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Japan's ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

Japan's ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

The Japanese government is grappling with an unpredictable hostage crisis whose terms are being dictated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS.
After 2 failures, weather halts latest bid to lift AirAsia Flight QZ8501 fuselage

After 2 failures, weather halts latest bid to lift AirAsia Flight QZ8501 fuselage

Bad weather thwarted divers' plans Monday for yet another attempt at raising the fragile fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from the bottom of the Java Sea, after two unsuccessful attempts over the weekend, officials said.
Nigerian soldiers save one city from Boko Haram but a nearby one is seized

Nigerian soldiers save one city from Boko Haram but a nearby one is seized

Nigerian forces fought off Boko Haram militants in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, military officials said Monday, but the extremists seized another town in the same state.
Stunning blue hue as algae lights up Hong Kong harbor

Stunning blue hue as algae lights up Hong Kong harbor

The stunning photo shows a shimmering blue shoreline with the bright lights of Hong Kong in the distance.
GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage

GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says a Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage won't be enough to make it the law of the land overnight.
16 dead in protests marking Egypt revolution

16 dead in protests marking Egypt revolution

Sixteen people have been killed in protests marking the fourth anniversary of Egypt's revolution, officials say.
'Historic and destructive' storm could hit Massachusetts

'Historic and destructive' storm could hit Massachusetts

A potentially "historic and destructive" winter storm and blizzard will likely hit areas of Massachusetts beginning Monday night, dumping heavy snow and bringing strong winds, state emergency officials said Sunday.
Bob Dylan has a 'gift' for AARP members: Free copy of his new album

Bob Dylan has a 'gift' for AARP members: Free copy of his new album

Attention, Bono: Here's an old-school way to give away a free album.
NFL says it's looking into why footballs were deflated at Patriots game

NFL says it's looking into why footballs were deflated at Patriots game

 (CNN) -- The NFL said Friday "the evidence thus far supports the conclusion" the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game last Sunday.
Hannah Graham slaying suspect cleared in 2013 case

Hannah Graham slaying suspect cleared in 2013 case

 (CNN) -- Virginia authorities on Friday said they have found no link between Jesse Matthew, suspected of killing college student Hannah Graham, and the abduction and slaying of a teenage girl in 2013.
Colorado woman gets 4 years for wanting to join ISIS

Colorado woman gets 4 years for wanting to join ISIS

 DENVER, Colorado (CNN) -- A federal judge gave a four-year prison sentence Friday to a 19-year-old Colorado woman who admitted guilt in wanting to become an ISIS bride and participate in its jihad in the Mideast.
Big asteroid to fly by Earth Monday

Big asteroid to fly by Earth Monday

 (CNN) -- A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.
'American Sniper' widow speechless after rifle raffle

'American Sniper' widow speechless after rifle raffle

For another weekend, moviegoers will be glued to their seats, watching the grit and turmoil of Chris Kyle, the real-life character portrayed in "American Sniper."
Biden, Rubio and Palin's 2016 plans

Biden, Rubio and Palin's 2016 plans

The 2016 calculations of three potential candidates -- two Republicans and a very senior Democrat -- plus big tests for President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" tab
Late night radio and TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin dies at 88

Late night radio and TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin dies at 88

New York City radio and television personality Joe Franklin has died. He was 88. "Joe went unexpectedly and passed away Saturday night," friend and former producer Steve Garrin said.