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What's in a name? Lots of jokes, if you're Kanye West's baby

Call it a new direction in celebrity baby names. The Twitter universe exploded overnight following reports by TMZ and E!

It's one delicious drone -- the Burrito Bomber

On a sunny Monday morning, over the open fields of Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, California, an unmanned aerial vehicle was turning heads -- and it came with a cargo of carne asada. World, meet the Burrito Bomber. The Bomber is the beans and rice

Flooding hits Alberta province, forces 75,000 people from their homes in Calgary

Rain-swollen rivers burst from their banks in southern Alberta, Canada, ripping out roads, cutting off communities and forcing about 75,000 people out of their homes in Calgary alone. "In my lifetime, I have never seen flooding like this," Calgary

Oklahoma valedictorian goes missing in Ecuador hike

August Reiger was supposed to reunite with his family at the top of a scenic mountain trail in Ecuador. But when his father, mother and younger brother arrived Sunday at the meeting point overlooking the town of BaƱos, the 18-year-old was nowhere

Singapore in haze over worsening smog

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Singapore's pollution standards index (PSI) tipped the scales at 401 at noon on Friday, the highest ever recorded, as the government warned that the lingering haze could last for weeks. The National Environment Agency warned the

Obama takes NSA controversy to nascent watchdog group

A watchdog group meant to guard Americans' right to privacy against overreach by government cyber intelligence has been around for years. If that makes you feel safer, consider this: It had no leader until May, and lawmakers delayed for years t

Witnesses, jurors shed tears as 'Whitey' Bulger trial focuses on killings

BOSTON (CNN) -- They could not say for certain who shot their loved ones in brutal gangland-style "hits," but a series of witnesses captivated the courtroom -- and drove two jurors to tears -- Thursday as prosecution testimony continued in the in the

Convict Jodi Arias sports black-and-white prison garb at court hearing

Jodi Arias was back in court Thursday for a status hearing on the penalty phase of her murder trial, this time donning black-and-white prison stripes instead of civilian clothing.

'I just hoped for the best,' woman who caught falling baby says

It must have been a terrifying sight.

All-female jury to try Zimmerman

An all-female jury will start hearing the murder case against Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman next week, with opening arguments in the closely watched trial set for Monday. The jury was selected Thursday afternoon after defense