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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ghitis: 5 lessons for a new Cold War

Ghitis: 5 lessons for a new Cold War


Ghitis: 5 lessons for a new Cold War

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:19 AM PST

Russia looks set to slice off a part of Ukraine and keep it for itself.

Is Putin Hitler?

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:17 AM PST

It's called Godwin's law. The longer a debate rages, the greater the likelihood that someone will compare someone else to Hitler.

L.A. gang members fighting in Syria?

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 04:54 AM PST

Two men claiming to be Los Angeles-area gang members have posted a video showing them firing rifles in Syria's civil war, apparently fighting on behalf of President al-Assad's regime.

Marine Corps trailblazer dies at 88

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 04:40 AM PST

Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee, the first Asian-American U.S. Marine Corps officer, rose through the ranks beginning his career from World War II to the Vietnam War.

Katy Perry plays weather girl

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:10 AM PST

Cloudy with a chance of pop star. Katy Perry does the weather. Jeanne Moos reports it's raining celeb forecasters.

Crimea votes to rejoin Russia

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:14 AM PST

Crimea's parliament wants to go back to Russia, but a Ukraine official calls it "an illegitimate decision."

Russia TV anchor quits on air

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 01:34 AM PST

State-funded Russia Today "is not about the truth; it's about promoting a Putinist agenda," the American told CNN.

'After newscast, I'm resigning'

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 07:16 AM PST

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with Former Russia Today America anchor Liz Wahl about resigning on live television.

U.N. envoy held at gunpoint

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 01:24 AM PST

Robert Serry says he hopes his experience "serves as a reminder to all how dangerous the situation has become."

Opinion: GOP's hypocrisy hurts U.S.

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:06 AM PST

While hosting CNN's Crossfire this week, I said: "Republicans are practically cheering for Vladimir Putin today. He's given them a new excuse to bash President Obama."

How did Angie Harmon end up nude?

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 08:22 AM PST

Conan shares a picture Angie Harmon tweeted out in which she somehow tripped and fell and lost her clothes.

Pistorius trial gets grisly

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 06:15 AM PST

Track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Thursday, the fourth day of his murder trial, as a neighbor described the grisly scenes when he tried to save the athlete's mortally wounded girlfriend after a fatal shooting on Valentine's Day 2013.

Pistorius cries, gags in court

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 08:24 AM PST

Oscar Pistorius gags and covers his ears during the graphic testimony of a witness describing Reeva Steenkamp's injuries.

'Upskirt' photos are legal, court rules

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 07:03 AM PST

Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing -- a practice known as "upskirting" -- prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law.

Mom drives van, 3 kids into waves

Posted: 05 Mar 2014 07:30 PM PST

The Florida mother who drove a minivan with her three children inside into the ocean off Daytona Beach was to be given a mental health evaluation, a spokesman for the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

Rescuer: Mom had blank stare

Posted: 05 Mar 2014 07:59 PM PST

Piers Morgan talks to Tim Tesseneer and Stacy Robinson about rescuing children from a van that drove into the ocean.

Medical weed: 20 states and growing

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 08:52 AM PST

With 20 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana, and others weighing its medicinal or recreational use, advocates of looser laws on weed appear to have the advantage.

S. Korea: Jet went through rocket path

Posted: 05 Mar 2014 08:14 PM PST

A Chinese passenger jet with more than 200 people on board flew through the trajectory of a North Korean rocket that had been fired minutes earlier, the South Korean government said.

'Frozen' Niagara Falls tricks tourists

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 08:20 AM PST

Tourists visiting Niagara Falls were disappointed to find the rapids were not completely frozen. WGRZ reports.

Boy sees fave team before going blind

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:06 AM PST

A boy travels halfway around the world to see his favorite basketball team before going blind due to an eye disease.

African savannah as you've never seen it

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 02:27 AM PST

A photographer took to an ultra-light aircraft to capture Botswana's savannah from above. The results are amazing.

10 record-setting natural wonders

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 07:54 AM PST

The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Here are 10 record-setting sites.

Funny or Die: 'The Black Bachelor'

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 03:43 AM PST

This season of "The Bachelor" was over after one episode. See why. Watch more at http://www.funnyordie.com.

Healthy junk-food fakes

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:15 AM PST

Like most people, I enjoy a love/hate relationship with junk food. I love it (in almost all forms), but it invariably hates me right back with a bunch of undesirable side effects, like tight jeans, lethargy and an overall feeling of ickiness. High-fat, high-calorie foods are okay as an occasional indulgence, but certainly shouldn't be the star of a daily diet. If you have a hankering for junk food, don't give in to the craving until you check out these cool, creative and low-cal recipes for everything from pizza to -- gasp -- hot dogs!

Is this the world's best factory tour?

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 02:15 AM PST

It's like a scene out of "The Terminator."

Weed makes gains

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 06:53 AM PST

With 20 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana, and others weighing its medicinal or recreational use, advocates of looser laws on weed appear to have the advantage.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Guns and shouting in focus

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 05:12 AM PST

Lawyers battling over whether world-famous track star Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend on purpose or by mistake returned Thursday to the fatal events of Valentine's Day 2013, when Pistorius fired four bullets through a closed bathroom door at Reeva Steenkamp.

'The parent of hundreds of kids'

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 08:36 AM PST

Chicago high school principal Liz Dozier has quelled regular gang fights, but there's still a risk that gang warfare could erupt.

7 things you need to know

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 08:31 AM PST

In the pilot episode of "Gilmore Girls," 16-year-old Rory meets her soon-to-be boyfriend, Dean, the new kid in town. Dean tells Rory that he has moved there from Chicago.

Schoolkid takes on mayor

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 08:38 AM PST

9-yr-old Asean Johnson speaks out against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school shutdown proposal. See Chicagoland on 3/6

Fighting for a safer city

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 10:15 PM PST

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the city's gun violence is bad but getting better. Watch 3/6 at 10p ET

Ukraine

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 12:17 AM PST

Russia's foreign minister criticized the actions of NATO and a regional security bloc Thursday, as the diplomatic wrangling over how to end the tense standoff in Ukraine continues.

Oscar Pistorius

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 05:12 AM PST

Lawyers battling over whether world-famous track star Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend on purpose or by mistake are set to return Thursday to the fatal events of Valentine's Day 2013, when Pistorius fired four bullets through a closed bathroom door at Reeva Steenkamp.

Driving into ocean

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 09:37 AM PST

Tim Tesseneer was driving along Daytona Beach on Tuesday with his wife when they noticed the minivan driving through shallow water as it headed south.

North Korea

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 05:36 AM PST

A Chinese passenger jet with more than 200 people on board flew through the trajectory of a North Korean rocket that had been fired minutes earlier, the South Korean government said.

General

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 05:37 AM PST

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair -- once one of the U.S. Army's top commanders in Afghanistan and accused of "sodomy ... by force" and other military crimes -- is to set to plead guilty Thursday to some charges but not the most serious levied against him, his lawyer said.

Syria

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 05:36 AM PST

Two men claiming to be Los Angeles-area gang members have posted a video showing them firing rifles in Syria's civil war, apparently fighting on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

'Upskirt' photos

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 12:17 AM PST

Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing -- a practice known as "upskirting" -- prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law.

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