Back to profile

CNN News Wire

Stories by CNN News

Appeals courts differ on Obamacare

Supreme Court case likely

Washington—it was a tale of two rulings—the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts. First, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit court of appeals ruled Tuesday against a key component of the law —the federal subsidies for millions of people who signed up for health coverage.

Tease photo

Road melts at Yellowstone National Park

Extreme heat from thermal features at Yellowstone National Park, created by the active volcano below the park, caused oil to bubble on a road surface Wednesday and damage it.

Tease photo

21: Science's limit when it comes to the drinking age

Scientists say the law makes drinking more appealing to teens

On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.

Tease photo

Middle school metal band lands huge record deal

The trio of two teens and a preteen has gained notice, opened for Guns 'N Roses

A trio of middle school rockers has just unlocked a major record deal.

Tease photo

Senate confirms Castro as HUD secretary

Considered one of the most prominent Latino members of the Democratic Party

Mr. Castro is coming to Washington.

Tease photo

The 7-foot shark was agitated by a fisherman's hook

Soon after the great white shark chomped into his torso, Steven Robles thought everything was over.

Tease photo

Donald Sterling trial sent back to probate court

A federal judge on Monday said a probate court should decide whether Shelly Sterling had the right to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.

Tease photo

Experts say hookah can be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes

The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up.

Congress marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Congressional leaders on Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex or national origin.

Tease photo

World Cup shatters streaming record

ESPN's live streams have logged over 23 million viewing hours during the 2014 World Cup, enough to make the tournament the most-streamed live sporting event ever.

Tease photo

Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

A new report analyzes the vitamin and mineral content of 1,500 cereals

Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?

Tease photo

Gunmen open fire in Kenyan coastal town, set fire to hotels

Death toll stands at 48

Bodies were strewn in the streets amid a backdrop of burned cars and charred buildings in the small Kenyan coastal town of Mpekeoni on Monday.

Tease photo

Caffeine affects teen boys more

Caffeine affects boys more than girls, but only after they hit puberty, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics.

Tease photo

Five ways to get paid to travel this summer

Many programs will give you free room and board in exchange for work

A lot of programs will give you free room and board in exchange for a little work. Trust us, it will be a lot better than spending the summer watching "Maury" re-runs.

Tease photo

Actress Ruby Dee dies at 91

By Alan Duke and Todd Leopold

Another creative and artistic giant has bid America adieux. Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.

Tease photo

Ford may make cars out of Heinz ketchup

Get ready for the tomato-mobile.

Tease photo

Moles may predict breast cancer risk

Skin moles may indicate a woman's risk for breast cancer, according to two studies coming out this week in the journal PLOS Medicine. More moles could mean a slightly higher risk, particularly in middle-aged women, researchers say.

Tease photo

Mike Rowe on 'PR campaign for hard work'

Ex-"Dirty Jobs" host says he set up foundation to promote hard work

Mike Rowe says he didn't consciously seek a cause to support -- it found him.

Tease photo

Bomber pilot helped land airliner after captain fell ill

He kept quiet about his story until recently when reporters asked the Air Force

It sounds like the plot from an old movie: airline crew members make this passenger announcement, "Is anyone on board a pilot?"

Tease photo

Wipeout! Quiksilver stock plunges 41%

A tsunami of selling hit Quiksilver on Tuesday

Tease photo

Lupita Nyong'o joins 'Star Wars' cast

Nyong'o tweeted the good news

It continues to be the year of Lupita Nyong'o.

Tease photo

Food poisoning? It was likely a restaurant worker, says CDC

Approximately 20 million people fall ill every year due to norovirus, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says the food service industry could do much to decrease that number.

Tease photo

Rihanna bares almost all in sheer, sparkly dress

Rihanna's presence at Monday's CFDA Fashion Awards nearly eclipsed the ceremony itself, and she did it while wearing almost nothing at all.

Tease photo

Facebook pressed to return money from ads promoting Syrian President's page

Facebook is facing pressure to return money it accepted to run ads promoting its page for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's presidential campaign.

Tease photo

Santa Barbara killings lead to gun proposal

The mass killing near Santa Barbara, Calif., has prompted a proposal to create a “gun violence restraining order” that would temporarily bar a mentally unstable person from buying and possessing firearms after family, partners or friends call police.

Tease photo

'The Shield' actor Michael Jace charged in wife's shooting death

LOS ANGELES, Calif., -- Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles cop in TV's "The Shield," has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife, police said Tuesday.

JET magazine ending print edition

JET magazine will stop publishing a print edition and switch to a digital format in June, the magazine’s publisher announced Wednesday.

