Sunday, March 9, 2014

I was on death row, and innocent

I was on death row, and innocent

I was on death row, and innocent

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 08:23 AM PDT

Edward Lee Elmore's story, which is the focus of the first episode of CNN's documentary series, "Death Row Stories," shows that the capital punishment system does not always get it right. Like Edward, I know this first-hand.

Doctor, LOOK at me

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 07:21 AM PDT

They are six of the most powerful words in the English language:

New leads emerge in hunt for plane

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 08:57 AM PDT

The Vietnamese navy spots debris in the Gulf of Thailand. Meanwhile, Thailand's navy is shifting its search to a new location.

Prepare 'for the worst'

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 07:10 AM PDT

Officials tell family members of the passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane to prepare for the worst.

20 worked for Texas technology firm

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 06:37 AM PDT

The passengers and crew members on the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing Friday hail from 14 countries, according to a manifest released by the airline.

Assange to SXSW: We're all watched

Posted: 08 Mar 2014 02:03 PM PST

From his sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, with roughly a dozen police officers outside, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Saturday that everyone in the world will be just as effectively monitored soon -- at least digitally.

Spelling bee finalists go 90 rounds

Posted: 08 Mar 2014 09:07 PM PST

The d-e-f-i-n-i-t-i-o-n of a good spelling bee may have forever changed in Missouri.

Condom wrappers too racy?

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 05:07 AM PDT

The Boston Public School system has returned thousands of condoms due to the racy slogans printed on them.

U.S. steps up pressure on Russia

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 07:50 AM PDT

Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will fly to the United States this week to discuss the crisis in Crimea, a spokeswoman in his press office said Sunday.

Blood test could predict Alzheimer's

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 11:08 AM PDT

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.

Plane hits parachute

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 10:59 AM PDT

A Cessna collided with a parachute at a small airport in Polk County, Florida, on Saturday.

Reports: Nuns freed by kidnappers

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 07:59 AM PDT

At least a dozen nuns kidnapped in late November from a Greek Orthodox monastery in Syria were freed Sunday, a pro-Syrian government news network and Lebanese state media reported.

Deadly blast rocks checkpoint

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 05:26 AM PDT

A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives killed at least nine people and wounded 50 at a police checkpoint in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, police officials said on Sunday.

Families to demand U.S. entry

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 03:57 AM PDT

Juana Vidal yearns to reunite with her undocumented immigrant son and his family, but she fears the stakes involved.

Budgets on the line over LGBT books

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 03:54 AM PDT

Some state legislators in South Carolina want to teach a lesson -- to two of the state's public universities.

Fake beauty supply ring busted

Posted: 08 Mar 2014 09:07 PM PST

The counterfeits included everyday health and beauty items such as ChapStick, Johnson's Baby Oil, Vaseline and Always sanitary pads.

SNL and Liam Neeson mock Putin

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 04:46 AM PDT

Saturday Night Live and actor Liam Neeson take on Vladimir Putin.

Libyan leader threatens N. Korean ship

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 04:42 AM PDT

Libya's prime minister threatened Saturday night to bomb a North Korean-flagged ship that had entered a rebel-held oil port, calling the ship's arrival there a "violation of international law."

How to measure the 'Francis effect'

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Not a jot of doctrine has changed in the year since Francis became Pope. But there's more than one way to measure his impact. Just ask some of the faithful in the country's most Catholic city.

What Lohan REALLY thinks of Oprah

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 05:42 AM PDT

Actress Lindsay Lohan talks about her post-rehab reality show produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Bacon 'horrified' by 'Six Degrees'

Posted: 08 Mar 2014 09:12 PM PST

Almost two decades ago, a parlor game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" became an unlikely grass-roots phenomenon among movie buffs and foretold today's social web of online connections.

'A Fat Girl Dancing' video goes viral

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 04:56 AM PDT

A YouTube video titled "Fat Girl Dancing" has gone viral and its creator hopes it can help spread her message.

SNL makeover toughens up Obama

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 06:26 AM PDT

Watch how "Saturday Night Live" skit gives President Obama a "toughness" makeover.

Pippa: My dress 'fit a little too well'

Posted: 08 Mar 2014 11:42 AM PST

Pippa Middleton finally comments on the Alexander McQueen dress she wore to her sister's royal wedding.

Record-setting wonders in the U.S.

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 07:57 AM PDT

Maybe we've been cooped up too much this winter, but now more than ever, the natural wonders of our world are beckoning to us from behind gray computer monitors, buzzing cell phones and the million red brake lights ahead of us on the long commute home.

Is this city too corrupt to survive?

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 10:03 AM PDT

Lawmakers say they found epic corruption in a little Florida town. Now they want to shut the city down.

Speed trap thrived on 'cash register justice'

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 09:58 AM PDT

A look at Hampton, Florida, who some say is possibly the most corrupt town in the US - and how it might be fixed

Malaysia Airlines

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 09:39 AM PDT

Two people who traveled on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight under the passports of an Italian and an Austrian citizen appear to have bought their tickets together.


Posted: 09 Mar 2014 04:18 AM PDT

In some ways, the "Pope Francis effect" doesn't seem very effective at all.


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