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Man dead after falling into Yellowstone hot spring

(CNN) -- A man visiting Yellowstone National Park was killed after he stepped off a designated boardwalk, slipped and fell into a hot spring.Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, of Portland, Oregon, was with his sister when he fell in near the…

President Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton in video

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama endorsed Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a web video Thursday. "I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office," Obama said in the video.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2016 Cable News…

Leopard escapes from Salt Lake City zoo exhibit

(CNN) -- A 4-year-old leopard escaped from an exhibit at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo on Tuesday morning, a zoo official said."Per our safety protocol, our staff jumped into action and escorted all guests into indoor buildings," community relations manager…

Outrage over six-month sentence in Stanford rape case

(CNN) -- Widespread outrage has erupted over a California judge's decision to give a former Stanford University swimmer a six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Critics are blasting the decision as far too lenient.Prosecutors had asked that…

Texas floods: Fort Hood death toll rises to 9

(CNN) -- [Breaking news update, posted at 8:38 p.m. ET]The death toll in a truck accident that occurred in floodwaters at Fort Hood, Texas, rose to nine Friday after four soldiers who had been listed as missing were found dead,…

Prince died of opioid overdose

UPDATE: Minnesota medical examiner: Prince died of accidental overdose of powerful painkiller fentanyl. (CNN) -- Music legend Prince died of an opioid overdose, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday, citing a source familiar with the investigation into the singer's death.Prince,…

Texas man pays $212 traffic ticket in pennies

(CNN) -- Brett Sanders fought the law and the law won. Namely two buckets full of pennies.More than 22,000 of them. The Friso, Texas, man was incredulous the city police cited him for going nine miles over the speed limit.…

3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee cups recalled

(CNN) -- Mayborn USA has issued a voluntary recall of 3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee children's spill-proof cups because of mold, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.Five types of 7- and 10-ounce cups are affected: First Sips Transition cups,…