National News + World News

Blast, fire in Minneapolis apartment building; 13 hospitalized

An explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Minneapolis left 13 people hospitalized Wednesday. Six are in critical condition, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel told CNN.

Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.

Openly gay youth now welcome in Boy Scouts of America

Starting Wednesday, openly gay youths will be allowed to join scouting. Boy Scouts of America made the decision in May to accept them into their ranks. The resolution took effect when the new year rang in.

Bishops ask for delay in contraception coverage mandate

The president of the U.S.

Real 'Wolf of Wall Street' says he will give film royalties to victims

The real "Wolf of Wall Street" says he's trying to give back, but he's got a long way to go.

Last Uyghur captives leave Guantanamo Bay

The United States has transferred the final three ethnic Chinese Uyghur captives from the Guantanamo Bay prison, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Female WWII pilots to be honored with float in Rose Parade

As a young woman growing up just miles from O'Hare Airport outside of Chicago, Lorraine Rodgers was fascinated with aviation.

Dream destinations for 2014

When a big chunk of your job involves editing stories about other people's incredible journeys, it doesn't take long for the ol' travel itch to flare up. Wanderlust kicks in.

Home prices jump 13.6%

Home prices posted another big annual gain in October, although there are signs that 2013's rapid rise in prices is close to topping out.

Help for homeless college students

As the number of homeless college students grows, schools, aid organizations and advocates from across the country are taking steps to help.