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Monday, May 12, 2014

North Korea insults are no joke

North Korea insults are no joke


North Korea insults are no joke

Posted: 12 May 2014 04:24 AM PDT

North Korean media calls leaders of democracies vile names, but its words pale in comparison with its hideous treatment of its own citizens and its danger to the world.

How to make Congress work

Posted: 12 May 2014 04:34 AM PDT

Julian Zelizer says Harry Reid has a point: earmarks are a politically smart way to make Congress work better

Controversial magazine covers

Posted: 12 May 2014 04:49 AM PDT

Celebration kiss draws praise and outrage

Posted: 12 May 2014 07:10 AM PDT

When Michael Sam learned he had become the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, he kissed his boyfriend and started a heated debate.

Opinion: Was world ready for kiss?

Posted: 12 May 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Michael Sam over the weekend became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. When he got the news by phone, Sam kissed his boyfriend, and it was aired on television. Reactions were mixed and vocal, with some calling the kiss historic and positive and others condemning it as inappropriate for children to see.

Photos: Openly gay athletes

Posted: 12 May 2014 06:46 AM PDT

He lost 200 pounds in 9 months

Posted: 12 May 2014 07:23 AM PDT

Jonathon Walters didn't know where to begin. He just knew he had to start somewhere, or he wouldn't be alive for much longer.

Strong winds, hail and snow -- yes, snow

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:54 AM PDT

Tornado-spawning storms that tore through parts of Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska over the weekend will move across the central United States and could cause flooding. The Rockies can expect heavy snow.

Officer defends shooting a 93-year-old

Posted: 11 May 2014 04:54 PM PDT

A police officer who fatally shot a 93-year-old woman at her home in Texas is defending his use of deadly force and lashing out at the City Council that fired him.

Why the officer pulled the trigger

Posted: 11 May 2014 01:26 PM PDT

Officer Stephen Stem was dismissed from the Hearne Police Department after he killed a 93-year-old woman.

Sherri Shepherd files for divorce

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:30 AM PDT

2nd U.S. case of MERS confirmed

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:50 AM PDT

There is a second confirmed case of MERS imported into the United States, the CDC announced Monday.

Donald Sterling: I was set up

Posted: 12 May 2014 06:26 AM PDT

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he's sorry for making racist comments. "That's not the way I talk," he says. Anderson Cooper has more in an exclusive interview at 8 p.m. ET Monday.

Startling words on Magic Johnson

Posted: 12 May 2014 08:33 AM PDT

CNN's Anderson Cooper asks Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling if he has apologized to Magic Johnson.

Flight 370 search: It's not like Air France

Posted: 12 May 2014 05:12 AM PDT

The man leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says the search is the most difficult in human history, but modern technology greatly increases the chances of finding the missing plane.

Ukraine vote: 90% for independence

Posted: 12 May 2014 04:10 AM PDT

Nearly 90% of voters in the Donetsk region voted in favor of independence from Ukraine and 10% voted against it, an election official said Monday.

14 die after migrants' ship sinks

Posted: 12 May 2014 08:54 AM PDT

At least 14 people were killed when a ship carrying migrants sank about 100 miles off southern Italy Monday, the Italian navy said.

3rd body found after balloon crash

Posted: 11 May 2014 10:49 PM PDT

Donald Kirk tells CNN that his son, Daniel Kirk, was on the balloon when it crashed. He'd been piloting balloons for more than 30 years and lived for flying, his father said.

150 cracks fixed, big monument open

Posted: 12 May 2014 08:24 AM PDT

Fresh off a $15 million, nearly three-year repair job, the Washington Monument is scheduled to reopen officially Monday.

Pistorius prosecutor's unusual move

Posted: 12 May 2014 07:26 AM PDT

Oscar Pistorius prosecutor Gerrie Nel wants the South African track star sent for independent psychiatric evaluation, he said Monday, in a move that could delay the athlete's murder trial for a month or more.

See Barbara Walters' 'SNL' skit

Posted: 11 May 2014 04:29 PM PDT

Legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters appears on SNL and pokes fun at herself.

