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How a convicted terrorist became a US citizen

(CNN)A one-time Islamic jihadist who spent years in an Israeli prison for attempting to bomb a bus was granted US citizenship and allowed to remain in the country for nearly a decade as federal authorities investigated his background, CNN has learned. Shqaire, 51, carried out the attack in Israel in 1988 “acting on the direction” […]

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20 years after Columbine, former Principal Frank DeAngelis is still learning how to move on

Arvada, Colorado (CNN)Frank DeAngelis stood in his home office, his hair graying over his ears, and pointed to each frame on the wall, telling the story behind the mementos he’s collected over the last two decades. Even so, Frank was unsure what he wanted to study in college, his brother said. But they had both […]

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Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job

(CNN)Illinois gunman Gary Martin brought a pistol to his termination meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. When he found out he’d been fired Friday, he started killing the people in the room, authorities said. Gunman had been written up before firing While it is not known whether the gunman knew he would […]

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California man pleads guilty to murder of 5-year-old son

(CNN)A California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of first-degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old son, nearly a month after investigators found the boy’s body. Andressian, 35, of South Pasadena, California, was initially scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, but instead changed his not guilty plea to guilty. He remained calm […]

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O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner

Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight — first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a […]

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Jennifer Lopez Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Jennifer Lopez, singer, dancer and actress. Father: David Lopez, a computer specialist Mother: Guadalupe (Rodriguez) Lopez, a teacher Marriages: Marc Anthony (Muniz), singer (June 5, 2004-June 16, 2014, divorced); Cris Judd, dancer (September 29, 2001-January 26, 2003, divorced); Ojani Noa, actor/model (February 22, 1997-January 1, 1998, divorced) […]

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‘Tumultuous divorce’ behind apparent murder of 5-year-old, officials say

(CNN)A “tumultuous divorce” led a California man to kill his 5-year-old son in April, investigators said Monday, three days after 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested and charged with murder even though his missing son has not been confirmed dead. His son, Aramazd Andressian Jr., has been missing since he was last seen leaving Disneyland […]

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