(CNN) Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin's family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.
(CNN) An airline employee stole a passenger plane Friday from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and flew it for an hour with military jets chasing him, pulling off aerobatic stunts before crashing in a wooded island 25 miles away, authorities said. The 29-year-old Horizon Air ground service agent -- the only person aboard -- died, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said, without further identifying him.
Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a "sustained effort" to hack Democrats' emails and computer networks.
(CNN) -- A reporter with the Capital Gazette newspaper said multiple people have been shot at its office in Annapolis, Maryland. The ATF tweeted it is responding to a shooting incident at that location. The Capital Gazette is owned by The Baltimore Sun. The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
(CNN) -- First it was catastrophic lava . Then it was sulfur dioxide . Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about. Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air.
(CNN) -- Like they say, when it rains, it pours ... and erupts and flows and shakes and swelters and blows and generally wreaks havoc around the country. It's not like we're looking at the end of times, but you have to admit there's a lot of wild and scary Mother Nature stuff happening across the US right now. The devastating lava flows in Hawaii are probably the scariest, but geysers, earthquakes and heavy rains are rattling the Earth from California to Florida. And we're just entering tornado and hurricane season.
Norristown, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Bill Cosby has been convicted of all three counts of against him in his indecent assault trial. The jury reached its decision Thursday. The panel began deliberating Wednesday around 11 a.m. Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. The 80-year-old former comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently.
(CNN) -- A white van collided with multiple pedestrians on a busy street north of downtown Toronto, Canada, on Monday, Toronto Police said. A suspect is in custody and the van has been located, Toronto Police media representative Gary Long told CNN. Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire, confirmed that there have been multiple casualties. A large presence of Toronto fire, police and EMS personnel are on the scene, Powell said.
(CNN) Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died Friday, his publicist confirmed to CNN. He was 28.
(CNN) - Paul McCartney attended the March for Our Lives in New York on Saturday, telling CNN the cause was important to him because he lost John Lennon to gun violence. Wearing a shirt that said, "We can end gun violence," the former Beatle told CNN's Jason Carroll, he came to the march "just to support the people." "I don't know" if we can end gun violence, McCartney said. "But this is what we can do, so I'm here to do it." "One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here," McCartney said, "so it's important to me."