Valencia has more on the star wide receiver.

An alligator was pulled from a pond behind a Michigan junior high school

A 3-foot alligator has a new home after it was discovered living in a pond behind a Michigan junior high school. CNN affiliate WTVG has more.

7 people overdosed on drugs at a Pittsburgh apartment. Now 3 are dead, and 4 are hospitalized

Pittsburgh police are investigating a "medical situation" that left three people dead and four others hospitalized in Pittsburgh. All seven people were wearing orange paper wrist bands, which may offer clues, Pittsburgh Director of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich said.

Tropical Storm Karen forms east of the Windward Islands

Tropical Storm Karen formed just east of the Windward Islands and is expected to bring heavy rainfall across the Lesser Antilles. CNN's Ivan Cabrera has the latest forecast.

2 killed, 8 injured in bar shooting near Lancaster, South Carolina

Two people died and eight were injured in a shooting that took place at a bar in Lancaster, South Carolina, according to Lancaster Sheriff's Office.

A Louisiana police captain was killed and another officer injured after a routine traffic stop ended in a shootout

Louisiana Police Captain Vincent "Vinny" Liberto Jr. was killed and another officer was wounded after a routine traffic stop ended in a shootout, CNN affiliate WDSU reported.

He tweeted hate at her. She sued. Then she met him

A torrent of hate hit Taylor Dumpson after she became the first black female student body president at American University. She fought back with litigation. And then she agreed to accept an apology from one of her tormentors. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Father and son die after falling off a 75-foot cliff in Connecticut

A father and son died after falling off a cliff in Farmington, Connecticut, according to police. CNN affiliate WFSB reports.

At least 4 killed after tour bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in Utah

Multiple people were killed after a tour bus was involved in a crash near Bryce Canyon National Park, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

A 14-year-old boy took a ship anchor to the head -- and survived. Now, his friends call him 'Anchorman'

14-year-old Caleb Bennett was fishing when he was struck in the head with a boat anchor. Miraculously, just days later he is walking and talking again.

A New Jersey man scouted US landmarks for potential Hezbollah attacks, charges allege

Authorities believe Alexei Saab from Morristown, New Jersey, has been acting as a US scout for the foreign terrorist group Hezbollah. The federal government says Saab scouted possible targets for an attack including the Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial and Fenway Park. CNN's Brynn Gingras has more.

Georgia police throw a surprise birthday party for boy with cerebral palsy

The Smyrna Police Department surprised Tye Clinner, a special needs boy with cerebral palsy, with a party -- complete with sirens, gadgets and a special honor for the birthday boy. CNN's Robyn Curnow has more.

A man moved in with a Kansas shelter dog to help her get adopted

Queen has been waiting at the sherlter for over 400 nights, and now she has a roommate

5 things to know for September 20: Whistleblower, Trudeau, Israel, climate strike

CNN's Anderson Cooper points to President Donald Trump's questionable track record on sharing information with foreign leaders behind closed doors.

A man moved in with a Kansas shelter dog to help her get adopted

Kansas resident Scott Poore moved into a shelter to help a loving dog get adopted. Poore also works at the shelter and oversees "Mission Driven," a clothing brand that brings awareness to shelter pets.

Greta Thunberg: The teenage old soul of the climate crisis

CNN's Bill Weir talks with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on the challenges and victories in her fight to bring global awareness to climate change.

5 things to know for September 20: Whistleblower, Trudeau, Israel, climate strike

Bird populations in the United States and Canada have dropped by almost three billion since 1970, according to a new study. CNN's Bill Weir reports.

5 things to know for September 19: President Trump, Justin Trudeau and brownface, UFOs

The US Navy has confirmed that certain UFO videos made public over the past several years do indeed show "unidentified aerial phenomena."

5 things to know for September 19: President Trump, Justin Trudeau and brownface, UFOs

After years of construction and repairs, the Washington Monument in the nation's capital is reopening to the public.

A 3-year-old boy was found sleeping on a porch in New York and his parents are missing

Police are searching for the parents of a 3-year-old boy who was found on a porch in Buffalo, New York, wearing only a diaper and sleeping in a cardboard box.

Emergency sirens accidentally set off during Honolulu Police training

Someone accidentally set off emergency sirens in Hawaii ... again. Officials say it happened during a Honolulu Police Department training. In 2018, an employee of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency accidentally sent out a ballistic missile alert, causing panic across the region.

Rescues are underway as Imelda floods roads and homes in southeastern Texas

An unrelenting Tropical Depression Imelda is causing serious flash flooding in parts of southeastern Texas, covering roads, trapping people in vehicles and homes and sending rescuers scrambling to get to those most in need.

Orthodox Jews fear being targets of rising anti-Semitism

CNN's Jason Carroll looks at the rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the US, and how the Orthodox Jewish community is responding.

Rescues are underway as Imelda floods roads and homes in Beaumont in southeastern Texas

Heavy rain and flash flooding remain concerns for much of east Texas and western Louisiana as Imelda continues the slow track towards the north. Storm totals could exceed 2 feet for some in the region. Pedram Javaheri has the latest on the rain from Imelda as well as an update on Tropical Storm Jerry

A teen's mother alerted authorities after she found plans in his journal detailing a school attack

Washington police have arrested a high school student in a plot against his school after his mother found journal entries detailing his plans and alerted authorities.

