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14 Chinese fishermen rescued; 58 still missing after typhoon

BEIJING (CNN) -- Chinese rescuers on Tuesday found 14 fishermen alive and recovered the bodies of two who had died from boats that sank during a typhoon, authorities said.

Venezuela expels top U.S. diplomat, two other embassy officials

Venezuela's president said Monday that he is expelling three U.S.

Office of Management and Budget Director orders federal agencies to begin shutting down

The Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell ordered federal agencies to start shutting down.

Sexual relationship between pastor, gunman’s wife being investigated as motive for shooting

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso addressed the media today regarding the case of a pastor who was shot and killed in front of his congregation.

Federal government shutdown draws near as bickering continues

Showdown time. In less than a day, big parts of the federal government will shut down unless Congress can find a way to bridge differences over health-care reform and other issues.

Once again, Senate rejects House GOP plan to derail Obamacare

CNN UPDATE (5:14 p.m. ET): A government shutdown due to political wrangling over federal spending and Obamacare would throw a wrench into the gears of the economy, President Barack Obama said Monday.

Teens arrested for cyberstalking after threatening violence against juvenile on Twitter

Two teens from Baker, Louisiana have been arrested for cyberstalking after they allegedly threatening to beat up and kill another teen via Twitter.

Church shooting: A hymn, then chaos and prayer as pastor dies

Talisha Harris had seen Woodrow Karey at the Louisiana church where her father preached, but not for about four years. Until Friday night. Harris told CNN affiliate KPLC-TV that Karey entered the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Char

NSA mines Facebook for connections, including Americans' profiles

NEW YORK (CNN) -- In addition to phone records and email logs, the National Security Agency uses Facebook and other social media profiles to create maps of social connections -- including those of American citizens.

Amanda Knox retrial over killing of Meredith Kercher begins in Italy

The latest chapter in Amanda Knox's long legal battle began Monday in Florence, Italy, with a retrial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. But Knox, 26, who has expressed concern about returning to a country where she sp