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'Big Bang's' Parsons takes home another Emmy

'Big Bang's' Parsons takes home another Emmy

If the winners at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards looked familiar, it's because many of them had visited the podium before -- including last year.
It's a gamer thing: Amazon buying Twitch

It's a gamer thing: Amazon buying Twitch

Watching people play video games is apparently not only popular, it's extremely valuable.
3 reasons why Californians shun quake insurance

3 reasons why Californians shun quake insurance

Even though 90% of the earthquakes that strike the United States are located in California, only about 10% of homeowners there have earthquake insurance. What gives?
2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

If you're trying to create the perfect 21st-century city, it helps to start with a blank slate. Even if that slate is a sweltering strip of sand.
Michael Brown's funeral: Hope, tears and a call for social change

Michael Brown's funeral: Hope, tears and a call for social change

The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America.

In latest bloody victory, ISIS seizes key air base in Syria

ISIS fighters have seized control of a strategically important air base in Syria, tightening their grip on the northeastern region of the war-racked nation.

Living their dream

A lot of people fantasize about selling everything they own and living a simpler life. One Canadian couple is making that dream a reality on the water.

Quake cleanup in California

Residents and businesses in Napa, California are picking up the pieces after being jolted by the worst earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in a quarter century.

Fatal test flight

A man died Sunday after crashing a single-engine ultralight aircraft during a test flight at Michigan's Lowell City Airport.

A solemn ceremony for Michael Brown

Thousands of mourners gathered at a St. Louis church Monday to pay respects to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old teenager who was shot by a police officer two weeks ago in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking more than a week of violent protest.
Major Democratic operative joins Rick Perry legal team

Major Democratic operative joins Rick Perry legal team

 Texas Gov. Rick Perry added another high-powered lawyer to his team fighting a felony indictment against him, but this addition is just as much about sending a message than winning the case.

Ukrainian President dissolves parliament, schedules elections

krainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday on Twitter that he has dissolved the nation's parliament. Elections are scheduled for October 26, the President wrote.
'The Wizard of Oz' at 75: Did you know...?

'The Wizard of Oz' at 75: Did you know...?

(CNN) -- "The Wizard of Oz," one of the most beloved movies of all time, celebrates the 75th anniversary of its release this month. Here are some things you may not have known about the film: 1. That makeup was killer
Ebola contacts in Africa go missing

Ebola contacts in Africa go missing

(CNN) -- Earlier this summer, Kelsey Mirkovic, a disease detective with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entered a hut with her team in Gueckedou, Guinea, to speak with a man who had Ebola.
What we'll miss about 'Chelsea Lately'

What we'll miss about 'Chelsea Lately'

(CNN) -- Chelsea Handler, the foul-mouthed, alcohol-swilling, cutting, irreverent and occasionally naked host of E!'s hit talk show "Chelsea Lately," is taking her act and moving it to Netflix.