A New York student was fatally stabbed while onlookers took a video of his suffering

Police say a group of teenagers looked on as 16-year-old Khaseen Morris was assaulted and stabbed in the chest. Some took out their phones and documented the fight on social media. CNN's Reid Binion reports.

5 things to know for September 19: President Trump, Justin Trudeau and brownface, UFOs

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded about a photo that recently surfaced of him appearing to wear 'brownface' at a party in 2001.

American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage plane denied bond

The American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage a commercial airliner before takeoff was denied bond and will be held in custody until trial, a judge ruled. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Drew Brees is having surgery on his injured right hand

Drew Brees sits down with CNN's Coy Wire to discuss how to focus on football despite all the Super Bowl distractions.

Two Amish men escape police after being pulled over for drinking and driving their horse and buggy

Two Amish men who Ohio police pulled over for drinking alcoholic beverages while operating a horse and buggy escaped while they were being questioned.

Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in New Jersey who may have been abducted from playground

New Jersey officials issued a statewide Amber Alert for a missing 5-year-old girl who authorities say may have been abducted from a playground.

Police were called to a California home. They found a mountain lion trapped in the bathroom.

A mountain lion wandered into a couple's home in Sonora, California, where the animal locked itself in the bathroom before police responded.

Chick-fil-A employee springs into action to save a customer's life after they went into cardiac arrest

A man who went into cardiac arrest last week at a Chula Vista, California, Chick-fil-A location was saved in part by Tauya Nenguke, a quick-thinking manager at the restaurant.

Sandy Hook Promise's chilling back-to-school PSA hopes to prevent mass shootings

The nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise launched a "back to school" PSA to raise awareness about school shootings. CNN's Alisyn Camerota talks about the ad with the group's managing director Nicole Hockley, whose 6-year-old son Dylan was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school in 2012.

Mosquito-borne virus victim went from healthy to brain dead in 9 days

A Michigan man went from healthy to brain dead in just nine days after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis, his brother said.

Tyshawn Lee, 9, killed in 'murderous rage' by gang members bent on revenge, prosecutor says

9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was at a Chicago park in 2015 when he was murdered in what prosecutors say is a revenge killing meant to settle a gang feud. The two defendants accused of killing Lee have plead not guilty.

Democratic donor Ed Buck charged with a felony for running a drug den

Democratic donor Ed Buck has been charged with operating a drug house out of his California residence and injecting a man with methamphetamine. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Tyshawn Lee, 9, killed in 'murderous rage' by gang members bent on revenge, prosecutor says

Pierre Stokes, father of slain 9-year-old Tyshwan Lee, faces three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. WGN reports.

A fan held a sign on 'College GameDay' asking people to Venmo him money for beer. Now he's donating it all to a children's hospital

A college football fan who held up a sign on national TV asking for beer money says he's giving the thousands of dollars he raked in to a children's hospital.

Pittsburgh Pirates' closer Felipe Vázquez accused of sex crimes in Florida and Pennsylvania

Felipe Vázquez, All-Star pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was arrested and charged with multiple sex crimes for two separate incidents involving minors.

Pittsburgh Pirates' closer Felipe Vázquez accused of sex crimes in Florida, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle responded to news of the arrest of star player Felipe Vazquez.

A father was arrested when his 11-year-old son was killed after falling from a boat in California

Javier A. Burillo was arrested after his 11-year-old son was killed during a boating trip in the San Francisco Bay, police say.

A homeless man was reunited with his lost dog and the video is a real tearjerker

Heartwarming video shows the moment Anthony Rogers, a homeless man in Memphis, was reunited with his dog, Bobo.

A mountain climber survived a terrifying fall into a crevasse while descending Mount Rainier

A climber credits quick thinking and a good team after suddenly plunging down a crevasse while hiking on Mount Rainier in Washington. CNN affiliate KOMO reports.

'Take care of it': North Carolina sheriff wanted ex-deputy with dirt on him killed, indictment says

A grand jury has indicted the sitting Granville County, North Carolina, sheriff on two felony obstruction of justice charges, alleging the lawman ignored and encouraged a plot to kill one of his deputies, according to court documents.

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

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

A woman was arrested after she bought an AK-47 and threatened her old school

Alexis Wilson, 18, has been arrested for making terroristic threats against her former high school, according to a Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office report. After receiving reports of threats, Police said they recovered weapons at Wilson's home, according to the report. She told investigating officers that "she didn't mean the statement to sound the way it did, and that she was just trying to teach her coworker to not be afraid of firearms," the report said.

Virginia's basketball coach was offered a big raise after winning the championship. He turned it down so others could get the money

University of Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett declined a raise offered to him following a national championship win saying in a statement, "I have more than enough," and that he hopes the money saved can help other departments and coaches.

Cornell medical school will start giving full scholarships to students who qualify for financial aid

Cornell University announced it will eliminate medical education debt for all students who qualify for financial aid at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, starting with students who entered the program this fall. The university said this ensures all students, "including those from economically diverse backgrounds," can pursue their education at Cornell.

