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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Blue Angels are back

The Blue Angels are back


The Blue Angels are back

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 06:30 AM PDT

Clipped wings no more, the Blue Angels are soaring again. The blue and gold jets are returning to the sky after being grounded much of last year because of forced spending cuts.

Must-reads on wildlife trade

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 12:12 PM PDT

The illegal trade in animals is emptying ecosystems and pushing rare species toward extinction. I know this is a topic you care deeply about, because 13,276 of you voted for me to cover wildlife trafficking as part of CNN's Change the List effort

Hit Uganda where it hurts

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 12:12 PM PDT

Harry Belafonte and Mathilde Krim say Uganda's anti-law sends a population at high risk for HIV/AIDS into the shadows; the U.S. must show its disapproval by redirecting funds

Putin's Orwellian theft of Crimea

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:15 AM PDT

Frida Ghitis says the spectacle of Russia swallowing pieces of a neighboring country while claiming to defend its people would make George Orwell grimace with recognition.

How to survive on Mars

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 07:04 AM PDT

Andy Weir, an amateur writer, hit the big time with his tale of an astronaut who struggles to stay alive after he's left behind by a manned mission to Mars

Third person dies after SXSW collisions

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 12:04 PM PDT

Rashad Owens, charged with capital murder after allegedly driving through a crowd at Austin, Texas' South by Southwest festival, could see more charges after a third person died.

Mayors skip parades in LGBT stand

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 12:06 PM PDT

The mayors of New York and Boston have opted out of marching in their cities' St. Patrick's Day parades, in what they call a show of support for gay groups that have historically been excluded from the events.

From near death to Paralympics

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:18 AM PDT

When Cathy Sarubbi's first child was born, she could have never imagined the girl would grow up to become a U.S. Paralympian who competed in Vancouver and trained for Sochi. She couldn't dream of anything for her daughter because she didn't know if the baby would even live through the night.

Mayors skip parades

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:05 AM PDT

The mayors of New York and Boston have opted out of marching in their cities' St. Patrick's Day parades, in what they call a show of support for gay groups that have historically been excluded from the events.

Plane loses part of wing in flight

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:33 AM PDT

A Delta Air Lines plane lost a panel on one of its wings during a flight from Orlando to Atlanta on Sunday. It landed safely.

Man gets last laugh in obit

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:23 AM PDT

A Delaware man leaves behind his sense of humor in a self-written obituary, which has gone viral on the internet.

Colts owner accused of DUI

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:33 AM PDT

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, police said.

The Blue Angels are back

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 06:30 AM PDT

Clipped wings no more, the Blue Angels are soaring again. The blue and gold jets are returning to the sky after being grounded much of last year because of forced spending cuts.

Earthquake hits L.A. area

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 07:35 AM PDT

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck just west of Los Angeles on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Girls lose both parents within 48 hours

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 11:28 AM PDT

Two Oklahoma sisters lost both their mother and father in a devastating 48 hour period. CNN affiliate KFOR reports.

Judge OKs plea deal in brigadier general's court-martial

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 10:34 AM PDT

A military judge has accepted a plea deal that drops the most serious charges against a brigadier general -- formerly one of the top Army commanders in Afghanistan -- who'd been accused of sexual assault, a Fort Bragg spokeswoman told CNN on Monday.

Man gets last laugh in self-written obit

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:32 AM PDT

A Delaware man leaves behind his sense of humor in a self-written obituary, which has gone viral on the internet.

'Amateurism is a myth': Lawsuit demands pay for college athletes

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 12:38 PM PDT

Calling the NCAA and five of the major athletic conferences a "cartel," an attorney representing four college athletes filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA on Monday, saying it was "illegally restraining competition for the services of players."

Wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise Army husband

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 04:07 AM PDT

When her husband, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty Shaffer decided she wanted to get in shape.

Plane loses part of wing during flight

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 07:34 AM PDT

A Delta Air Lines plane lost a panel on one of its wings during a flight from Orlando to Atlanta on Sunday. It landed safely.

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