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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Memo to Modi: How to reboot India

Memo to Modi: How to reboot India


Memo to Modi: How to reboot India

Posted: 18 May 2014 05:02 AM PDT

He hasn't even been sworn in, yet India's next Prime Minister has already changed the world's biggest democracy. Narendra Modi's stunning, crushing victory at the polls this week reverses a trend that was beginning to define India -- the localization of politics.

What will happen if the bees disappear?

Posted: 17 May 2014 03:18 PM PDT

Bees pollinate 70% of the food we eat, and they're dying at frightening rates. Marla Spivak details ways we can help them survive.

World's oldest sperm is huge

Posted: 16 May 2014 12:08 PM PDT

Brace yourselves, because this story is about sperm and poop.

Dozens have died in the Balkans

Posted: 18 May 2014 10:49 AM PDT

Water in some places was chest-high as rescuers shouted up to people in buildings who were stranded. One woman lowered a bucket, and a worker put a loaf of bread in it.

See devastation from flooding

Posted: 18 May 2014 09:37 AM PDT

Thousands are suffering from the deadly flooding across Serbia.

Record flooding in Balkans

Posted: 18 May 2014 10:21 AM PDT

Missing woman killed, then put in lake

Posted: 17 May 2014 05:47 PM PDT

The 87-year-old Georgia woman found dead in a Georgia lake didn't succumb from drowning, but rather from "blunt impact injury to the head," a coroner said Saturday.

'Game of Thrones' author digs DOS

Posted: 18 May 2014 05:22 AM PDT

R. R. Martin,author of 'Game of Thrones', explains how he writes his novels.

Roommates find WHAT in couch?

Posted: 18 May 2014 05:12 AM PDT

Three roommates in New York were shocked to find $41,000 in a couch they bought from Salvation Army.

12-foot python found where?

Posted: 17 May 2014 01:47 PM PDT

A Texas woman was shocked to find a 12-foot python in her bathroom after a nearby resident lost it two months prior.

'Serious accident' in North Korea

Posted: 18 May 2014 03:22 AM PDT

An apartment building in the North Korean capital collapsed in what state media described as a "serious accident" that caused an unspecified number of casualties.

China evacuates citizens from Vietnam

Posted: 18 May 2014 07:00 AM PDT

Ships were being sent to evacuate more than 3,000 Chinese after violence by rioters outraged that Beijing sent an oil rig into the South China Sea, which both countries claim.

16 detained in Turkish mine disaster

Posted: 18 May 2014 10:20 AM PDT

Turkish authorities have issued orders to arrest 18 people, including managers from the company operating a coal mine where 301 miners were killed in a fire last week, Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported Sunday.

Picture of wife shakes up political fight

Posted: 18 May 2014 04:45 AM PDT

The arrest of a man who allegedly obtained an image of a senator's bedridden wife has shaken up an already intense Republican primary battle in Mississippi.

'SNL' takes on Solange, Jay Z fight

Posted: 18 May 2014 04:14 AM PDT

"Jay Z" and "Solange" take a moment to clear the record and play back their infamous elevator brawl with new audio.

The air assault on California fires

Posted: 18 May 2014 06:51 AM PDT

Marine helicopters help fight California wildfires, as CNN's Indra Petersons reports.

Race raises Triple Crown hopes

Posted: 18 May 2014 08:01 AM PDT

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, hailed as a modern-day Seabiscuit, won the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore Saturday with a burst at the finish -- moving a step closer to the illustrious and elusive Triple Crown.

CDC: MERS case transmitted in U.S.

Posted: 17 May 2014 03:41 PM PDT

The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome transmitted within the United States has been identified in an Illinois man through evidence of "an apparent past MERS-CoV infection," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

NFL's Saints sign paralyzed player

Posted: 17 May 2014 02:37 PM PDT

The NFL's New Orleans Saints sign paralyzed football safety Devon Walker hours before his college graduation.

NYT publisher details editor's firing

Posted: 18 May 2014 05:53 AM PDT

On Wednesday, when New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. told his staff that he had dismissed executive editor Jill Abramson, he cited an "issue with management in the newsroom" and said he wouldn't get into the details.

Big predator

Posted: 17 May 2014 08:29 PM PDT

At about 33 feet long, weighing 4 to 5 tons and baring large blade-shaped teeth, the dinosaur Torvosaurus gurneyi was a formidable creature.