He was a Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur. Today he's homeless in Los Angeles

CNN's Dan Simon speaks with Shawn Pleasants, a Yale graduate and former Wall Street banker and entrepreneur who is now part of the country's homeless population living in California.

A man built a homemade machine to bring endless water to the Bahamas. You already know the science

Moses West, of San Antonio, Texas, has brought water to Flint, Michigan, and Puerto Rico -- all through his Atmospheric Water Generation machines, which extract moisture from the atmosphere and turn it into water. Now, after Hurricane Dorian, he's trying to bring his design to the Bahamas.

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled two business owners did not have to make invitations for a same-sex wedding

Arizona's Supreme Court rules a Phoenix business can refuse wedding invitation orders to LGBTQ couples.

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

A disturbance off the coast of Texas will be pushing tropical moisture up into the Gulf Coast where flooding is possible for Houston and the surrounding region. Big time heat is also affecting areas from the tip of Minnesota to tail of Florida. Pedram Javaheri has the details.

Missing Florida mother and her four children all found dead, sheriff says

A Florida man allegedly killed his wife and their four children and then stored the bodies at his home and in his van for several weeks before taking their remains to Georgia, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

Houston activist who invited ICE to a community forum is facing deportation. His family believes he was targeted

The recent arrest of an undocumented Houston immigration activist has many concerned that the Trump administration is targeting outspoken critics. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Brutal series of assaults and robberies in Minneapolis highlights a critical police shortage in the city

Police in Minneapolis are struggling to combat an alarming rise in robberies throughout the city. One precinct specifically has seen a 50% increase in the last year.

Missing Florida mother and her four children all found dead, sheriff says

A Florida mother of four who had been missing for more than a month was found dead in Georgia, and her four children remain missing, authorities in Marion County, Florida, said.

1 firefighter is dead and 6 people were injured in a building explosion in Maine, authorities say

Multiple people are injured after a building exploded in Farmington, Maine, town officials confirmed.

Missouri woman in legal battle to keep three emotional support monkeys

A Missouri woman is fighting to keep her three emotional support monkeys, saying they help her cope with PTSD, but the city of Creve Coeur bans them in residential areas.

Humberto strengthens to Category 1 hurricane after moving farther east into the Atlantic

Humberto strengthens overnight into a Category 1 storm as it moves away from the Bahamas. Elsewhere across the US, extreme heat extends up to the Canadian border where temperatures will be up to 20° above average. Pedram Javaheri has the forecast.

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy following proposed agreement to settle opioid lawsuits

Purdue Pharma, the company at the center of the opioid crisis, has filed for bankruptcy as it faces more than 2,000 lawsuits.

A California woman dreamt she swallowed her engagement ring. Turns out she actually did it in her sleep

A woman found herself at an urgent care center after she swallowed her engagement ring in her sleep. CNN's affiliate KGTV has more.

A whale washed ashore in Maryland and citizens attempted to push it back into the water

The juvenile sperm whale was about 15 feet long and had been alive when it came onto the shore in Ocean City, Maryland.

Braves player Charlie Culberson was hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball

Atlanta Braves outfielder Charlie Culberson was taken to the hospital after being hit in the face by a 90-mph fastball in a game against the Washington Nationals. Umpires called the play a strike, setting off Braves manager Brian Snitker, who came out to argue and yell at the umpires over the call. Afterward, the Braves scored four more runs and won the game 10-1, clinching a playoff berth.

76 anti-ICE protesters arrested during sit-in at Microsoft store in New York

76 anti-ICE protesters were arrested for blocking traffic in Manhattan during a sit-in at the Microsoft store on Fifth Avenue, a New York Police Department spokesman said. The protesters are demanding the tech company stop allowing ICE to use their technology.

At least 22 people injured in deck collapse at New Jersey beach house

At least 22 people were injured Saturday evening after a deck collapsed at a home in Wildwood, New Jersey, according to representatives for area hospitals.

Tropical Storm Humberto is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane Sunday

The Bahamas missed the brunt of Tropical Storm Humberto, which is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane.

A former NFL player is accused of destroying his business to make it look like a hate crime burglary

A former NFL player is facing criminal charges after he allegedly destroyed his business near Atlanta to make it look like a hate crime burglary, police said.

10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

A 10-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she contracted a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney in Bosque County near Waco, Texas.

Backstreet Boys hold a surprise meet-and-greet with a group of people with Down syndrome before Louisville concert

After a Down syndrome community group in Louisville created a remake video of the Backstreet Boys hit song "I Want It That Way," the band planned a special surprise.

Former college basketball star who sued the NCAA says California's fair pay bill is 'changing the game'

Ed O'Bannon, who led the 1995 UCLA basketball championship team, sued the NCAA and video game maker for using his likeness. He still hasn't seen any proceeds.

New York attorney general exposes $1 billion in wire transfers by Sackler family

Authorities have identified about $1 billion in wire transfers between the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, the entities they control and different financial institutions, New York Attorney General Letitia James said.

A gunman is on the run after a shooting in Seattle leaves one dead and 2 injured at a light rail station

A gunman is on the run after opening fire at a light rail station in Seattle, leaving one person dead and two others injured, police said.

Woman is arrested after California lawmakers are splashed with red liquid on Senate floor

California lawmakers were evacuated after a woman tossed a feminine hygiene product containing what appeared to be blood onto the Senate floor, officials said.

5 things to know for September 12: Immigration, vaping, 2020 Dems, Bahamas, tariffs

In an interview for SiriusXM's "Jess Cagle Show," Renée Zellweger talks about the moment she overheard people talking about her on a London subway.

Tropical Storm Humberto gets close to Bahamian islands devastated by Dorian

The Bahamas are bracing for Tropical Storm Humberto, which will bring rain and wind to Abaco and Grand Bahama. CNN's Allison Chinchar reports these areas are still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.

A driver intentionally drove his truck into an Ohio hospital ER, leaving 1 dead and 2 injured, police say

One person is dead and two are injured after police say a man intentionally crashed his truck into the emergency room of an Ohio hospital. CNN affiliate WBNS reports.

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

Shane Gillis was fired from "Saturday Night Live" just days after he was hired, after videos of the comedian making bigoted comments surfaced.

Jerry Falwell Jr. faces backlash over emails in which he allegedly belittled students and staff at Liberty University

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. encouraged students to get concealed carry gun permits.

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison in connection with college admission scandal

Former "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman will spend 14 days in prison and pay a $30,000 fine for her role in what authorities have called the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

They texted the wrong number, but reached the right person -- a total stranger who offered to help

A text message sent to a wrong number led to an unexpected act of kindness. CNN affiliate KNXV has the details on how a stranger went above and beyond for an Arizona family in need of some help.

A Texas school district said a 4-year-old boy had to braid his hair or cut it off. Parents say that discriminates against black hairstyles

Parents of a young male student say they were told by a Texas school district to cut his long hair or go to class wearing a dress and tell his classmates he is a girl. CNN affiliate KETK has the story.

A baby born at 9:11 p.m. on 9/11 weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces

Little Christina Brown brought some joy to a somber day in America's history. CNN affiliate WREG has the story of the unbelievable coincidence of the September 11 newborn delivered at 9:11 p.m., weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces.

He was nervous about the first day of school, so his school bus driver held his hand for support

A bus driver helped a young student get over his first-day jitters with a heartwarming gesture. A photo shows how the bus driver reached out and grabbed the student's hand to help comfort him.

Parents allege fertility clinic impregnated mother with sperm of another man

A New Jersey couple, who conceived through in vitro fertilization, are suing their fertility clinic after a DNA test said there's a 0% chance the man is his daughter's biological father.

Are you ready for the full moon? Here's how to take the best photos

A legendary day for bad luck will have excellent mood lighting courtesy of harvest moon

Felicity Huffman is set to become the first parent sentenced for the college admissions scandal Friday

Award-winning actress Felicity Huffman will be in the spotlight Friday, much to her chagrin.

An Ohio woman who buried her newborn in the backyard will serve no more jail time

Brooke Skylar Richardson, who was accused of killing and burying her newborn baby in 2017, broke down in tears as a judge delivered the jury's verdict.

5 things to know for September 13: 2020 Dems, Census case, boat fire, Bahamas, Russia

Hurricane season has peaked and there are three disturbances across the Atlantic. One of which is threatening the Bahamas and Florida, and will likely be the next named storm.

The remains of a man missing for 22 years have been found -- thanks to Google Earth

The remains of a man who vanished nearly 22 years ago were found after a previous resident of a Wellington, Florida, neighborhood noticed something in a retention pond while browsing Google Earth, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

She started helping Detroit's impoverished community in her house. Now, her nonprofit has reached 250,000 people.

CNN Hero Najah Bazzy says she's following the love in her heart as she provides for her community. Zaman International offers free food, clothes, furniture and wraparound services to break the cycle of poverty.

She started helping Detroit's impoverished community in her house. Now, her nonprofit has reached 250,000 people.

Najah Bazzy is delivering hope and healing in America's poorest city. Her nonprofit has helped more than 250,000 women and children, providing basic necessities, education and job training.

Former NFL player Terrell Roberts shot and killed

Ex-NFL player Terrell Roberts was shot and killed in California's Bay Area, police told CNN. He was 38.

He spent his entire life pranking others. Now his family is sending him off with a comedic obituary

An 82-year-old Connecticut man known for pranking those around him got his very own comedic farewell in an unusual obituary. CNN affiliate WFSB reports.

CNN analyst Bakari Sellers' baby daughter receives liver transplant, ending months of waiting

CNN commentator Bakari Sellers opens up about his family's battle with his daughter's rare liver condition and the importance of organ donations.

Sacramento woman is hospitalized after using facial cream tainted with mercury

A woman has been hospitalized after using a facial cream tainted with methylmercury, the Sacramento County Department of Health Services said in a news release. She obtained the cream through an informal network and, "The mercury was not added by the Pond's manufacturer, but by a third party after purchase," it said.

Sacramento woman is hospitalized after using facial cream tainted with mercury

Sacramento Woman in Semi-Comatose State after Using Tainted Face Cream from Mexico

Wisconsin man ran a drug ring that filled up to 5,000 bootleg vaping cartridges per day, police say

Two brothers arrested, accused of running a drug empire in southeast Wisconsin.

