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Source: Hostage-taker in Australia identified

Source: Hostage-taker in Australia identified

  The man who has held hostages in a Sydney, Australia, cafe for nearly 16 hours is Man Haron Monis, an official with direct knowledge of the situation said Monday.
Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebs: Sing 'I can't breathe'

Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebs: Sing 'I can't breathe'

 (CNN) -- Samuel L. Jackson is calling on celebs who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to take part in another movement.
'Ready for Romney' group site launches

'Ready for Romney' group site launches

 (CNN) -- If encouragement from major GOP donors and favorable polling isn't enough, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney now has a super PAC launched by an unknown benefactor urging him to run.
Arrest made in Auburn football player's killing

Arrest made in Auburn football player's killing

 (CNN) -- Police have arrested Markale Deandra Hart, 22, in connection with the shooting death of a freshman Auburn University football player, the Auburn Police Division said in a news release Sunday.
Michael Bloomberg: Cities drive innovation

Michael Bloomberg: Cities drive innovation

 Albert Einstein once said that if he was given an hour to solve a problem, he'd spend the first 55 minutes thinking about it and five minutes coming up with solutions.

Cosby breaks his silence

Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of.

Northern white rhino dies at San Diego zoo; only 5 left worldwide

A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, leaving only five worldwide and bringing the species closer to extinction. Angalifu, 44, died of old age Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Despite discrepancies, Dorian Johnson consistent in accounts of Brown shooting

Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown in August, told remarkably similar stories in an interview with county and federal authorities in August and in testimony to the grand jury in Se

Arrest made in Auburn football player's killing

Police have arrested Markale Deandra Hart, 22, in connection with the shooting death of a freshman Auburn University football player, the Auburn Police Division said in a news release Sunday.
Nissan gets slammed in Consumer Reports

Nissan gets slammed in Consumer Reports

Looks like something's wrong at Nissan because, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey, a lot of Nissan owners don't like their vehicles very much.
Gas for less than $2 is now widespread

Gas for less than $2 is now widespread

It was a good weekend for drivers to fill up. Cheap gas spread across the nation faster than holiday cheer.
81 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak; Zamboni could be to blame

81 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak; Zamboni could be to blame

A carbon monoxide leak at a Wisconsin ice rink left 81 people hospitalized -- and a Zamboni could be to blame.
Northern white rhino dies at San Diego zoo; only 5 left worldwide

Northern white rhino dies at San Diego zoo; only 5 left worldwide

A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, bringing the rare species closer to extinction. Angalifu, 44, died of old age Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Japan's Abe must deliver on economy after victory

Japan's Abe must deliver on economy after victory

The time for excuses is over: Having won a landslide victory in weekend elections, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must now deliver the economic reforms he's been promising for two years.
Sydney gunman reportedly demands ISIS flag as some hostages escape

Sydney gunman reportedly demands ISIS flag as some hostages escape

A gunman holding hostages in a Sydney cafe is said to be demanding an ISIS flag and a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.