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Amid government shutdown, Presidents Cup begins and U.S. leads

Some of the president's men are still working. In golf's Presidents Cup, that is. And while U.S. President Barack Obama wasn't in attendance in Ohio -- he has more important things to worry about -- a former president, George W.

Banks give breaks to furloughed workers

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain furloughed and are uncertain how long they'll have to go without pay, some banks are stepping up to offer financial help.

Italy mourns more than 100 migrants killed in Lampedusa shipwreck

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (CNN) -- "Today is a day of tears," Pope Francis said Friday of a shipwreck off the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa a day earlier, in which at least 111 people died. Italy's government declared Friday a day of national mourning i

1 killed, 1 injured after car chase at U.S. Captiol

Police near the U.S. Capitol opened fire, Thursday, on a car being chased by authorities, hitting a woman driving the vehicle that also contained a child, an intelligence source told CNN.

Backhoe cuts into dinosaur's tail, revealing rare fossil find

It's like a scene out of a Flintstones comic.

Breast cancer screening Qs answered

For years there has been much discussion about mammography screening. Several medical organizations have reviewed the scientific literature and made various recommendations -- to begin screening at age 40, or to begin at age 50.

CNN keeps count: Congress gets paid, but who's keeping their paycheck?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- While more than 800,000 federal workers, including some congressional staffers, are being furloughed during the government shutdown, members of Congress are still getting paid, as required by law.

The government shutdown: Americans on the edge

For some, it's an emotional punch to the gut. For others, the consequences could be truly life-changing.

Tennessee crash: Dental records needed to ID some bodies, official says

Investigators probably will have to use dental records to identify some of the eight people who were killed in a wreck involving a church bus and two other vehicles in eastern Tennessee, a Tennessee Highway Patrol official said Thursday. Some of t

October 3: A busy day in history

History is made every day. But even by that standard, October 3 stands out as an especially eventful day. Set aside the fact that it was on this day in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving.