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Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate?

Conflicting visions of how to bring about change marked the first meeting of pro-democracy protesters and Hong Kong government representatives Tuesday.

While Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's second in command, called on the protesters, led by t...

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Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Oscar Pistorius trial

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Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius?

He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London Olympics. Now, Pistorius is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

Darren Vann

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Police: Indiana man could be serial killer

The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.

WHO, World Health Organization headquarters

Denis Balibouse/Reuters

WHO outlines next steps in Ebola crisis

Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials scramble to quell the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.

The goal is to launch vaccine trials in West Africa by Januar...

Hong Kong talks

Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate?

Conflicting visions of how to bring about change marked the first meeting of pro-democracy protesters and Hong Kong government representatives Tuesday.

While Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's second in command, called on the protesters, led by t...

Oscar Pistorius trial

Herman Verwey/Pool

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius?

He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London Olympics. Now, Pistorius is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

Darren Vann

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Police: Indiana man could be serial killer

The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.

WHO, World Health Organization headquarters

Denis Balibouse/Reuters

WHO outlines next steps in Ebola crisis

Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials scramble to quell the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.

The goal is to launch vaccine trials in West Africa by Januar...

Oscar de La Renta

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

The man -- often described as the "sultan of suave" -- dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy. Among those w...

Jodi Arias

Pool

Retrial begins: Life or death for Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias and her legal team will begin fighting for her life this week when a new jury hears opening arguments on whether she should receive a life or death sentence for her murder conviction.

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CNN

Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

Corporate earnings are back in focus as the latest bout of market volatility ebbs away.

Here are six things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:

1. Expecting earnings: McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Verizon and Lockheed Martin are the b...

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What key Senate race means for 2016

Potential 2016 presidential contenders are paying close attention to this year's Senate race.

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Canada: Soldier attack suspect 'radicalized'

As far as terror attacks go, Canada seems like an unlikely target -- especially from within its borders.

Duomo Milan cathedral, Italy

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Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015

Whether you want a cosmopolitan city, a central spot from which to explore nature or a hidden gem not yet discovered by great hordes of tourists, Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015 has a spot for you.

Michael Brown

Ferguson turns into tinderbox as new...

This is the new normal in Ferguson: Protests, day and night, for more than 70 days now.

Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican

Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit...

Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Reuters

Why Chicago is mandating coding education

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes the language of the future is code writing -- and he wants every kid in Chicago to be prepared.

CitiBank settlement

CNN

Higher fees coming for Citibank customers

Watch out Citibank customers: higher fees are on the way.

Steelers win 'MNF'

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Steelers rally, hold off Texans

At home on "Monday Night Football," the Pittsburgh Steelers are next to impossible to beat. They proved it yet again with a stirring comeback, rallying from 13 points down in the first half to beat the Houston Texans 30-23.

Passengers in cabin in Kenya

REUTERS/Noor Khamis

3 Ebola-infected travelers might fly monthly

Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, according to a new study, and potentially spread the deadly virus to other countries.

Scientists used a model to predict that, on average, three people...

Darren Vann

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Authorities ID man held after 7 bodies found

An Indiana man told police he "messed up" by killing a woman in Hammond, then came clean, leading them to several more bodies in nearby Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday.

Doughty stopped short of calling Darren Deon Vann a suspected...

Honda

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Stepped-up effort to replace exploding...

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers.

Shooting star from space

Expect meteor showers early Tuesday

If you wake up early enough on Tuesday, you might see some shooting stars.

Edward Gough Whitlam former Aus PM

REUTERS/Will Burgess

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies

Edward Gough Whitlam, the former Australian Prime Minister who strengthened ties abroad, has died, the Australian government said Monday.

At 98 years old, he was the longest-lived Prime Minister in Australia's history.

He served as the country's 21st...

US soldiers train for Ebola

REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Ebola monitoring period over for 43 Texans

Under fire in the wake of Ebola cases involving two nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated Ebola guidelines Monday, focusing on better protecting health care workers.

"Even one health care worker infection is one too man...

Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham suspect indicted in 2005 case

As investigators are determining whether a skull and bones discovered behind an abandoned Central Virginia home on Saturday are those of Hannah Graham, the lone suspect in her disappearance has been indicted in an assault from almost a decade ago.

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Officials: ISIS attacks Kurd forces in Iraq

ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory.

ISIS also launched attacks against...

Nicolas Brendon

REUTERS/Chris Pizzello

'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested

Actor Nicholas Brendon, best known as Xander Harris on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series, was arrested in Boise, Idaho, showing signs of intoxication, police said.

Brendon was in town for the Tree City Comic Con.

Police were called to a downtown...

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Apple profit soars on huge iPhone and Mac...

Even as Apple seeks out growth by delving into payments and watches, Apple's core business continues to boom on the back of its revving iPhone engine.

iPhone: Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones in the past quarter, which included nearly two weeks of sale...