Netherlands piles on misery for Brazil

Brazil passes up the chance of World Cup redemption in third place playoff final.

Day of destiny for duo

It is the scenario Brazil had always feared -- the $11 billion party where the neighbors come round and trash your newly spruced up home.

11 new stars

Here's our pick of lesser known players.

Neymar named on Golden Ball list

His World Cup was brutally cut short by injury, but Brazilian star Neymar could yet end up a winner after the Barcelona forward was named on FIFA's Golden Ball shortlist to decide the tou...

No touchdown for NFL star's horse

The NFL may take over Wembley Stadium -- England's spiritual home of soccer -- every September and October but it was a racecourse that played host to one of gridiron's biggest star's Sat...

I Like Mine Rare....

For a couple of years now, we've been searching for the possibly becoming extinct [federally endangered] plover. The Piping Plover. This little tiny shore bird has been reported only sp...

Panda Slide! The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

What could be cuter than a bunch of baby panda bears on a slide?  Not much.

United flight diverted to Midway

A United Airlines airliner flying from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to Midway because of a reported odor in the cabin or cockpit, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Saturday.

Putin and Castro brothers meet

In a scene out of the Cold War, Cuban President Raul Castro and ailing brother Fidel met with the current leader of the communist island's longtime economic benefactor, the state press re...

You Have To Hand It To The Hummingbirds (Video)

Hummingbirds are enchanting creatures. They have a Disney-esque quality to them that makes us question sometimes if they are real or fiction. Their mesmerizing wing-flapping sets them a...

PetsLady's Pick: Funny Hot Dog Of The Day

Ooooooh! This is soooooo goooood. It is so hot out here today no amount of panting was going to cool me off. But this is heaven!

Anthrax case exposes problems

Concluding its investigation into the unintended anthrax exposure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the CDC says it has found another more "distressing" proble...

Call girls cashing in on 'geeks'

Call girls chase cash in Silicon Valley where newly-minted tech "geeks" are paying not only for love but advice.

Comedian sues over deadly crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured.

German football phrases translated

Do you know your gurkentruppe from your bananenflanken? CNN can help.

Punk rocker Tommy Ramone dies

Punk rock fuel-injected the beat of rock and roll in the mid-1970s with a frenetic tempo. On Friday, the drummer who gunned out those rhythms with pioneering punk band The Ramones passed ...

Gaza death toll mounts amid Israeli strikes

At least 121 people have been killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza during recent hostilities, say Gaza health officials. Hundreds of rockets have also been fired into Israel by militants.

'Mockingbird' actress dies at 89

Rosemary Murphy, an Emmy Award-winning actress, has died. She was 89.

Smallpox found in U.S. store room

At least two of the vials employees at the National Institutes of Health found in an unused storage room earlier this month contain viable samples of the deadly smallpox virus, the Center...

Crying elephant

When Raju the elephant cried after his rescue from abuse, his story touched a global nerve.

Cool gadgets

You don't need that LV trunk that converts into a shower -- but wouldn't it be cool?

Reporters given 10 years' hard labor

Harsh sentences in Myanmar have raised fears of a return to the bad old days.

Multitudes flee military offensive

Pakistanis flee fighting in remote areas and walk into a vicious dust storm.

Fighting terror underground in Pakistan

CNN's team goes on patrol with the Pakistani military as they shut down underground tunnels used by militants.

ISIS leader criticized for ... his watch

ISIS leader's supporters say his watch isn't a flashy James Bond watch, but that it's meant to help with prayer.