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Videos offer clues in search for missing University of Virginia student

Videos offer clues in search for missing University of Virginia student

(CNN) -- Several surveillance videos show her walking and running alone. But police say new footage of a missing University of Virginia student appears to show someone following her the night she disappeared.
Arizona Cardinal Dwyer posts bond after arrest on domestic violence allegations

Arizona Cardinal Dwyer posts bond after arrest on domestic violence allegations

(CNN) -- Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic abuse allegations, authorities said Thursday.
President Obama is Sen. Ted Cruz's cousin! Really!

President Obama is Sen. Ted Cruz's cousin! Really!

(CNN) -- Not knowing exactly where my ancestors come from has always bothered me. I know my grandparents were born in the United States and believe my great-grandparents were too, but beyond that my family tree is pretty bare.
Is there a Beyonce/Jay Z album in the works?

Is there a Beyonce/Jay Z album in the works?

(CNN) -- It seems there's no such thing as time off for Jay Z and Beyonce.
30 years later, the Cosby sweater still rules

30 years later, the Cosby sweater still rules

(CNN) -- It all started with a gift from a friend.
Police: Still no suspect in killings of Britons on idyllic Thai island

Police: Still no suspect in killings of Britons on idyllic Thai island

Thai police are still searching for suspects in the killings of two British tourists on an idyllic resort island after DNA tests on more than a dozen men found no matches with evidence from the female victim's body.
Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its smartphone business bleeds.
Australian police move against pending terror attack

Australian police move against pending terror attack

Australian authorities disrupted what they described as a pending attack "on a member of the public," part of a sweeping counterterrorism operation on Thursday that came just days after the country raised its terror alert level to hig
Scotland's voters make their choice in independence referendum

Scotland's voters make their choice in independence referendum

Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the country's landmark independence referendum.
The anatomy of ISIS: How the 'Islamic State' is run, from oil to beheadings

The anatomy of ISIS: How the 'Islamic State' is run, from oil to beheadings

Put yourself in the shoes (and sixth-century black robes) of ISIS' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the mysterious boss of the terror group that is striking fear into the hearts of leaders around the world.
Restaurant backs off event featuring Death Row inmate's last meals

Restaurant backs off event featuring Death Row inmate's last meals

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; eating the same food as someone who is about to be executed by the state is pretty morbid. It's also in bad taste judging by the social media backlash against Death Row Dinners.
707-horsepower 'muscle car' gets 22 MPG

707-horsepower 'muscle car' gets 22 MPG

Even though it's being called the "most powerful muscle car ever," the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is not the biggest gas guzzler out there.
House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels; Senate votes Thursday

House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels; Senate votes Thursday

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.
Pier 1 Imports shares fall 11%

Pier 1 Imports shares fall 11%

Pier 1 Imports is the latest retailer to disappoint Wall Street. Shares plunged as much as 11% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company said profit was nearly cut in half during its most recent quarter.
Ship returns from Africa; 1 passenger hospitalized

Ship returns from Africa; 1 passenger hospitalized

UPDATE: Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says at least one person was taken to a hospital from a ship that arrived from Africa.