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Cop causes freak sprinkler mishap at NYC precinct

The NYPD's 72nd Precinct turned into a flood zone Monday -- thanks to a key-slinging cop who accidentally triggered the sprinkler system with an errant throw, officials said.
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Peter Scolari’s life in photos
Peter Scolari, the well-acclaimed actor who made a name for himself with Tom Hanks on "Bosom Buddies," is highlighted in photos shining a light on his amazing career.
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What Israelis and Palestinians expect from Trump's visit
From a checkpoint in Bethlehem to a bus station in Haifa, Palestinians and Israelis tell CNN what they hope Donald Trump will achieve during his visit.
Israelis on edge before Trump visit
Only days before President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem, Israeli politicians describe an atmosphere of "nervousness" and "confusion."
Saudis are welcoming Trump's visit with open arms
A south Asian merchant sits on a blanket covered with neatly arranged twigs. He is surrounded by men eager to get their hands on his product. To an outsider, the scene is puzzling. But the twigs are tooth cleaners known as miswak, and they harken back to the time of Islam's Prophet Mohammed.
Rouhani takes strong lead in Iran's presidential election
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is course to win a second term as preliminary results on Saturday put the incumbent ahead of his conservative rival by a wide margin.
Syria: ISIS militants kill dozens near Salamiyah
At least 47 people, many of them civilians, were killed by ISIS militants Thursday near the government-held city of al-Salamiyah in central Syria, a senior member of the pro-government National Defense Force told CNN.
Rouhani, the ultimate insider, pledges change
He may be the ultimate insider, but Hassan Rouhani is running like the anti-establishment candidate.
Beirut gay pride event a first for Lebanon
The first ever gay pride event is taking place this week in Lebanon, a country where homosexual acts are still considered a crime.
Latest al Qaeda propaganda highlights bin Laden's son
A new propaganda message featuring the son of Osama bin Laden could be evidence that the militant group is trying to rejuvenate its global appeal by using a new generation of the bin Laden family.
A 'day of reckoning' in Iraq's battle against ISIS
Flies buzz around the drying rivulets of blood seeping from the heads of two corpses draped over the hood of a Humvee.
Trump to dive into Mideast conflict on first presidential trip
Donald Trump is set to meet Palestinian and Israeli leaders almost back-to-back on his first foreign trip as US President.
Mosul victory in sight -- at a cost
Iraqis' final push on Mosul sends civilians fleeing, but commanders see a tough victory ahead.
US-backed rebels say they wrested key Syrian city from ISIS
US-backed rebels said they "liberated" the strategic Syrian city of Tabqa and a nearby dam from ISIS.
Turkey seeks reversal of US plan to arm Kurds
Turkey lashed out at Washington's plan to send arms to Kurdish rebels fighting ISIS in Syria, calling for an end to a strategy that has long rattled Ankara.
UN gender equality report gives insight into Arab male identity
Across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, 10,000 men and women were asked about gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa.
Netanyahu's criminal investigation drags on
A months-long criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hangs over the Israeli leader as he prepares to host President Donald Trump later this month.
Turkey, Israel clash over Jerusalem
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at Israel and urged more Muslims to visit the Temple Mount, or Noble Sanctuary, site in Jerusalem.
ISIS leader in Afghanistan was killed, US confirms
The ISIS leader in Afghanistan, Sheikh Abdul Hasib, was killed in an April 27 raid conducted by Afghan special security forces and US troops, Afghan and US authorities said Sunday.
Taliban take district in Kunduz province
The Taliban have captured a district in northern Afghanistan, police tell CNN, reportedly forcing thousands of people to flee.
Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader
A longtime senior Hamas official was elected Saturday to replace the Palestinian militant group's outgoing head, Khaled Meshaal, an official in Meshaal's office told CNN.
Syria ceasefire in four zones to start Saturday
A ceasefire in four zones outlined in a new Syria peace plan by Russia, Turkey and Iran is scheduled to go into effect Saturday, Russian state media reported.
Syria safe zones agreed upon at ceasefire talks
Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Thursday to create four de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian and Turkish state media reported, in the latest effort to resolve that country's six-year conflict.
