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North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 15 years of hard labor

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- A North Korean court has sentenced a U.S.

Obama nominates telecom lobbyist, campaign bundler to head FCC

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Calling him the "Bo Jackson of telecom" for his membership in both the cable television and wireless industries' halls of fame, President Obama announced plans Wednesday to nominate Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications C

D.C. council member pushes name change for Redskins

David Grosso, 42, was born and raised in the metropolitan Washington area so it's not tough to see why he's a diehard Washington Redskins fan. Been going to games since he was a boy.

Kissinger gives a bit of a wink to the idea of Hillary Clinton in 2016

Former Secy. of State Henry Kissinger gave a very public nod Wednesday night to a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign -- saying that secretaries of state have a good track record of moving into the highest office in the land.

Delivery of top section set for 1 World Trade Center

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The weather-delayed delivery of the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center will take place Thursday morning, weather permitting. Once the two sections are installed they will make One World Tr

Rescue workers weren't prepared for chaos of Aurora shooting

When a shooter sprayed a movie audience with bullets in a Colorado theater last summer, paramedics were not prepared for the extent of the carnage and arrived with too few ambulances, fire officials say in a new report.

For Syria, chemical weapons also a 'red line,' information minister says

DAMASCUS (CNN) -- Chemical weapons are a "red line" for Syria, too, a top government official said Thursday. Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said in an exclusive interview with CNN that a hard-line Islamist rebel group has used chemical

California wildfire burns nearly 3,000 acres

BANNING, California (CNN) -- Firefighters continue to battle what has been a fast-growing Southern California wildfire -- one that has already consumed more than 2,950 acres.

Missing Pennsylvania woman reappears 11 years later in Florida Keys

A Pennsylvania woman who mysteriously disappeared 11 years ago has resurfaced in Florida, saying that she just walked out on her family, her life and her problems.

5-year-old boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

A Kentucky mother stepped outside of her home just for a few minutes, but it was long enough for her 5-year-old son to accidentally shoot his 2-year-old sister with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday, state officials said.