Like many people in the media and political world, I first heard from Twitter the news that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate. The information appeared between 11 p.m. and midnight on a Friday night. The alert was quickly confirmed by multiple news sources on my Twitter feed: TV networks, newspapers, wire services. Like many journalists, I stayed up late that night to write about the decision, filing copy over the next three hours. I was so weary the next morning that I very nearly slept through the broadcast of the actual announcement event in Norfolk, Virginia.
A Somali man who authorities say is the highest-ranking pirate ever brought to the United States for prosecution was given 12 life sentences Monday by a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia.
A U.S. guided missile destroyer was involved in a collision with an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy announced.
Paul Ryan's journey from congressman to vice-presidential candidate was cloaked in secrecy worthy of a big-screen thriller.
U.S. gasoline prices have dropped by nearly 15 cents a gallon since early June as crude oil continues to fall on global economic fears, the latest Lundberg Survey reported Sunday.
The average price of gasoline has dropped 16 cents a gallon over the past few weeks, and could fall a bit further in the coming weeks, the publisher of a new survey said Sunday.
The water is so clear you can see it from the surface. It's the Cayman Islands' newest tourist attraction, the USS Kittiwake.
A Somali pirate was convicted Friday for his role in last year's seizure of the U.S. yacht Quest and the hostage-taking of the four Americans aboard who were killed during their ordeal.
Flying fashionistas with a thing for the Second Amendment may want to leave their gun-themed purses and other paraphernalia at home, lest they be flagged as a security risk and miss their flights.
As it deals with fallout from its bankruptcy announcement, American Airlines is also facing the wrath of a family who claim their loved one died after eating a meal served by the carrier.
Court documents obtained by CNN on Friday reveal disturbing new details about the prior conviction of the alleged ringleader of a group charged this week with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in a dank Philadelphia boiler room.
Two weeks into the Chase a few championship contenders could use a soothing spa treatment to ease their anxiety and rejuvenate their title hopes.
Even before Hurricane Irene started thrashing the U.S. East Coast, the Navy prepared for what it could do if the disaster was even more catastrophic than it proved to be.
At daybreak Sunday, dozens of U.S. warships were steaming back towards the U.S. coast prepared to assist civilian officials with the emergency response to Hurricane Irene, if military aid is requested.
Two Somali pirates involved in a botched effort to obtain ransom that ended with the murders of four U.S. citizens were sentenced to life in prison Monday.
CNN's Zain Verjee looks at the implications that Somali pirates have on the world's shipping industry.
No matter their position -- car owner, crew chief, driver or crew member -- each person likely will face the same dilemma in the 10 races before the field for NASCAR's title hunt is set:
The nephew of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland died in a shooting in Norfolk, Virginia, the congressman confirmed in a statement.
After cruising the high seas for nine days, a young crew of Somali and Yemeni pirates spotted a U.S.-flagged yacht and boarded the vessel unbeknownst to its sleeping passengers in the hopes of cashing in on a big ransom, according to a court statement of facts.
Three Somali men pleaded guilty on Friday to piracy and hostage-taking charges involving the yacht Quest, a February hijacking that ended with the death of four American citizens.
An alleged Somali pirate leader has been indicted for the takeover of the yacht Quest and the kidnapping of four Americans who subsequently were killed during the incident.
An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been charged with a variety of crimes he allegedly committed while on the job, including selling cigarettes that were part of undercover tobacco investigations, according to the Justice Department.
Five midshipmen have been expelled from the U.S. Naval Academy as part of an ongoing investigation into the use of a synthetic drug called "spice," a spokeswoman for the school said Friday.
CNN's Chris Lawrence explores the strategy involved in taking a pirated ship.
Five Somali men were sentenced Monday to life plus 80 years in prison for engaging in piracy and related offenses in last year's attack on a U.S. warship in the Indian Ocean, federal officials announced Monday.
A puppy that was euthanatized and declared dead survives and gets a new home.
Here is a quick glimpse of some of this week's quirky stories that you may have missed, courtesy of our CNN affiliates.
A federal court in Norfolk, Virginia, will begin hearing evidence Wednesday in the trial of two U.S. security contractors accused of killing two Afghanistan civilians.
Almost two dozen small earthquakes struck central Arkansas leaving residents frazzled. KLRT reports.
