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~ Top 10 National News Stories ~




Unmanned NASA contracted rocket explodes

(CNN) -- An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in midair early Tuesday evening, producing huge flames and loud booms along the eastern Virginia coast but no injuries or deaths. (Full Story)

Missing Denver Broncos fan found safe

(CNN) -- Paul Kitterman, a Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago, has been found and is safe, the Denver Police Department tweeted Tuesday night. (Full Story)

Ferguson police chief expected to step down, officials say

(CNN) -- The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials. (Full Story)

Teen used as bait in rape case: 'I was set up'

Toney, Alabama (CNN) -- She says she didn't want to do it, but was convinced by a teacher's aide to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator. (Full Story)

Baby wipes recalled due to bacterial contamination

(CNN) -- Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that's often resistant to common antibiotics. (Full Story)

Police report possible sighting of cop killer in Pennsylvania

(CNN) -- Pennsylvania State Police reported Tuesday a possible sighting of fugitive Eric Matthew Frein, who has been on the run for more than six weeks. (Full Story)

Lava flow inches closer to Hawaiian town; evacuations possible

Pahoa, Hawaii (CNN) -- With a natural disaster playing out in slow motion as lava from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island inches towards homes and businesses in Pahoa, officials are preparing to begin evacuations. (Full Story)

Boston bombing suspect's friend convicted

(CNN) -- Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's, was convicted Tuesday on two counts of lying to federal agents investigating the 2013 bombing, according to the U.S. attorney's office. (Full Story)

New date set for trial in Colorado theater shooting

(CNN) -- Jury selection in the trial of James Holmes, the suspect in the 2012 Colorado movie theater shooting, won't begin until January, a judge ruled Monday. (Full Story)

Nurse's discharge leaves one Ebola case in U.S.

(CNN) -- A nurse's release Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital leaves a single person in the United States now battling Ebola, though she and others -- including President Barack Obama -- stressed the fight against the deadly virus isn't over. (Full Story)



~ Top 5 World News Stories ~


North Korea's Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery, South Korea says

(CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his left ankle, a lawmaker told CNN. (Full Story)

ISIS militant: They drugged us to make us fight

Jazir Cantonment, Kurdish-controlled Syria (CNN) -- The blindfolded prisoners are brought into the dank gray room, one by one, and begin to tell us their stories. (Full Story)

Australia instigates ban on travel from Ebola-affected West Africa

(CNN) -- In the fight against Ebola, Australia has said: No thanks. (Full Story)

China catches 2,440 cheating students in high-tech scam

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Full marks for ingenuity. Some 2,440 Chinese students taking a national exam have been caught using high-tech cheating gear that wouldn't be out of place in a spy film. (Full Story)

Century-old notebook from Antarctic expedition found

(CNN) -- Explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in 1912 while crossing Antarctica, but his story lives on in artifacts that continue to be discovered on the frozen continent at the bottom of the world. (Full Story)