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New report: U.S. "ill-prepared" to handle a viral epidemic

The Office of Inspector General says, the country is "ill-prepared" to handle a viral pandemic. That would be threats like the 2009 H-1-N-1 influenza pandemic or something worse, like a global Ebola outbreak.

Judge: Pistorius was negligent, but Steenkamp's killing was not murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (CNN) -- Oscar Pistorius did not commit murder the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a judge said Thursday. He did not intend to kill her, Judge Thokozile Masipa said.

New brain center opens at Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell cut the ribbon on an $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center on Monday to treat traumatic brain injury and psychological conditions. The center specializes in head injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

James Foley's mother 'appalled' by how U.S. government handled her son's case

The mother of James Foley -- an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S.

Facebook fugitive

It has been two weeks since Nicholas Grove escaped from Idaho's Payette County Jail.

Facebook testing disappearing posts

If you want to use Facebook a little more like Snapchat, you might soon get your chance.

McDonald's wants to trademark the word "McBrunch"

Burgers, fries...brunch? McDonald's wants to trademark the word "McBrunch." The burger chain filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office in July. The concept is not a new one.

Faces of 9/11: Where are they now?

A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation. These are the stories forever linked with the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York, Washington and western Pennsylvania.

Ex-FBI director to investigate Ray Rice case

Nothing less than the NFL's reputation is on the line, and possibly the job of the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell.

5 takeaways from Obama's ISIS speech

When President Obama announced his plan Wednesday night to launch air strikes in Syria against ISIS, he opened a new chapter in the American war on Islamic extremism.

Ex-FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate Ray Rice case

The NFL has hired former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate the league's handling of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

Caught on cam: Deadly shootout

Security cameras captured a fatal Monday night shootout on a Fort Wayne, Indiana street. The footage shows a person jumping out of a dark-colored SUV and opening fire into a light-colored van.

School sick days: When to stay home

It's in the classroom where students learn, but what if they're not feeling well?

Honoring 9/11

Today marks 13 years since the 9/11 terror attacks. On this day of remembrance, millions around the country will stop to reflect on that horrific day and the heroes who died.