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Friday, April 11, 2014

Why we're still running for Boston

Why we're still running for Boston


Why we're still running for Boston

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 08:58 AM PDT

I was about halfway through the marathon when I saw the man with the plastic pink flamingo. Like me, he was jogging down a highway in coastal North Carolina. Unlike me, he had a beanie -- yes, with propeller -- perched on his head.

Colbert is taking a big risk

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 06:45 AM PDT

Only a week after David Letterman surprised viewers with his on-air vow to step down from late-night TV in 2015, CBS moved with stunning speed to anoint and announce his replacement: Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.

He inspired the Boston bombings

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 07:58 AM PDT

One year after the Boston Marathon bombings and almost three years after his death in a CIA drone strike in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki, the New Mexico-born American cleric who was an operational leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, continues to be a major influence on violent jihadist extremists in the United States.

Search narrows

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 08:17 AM PDT

Tony Abbott said searchers think they "know the position of the black box flight recorder to within some kilometers."

Flight 370: What we know now

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 06:56 AM PDT

New information emerged Friday in the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and, with it, new questions:

Listening for ping: Water plays tricks

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 04:36 AM PDT

Put an ear in the water and listen carefully. If you're a searcher in pursuit of the pinger locators of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the answers to those questions are crucial.

Why no debris?

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 05:48 AM PDT

Could it all have sunk?

Replicating dramatic altitude drop

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 04:49 AM PDT

CNN's Martin Savidge demonstrates in flight simulator how a dramatic drop in altitude would play out in a 777 cockpit.

Missteps made

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 06:09 AM PDT

Keeping Them Honest: Randi Kaye looks back at the missteps made by Malaysian authorities in the Flight 370 investigation.

What's the real Colbert like?

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 09:52 AM PDT

The real Stephen Colbert is probably someone "Stephen Colbert," the character, would find easy to mock.

See Colbert's tribute to Letterman

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 05:58 AM PDT

Stephen Colbert pays tribute to David Letterman after being named his replacement on the "Late Show."

Lohan & Letterman prank call Oprah

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 07:57 AM PDT

Actress Lindsay Lohan and TV host David Letterman decide to prank call Oprah Winfrey on the "Late Show."

Roseanne Barr sheds pounds

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 09:46 AM PDT

There is less of Roseanne Barr to love these days.

Funny or Die tweaks Coachella

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 09:03 AM PDT

Funny or Die has a little fun with the people who attend Coachella. For more go to funnyordie.com.

Obama names choice to lead HHS

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 09:39 AM PDT

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Pope: Forgive church for sexual abuse

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 06:19 AM PDT

Pope Francis said Friday he feels compelled to "personally ask for forgiveness" for priests who sexually abused children.

Former child bride mutilated

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 04:20 AM PDT

23-year-old Sitara, a former child bride, was sleeping when her husband attacked her, asking for money to fuel his drug habit.

U.S.: No visa for Iran's U.N. envoy

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 10:45 AM PDT

The United States has told Iran it will not issue a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, the Islamic Republic's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, the White House says.

Get ready for the 'blood moon'

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 08:15 AM PDT

Get ready for an unusually beautiful moon to grace the night skies next week. There will be a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday that will turn the moon a luscious reddish orange.

Pistorius accused of hiding the truth

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 06:32 AM PDT

Oscar Pistorius faces another day of relentless cross-examination Friday as the prosecution seeks to pick holes into his account in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

NATO urges Russia to pull back troops

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 10:52 AM PDT

NATO's chief urged Russia on Friday to pull back its troops from its border with Ukraine.

Land Rover unveils vanishing hood

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 07:50 AM PDT

Land Rover unveils a new camera system that projects images of the road onto the front windshield.

6 secrets of Punjab

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 09:53 AM PDT

The Indian state of Punjab doesn't make it to the top of many travel itineraries. Here are 6 reasons why it should.

Behind the scenes

Posted: 09 Apr 2014 03:59 PM PDT

The week in 27 photos

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 07:35 AM PDT

This BMW parked in the WRONG spot

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 07:53 AM PDT

Firemen stuck the hose WHERE? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a BMW's "Backdraft" moment.

How NOT to take Kim Kardashian's photo

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 07:40 AM PDT

Morgan Spurlock chases down Kim Kardashian and other celebs in his attempt to become a paparazzi. Watch Sunday 10pm ET

Kayaker catches rare oarfish sighting

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 03:45 AM PDT

Tourists got an up-close look at a rare oarfish when it swam in shallow waters along a Mexican coastline.

What the late '60s really looked like

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 05:14 AM PDT

As "Mad Men" returns for its seventh season, many viewers will tune in to see what happens next for Don, Peggy, Pete and the other characters of the hit AMC show. Many will also be eager to see the fabulous clothes they wear.

Prom picture makes an epic splash

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 03:45 AM PDT

A prom photo of high school students in Iowa has gone viral after the bridge they posed on collapsed into a creek.

10 dead: Truck rams into bus carrying students

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 04:14 AM PDT

A truck crossed a freeway and slammed into a bus carrying students in Northern California, killing nine people, authorities said. At least 34 people were taken to local hospitals.

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 07:26 PM PDT

Students' journey of hope ends in tragedy

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 07:11 AM PDT

A truck slammed head-on into a bus carrying students in Northern California, killing five students, three chaperones and both drivers, police said.

Both vehicles erupt in flames

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 04:39 AM PDT

A bus carrying high school students crashed and burst into flames on a California highway. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

Flight 370

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 12:24 AM PDT

Hopes that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be found rose and then stalled in a matter of minutes Friday.

Bus crash

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 02:29 AM PDT

A truck crossed a freeway and slammed into a bus carrying students in Northern California, killing nine people, authorities said.

Pope Francis

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 06:13 AM PDT

Pope Francis said Friday he feels compelled to "personally ask for forgiveness" for priests who sexually abused children.

Oscar Pistorius

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 02:41 AM PDT

Oscar Pistorius faces another day of relentless cross-examination Friday as the prosecution seeks to pick holes into his account in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Ranch showdown

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 01:36 AM PDT

A 20-year dispute between a Nevada rancher and federal rangers over illegal cattle grazing erupted into an Old West-style showdown on the open range this week, even prompting self-proclaimed members of militia groups from across the country to join the rancher in fighting what they say is U.S. "tyranny."

The week in 27 photos

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 03:37 AM PDT

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