5 things to know for September 12: Immigration, vaping, 2020 Dems, Bahamas, tariffs

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a 16-year-old with vaping-related illness as teens increasingly use e-cigarettes.

5 things to know for September 12: Immigration, vaping, 2020 Dems, Bahamas, tariffs

The tropics continue to be active as we continue to monitor an area of low pressure near the Turks and Caicos. This system could potentially be our next named Atlantic storm as well as bring rain to an area already devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Derek Van Dam has the latest forecast.

Cleveland Browns star's girlfriend dies in a car accident weeks after giving birth

The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith, Petara Cordero, was killed in a car accident weeks after giving birth to the couple's son.

'This is childhood cancer': A mom shared a heart-wrenching photo of her 4-year-old son with leukemia

Kaitlin Burge shares the story behind this photo of her 5-year old daughter supporting her 4-year-old son with cancer.

UFC fighter Paige VanZant says she makes more on Instagram than she does in fights

Recently, the FTC has cracked down on influencer marketing. Here's how influencers make it work, and still make lots of money.

Texas mother Crystal Mason appeals five-year sentence for illegal voting

CNN's Nina Elbagir speaks with Crystal Mason, who was sentenced to five years in prison for voting illegally in the 2016 election.

An employee stabbed 5 people at a Florida workplace after a dispute, Tallahassee police say

Police in Tallahassee, Florida, say they are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred at Dyke Industries. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.

Megachurch pastor who was known for his work in mental health advocacy kills himself

Pastor and mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson, who preached at Southern California megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, has died by suicide.

An autistic student needed a quiet place to work. His desk was put in a bathroom stall

About one in 160 children are diagnosed with this autism, leading to difficulty with social and emotional skills.

The last missing victim from the California dive boat fire has been located

A diving boat with 39 people aboard caught fire in the middle of the night off the coast of southern California. 34 bodies have been recovered from the scene.

Ex-convict used an untraceable 'ghost gun' in deadly shootout with police in Riverside

One officer died and two other officers were injured after being shot following a traffic stop in Riverside, California. The incident began when a California Highway Patrol officer was shot after pulling over a vehicle, according to Riverside Police.

These two toddlers are showing us what real-life besties look like

Michael D. Cisneros posted a Facebook video showing his 26-month-old son Maxwell and 27-month-old Finnegan running to give each other a hug, saying "With all the racism and hate going on I just think it's a really beautiful video."

5 things to know for September 11: John Bolton, NC-9, Bahamas, Israel, e-cigs, 9/11

3-year-old Makai Simmons was mobbed by his classmates when he returned to his school in Florida after being stuck for days in the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian.

A former trainer has accused NFL star Antonio Brown of rape. He denies the allegations

A woman who used to train New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has accused the NFL star of rape in a federal lawsuit filed in Florida. Brown denies the allegations.

Two Florida parents are pressing charges after their daughter is accused of trying to hire someone to kill them

A Florida teenager was arrested on charges of attempting to have her parents killed, according to a police affidavit. She is accused of stealing almost $1,500 from her parents' bank account while trying to carry out her murder-for-hire plot.

This 9-year-old was denied lunch on his birthday at school. Now the district is making changes

A boy from Ohio was denied school lunch because of an unpaid balance of $9 on his account. In response, the school district is making changes.

Sea turtles have been targeted multiple times this year in Florida. Another was just found with a spear in its neck

The 150-pound green turtle was taken into surgery, and the spear was removed.

Philadelphia's acting police commissioner apologizes for having worn a controversial LAPD shirt

Philadelphia's acting police commissioner apologized this week for having worn an LAPD T-shirt that many perceive to be a reference to the Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King. CNN affiliate KYW reports.

5 things to know for September 11: John Bolton, NC-9, Bahamas, Israel, e-cigs, 9/11

Another risk for tornadoes in the Plains today as a storm system bringing cooler autumn air pushes towards the Great Lakes. Pedram Javaheri has the forecast

5 things to know for September 11: John Bolton, NC-9, Bahamas, Israel, e-cigs, 9/11

Jon Stewart pays tribute to September 11th first responders after the Senate passed a bill to fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation fund for decades.

Crabs and shrimp are flocking to the Deepwater Horizon spill site to mate, and it's making them sick

Five years after an oil spill devastated the Gulf Coast, CNN's Drew Griffin returns to the region with conservationist Philippe Cousteau.

A moment of silence for 9/11 is now the law in New York schools

10 siblings decided to help raise each other after losing their father in 9/11 and then losing their mother to cancer.

5 things to know for September 11: John Bolton, NC-9, Bahamas, Israel, e-cigs, 9/11

North Carolina state Sen. Dan Bishop will defeat Democrat Dan McCready in the North Carolina 9th District's special congressional election, giving Republicans a narrow victory in the GOP-leaning district where President Donald Trump won by 12 points in 2016.

California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless, US attorney says

A dozen leaders of California-based Imperial Valley Ministries have been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of forced labor of mostly homeless people, a US attorney said.

5 things to know for September 10: North Carolina, North Korea, Bahamas, Russia spy

Summer heat continues in the south while severe storms threaten the mid-west. Also, today is the statistical peak of hurricane season.

