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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,…

Memorial Day Fast Facts

(CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about Memorial Day, a day honoring American soldiers who died serving the country in wars. In 2016, Memorial Day will be on May 30th.Facts: Celebrated on the last Monday…

Best new U.S. roller coasters for 2016

(CNN) -- Want to play Superman or Wonder Woman and save the world? Or fight off an alien invasion as part of an intergalactic air force?Get ready to ride.Virtual reality roller coasters, 3-D and 4-D attractions and immersive "dark" rides…

State Department report faults Clinton over email use

(CNN) -- A State Department Inspector General report faulted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for not complying with policies for email preservation, according to a copy of the report obtained by CNN on Wednesday. The report, which was provided…

Bodies of missing Arlington couple found

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say they have found bodies they believe to be a missing Washington state couple. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says they were found in a remote spot north of Seattle near the couple's home. Sheriff's…

Dylann Roof case: Feds to seek death penalty

(CNN) -- Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of massacring nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2015. Roof is charged with 33 federal offenses, including hate…