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New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival crowd turns unruly

(CNN) -- Tear gas and pepper spray hung in the air as police in riot gear descended on Keene, New Hampshire, on Saturday night, trying to disperse a rowdy crowd that brought chaos to the city's 24th annual Pumpkin Festival, CNN affiliates reported. (Full Story)

'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested in Boise, Idaho

(CNN) -- Actor Nicholas Brendon, best known as Xander Harris on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series, was arrested in Boise, Idaho, showing signs of intoxication, police said. (Full Story)

Officials looking for Hannah Graham find human remains

(CNN) -- Authorities looking for Hannah Graham found human remains Saturday on an abandoned property eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police said. (Full Story)

Unmanned X-37B space plane lands, its mission a mystery

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission. (Full Story)

Trooper killer believed seen hiding near school, police say

(CNN) -- A man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper might have been spotted near his former high school, police said Saturday -- a potential boost for authorities' weekslong and multimillion-dollar quest to find him in the woods. (Full Story)

Man gets life without parole for murdering Florida teen over loud music

(CNN) -- A Florida judge Friday sentenced Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. (Full Story)

John Grisham apologizes for remarks on child porn

(CNN) -- John Grisham is taking back statements he made about child pornography and sex offenders. (Full Story)

Here's why FBI wants access to your iPhone

Washington (CNN) -- FBI Director James Comey says new encryption standards by Apple and Google will create "a black hole for law enforcement" that will help sophisticated criminals avoid detection. (Full Story)

Military preps team for quick-strike Ebola response in U.S.

(CNN) -- The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick-strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday. (Full Story)

Michael Brown's blood found in officer's car, on gun

(CNN) -- Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago in Ferguson, Missouri, The New York Times reported. (Full Story)



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At least 70 ISIS bodies dropped off at Syrian hospital, opposition says

(CNN) -- ISIS has apparently taken a heavy hit over the past several days. The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, a Syrian opposition group told CNN. Tal Abyad is on the Turkish border and about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Raqqa. (Full Story)

Spanish nurses's aide is Ebola-free in third test

Madrid (CNN) -- Teresa Romero Ramos, a Spanish nurse's aide who had contracted Ebola after caring for a patient with the deadly disease, is now free of the virus, Spain's Special Ebola Committee said Sunday. Two earlier tests showed that Ebola levels in the health worker were almost nil, and a third test came back negative. (Full Story)

Serena Williams slams tennis chief for 'sexist and racist' slur

(CNN) -- Serena Williams slammed Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for his "insensitive, sexist and racist" remarks in describing her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers" on a late night TV chat show. (Full Story)

Nigeria and Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal

(CNN) -- Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group Boko Haram that includes the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, Nigerian officials said Friday. (Full Story)

Five charged in U.K. terror plot, London police say

London (CNN) -- Five men picked up in a series of recent terror-related arrests have now been charged, London's Metropolitan Police said Friday. (Full Story)