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By Eliott C. McLaughlin CNN (CNN) -- The video shows a police officer repeatedly winding up and kicking a man sitting on the curb, and while Orlando's police chief says the officers involved remain on duty, attorneys for the man who got kicked say the video is all they need to...
By Greg Botelho, Holly Yan and Shimon Prokupecz CNN (CNN) -- A pair of convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison may have headed across the border to Vermont, fearing the pressure of an intense manhunt in the neighboring state, authorities said Wednesday. For...
By Daniel Burke CNN Religion Editor (CNN) -- Pope Francis has created a church tribunal to judge bishops who fail to protect children from sexually abusive priests, the Vatican announced Wednesday, a move long sought by abuse victims and their advocates. The new court will be...
(CNN) -- The former Eastern Illinois football player who started the class-action concussions lawsuit against the NCAA has fired his lawyer over what he said are weak provisions of a proposed settlement. Adrian Arrington, who spoke to CNN last year for a series on college sport...
Killers use power tools to break out of NY prison, leave behind smiley face note By Saeed Ahmed CNN (CNN) -- For 170 years, no inmate had managed to break out of the maximum security wing of New York's Clinton Correctional Facility, tucked high in the Adirondack Mountains near...
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...