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Friday, April 18, 2014

Are college students learning?

Are college students learning?


Are college students learning?

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 07:00 AM PDT

Ben Wildavsky: If you want to know how U.S. schoolchildren are performing, you don't have to look far. But we need a way to know how much college students are learning.

Ukraine crisis could pull U.S. to war

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 10:12 AM PDT

Graham Allison says if an unchecked and emboldened Russia foments conflict in a nation like Latvia, a NATO member with a Russian speaking population, the West would have to defend it.

Comic Yakov Smirnoff on Ukraine

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 07:44 AM PDT

Comic Yakov Smirnoff talks about growing up in Ukraine, and how he sees the current political situation in his homeland.

New gun control push not enough

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 10:10 AM PDT

Jill Koyama says Michael Bloomberg is right to tackle gun violence, but we need to go beyond piecemeal state legislation.

Official: Captain initially not at helm

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:24 AM PDT

Compounding the tragedy, a high school vice principal who was rescued from the ferry was found hanging from a tree, police said.

Sinking ferry, traffic control transcript

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 08:12 AM PDT

The following is a transcript of communication between the sinking South Korean ferry Sewol and the local maritime traffic control, Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center.

Wracked by guilt, full of gratitude

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 05:40 AM PDT

Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with survivor's guilt.

Seaborne cranes called in

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 01:22 AM PDT

With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts and frustrated, angry relatives accosting officials at Jindo port, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.

Chances of survival

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 02:59 AM PDT

As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning their slim hopes on floundering air pockets in the capsized South Korean ferry.

Inside a ship simulator

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 02:34 AM PDT

Randy Kaye goes inside a ship simulator to examine what happened right before the South Korean ferry capsized.

See Rosie O'Donnell's 50-lb. weight loss

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:48 AM PDT

Rosie O'Donnell will be sporting a new look when she returns to "The View" in May.

Has smartphone innovation stalled?

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 10:19 AM PDT

Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.

World loses 'astonishing' novelist

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 05:57 AM PDT

The influential author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," is widely credited with helping to popularize the magical realism genre.

5 myths about the Ebola virus

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Reporting from Guinea, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains some common misconceptions of one of the world's most deadly viruses.

Facebook offers friend-tracking feature

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:46 AM PDT

Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.

Is Charles Barkley leaving TNT?

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Much to the amusement of his co-hosts, CNN's Rachel Nichols addresses Charles Barkley's desire to be an NBA executive.

Wife accuses 'Scandal' actor of violence

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 11:59 AM PDT

Columbus Short's wife swears the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill her and himself with a knife last week.

Bear attack: 'She's bleeding hard!'

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 08:45 AM PDT

A Florida woman is recovering after being attacked by a bear that walked into her garage. Hear the 911 call.

Drone finds 1,000-year-old village

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 02:27 PM PDT

Archaeologists used a drone to peer through the dry New Mexican desert to find this hidden treasure. KRQE has more.

Kansas City shootings: 18 felony counts

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 11:22 AM PDT

For the last few weeks, Marisol Sanchez took pains to drive miles out of her way to avoid highways in the Kansas City area.

7.2 magnitude quake hits Mexico

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 11:22 AM PDT

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Friday morning in southern Mexico's Guerrero state, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Undersea drone scans for Flight 370

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 11:04 PM PDT

An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.

How hard is it to find a black box?

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 03:26 PM PDT

CNN's Martin Savidge shows how difficult it is to locate a black box from just 50 feet underwater.

12 killed in Mount Everest avalanche

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:06 AM PDT

A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by the avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according an official. The avalanche took place just above base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall.

Ukraine-Russia deal met with defiance

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 05:07 AM PDT

Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the West may have agreed to steps to easing the crisis in Ukraine -- but Friday will be the first test of whether those words will translate into action.

Frat closes chapter after racial incident

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 03:59 AM PDT

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has closed its chapter at the University of Mississippi after three of its members were suspected of tying a noose around the neck of a campus statue of civil rights icon James Meredith.

48 killed in attack on U.N. base

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 07:18 AM PDT

Heavily armed militants on Thursday attacked a U.N. peacekeepers' base that was sheltering civilians in South Sudan, killing at least 48 people and seriously injuring dozens of others, a U.N. spokesman in the country said Friday.

911 caller's spouse faces murder count

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:32 AM PDT

A Denver man accused of killing his wife as she called 911 will face a first-degree murder charge, the Denver District Attorney's Office said Friday.

Easter egg hunt reveals dead body

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 04:58 AM PDT

A Tennessee woman helping her son hunt for Easter eggs makes a startling discovery in her own backyard. WBIR reports.

Polygamist Warren Jeffs' ranch seized

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 04:15 AM PDT

Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday.

Watch Chelsea announce pregnancy

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 02:11 PM PDT

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announces she is expecting her first child this year at an event in New York.

Watch cat leap out of burning building

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 06:29 PM PDT

Cat flies out window, kitties get shipped. Jeanne Moos reports on felines with one less of their nine lives to live.

The scary side of the Easter Bunny

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 06:00 AM PDT

Funny or Die looks at the best stuff on the internet. You're welcome. For more go to funnyordie.com.

The week in 33 photos

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 07:16 AM PDT

Judge explodes: 'I hope you die'

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:02 AM PDT

A convicted killer interrupts a relative of the victim during sentencing, prompting a Michigan judge to erupt in court.

'Orphan Black': Best TV you don't watch

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 10:15 AM PDT

If fans thought season one of "Orphan Black" was mysterious, get ready to spiral deeper down the rabbit hole for a second season. The show returns this Saturday April 19 on BBC America.

National parks free this weekend

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 06:57 AM PDT

Looking for something free to do this weekend? Check out a national park.

Want to live forever? They may know how

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:03 AM PDT

Morgan Spurlock dives into the world of "futurism," and sees if its possible to live forever

Oh, no! Sandshrew is missing!

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 07:33 AM PDT

Bad news, guys: The pangolin we adopted is missing.

Weight loss not just shedding pounds

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 07:59 AM PDT

Sure, Mike Wilber had pounds to lose. But he also had some heavy emotions weighing him down.

Saudi Arabia to build tallest building ever

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 10:05 PM PDT

Work will likely start on the Kingdom Tower next week. When it's finished, it will stand 3,280 feet tall -- 558 feet taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 08:44 AM PDT

Maybe you think of the Rat Pack, showgirls, mobsters and martinis. Or perhaps it's bachelorettes and bros on a bender. But there's much more to the city.

9 people dead in Mount Everest avalanche

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 12:27 AM PDT

A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by the avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according an official. The avalanche took place just above base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall.

Arrest made in Kansas City road shootings

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 07:18 PM PDT

Local and federal authorities have been trying to find out who is behind some 20 shootings on major highways and roads around the city since March 8. Three people have been wounded.

10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 08:44 AM PDT

Maybe you think of the Rat Pack, showgirls, mobsters and martinis. Or perhaps it's bachelorettes and bros on a bender. But there's much more to the city.

Behind scenes

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Ferry sinks

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 09:24 AM PDT

As divers raced to reach hundreds of people believed to be inside a sunken ferry boat, the death toll from the disaster rose to 28 Friday.

Flight 370

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 12:17 AM PDT

An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.

Mount Everest

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 12:17 AM PDT

Nine Sherpa guides were killed and three others were seriously injured Friday after a high-altitude avalanche on Mt. Everest, officials said.

Iran

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 02:42 AM PDT

The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.

Kepler-186f

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 05:30 AM PDT

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.

The week in 33 photos

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 03:41 AM PDT

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