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Tabby named Puddy Cat and owner defrauded of $450K, prosecutors say

(CNN) -- A once fat cat is now almost broke, literally. Not the Wall Street-type, but the four-legged, furry variety. (Full Story)

Body near highway ID'd as missing Massachusetts boy, 5

(CNN) -- A body found off a central Massachusetts highway has been positively identified as that of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before police were alerted. (Full Story)

Ammo found beside road helped break Kansas City highway shooter case

Kansas City, Missouri (CNN) -- The man charged with shooting at motorists on Kansas City highways apparently fired a .380 pistol from his own car before speeding away, documents released on Friday said. (Full Story)

Did pot cause a Denver man to kill wife?

(CNN) -- What role, if any, did legally purchased and consumed marijuana play in a husband's alleged murder of his wife this week in Denver? (Full Story)

Supreme Court could weigh in on NSA case, justice says

(CNN) -- A Supreme Court justice Thursday night suggested the legality of National Security Agency activities could be decided by the court. (Full Story)

Preacher accused of 59 counts of molesting girls in Minnesota

(CNN) -- Authorities nationwide are searching for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they were members of his church. (Full Story)

'X-Men' director targeted in teen sex abuse lawsuit

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A lawyer who filed a teen sex abuse lawsuit against "X-Men" director Bryan Singer said three more "Hollywood types" will be targeted in similar suits soon. (Full Story)

Former NFL great Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona

(CNN) -- Even though he's being held in California, retired NFL star Darren Sharper was denied bail Thursday by a judge in Phoenix, Arizona, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's office said. (Full Story)

Polygamist Warren Jeffs' Texas ranch being seized by state officials

(CNN) -- Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday. (Full Story)

Portland water supply to be flushed after teen urinates into reservoir

(CNN) -- The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water. Why? (Full Story)


~ Top 5 World News Stories ~


STranscript: Passengers couldn't escape South Korean ferry

Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- Passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry could not board lifeboats because the vessel had quickly listed too much, a crew member on the ship said, according to a radio transcript released Sunday. (Full Story)

Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine adds to tension

(CNN) -- Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. (Full Story)

2 UNICEF staffers missing in Pakistan

(CNN) -- Police are investigating after two UNICEF staff members went missing in Karachi, Pakistan, a United Nations spokesman said Sunday. (Full Story)

Flight 370: Drone finds nothing after scouring half of search area

(CNN) -- The underwater drone scanning the ocean for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 began its eighth mission Sunday, having covered about half its intended territory without finding any sign of the missing plane. (Full Story)

Suspected drone strikes target al Qaeda in Yemen

(CNN) -- Suspected drone strikes targeted al Qaeda fighters in Yemen on Sunday for the second time in two days, killing "at least a dozen," a Yemeni government official said. (Full Story)