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  • 3 of Pope's relatives killed
    A car crash in Argentina killed three members of Pope Francis' extended family Tuesday -- including his 8-month-old and 2-year-old grand-nephews -- and seriously injured another, police said.
  • Marine's wife dead; charges filed
    Murder charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of killing the pregnant wife of a Marine in California.
  • 4.2 magnitude quake in Oklahoma
    A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, at 7:41 a.m. CT (8:41 a.m. ET) Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
  • Girl, 10, fights to play violent sport
    This 10-year-old girl is a champion Pankration fighter and wants the ban lifted on this ancient Greek sport. KCAL reports.
  • Rare pale-headed croc kills man
    A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.
  • Campers learn to survive zombies
    This camping experience in Canada will teach you survival training, including how to fight zombies.
  • Actor's son arrested on drug charges
    The 32-year-old son of actor and kung fu star Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges, as authorities clamp down on celebrity offenders.
  • Letterman's tribute to Robin Williams
    David Letterman paid tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams in a 10-minute segment on Monday's "Late Show With David Letterman."
  • Beyonce rumors crazier by the day
    The rumors about Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting crazier every day. For more go to funnyordie.com.
  • This action figure is NOT for kids
    Conan shows off actress Jessica Alba's sexy "Sin City 2" action figure.
  • Pole dancer sparks beach outrage
    A woman in Maryland has stirred up controversy after she decided to take up pole dancing on a beach boardwalk.
  • Top-earning model of 2014 is ...
    Gisele Bundchen is more than just a pretty face.
  • Milla Jovovich expecting baby No. 2

  • 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies
    Don Pardo, the announcer whose baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.
  • See crocodile chase swimmer
    Video shows a crocodile pursuing a swimmer until an observer intervenes.
  • Many have tried to lead Ferguson
    The city has been roiling since Michael Brown was killed. Several leaders have stepped up, but there's still plenty to do.
  • Holder visits Ferguson
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Ferguson Wednesday, after a night when bottles flew again and police chased young men.
  • Support grows for officer
    While the nation is watching and hearing the angry protests in support of black shooting victim Michael Brown, a different kind of support is being voiced for the white police officer who fatally shot the unarmed teenager.
  • Photos
    Protests have engulfed Ferguson, Missouri, since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, more than a week ago. See the turmoil in pictures.
  • Why justice different for black men
    Matthew Whitaker says in America black men occupy and distress the psyches of many whites. Michael Brown's fate was sealed by being a nonwhite man at the wrong place and at the wrong time
  • What Michael Brown's autopsy tells us
    Michael Brown, Eric Garner and John Crawford all have one thing in common: It's not just that they were unarmed men of color killed by police officers -- it's that the responsibility to investigate each of their deaths fell to a medical examiner.
  • Is Rick Perry sunk for 2016?
    The indictment and possible trial of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for allegedly applying illegal coercion to a district attorney will complicate -- but not kill -- his all-but-certain run for President in 2016. It's a sure bet that voters outside of Texas will forgive, ignore or overlook any outcome short of a conviction.
  • The sea creature we're driving extinct
    Humans have driven to extinction four marine mammal species in modern times: Steller´s sea cow in 1768, the Caribbean monk seal in 1952, the Japanese sea lion in 1970, and the baiji or Chinese river dolphin in 2006. As you read this, we are on the brink of losing the fifth.
  • 4 Illinois hostages rescued
    Law enforcement officers forcefully but safely ended a two-day hostage situation at suburban Chicago house Wednesday morning, barging into the home and rescuing two children and two women while taking two suspects into custody, authorities said.
  • Patient in U.S. tested for Ebola
    Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.
  • Defiant Rick Perry gets mug shot
    A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.
  • Watch Perry's booking process
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared before the Travis County Court to be booked after being indicted on two felony counts.
  • Volcano may cause travel chaos
    In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.
  • Volcano puts airlines on alert
    Here we go again! Another volcano in Iceland is acting up and airlines have been put on alert. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
  • Gunmen rob Saudi convoy in Paris
    Gunmen attacked a Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris on Sunday, stealing 250,000 euros ($334,000) and diplomatic documents, French police say.
  • Man fatally shot by St. Louis police
    A police officer was involved in a shooting in St. Louis on Tuesday, and a man was pronounced dead in the incident, authorities said.
  • Families fleeing ISIS get help
    The U.N. refugee agency is due to begin a massive four-day airlift of aid Wednesday into northern Iraq, where fighting between Islamist extremists and Kurdish forces has created a humanitarian crisis.
  • Gaza cease-fire crumbles
    The depressing cycle of strikes and counter strikes resumed as talks of a longer term truce failed between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Members of banned group arrested
    Chinese police have arrested nearly 1000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported.
  • Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
    The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four separate instances of illness.
  • Mars rover finds 'paving stone'