Dozens killed in Iran coal mine explosion
A gas explosion left 35 coal miners dead Wednesday in northeastern Iran, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.
Hamas presents new policy document
The Palestinian militant group Hamas unveiled a new policy document Monday that sees the group accepting for the first time the idea of a Palestinian state that would fall within the borders that existed in 1967, before Israel took control of the West Bank, Gaza and all of Jerusalem.
Hamas leader issues direct plea to Trump to seize 'historic opportunity'
The leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas has told CNN that US President Donald Trump has an "historic opportunity" to find an "equitable solution" for the Palestinian people.
Suspect under investigation in Champs-Elysees attack
A suspect is under investigation in connection with the Champs-Elysees attack a month ago that left a police officer dead, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor's office said.
Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green
Moss banks across the Antarctic Peninsula are rapidly altering the region's icy landscape, turning it green.
Sweden drops Assange rape investigation
Sweden is dropping its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on rape allegations, according to a prosecution statement released Friday.
UK election: Theresa May's extraordinary coup
Theresa May should be having a bad election campaign.
#Grime4Corbyn: UK grime scene gets political
Superstars of the UK grime scene such as JME, Stormzy and Akala are backing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the country's upcoming election.
Brexit has caused an identity crisis that is transforming British politics
Old tribal loyalties of left and right in the UK have broken down. As people prepare to go to the ballot box, voters are going through something of an identity crisis.
Erdogan entourage's history of violence
The bloody brawl this week on Washington, DC's Embassy Row is not the first time members of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's entourage have been filmed fighting in public.
Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny stepping down
Enda Kenny, the Irish Taoiseach, is stepping down as party leader, he announced in a statement on his Twitter account Wednesday.
France's Macron unveils Cabinet, half of them women
France's newly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron unveiled his Cabinet on Wednesday, with women filling half of the 22 positions as promised.
Snapchat gets political: Filter urges UK users to register to vote
Snapchat, in collaboration with the Electoral Commission, has launched a new filter in the UK reminding people to register to vote in the general election on June 8.
Moscow not laughing (this time) about Trump's troubles
There was a time, not so long ago, when Russian officials seemed to be openly reveling in the political chaos engulfing their geopolitical rival.
Austria set for snap election
Austria will hold a snap parliamentary election on October 15 after the country's coalition government collapsed.
Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea
Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as "dangerous" but warned against "intimidating" Pyongyang.
Macron names Edouard Philippe Prime Minister
French President Emmanuel Macron has named Edouard Philippe, the 46-year-old Mayor of Le Havre, as his Prime Minister.
101-year-old skydiver sets new record
Verdun Hayes, a 101-year-old man from southwest England has become the world's oldest tandem skydiver. Hayes completed the record-breaking dive from 15,000 feet Sunday along with eight members of his family.
Putin performs unexpected piano recital in Beijing
Vladimir Putin, Russia's leading Renaissance man, has just shown off yet another hidden talent: He's a trained pianist.
Japan: China 'escalating' tensions over disputed islands
Japan scrambled warplanes on Thursday after four Chinese coastguard ships and a drone aircraft entered territory it claims around disputed islands in the East China Sea, according to Defense Ministry officials.
Japan's parliament to consider bill allowing Emperor to step down
Japan's cabinet approved a draft bill Friday that, if passed into law by parliament, will allow aging Emperor Akihito to abdicate.
Has China won the argument in the South China Sea?
Manila and Beijing hold direct talks on the South China Sea for the first time Friday, a move that may strengthen Beijing's hand in the festering dispute.
Ferry between Russia and North Korea starts regular service
A cargo-passenger ferry service linking Russia and North Korea completed its first trip Thursday.
Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?
Jeong Min-young is worried. Everyday she checks the news for more headlines about worsening ties between the country of her birth, South Korea, and her adopted home, China.
Japanese princess set to marry 'Prince of the Sea'
Japan's Princess Mako is giving up her royal status, all in the name of love. Plans are underway for the 25-year-old to become engaged to Kei Komuro, a law firm worker and graduate student who once starred in a tourism campaign as "Prince of the Sea."
6 dead in ISIS attack on TV station in Afghanistan
At least six people are dead after attackers stormed a television station building in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan.