Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent

She's the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she's the first Indian-American to wear the national crown -- er, tiara -- atop her perfectly coiffed head.

Russia slams U.S. on Syria chemical weapons deal as U.N. report due

The world is expected to learn details Monday of what happened the day as many as 1,400 people were allegedly gassed to death outside the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Colorado flooding strands National Guard

It seems no one is beyond the reach of Colorado's epic flooding. Fifteen Colorado National Guard members and other first responders were stranded Monday on high ground after rising floodwaters the day before forced them to abandon efforts to evacu

Police wound 2 bystanders in shooting near Times Square

New York police have brought a variety of charges against the "emotionally disturbed" man they say triggered a police shooting near Times Square that wounded two bystanders.

Syria's chemical weapons: U.N. expected to release report Monday

The world is expected to learn Monday what really happened the day 1,400 people were allegedly gassed to death outside the Syrian capital of Damascus. A report by U.N.

Costa Concordia salvage begins: Will ship stay in one piece during righting?

GIGLIO, Italy (CNN) -- Delayed by three hours because of strong thunderstorms, the unprecedented operation of salvaging the massive Costa Concordia cruise liner began Monday morning off the coast of Italy, near the island of Giglio.

Social Security makes $1.3 billion in overpayments

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Social Security Administration has paid an estimated $1.3 billion in disability insurance payments to thousands of people who weren't eligible for the benefits, a government watchdog report finds.

1 confirmed injured after shots fired inside D.C. naval facility

At least one person was injured Monday after a person fired shots inside the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S.

Delta Kappa Epsilon to Kent State: ‘We apologize to your entire community for the banner’

The LSU chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity issued an apology to the Kent State community. The letter is in response to a sign its members posted on its house during Saturday’s home game.

Summers withdraws name from Fed Reserve consideration

Lawrence Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration as chairman of the Federal Reserve, according to a statement released Sunday by the White House.