  • Nearly 2K animals found in house
    Dogs, cats, geese, chickens, snakes, rabbits, peacocks and turtles were removed from a home in Louisiana.
  • Movie theater infested with THIS?
    Moviegoers are complaining about getting bites and rashes after attending this theater ... and it's not the first time.
  • Sit anywhere with this invisible chair
    It's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It's called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it's not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.
  • Cheetah cub and puppy make friends
    A cheetah cub and a female puppy played during a training session at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
  • Little League girl changing perceptions
    Mo'ne Davis is the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series, the sixth to get a hit in World Series history and the first Little Leaguer to get front page attention on one of the nation's top sports magazines. She's an inspiration, but will she change the face of the sport?
  • Rat attack on NYC subway
    A cameraman films a massive New York City subway rat charging at him and attacking him. WPIX reports.
  • Skateboarder beats, kicks park ranger
    One teen was arrested and another questioned in connection with the beating of a park ranger that was caught on camera.
  • Best islands of the South Pacific
    Palm tree-covered sandy atolls glistening green and white like jewels set in the azure seas may be the enduring image of the South Pacific.
  • Dare you to watch this without laughing
    Why is this grown man in a baby's high chair? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on high chair hijinks.
  • 2022 World Cup city rises in desert
    Grab a glimpse of the near future. Plans for the desert city of Lusail include man-made islands and a host arena for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

  • Boot camp to kick Internet addiction
    CNN's David McKenzie visits a school in China devoted to helping children kick their addiction to the Internet.
  • Three must-see videos of the day
    These videos have been generating a big buzz on social media. Check out why they made HLN's Mike Galano's list.
  • What a shot! 40 sports photos

  • Can Armstrong ever be forgiven?
    Sometimes sorry is not enough, and Lance Armstrong's "apologies" have left some of his former close friends recoiling in anger -- but others believe the disgraced cycling champion deserves a second chance.
  • Ellsberg: He's a hero
    Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.
  • Challenges go realllly wrong
    Ouch! Bopped, socked, and SOAKING WET! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on ice bucket challenges gone wrong.
  • Celebs embrace the ALS ice bucket
    From Justin Timberlake to Aaron Rodgers to Chris Christie, celebrities cool off for ALS research.
  • He sought humanity amid horror of war
    "He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people," the mother of James Foley said after learning of his death.
  • Protests calm until bottles flew
    Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, as bottles flew again shortly before midnight. Protesters locked hands in front of the police line.
  • He sought humanity amid horror of war
    "He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people," the mother of James Foley said after learning of his death.
  • U.S.: Execution video is real
    A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.
  • Beheading recalls past horrors
    The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once again the risks faced by reporters in modern conflicts.
  • WH reacts to Foley beheading
    A White House spokesperson releases a statement reacting to the purported beheading of an American journalist by ISIS.
  • Bergen: Is ISIS a threat to the U.S.?
    U.S. officials are claiming that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is "now a credible alternative to al Qaeda."
  • James Foley
    When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."
  • Ferguson protests
    Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, after a water bottle flew again shortly before midnight. During the chase, more water bottles filled the air.
  • Ebola
    Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.
  • Rick Perry
    A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.
  • Hostages rescued
    Law enforcement officers forcefully but safely ended a two-day hostage situation at suburban Chicago house Wednesday morning, barging into the home and rescuing two children and two women while taking two suspects into custody, authorities said.
  • Missouri shooting
    St. Louis police shot and killed a young African-American man Tuesday after authorities say he brandished a knife.
  • Volcano
    In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.
  • Mars rover

  • Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

  • What a shot! 40 sports photos

  • The week in 28 photos

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  • The week in 30 photos

Health

  • Retired teacher loses 200 pounds
    "There's another one who will break our equipment," Kathleen Riser overheard one trainer say, pointing at her 350-plus pound frame. Two years later, people now point to Riser as an inspiration.
  • 'Big Ben' loses 145 pounds
    After almost two years of strict dieting and exercise Ben's 140lbs lighter. He's lost 38 inches off of his waist and tossed out his 3XL shirts to make room for his new size, large.
  • Plant-based diet is his secret
    For years Benji Kurtz was severely obese. He tried diet after diet. Then the solution to his weight loss problem found him.
  • Break up with your trainer
    After months of personal training, you're still not seeing results. Could it be time to ditch your trainer?
  • 9 nutrition rules for athletes
    Follow these nutrition guidelines to ensure your hard work in training pays off.
  • 21 pounds of flesh removed
    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.
  • Venom may hold cure for cancer
    How nanotechnology and synthesized venom may hold the key to stopping cancer cell growth.
  • Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'
    Kids get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each year. But there are simple ways to keep them healthy.
  • Get 'em now! 8 summer foods
    Farmers markets are brimming with beautiful, ripe produce for the picking, local foods are flooding the supermarket, and it's finally time for juicy berries and stone fruits to take center stage.
  • Do's and don'ts for summertime sex
    The weather doesn't have to be the only thing heating up this month. Summer is an excellent time to recharge and rejuvenate -- and your love life should be no exception.
  • The best way to brush
    CNN's Martha Shade reports on what's the best way to brush your teeth.
  • Still smoking after cancer
    CNN's Holly Firfer tells us that some people who have beat cancer continue to smoke.
  • How outbreak can start, and end
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.
  • The healthiest fish to eat?
    As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
  • Plastic surgery gone wrong
    Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif from E!'s new show "Botched" discuss the risks and complications of plastic surgery.
  • Ha! Laughter is the best medicine
    Scott Weems, author of "Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why," speaks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
  • Sleep more, lose weight
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how sleeping more can actually help you feel less hungry.
  • Say 'Hello.' You'll live longer
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how something as simple, and as nice, as saying "hello" can help you live to 100.
  • String may help you live to 100
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how flossing regularly not only helps prevent heart disease but can also help you live to 100.
  • Twin boys born 24 days apart
    Due to a delayed delivery, a set of twins in Massachusetts were born 24 days apart. WCVB's Mary Saladna reports.
  • Is red meat really bad for you?
    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise."
  • This is your body on weed
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.
  • See man after 700-lb. loss
    Robert Walls tipped the scales at 950 lbs. before he made a big decision that helped him shed hundreds of pounds.
  • Teacher eats only McDonald's
    A teacher only eats McDonald's for 90 days, and LOSES 37 pounds. KCCI reports.
  • Selfies leading to head lice
    Nurses report "selfie" posts are causing an increase in teenagers spreading lice.
  • World's most dangerous workout?
    Is the "sport of fitness" the world's most dangerous workout? CNN's Jarrett Bellini asks CrossFitters and gives it a go.
  • Hear Mrs. O rap for healthy foods
    First lady Michelle Obama raps about food at an event to propose limits on the types of foods advertised in schools.
  • Brain dead: What it is, what it isn't
    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how doctors determine if a patient is brain dead.
  • School lunches face tough taste test
    The USDA says 1 million fewer students nationwide are eating federal school lunches since nutrition guidelines were enacted in 2012.
  • Mental health help: Where to turn
    Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.
  • What if they kill again?
    A program in Maine has shown remarkable progress in the rehabilitation of the state's insane patients, including those who have killed. "We don't have an experience of recidivism," health commissioner says.
  • Worst foodborne illness outbreaks

  • Menopause: Qs you're not asking
    Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
  • 'Hypnosis gastric bypass' success
    A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.
  • Healthy school lunches put to test
    The USDA says 1 million fewer students nationwide are eating federal school lunches since nutrition guidelines were enacted in 2012.
  • Whiz kids changing medicine
    A 10-year-old inventor and a 20-year-old doctor? Meet the whiz kids changing the face of medicine.
  • Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...
    There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.
  • Does oil pulling work?
    Starting the day off at the beach with your skin smelling of tropical-scented sunscreen can be one of life's greatest pleasures. Smelling coconut oil as you swish it around in your mouth before work -- well, that's another story.
  • One drink. 8 cookies. Same sugar.

