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Relatives of some those who died in the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting last month accuse the charity raising money for their benefit of ignoring their demands to help decide how to spend it.
Federal prosecutors are expected to argue that an Amish sect leader, accused of orchestrating beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish men, was operating a cult out of his family compound in rural Ohio.
We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
A Bedouin man was killed by an apparent rocket strike on the Israeli-Egyptian border Sunday, family members and security officials told CNN.
Syrian government troops have left the Damascus suburb of Daraya a "ghost town," an opposition activist said Sunday as scores of bodies were placed in mass graves.
CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on gunmen opening fire on a U.S. diplomatic vehicle south of Mexico City.
The tourists were lined up outside the door. The observation tower was open. Just another early morning at the Empire State Building, one of New York's most-visited attractions.
A group representing international companies in China has warned members that police in Beijing, Hebei and Shandong have required international firms to purchase Internet monitoring devices or risk having their connections cut.
A Chinese court finds Gu Kailai guilty of fatally poisoning a British businessman last year. CNN's Stan Grant reports
Officials are on alert as anarchists threaten to shut down both National Conventions. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
What if every political ad came with a "truthiness" disclaimer?
The four people shot outside a Cedar Park, Texas, Walmart over the weekend had gathered there to fight after an altercation at a party in a nearby city, police said Monday.
Facing an ultimatum to return to the mines Monday, a South African drill operator told CNN he and his coworkers should honor their slain colleagues and hold out for a pay increase.
CNN's Susan Candiotti talks with mom and kids about the end of a lawsuit against a pool that turned away black children.
A fatal confrontation caught on tape. CNN's Jason Carroll reports on a knife wielding man shot by police in Michigan.
Three days before Independence Day, Milton Hall died in a fusillade of police gunfire outside a strip mall.
An Australian airline's policy prohibiting male passengers from sitting next to kids traveling alone has fueled a social media firestorm and caused the company to review the rule.
CNN's Jaime Florcruz reports on China's successful London Games medal count.
CNN's Ted Rowlands takes an exclusive look inside the Wisconsin Sikh temple where several killings occurred.
California authorities are taking a controversial veterans' charity to court, accusing it of paying officers "excessive" salaries and making "imprudent" loans, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, to a leading conservative activist's company.
Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired at a police station in North Sinai early Friday in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association approved a provision that gives a student a chance to play sports.
The 19-year-old Michigan student with Down syndrome who drew national attention for his fight to play football at his high school will be allowed to suit up his senior year, his father said Thursday.
CNN's Becky Anderson takes you behind the scenes of CNN's Olympic park bureau and how the news all comes together.
A self described recovering skinhead talks about turning his life around with CNN's Isha Sesay.
The weekend killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin have brought a furious fringe genre of American music out of the background and to the front of the mix.
A mosque in Joplin, Missouri, was burned to the ground early Monday, just over a month after an attempted arson at the Islamic center, officials said.
Islamic society spokesperson Kimberly Kester discusses the fire that burned her community's mosque to the ground.
Should the world's best video game players -- those who earn six figures and play professionally -- be considered athletes? Are they on par with Olympians?
One of the top online gamers of "Starcraft II" in the world, Korea's MVP takes us inside the life of a pro-gamer.
South Koreans to 'step up to the mic' and tell CNN why they believe South Koreans are obsessed with gaming.
House Republicans have been forced to close a potential loophole on their much-touted insider trading law -- a loophole CNN uncovered and reported about last month.
Congress voted to fix its insider trading legislation after CNN's Dana Bash found a discrepancy in the STOCK Act.
My first coach once suggested that in order to be successful, he would need to cut my head off.
One person was killed and as many as two dozen were injured Thursday when a commercial bus crashed into an overpass pillar on a southern Illinois interstate, authorities said.
The area of the United States in extreme or exceptional drought grew by an area roughly the size of Alabama over the past week, according to new figures out Thursday.
