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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How you too can become a Martian

How you too can become a Martian


How you too can become a Martian

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 10:21 AM PST

I signed up to volunteer for a one-way trip to Mars. Yep, one-way.

For Florida shooter, black= 'threat'

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 10:23 AM PST

In "Stand Your Ground" Florida, Michael Dunn said he felt threatened by a car full of teens playing loud music and pumped about 10 rounds from his 9 mm pistol into their SUV, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis. There were, of course, no return shots, because the teens were unarmed. Dunn is white, and all the teens in the car were black. He didn't bother to call the police afterward.

Rand Paul: Stop NSA while we still can

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:25 AM PST

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.

Huge ice storm glazes the South

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 10:13 AM PST

More than 3,000 flights canceled 188,000 customers without power Storm moving up East Coast

Track the storm

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 04:13 AM PST

Firefighter falls off icy overpass

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 07:47 AM PST

A stranded driver remembers a firefighter who died trying to save his life. WFAA has more.

New normal for winter travel

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:38 AM PST

A Southern storm that the National Weather Service warned could be "catastrophic" has slowed down air travel across the United States.

Why don't we bury the power lines?

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 06:40 AM PST

The majestic trees that line streets across the American South are a beautiful sight most of the year.

See avalanche hit snowmobiler

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:54 AM PST

Cody Strong was snowmobiling in Colorado when he was hit by an avalanche.

Chick-fil-A nixes THIS

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:30 AM PST

A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics.

Brain-dead woman dies after son's birth

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:15 PM PST

A ventilator kept Robyn Benson breathing for weeks so the baby growing inside her could survive.

Teen steals $30k from Walmart

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 04:28 AM PST

Police say a 17-year-old is facing charges after tricking three Oklahoma Walmart stores out of nearly $30,000.

See what it's like to live on Mars

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 07:28 AM PST

Take a trip to the Utah desert and see what life in outer space could look like at the Mars Desert Research Station.

Sneak peek at 'House of Cards'

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:55 AM PST

The second season of "House of Cards" starring Kevin Spacey will launch on Valentine's Day.

Eight Corvettes fall into sinkhole

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:18 AM PST

Eight corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened up beneath a section of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday, said the museum's executive director.

Package bomb kills lawyer

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 06:11 AM PST

Bewildered residents in a rural Tennessee town are grappling with fear and confusion as they try to understand why someone would send a bomb to their 74-year-old neighbor.

Tom Brokaw says he has cancer

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 06:52 AM PST

Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw is being treated for cancer, but doctors are very encouraged with the progress he is making, NBC said Tuesday.

Brokaw's cancer 'very serious'

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 06:16 PM PST

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss Tom Brokaw announcing he has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

Order: Destroy pics of bin Laden's body

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 11:48 PM PST

Days before the instructions by Vice Adm. William McRaven, the conservative activist group Judicial Watch had filed a FOIA request for the photos, according to the group's president.

'Loud music' shooter: I didn't mean to kill

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 04:35 AM PST

Michael Dunn took the stand Tuesday in his trial for murder for opening fire on an SUV full of teenagers following an altercation over loud music.

3,960 laser attacks on U.S. pilots

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 04:26 AM PST

Pulsating light bursts into the cockpit of a plane thousands of feet in the air, filling it with seething brightness, and blinding the pilot and copilot.

Ann Coulter's take on Bill Clinton

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:28 PM PST

Ann Coulter on politics, women, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and partisan hypocrisy

Nanomotors put inside human cells

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 09:26 AM PST

Tiny rocket-shaped metal particles might one day take a wild ride inside your body.

A new look for Twitter?

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 10:20 AM PST

Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.

Meet Westminster's new top dog

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 05:29 AM PST

Sky, a five-year-old Wire Fox Terrier grabbed the "Best in show" title at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Oh my! What's Shia doing now

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 09:25 AM PST

Being famous must mean never having to say you're sorry.

Where is Monica Lewinsky now?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 05:00 PM PST

After many years, Monica Lewinsky is back in the news. CNN's Athena Jones takes a look at where she is now.

Driver fights attacker -- as bus still moves!

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 07:25 AM PST

Some wild video from Wisconsin shows a bus driver and student in a fight on a moving bus.

Camera falls from plane, lands in pigpen

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 04:06 AM PST

A GoPro camera falls out of airplane while its owner is skydiving and lands in a pigpen.

Eyesores or dream for photographers?

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:33 AM PST

Whether through societal disruption, financial crises or just neglect, the world is full of buildings lost to time and the elements. But what fuels the fascination with exploring them?

Superheroes watch brazen smash-n-grab

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 10:10 AM PST

Darth Vader and Superman look on as a man smashes the windows of a police car on Hollywood Boulevard. KTLA reports.

Tallest building: Pay up -- or walk up

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 02:42 AM PST

People living in the Burj Khalifa face having the elevators stopped and the air-conditioning cut.

Soldier stuns mom -- brings pizza, too!

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 03:56 AM PST

A National Guardsman found a creative way to surprise his mother after returning home from deployment overseas.

Child star transformations

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 05:01 AM PST

Inside the minds of babes

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 09:24 AM PST

Dawn Soto often looks at her toddler's expressive face and tries to decipher his inner monologue. She wonders, "What goes through their little minds with all these new experiences?"

Do babies know right from wrong?

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 09:09 AM PST

As someone who studies the morality of babies, I am sometimes asked "Are we naturally good or naturally evil?" My answer is yes.

Video quiz: Do babies see good and evil?

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 03:52 AM PST

Can you predict the results of three tests aimed at finding out whether babies can recognize good and evil?

CNN anchors as babies

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 06:39 AM PST

Sochi: Paradise lost or paradise found?

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 02:14 AM PST

More than $50 billion has been spent in reshaping Sochi for the Winter Olympics, in the process bringing traffic gridlock, a decline in tourism and environmental destruction.

Skier's topless photos cause stir

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 08:30 AM PST

Like most skiers in Sochi, Jacky Chamoun had hoped to cause a stir on the slopes rather than off them.

Corvette museum

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 10:21 AM PST

Eight Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened up beneath a section of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday.

Winter storm

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 12:12 AM PST

The coming hours will tell the story across the Southeast. But no one knows yet if the long-anticipated winter storm will live up to the hype.

Bin Laden

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 11:53 PM PST

Within two weeks of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the head of U.S. special forces issued orders that all photos of the body be either turned in or destroyed, a newly released document shows.

Loud-music killing

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 11:54 PM PST

Michael Dunn concedes it doesn't make sense he never called police after fatally shooting a teenager at a Jacksonville, Florida, gas station, but said Tuesday he wasn't in a rational state of mind -- not immediately after the killing, not hours later, not the next day when police questioned him.

Mail bomb

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 06:11 AM PST

Bewildered residents in rural Tennessee are grappling with fear and confusion as they try to understand why someone would send a bomb to their neighbor.

Tom Brokaw

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 04:24 AM PST

Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw is being treated for cancer, but doctors are very encouraged with the progress he is making, NBC said Tuesday.

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