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Coming soon: World's first 'invisible' tower

For architecture buffs numbed by the ongoing global battle to crank out record-breaking tall buildings, here's something innovative to spark the imagination.

Miley Cyrus speaks on 'Wrecking Ball' video

If you think Miley Cyrus' music video for "Wrecking Ball" was nothing but nudity, you weren't paying attention -- at least, so says Miley Cyrus. “I think the video is much more," the 20-year-old singer said on Elvis Duran's morning radio show of h

Missouri bill would void federal gun laws, OK machine guns for residents

KEARNEY, Missouri (CNN) -- The Missouri state legislature is trying to accomplish something that's never been done: pass a law that'll not only let residents own a machine gun, but also arrest federal agents if they try to take it away. What's mor

Hurricane Humberto ruins shot at a 2013 record

Missed it by that much! In a year that forecasters said there would be a few more hurricanes than normal, Humberto on Wednesday fell just a few hours short of setting a record for the latest first hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean.

Lawmakers give mixed reactions to Syria speech

President Barack Obama's Syria speech Tuesday night drew a variety of political commentary ranging from mostly supportive to harsh criticism of the diplomatic pinball that has led to this point. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R

9/11 anniversary: 'Our hearts still ache,' Obama says

A bell tolled, ground zero fell silent.

Man pleads guilty to tricking pregnant girlfriend into taking abortion pill

Remee Lee was elated when she became pregnant, but those feelings quickly turned into a nightmare that won't let go of her. Her boyfriend wasn't happy about the pregnancy, but it was Lee's dream to have a child.

If the NSA can hack your bank account, who else can?

Revelations that the National Security Agency can break through web site encryptions and access huge amounts of personal data has raised questions about how safe our day-to-day financial dealings really are.

Meet Lola, the six-clawed lobster

There's always another strange crustacean out there somewhere. There are blue lobsters and yellow lobsters. Something on YouTube called a Japanese mitten lobster.

Russia to Syria: Put chemical weapons under international control

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Russia urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday to put his nation's chemical weapons stockpile under international control as part of an effort to head off a possible military strike from the United States. Sergey Lavro