'American Idol' returns: What's the verdict?

(CNN) -- Wednesday night marked the return of "American Idol" with brand new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. We never imagined we could miss Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler so much. For the first night, we were treated to auditions from Ne

Review: Facebook's Graph Search is not very useful

(CNN) -- According to Facebook's new search feature, only two of my 526 friends like cats.

New fears for Timbuktu in Mali conflict

(CNN) -- As the violence in Mali escalates following France's intervention to halt the advance of Islamist fighters, UNESCO has issued calls for the protection of the ancient city of Timbuktu, urging armed forces to safeguard the nation's historic an

After 100 episodes, 'Fringe' cast bids farewell

(CNN) -- After 100 episodes of alternate universes, monsters and shape-shifters, Fox's "Fringe" is coming to an end on Friday night

The great reset: Will Obama's second inauguration let America turn the page?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- On the eve of the inauguration, President Barack Obama's second term may also be America's second chance.

Early morning fire in Temple claims one life

Temple Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire on 813 East Avenue N early Friday morning.

Why did Obama quit a golf game with Clinton?

(CNN) -- President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama quit a recent golf round between them - and he suggested he might have a theory why. "We played thirteen holes at Andrews Air Force Base the other day," Clinton said, "before he had to le

Colorado movie theater, scene of mass shooting, reopens despite discontent

(CNN) -- The Colorado movie theater where a shocking gun rampage in July killed 12 people and wounded 58 others reopened Thursday despite criticism from the families of some of the victims.

Fear and confusion as Algerian hostage crisis enters third day

(CNN) -- A total of 650 hostages have been freed by Algerian Special Forces from Islamist militants who seized a gas complex deep in the desert, according to the state media.