  • Menopause: What you're not asking (but should!)
    Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
  • Peanut butter recalled over salmonella fears
    The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four separate instances of illness.
  • Visually impaired kids play kickball
    This kickball team uses its hearing instead of eyesight to play the game.
  • 6 yoga poses to help with sciatic nerve pain
    Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and sometimes also in the leg and foot. See six yoga poses that can help provide sciatic pain relief.
  • 'Encouraging signs' in Ebola outbreak
    The number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has climbed to 1,229, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
  • Hypnosis helps mom lose 140 pounds
    A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.
  • 10 ways you're sabotaging your workout
    Not seeing results at the gym? Find out if one of these common exercise culprits is to blame.
  • Every day for 23 years, I've struggled to breathe
    Breathe in.
  • Where's my orgasm?
    According to studies, 43% of women have experienced some form of sexual dysfunction. Here's what you need to know.
  • Sugar substitutes 101
    This next generation seems way more wholesome than its chem-lab predecessors. But are these sugar subs better for you?
  • 10 yoga poses to beat stress
    Don't let stress get the best of you! Start your day off right with this yoga sequence for beginners. These 10 yoga poses will have you feeling refreshed in no time.
  • You NEED the corner office
    Exposure to daylight improves workers mood, communication abilities, effectiveness on the job, sleep, and overall health.
  • Could blood test predict suicides?
    Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?
  • Spanking's effect on kids' brains
    Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain -- not only in an "I'm traumatized!" kind of way, but also in an "I literally have less gray matter in my brain!" kind of way.
Entertainment

Travel

  • Getting to know the Mississippi Delta
    The Mississippi Delta is a storied region that sets the standard for all things Southern, good and bad. Here are some of our favorite spots to explore.
  • What to know about Mexico City
    Mexico City began as the home of an ancient empire and grew into a massive, modern metropolis.
  • 8 ways Lyon outshines Paris
    Wine, food, churches, festivals -- France's second city has a sophistication that can elevate it above even the capital.
  • 8 amazing American caves
    Far beneath our feet, amazing caverns yawn and twist. Grab a flashlight and head underground to explore amazing rock formations, underground streams and in some cases, plenty of bats.
  • 50 states, 50 spots to visit
    The coasts get all the glory in the United States, but there's something fun to do in each and every state. Yes, every state. Check out our gallery of travel suggestions for 2014 and share your own.
  • 50 United States in 31 years
    The quest to visit all 50 states is a tradition in Holly Kearl's family. She just checked off her 50th state -- Alabama -- last weekend.
  • Nature's most spectacular shows
    Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.
  • 10 record-setting natural wonders
    The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Tallest, highest, hottest: Here are 10 record-setting sites.
  • Blood Falls and more natural oddities
    Earth never stops surprising us. Every corner of the planet offers some sort of natural peculiarity with an explanation that makes us wish we'd studied harder in junior high Earth science class. Here are some favorites.
  • Never a typical night for police
    Officer Jeanet Franklin works the shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Atlanta's airport, where there's never a dull moment.
  • A K-9 officer's duty
    TSA canine handler Quatian Allen and her companion officer, Zera, scratch and sniff their way to a secure airport.
  • Virgin Islands
    The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.
  • Ireland
    Kevin Kane's love affair with Ireland began in 2000, when he and his then-fiancee piggybacked on a trip with his brothers and their wives.
  • Nice, France
    Nice, France, draws celebrities and tourists from all over the world -- for good reason. Check out iReporters' snapshots to see why.
  • Otherworldly places
    We can't visit Mars (yet), but our own planet's unique terrain presents plenty of landscapes with an out-of-this-world feel. Check out iReporters' otherworldly photos, which cover a lot of ground on Earth.
  • THIS is work?

