New York Police Department has arrested a man in the shooting deaths of three New York City shopkeepers, according to Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
Superstorm Sandy left the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island national monuments with enough infrastructure damage to keep them closed, the National Park Service said Wednesday. Both locations have been closed since October 29, when a rare mix of converging, destructive weather made landfall in the Northeast.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is often associated with the wandering minds and erratic behavior of schoolchildren, but it can have serious consequences for adults as well. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that people with ADHD who are on medications for the condition are less likely to commit crimes.
A new study suggests that mammograms find some tumors that wouldn't be a problem. Researchers say mammograms also fail to catch some dangerous tumors. The American Cancer Society says the study must be "viewed with caution."
The Department of Energy is putting federal money behind the development of small-scale nuclear reactors that supporters say are cheaper, safer and easier to build, though the design still needs federal approval.
Art Ginsburg, who as "Mr. Food" demonstrated recipes and cooking tips in 90-second segments for millions of TV viewers over more than 30 years, died Wednesday of cancer, a company official said.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a voluntary recall of a craft kit to create a foam pumpkin turkey following concerns the magnets included with the seasonal adult product could pose a hazard if ingested by small children.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health." Jackson, 47, announced his resignation in a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday. Jackson, 47, who has been treated for what he described last month as "several serious health issues," is the subject of several investigations. Voters in his South Side Chicago district re-elected him for a 10th two-year term this month, despite his legal and health troubles.
As congressional leaders and President Barack Obama search for common ground to tame the national debt as the weeks dwindle down to end of the year, House Speaker John Boehner said the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, must be included in deficit negotiations.
Obama for America, the name of the president's re-election campaign, is already at work in an adjusted role as a policy advocate for President Barack Obama's second term. Those on the campaign email list likely received a message Wednesday from the group, explaining the consequences of the so-called fiscal cliff and the president's plan in the ongoing negotiations to avert the economic disaster.
President Barack Obama took on the annual tradition of pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey on Wednesday, with Cobbler the turkey being the lucky bird.
Fiscal cliff negotiations are proving to be the perfect excuse for President Obama and the business community to smooth over a rocky four years.
Stocks closed out a quiet pre-Thanksgiving trading day higher as investors focused on positive U.S. economic numbers instead of renewed questions over Greece's solvency.
The feds have been circling hedge fund titan Steven Cohen and his firm SAC Capital Advisors for some time, sniffing around for signs of insider trading and making peripheral strikes on people who've worked there.
Despite stores falling over themselves with incentives and earlier openings than ever this Thanksgiving, fewer people are expected to turn up for Black Friday sales.
News footage of Black Friday sales, in which shoppers line up after Thanksgiving in search of steeply reduced merchandise, can resemble an episode of the classic nature show "Wild Kingdom." To those who don't participate, Black Friday may seem like madness. But for the initiated, the country's biggest shopping day is something more: a jump start on Christmas shopping and even a ritual worth preserving. CNN.com readers share their own dramatic stories.
The National Transportation Safety Board is the latest federal agency to ditch its BlackBerry phones for Apple's iPhone -- and it had a few scathing words about why it's making the switch.
China's manufacturing industry showed further signs of improvement in November, according to a key early indicator. HSBC said its initial Chinese purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to a 13-month high of 50.4 in November from 49.5 last month. The reading ticked above the benchmark of 50, meaning that manufacturing is now in a state of accelerated expansion. The bank's final reading for the month will be released Dec. 1.
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Even when you're a legend yourself, the thought of playing one for the screen is still frightening. Such was the case for Anthony Hopkins, who transforms into Alfred Hitchcock for this month's "Hitchcock," which is based on the book "Alfred Hitchcock and the making of 'Psycho'" and directed by Sacha Gervasi.