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Accounts of college-bound Missouri teen's fatal shooting conflict

(CNN) -- A friend and witnesses say Missouri teen Michael Brown was unarmed and had his hands in the air when a Ferguson police officer shot and killed him, but that account is in dispute.

JetBlue plane evacuated after engine fire at San Juan airport, no injuries reported

(CNN) -- A JetBlue Airways flight departing from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was evacuated Saturday evening after one of its engines caught fire, according to a Federal Aviation Administration statement.

Cruz: 2016 candidates should "stand up and lead"


Using a Taser on an 8-year-old? Mom sues police, city

Police warned the 8-year-old they were going to tase her.

Want to get into the Electric Zoo music fest? Watch anti-drug video

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A young concert-goer is seen in a video rubbing white power on his gums. He starts sweating profusely before plunging into crazed drug trip that ends with him alone under the glare flashing lights.

Texas may refuse to follow climate rules

Texas’ top environmental regulator suggested Thursday that the state may ignore a proposed directive from the Obama administration in June to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

Texas man indicted in death of Alfred Wright

  (CNN) -- A Jasper, Texas, man has been indicted in connection with the death of Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old father of three whose m

Find that hot girl you passed on the street with Happn

The new French dating app keeps a log of everyone you cross paths with throughout the day so you can check through the log and get in touch.

In Panhandle, a growing need for a shallow lake's water

In a sign of just how strapped the Texas Panhandle and South Plains are for water supplies, water systems in the region last week started drawing from a once-empty lake that is now just over

Analysis: Timing of speculation not on Van de Putte's side

This tale begins with a denial. “Under no circumstance will I be running for mayor of San Antonio. I will be in the Senate come January 2015.”

CBP officers seize nearly $429,000 in cocaine hidden in a Ford Focus

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged cocaine, valued at approximately $428,800 hidden within a Ford Focus.

Want a new car? Buy now in August

According to True Car Research, August might be the best month to buy that new vehicle you've been wanting.

Good news for your credit score, FICO changing way it weighs medical debt and collections

If your medical bills are weighing down your credit score, you're in for a pleasant surprise. This fall, FICO, the nation's top credit score provider will make changes that put less of an emphasis on medical debt.

States with cheapest mortgages

If you are in the market for a new home, or refinancing the one you own, you may pay more depending upon where you live. A new study shows some states have pricer mortgage rates than others.