  • Trips gone wrong

  • Beaches
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • Dream trips
    Imagine kicking back on a private island in the Bahamas where the staff caters to your every whim.
  • Penguins
    Hankering to see some happy feet? Antarctica is far from your only option.
  • Summer trips
    We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
  • Paris
    As Valentine's Day approaches, we explore all of Paris' glittering allure through the beautiful photos submitted by our iReporters.
  • Autumn color
    Mark Collier grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Every autumn, he would see an influx of tourists flood his state to get a glimpse of the brilliant fall leaves. He didn't get what the big deal was, but he understands now.
  • London landmarks
    London is brimming with historic and iconic sights that create perfect picture postcards. iReporters take us on their own personal tour of London's best with their photos.
  • Morocco

  • Giving in to the tug of Ireland
    The last time a Ryan stood in the low doorway of the dirt-floored Byre House would have been the day before Willie Ryan passed in 1967.
  • 9 great new U.S. beach hotels
    Summer isn't over yet. These new hotels are keeping it alive and fresh.
  • Futuristic wilderness hideouts
    Imagine watching the northern lights in Finland through the transparent, geometric roof of your own glass igloo, or stargazing in Chile through the window of your specially designed cabin-observatory, or watching the weather roll in over rugged Julian Alps from your a-frame hut two thousand meters above sea level.
  • Birds in action: 42 glorious photos
    Who among us hasn't fantasized about flying like a bird? We've created hot air balloons, planes and spacecraft to replicate what birds can already do naturally. Check out iReporters' best shots of birds in action.
  • 20 stunning cliffside beaches
    Sandy stretches that meander serenely into gentle waves are lovely. But that's not the kind of beach that makes your knees buckle and has you reaching for your camera before you've got the sunscreen on your nose.
  • Inside Delta's flight museum
    Spot some of the most impressive aircraft in the world at the newest version of the Delta Flight Museum. You'll also see vintage uniforms and cool first class seating from Delta's treasure trove of memorabilia.
  • 8 weird houses worth a visit
    A house is just a house, right? Not if it's a pyramid, a pickle barrel or a shoe.
  • 11 reasons to visit Panama
    If you're heading to Panama to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Canal, here are 10 other ways to fall in love with the country.
  • Your best travel photos
    Check out our gallery of your best travel photos from around the world, and submit your own at CNN iReport.
  • The lure of lighthouses
    In honor of National Lighthouse Day, we invited you to share your best lighthouse photos with CNN iReport. It's clear that people love lighthouses.
  • 10 of the world's best hotels
    For 19 years and counting, Travel + Leisure magazine has asked readers to vote for their favorite hotels and resorts. Here are the top 10.
  • 8 places for fantastic fossil finds
    These eight "fossil finds" are family friendly, T-Rex free and can provide learning enrichment for paleontologists of all ages.
  • 10 spectacular U.S. waterfalls
    You're likely to sweat a little to get to some of the best waterfalls. But they deliver a cool refuge and a powerful reminder of nature's force.
  • Secret ruins preserved in photos
    Polish photographer Patrycja Makowska takes incredible images of derelict buildings but refuses to divulge their location.
  • 7 reasons to visit The Hague
    Some people see The Hague as Amsterdam's more sedate (read stodgier) cousin. Fact is, The Hague can be a welcome, peaceful diversion from the nonstop energy of Amsterdam.
  • 16 incredible rooftop bars
    Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries.
  • 10 secret beaches (shhh!)
    To all the locals who have been hoarding the following beaches in the United States and abroad, please forgive us. We can't hide them anymore.
  • Best romantic summer getaways
    These 10 stirring spots around the world have at least one thing in common: a gorgeous backdrop tailor-made for summer romance.
  • Photo secrets of Marrakech
    The gateway to Morocco's Atlas Mountains is a photographer's paradise -- but capturing it on camera isn't easy.
  • Michigan and other cool surf spots
    Tired of sun-bleached, postcard-ready surf spots? There are different ways to carve waves.
  • World's strangest lakes
    Boiling, disappearing, Pepto-Bismol pink: The water's anything but fine at these strange lakes from Trinidad to Thailand.
  • Stunning, all-black Dreamliner
    The debut model of the new fuel-efficient aircraft makes for a head-turning spectacle.
  • 10 most romantic movie spots
    Get ready to pucker up -- to celebrate National Kissing Day on July 6, travel deals website Travelzoo has released a list of the world's top 10 romantic movie locations.
  • Summer's spectacular skies
    Summer skies are a well-primed canvas for nature's glorious, volatile beauty. See photos shot around the world of what makes the season unforgettable.
  • America's oldest city beckons
    Sure you can wear T-shirts and shorts almost anywhere you go in St. Augustine, Florida. You wouldn't be in the Sunshine State if you couldn't.
  • 10 most popular U.S. water parks
    Want to surf 4-foot waves or snorkel in coral reefs as the summer sun shines bright? The top 10 water parks in the United States have waves, reefs, tubing and water slides.
  • American jewel: Yosemite at 150
    It was during the throes of the Civil War, with lots of bloody and brutal fighting still ahead, when President Abraham Lincoln turned his attention to the Mariposa Grove and the Yosemite Valley areas of California.
  • Amazing underwater photos
    "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever," said French explorer Jacques Cousteau. That's certainly true for underwater photography enthusiasts.
  • 11 endangered U.S. historic places
    Solomon Northrup's jail, Hawaii's first Christian church and a nightclub that was vital to the development of African-American music have all found their way onto a 2014 list of 11 endangered historic places.
  • Sneak peek: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    First, it was a record-breaking book series, selling more than 450 million copies worldwide. Then, it became the most successful movie franchise in history. Now, it's a theme-park phenomenon.
  • Is this the fountain of youth?
    Kamigoten Ryokan has been run by the same family since 1658. Turns out high quality H2O is the key to its longevity.
  • California's best coastal hotels
    A summer road trip up California's Highway 1 wouldn't be complete without a top-notch selection of hotels to make your trip even more spectacular.
  • World's top 20 museums
    A woman with a mysterious smile is one of the most magnetic draws at the world's most popular museum.
  • Roaming Hungary's 'Wild East'
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  • Crew helps man stun girlfriend
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  • 1,600 pandas land in Hong Kong

