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~ Top 10 National News Stories ~




Peterson sorry about 'hurt I have brought to my child'

(CNN) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said Monday that he is "not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser." (Full Story)

Government agencies not securing your data, or your kids'

(CNN) – You might think that your government is vigilant when it comes to securing your personal information, or that of your children. You would be wrong. (Full Story)

At least 19 deaths tied to GM ignition flaw, compensation czar rules

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Ken Feinberg, the attorney overseeing a compensation fund for victims of GM cars, has so far linked 19 deaths to a serious flaw with the automaker's ignition switches. (Full Story)

Travelers possibly exposed to measles at Seattle airport

(CNN) -- Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say. (Full Story)

Man shot from behind by police, family says

(CNN) -- To hear prosecutors tell it, Darrien Hunt lunged at officers with a "samurai-type sword" before he was killed. (Full Story)

Lawyer: Secret children, dead and living, found in Massachusetts home amid squalor

(CNN) -- It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. (Full Story)

Arkansas judge loses job over online comments

(CNN) -- The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents. (Full Story)

Union chief: Guards gave warning day before T.J. Lane escape

(CNN) -- One day before convicted school shooter T.J. Lane jumped a fence and fled an Ohio prison, staff at that prison segregated an inmate and warned officials about an escape plot there, the head of the prison guards' union said Friday. (Full Story)

Pennsylvania state trooper dies in ambush; another wounded

(CNN) -- Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers shot late Friday, one fatally, were ambushed just outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Commissioner Frank Noonan told reporters. (Full Story)

NFL hires female consultants to work on domestic violence issues

(CNN) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will work with four women "on the development and implementation of the league's policies, resources and outreach on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault," according to a memo Goodell sent to the league's teams Monday. (Full Story)


~ Top 5 World News Stories ~


Hurricane Odile weakens after landfall in Mexico

(CNN) -- Hurricane Odile was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane Monday morning, hours after making landfall at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, according to that country's National Meteorology Service. (Full Story)

British man, woman found dead on Thai beach

(CNN) -- A British man and woman were found dead on a beach on a popular resort island in Thailand, police said Monday. (Full Story)

Muslim Brotherhood leader: Qatar asked us to leave

(CNN) -- Several top members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been asked to leave Qatar, an Egyptian leader of the group said Sunday. The apparent sudden push from Qatar comes amid longstanding pressure against the Brotherhood in the region, which began with its ouster from authority in Egypt several years ago. (Full Story)

Pro-Russian Rebels release captive Ukrainian troops

(CNN) -- Pro-Russian rebels released dozens of captive Ukrainian troops Sunday as part of a ceasefire deal. (Full Story)

Yet another beheading. What's the World going to do about ISIS?

(CNN) -- ISIS beheaded another Westerner, a British aid worker. Britain's leader vowed the death won't stop his country from battling the terrorist group. And U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry courted Middle Eastern leaders to join a coalition in the fight. (Full Story)