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History Timeline: Commercial passenger airplane crashes

History Timeline: Commercial passenger airplane crashes

Here's a look at what you need to know about commercial passenger airplane crashes.

VIDEO: Pit bull saves deaf teen from devastating house fire

A pit bull is being called a hero for saving a deaf and sleeping teen from a raging house fire.
U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down

U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.
Texas native, blues rock guitarist Johnny Winter dies at 70

Texas native, blues rock guitarist Johnny Winter dies at 70

American blues rock guitarist and Beaumont native Johnny Winter died Thursday at the age of 70. Swiss police said Winter was found dead in his hotel room outside of Zurich.
The witch's brew: Desperation, hope and children on the border

The witch's brew: Desperation, hope and children on the border

(CNN) -- Hope is a wonderful thing when it spurs struggling people to aspire to better circumstances and a more promising future, lifting communities out of poverty.
Chicago to get more ATF agents to help fight gun crime

Chicago to get more ATF agents to help fight gun crime

(CNN) -- The federal government will provide additional aid to Chicago's efforts to battle gun violence.
Violent California police chase ends with 3 dead

Violent California police chase ends with 3 dead

(CNN) -- Tense. Chaotic. Dangerous.
Is drinking with your kids at home a good idea?

Is drinking with your kids at home a good idea?

(CNN) -- I probably think about the dangers of drinking more than the average person because there is alcoholism in my family.
5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

(CNN) -- Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.
What's it like to motorcycle solo through Iran as a woman?

What's it like to motorcycle solo through Iran as a woman?

(CNN) -- "You! You have moto, yes?" An elderly woman, her craggy face peering out from the folds of her voluminous black chador, demands my attention.
Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russian leaders reacted angrily Thursday to President Barack Obama's decision to slap further sanctions on Russian banks, energy firms and defense companies over Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russian leaders reacted angrily Thursday to President Barack Obama's decision to slap further sanctions on Russian banks, energy firms and defense companies over Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Mortars fired into Israel 2 hours into temporary cease-fire

Mortars fired into Israel 2 hours into temporary cease-fire

At least three mortars were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Thursday morning about two hours into a temporary lull in hostilities to allow humanitarian supplies into the area.
A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

Special to CNN Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II. Now, the future has come to take a closer look.
A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

Special to CNN Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II. Now, the future has come to take a closer look.