NTSB kicks train union out of crash investigation

The NTSB said it has booted the rail union from its investigation into the weekend's deadly train derailment for violating confidentiality rules. The agency made the announcement late Tuesday night, hours after a union representative told CNN that

Unidentified woman killed after tripping, falling on railroad tracks

A woman was pronounced dead early Wednesday morning after she was hit by a train just before midnight.

Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchan

3 questions the Obama administration won't answer about Obamacare

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Donald Rumsfeld's most famous quote has to do with whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But he might as well have been a reporter talking about Obamacare. "There are known unknowns," said Rumsfeld back in

Merriam-Webster's 2013 word of the year is ...science, not 'selfie'

Sorry, folks. Merriam-Webster's word of the year is not "selfie." And twerk is nowhere on the list, either. Unlike the lads and ladies over at Oxford, Merriam-Webster has declared "science" its 2013 word of the year. Its no.

Grand Canyon filled with river of clouds

Park rangers can wait years to see a weather event like the one that occurred last week at Grand Canyon National Park. CNN Meteorologist Brandon Miller said cold fog trapped in the canyon by a "lid" of warm air produced what's known as an inversio

SpaceX rocket lifts off from Florida

A SpaceX rocket with a 7,000-pound communications satellite on top lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday evening after two earlier launch dates were scrubbed. The Falcon 9 booster thundered into the skies over Florida at 5:41 p.m.

This startup turns illegal guns into jewelry

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When Peter Thum started Liberty United, he put an unusual product at the heart of the business: illegal guns. The New York-based startup, which Thum launched with his wife in June, has a specific mission: take guns and bulle

Killeen PD helping citizens register big-money holiday gifts

The Killeen Police Department and Bell County CrimeStoppers are teaming up to encourage citizens to register their big-money gifts this holiday season.

Construction worker falls to death at Kyle Field

A construction worker falls to his death at Kyle Field.