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home : news : u.s. news July 24, 2014

Look at me! 18 selfies of the week
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What a shot! 31 sports photos
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The week in 32 photos
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Comic-Con: Who wore it best?
The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is,... More >>


The best selfies from space
"Gee whiz! Look at that horizon. It's curved a little bit and the clouds are way down there. I wonder what the picture's going to look like?" recalls famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin. ... More >>


Do we need to go back to the moon?
"Neil Armstrong is going to walk on the moon on Monday, July 21st." ... More >>


Buzz Aldrin: After moon, Mars
Back in July 1969, I stood on the talcum-like lunar dust just a few feet from our home away from home, Eagle, the lunar module that transported Neil Armstrong and me to the bleak, crater-pocked moonscape. ... More >>


Shift U.S. priorities closer to home
Rudy Ruiz says that, as the U.S. has focused on the Middle East, the problems of Latin America have grown -- and are being felt on this side of the border ... More >>


Can Kerry end Gaza bloodshed?
Aaron Miller says Kerry needs the cooperation of Hamas, Israel, Egypt and others if he is to succeed in his peacemaking efforts ... More >>


Until drug war ends, expect refugees
Jeronimo Saldana and Malik Burnett say Gov. Perry's plan to send National Guard to the border won't solve the escalating immigration problem. At its core is the longstanding drug war the U.S. in Central and South America. ... More >>


GOP's slam of Obama over MH17
LZ Granderson says Ronald Reagan went horseback riding and took a vacation after the Korean Air Crash of 1983. So why does the GOP keep airbrushing history to bash Obama? ... More >>


The argument for eating dog
The idea is difficult to stomach, but John Sutter writes that eating dog is morally equivalent to eating pig, another intelligent animal. If Americans oppose it, they should question their own eating habits as well. ... More >>


U.S. military's new foe
Sharon Burke says climate change threatens America's military, and taking the problem seriously makes sense. ... More >>


Botched? He took 2 hours to die
Joseph Wood "gasped and struggled to breathe" during his execution, his attorney says. Arizona, the state that executed him, says he was sedated and "snoring." ... More >>


Girl, 11, shot in head at sleepover
An 11-year-old girl was shot in the head by a stray bullet during a sleepover in Chicago. CNN affiliate WGN reports. ... More >>


Mom swaps death row for jail cell
A Mississippi woman whose death sentence was overturned has been moved from state prison to county jail, where she will await a new trial, authorities say. ... More >>


Student expelled after marrying
An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state. ... More >>


'Patriot' actress dead at 21
Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's youngest daughter in "The Patriot," died Saturday at her home in Houston, her mother said Sunday. She was 21. ... More >>


Craigslist post led to killings, suicide
It all began with a sex-for-money Craigslist post, written by the victims. ... More >>


2 dead, 20 hurt after tornado hits
Two people are dead and at least 20 were injured at a Virginia campground on Thursday after a possible tornado, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN. ... More >>


Military required base on the moon?
The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this ... More >>


Strippers sue San Diego police
Several strippers in California are suing the San Diego Police Department on charges of unreasonable search and seizure. ... More >>


More stores affected by listeria fruit recall
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading. ... More >>


Husband emails wife 'no sex' spreadsheet
A wife took to Reddit after getting an email from her husband with a spreadsheet tracking his attempts to get intimate. ... More >>


Walmart shoplifting vigilante goes viral
Caught on cell cam: He "just stole this stuff." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a confrontation over a loaded cart. ... More >>


Men rob restaurant while half-naked
Several men broke into a Florida restaurant and stole food while wearing nothing but their underwear. WFTX reports. ... More >>


2 dead, 20 hurt after tornado hits campground
Two people are dead and at least 20 were injured at a Virginia campground on Thursday after a possible tornado, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN. ... More >>


Craigslist post led to killings, suicide
It all began with a sex-for-money Craigslist post, written by the victims. ... More >>


Audit: NASA short of funds for deep-space rocket
NASA's staggering budget shortfall has put its rocket program at "high risk" of missing the planned 2017 launch date for its $12 billion deep-space rocket, a federal watchdog said. ... More >>


In 1959, U.S. Army called a military base on the moon a 'requirement'
The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this ... More >>


'Professional scammers' refuse to leave Airbnb host's house
A California homeowner's nightmare has become a cautionary tale for those who rent their homes to strangers. ... More >>


Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. An aerial endeavor that would take 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, around the world in just 30 days and into the record books. ... More >>


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