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As dawn nears in Hong Kong, a deadline looms

It's Wednesday in Hong Kong, and pro-democracy protests there are expected to grow because many people are off work for China's National Day.

The day also brings a deadline that demonstrators have set for the Chinese government to meet their demands t...

Arron Lewis

Pulaski County Sheriff

Suspect in real estate agent slaying wanted to plead guilty

Arron Lewis, the suspect in the abduction and slaying of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, told reporters Tuesday that he pleaded not guilty to the charges only because his lawyer told him to.

Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

Pool

Secret Service director: WH breach 'unacceptable'

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a congressional committee Tuesday she takes "full responsibility."

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics, 400-meter individual medley

David Gray/Reuters

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Phelps, known as the "Baltimore Bullet" and winner of 18 Olymp...

ISIS tank

UK reports first anti-ISIS airstrikes in Iraq

[Breaking news update, posted at 1:35 p.m. ET]

British military aircraft carried out their first airstrikes against ISIS positions in Iraq Tuesday, Britain's defense ministry said.

RAF Tornadoes dropped a bomb on an ISIS heavy weapon that was attacking...

Wildlife population decline

Inez Torre/CNN/WWF

World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

The World Wide Fund for Nature's Living Planet Index, released Tuesday, revealed the dramatic decline in animal species, and said th...

Alton Alexander Nolen, Oklahoma beheading suspect

Logan County Sheriff's Office

DA likely to seek death penalty in beheading

Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman last week at his former workplace in Oklahoma and in an stabbing attack on another woman, said Cleveland County Distr...

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

REUTERS/David Manning

Will Mitt Romney take the plunge again?

Two sources inside Mitt Romney's inner circle tell CNN that while Romney isn't planning a presidential bid, he's listening to a lot of people who want him to get in the race -- although he remains skeptical himself.

Hannah Graham, Morgan Harrington

Charlottesville PD/Family Photo

DNA links man to 2 missing Virginia women

DNA evidence links Jesse Matthew, a suspect in this month's disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, to the death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who disappeared in 2009, a law enforcement source told CNN Monday.

Vir...

Soldiers in Afghanistan

U.S. Army

Afghanistan, U.S. sign security deal

The United States and Afghanistan signed a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the previous December deadline to withdraw.

The deal was signed by Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad H...

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