In what has been one of the hottest summers many Syrians can remember, the classrooms of an elementary school in the north of the country are packed full -- not with schoolchildren, but with pro-government prisoners captured by rebels.
The locks at London's Olympic football final venue Wembley Stadium have had to be changed, after police responsible for security at the world-famous sports arena lost their keys.
On his website, Ronald William Brown posed with puppets, boasted about birthday party performances and offered workshops for school groups.
CNN's Drew Griffin looks into the value of gifts-in-kind donations made to a charity that claims to help veterans.
Standing amid pallets of bottled water, suntan lotion and boxes of candies, Roy Tidwell says he is providing a service that can't be duplicated: shipping needed goods to dozens of charities at a low cost.
The long-time President of CNN Worldwide, Jim Walton, says he will leave the company at the end of the year.
After more than 30 years at this company and nearly 10 years as the leader of this great news organization, I have decided to leave my role at CNN on December 31.
Three people were killed Thursday when a small plane burst into flames after going off the end of a runway at the airport in Sedona, Arizona, a police spokesman told CNN.
A story about an African tribe in India, long-forgotten and little-known, has garnered two Kenyan journalists the top prize at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards Ceremony.
A teen who survived the Colorado theater shooting without physical wounds is learning to deal with her emotional scars.
Jesse Fraunfelder, an unemployed husband and father, shakes his head when he thinks of the salaries going to members of Congress.
Author Charles Yu hopes you like his new book, but if not, an apology is built right into the title. "Sorry Please Thank You" is his new collection of mind-bending, moving and sometimes melancholy stories arriving in bookstores July 24.
CNN's Atika Shubert reports from Bulgaria as investigators pursue a possible second suspect in a deadly bus bombing.
A police officer in a Denver suburb was seen carrying a young girl, described as bloodied and motionless, early Friday morning after a gunman burst into a packed movie theater during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," the Batman movie sequel.
CNN's Dana Bash explains how the Senate and House are interpreting a law differently, hindering transparency on trades.
CNN's Richard Quest looks at why 20% of homes are still empty 5 years after the property bubble burst.
CNN's Drew Griffin looks into how federal employees used taxpayer money at the General Services Administration.
Amid an ongoing congressional probe into the General Services Administration, a CNN investigation has uncovered more evidence of wasteful spending at the agency, including cooking classes for employees that cost as much as $3,350 per class.
John Hickenlooper grabbed the attention of national Democrats in 2010 when he withstood a national Republican wave to win the governorship in Colorado, an emerging battleground state.
Lana Kuykendall -- the South Carolina woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria shortly after giving birth to twins more than two months ago -- will go home soon, possibly as early as Tuesday, doctors said Monday.
Lana Luykendall talks about when she was diagnosed with having contracted flesh-eating bacteria.
CNN's Ben Wyatt gives an insider's guide to getting around London for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Jimmie "J.J." Walker is probably best known as the the rubber-faced comedian who made famous the catchphrase "dyn-o-mite!" on the popular 1970s sitcom "Good Times."
Anderson Cooper looks at the questionable history of a woman who promised to help reunite owners and pets after Katrina.
California's attorney general is "actively reviewing" an animal charity executive who had agreed not to take a higher office with another charity after a state investigation into how her previous employer had spent its donations, a spokesman for the AG's office told CNN.
An opposition group reported Thursday that government forces have carried out a "massacre" in Hama province, killing 220 people there. Most of the killings occurred in the village of Tremseh, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is asking the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to look into additional questions about unintended acceleration of Toyota cars.
A summer climbing expedition in the French Alps turned to tragedy early Thursday when a six-foot wall of snow came crashing down on two groups of climbers, leaving nine dead, French police said.
Mississippi's lone clinic offering abortion services faces closure. CNN's George Howell reports.
Fourteen mothers, whose children prosecutors say were sexually abused by a Los Angeles teacher facing 23 felony charges, sued the school district on Tuesday seeking damages for "generalized shock and trauma."
It was a year ago this month that British singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning at 27.
