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FBI investigating hacking of nude photos of celebrities

(CNN) -- In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude. (Full Story)

Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

(CNN) -- When you think of potentially fatal threats at the beach, you probably think of sharks or riptides. You probably don't worry about the sand. But that unexpected killer has now claimed at least three lives in the United States this summer. (Full Story)

Joan Rivers' daughter: 'Fingers crossed' on recovery

(CNN) -- The latest statement from Joan Rivers' daughter gave no new information about the comedian's condition three days after she was rushed to a New York hospital. (Full Story)

Ferguson fallout costs another cop his job

(CNN) -- One St. Louis-area police officer resigned and another retired in the continued fallout from questionable police actions in the days after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. (Full Story)

49ers' Ray McDonald faces domestic violence charge

(CNN) -- The National Football League's new domestic violence policy will be tested just three days after it was implemented by Commissioner Roger Goodell. (Full Story)

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies in prison

(CNN) -- John Walker Jr., a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S. government. (Full Story)

Suspected serial bank robber strikes again

(CNN) -- Authorities are on the hunt for a suspected serial bank robber after he struck again this month after a nearly two-year hiatus. (Full Story)

Wall Street betting on prison growth from border crisis

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- There's a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons. (Full Story)

Singer Ray J Norwood takes plea in battery, vandalism case

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Ray J Norwood pleaded no contest to trespassing to settle charges that he grabbed a woman's buttocks, smashed a police car window and spat on a cop, a prosecutor said Thursday. (Full Story)

From New York to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers

(CNN) -- Carlos Enrique Londoño laughs at the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flier recently left on the driveway of his suburban New York home. It's unlikely the group would accept him. (Full Story)


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Ukraine crisis: NATO to create 'high-readiness force'

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday. (Full Story)

Americans held in North Korea plead for help

Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -- Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN. (Full Story)

Israel slammed for West Bank land expropriation

(CNN) -- Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank. (Full Story)

Ebola creating ghost towns

Zango Town, Liberia (CNN) -- At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes. (Full Story)

Alleged bomb plot foiled at Manila airport, three arrested

(CNN) -- Manila's international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an alleged bomb plot Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report. (Full Story)