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Ropes, chains found in home where women held captive

CLEVELAND (CNN) -- Authorities scouring the Cleveland home where officials say three missing women were held for close to a decade have found ropes and chains apparently used to restrain them, the city's police chief said Wednesday. "We have confi

VIDEO: Man hangs on to hood of car after hit-and-run

Dazed and confused, that is how witnesses are describing a woman who drove for several miles with a man on the hood of her car after a hit-and-run in Georgia.

Five climbers killed after deadly volcanic ash blast

Five people have been killed after one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes spewed a giant cloud of ash and rocks early Tuesday.

Preliminary charges dropped against Spain's princess

MADRID (CNN) -- Preliminary charges against Spain's Princess Cristina in a financial corruption case will be dropped, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The tax education of Lauryn Hill: Prison

Lauryn Hill told the judge who sentenced her to prison that she planned to pay her taxes; it was just a question of when.

13 dead in Mexico tanker blast

A speeding tanker truck carrying gas crashed and exploded in a huge fireball along a highway near Mexico City Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 13 more, a local government official said.

Nun, two others in federal court for nuclear breach

When an elderly nun and two fellow peace activists walked undetected onto one of the nation's most secure nuclear facilities last year, they wanted to call attention to the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Skin color is 'bone-deep'

From the darkest brown to the pastiest white and every shade in between, humans display a tremendous variety of skin colors.

Cleveland abductions a chilling reminder of 'House of Horrors'

Like Amanda Berry, who ran to freedom Monday after years in captivity, Tonia Carmichael was abducted and held by a male captor not far from her Cleveland home.

911 call -- 'I've been kidnapped!' -- cops find 3 women missing for years

Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland in 2003. It was the eve of her 17th birthday. Georgina "Gina" DeJesus disappeared nearly a year later, in April 2004. She was 14.