Actor left his fortune to his girlfriend
Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want his children to become "trust fund kids" so he left his fortune to his girlfriend, a court document said.Mayor dies after wasp attack
The mayor of a community just outside Montreal died of anaphylactic shock Sunday after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.New details on Peaches Geldof's death
Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday.Kasem's body whisked out of U.S.
Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.See 400-year-old crucifix dug up
An archeology student discovered a 400-year-old copper crucifix at the site of a former colony in Canada.Dad: Son kept me from killing suspect
A Florida father who beat his 11-year-old son's alleged molester unconscious before calling 911 told a CNN affiliate that his son is a hero and that the youngster is the only reason the man is alive.Debate rages in IRS email scandal
Republican lawmakers want to know why the IRS didn't know that it might have been able to recover missing emails from a former official's computer -- communication at the center of new questions about the agency's targeting of conservative political groups.Stabbed girl gets Purple Heart
An anonymous military veteran gifted his Purple Heart to the "Slender Man" victim who was stabbed 19 times.Spanking the gray matter out of kids
Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain -- not only in an "I'm traumatized!" kind of way, but also in an "I literally have less gray matter in my brain!" kind of way.She tried to ditch rings, but ...
The owner of two wedding rings found attached to some balloons says she no longer wants the rings. WBRC reports.My son wears skirts -- so what?
Actor and father Seth Menachem explains why he's comfortable letting his 2-year-old son wear dresses in public.Colbert 'Late Show' stays in NYC
The host of CBS' "Late Show" may be changing, but the location is staying the same. Colbert version is staying in New York.New 'Star Wars': Check out the X-wing
J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.'Star Wars' director's 'nerd porn'
CNN's Lisa France explains why Star Wars fans are drooling over a charity video released by director J.J. Abrams.Strippers sue San Diego cops
Several strippers in California are suing the San Diego Police Department on charges of unreasonable search and seizure.Aaron Hernandez backs off of Pats
A Tuesday hearing was canceled in a battle between the New England Patriots and accused killer Aaron Hernandez over the former tight end's demand for his team records, including medical and psychological tests as well as his scouting report.
Facebook profit more than doubles as mobile marches on
The social-networking company beats expectations and points to fast-growing revenue from mobile advertising.Seoul set to ban 'illegal' ride-sharing app Uber
Uber's Asian expansion hit a snag in South Korea as Seoul's city government claims the service is illegal under current laws.LG's second-quarter boosted by record phone shipments
South Korean electronics giant says it shipped 14.5 million smartphones in the quarter, a 20 percent year-over-year increase.3D print space probes and asteroids, courtesy of NASA
NASA has released STL files so you can 3D print your own scale models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.Xiaomi's global VP Hugo Barra says designing around current products is 'stupid'
In response to claims that the new Mi 4 copied the iPhone, Barra called out a "flawed" patent system for hindering innovation in the market.Best space photography of 2014 reveals stellar wonders (pictures)
On the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Australian astronomers have gathered to honour the very best in astrophotography.Foursquare gets personal with local search and new logo
The social media check-in app introduces new features that will give users personalized suggestions that are "all about you."IBM's Watson helps military members go back to civilian life
Big Blue's 'Jeopardy'-winning computer now comes in the form of an app that uses its technical know-how to assist military personnel in transitioning to life back home.Beachcombers collect shipwrecked Lego
Lego octopuses and dragons have been washing up on a beach in Cornwall. An intrepid beachcomber is helping to document the ongoing discoveries.A new kind of string theory: The physics of playing guitar
A University of Oxford physicist has derived equations that describe how guitar techniques influence the pitch of a note.Tesla's gigafactory could make electric cars rival gas cars
The massive lithium-ion battery plant is slated to open in 2017 and is said to bring down the battery cost per kWh by 30 percent.US Facebook average is 40 minutes a day, says CEO
A tiny joy embedded in today's earnings call makes Facebook more important to Americans than quite a few things.Tablet benchmarks revisited
Does the performance of a tablet age like a fine wine or a stinky cheese? CNET Labs takes a deeper look at how last year's top Android gaming tablet benchmarks hold up today.Tomorrow Daily 023: Amazon Fire phone reviews, a huge TV price tag, virus art, and more
Today, Amazon Fire phone reviews started dropping (and they're not very good), Samsung puts a price tag on its 105-inch curved TV, and artists create a gallery of computer virus art.Phineas and Ferb meet the Sith-inator in 'Star Wars' special
Phineas and Ferb are about to travel to Tatooine and beyond with the help of actor Simon Pegg and "MythBusters" Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. The show's creators talk to Crave.Smartphone charging spews out megatons of greenhouse gases
Juniper Research finds that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions from cell phone charging will more than double by 2019.Uber arrives on Windows Phone
Windows Phone users can finally hail the on-demand car service from a native app, instead of via the mobile website.Hands-on with PlayStation Now
Sony's ambitious streaming-only game service is about to hit public beta. Here's what to expect.