A few months before the Boston bombings, the suspected mastermind of the terror attack, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, wanted to change his name, a U.S. government official told CNN on Wednesday.
A new outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship may have been caused by the norovirus, the ship's operator said Wednesday.
The death toll from a massive landslide that struck in Washington state's Cascade Mountains rose to 36 on Wednesday, the Snohomish County medical examiner said.
Police in Kansas City are telling motorists to remain vigilant in the wake of 13 shooting incidents in the past month on major highways and roads around the Missouri city.
Mel Robbins says Nick Scimio deserves credit for acting bravely in a frightening attack and shouldn't be criticized for posting a selfie afterward
At the annual rattlesnake roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, in early March, Jaycee sponsors and volunteers slaughtered 3,890 pounds of rattlesnakes. The event is billed as "Fun for the whole family," and children take their turns to skin a snake, and afterward, press their hands covered with snake blood onto a wall of handprints.
Franklin Regional Senior High School assistant principal Sam King brought the alleged stabbing suspect to the ground to end five gory, terrifying minutes inside his school, police said. Soon thereafter, he was celebrated by current and former students as "a hero."
A bi-partisan group of lawmakers lashed out at officials from the Veterans Affairs Department on Wednesday, accusing the agency of allowing veterans to die from delayed or absent medical care at its facilities and stonewalling a follow-up congressional inquiry.
Chester Wisniewski says the Heartbleed bug shows how we're all tangled together, relying on each other for Internet security
Vance McAllister, the kissing Congressman, indicated he will run for reelection. Meanwhile his mistress and staffer is out of a job. When high profile politicians cheat, their mistresses rarely recover.
CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto interviews Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in China
CNN's Matthew Chance flies with a New Zealand Air Force plane as it searches for the missing Malaysia Flight 370.
Alex Hribal, the teen accused in a Pennsylvania high school stabbing rampage, has been charged as an adult.
Secy. Hagel tells CNN's Jim Sciutto: "One person who is killed or wounded... on a military base is one too many.