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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Warren: Middle class on its way out

Warren: Middle class on its way out


Warren: Middle class on its way out

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:56 AM PDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says policies have favored the rich and powerful for so long the middle class is losing ground. We can change that if Washington changes its priorities.

Miley Cyrus sick again, delays tour

Posted: 01 May 2014 02:25 AM PDT

The illness that derailed Miley Cyrus' U.S. tour in April has returned like a wrecking ball at the start of her European tour.

'Who will find our family members?'

Posted: 01 May 2014 09:29 AM PDT

Malaysia Airlines says it will close hotel support centers where relatives of vanished Flight 370 passengers have gathered for weeks.

Malaysia releases initial report

Posted: 01 May 2014 06:32 AM PDT

On the night that Malaysia Flight 370 disappeared, officials didn't notice for 17 minutes that it had gone off radar -- and didn't activate an official rescue operation for four hours.

Is GeoResonance on to something?

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:41 AM PDT

The Australian company GeoResonance claims it has found the wreckage of a plane in the Bay of Bengal. The company is not saying that what they found is missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but it is urging official searchers to take a look. So far, Malaysian officials say they are investigating the credibility of the claim, while Australian searchers and a satellite company say they are confident that the plane is in a different area.

Gerry Adams questioned in '72 killing

Posted: 01 May 2014 06:48 AM PDT

Police on Wednesday arrested Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for questioning in connection with the 1972 Irish Republican Army abduction and slaying of a widow, a move that could shake Northern Ireland's fragile peace.

Government secret pleasure lounge

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:21 PM PDT

CNN's Phil Black takes a look at a Ukrainian tax office and finds secret luxuries.

Was it legal to record Sterling?

Posted: 01 May 2014 12:50 AM PDT

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA for life.

Boy going blind wants to see this

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:37 AM PDT

Nine-year-old Ben Pierce is going blind. He doesn't know how soon, but he is making a list of what he wants to see first.

765-lb woman races to lose weight

Posted: 01 May 2014 03:07 AM PDT

An obese woman races to lose weight, and to raise money to travel to a doctor for gastric bypass surgery.

'Promposal' pressure intense for teens

Posted: 01 May 2014 07:30 AM PDT

What used to be a potentially awkward phone call or hallway conversation is becoming an extremely public ceremony with high stakes for teens.

Fisherman reels in nearly 13-ft shark

Posted: 01 May 2014 03:41 AM PDT

A fisherman reeled in a giant hammerhead shark from a pier in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida.

Is Seth Green the king of pranks?

Posted: 01 May 2014 09:13 AM PDT

Seth Green tells Conan that he turned a cat-sitting job into a bloody episode of "Kitty Cat CSI."

Feds investigate 55 colleges

Posted: 01 May 2014 09:43 AM PDT

Federal investigators are checking whether 55 colleges and universities illegally handled sexual violence and harassment complaints, the U.S. Department of Education said Thursday.

Reports of military sex assault up 50%

Posted: 01 May 2014 09:57 AM PDT

Reports of sexual assault in the U.S. military are up 50 percent, according to the latest annual figures being reported on Thursday by the Pentagon.

George W. Bush: I hope Jeb runs

Posted: 01 May 2014 10:15 AM PDT

"I hope Jeb runs. I think he would be a great president," former President George W. Bush says of his brother.

Street collapses, takes cars with it

Posted: 01 May 2014 03:50 AM PDT

Part of a road in Baltimore collapsed onto some adjacent railroad tracks, taking cars with it. WJZ reports

Retired doctor: VA chief is lying

Posted: 01 May 2014 01:55 AM PDT

Officials at the Phoenix VA denied it has a secret waiting list and that delays caused the deaths of U.S. veterans at the facility. The doctor who brought the allegations to light says they're lying.

China bulldozes $4.7 million church

Posted: 01 May 2014 09:56 AM PDT

A massive church was razed to the ground this week in Wenzhou, a coastal Chinese city nicknamed the "Jerusalem of the East" for its large Christian population.

1st East Asian nation adopts sharia law

Posted: 01 May 2014 02:44 AM PDT

Brunei has become the first East Asian country to adopt sharia law, despite widespread condemnation from international human rights groups.

Heroin cited in Peaches Geldof's death

Posted: 01 May 2014 06:37 AM PDT

Heroin is likely to have played a role in the death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, an inquest hearing heard Thursday.

2 dead, 3 missing in jail blast

Posted: 01 May 2014 08:19 AM PDT

An apparent gas explosion killed two inmates and injured 100-150 other people at a jail in Pensacola, Florida. The city was the site of heavy flooding a day earlier, but a spokeswoman said it was too early to know if the explosion was weather-related.

Hundreds of birds invade a home

Posted: 01 May 2014 07:49 AM PDT

A California woman came home to find a flock of birds inside her home. CNN affiliate KMPH has the story.

