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New Mexico man marinates dog

Police: Man planned to eat girlfriend's dog

According to a criminal complaint filed in a Torrance County, New Mexico, court, the dog was stabbed in the heart and skinned. Parts of the animal were then buried in the backyard, while others were marinating inside a bag in a freezer.

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

WHO: Ebola death toll tops 700

Ebola is believed to have killed 729 people in West Africa from March through July 27, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

MH17 crash site

Raja Razek/CNN

OSCE team reaches MH17 crash site area

International monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site on Thursday for the first time in almost a week, the OSCE mission said.

The OSCE team was accompanied by two Dutch ...

Ebola virus

CDC

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.

Beit Hanoun damage, Gaza

Gordon Duncan/CNN

Israel calls up thousands more reservists

The Israeli military said Thursday that it is calling up 16,000 additional reservists, bolstering its forces for its fight against Hamas in Gaza after a request for more ammunition from the United States.

The addition brings the total number of reserv...

New Mexico man marinates dog

Police: Man planned to eat girlfriend's dog

According to a criminal complaint filed in a Torrance County, New Mexico, court, the dog was stabbed in the heart and skinned. Parts of the animal were then buried in the backyard, while others were marinating inside a bag in a freezer.

MH17 crash site

Raja Razek/CNN

OSCE team reaches MH17 crash site area

International monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site on Thursday for the first time in almost a week, the OSCE mission said.

The OSCE team was accompanied by two Dutch ...

Ebola virus

CDC

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.

Beit Hanoun damage, Gaza

Gordon Duncan/CNN

Israel calls up thousands more reservists

The Israeli military said Thursday that it is calling up 16,000 additional reservists, bolstering its forces for its fight against Hamas in Gaza after a request for more ammunition from the United States.

The addition brings the total number of reserv...

Presidents George W

Bush writes book about Bush

For George W. Bush, this project is personal.

The 43rd President of the United States has written a book about his father, who happens to be the nation's 41st president.

The biography about his father will hit book shelves on November 11, according to ...

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

Could Ebola come to the United States?

A man boards a plane in Liberia with a slight fever. As the jet nears an airport in New York, his temperature rises; his throat grows sore.

It's the flu, he thinks after he lands, but he's wrong. He's caught the deadly Ebola virus.

He soon dies of hem...

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

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No deal: Argentina in default as talks fail

Argentina has defaulted for the second time in 13 years after officials failed to come to an agreement with the country's bondholders.

After frantic last minute talks failed to produce a deal late Wednesday, Standard & Poor's deemed the country to be ...

Plane

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What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.

Elderly senior looking at bill

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Protection agencies: 5 'worst' consumer...

An annual survey of 40 local and state consumer protection agencies that were asked to single out the most common and outrageous complaints they have received over the past year.

Toddler dies after trapped in hot car

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Toddler dies after getting trapped in hot car

A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer's day and was trapped, police said.

Gaza violence, school

In Gaza, safe havens offer little security

Mangled limbs wrapped in blood-stained rags were strewn across rooms in the school.

India landslides

CNN-IBN

Landslides trap 170 people or more in India

Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 170 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.

At least 30 bodies had been recovered Thursday as the search continued. Eight survivors were pulled out with ...

Ventura member of no party, would abolish two-part system

CNN

Ventura wins $1.8M after suing ex-SEAL sniper

It was a lawsuit pitting two larger-than-life personalities against each other -- former pro wrestler-turned-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

Capitol building dome

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House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution.

Senate

Senate TV

Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2 billion mistake.

Depressed anxious woman, depression

SXC

Could a blood test predict suicides?

Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?

CIA Headquarters Langley Virginia

REUTERS/Jason Reed

CIA interrogation report could be released...

A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 terror attacks could be released to the public as soon as next week, congressional sources in each party said Wednesday.

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, the Army and his attorney said.

Attorney Eugene Fidell told CNN he will know for sure next week exa...

Bank of America

Reuters

BofA hit with $1.3 billion mortgage penalty

Thousands of bad loans made years ago by Countrywide are Bank of America's problem now.

VA Medical Center

CNN

House approves bill to overhaul VA

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

Donetsk, Ukraine damage

Raja Razek/CNN

Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

The road isn't easy -- past shelling and eerie separatist checkpoints. But where it leads is harder still.

Twelve days after MH17 was blown out of the sky, pieces of the plane remain here, but for days investigators haven't been able to reach the site...

NY stock exchange

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stocks end mixed after pops and drops

Despite strong economic growth and no major surprises from the Federal Reserve, the bulls couldn't quite get it together Wednesday.

Guns

Gregg Canes/CNN

Domestic violence: Next in gun-control fight

The scene is intense: A man is ferociously knocking on a door while a woman inside the house calls 911, saying that her ex is trying to break in. A child sits on the couch.

The man bursts in and grabs the child, and the woman yells not to take the to...

Federal Reserve

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Federal Reserve stays on cruise control

The U.S. economy is strengthening but the Federal Reserve remains in cruise control.

The Fed decided to once again reduce its monthly bond purchases by $10 billion, as expected.

The central bank has been gradually reducing, or tapering, its monthly bo...

Ebola virus in black and white

Centers for Disease Control

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.