The Navy has discharged 16 sailors assigned to the Norfolk, Virginia-based USS Bataan for using or dealing the synthetic marijuana-mimicking drug known as "spice." The use of the drug is a problem on the rise, according to the Navy.
A former commanding officer of the USS Enterprise has had his scheduled retirement delayed pending the Navy investigation into inappropriate videos made on board the ship in 2006 and 2007, a Navy spokesman said Thursday.
A soldier that served under former Navy Capt. Owen Honors defends the controversial videos made by Honors.
Actress Glenn Close said she is "distraught" that her image was used in one of a series of profanity- and slur-laden videos aboard the Navy's USS Enterprise.
Five Somali men face life in prison after a federal jury in Virginia convicted them of piracy Wednesday, the first such verdict in a U.S. court in nearly two centuries.
Five Somali men face life in prison after a federal jury convicted them of piracy. Affiliate WTKR reports.
On October 12, 2000, a suicide bomber attacked the USS Cole as it refueled in Aden, Yemen.
The powerful House Armed Services chairman warned Wednesday that he won't let a Defense Department cost-cutting initiative result in a budget cut for the nation's military.
A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of two U.S. security contractors accused of killing two Afghanistan civilians.
A Somali suspect pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit piracy in the November 2008 takeover of a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, the U.S. attorney's office for the District of Columbia announced.
Authorities in North Carolina ordered the evacuation of Ocracoke Island late on Tuesday as Hurricane Earl whips closer to the United States.
Puerto Rico's governor says parts of the island are without power due to Hurricane Earl.
A Somali man Friday became the second person convicted in the United States of acts related to high-seas piracy in more than a century, although he wasn't convicted of piracy itself.
A worker was paid for 12 years without ever showing up for work at a Norfolk, Virginia, agency funded by federal, state and local money, officials say.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced some far-reaching proposals Monday for restructuring the massive budget at his agency, including getting rid of the U.S. Joint Forces Command.
You might be forgiven if you don't place pawnshops in the vanguard of environmental sophistication. But don't sell them short. "We're the original recyclers," says Beverly Hornstein, who works in her husband Donald's pawnshop, Littman's, which has been a fixture in downtown Norfolk, Va., for 118 years.
A few observations on Michael Vick's situation that need to be brought up amid daily reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are considering releasing him:
When the Wear twins, David and Travis, asked for their release from North Carolina in early May, coach Roy Williams called it a "complete surprise" -- and said it was a significant blow to his team's frontcourt. The loss of the two 6-foot-8 forwards, both of whom saw minutes as freshmen, left the Tar Heels with just two returning big men, junior Tyler Zeller and sophomore John Henson. But it also set off a chain reaction.
Eleven suspected pirates have arrived in the United States to face criminal prosecution for alleged attacks on U.S. Navy ships near Somalia, a federal government source said Friday.
Federal authorities are flying 11 suspected pirates from East Africa to Norfolk, Virginia, to be prosecuted for alleged attacks on U.S. Navy ships near Somalia, according to multiple federal law enforcement sources familiar with the operation.
The first of three Navy SEALs accused of mishandling a suspect in the high-profile killings of contractors in Iraq was found not guilty at a court-martial Thursday.
Five suspected Somali pirates accused of attacking a U.S. Navy ship could be sent to the United States to face criminal proceedings, according to U.S. military officials.
Smoking and submarines don't mix.
A group of suspected pirates was captured Thursday after attacking a U.S. Navy frigate in the Indian Ocean, according to a statement released by the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger: On January 15, 2009, the airline captain, along with co-pilot Jeff Skiles, guided US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people on board.
Adolescent children of frequently deployed soldiers are less stressed than conventional wisdom might indicate, according to a recent study.
Nearly 18,000 veterans in the Norfolk, Virginia, area received statements this week containing financial data intended in part for another retiree, due to a Defense Department agency printing error, the department said Friday.
The legendary New York restaurant Tavern on the Green closed its doors early Friday after serving its last supper and hosting a New Year's Eve party.
The legendary New York restaurant Tavern on the Green will close its doors after serving a last supper and hosting a New Year's party.
Three U.S. Navy SEALs face criminal charges after the alleged mastermind of one of the most notorious crimes against Americans in Iraq accused them of punching him after his capture, the military said Wednesday.