Tease photo

U-2 spy plane fooled new computer system, halting flights in California

An FAA computer system misinterpreted a spy plane's altitude and path

A very old spy plane and a very new computer system played pivotal roles in last week's computer glitch that temporarily paralyzed flight operations in southern California, officials tell CNN.

Tease photo

5 things you can do about climate change

Climate change isn't something in the far-off future: It's a potentially disastrous reality that's already starting to have effects that are expected to worsen, experts say.

‘Scandal’ actor Columbus Short leaving show amid legal troubles

Actor allegedly threatened his wife

Days after Columbus Short’s wife publicly alleged he threatened to kill her and himself with a knife, the actor on the hit ABC TV series Scandal has called it quits.

Tease photo

Pressure mounts on NBA team owner over racist comments attributed to him

Pressure is mounting on a National Basketball Association team owner who allegedly made racist comments.

Tease photo

Boxer, Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, dies

Wrongly convicted of murder he spent 19 years in prison

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, died April 20 in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

Tease photo

Blood moon: Lunar eclipse gazers mesmerized as red hue lights up sky

It was the first in a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses

Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.

Tease photo

Fussy infants and toddlers watch more TV

Does your baby have difficulty calm him or herself? Falling and staying asleep? It can be stressful, especially for new parents. But once again, researchers are recommending that parents avoid plopping them down in front of the television

Tease photo

Beef prices hit record high

Hitting the grocery store is getting more costly

Tease photo

Carpenter who cut off his fingers makes 'Robohand' with 3-D printer

He made his own replacement fingers, now creates them for others

"I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah, I'll make my own."

Tease photo

Is the Internet killing religion?

We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of porn, our obsession with cat videos, the alleged rise of teen trends like -- brace yourself -- eyeball licking.

Tease photo

Four school stabbing victims in critical condition; teen suspect charged as adult

Alex Hribal, 16, faces 4 counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault

A teenage boy wielding two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said.

Tease photo

Suspect ID'd in shooting of LAPD officer at police station

The suspect who allegedly opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun in the front lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division has been identified as Daniel C. Yealu, 29, of L.A., LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said Tuesday.

Tease photo

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here

A new generation of embeddable tech implants could soon change the way we live

Smartphone mapping features are great for getting directions, until you lose signal. But you could avoid getting lost in the woods with a guiding system embedded in your body.

Tease photo

Habanero peppers cause school evacuation

Hazmat crews decontaminated students outside, spraying them down

Police cars and fire trucks surrounded Jefferson County Open School in Colorado Monday, as hazmat crews decontaminated students outside -- spraying them down, fully clothed, in cordoned-off sections under a blue tent.

Tease photo

Ebola outbreak one of 'most challenging'

Ebola has sickened 178 people, killed more than 100, WHO says

The Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa is still contained to Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday, despite rumors of the virus spreading to other countries.

Tease photo

The universe is expanding, but how quickly?

Dark energy is responsible for the universe's accelerating expansion

You can't see it happening on Earth, but space itself is stretching. Ever since the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has been getting bigger.

Tease photo

Obamacare hits enrollment goal with 7.1 million sign-ups at ‘finish line’

Last-minute surge credited for surprising turn-around

last-minute enrollment surge enabled the White House to meet its original sign-up target for the Affordable Care Act, a surprising victory for the Obama administration after a rocky rollout of the program that has become a political hot potato for Democrats and a rallying cry for Republicans.

Tease photo

How young is too young to travel?

Children benefit from seeing how different people live around the world

The child was screaming and out of control as he and his mother boarded the aircraft.

Tease photo

Brittany Murphy's final film being released

Four years after Brittany Murphy's unexpected death, her last film is being released.

Tease photo

Oprah to campaign for House candidate

You may have never heard of Lavern Chatman, a Democrat running for Congress in northern Virginia.

Tease photo

'Jackass' star jumps into shallow river, calls San Antonio officials 'irresponsible'

Steve-O calls city officials "irresponsible" for not posting "no diving" signs along river

Steve-O, best known for his grimace-inducing stunts on the "Jackass" TV show and films, was in San Antonio this weekend and flipped out. Literally.

Tease photo

Kanye West gets probation in paparazzi attack

Kanye West is paying a price for not ignoring a swarm of paparazzi surrounding him at an airport this past summer.

Tease photo

Confusion clouds search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

So many questions have yet to be answered

More than four days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over Southeast Asia, Malaysian officials not only don’t know what happened to the plane, they don’t seem sure where to look.