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New iPhones draw lines around the world

The annual holiday for Apple fans is here. The new iPhones went on sale in the U.S., China and seven other countries Friday, and throngs of people lined up around the world to be among the first to snag one.

BrdsNBz: New Mexico teens can text sex questions to hotline

It's like sexting, but with benefits. New Mexico teens have an alternative to their parents when it comes to sexual health questions. And it comes in a form they're familiar with: text messaging.

3-year-old boy among 13 injured in shooting at Chicago park

A mass shooting at a Chicago park left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition and returned the spotlight to gun violence in the city with the nation's highest number of homicides.

First Miss America of Indian descent embraces discussion on diversity

Ready or not America, Nina Davuluri is the new girl next door. That's how the 24-year-old Indian-American woman sees herself, she explained to CNN's Erin Burnett on Wednesday, three days after being crowned Miss America.

Navy Yard shooting: Navy orders 3 reviews

Sec. of the Navy Ray Mabus on Wednesday night ordered three reviews into security clearances in the wake of the Navy Yard shootings, including into whether red flags were missed on gunman Aaron Alexis' clearance.

Brain-eating amoeba may be linked to Hurricane Katrina

A rare brain-eating amoeba that killed a 4-year-old boy in Louisiana may be a result of Hurricane Katrina. Tests of St. Bernard Parish water supply confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri.

$400 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Lexington, South Carolina

You were more likely to be struck by lightning or attacked by a shark -- maybe even at the same time -- than win Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect jumps out of moving cop car

A suspect's daring jump to freedom leaves him flat on the pavement and behind bars. Suspect Eric Simmons, 42, reaches his arm out of the cruiser window, unlocks the door and out he goes, tumbling out onto the street.

University of Alabama sororities make big change after racism claims

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday on the campus of the University of Alabama to protest alleged segregation in the university's Greek system, even as the school took steps to deal with the problem.

Happy 66th birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

Wednesday, September 18, marks the 66th birthday of the United States Air Force!