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Vigil for Missouri teen turns violent

Crowds gathered in Ferguson, Missouri Sunday night To march for justice and peace. But their vigil quickly turned violent. Dozens of police officers from St. Louis and surrounding areas rushed in.

Gas prices have dropped for the 7th week in a row

Gas prices have dropped for the seventh straight week, according to the latest Lundberg Survey.

Parents may be distracting their children from driving

Talking or texting while driving is the leading cause of fatal car accidents among teenagers. Now a new study revealed parents may be part of the problem.

Police in Missouri shoot and kill unarmed teen, incident sparks protests

Protests in Missouri around the death of an unarmed teen turned violent late Sunday.

Thousands of Yazidis rescued, Iraqi Human Rights Ministry spokesman says

(CNN) -- The U.S. military carried out a new series of airstrikes Sunday against ISIS targets in Iraq, while some 20,000 Yazidi Iraqis who had been trapped on Mount Sinjar were rescued and taken to the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Special Forces legend dies at 70

Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam prisoner of war and Special Forces legend Sgt. Maj. Jon R. Cavaiani lost his long battle with a bone marrow disorder, July 29, passing away at 70 years old, in Stanford, California.

'Death simulator' attraction to open in China

We've all wondered what it's like to die. Now there's a game that claims it can fulfill our curiosity, without actually killing us.

Accounts of college-bound Missouri teen's fatal shooting conflict

(CNN) -- A friend and witnesses say Missouri teen Michael Brown was unarmed and had his hands in the air when a Ferguson police officer shot and killed him, but that account is in dispute.

Couple falls to death while reportedly taking 'selfies'

A couple on vacation in Portugal fell to their deaths Saturday, apparently while they were taking 'selfies.'

NASCAR star Tony Stewart hits, kills other driver on track

 NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on a track during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, authorities said e

JetBlue plane evacuated after engine fire at San Juan airport, no injuries reported

(CNN) -- A JetBlue Airways flight departing from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was evacuated Saturday evening after one of its engines caught fire, according to a Federal Aviation Administration statement.

Using a Taser on an 8-year-old? Mom sues police, city

Police warned the 8-year-old they were going to tase her.

Treasure trove of prehistoric animal remains discovered in U.S.

Scientists descended into a deep cave, hoping to find Ice Age mammals' remains. What they found stunned them: the remains of hundreds of big prehistoric mammals.

Want to get into the Electric Zoo music fest? Watch anti-drug video

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A young concert-goer is seen in a video rubbing white power on his gums. He starts sweating profusely before plunging into crazed drug trip that ends with him alone under the glare flashing lights.