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Colorado blaze leaves 2 dead as firefighters battle on

The forecast Friday provides little hope for firefighters trying to make headway against a raging wildfire northeast of Colorado Springs.

Packed restaurant deck collapses into Florida bay

One moment, dozens of sports bar patrons were cheering the Miami Heat as they watched the NBA finals on a deck above South Florida's Biscayne Bay on Thursday night.

Official who inspected collapsed Philadelphia building kills self

The inspector of a downtown building that collapsed last week has killed himself, city officials said Thursday.

Above the law: America's worst charities

Editor's note: CNN has partnered with the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting to showcase the results of their year-long investigation to identify America's worst charities.

It's a Noah's Ark at fairgrounds as Colorado blaze looms

A county fairground northeast of Colorado's Black Forest Fire is looking like a Noah's Ark Thursday with animals rescued from raging wildfires.

In between back flips and splits, naked man assaults passengers at train station

A glistening man with a wild head of hair turns fare gates into balance beams at a San Francisco subway station, stretching and doing back flips buck-naked.

Girl to get long-awaited lung transplant

Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have her prioritized for adult organs, is getting a new set of lungs, her family told CNN Wednesday. Murnaghan was in surgery in the morning.

Most charitable states in America

A recent spate of disasters, including the Oklahoma tornadoes, the Boston bombing and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, has people across the country reaching for their wallets to help out.

Not guilty plea for suspect in alleged decade-long Ohio kidnapping

An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women in a Cleveland house against their will pleaded not guilty Wednesday. His attorney said it was an effort to stave off a death penalty and an arduous trial.

Frantic mom pulls baby from under car after it crashes into them

A car careens onto a sidewalk, bowls over a 17-year-old woman and crushes the stroller holding her 10-month-old daughter. The mother immediately jumps up and frantically begins trying to pull the baby out from under the car.