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Obama to launch new effort combating sexual assault on college campuses

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

Miley Cyrus' Mexican flag stunt draws official condemnation, investigation

Miley Cyrus came to Mexico "like a wrecking ball" -- to quote her hit song -- offending fans at Monterrey concert and prompting a federal investigation.

Passengers cry and pray as smoke-filled plane rattles to emergency landing

Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on life, as they exited a JetBlue flight Thursday via inflatable chutes.

Major break? Police search apartment, car in case of missing Virginia student

Authorities looking for a missing University of Virginia student searched an apartment and a vehicle in the college town Friday morning, said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo.

Six grandchildren, daughter killed in Florida murder-suicide

A Florida man shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday afternoon in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.

New study: Truth to 'Happy wife, happy life'

The phrase "happy wife, happy life," may actually be true. That's according to a new Rutgers University study.

Eye-popping street art ... and how it broke free of the banks

In 2007, when the London property market was booming and former headhunter Kristian Jeffrey was between jobs, he received an interesting request.

Sierra Leone starts nationwide lockdown to stop spread of Ebola

(CNN) -- Sierra Leone starts a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead in the region.

Matthew McConaughey out of 'Magic Mike' sequel

Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" sequel has lost one of its star players.

Highway horror: Kittens tossed

One Oklahoma woman is left in shock after watching a kitten being thrown from a moving car. She says the poor kitten wasn't alone, and is now asking for help tracking down those responsible.

Caught on Cam: Drug deal gone bad

Video recorded by a hidden camera worn by an undercover ATF agent shows the chilling moments that a drug deal went bad. ATF agent Scott Perala says it was the most frightening day of his career.

Flood miracle: Baby swept away

Flooding in Palm Springs, California decimated one family's home Tuesday.

Video captures school bus crash into home

Newly released video shows a school bus as it was hit and sent careening into a home. Only the bus driver was onboard and no one was injured, Erin Coleman has the footage out of Clayton County, Georgia.

DHS delegates criminal misconduct investigative authority to CBP

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced today his decision to delegate to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to investigate its employees for alleged criminal misconduct.

NFL makes changes to drug policy

The National Football League is making changes to its policies on performance enhancing substances. The league and its players association announced the deal this week.