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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bergen: Bush's toxic legacy in Iraq

Bergen: Bush's toxic legacy in Iraq


Bergen: Bush's toxic legacy in Iraq

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 04:32 PM PDT

Peter Bergen says the U.S. attack on Iraq helped provoke creation of the al Qaeda arm that's now threatening that nation's fragile stability

European leaders, Putin hold talks

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 10:06 AM PDT

The plane, which was transporting military personnel, was shot down by insurgents using anti-aircraft guns, Ukraine's defense ministry said.

Video claims to show fiery crash

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 05:47 AM PDT

A Ukrainian military plane was shot down, killing all 49 people on board, a spokesman said.

Ukraine after the election

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 10:04 AM PDT

Actor dishes on X-rated bet

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 06:42 AM PDT

"22 Jump Street" stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill tell Conan about the X-rated bet they made.

What teacher-tenure ruling could mean

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 05:03 PM PDT

A California judge ruled this week that several of the state's teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws are unconstitutional.

Do modern dads get enough credit?

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 03:40 PM PDT

While dads today don't get the same level of respect and attention from society, the media and marketers as moms and they are still too often depicted as clueless and uninvolved, modern fathers, to borrow a phrase we women have used for a long time, have come a long way, baby.

Cop in hot water over PDA photo

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 06:04 AM PDT

A Jacksonville, Florida police officer is in hot water after a suggestive photo with a woman surfaced online.

Service dog has his day in yearbook

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 08:46 AM PDT

I would love to say my dog is intellectually qualified to be a service animal. But he's not. There's barely enough brainpower there to be a lamp.

Pic of breastfeeding grad goes viral

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 06:07 AM PDT

Karlesha Thurman did more than earn a degree at graduation - she fed her baby! A picture of the moment has gone viral.

Legendary Steelers coach dies

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 12:43 AM PDT

Football coaching legend Chuck Noll, who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl victories, died late Friday, according to the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, medical examiner's office.

Eating THIS could raise cancer risk

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 06:30 AM PDT

Harvard researchers say eating red meat in early adulthood increases a woman's risk of breast cancer.

Iraq's military claims victories

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Iraq's government scrambled Saturday to rally the military and recruit volunteer fighters to combat the advance of extremist Sunni Muslim militants who've seized a swath of territory in the north.

Iraqi officer: 'There will be blood'

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 09:52 AM PDT

CNN's Arwa Damon spoke exclusively with an Iraqi Commander who recently abandoned his post in northern Iraq.

ISIS videos show group's brutality

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 07:27 AM PDT

ISIS utilizes high-level production techniques to document brutal killings. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Road out of Mosul a virtual parking lot

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 10:55 PM PDT

As a tide of Sunni militant fighters sweeping toward Baghdad threatens the government of Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a flood of refugees sought safety in the autonomous region of Kurdistan.

Is ISIS leader the 'new bin Laden'?

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 10:15 AM PDT

Brian Todd profiles Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the mysterious and brutal leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

'Miracle' pooch survives 15-story fall

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 10:57 AM PDT

A Florida woman's dog is recovering Saturday after it plunged 15 stories down an air conditioning vent the night before.

Crisis at U.S. border: Influx of children

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 10:18 AM PDT

Without parent or guardian, thousands of children as young as 4 are crossing into the Southwest illegally and creating a refugee crisis in the U.S.

Pope: At my age, not much to lose

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 10:07 AM PDT

Pope Francis has told a Spanish newspaper that he prefers not to use a bulletproof Popemobile despite the dangers of an assassination attempt because it is a glass "sardine can" which walls him off from people.

Whooping cough epidemic declared

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 08:12 AM PDT

California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past two weeks alone.

Bergdahl walks, salutes in U.S. return

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 06:05 PM PDT

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last U.S. prisoner of war, returned home early Friday, his hero's welcome supplanted by a controversial prisoner swap.

See dangling mansion burn down

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 12:45 PM PDT

A home on the edge of a cliff over Lake Whitney in Texas was burned down in order to minimize falling debris.

