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home : news : u.s. news August 28, 2014

Look at me! 21 selfies of the week
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What a shot! 40 sports photos
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Meet guardian of the galaxy
When a disaster of a mega-proportion hits a city - from a terror attack to a hurricane - there are procedures in place to deal with the aftermath. Suggest that the source of a serious humanitarian crisis could lie in outer space, however, and many will assume you are talking science fiction. ... More >>


On the way to Pluto
NASA's New Horizons explorer is hurtling through space on its way to the outermost reaches of the solar system for a rendezvous with the small, icy "dwarf planet" of Pluto and its five moons. ... More >>


Rosetta orbits comet
After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history Wednesday as it became the first probe to rendezvous with a comet on its journey around the sun. ... More >>


Drugs 'as American as apple pie'
Heroin use has surged in cities across the U.S. CNN joins Detective David Betz as he and a confidential informant work to get illegal drugs off the streets. ... More >>


'It's just a very, very sad place'
How do parents of addicts help their children without enabling them? CNN's Kelly Wallace gets a painfully honest look at what it's like to be in this situation. ... More >>


Adam's story: 63 pills a day
The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication. ... More >>


Grandmother's hooked on heroin
Cynthia Scudo was a mother and a grandmother who worked full-time. But behind her all-American image was a dark secret that could have killed her. ... More >>


Your brain on heroin
Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics. ... More >>


How to get help for addiction
Facing the reality that "I need help" and knowing where to actually get it are crucial initial steps for anyone battling prescription drug addiction. The process to recovery can be one ridden with pain, denial and shame. ... More >>


Joan Rivers in critical condition
Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing, a source confirms to CNN. ... More >>


Best places: Great Smokies
The boundary between Tennessee and North Carolina might be one of the loveliest border crossings ever: It's the crest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hikers on the Appalachian Trail walk the line between the two states for most of the trail's path through the park. ... More >>


Surf's up, California!
The latest Hurricane off the west coast produced some serious waves, much to the delight of area surfers. ... More >>


Squeeze put on lemonade stand
In business, it's all about location, location, location. Even 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero knows that. ... More >>


Is Navy missing the boat on this?
A small, American high-tech company built a $10 million prototype stealth ship to protect U.S. troops from terrorists. Why isn't the Pentagon buying it? ... More >>


Girl, 9, kills gun instructor with Uzi
A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, Arizona authorities say. ... More >>


Teen trapped in burning house
A passerby caught a teen leaping from the third floor of a burning home. CNN affiliate WFMZ reports. ... More >>


'Dead' man in '77 fire found alive
A Canadian man who was declared dead after a 1977 fire has been found living in Oklahoma. CTV Network reports. ... More >>


Gettysburg hero gets medal
"Faithful unto death." ... More >>


NFL toughens domestic violence policy
In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league's policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. ... More >>


Audio captured around time of Michael Brown shooting, company says
A company behind the video messaging service that allegedly captured audio of Michael Brown's shooting this month said Thursday the recording was created at about the time Brown was killed. ... More >>


Missing American hiker's body found in Israeli forest
A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday. ... More >>


Texas man 'not guilty' of shooting the man who killed his children
A man and his two young sons were pushing a truck that had run out of gas down a road in December 2012, when a drunk driver plowed into it, killing the boys. The drunk driver was then shot dead at the scene near Houston. On Wednesday, the father was acquitted. ... More >>


Teen trapped in burning house
A passerby caught a teen leaping from the third floor of a burning home. CNN affiliate WFMZ reports. ... More >>


'Dead' man in '77 fire found alive
A Canadian man who was declared dead after a 1977 fire has been found living in Oklahoma. CTV Network reports. ... More >>


Sister of Boston bombing suspect charged with bomb threat
The sister of the Boston marathon bombing suspect was arrested in New York City Wednesday for allegedly making a bomb threat, police said. ... More >>


'Cops' crew member killed
A crew member working on a taping of "Cops" was inadvertently shot and killed by a police officer during a robbery in Omaha, Nebraska, local officials said Wednesday. ... More >>


General loses rank, forced out
A major general who formerly headed U.S. Army operations in Japan will be forced to retire and do so at a lower rank after the military concluded that he failed to "properly address" sexual assault allegations in his command, the Army said on Wednesday. ... More >>


Doctors: School start times unhealthy
If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one. The American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning. ... More >>


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