Last call for booze trains

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:50 AM PDT

The last operating commuter trains in America allowing alcohol, known as 'bar cars,' are finally taken out of service.

Boko Haram: I'll trade girls for prisoners

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:30 AM PDT

A Boko Haram video emerged today purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls. In it, the terror group's leader offers an exchange.

Girl who escaped trembles with fear

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:03 AM PDT

CNN's Nima Elbajir's exclusive interview with one of the kidnapped Nigerian girls who escaped.

Is it too late for the U.S. to help?

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:26 AM PDT

Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Michele Bachmann reflect on the missing Nigerian girls and what the U.S. can do.

Tiger's ex graduates with 3.96 GPA

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:47 AM PDT

Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods' ex-wife, delivers a commencement speech after completing her schooling at Rollins College.

Bananas fly again at soccer game

Posted: 12 May 2014 07:26 AM PDT

The incidence of soccer supporters hurling bananas as a way of racially abusing top black footballers playing in Europe's major leagues shows no sign of abating.

How he became a member of the KKK

Posted: 11 May 2014 01:51 PM PDT

A former Utah police sergeant explains how he was able to become an undercover member of the KKK.

Mom loses 100 lbs. doing this

Posted: 12 May 2014 03:27 AM PDT

A Michigan mom lost 100 pounds on her own after she took a health assessment at work. CNN affiliate WXYZ reports.

He teeters on edge of tracks and then ...

Posted: 12 May 2014 03:26 AM PDT

Surveillance video captures the dramatic rescue of a man trying to jump onto the subway tracks in Boston.

Rare twins greet world holding hands

Posted: 12 May 2014 07:44 AM PDT

Just in time for Mother's Day, an Ohio Mom delivers rare set of mono mono identical twin girls.

Outrageous new hotel designs

Posted: 12 May 2014 03:26 AM PDT

Proving once again that anything goes in China when it comes to design, the country's latest hotels are nothing short of incredible

How embarrassing! Your mic is on

Posted: 11 May 2014 01:32 PM PDT

Boko Haram leader: I'll trade girls for prisoners

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:30 AM PDT

A Boko Haram video emerged Monday purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls and the terror group's leader declaring they have converted to Islam.

Will this be floating over your town?

Posted: 12 May 2014 06:19 AM PDT

The first time you see The Bat floating high above the horizon, you may be confused. This bizarre aircraft looks kind of like a giant, winged doughnut.

Iran copies U.S. spy drone

Posted: 12 May 2014 07:41 AM PDT

Iran on Sunday unveiled what it says is a copy of a U.S. stealth drone that it "commandeered" in 2011.

Michael Sam

Posted: 12 May 2014 04:44 AM PDT

Not long after Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL, some made clear his reaction was not welcome.

Abducted girls

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:30 AM PDT

Last month, a convoy of Islamist militants drove into a school in northeastern Nigeria, abducted nearly 300 girls and fled into the night.

Donald Sterling

Posted: 12 May 2014 03:01 AM PDT

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he's sorry but feels he was "baited" to make racist comments, nearly two weeks after the NBA fined him and banned him for life for his remarks in a recorded conversation.

Hot air balloon

Posted: 11 May 2014 09:12 PM PDT

Authorities have found the remains of the third occupant of the hot air balloon that burst into flames at a Virginia festival, police said Sunday.

Texas shooting

Posted: 12 May 2014 05:07 AM PDT

A police officer who fatally shot a 93-year-old woman at her home in Texas is defending his use of deadly force and lashing out at the City Council that fired him.

Taliban

Posted: 12 May 2014 05:08 AM PDT

Militants carried out a deadly attack on a government building in eastern Afghanistan and fired rockets near Kabul's main airport Monday as the Taliban began their annual spring offensive.

Severe weather

Posted: 12 May 2014 03:15 AM PDT

Tornado-spawning storms that tore through parts of Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska over the weekend will move across the central United States and could cause flooding. The Rockies can expect heavy snow.

Ukraine

Posted: 12 May 2014 04:10 AM PDT

Nearly 90% of voters in the Donetsk region voted in favor of independence from Ukraine and 10% voted against it, an election official claimed Monday.

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