No frills? Chinese say 'I do' to creative -- and cheaper -- weddings

Shiny rings, white gowns and luxury cars filled the mammoth national convention center, next to the Chinese capital's Olympic Bird's Nest stadium, one recent weekend.

Top al Qaeda leader killed in Yemen

Top al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi has died in a drone strike.

Queen Elizabeth celebrates official birthday with military parade

Queen Elizabeth II marked her official birthday Saturday with a spectacular military parade and awards for actors, sportsmen and sportswomen, business leaders and community workers.

CIA declassifies inspector general's report on 9/11 shortcomings

Ten years after the CIA's Office of the Inspector General completed its investigation into intelligence failures prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the agency on Friday

Clinton strikes populist tone to make case for 2016 campaign

Hillary Clinton used the first major rally of her second run for the White House Saturday to make a populist case for her presidential campaign, declaring that the goal of her presidency would be to tip the nation's economic scales back toward the middle class's favor.

Dallas police HQ shooting: Suspect James Boulware killed during standoff

A man unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Dallas' police headquarters and planted explosives outside the building early Saturday -- narrowly failing to wound anyone -- leading to a chase to a suburb that ended with SWAT officers killing him in his parked van at a restaurant parking lot.

U.S., Russian aircraft came within 10 feet over Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet, flying at high speed, came within 10 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea late last month, several U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo quits

Many on Wall Street have been calling for Costolo to step down over the past year, as Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) struggled to add new members and generate more revenue from its ad products."I am tremendously proud of the Twitter team and all that the team has accomplished together during my six years,

Woman knew she'd beaten MERS when doctors stopped using biohazard suits

She's 77 and has chronic asthma. But Kim Bok-soon has also survived MERS, the mysterious virus that's spreading in South Korea and putting thousands in quarantine.

Mathematician: Missing MH370 plunged vertically into ocean

It has been 15 months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing did an unexplained about-face, flew in the wrong direction and disappeared without a trace with 239 souls on board.