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By Michael Martinez CNN (CNN) -- Tommy Hanson, who was one of baseball's top pitcher prospects in 2006, has died at age 29, the Atlanta Braves said Tuesday. Hanson, who spent most of his career with the Braves, had trouble breathing Sunday when he was rushed to an Atlanta...
By Amy Chillag CNN ATLANTA (CNN) -- Pamela Burrell was a soldier cooking for U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia when she got a life-changing phone call. "They basically just called me into the chaplain's office with another commander, higher-ranking person than myself, and explained to...
By Eliott C. McLaughlin CNN (CNN) -- Several University of Missouri organizations, including the football team and the student association, saw their demand met Monday when university system President Tim Wolfe announced he was stepping down amid a controversy over race...
By Ralph Ellis CNN (CNN) -- A man who killed four people when he plowed his car into a crowd at the 2014 South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, was sentenced Friday to life without parole. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty against Rashad Charjuan Owens, 23...
By Dana Ford CNN (CNN) -- A court granted a motion Monday allowing for Bill Cosby and his former attorney to be deposed as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by model Janice Dickinson. Dickinson is one of dozens of women who have publicly accused Cosby of sexual misconduct over...
By Ray Sanchez and Linh Tran CNN (CNN) -- A woman accused of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill his parents made a brief first appearance in court Monday. Jennifer Valiante of Westport, Connecticut, will return to court on November 24. She also faces a charge of hindering...
By Susannah Cullinane CNN (CNN) -- Breaking into a Nebraska zoo to "pet" a tiger has left a woman with injuries from the big cat and a citation for criminal trespass. Jacqueline Eide, 33, apparently evaded security to sneak into Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo on Halloween night. She...
(CNN) -- Was it alcohol or something else that prompted Adacia Chambers to allegedly plow into a homecoming parade over the weekend, killing four people including a 2-year-old boy? Chambers' lawyer says he "absolutely can rule out" alcohol, but said he is concerned about her...
By Dana Ford CNN (CNN) -- The captain of a cargo ship presumed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin had reported a hull breach, a blown scuttle and the presence of water on board, the National Transportation and Safety Board reported Tuesday. The 40-year-old El Faro never made...