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For the first time in history, a woman has received the highest honor in mathematics, often nicknamed the Nobel Prize of mathematics.
After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history Wednesday as it became the first probe to rendezvous with a comet on its journey around the sun.
A storied former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is on its final voyage Friday, a slow voyage from Rhode Island to a scrapyard in Texas.
Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists quick to explain the phenomenon.
Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate.
Rapper Talib Kweli gets in a heated debate with CNN's Don Lemon about media coverage of the Ferguson protests.
Behind the big story of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, are thousands of smaller stories.
An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went wrong in Campbellsville, Kentucky, when four firefighters were seriously injured.
Benjamin Seitz's death in a hot car more than a month ago has now been ruled a homicide by the state's medical examiner.
We're with you. That's the message Attorney General Eric Holder delivered to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, about the federal civil rights investigation into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.
The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress enough of a heads-up, Congress' independent investigative arm announced Thursday.
Gay and lesbians rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday, when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional -- though he didn't go so far to allow such marriages to take place right away.
Black residents of Ferguson say there's been friction for years with the overwhelmingly white police department. White residents also say police are heavy-handed.
A U.S. rescue operation earlier this summer failed to free American journalist James Foley and others being held by ISIS in Syria, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday.
A racial slur posted on Snapchat caused a student to get kicked out of her sorority. CNN affiliate WBRC reports.