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Witness talks about seeing a severed head in man's trash

Witness talks about seeing a severed head in man's trash

A Memphis man who went to police after he saw a severed head in man's backyard says it's an image he can't forget.
Billionaire Peter Thiel tells Apple: Innovate more

Billionaire Peter Thiel tells Apple: Innovate more

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Billionaire Peter Thiel has some advice for Apple: Think bigger. The iWatch or Apple Pay doesn't isn't a true breakthrough, Thiel argues. Something like an Apple Television might be.
5 risks for investors buying Alibaba shares

5 risks for investors buying Alibaba shares

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Alibaba is about to complete what could be the largest initial public offering in history. And by all accounts demand for the shares is huge.
Source: Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest

Source: Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest

(CNN) -- The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.
Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

Most people these days lead very busy lives. That's one reason owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient.
U.S. to Corinthian Colleges: Forgive $500 million in student loans

U.S. to Corinthian Colleges: Forgive $500 million in student loans

Embattled for-profit education behemoth Corinthian Colleges is facing yet another legal fight: This time, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Top Wal-Mart exec resigns amid resume flap

Top Wal-Mart exec resigns amid resume flap

A senior spokesman at Wal-Mart has resigned after the company found out he did not have the college degree he claimed to have.
FBI launches a face recognition system

FBI launches a face recognition system

The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces, eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride.
Wildfires threaten thousands in Northern California

Wildfires threaten thousands in Northern California

Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said.

'Laughing' traffickers ram boat full migrants and kill 500, survivors say

(CNN) -- Witnesses say as many as 500 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea when human traffickers intentionally sunk their boat, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.
Man foils intruder, then likely saves his life

Man foils intruder, then likely saves his life

Out on the curb in front of a Port St. Lucie home on Penrose Avenue are pieces of car, shards of glass with dried blood and a broken bed frame. They are all reminders of a scary night for Allen Harral and his family.
Five iOS 8 features you'll love

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday.

Drunk deputy triggers crash

An Indiana sheriff's deputy has been suspended after allegedly triggering a multi-car crash while driving under the influence.

Obama speaks on new Ebola plan

President Obama spoke late Tuesday afternoon, outlining a plan that will include an increase in the United States' response to the Ebola crisis in Africa.

Obama speaks on new Ebola plan

President Obama spoke late Tuesday afternoon, outlining a plan that will include an increase in the United States' response to the Ebola crisis in Africa.