Massive dinosaur fossils unearthed

Posted: 18 May 2014 10:40 AM PDT

As long as two semitrailer trucks. Weighing as much as 14 elephants. These herbivores, dating back 95 million years, may be the largest dinosaurs to walk the Earth.

Beyonce, Jay Z release minimovie

Posted: 18 May 2014 08:59 AM PDT

Jay Z and Beyonce continue to be full of surprises.

'SNL' takes on Kimye's wedding

Posted: 18 May 2014 06:18 AM PDT

"Saturday Night Live" spoofs the upcoming wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kayne West.

They catch shark, get big surprise

Posted: 18 May 2014 06:46 AM PDT

A group of fishermen discover a wounded pregnant shark and begin pulling pups from her and putting them in the ocean.

Her parents said WHAT?!?

Posted: 18 May 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Actress Melissa Rauch's family kept using a dirty phrase until a little visit to "Urban Dictionary" cleared things up.

Meet real-life UFO hunters

Posted: 18 May 2014 08:49 AM PDT

Morgan Spurlock investigates UFO history and research. For more, tune in Sunday, 10pm EST.

Severely beaten Detroit driver discharged after 6 weeks

Posted: 18 May 2014 10:23 AM PDT

A 54-year-old Michigan tree trimmer -- beaten nearly to death after going to the aid of a child he accidentally struck with his vehicle -- is home after spending more than six weeks in a hospital and rehabilitation center.

Meet the Titanosaurs

Posted: 18 May 2014 04:37 AM PDT

At about 130 feet long and 180,000 pounds each, these herbivores, which date back 95 million years, may be the largest dinosaurs to grace the Earth.

California Chrome wins Preakness

Posted: 17 May 2014 10:05 PM PDT

With the Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories, if California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes next month in New York, he'll be the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to achieve the ultimate feat in thoroughbred racing.

Meet the Titanosaurs

Posted: 18 May 2014 09:15 AM PDT

As long as two semitrailer trucks. Weighing as much as 14 elephants. These herbivores, dating back 95 million years, may be the largest dinosaurs to walk the Earth.

Giant dinosaur unearthed in Argentina

Posted: 18 May 2014 02:00 AM PDT

Itsy bitsy dinosaur was T. rex cousin

Posted: 18 May 2014 02:01 AM PDT

Everyone is familiar with Tyrannosaurus rex, but humanity is only now meeting its much smaller Arctic cousin.

Biggest predator ever to stalk Europe

Posted: 18 May 2014 02:02 AM PDT

At about 33 feet long, weighing 4 to 5 tons and baring large blade-shaped teeth, the dinosaur Torvosaurus gurneyi was a formidable creature.

Saudi discovery

Posted: 18 May 2014 02:01 AM PDT

For palaeontologists, the Middle East has long proven a bit of a blind spot.

Sites in Americas

Posted: 17 May 2014 08:37 PM PDT

When European explorers were planting their flags all over North and South America, they referred to the territory as the "New World." That was a misnomer. For while the Americas might have been "new" to the Europeans, they weren't new on the world timeline.

Severely beaten driver is back home

Posted: 18 May 2014 10:37 AM PDT

A 54-year-old Michigan tree trimmer -- pummeled nearly to death after going to the aid of a child he accidentally struck with his vehicle -- is released after spending more than six weeks in a hospital and rehabilitation center.

Detroit driver's assault driven by race?

Posted: 18 May 2014 10:28 AM PDT

Police say a man is beaten by a mob of bystanders after he accidentally strikes a young boy with his car.

China

Posted: 18 May 2014 02:24 AM PDT

China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its citizens from Vietnam and is sending ships to retrieve more of them after deadly anti-Chinese violence erupted last week over a territorial dispute between the two countries.

North Korea

Posted: 18 May 2014 03:22 AM PDT

An apartment building in the North Korean capital collapsed in what state media described as a "serious accident" that caused an unspecified number of casualties.

Titanosaurs

Posted: 18 May 2014 02:35 AM PDT

They may be the biggest boys on any block -- any block, ever.

Balkan flooding

Posted: 17 May 2014 07:47 PM PDT

Severe flooding across Serbia has prompted the evacuation of at least 16,300 people -- including 1,100 whisked away on helicopters -- the government said Saturday.

MERS

Posted: 18 May 2014 08:45 AM PDT

The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome believed to be transmitted within the United States has been identified in an Illinois man who was infected and is no longer sick, a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

Desegregating U.S. schools

Posted: 17 May 2014 01:38 PM PDT

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