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December 15, 2019

Scientists discover the deepest point on land
• This is one place on Earth where no life can exist ... More >>

Trump to host his 85th campaign rally since winning. Why it'll be more than a speech
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast. ... More >>

Shots were fired in an Atlanta mall following a dispute in the food court
Holiday shopping took a violent turn Saturday when shots were fired at Cumberland Mall in Atlanta following a dispute in the food court, police said. ... More >>

Analysis: Thousands dead, trillions spent. Now US heads for the exit in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to announce a reduction of US troops from Afghanistan amid a diplomatic push to renew peace talks with the Taliban, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN. ... More >>

Oregon officers can no longer ask random questions during traffic stops
When Mario Arreola-Botello was pulled over, he didn't understand much of what the Oregon police officer was telling him. ... More >>

New Jersey Democrat outspoken against Trump impeachment expected to switch parties, sources say
A freshman Democrat, who strongly opposes House Democrats' impeachment of President Donald Trump, is expected to switch to the Republican Party and is telling colleagues his intentions, according to two sources. ... More >>

Analysis: Impeachment hearing proves to be more surreal than somber
The House Judiciary Committee, on a sprint to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as early as Thursday, is a perfect metaphor for America's estranged political moment. ... More >>

Michelle Obama's message for Greta Thunberg
Michelle Obama offered a message of support to teen climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg, after the 16-year-old was mocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump. ... More >>

Tulsi Gabbard makes fans of NH Trump backers
Voters asking questions at Democratic presidential campaign events don't often profess their love for Donald Trump or privately weigh whether to support a Democrat or the President in 2020. ... More >>

Governor restores former felons' voting rights
Newly sworn-in Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear restored voting rights for over 140,000 former felons in the state through an executive order, his office announced Thursday. ... More >>

Trump and China confirm 'phase one' trade deal
President Donald Trump says he's agreed to a "Phase One" deal with China that includes "many structural changes and massive purchases of Agricultural Product, Energy, and Manufactured Goods, plus much more" -- effectively calling a truce in a war that has roiled financial markets and the US and Chi... More >>

How fake accounts pushing inflammatory content went viral -- with the help of YouTube's algorithms
YouTube channels posing as American news outlets racked up millions of views on false and inflammatory videos over several months this year, all with the help of YouTube's recommendation engine. ... More >>

Why Netflix may need to cut prices and run ads
Netflix executives have repeatedly said the company will not run ads to generate more revenue. But with competition getting more intense, one Wall Street analyst thinks Netflix should offer a cheaper ad-supported service. ... More >>

IHOP is trying out a new restaurant concept
IHOP, known for booth seating, table service and, of course, pancakes, is trying something a little different — a new restaurant concept called Flip'd by IHOP. ... More >>

Lost dog returned to owners found in unusual place
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Gun buyback location creates new use for firearms
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Christmas wish comes true for teen battling cancer
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James "Radio" Kennedy passes away
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Man donates kidney to his mother
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Family finds cat they lost in another state
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Man killed cat for playing with his Christmas tree
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Woman's car left riddled with bullet holes
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Man charged in mother's overdose death
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Student stages photo of him peeing in urinal with no doors
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Family's home burglarized, Christmas presents stolen
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Golf course turned to prairie
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Woman's suicide spurs questions about ex
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Prayer center adopts 60 families
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Church intern arrested on pornography charges
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