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home : news : u.s. news October 20, 2014

The week in 30 photos
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Look at me! 22 selfies of the week
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'I want to be an inspiration'
Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: "Kids and guns don't always mean bad things happen." ... More >>


Traveling? Think trains, not planes
It's been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York. ... More >>


Jack-o'-Lantern sun
It wasn't a trick. But for space geeks, it sure was a treat. ... More >>


Mars travel possible with hibernation
Six astronauts lie motionless in a row of compartments with medical monitoring cables connected to their bodies, as their space ship cuts through the silent blackness that separates Earth from Mars. ... More >>


Space elevator with diamond cables?
Want to ride an elevator into space? While the idea has been around for more than 100 years, a breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds. ... More >>


Megaquake could hit West Coast
It's been 25 years since a massive earthquake rattled San Francisco. Is the West Coast ready for the next big one? ... More >>


Clowns scaring residents
A rash of "creepy clown" sightings in California has left some residents unnerved, and it all appears to have started with the "Wasco Clown." ... More >>


Her death linked to latest case?
As the years wore on after her death, Cassandra Morton's family learned to live without knowing who committed this heinous act. Until now. ... More >>


US changes mind on gay marriage
Stephanie Coontz says 11 years ago only one state allowed same sex marriage. Soon, some 60% of Americans will live where gays can marry. How did attitudes change so quickly? ... More >>


Drought victims drink in kindness
California's historic drought leaves hundreds of homes without running water. Enter a godsend: A grandmother, 71, delivers love by the bottle. ... More >>


'SNL' veteran dies at 57
Actress and comedian Jan Hooks died in New York on Thursday. Her representative, Lisa Lieberman, confirmed the death to CNN but provided no additional information. ... More >>


Did tweet get her kicked off jet?
Tweeting about why her Tuesday night flight was delayed got Lisa Carter-Knight kicked off a JetBlue airplane, she claims. ... More >>


Carter criticizes Obama on ISIS
Former President Jimmy Carter said President Barack Obama "waited too long" to go after ISIS and criticized what he described as the president's changing foreign policy. ... More >>


My right to death with dignity at 29
On New Year's Day, after months of suffering from debilitating headaches, I learned that I had brain cancer. ... More >>


Parents anxious about enterovirus
When news first broke about a month ago about enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68, with hundreds of children hospitalized across the United States with respiratory illnesses, I definitely took notice. ... More >>


Who are the U.S. Ebola patients?
As another American patient with Ebola arrives in the United States, here is a look at the American patients who have been diagnosed with this deadly virus. ... More >>


A sperm bank just for supersmart
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie: An eccentric millionaire creates a sperm bank with donations from only extraordinary men -- Nobel laureates, an Olympic athlete and geniuses with off-the-chart IQs. ... More >>


18 annoying things in airports
Whether they're cutting their fingernails mid-flight or aggressively establishing armrest hegemony, we've already addressed the most irritating things travelers do on airplanes. ... More >>


Gender differences at school
Every so often a boy shows up to school at Garden Oaks Montessori in Houston wearing nail polish or a headband. When that happens, children -- and, sometimes parents -- ask questions. ... More >>


Paul Revere dies at 76
Paul Revere, leader of the 1960s rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders, died Saturday at his home in Idaho, the band's website reported. He was 76. ... More >>


Aircraft carrier's 30-ton gift
The U.S. Navy's oldest nuclear aircraft carrier has given a piece of itself to one the younger carriers in the fleet. ... More >>


Man in bubble rescued off coast
An ultra-marathoner trying to "run" from Florida to Bermuda in a human-powered inflatable bubble was rescued Saturday morning after he signaled for help, the Coast Guard said. ... More >>


Ferguson flash mob disrupts symphony
Rather than take to the streets of Ferguson, these demonstrators took their demands to the seats of the symphony. ... More >>


Body found in Hannah Graham search
Human remains were found eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police say. ... More >>


Body found in Hannah Graham search
Human remains were found eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police say. ... More >>


Pumpkin Festival crowd sets fires, throws bottles
Tear gas filled the air as police in riot gear descended on Keene, New Hampshire, trying to disperse a rowdy crowd that disrupted the city's 24th annual Pumpkin Festival. ... More >>


Dallas hospital apologizes
The maelstrom of Ebola fears in the United States has swirled around one Dallas hospital, where the only U.S. patient has died, two nurses became infected and traveling employees triggered fearful scrambles. ... More >>


Doctor fiercely defends Texas hospital
Dr. Robert Haley tells CNN's Jake Tapper that his former hospital did everything right in treating Thomas Eric Duncan. ... More >>


Report: Michael Brown's blood found on officer's gun
Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago, The New York Times reported. ... More >>


Actress' body found near Seattle-area river
A body found along a river in suburban Seattle is that of "August: Osage County" actress Misty Upham, a Washington coroner said late Friday. ... More >>


Calif. student dies from meningitis
An 18-year-old San Diego State University student diagnosed with meningitis died Friday, leaving university officials scrambling to notify up to 400 people with whom she may have come in contact. ... More >>


Drone shows life, death of killer whales
Killer whale families swimming, playing and, in the sad case of two orcas, dying. ... More >>


Biden's son booted for cocaine
The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed. ... More >>


Should girl be shooting an AR-15?
Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: "Kids and guns don't always mean bad things happen." ... More >>


Dallas hospital at center of Ebola drama apologizes
The maelstrom of Ebola fears in the United States has swirled around one Dallas hospital, where the only U.S. patient has died, two nurses became infected and traveling employees triggered fearful scrambles. ... More >>


Inside plane that carried Ebola patient
The CEO of Frontier Airlines says the plane Amber Vinson flew on from Cleveland to Dallas is safe. ... More >>


New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival crowd sets fires, throws bottles
Tear gas filled the air as police in riot gear descended on Keene, New Hampshire, trying to disperse a rowdy crowd that disrupted the city's 24th annual Pumpkin Festival. ... More >>


Teen carries injured competitor in race
A North Dakota teen carried a fellow competitor after she was injured during a race. CNN affiliate WDAY reports. ... More >>


Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law for now
The U.S. Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas' controversial voter identification law can go into effect for now -- a decision that comes two days before early voting in the state. ... More >>


Report: Michael Brown's blood found on officer's gun, car
Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago, The New York Times reported. ... More >>


Actress' body found near Seattle-area river
A body found along a river in suburban Seattle is that of "August: Osage County" actress Misty Upham, a Washington coroner said late Friday. ... More >>


Student with meningitis dies; hundreds being contacted
An 18-year-old San Diego State University student diagnosed with meningitis died Friday, leaving university officials scrambling to notify up to 400 people with whom she may have come in contact. ... More >>


Man gets life for loud-music killing
A Florida judge Friday sentenced Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. ... More >>


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