Mitch Winehouse, father of singer Amy Winehouse, on the Amy Winehouse Foundation supporting charities for young people.
A woman who witnessed the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy says she has agreed to testify for Sirhan Sirhan's new defense team.
At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.
People are running out of food after devastating storms left millions of people in eleven states without power.
A cold front was expected in some U.S. states this weekend, bringing much-needed relief in communities baking in a lingering heat wave for more than a week.
Check out the nominees in the 2nd Annual CNN iReport Awards.
Eyewitness footage of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, a collection of powerful images from a blind photographer and a dispatch by 14-year-old twins at Occupy Wall Street were among the recipients of the 2nd annual CNN iReport Awards on Saturday night.
Brig. Gen. Manaf Tiass has reportedly defected from Syria. CNN's Ivan Watson has the details.
It was one of the worst passenger ship disasters since the sinking of the Titanic a century ago. On January 13, the Costa Concordia was sailing a few hundred meters off the rocky Tuscan coastline of the island of Giglio.
CNN Senior International Correspondent Dan Rivers investigates what caused the disaster aboard the Costa Concordia.
John Zarrella reports a lifeguard fired for ignoring protocol to rescue a swimmer says he has been offered his job back.
New York African Film Festival founder Mahen Bonetti looks at the evolution of filmmakers in Africa.
An American student is in critical condition after undergoing two operations after chimpanzees tore at his body in front of tourists at a South African animal sanctuary, a hospital spokeswoman told CNN on Tuesday.
I first saw the Costa Concordia glinting in the winter sun from 20,000 feet as my flight from London made a slow descent on its way to Rome's Fiumicino airport.
"Basat al reeh." "Dulab." "Falaqa." They are Arabic names for torture techniques that send chills through the hearts of Syrians, particularly the untold thousands who are believed to have been detained during the uprising of the last 15 months.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the heat wave and power outage double whammy that struck the mid-Atlantic region.
Storms leave millions without power, on a weekend with triple-digit temps in some parts of the country.
Their stay in Parvin State Park in southwestern New Jersey was supposed to be a getaway, a chance to enjoy the wilderness and quality time with family.
Stripped of clothes, sexually assaulted, a young journalist manages to escape Tahrir Square. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Amid the celebrations that greeted the declaration of a winner in Egypt's first freely elected presidential vote, a British student journalist was being sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square.
More evacuations have been ordered due to Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire.
Land mine explosions have killed at least 73 people in Yemen's Abyan province since al Qaeda fighters were defeated two weeks ago, the Yemeni Defense Ministry said. Among those killed were 23 soldiers.
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley take iReporter questions about their film "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World."
It's a highly secured, sophisticated research lab studying deadly diseases such as bird flu, monkeypox, tuberculosis and rabies.
It's often proclaimed that "behind a strong man there is a strong woman" -- and in the case of Kenya's prime minister and his wife, the saying seems to be true.
A Lavaca County, Texas, grand jury did not return an indictment against a father who killed a man he found allegedly sexually abusing his daughter, officials said Tuesday at a press conference in Hallettsville, Texas.
Summer 1938, Europe stands on the brink of war, and Paris is a city on the edge. Nazi spies, shadowy assassins, alluring double agents and a Hollywood movie star caught in the middle stalk the back alleys and bustling bistros of the French capital. This is the setting for Alan Furst's "Mission to Paris." The best-selling author has made a career of capturing the classic cloak-and-dagger days leading up to World War II, bringing the era to life like a literary version of "Casablanca."
Syria's U.N. ambassador lashed out Thursday at criticism of his daughter, who was in the news last week after ABC News' Barbara Walters expressed regret for having tried to help her.
On mobile devices, social media may be hot, but news still captures people's attention. And the news business, troubled though it has been, is all about attention. But can mobile news apps help save news about your community?
It never fails, put out a list of favorite whatevers and it will ignite a firestorm of flaming opinions. What sparked the frenzy this time? A list of five cool destinations for airplane geeks and roto heads -- um, I mean aviation enthusiasts.
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