What caused blue and green lights to glow in a distant galaxy? Scientists are baffled by this interstellar mystery

NASA scientists used X-rays to determine new details regarding what happens to a star when it comes too close to a black hole.

5 things to know for September 10: North Carolina, North Korea, Bahamas, Russia spy

President Trump told a crowd at a rally in North Carolina that Democrats are 'not big on religion' and that is one reason why voters need to show up for the 2020 election.

Texas shooting highlights dangers of guns sold without background checks

The recent shooting in and around Odessa, Texas, is shining new light on an old problem: In many states, a person barred from owning a gun under the law can still buy one in a private sale, without a background check. CNN'S Drew Griffin reports.

A bank mistakenly put $120,000 into a couple's account. They spent it, police say

A Pennsylvania couple are facing felony theft charges after police say they spent $120,000 accidentally deposited in their account.

NBA star Kawhi Leonard's sister has been charged in the deadly robbery of an 84-year-old woman, report says

The sister of Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is one of two women charged in connection with an assault that left an 84-year-old woman dead, according to a report.

NASA remixed an Ariana Grande song to promote its mission to put a woman on the moon

NASA is using star power to educate youth about space and promote an upcoming mission hoping to send a woman to the moon by 2024. To do this, some of their interns remixed singer Ariana Grande's song "NASA."

Rescuers make contact with crew members aboard capsized ship off Georgia coast

Four crew members of the Golden Ray are missing after the cargo ship overturned in St. Simons Sound off the southeastern coast of Georgia. CNN's Natasha Chen reports.

Some Bahamas evacuees were told to get off a ferry headed to the US. CBP blames the ferry operator.

As evacuations continue, hundreds of Bahamians hoping to flee the devastation of Hurricane Dorian were told to get off a ferry headed to the US, if they did not have visas.

5 things to know for September 9: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Hong Kong, British Airways

Sweltering heat for a large part of the Southeast, and severe storms in the upper Midwest. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest on who will feel the heat.

4 crew members are still missing 24 hours after a cargo ship overturned off the Georgia coast

A cargo ship heading for Baltimore capsizes along the Georgia coast, some crew members are unaccounted for.

5 things to know for September 9: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Hong Kong, British Airways

British Airways says it was forced to cancel nearly all of their flights for Monday and Tuesday after the British pilots union went ahead with a strike.

4 crew members are still missing 24 hours after a cargo ship overturned off the Georgia coast

The US Coast Guard is pausing rescue operations for four missing crew members of a cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia.

He was bullied for his homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt. The school just made it an official design

A Florida student wanted to represent his beloved University of Tennessee Volunteers during his elementary school's "College Colors Day," so he proudly made his own logo to wear. When the university learned that other students teased him for his handmade design, they turned his logo into a real shirt.

About 1,250 lightning strikes recorded in Washington within three hours

About 1,250 lightning strikes were recorded in western Washington state during a storm that caused widespread power outages, the National Weather Service said.

An ICE officer tried to stop a truck outside a Tennessee grocery store. Then he opened fire

An ICE officer opened fire and wounded a man in a Nashville grocery store parking lot as the officer attempted to make an immigration arrest. The officer fired two shots after a driver he was trying to arrest during a fugitive operation drove toward the officer while fleeing the scene, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said, citing initial reports.

Bahamas evacuees arrive at a Florida port on a cruise ship after facing Hurricane Dorian's devastation

Nearly 1,500 people have arrived safely in Florida after being evacuated by cruise ship from the Bahamas. CNN's Rosa Flores spoke with some of the Hurricane Dorian survivors after they disembarked.

A man watched on doorbell camera as a tornado from Hurricane Dorian destroyed his home

Jason Sawyer watched his North Carolina beach house get destroyed by a Hurricane Dorian spawned tornado through his Ring doorbell camera.

Bahamas resident spent more than 18 hours in her bathtub as violent winds ripped through her home

CNN's Patrick Oppmann speaks with a survivor in one of the hardest hit areas of the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Dorian sets sights on Canada after North Carolina landfall

Residents in the Carolinas are facing a triple threat of hurricane force winds, heavy rain and storm surges as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

Owner of the Jeep abandoned in the surf on Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Dorian explains how it got there

Strong waves pummel a red Jeep SUV after it was stuck in the sands of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, during Hurricane Dorian.

Husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos says he had no part in her disappearance

Fotis Dulos was arrested for the second time in the disappearance of his estranged wife Jennifer. Dulos' girlfriend Michelle Troconis was also arrested on related charges. CNN's Brynn Gingras has the latest.

American Airlines mechanic accused of attempted sabotage of flight with 150 on board

An American Airlines mechanic is accused of trying to sabotage a commercial airliner before it was set to take off from Miami International Airport. CNN's René Marsh has the details.

An Ohio TV meteorologist was arrested on a child pornography charge

Mike Davis, a meteorologist at CNN-affiliate WBNS in Ohio, was arrested on one felony charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Authorities say they received a tip that Davis had sent and received "a significant number of images of child pornography," according to Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin.

5 things to know for September 6: Dorian, Mugabe, boat fire, student loans

Hurricane Dorian remains a Category 1 storm as it makes landfall over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The storm is lashing the Carolinas and Virginia with rain, storm surges and wind gusts. CNN's Allison Chinchar reports.

