'Braids' may heat sun's corona, study says

(CNN) -- The sun's outer atmosphere, called the corona, is much hotter than its surface.

Did Earth get zapped in the eighth century?

(CNN) -- History books may tell you that in the eighth century, the Moors invaded Spain and Mayan civilization was on the decline, but they don't say anything about the Earth being irradiated.

So, about that fight on 'Idol' ...

(CNN) -- On Wednesday's "American Idol," we finally got to see the fight that launched reports of a tense feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Actually, make that part of the fight. As you'll recall, footage leaked last fall of Minaj and

Women in combat: One soldier's story

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In her senior year at West Point, Candace Fisher decided she wanted to join the Military Police since it would allow her the most options "to do the most soldier-like things," Fisher recalled in an interview with CNN. In 2006 a

Senators agree to Reid and McConnell's filibuster reform measures

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democrats and Republicans in the Senate overwhelmingly agreed late Thursday on language reforming filibusters, passing the measures agreed to earlier in the day by Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

U.S. officials believe al Qaeda in Mali orchestrated Algeria attack

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Obama Administration now believes the attack and hostage-taking at a natural gas plant in Algeria last week is the work of al Qaeda operatives based out of northern Mali. U.S.

Feds: Colorado man made bombs, wanted to trade them for cocaine

(CNN) -- A Colorado man who lived near a park crafted explosives he claimed could kill everyone within 20 meters, hoping to trade the bombs and other weapons for cocaine or cash, authorities said. Special agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol,

Hong Kong takes Internet speed title

HONG KONG (CNN) -- It's likely someone from Hong Kong has just beaten you to this story.

Dozens injured in Cairo clashes as crowds mark Egypt protest anniversary

CAIRO (CNN) -- The streets around Cairo's Tahrir Square were again roiled by violent clashes between police and protesters Friday, as crowds gathered to mark two years since the start of the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Jordan: Observers praise vote but urge deeper electoral reform

AMMAN, Jordan (CNN) -- Observers who for the first time were allowed to monitor elections in Jordan said Friday that the vote showed a marked improvement from past polls, but there is still some way to go.