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Antoinette Tuff hailed as 'hero' for handling Georgia school gunman

ATLANTA (CNN) -- A man slips behind someone else into a packed elementary school with an AK-47-type weapon.

Suspect in killing of Australian Chris Lane tweeted: 'time to start taken life's'

One of the Oklahoma teenagers accused of killing 23-year-old Australian Christopher Lane had previously posted images online showing himself posing with guns and wads of cash. And three days before what police call the indiscriminate shooting, the

German tourist dies after losing her arm in Hawaii shark attack

A German tourist bitten by a shark while she was vacationing in Hawaii died Wednesday, a week after the attack, her family said. Jana Lutteropp was remembered by her mother, Jutta Lutteropp, and sister, Julia Broeske, as "a very beautiful, strong

Beatles' promoter, agent Sid Bernstein dies at 95

Sid Bernstein, the promoter and agent who first brought the Beatles to America, has died, his publicist said in a statement. Bernstein booked Carnegie Hall after the Beatles made television gold on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Report: NSA can see 75% of U.S. Web messages

The National Security Agency has built a network that can access as much as 75% of all U.S.

Philippine floods cause more chaos in waterlogged Manila

Heavy rain continued to lash the northern Philippines on Wednesday, a day after flooding put more than half of the Manila region under water. The relentless monsoon rains, intensified by a tropical storm at sea, have so far led to eight deaths.

No word from White House on whether Gupta swayed Obama on medical marijuana

A White House spokesman couldn't say Tuesday whether or not President Barack Obama's personal views on medical marijuana had changed after a column and documentary written by CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr.

Oreos high school experiment: Double and Mega Stuf filling doesn't add up

Oreo lovers have long debated how to eat them: twisted, dunked, creme first or bite whole.

VIDEO: 3 teens admit to killing college baseball player because 'they were bored'

A random and senseless act of violence has left a promising 22-year-old baseball player dead, a family devastated and two countries across the world rattled.

New York City's biggest gun bust ever yields 254 weapons, 19 arrests

More than 250 illegal guns have been seized by the New York City Police Department in the largest gun bust in the city's history, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday.