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Lucky swimmers have whale of a time

Lucky swimmers have whale of a time »Play Video
Two Gold Coast adventurers in Australia have had a rare close encounter with humpback whales off South Stradbroke Island. Seven Network Australia with the story.

Gumby the iPhone

Gumby the iPhone »Play Video
Here's a high tech question: is your butt bending the new extra big iPhone? Or maybe putting it in your front pocket is giving the phone the bends? CNN's Jeanne Moos is bending more than our ear with this report on the latest brouhaha over the iPhone.

U.S. and supporting nations launch air strikes on ISIS in Syria

U.S. and supporting nations launch air strikes on ISIS in Syria »Play Video

In a dramatic escalation of the war on ISIS, forces from the U.S. and supporting nations launched hundreds of airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria overnight Tuesday.

A group of Arab nations in a coalition put together by President Obama also put planes in the air.

The precision-guided warheads targeted an ISIS command building and nearly 2 dozen other targets, reportedly killing 120 Syrian terrorists.

Women still pen pals after 71 years

Women still pen pals after 71 years »Play Video
It's a Trans-Atlantic friendship that began with the stroke of a pen. Now 71 years later, two pen pals are getting a chance to spend some time together. Boyd Huppert reports.

GoPro Headcam shoots robbery

GoPro Headcam shoots robbery »Play Video
It happens all the time. A tourist gets mugged by an armed robber. But what made this attempted robbery unusual was that you can watch the entire thing go down because it was captured by a head cam worn by the victim. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the bad guy's image.

Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught redhanded

 Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught redhanded »Play Video
If you hate to see people litter, you may love this story of a biker who chases litterbugs and throws their trash back at them. She's become an anti-litter superhero. The question is, is her story garbage? CNN's Jeanne Moos sorts through the trash.

Man pays it forward to the tune of $1,000

Man pays it forward to the tune of $1,000 »Play Video
A random act of kindness in Texas. Employees at the Chick-Fil-A say a man handed over one thousand dollars to pay for other people's meals. There apparently was no motive behind it, just the chance to help brighten someone's day. Matthew Torres has the story.

Goldfish surgery

Goldfish surgery »Play Video
George the goldfish lives to swim another day! The Australian goldfish was suffering from a giant tumor on his head. With the help of a skilled vet and lots of anesthetic-laced water, a prized pet keeps his place in the pond. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Baby alligator thief caught on camera

Baby alligator thief caught on camera »Play Video
Caught on camera: an alligator thief! Not alligator-skin boots or purses, this accused crook was seen allegedly stealing "live" baby gators. Jasmine Huda has the story, and the video that shows the alleged crime.

Stolen Seahawk gnome comes home

Stolen Seahawk gnome comes home »Play Video
Who would steal a garden gnome and return it six months later? The die-hard Seahawks fans who lost their gnome are completely mystified by where it spent all that time. Mark Miller explains.

Obama orders response to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Sunni terrorist group ISIS

Obama orders response to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Sunni terrorist group ISIS

President Obama delivered a prime-time address to the nation Wednesday, outlining a strategy for taking on the Sunni militant group known as ISIS - or the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.


The President said he aims to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS, authorizing airstrikes in Syria and expanding strikes in Iraq.


In the address, Obama issued an order dispatching nearly 500 U.S. troops to Iraq to help the country’s security forces defend against the growing ISIS militant presence.