5 things to know for September 6: Dorian, Mugabe, boat fire, student loans

CNN's Patrick Oppmann is on the ground in High Rock, one of the hardest-hit parts of the Bahamas that was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Dorian is brushing the coast of North Carolina as a Category 1 storm

North Carolina is getting hit with 100 mph winds as Hurricane Dorian continues up the East Coast. CNN's Karen Maginnis reports.

Man acquitted of 36 deaths in Oakland's Ghost Ship fire; hung jury on other defendant

See the Oakland, California, warehouse called the Ghost Ship before and after the fatal fire that claimed dozens of lives.

R. Kelly's trial date on sexual misconduct charges is set for April

For more than 20 years, allegations of sexual misconduct have been mounting against R. Kelly. The R&B singer has repeatedly denied all accusations of wrongdoing.

A 550-million-year-old worm was one of the first animals to move and make decisions, a new study says

Fossils showing worm tracks on the ocean floor from over 500 million years ago may be the earliest animal tracks ever found, according to researchers.

They posed in blackface and bullied African-American classmates. The school district failed to act, parents say

Six African-American students and their families have filed a lawsuit against Eastern Carver County Schools detailing their experiences of systematic racism.

After years of anonymity, the woman raped by Brock Turner wants the world to know her name

Chanel Miller withheld her identity following her sexual assault by Brock Turner on the Stanford University campus. For the first time since her 2015 rape, Miller is telling her story and read a portion of her victim impact statement on CBS's "60 Minutes."

Missing Connecticut mom's body was in truck used by her estranged husband at some point, warrant says

A "bloodlike substance" that contained Jennifer Dulos' DNA was found in the vehicle her estranged husband had access to the day she disappeared, according to a new warrant released by the Connecticut State Police.

5 things to know for September 5: Dorian, trade war, Brexit, climate, death rates

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's position in Parliament weakens as he loses support for a no-deal Brexit. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

5 things to know for September 5: Dorian, trade war, Brexit, climate, death rates

Bahamas resident Sharon Rolle tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about the scene in her neighborhood in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Missing Connecticut mom's body was in truck used by her estranged husband at some point, warrant says

The estranged husband of Connecticut woman who went missing earlier this year is arrested for a second time.

Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it threatens landfall in the Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian heads up the eastern coast of Florida and will likely make landfall in the Carolinas later this week, after causing catastrophic damage to the Bahamas.

5 things to know for September 5: Dorian, trade war, Brexit, climate, death rates

CNN hosted seven straight hours of town halls about the climate crisis with several 2020 Democratic candidates. See the best moments.

Hurricane Dorian threatens the US after devastating the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian continues to pound the southeastern coast of the US, slamming Charleston, South Carolina, with torrential rain and storm surge.

Almost all life on Earth was wiped out 2 billion years ago, a new study says

The climate has changed drastically over the billions of years of Earth's existence, but what we're experiencing now is significantly more extreme.

A family of 5 celebrating a birthday is among those feared dead in California dive boat fire

Five family members are among those feared dead after a raging inferno tore through a diving boat off the Southern California coast. The family, from Stockton, California, travels aboard the Conception yearly to celebrate a birthday.

A 6-year-old was saving money to visit Disney World. He spent it on food for Hurricane Dorian evacuees instead

A 6-year-old boy in South Carolina was saving up for a trip to Disney World when Hurricane Dorian hit the US. Instead of going on his dream trip, he decided to use his money to feed evacuees.

Dorian might make landfall in the Carolinas after moving along Florida coast, forecasters say

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper encourages residents to evacuate as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

Missing Pennsylvania toddler found dead, DA said

A woman is in custody and a toddler is missing after the child's father said a driver abducted his daughter in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, according to police documents and a news release. Taji Walsh, the child's grandmother, makes a plea for information.

Hurricane Dorian is lashing the east coast of central Florida

Severe flooding from Hurricane Dorian is hampering rescue efforts in the Bahamas as residents try to help each other in the aftermath of the storm. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

Popeyes customer pulls a gun after being told there were no more chicken sandwiches

An armed group of people in Texas tried to storm into a Popeyes and demand chicken sandwiches.

A 14-year-old is facing five murder charges after confessing to killing his family in an Alabama home, police say

A 14-year-old confessed to shooting all 5 members of his family in an Alabama residence, authorities said. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said three of the five people shot in the Elkmont residence were confirmed dead at the scene and two were airlifted in critical condition.

Driver charged in missing toddler case says child was sold for $10,000, police in Pennsylvania say

A woman is in custody and a toddler is missing from Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, after the child's father said a rideshare driver abducted his daughter, according to police documents and a news release.

An airline employee thought two men at Newark airport looked suspicious so she yelled for people to evacuate

An employee at a Newark airport yelled for everyone to evacuate, because she spotted two men who she thought looked suspicious.

5 things to know for September 3: Dorian, boat fire, Afghanistan, West Texas shooting

CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera says in all his years of covering hurricanes, he's never seen a storm behave like Hurricane Dorian which has stalled over the Bahamas.

