News

Cincinnati Zoo defends gorilla shooting

Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard addresses the media following the decision to shoot and kill one of their gorillas, Harambe, after a young boy fell into the exhibit.

Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

A union says nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement

Vigil planned at Cincinnati Zoo in tribute to slain gorilla

Animal rights activists plan a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a zoo response team concluded his life was in danger

Fear of shark attack forces California beach shutdown

Fears of a shark forced the shutdown of miles of Southern California beach after a swimmer with large bite marks was pulled from the water, authorities said

Libertarians Love Uber — Here's Why

Free-market capitalists see a winning argument in debates over Uber and other parts of the sharing economy.

Are Hot Dogs a Sandwich?

The age old question "Are hotdogs a sandwich?" has been answered by the good folks at Merriam-Webster. Hotdogs might technically be a sandwich, but the world does not agree. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.

AdChoices Icon

Syrian Opposition's Top Negotiator Resigns, Abandoning Peace Talks

The resignation of Mohammed Alloush will likely make it even harder to find a peaceful resolution to Syria's civil war.

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnapping

Mexican authorities say soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued after his kidnapping in the northeast border state of Tamaulipas

Small plane lands on Interstate 10 in Mississippi

A single-engine airplane has made an emergency landing on Interstate 10 in south Mississippi's Jackson County

Holder: Snowden did 'service,' but should still be punished

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but that he should still return home to stand trial

After Gorilla's Death, Petitioners Seek 'Justice For Harambe'

Petitioners say parental negligence led to a 4-year-old falling into the gorilla enclosure, resulting in the killing of the gorilla.

Few Memorial Day travel headaches, most wait times bearable

Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close

Nigeria: Military launch offensive in oil-producing south

Nigeria: Military launches offensive in oil-producing south against militant attacks that have halved petroleum production

Gov. Cuomo to visit prison guard hurt by exploding package

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to visit a hospital where a New York correction officer is recovering from injuries suffered when he opened a package that exploded at his home

AdChoices Icon

Someone Spent Nearly $60,000 On 2 NBA Conference Finals Tickets

The Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder are heading to Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

Former CENTCOM adviser: Iraq 'is a failed state'

"The government doesn't even control a majority of its territory, nor even its capital, nor even the Green Zone," Ali Khedery tells Clarissa Ward, in for Christiane Amanpour.

No likes for Utah apartment complex's Facebook requirement

Tenants at a Salt Lake City apartment complex are not giving "likes" to a Facebook-centric condition to their lease

White House on lockdown

CNN's Joe Johns reports that the White House is on lockdown due to a suspicious package.

The Latest: Vigil held at Cincinnati Zoo for slain gorilla

Animal rights activists have gathered at the Cincinnati Zoo for a vigil in remembrance of a gorilla who was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into its exhibit

Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town

A small Idaho town is struggling with the national attention brought by reports that a black high school football player was raped by three teammates

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses

Trump Doesn't Want An Independent In The Race — Unless It's Him

It's strange that Trump is so sour on the idea of an independent candidate, considering he's threatened to run as one multiple times in the past.

AdChoices Icon

Boy Missing In Japanese Woods After Parents Left Him As Punishment

The parents told police they wanted to teach their son a lesson after he threw rocks at cars and people.

Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party head

A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairman of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup

Police: Man shot by officers refused to leave truck

Authorities say a man shot to death by police after holding a shotgun for 20 minutes in a North Carolina parking lot told officers he was not coming out of his pickup truck