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    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
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    Jeff Probst was a bit of a travel late bloomer, but the "Survivor" host has more than made up for lost time since the U.S. show debuted in 2000. Here are 10 of his favorite spots, including some from his personal life.
  • World's scariest, best water slides
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  • Outrageous new hotel designs
    Proving once again that anything goes in China when it comes to design, the country's latest hotels are nothing short of incredible
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    Temples to the printed word still draw devotees despite an increasingly digital world. Check out 27 fascinating libraries in honor of National Library Week.
  • Beaches that will make you drool
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • In defense of all-inclusives
    We see your nose turning up at the notion of booking an all-inclusive resort in Mexico or Jamaica or the Bahamas. Don't rule it out so quickly.
  • Giving in to the tug of Ireland
    The last time a Ryan stood in the low doorway of the dirt-floored Byre House would have been the day before Willie Ryan passed in 1967.
  • 9 great new U.S. beach hotels
    Summer isn't over yet. These new hotels are keeping it alive and fresh.
  • 'Trivago Guy' needs a makeover?
    There's probably a belt in this guy's future.
  • Birds in action: 42 glorious photos
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  • 20 stunning cliffside beaches
    Sandy stretches that meander slowly and serenely into gentle waves are lovely. But that's not the kind of beach that makes your knees buckle and has you reaching for your camera before you've got the sunscreen on your nose.
  • Best islands of the South Pacific
    History buff? Hardcore surfer? These South Pacific islands have every traveler covered.
  • Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano rumbles, could threaten air travel
    In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.
  • Peak rush: Paragliding the Swiss Alps
    It's not for the faint of heart or full of stomach, but soaring off a Swiss mountain is worth the fear factor.
  • World's most liveable city 2014 is ...
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  • New restrictions in Kenya for travelers amid Ebola fears
    Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The suspension is temporary, and the airline will continue operating flights to Nigeria and Ghana, Kenya Airways said.
  • Does 'Trivago Guy' need a makeover?
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  • 2022 World Cup city rises in the desert
    Grab a glimpse of the near future. Plans for the desert city of Lusail include man-made islands and a host arena for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • World's friendliest and unfriendliest cities are ...
    Conde Nast Traveler reader survey praises antipodean cities but gives South Africa's biggest city a wide berth.
  • The world's best cycling cities
    From Colombia to Canada, this handful of urban centers is leading the two-wheel charge.
  • Europe's best new boutique hotels
    A former fire station and a converted girls' school are among the elegant and quirky places celebrating their first summer.
  • 8 irresistible indoor hotel pools
    When it comes to hotel pools, striking décor, luxury amenities and stunning settings mean many indoor swimming holes can now challenge even the most glamorous outdoor pools.
  • 9 intriguing hotel traditions
    Lots of hotels have traditions. But the rituals at the U.S. lodgings we've listed here stand out above the crowd in our book, for either their quirkiness or sheer longevity. We think you'll want to join in on the fun.
  • 15 hidden ski resorts
    The best known winter sports resorts have become that for a reason. Here are the young upstarts hoping to become the Whistlers and Aspens of tomorrow.
  • Best affordable island hotels
