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Official says CIA-funded weapons have begun to reach Syrian rebels; rebels deny receipt

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- CIA-funded weapons have begun flowing to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official told CNN. But opposition groups say they have yet to receive any.

Vladimir Putin's comments on American exceptionalism, Syria cause a fuss

If Vladimir Putin wanted to get Americans' attention, he seems to have done a pretty good job. The Russian president's op-ed article arguing against military intervention in Syria, published on The New York Times' website late Wednesday, set off a

Honolulu Harbor molasses spill could have long-term effects on marine life

A massive molasses spill this week in Honolulu Harbor is likely to have a long-term impact on fish and other marine wildlife, experts say. "It's in a bay, so there's not a lot of circulation, so you're not going to have flushing of this water out,

Diana Nyad to critics of her Cuba-Florida record-making swim: 'No one's going to take our joy and our moment'

Saying no one can can diminish what she and her team accomplished, a confident Diana Nyad took on her critics Wednesday night on "Piers Morgan Live." Her record-breaking Cuba to Florida swin, she said, was by the book.

Prince William to leave military service, will devote time to charities

After more than seven and a half years of military service, Prince William is leaving the armed forces to focus on royal duties and charity work, Kensington Palace said Thursday.

Coming soon: World's first 'invisible' tower

For architecture buffs numbed by the ongoing global battle to crank out record-breaking tall buildings, here's something innovative to spark the imagination.

Miley Cyrus speaks on 'Wrecking Ball' video

If you think Miley Cyrus' music video for "Wrecking Ball" was nothing but nudity, you weren't paying attention -- at least, so says Miley Cyrus. “I think the video is much more," the 20-year-old singer said on Elvis Duran's morning radio show of h

Missouri bill would void federal gun laws, OK machine guns for residents

KEARNEY, Missouri (CNN) -- The Missouri state legislature is trying to accomplish something that's never been done: pass a law that'll not only let residents own a machine gun, but also arrest federal agents if they try to take it away. What's mor

Hurricane Humberto ruins shot at a 2013 record

Missed it by that much! In a year that forecasters said there would be a few more hurricanes than normal, Humberto on Wednesday fell just a few hours short of setting a record for the latest first hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean.

Lawmakers give mixed reactions to Syria speech

President Barack Obama's Syria speech Tuesday night drew a variety of political commentary ranging from mostly supportive to harsh criticism of the diplomatic pinball that has led to this point. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R