WTKR reporter Kurt Williams describes the scene at a flooded area in Norfolk, Virginia.
The new Navy assault ship USS New York steamed into New York harbor Monday, cutting through the water with a bow built using seven and a half tons of steel recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
The USS New York, built with steel from the World Trade Center, stops beside the WTC site for a 21-gun salute.
A second man was arrested Tuesday evening in the anti-gay beating of a man in Queens, New York, police said.
A long line of hospital staff wraps around the corridor outside a small conference room in New York to catch a glimpse of the precious cargo.
The commander of a U.S. Navy submarine that collided with another Navy ship last month has been relieved of duty, according to a U.S. Navy statement issued Tuesday.
Pirates in ships are searching for the lifeboat containing four pirates and their hostage -- the captain of a freighter they failed to hijack earlier this week -- according to a U.S. military official with knowledge of the situation.
Prices at the pump have fallen slightly for the first time since December, according to a survey published Sunday.
Three buses carrying U.S. Marines were involved in a chain-reaction crash in North Carolina on Thursday, injuring 13 Marines and a driver, the state highway patrol and the military said.
Mark Wooten, 41, was devastated when his supervisor told him in November that he was being laid off from his job as a forklift operator in Norfolk, Virginia. It was the first time in his adult life he'd been out of work; just a month earlier, he and his wife, Caprice, had moved into a new apartment with their two 15-year-old daughters.
An aircraft carrier named after the first President Bush was commissioned Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia.
An aircraft carrier named after former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was commissioned Saturday in Virginia.
Sexual content on television is strongly associated with teen pregnancy, a new study from the RAND Corporation shows.
The animal-rights' group lauds the star for helping those who are defenseless
Disgraced former Olympic track star Tim Montgomery, once dubbed "the world's fastest man," was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for dealing heroin to an informant
Norfolk, Virginia experienced flooding due to a coastal storm that came through Thursday morning.
When Barrie Worflar of Bloomfield, New Jersey, was unexpectedly laid off in April 2007 from his job as assistant branch manager of a bank, he found work as a representative in a benefits call center. He also took a $10,000 pay cut.
A lot of college students feel pressured to binge drink, says University of California, Berkeley, student Joseph Bui.
Vacation season is nearly over, and kids are returning to school with the telltale tans and smiles that mean they had a wonderful and relaxing holiday.
A fire aboard the USS George Washington aircraft carrier left one sailor with minor burns
It was a scam involving green cards and greed, prosecutors said Thursday.
U.S. sailors are accused of agreeing to fake marriages to get citizenship for foreigners. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports
Some crack cocaine convicts can begin applying for early release. What will the impact be? CNN's Kelli Arena reports.
The U.S. Navy is sending three ships to the eastern Mediterranean Sea in a show of strength during a period of tensions with Syria and political uncertainty in Lebanon
We're doing our best to keep the wine in our plastic cups on the ride to the Backcountry Hut. This takes some doing in our off-road limo: an old military ambulance lurching over the slopes on army-tank treads. Twenty minutes into the woods, our tank shudders to a stop in front of a rustic lodge glowing bright between heavy-limbed trees. Silence. We pause in the gathering snow, lit blue by an early moon. These frosted woods are ours tonight.
Two U.S. sailors who were found dead in a Ghana hotel room may have died of alcohol poisoning, a Navy official told CNN on Wednesday.
Two U.S. Navy sailors were found dead Tuesday morning in their hotel room in Tema, Ghana, the Navy said.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal judges have the discretion to give "reasonably" shorter prison terms for crack-cocaine crimes to reduce the disparity with crimes involving cocaine powder.
For professional tennis players, December is the rarest of opportunities to rest and regroup after a grueling 11-month season. You'd think most of us would be lying on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean, sipping margaritas. But you'd be dead wrong.
Sixty-six passengers and crew were transferred to shore on Coast Guard vessels after their cruise ship was run aground off Virginia on Thursday, U.S. Coast Guard officials and the cruise ship company told CNN.
A cruise ship with 66 passengers aboard began taking on water so it was run aground. The Coast Guard responded.
A 7-foot-8-inch Norfolk, Virginia sheriff's deputy was named by Guinness World Records as the tallest man in the U.S.