    These island hotels make it a breeze to indulge in a beach vacation—without blowing your travel budget.
  • 7 cool industrial-chic hotels
    From humble to high-design, 7 converted buildings that breathe new life into the old. These are places to check out in the new year.
  • Sleeping with the fish
    Cool Swedish-designed room has three levels of incredible views
  • 8 elegant U.S. mansion hotels
    Ever dreamed of living in a grand house with 30-foot ceilings, a fireplace in every room and a backyard so big you need a map to find your way around? For the cost of a night's stay you can.
  • Gatsby glam: 8 grand estates
    Take a heady trip back to Jazz Age opulence with a photo tour of Long Island's Gold Coast, a wealthy retreat near New York City where F. Scott Fitzgerald set "The Great Gatsby."
  • 'Downton' in America: 6 big estates
    Few of us can imagine living the opulent "Downton Abbey" lives of the fictional Crawley family at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Area 51 spy jet pilots talk
    An Area 51 spy jet mistaken for a UFO, a little-known story of historic airmanship and an inspiring flight to freedom: Check out these three aviation gems at Ohio's National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Jets born in mammoth building
    Sprawled out before us sits the world's biggest building by volume. They make airliners here. Big ones. Go behind the scenes to see what they're building.
  • Spruce Goose's bizarre story
    One of the biggest planes in the world hits a money snag. Here's the inside story of the amazingly bizarre "Spruce Goose."
  • Libraries are dying? Think again
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  • Inside the wave: Aquatic pics
    Kenji Croman has broken bones, dislocated his shoulder and elbow, endured concussions and nearly drowned several times.
  • Loving Chicago, despite it all
    Despite its long list of wrongs, Chicago's residents say there's still a lot that's right with the city.
  • Winter blues about to turn pink
    Our winter blues are about to turn pink! This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Washington on Thursday. The annual event attracts more than a million people from across the country and abroad. The festival is starting on the first day of spring, as always, but peak bloom is predicted to be later this season because of the brutal winter in the D.C. area.
  • Picture perfect Northern lights
    iReporter Malcolm Park captures the beauty of the northern lights in time lapse over Ontario, Canada.
  • Travel Photo of the Day
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at CNN iReport!
  • 11 best ways to experience Hawaii
    Who doesn't imagine packing up and relocating to America's tropical wonderland? Before you flee the mainland, try to experience the islands like a true Hawaiian to see whether you have what it takes to handle all that paradise.
  • Scotland's most spectacular castles
    In the best fairy tales, there is always a castle: tall turrets, an intimidating moat and a breathtaking view. In Scotland, those imposing castles overlook deep lochs and tower over cities.
  • Harry Potter's new park
    A fire-breathing dragon, self-stirring cauldrons and dancing skeletons. These are the things Muggle dreams are made of.
  • 10 trips to change a kid's life
    Want to spot dolphins in Florida, peer over the edge of the Grand Canyon or dig for bits of history near an Irish castle? These are all trips that can change the way your child (and maybe you) see the world.
  • Amsterdam: What's legal?
    You may have noticed an interesting reaction when you tell people you're traveling to Amsterdam -- that curious look, that knowing half-smile. "Amsterdam," they say with a mischievous grin, "lucky you!"
  • Five spectacular art fair cities
    If you're of the opinion that the only thing better than viewing great art is owning it, put these destinations on your travel itinerary.
  • World's 7 most remote islands
    Leave the snorkels and beach towels at home if you dare visit these forbidding islands.
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