Couple's fatal leap followed killing

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:29 PM PDT

A couple who jumped to their deaths from the George Washington Bridge are believed to have committed a homicide before the leap, authorities said Wednesday.

World Photo award winners are ...

Posted: 01 May 2014 06:47 AM PDT

The Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the best in international contemporary photography.

Rotting whale threatens to explode

Posted: 01 May 2014 03:07 AM PDT

A town in Canada is worried about a bloated, rotting whale that washed ashore. CBC reports.

Why is mistress hiding behind visor?

Posted: 01 May 2014 07:38 AM PDT

What is that scandalously weird visor thingy? CNN's Jeanne Moos got visored up to test the world's most famous headgear.

NASA spacesuit: We have a winner

Posted: 01 May 2014 09:32 AM PDT

UPDATE: On April 30, NASA revealed "Technology" as the winning design for their new Z-2 spacesuit. With almost 150,000 votes -- just over 63% of the 233,431 total -- "Technology" will be incorporated into the final version of the Z-2 spacesuit, and is expected to be ready for testing by November.

Accepted at all 8 Ivies, he picks ...

Posted: 01 May 2014 06:36 AM PDT

And the winner is ... Yale.

Opinion: Palin goes too far again

Posted: 01 May 2014 07:39 AM PDT

David Perry says Sarah Palin's comparison of waterboarding to baptism is divisive rhetoric and evokes persecution of Jews and Muslims

Fallon, Cameron Diaz photobomb tourists

Posted: 01 May 2014 08:55 AM PDT

On "The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon and Cameron Diaz photobomb unsuspecting tourists.

Selfie lessons with James Franco

Posted: 01 May 2014 08:55 AM PDT

Actor James Franco takes a selfie with HLN's A.J. Hammer.

Dolce & Gabbana lose prison appeal

Posted: 01 May 2014 08:29 AM PDT

Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana lost the appeal of their jail sentence for tax convictions in Italy, their lawyer said Wednesday.

Mallorca to ban bikinis?

Posted: 01 May 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Citizens of Spanish resort island are fed up with tourists flashing their flesh.

Undressing mummies

Posted: 01 May 2014 12:35 AM PDT

Gone are the days when Egyptologists can peel off a mummy's bandages. Now, CT scans and 3D modeling software help them see beneath the wrappings (and even underneath the skin)

Police: Homicide preceded NY couple's fatal leap from bridge

Posted: 01 May 2014 09:26 AM PDT

A couple who jumped to their deaths from the George Washington Bridge are believed to have committed a homicide before the leap, authorities said Wednesday.

#BringBackOurGirls

Posted: 01 May 2014 05:56 AM PDT

Hundreds of girls were abducted by militants two weeks ago. Nigerians are demanding the government do more to rescue them.

Retired doctor: VA chief is lying and covering up

Posted: 01 May 2014 01:24 AM PDT

Officials at the Phoenix VA denied it has a secret waiting list and that delays caused the deaths of U.S. veterans at the facility. The doctor who brought the allegations to light says they're lying.

Rob Ford: 'I have a problem'

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:07 AM PDT

Mayor Rob Ford says he is taking a break from his re-election campaign to seek help for alcohol abuse, hours after a local newspaper reported on a new video allegedly showing him smoking crack cocaine.

Was it legal to record Sterling audio?

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 11:50 PM PDT

Clippers owner Donald Sterling has confirmed it is his voice expressing racist views on audio of a private conversation. Was it legal to record? To leak?

George W. Bush: 'I hope Jeb runs'

Posted: 01 May 2014 10:53 AM PDT

The former President says he thinks his younger brother "would be a great president," adding that if Jeb needs advice he can "give me a call."

Drop the D, PTS is an injury, Bush says

Posted: 01 May 2014 10:45 AM PDT

Former President George W. Bush advocates against stigma for veterans, saying post-traumatic stress is not a disorder.

Secret wait list

Posted: 01 May 2014 09:51 AM PDT

The top officials at the Phoenix VA denied any existence of a secret waiting list in an in-depth interview with CNN on Tuesday, and they denied that delays in care caused the deaths of U.S. veterans at the facility.

Rob Ford

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:07 AM PDT

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a break from his re-election campaign to get help for substance abuse, he said Wednesday.

Severe weather

Posted: 01 May 2014 02:19 AM PDT

It's got to quit sometime. Right?

Flight 370

Posted: 01 May 2014 04:12 AM PDT

As the world waits to see Malaysia's first report on MH 370, the private company that says it may have found plane wreckage defended its claim.

Nigeria

Posted: 01 May 2014 02:24 AM PDT

Nigerians took to the streets Thursday to demand the government do more to rescue scores of girls abducted by militants more than two weeks ago.

FedEx shooter

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 02:45 PM PDT

The family of the FedEx worker who police say went on a shooting rampage at his suburban Atlanta workplace before committing suicide has offered its "deepest sympathies and condolences" to the victims.

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