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Choke hold by cop killed NY man, medical examiner says

The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man being arrested for selling loose cigarettes killed him.

Israeli shells pound Gaza as fate of missing soldier remains unknown

The bloodshed in Gaza showed no sign of letting up Saturday, with 50 Palestinians reported killed amid renewed Israeli shelling following accusations that Palestinian militants captured an Israeli soldier.

Tropical Storm Bertha churns toward Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Bertha barreled toward Puerto Rico early Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was churning through the Atlantic at 22 mph.

15 injections used in controversial Arizona execution, documents show

A single lethal injection was supposed to speedily end Joseph Wood's life last week. When it didn't, Arizona executioners gave him a total of 15 doses of a novel drug cocktail, according to prison documents released Friday.

Man admits he stuck needles in fresh meat at IL supermarket

 A Belleville man, who told authorities he stuck needles in fresh packages of meat "just for the hell of it" at a Belleville Shop 'n Save, is now charged with seven federal crimes.

Possible evacuation of Americans infected with Ebola triggers fears in U.S.

When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions.

21 pounds of excess skin removed after weight loss

 I am a CNN Fit Nation alumna. I completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2013 with my Fit Nation teammates. But my journey to health really started more than two years ago.

Hilary Duff on separation from husband: 'Very difficult'

Hilary Duff says her new album is "very positive" but admits that it started out "a lot heavier and a lot darker" because of the separation from her husband, Mike Comrie.

'Get On Up': Chadwick Boseman brings the funk

Chadwick Boseman has every reason to feel good as "Get On Up" opens in theaters.

Possible evacuation of Americans infected with Ebola triggers fears in U.S.

When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions.