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Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies

Acclaimed actor-director Richard Attenborough has died, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday, citing his son. Attenborough was 90.

Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A group of hackers calling themselves "Lizard Squad" has taken down several popular online video game networks and possibly diverted an American Airlines jet carrying a Sony executive.

John Sperling, founder of the University of Phoenix, dies

The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group's website. He was 93.

Chris Brown's VMA party turns violent; 'Suge' Knight, 2 others shot

Gunshots inside a celebrity-filled Sunset Strip party hosted by Chris Brown wounded three people early Sunday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.

Dozens injured, child critically, after strong earthquake in California

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

What's black and white and cuddly and marking a birthday?

First birthdays are often a big deal. And when you're a giant panda cub -- such as Bao Bao, at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington -- they are even bigger.

Man shot, killed at Wiz Khalifa concert in California

(CNN) -- A night of revelry and music turned deadly in Northern California, where a man was fatally shot at a Wiz Khalifa concert, police said Saturday.

Perry slams Obama in New Hampshire, stays silent on indictments

Rick Perry ticked the countries off one-by-one, his list of what he terms President Barack Obama's foreign policy failures.

Obama orders review of military equipment sales to police

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of programs allowing for state and local enforcement to buy military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.

Boa bites dancer during rehearsal for Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' at VMAs

6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky stole the show Friday during a rehearsal for Nicki Minaj's performance of "Anaconda" at the MTV Video Music Awards when he bit a backup dancer in the arm, according to a statement from MTV.<

3 African-Americans on 12-person grand jury weighing Ferguson shooting case

(CNN) -- Ever since it happened, race has been front-and-center in the vigorous debate over the fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.

Mexico's president unveils new police force

One of Mexico's President Peña Nieto's promises during his campaign was to create a new national police force. On Friday, he unveiled a 5,000 member force.  They will be stationed in mostly rural areas.

Detective: Couple lured Amish girls with dog, planned on enslaving them

A puppy was used to lure two Amish girls into a car in upstate New York, with the captors plotting to enslave the sisters, authorities said.

Lauryn Hill releases song in support of Ferguson

Lauryn Hill has been performing her song "Black Rage" in concert for years, but on Wednesday she released a recording of the song in support of the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the Michael Brown incident.

Bean bags recalled after the deaths of two children

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La., are announcing the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.