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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GOP and Democrats bond on prisons

GOP and Democrats bond on prisons


GOP and Democrats bond on prisons

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:37 AM PDT

You may not have noticed it, but in the midst of all the usual finger-pointing and polarization, a bit of actual problem-solving is underway in American politics.

Rip off veil hiding corporate criminals

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 07:37 AM PDT

Charmian Gooch, the anti-corruption crusader who co-founded Global Witness, called Tuesday night for action to lift the veil on who owns corporations around the world. She made that wish as she accepted the $1 million TED Prize at the TED2014 conference.

Expert: Only pilots could alter route

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 11:03 AM PDT

The change in route for the 777 was initiated in the plane's computers before the cockpit signed off with air traffic control, a source says.

U.S. official: Focus search to south

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 08:22 AM PDT

Malaysian authorities say they have received background information from all countries with passengers aboard the plane except Russia and Ukraine.

Shouts, chaos as families protest

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 07:52 AM PDT

A protest turned into a chaotic scene Wednesday, a sign that patience is fraying among the relatives of the passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Opinion: Why we're so obsessed

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 11:07 AM PDT

Why aren't we so obsessed with news stories other than Flight 370? Sally Kohn says the vanished plane combines several gripping story lines and our own panic and fears.

Testing the hero pilot theory

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 05:51 AM PDT

Slate aviation journalist Jeff Wise doesn't buy the hero pilot theory put forth by Wired and here's why.

See how she flips off her tribe

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:46 AM PDT

A woman builds a 10-foot statue of a hand giving the middle finger to express frustration with her tribal administration.

Teen offered 150 scholarships

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:46 AM PDT

A student who not only plays football but also nine instruments has been offered 150 college scholarships for his talent.

Sleep loss may cause brain damage

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 01:44 AM PDT

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend?

Armed men storm Ukrainian navy HQ

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 07:24 AM PDT

"They are everywhere here. They surround us. They threaten us," a navy staffer in the Crimean port of Sevastopol says, adding that she is sure that Russian security forces were involved in the attack.

Dangling tot falls from 3rd floor

Posted: 18 Mar 2014 04:51 PM PDT

It's the stuff you might expect only to see on TV or in movies -- the upbeat kind with happy endings. Thankfully, that is just what happened in Burbank, California -- the Southern California city that's home to Warner Brothers, Universal and Walt Disney studios -- as a toddler fell from three stories up into a stranger's arms and onto a box spring mattress.

'Baby hatch' overwhelmed in China city

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 04:41 AM PDT

One of China's controversial "baby hatches" has been forced to shut down, at least temporarily. The facility in the southern city of Guangzhou opened in January but has been overwhelmed with abandoned infants, forcing a suspension of services.

Clues to McCann case in assaults?

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 11:14 AM PDT

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are looking for a man who assaulted five other young British girls on holiday in Portugal, London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday.

Pistorius could testify next week

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:44 AM PDT

As the Oscar Pistorius trial adjourns till Monday, a CNN legal analyst explains where the defense and prosecution stand.

Was Pistorius wearing prostheses?

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:42 AM PDT

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is set to hear whether the amputee sprinter was on his prosthetic legs or not on Wednesday, as a police ballistics expert takes the stand.

'No 1. underwear model' is ...

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 03:24 AM PDT

A look inside homes of top architects

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:45 AM PDT

From Zaha Hadid to Mario Bellini, take a tour inside eight starchitects' homes

Muppets quiz: Which one are you?

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:20 AM PDT

Crime Stopper eats evidence in court

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:35 AM PDT

The Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers director was sentenced to jail on a contempt of court charge after eating paper in court.

See truck go airborne in dramatic crash

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 03:48 AM PDT

Dramatic dashcam video shows an airborne pick-up truck nearly hit two deputies and a state trooper on an Iowa interstate.

Steve-O jumps off San Antonio bridge

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 03:48 AM PDT

Stuntman Steve-O dangerously jumped off a bridge at the San Antonio River Walk into water only four feet deep.

Artist puts strangers into $250K paintings

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 08:53 AM PDT

Kehinde Wiley has risen to the top of the art world by putting a radical twist on renaissance paintings.

Lessons from a Chicago ex-gangster

Posted: 18 Mar 2014 05:32 PM PDT

Is it possible to transform a violent gang into a force for good? Lonza "Batman" Harris Jr. talks about why he joined one of Chicago's most violent gangs and his "hidden agenda" to change the Gangster Disciples from within.

Ukrainian Navy HQ stormed, flags replaced

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 03:42 AM PDT

"They are everywhere here. They surround us. They threaten us," a navy staffer in the Crimean port of Sevastopol says, adding that she is sure that Russian security forces were involved.

Lessons from a Chicago ex-gangster

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:48 AM PDT

Is it possible to transform a gang into a force for good? Lonza "Batman" Harris Jr. joined one of Chicago's most violent gangs to change it from within.

Putting a face on Chicago's dead

Posted: 18 Mar 2014 04:49 PM PDT

Reporter goes door-to-door to tell the story of Chicago's murder victims. Watch 'Chicagoland' Thursdays at 10pE on CNN.

Teen goes from streets to college

Posted: 11 Mar 2014 05:09 PM PDT

CNN has a new original series called "Chicagoland." Here's one high school student who's making a change for the better.

Flight 370

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 02:17 AM PDT

A wide search. And a ticking clock.

Ukraine

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 02:03 AM PDT

A day after Russia claimed Crimea as its own, there are signs the uneasy standoff between pro-Russian and Ukrainian forces could ignite into bloody conflict.

Child rescued

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 08:16 AM PDT

It's the stuff you might expect only to see on TV or in movies -- the upbeat kind with happy endings.

'Baby hatch'

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 08:16 AM PDT

One of China's controversial "baby hatches" has been forced to shut down, at least temporarily. The facility in the southern city of Guangzhou opened in January but has been overwhelmed with abandoned infants, forcing a suspension of services.

Pistorius trial

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 09:42 AM PDT

Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, was crouched on a magazine rack in a defensive position when he fired through a door killing her, a police ballistics expert said Wednesday in the Olympian's murder trial.

Sleep loss

Posted: 19 Mar 2014 08:15 AM PDT

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend?

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