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Oregon standoff: Ammon Bundy asks colleagues to go home

MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Oregon (CNN) -- Protest leader Ammon Bundy has asked, through his attorney, that the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon go home.Bundy was arrested Tuesday night during a traffic stop. Another protester…

Woman wakes up to exotic animal on top of her

(CNN) -- An elderly woman in Miami woke up to quite a surprise when she found an exotic animal caressing her face.Late Monday night, the woman was startled when she woke up staring at a kinkajou, which is a cross…

America's 10 richest colleges

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The 10 richest colleges in the U.S. have endowments of at least $10 billion.With $36.4 billion, Harvard has the largest endowment by far.But the average investment return for colleges and universities across the country took a…

Five things you need to know about Zika

(CNN) -- A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe.The Zika virus, transmitted by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito,…

2015 is warmest year on record, NOAA and NASA say

(CNN) -- Last year was the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in 1880, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA said Wednesday.It's been clear for quite some time that 2015 would steal the distinction of the hottest year…

#OscarsSoWhite? It starts with the academy

(CNN) -- This year's debate over #OscarsSoWhite is once again highlighting Hollywood's race problem, sharpening the focus on just who is handing out the industry's biggest awards.For the second year in a row, there were no people of color nominated…

14 oddball New Year's Eve celebrations

(CNN) -- Can't make it to Times Square on December 31? Worry not; chances are there's a folksier New Year's Eve celebration closer to your home.Communities across the country are ringing in 2016 with local variations on Times Square's Ball…

No indictment in Tamir Rice case, prosecutor says

(CNN) -- An Ohio grand jury has decided not to return an indictment in the 2014 police shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, prosecutor Tim McGinty said Monday.Rice was holding a pellet gun when he was shot. It was "reasonable"…

Hurry! Christmas shipping deadlines are coming

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Monday was the U.S. Postal Service's busiest day of the year thus far.And today is the last day to send something via standard mail for guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas. All the other major carriers…

Bergdahl charges referred to General Court-Martial

(CNN) -- The U.S. Army Forces Command's commanding general referred two charges Monday in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to a General Court-Martial, according to the Army. The two specific charges referred under the U.S. Armed Forces' Uniform Code…

Reports: Coldplay to headline Super Bowl halftime show

(CNN) -- Viva la vida football: Coldplay will headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, according to multiple sources.The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Sports Illustrated, Us Magazine and Variety, citing unnamed sources, have also said…