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Dhaka hostage standoff: 2 dead, ISIS claims credit

Armed terrorists have been holding as many as 20 hostages at a cafe in a diplomatic zone of Bangladesh's capital for more than eight hours. The standoff followed a gun battle with police that left at least two senior officers dead and 40 people injured. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

Officials say four children in Memphis have been fatally stabbed and their mother has been taken into custody

Keillor hosts his last 'Companion' Friday night in Hollywood

Some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl will be transported to Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, Friday night as writer and humorist Garrison Keillor hosts his final episode of the old-style variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" after 42 years on public radio

California governor signs stringent gun bills, vetoes others

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed six stringent gun-control measures, including a requirement that people turn in certain high-capacity magazines and regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales

Venezuela's Political Crisis Is Devolving Into A Humanitarian One

More than 80 percent of Venezuelans say they don't have enough food.

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There's a Reason Your Spaghetti Spoon Has a Hole

Here's a fun thing you probably didn't know but there's a specific and useful reason why your spaghetti spoon has a hole in it. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has that reason.

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Several Killed, Hostages Taken During Attack In Bangladesh

The attackers stormed a popular cafe in the capital city of Dhaka, engaging in a firefight with police.

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Attackers take hostages at Bangladesh restaurant

Local media report that a group of up to nine attackers took hostages inside a restaurant frequented by both locals and foreigners in a diplomatic zone in Bangladesh's capital

Report: Albuquerque police failed in use-of-force reviews

A federal monitor says the Albuquerque Police Department has struggled to adequately review use-of-force cases, while the SWAT units are doing a better job of de-escalating stand-offs and other high-stress situations

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Almost Got Us Too

A new study is saying that not only did the Dinosaurs die from the asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago but 93% of mammals passed as well. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the story.

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Democrats want gun votes, leave options open if GOP says no

Democrats want Republicans to allow House votes on Democratic-backed gun control bills, and they haven't ruled out a return to disruptive tactics if they're rebuffed

This Is How Many Civilians Have Died In US Counterterrorism Strikes

And these estimates don't even include combat zones.

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Texas couple indicted in slaying of woman's daughter

A Texas couple has been indicted on capital murder charges in the February death of the woman's 18-year-old daughter

Time running short for changes to North Carolina LGBT law

Time is running short for North Carolina legislators to change a law limiting protections for the LGBT community

America's Meat Obsession Isn't Great For The Environment

You might've heard that a pound of meat takes about 2,500 gallons of water to produce. Here's why.

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Donald Trump narrows vice president list

CNN's Jim Acosta reports presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has made a short list of vice presidential candidates and may announce his pick before the Republican convention.

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Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA

Federal officials are calling it the first U.S. fatality involving self-driving technology

99 million-year-old bird wing discovered

Scientists have discovered a 99 million-year-old bird wing trapped in amber that shows the similarities between dinosaurs and modern bird feathers.

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Mexican man on Texas death row loses federal appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Mexican man on Texas death row for the slayings of his wife and two children at their Rio Grande Valley home more than 24 years ago

Cowboy who rode horse over bridge denies cruelty charges

An 80-year-old man who gained fame riding horses around the country saying he's a cowboy helping hungry children has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges in New York City

The Latest: Gov. Bryant disappointed by ruling

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's disappointed by a federal judge's ruling that blocks a law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples

What The Hell Is This Noise Jupiter's Making?

Jupiter's magnetic field is the largest and strongest of any planet's in our solar system.

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New Evidence Supports Pluto's Subsurface Ocean Theory

New evidence coming our way as a result of NASA's New Horizons mission is saying that Pluto has a subsurface ocean. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

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The Olympics Are Forcing Rio's Poorest Citizens From Their Homes

Construction for the 2016 Olympics has forced many of Rio de Janeiro's poorest citizens out of their homes.

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