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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Is American democracy dead?

Is American democracy dead?


Is American democracy dead?

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 05:03 AM PDT

Julian Zelizer says the power of money is overwhelming the power of average voters to influence government decisions

India's voters won't get fooled again

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 05:11 AM PDT

Ravi Agrawal says mobile technology is hugely important in the India elections, but it's not the only trend to watch

Shocking celebrity splits

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 01:50 AM PDT

Fuzzy guests get frisky on live TV

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 10:37 AM PDT

WBIR brought bunnies on the set for Easter and an awkward moment ensued.

Obama responds to reports about NBA team owner

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 07:11 AM PDT

"The United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation," Obama said.

Will NBA suspend team owner?

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 07:24 AM PDT

Adam Silver has been NBA commissioner for only a few months. A few relatively controversy-free months.

Hear frenzy over 'Magic' Johnson

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 06:39 PM PDT

The alleged recording between team owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend reveals his thoughts on Magic Johnson.

Obama on alleged comments

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 02:47 AM PDT

While in Malaysia, President Obama answers a question regarding Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments.

Surprise! Catcher is soldier dad

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 06:57 AM PDT

Soldier Ian Jones returns from a deployment in Afghanistan and surprises his wife and son at a Fisher Cats game.

Why this 23-year-old has 24 kids

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 08:20 AM PDT

It's a sunny April afternoon at the University of Rwanda College of Education in Kigali. Some students huddle in groups conversing in hushed voices; others hurry between buildings carrying books. Exams begin in a week.

Gold bars found in man's stomach

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 07:02 AM PDT

An India man's apparent attempt to evade taxes by swallowing gold did not have a glittering end. Amir Daftari reports.

Obama: Condolences to MH370 families

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 11:07 PM PDT

President Barack Obama is the first American leader in decades to visit Malaysia, the Asian nation grappling with the mystery of a vanished jetliner.

Pope canonizes 2 'men of courage'

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 06:42 AM PDT

John Paul II and John XXIII share an improbable path to sainthood: They both rose from humble beginnings to lead the Roman Catholic Church.

PLO leader: Holocaust a heinous crime

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 06:51 AM PDT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the Holocaust the most heinous crime in modern human history, his office said in a statement Sunday.

Israeli PM: Hamas denies Holocaust

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 07:47 AM PDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel won't participate in peace talks that include Hamas.

Israeli PM to Abbas: Ditch Hamas

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 07:12 AM PDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel cannot negotiate with the government of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas while it is backed by Hamas.

S. Korean PM resigns over ferry disaster

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 12:20 AM PDT

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won said on national television that "the government took inadequate measures and disappointed the public" after the ferry sank.

Did police cam help solve crime?

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 02:18 PM PDT

CNN's Michael Smerconish talks about how controversial police surveillance technology may have helped solve a crime.

Militants in Ukraine parade 'POWs'

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 08:23 AM PDT

[Breaking news update, 2:15 a.m. Sunday]

Damages from tornadoes

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 10:26 PM PDT

A strong storm system could bring more severe weather -- including tornadoes, damaging winds and hail -- to much of the country this weekend.

Wait, that's on Earth?

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 05:59 AM PDT

Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.

The future Mrs. Clooney?

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 11:05 AM PDT

George Clooney told Esquire in September he had no "aspirations" to be married with children. That was a month before he was seen with Amal Alamuddin in October.

Is this the world's meanest tradition?

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 06:07 PM PDT

This 'Housewives' fight leads to arrest

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 10:36 AM PDT

Two cast members from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" get into a fight during the reunion episode.

Travel photos you wish you took

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 11:21 AM PDT

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at CNN iReport!

From popes to saints

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 05:20 AM PDT

John Paul II and John XXIII share an improbable path to sainthood: they both rose from humble beginnings to lead the Roman Catholic Church.

Obama responds to alleged racist comments by Clippers' Don Sterling

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 12:35 AM PDT

The racism controversy embroiling Don Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has reached half way around the world to Malaysia, where President Obama is on a diplomatic mission to Asia Pacific nations.

'The government took inadequate measures'

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 11:39 PM PDT

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won said on national television that "the government took inadequate measures and disappointed the public" after the ferry sank.

Racist remarks

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 03:46 AM PDT

The racism controversy embroiling Don Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has reached half way around the world to Malaysia, where President Obama is on a diplomatic mission to Asia Pacific nations.

Popes canonized

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 05:20 AM PDT

John XXIII and John Paul II were canonized Sunday by Pope Francis in an unprecedented ceremony witnessed by huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.

Flight 370

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 11:07 PM PDT

President Barack Obama is the first American leader in decades to visit Malaysia, the Asian nation grappling with the mystery of a vanished jetliner.

Ukraine

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 11:32 PM PDT

[Breaking news update, 2:15 a.m. Sunday]

South Korean ferry

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 10:21 PM PDT

South Korea's Prime Minister announced his resignation Sunday morning, taking responsibility for the slow initial response to a ferry's sinking that has left nearly 200 dead with scores more still missing.

George Clooney

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 07:40 AM PDT

South Africa's historic election

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 03:26 PM PDT

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