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Lampedusa boat sinking: Survivors recall awful ordeal

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (CNN) -- At the port in Lampedusa, recovery teams continue to fill trucks with the bodies they're still pulling from the sea. At least 289 so far -- and that number could rise.

Obamacare website glitches caused by software shortcomings, official says

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Technical problems with the federally facilitated health insurance exchange were caused by a specific software component that crashed under the high volume of visitors last week, preventing users from creating accounts in the begi

Capitol chase driver had passport, foreign currency in her car

A Connecticut woman who rammed barricades and led police on a chase near the U.S.

Mother of deceased 'Baby Hope' identified through DNA

NEW YORK (CNN) -- After 22 years on a cold case, the New York Police Department finally has a lead. The NYPD was able to identify the mother of "Baby Hope," a little girl whose body was found in a blue and white picnic cooler in a wooded area near

U.S. to cut some military aid to Egypt after coup, turmoil

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States is preparing to announce a decision "in the coming days" on assistance to Egypt, the White House said Tuesday, and U.S.

Woman found dead in hospital stairwell believed to be missing patient

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) -- She checked herself into a hospital 17 days ago for a bladder infection.

Food poisoning: What you need to know

Despite food safety measures, the threat of foodborne illness remains in meat and produce -- and some types of illness are on the rise. About 48 million people contract some form of food poisoning each year, according to the Centers for Disease Co

Tribe seeks to force NFL Redskins name change

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has weighed in. The pro-football commissioner, has too.

ATF blocks agent's 'Fast and Furious' book

A federal agent's attempt to write a book with an insider's account of "Operation Fast and Furious" is being blocked by superiors because it could have "a negative impact on morale," the American Civil Liberties Union said. John Dodson, an agent w

After interrogation on warship, al Libi's next stop could be U.S. court

Abu Anas al Libi isn't on alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's level, so don't expect the same hullabaloo over U.S. plans to try the Libyan terror suspect on American soil, said CNN senior analyst Jeffrey Toobin.