Millions face evacuation orders from Florida to South Carolina -- and the decision to stay or go

Dorian remains a major Category 3 hurricane as it continues to lash the Bahamas. The storm is expected to slowly lift to the northwest Tuesday afternoon.

This is what Hurricane Dorian's eye looks like from the inside

US Air Force Hurricane Hunters captured footage from inside the eye of Hurricane Dorian.

5 things to know for September 3: Dorian, boat fire, Afghanistan, West Texas shooting

A 75-foot dive boat burned down to the water line off the coast of Southern California in the Channel Islands National Park. More than 30 people were on board, according to the Coast Guard.

5 things to know for September 3: Dorian, boat fire, Afghanistan, West Texas shooting

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes used social media fame to jumpstart his success in the music industry.

California boat that burned was in a 'worst-case scenario,' sheriff says

There are numerous fatalities in the boat fire that's taking place off the coast of Southern California, according to Coast Guard Senior Chief Aaron Bemis.

Hurricane Dorian is devastating the Bahamas, and it's expected to get 'dangerously close' to the US tonight

While Hurricane Dorian creeps along at 1 mph, the storm is expected to get "dangerously" close to the US tonight, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm's slow pace is causing catastrophic destruction to the islands before heading up the East Coast toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

A US mail carrier and an Army vet were among those killed in the West Texas shooting

Rosie Granados was on the phone with her twin sister, Mary Granados, while Mary worked her mail carrier route. Rosie heard her sister start screaming, and later it was confirmed that Mary was killed by the Odessa shooter.

There's 'an active shooter every other week' in the US, FBI agent says

Anderson Davis, the 17-month-old girl, was injured by gunfire in the mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, and expected to make a full recovery.

West Texas gunman was fired from job hours before massacre, The New York Times reports

Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) reads a text sent to him by the mother of a 17-month old baby who is one of the victims from the mass shooting in Odessa, Texas.

Report: Gunman in West Texas shooting rampage was fired hours before

A man who was pulled over by Texas troopers shot at them with a rifle and sped off, setting off a terrifying rampage that ended with four dead and 21 injured, police said.

4 people taken to the hospital after barricade collapses during Jai Wolf performance at Bumbershoot music festival

A stage barricade collapsed at the Bumbershoot music festival in Seattle sending four people to the hospital, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

1 dead and 6 injured after a hazmat incident at a California hotel

One woman is dead and six people were taken to the hospital after a hazardous materials incident at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, according to San Jose Fire Department Captain Mitch Matlow. CNN affiliate KPIX has the details.

Report: Gunman in West Texas shooting rampage was fired hours before

A witness in Odessa, Texas, captured what appears to be a gunman shooting outside of a theater as police arrived on the scene. He spoke with CNN after the shooting.

Odd couple: Miniature horse and farm goose need a forever home — together

Hemingway the farm goose and Waffles the miniature horse are not only roommates at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They're inseparable. CNN affiliate WFMZ reports.

Bahamas are pummeled by Hurricane Dorian's 185-mph winds as hurricane warnings are issued for Florida coast

Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen, with winds increasing up to 180 mph. The hurricane will be capable of catastrophic damage as it tracks towards the Bahamas today into tomorrow.

A shooting rampage that left 4 dead started with a traffic stop in West Texas

Shauna Saxton recounts to CNN affiliate KOSA coming face-to-face with the suspected Odessa, Texas, gunman as he opened fire, killing five and injuring nearly two dozen.

Florida's cities are building to fight rising seas. Small towns may struggle to defend themselves

Miami Beach is spending half a billion dollars to defend themselves against the climate crisis. But smaller towns are also at risk, and some may not be able to afford to adapt.

Cuddlers wanted: North Carolina hospital needs volunteers to snuggle newborn babies

Raleigh's UNC-Rex Birth Center NICU is seeking volunteer cuddlers for newborns. CNN affiliate WRAL has the details.

Hurricane Dorian threatens disaster in the Bahamas as tropical storm watches issued for coastal Florida

Orlando resident Pete Werner tells CNN's Dianne Gallagher what he plans to do as Hurricane Dorian approaches, and why he's sending is 88-year-old mother to Disney.

Shooter killed in West Texas after 5 people died, at least 21 injured, police say

Odessa police say there are at least five dead and 21 injured after a mass shooting in Odessa and Midland, Texas.

At least 10 teens injured in shooting at a high school football game in Alabama

Gunfire broke out after a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama, leaving 10 teens injured, half of them critically.

Arkansas woman drowns in a flood after 911 dispatcher scolds her during her final minutes

Debra Stevens was working her normal newspaper delivery route in Fort Smith, Arkansas, when rising flood waters began to overtake her SUV. In a final, panicked 22-minute call, Stevens begged for help from a dispatcher that the Fort Smith Police Department admitted sounded "calloused and uncaring at times."

Hurricane Dorian threatens disaster in the Bahamas as tropical storm watches issued for coastal Florida

Some Florida residents are waiting in long lines at gas stations as fuel is in high demand ahead of Hurricane Dorian's arrival. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Shooter killed in West Texas after 5 people died, at least 21 injured, police say

There is an active shooter situation that has left multiple people injured and at least one is dead in Odessa and Midland, Texas, according to police.

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