Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
U.S. halts Syrian training effort
The U.S. is going to suspend its faltering Syrian rebel training program, U.S. officials said Friday in a move they characterized as a "pause."
Paul Ryan says maybe ...
Paul Ryan walked into a closed-door House Republican conference meeting Friday morning without giving any public indication of whether he wants to be the next speaker of the House.
Why N. Korea military is massing
North Korea's weekend celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its central political party could turn out to be one of the biggest military parades ever for the country, according to analysis of satellite images.
'Cosby' star: Show legacy tarnished
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played son Theo Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," says the sitcom's legacy has been "tarnished" by the torrent of sexual allegations against its star, Bill Cosby.
Does town want to hear Obama?
A week after a gunman killed nine people and himself at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, President Barack Obama will meet with survivors and grieving families behind closed doors on Friday.
Kasich on seniors' cuts: 'Get over it'
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday that a New Hampshire audience member would "get over" cuts to Social Security payments as a result of his reform plan -- and the left is already pouncing on the comment.
'Queen of Ivory' arrested
A Chinese woman nicknamed the "Queen of Ivory" has been arrested in Tanzania and charged with smuggling at least 706 elephant tusks that authorities say are worth about $2.5 million.
N. Korea weapons test 'likely'
The U.S. "sees indications" that North Korea is "likely preparing" for some type of weapons test in association with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers Party on October 10, a U.S. official told CNN.
The world's 50 best bars are ...
It's a great feeling to know that whichever corner of the world you find yourself in, from Melbourne to Cyprus to Puerto Rico, there might be a classy bar nearby capable of serving up a perfectly executed drink.
France train hero stabbed again
A U.S. airman who was injured while helping thwart an attack on a train in France two months ago has been stabbed in northern California, a U.S. defense official speaking on condition of anonymity said Thursday.
Why this train went off the tracks
The Federal Railroad Administration on Friday blamed a broken rail for a fiery train derailment in West Virginia that burned for days and forced massive evacuations.
3-day weekends boost health
A glorious three-day weekend has arrived for (most) "knowledge workers," that euphemistic term for those of us who spend our days hunched over a keyboard, eyes locked for hours at a time on the screen ahead.
Trio of suicides leaves Alaska village in grief
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Native village on Alaska's western coast is reeling from back-to-back suicides of three young adults — with each subsequent death influenced by the preceding one.
Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed l