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Boston shooting: Suspect plotted to behead Pamela Geller, sources say By Ray Sanchez, Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz CNN (CNN) -- Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, was originally plotting to behead Pamela...
By Ray Sanchez CNN (CNN) -- United Airlines has apologized after a flight attendant's refusal to give an unopened can of soda to a Muslim passenger led to a social media firestorm. The interaction on a flight operated by United partner Shuttle America left Tahera Ahmad in tears...
By Ray Sanchez, Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Lorenzo Ferrigno CNN (CNN) -- Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a knife at law enforcement officers Tuesday, had originally planned to behead a person outside Massachusetts, but decided instead to target the "boys...
By Dana Ford CNN (CNN) -- The much-anticipated police investigation into the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice has moved into the hands of prosecutors, who will decide what to do next. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department in Ohio handed over its investigation...
NEW: 15 survivors and five bodies are reported to have been recovered The captain and the chief engineer are in custody, state media report "I believe they are alive," one man says of his relatives on the ship Hundreds missing after ship sinks in China's Yangtze River By Jethro...
By Ralph Ellis CNN (CNN) -- In November, supermodel Janice Dickinson said in an interview that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after the two had dinner in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Cosby attorney Martin Singer immediately called Dickinson's story "a lie" and said it...
Biker brawl: Are more gang members headed to north Texas? By Ed Payne CNN (CNN) -- North Texas is looking a lot like ground zero in a battle royal for rival biker gangs. A weekend shootout that left at least nine people dead and 18 hospitalized might be just the beginning. It...
By Melissa Gray and Kevin Conlon CNN (CNN) -- The search for clues into what caused last week's deadly Amtrak train derailment continued even as thousands of commuters boarded trains Monday. The first trains rolled out before 6 a.m. Amtrak resumed service between Philadelphia...
By Jethro Mullen and Sam Stringer CNN (CNN) -- Extreme sports legend Dean Potter is one of two BASE jumpers found dead in Yosemite National Park after attempting an aerial descent from Taft Point, authorities said. The two men's bodies were located during a helicopter search...