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911 tapes: Phoenix woman shoots burglar

A newly released 911 recording reveals the moment a west Phoenix, Arizona woman, huddled in her bathroom, confronted and shot a man charged with breaking into her home.

Actress, comedienne Joan Rivers dead at the age of 81

Comedian Joan Rivers died in a New York hospital Thursday afternoon, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said.

Snoop Dogg makes unexpected appearance at Chicago couple's wedding

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Schools grapple with 'yes means yes' approach to sexual consent

Thousands of freshmen at the University of California-Berkeley swiped their student cards last week at the doors of Zellerbach Hall and filed into the dark auditorium for one of the few mandatory sessions in their three-week welcome program.

New report: No one-size-fits-all diet plan exists

No one-size-fits-all diet plan exists when it comes to weight loss, that according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Facebook's autoplay video feature blamed for boosting data plan bills

Facebook's autoplay video feature is being blamed for boosting data plan bills over the limit. Consumer finance website,, first flagged the issue.

Facebook's autoplay video feature is destroying cell phone bill

Want to save money on your phone bill? Make sure you turn off the "autoplay" setting on Facebook videos.

MMA fighter in court, faces 32 charges for allegedly beating girlfriend

A mixed-martial marts fighter in Las Vegas tookk his job into the real world.  Now he's behind bars. Jonathan Koppenhaver, 32, known as "War Machine" in the MMA world faced a judge Wednesday.

Officials: Feds planning to launch probe of Ferguson police department

The U.S. Justice Department is planning to take a top-to-bottom look at the Ferguson, Missouri, police department -- which has come under fire for its past practices in the uproar over the shooting of Michael Brown -- officials told CNN.

DNC chairwoman: Walker 'has given women the back of his hand'

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee used domestic violence analogies while attacking Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Wednesday.

More 'Frozen' on the way in 2015

Walt Disney Studios is chipping a new "Frozen" film off the old block. On Wednesday, the studio announced that its blockbuster 2013 movie will soon have a miniature sequel in the animated short "Frozen Fever."

Experts compare details from the two ISIS execution videos

The two grim beheading videos released by ISIS over the past two weeks are, of course, eerily similar, but experts have been comparing the small details, to see what they can learn. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on the clues, so far.

Gun range death: Uzi was 'too much'

The 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi at a popular Arizona range last week told her mother immediately afterward that the gun was too powerful for her and that it had hurt her shoulder, according to a M

Daughter: Joan Rivers leaves ICU, 'kept comfortable' in private room

Joan Rivers has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a private hospital room, her daughter said Wednesday.

North Carolina brothers set free from death row

Two half-brothers who were convicted for raping and killing an 11-year-old girl in North Carolina 30 years ago have been cleared of all charges and will be released from jail Tuesday night.