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ISIS threat: Syrian town fears massacre as Obama admits underestimating rise

Dozens of bombings from U.S.-led warplanes haven't stopped ISIS from advancing toward Turkey, leading one town in the path of its bloody march to fear a massacre.

In zeal to defeat ISIS, don't forget Iran, Netanyahu tells U.N.

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.N. delegates Monday not to overlook the threats posed by Iran and Hamas in their zeal to defeat the terror group ISIS.

Motion activated technology phones

Researchers at the University of Washington could slowly change the way you interact with your cell phone, making your smartphone smarter.

New prosthetic hand is changing lives

Prosthetic limbs have been around for decades helping amputees or those born without limbs get more use and mobility in their lives.

Robots for autism

Sheldon the robot's main job at Fort Hays University is to get students involved in science, technology, engineering and mechanical learning.

Paralysis mystery

Ten children in Colorado have developed a polio-like illness that is causing paralysis in some kids. Now doctors are wondering if the cases are linked to an enterovirus spreading quickly across the country.
Police: Arrest in Graham disappearance yields break in another case

Police: Arrest in Graham disappearance yields break in another case

The arrest of Jesse Matthew -- the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham -- has resulted in a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.
Iowa couple's 150% tip goes viral

Iowa couple's 150% tip goes viral

Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa hired a babysitter Saturday night and headed to a new restaurant in town to celebrate their wedding anniversary. What happened next caught the attention of the world.
(CNN) -- Sen. Rand Paul castigated President Barack Obama on Friday for his use of executive action, arguing the President is an

(CNN) -- Sen. Rand Paul castigated President Barack Obama on Friday for his use of executive action, arguing the President is an

(CNN) -- Sen. Rand Paul castigated President Barack Obama on Friday for his use of executive action, arguing the President is an "arrogant" leader whose policies resemble those of an "autocrat." "The resident acts like he's a king.
White House encourages 'perspective' after Secret Service incidents

White House encourages 'perspective' after Secret Service incidents

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A series of black eyes for the U.S.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in hospice care as his health has declined over the last six weeks, his wife said in a C-SPAN interview. Br
Arrest made after Arkansas real estate agent vanishes on job

Arrest made after Arkansas real estate agent vanishes on job

Aaron Lewis was arrested Monday in connection with the disappearance of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, police say.
Doctors: Think twice about 'the pill' for teen birth control

Doctors: Think twice about 'the pill' for teen birth control

When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.
Who is Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen?

Who is Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen?

He calls himself Jah'Keem Yisrael on Facebook. But he grew up as Alton Nolen, a good kid raised in a loving home, said a woman who identified herself as the mother of the Oklahoma beheading suspect in an online posting.
Boy, 15, pens viral letter about Emma Watson speech

Boy, 15, pens viral letter about Emma Watson speech

(CNN) -- A 15-year-old British schoolboy has struck a chord with his eloquent response to actress Emma Watson's United Nations speech encouraging men to join in the fight for gender equality.