Research: Spanking, other corporal punishment traumatizes kids' brains

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

Dramatic Video: Border Patrol shootout with alleged gang member

It was a terrifying situation in a Texas border town as authorities exchanged gunfire with a murder suspect.

Acknowledging global unrest, Obama forges ahead with fundraising swing

SEATTLE (CNN) -- As President Barack Obama helped Democrats bank millions in campaign cash on Tuesday, he acknowledged his administration is confronting "some big overseas challenges" in the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere. Speaking at a fund

Ukraine: Two military jets shot down over Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (CNN) -- Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said. The pilots ejected, the office s

47 dead, 11 injured in Taiwan plane crash

Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih.

Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. At least nine other people were injured in the crash of the twin-engine

Who switched two flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge? NYPD on the case

The NYPD is investigating how two American flags that fly at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags. The swapped-out flags were spotted by construction workers at 5:30 a.m.

Man arrested by U.S. Marshals in connection with armed robbery

A man has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in who may be connected to  a Waco armed robbery.

Connally police searching for vandals who broke into two schools

Connally Police have identified the three individuals wanted in connection with  the break in of two schools early Tuesday morning.

Pine tree dedicated to Beatle is laid low -- by beetles

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison, whose solo career included the hit "What is Life," has met a grisly end to its life from the jaws of voracious bark beetles. A pine stump now lies a few feet from a p