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Ariel Castro's son describes personal torment after father's crimes

Grappling with the fact that his father was a convicted rapist and kidnapper was difficult enough.

Microsoft beams Internet into Africa -- using TV 'white spaces'

Step into any major urban center across Africa and you'll have no problem accessing your favorite websites, catching the latest news online or sending your friends an e-mail.

Photos show North Korea likely testing more rocket engines

North Korea more than likely tested a long-range rocket engine late last month, according to analysis of new satellite imagery over the site.

In new book, Paul Ryan to ask 'Where do we go from here?'

Another potential 2016 contender landed a book deal, this one to come out next year just ahead of the midterm elections.

More gunfire after Kenyan forces assault Nairobi's Westgate mall

Heavy gunfire sent aid workers and journalists scrambling outside Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall on Monday afternoon, more than an hour after a Kenyan government official said security forces had taken full control of the four-story build

China's Bo Xilai appeals conviction

(CNN) -- One day after a court in eastern China sentenced him to life in prison for corruption, former Communist Party official Bo Xilai appealed his verdict and sentencing, a source with direct knowledge of the case told CNN.

2013 Emmys: The winners list

Between "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards," "Homeland" and its respective stars, the 2013 Emmys race was tight.

REPORT: Egypt court bans Brotherhood activities

An Egyptian court Monday ordered a ban on activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and froze its finances, according to state-run news website Egynews.

10th Mountain Division Soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 10th Mountain Division Soldier, stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana with the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team died in Gamberi, Afghanistan, Thursday September 19, in a non-combat related incident.

Navy Yard shooting: 'There's a guy slaughtering people with a shotgun'

Aaron Alexis arrived in Washington on August 25 after a tumultuous month. He'd had a run-in with a family at the airport in Norfolk, Virginia, where he accused them of laughing at him.