Sterling digging for dirt on owners

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 07:23 PM PDT

Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling is stepping up his fight, hiring private investigators to snoop on fellow team owners and the NBA, a source says.

Judge halts state's gay marriages

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 06:46 PM PDT

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked same-sex marriages in Wisconsin, pending appeals.

L.A. Kings win the Stanley Cup

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 06:36 AM PDT

Hockey's Los Angeles Kings scored in double overtime Friday night, defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 and winning their second Stanley Cup in three years.

Photos: Then and now

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 05:37 PM PDT

O.J. Simpson trial: Where are they now?

5 surprising facts

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 02:23 AM PDT

Shortly after O.J. Simpson was charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman, gruesome killings turned into a manhunt.

Chase seen around the world

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 02:23 AM PDT

Kyra Phillips gives a preview of the CNN special report, "O.J.'s Wild Ride" 20 years after the infamous police chase.

'Hey Dude' cast reunites

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 10:21 AM PDT

In the summer of 1989, Nickelodeon debuted its first scripted sitcom, which followed an Arizona dude ranch owner and the teens he employed for the summer. A lovably goofy concept even then, "Hey Dude" ran for 65 episodes and ultimately helped define Nick's programming for the next 25 years. It's since become a cult classic that would find new life on the Internet and on DVD, with reruns still getting airtime.

Is Miss Indiana's body really 'normal'?

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 06:56 AM PDT

Mekayla Diehl received praise on social media for flaunting a "normal" body in the Miss USA pageant.

A hole in the clouds, empty space on earth

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 04:39 AM PDT

One man details an unfathomable grief more than 90 days into the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Teen caught on tape beating younger girl

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 12:40 PM PDT

Police are investigating claims that a 13-year-old girl beat up a 10-year-old and called her a racial slur.

Dying dog checks off his bucket list

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 08:15 AM PDT

A Maryland dog owner creates a bucket list for her cancer stricken beagle. CNN affiliate WMAR has more.

The most dramatic wedding photo -- ever

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 09:39 AM PDT

Hot, and we mean HOT, wedding photos. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a marriage that began in a blaze of glory.

Who, or what, made these circles?

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 12:00 AM PDT

No one knows for certain what causes "fairy circles" in Namibia's desert. A new study, however, may have solved the mystery.

San Diego's billion-dollar water bet

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 11:26 AM PDT

An inside look at the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere.

Corpse enjoys one last beer at funeral

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 07:40 AM PDT

A woman's unique funeral turns into a party to celebrate the different aspects of her life. CNN affiliate WGNO reports.

Best places in U.S. to escape civilization

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 07:44 PM PDT

These trips will make you forget you're in the country that invented McDonald's and Kardahsians.

Influx of immigrant children at epic scale

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 08:47 AM PDT

Up to 80,000 children could make the journey alone across the border into the U.S. this year, some kids as young as 4. Why are they coming and what happens when they get here?

Colombia beats Greece

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 11:26 AM PDT

Colombia scored the fastest goal of the World Cup so far to set up a 3-0 victory against Greece in the opening game of Group C on Saturday.

Today's best photos from Brazil

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 11:24 AM PDT

World Cup: The best photos from June 14

Supporting your team in style

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 09:47 AM PDT

CNN's Fred Pleitgen shows you how to look like a football superfan while watching the World Cup.

Ukraine crisis

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 09:56 AM PDT

A Ukrainian military plane with at least 49 passengers was shot down overnight Friday, a source said, making it the latest and likely one of the bloodiest single events in that nation's current period of turmoil.

Wisconsin same-sex marriages

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 11:30 PM PDT

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked same-sex marriages in Wisconsin, pending appeals.

Bergdahl returns

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 11:31 PM PDT

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war, returned home early Friday, his hero's welcome supplanted by a controversial prisoner swap and his reputation tarnished by accusations he was a deserter.

Whooping cough epidemic

Posted: 14 Jun 2014 08:12 AM PDT

California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past two weeks alone.

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