(CNN) - The U.S. government is "deeply concerned" about two American citizens detained in North Korea, including 85-year-old Merrill Newman, a National Security Council spokeswoman said.
"Given Mr. Newman's advanced age and health conditions, we urge (North Korea) to release Mr. Newman so he may return home and reunite with his family," said Caitlin Hayden, the NSC spokeswoman.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama didn't know about the problems with the Affordable Care Act's website - despite complaints from insurance companies and the site's crashing during a test run - until days into its now well-documented abysmal launch, the nation's health chief told CNN on Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted Tuesday that there is significant concern in her department and the White House over the technical debacle surrounding the Obamacare website's rollout. The site was supposed to make it simple for people to search and sign-up for new health care policies starting on October 1, but instead it's been clunky and, at times, inoperable.
Watch part two of Dr. Sanjay Gupta's interview here. Part one is above.FULL STORY
(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign, a city official announced Friday, an action that Filner had long resisted despite being under intense public pressure to do amid a torrent of sexual harassment claims.
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announced around 3:45 p.m. (6:45 p.m. ET) that the City Council, during a closed-door session, had accepted the terms of an agreement with Filner that was reached after three days of mediation talks.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Dogged by allegations of sexual harassment, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner admitted Thursday "that I need help" but stopped short of resigning.
"I'm clearly doing something wrong," he said.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci - who later served as U.S. ambassador to Canada - died Saturday after battling ALS, the University of Massachusetts Medical School said.
He was 65.FULL STORY
(CNN) – A dust mask linked to 41-year-old Mississippi man James Everett Dutschke, among other samples, tested positive for ricin, according to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.
Federal authorities arrested Dutschke on Saturday on charges of possessing and using ricin in connection with letters sent to, among others, President Barack Obama.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a bill Monday afternoon that would have prohibited abortions if a fetus's heartbeat could be detected 12 or more weeks into a pregnancy.
Called the "Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act," the bill would have required testing to determine "whether the fetus that the pregnant woman is carrying possesses a detectible heartbeat."
(CNN) – Yes, Beyoncé can sing - all by herself, thank you very much.
That much she showed Thursday, when she opened her appearance before reporters in New Orleans - where she's set to headline the Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance Sunday - with a stirring, a cappella rendition of the national anthem.FULL STORY