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Officials identify pilot killed in F-15 plane crash

The 104th Fighter Wing identified in a news release Friday the pilot of the F-15C Eagle fighter jet who was killed in a crash in Deerfield, VA, after departing from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield on Wednesday.

23-year-old murder case solved with help of LEGO bricks

Jerry Johnson remembers heading home from Cedar City more than 23 years ago on Feb. 1, 1991, when he heard his mother's address announced on the radio.

Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve problems.

Sister of 'Lady al Qaeda': 'We want no violence in Aafia's name'

KARACHI, Pakistan (CNN) -- The sister of a Pakistani prisoner described as the "poster girl" for Islamic jihad has urged ISIS hostage-takers to let their captives go. Speaking exclusively to CNN from her home in Karachi, Pakistan, the sister of

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

$40 million lawsuit slams Ferguson police actions during recent protests

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S.

Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR racing this weekend

Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since he struck and killed a fellow driver with his car during a dirt track race earlier this month, will return to NASCAR racing at Atlanta, his team announced on its Twitter feed. Stewart missed three races after

Police: Body found in Israeli forest is missing American hiker

A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday. Forensics investigators were working to determine the cause of death, Rosenfeld said.

Joan Rivers stops breathing, rushed to hospital

Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing a source confirmed to CNN.

13-year-old ISIS recruit: Witness to beheadings, crucifixion in Syria

The little boy looks barely old enough to walk, let alone understand the dark world he's now inhabiting.