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TSA: Gun seizures increase

As crowds pack the airports to try to get home in time for the holidays, Transportation Security Administration agents across the country are finding weapons at an alarming rate.

Boston bomber in court

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court for the first time since July 2013 Thursday, arriving at Boston's federal courthouse before dawn under heavy security.

Sony faces backlash

"The Interview" can't escape the spotlight. Sony Entertainment has been blasted on social media and in the press for pulling the film in the wake of a hacking attack and threats against its release.

PA man accused of dismembering mother, step-dad in brutal murders

A 47-year-old Pennsylvania man is behind bars, accused of brutally murdering and dismembering his mother and step-father. Police charged Frederick Harris III with two counts each of criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse.
Dow jumps 420 points. Best day since 2011

Dow jumps 420 points. Best day since 2011

 Scrooge has left the building. Heck, he's not even on the same planet anymore.
Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 people

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 people

 Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.
Grimes: Paul can't run for two offices at once

Grimes: Paul can't run for two offices at once

  Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is threatening to ask courts to stop Republican Rand Paul from running for the Republican presidential nomination and re-election to the Senate at the same time.
U.S. air strikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders

U.S. air strikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders

U.S. air strikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.
Mysterious ice pancakes appear on Scottish river

Mysterious ice pancakes appear on Scottish river

Here's another Scottish mystery to file alongside the Loch Ness Monster and Mel Gibson's accent in "Braveheart." Ice pancakes.
Mars has gas, and Curiosity finds organic matter -- fuzzy signs of life?

Mars has gas, and Curiosity finds organic matter -- fuzzy signs of life?

It could be a sign, a vague one. A NASA rover has found the building blocks of life on Mars. They might be the product of past or present life on the red planet -- or they might not be.
Uber says it will toughen background checks

Uber says it will toughen background checks

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Uber, under fire around the globe for how it screens drivers, said it will toughen up its background checks and take other measures to improve passenger safety.
Gifting from your kitchen: A toffee tutorial

Gifting from your kitchen: A toffee tutorial

 (CNN) -- There's something addictive about that moment when you hand someone a homemade treat and that person's face lights up as if you've just given him or her a hug.
At one theater, 'Team America' replaces 'The Interview'

At one theater, 'Team America' replaces 'The Interview'

 (CNN) -- After Sony canceled the release of its comedy "The Interview," one Texas theater plans to screen "Team America: World Police" instead.
Las Vegas breaks tourism record with 40 million visitors

Las Vegas breaks tourism record with 40 million visitors

More than 40 million people have visited Las Vegas this year, which breaks a tourism record, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Cuba-U.S. relations change: Bells ring in Havana, anger erupts in Miami

Church bells rang out Wednesday afternoon in Havana, marking a major moment in history -- Cuba and the United States are renewing diplomatic relations after decades of ice-cold tension.