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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Paralyzed Olympian: I said goodbye

Paralyzed Olympian: I said goodbye


Paralyzed Olympian: I said goodbye

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 08:22 AM PDT

Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen speaks out for the first time after an ATV accident has left her paralyzed.

Stowaway recalls trip 'above the clouds'

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:09 AM PDT

Yahya Abdi, the teenager who rode to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing 767, says he remembers seeing the ocean 38,000 feet below. And he realizes how close to death he came.

Teen boy's beating sparks outrage

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:40 AM PDT

There is outrage in France after a Roma teenage boy was viciously beaten. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.

Bergdahl keeps his parents waiting

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:27 AM PDT

Why hasn't Bowe Bergdahl spoken to his family since his release from captivity? CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Golfer captures high-speed chase

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:39 AM PDT

A high-speed chase ended up going straight through a busy golf course, and a golfer captured the whole thing on camera.

U.S. not returning to combat role

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:09 AM PDT

President Barack Obama said the U.S. is preparing a list of potential targets and is ready to take "targeted and precise military action" if needed.

At Baghdad airport, a rush to get out

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:45 AM PDT

The Obama administration believes Iraq's prime minister is not the right person to unify the country, U.S. senior officials say.

Opinion: Cheney's amazing chutzpah

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:31 AM PDT

Paul Waldman asks how the Iraq war's chief propagandist -- who was wrong at every turn -- can dare to call out Obama for allowing the situation in Iraq to deteriorate.

Terrorists raising $$ in Qatar?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:36 AM PDT

Could Qatar be a hub for terrorist fundraising? Erin Burnett Outfront investigates.

Dress down, move up at your job

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:42 AM PDT

Francesca Gino says she wears a suit with red sneakers since nonconformists are likely to gain higher status

Amazon phone will drive retailers crazy

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:36 AM PDT

Amazon's new Fire Phone isn't a phone. It's a shopping mall. Not that boring shopping mall slowly dying on the edges of suburban America, but a gorgeous mall with infinite selection and endless opportunities for entertainment, from books to movies and everything in between.

Is end near for Redskins?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:37 AM PDT

Wednesday's decision by the U.S. Patent Office to repeal six federal trademarks of the Washington Redskins on the grounds that the name is "disparaging to Native Americans" is, of course, a victory for the Native American community and our allies.

Benghazi 'mastermind' fell for trap

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:29 AM PDT

The FBI and Special Forces captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah without firing a shot. The key to getting him to talk will be pushing all the right buttons, a specialist says.

Teens intercept 9-year-old driver

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Two teenagers stopped a 9-year-old boy who tried to drive a car to his grandmother's house. CNN affiliate WITI reports.

Did Sterling threaten wife's attorney?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:12 AM PDT

[Breaking news update 1:52 p.m.]

U.S. man accused of being Nazi guard

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:21 AM PDT

The U.S. citizen is being held without bail, pending an extradition hearing, after being charged with complicity in the murder of over 216,000 European Jews.

Tracy Morgan case: Truck was speeding

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 10:09 AM PDT

The truck that rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan's limo was speeding 20 mph over the limit, and its driver was approaching federal limits on how long he could be behind the wheel, according to investigators.

Harrison Ford update: He broke his leg

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:28 AM PDT

Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg, not an injured ankle as the studio previously said, on the "Star Wars" set last week, his publicist said Thursday.

Ex-porn star runs for school board

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:34 AM PDT

A former porn star, David Mech, is running for a seat on the Palm Beach County school board. CNN affiliate WPEC reports.

Officer accused of slashing dog's throat

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 02:54 AM PDT

A Baltimore police officer faces felony animal cruelty charges after he slit the throat of a dog that had escaped from home, authorities said.

New Russian buildup at Ukraine border

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:41 AM PDT

NATO has seen a "new Russian military buildup" near the border with Ukraine, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday, a development that may alarm Kiev and the West.

Lottery winner next majority leader?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 10:49 AM PDT

Rep. Kevin McCarthy's expected ascension to the No. 2 Republican leadership position in the House might be unexpected among politicos, but this California Republican's back story is full of plot twists.

Mosquito virus spreads to U.S., Cuba

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:51 AM PDT

Health officials are reporting new cases of the chikungunya virus in Cuba and the United States.

King Felipe VI takes over in Spain

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 01:12 AM PDT

With the stroke of the pen and the stroke of midnight Wednesday, Spain changed kings, ending the 39-year reign of Juan Carlos.

WWII plane found in Lake Michigan

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:41 AM PDT

CNN joins A&T Recovery as they capture dramatic underwater video of a World War II bomber in Lake Michigan.

Rare albino whale 'parades' off coast

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:11 AM PDT

"Thar he blows!" In a scene straight out of Moby Dick, a rare white whale is back and putting on a show for his fans off the eastern coast of Australia this week.

Mom accused of fatally poisoning him

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 05:40 PM PDT

Lacey Spears is accused of fatally poisoning her 5-year-old son with an overdose of saline.

Before and after a typhoon hits

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 05:21 AM PDT

When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on November 8, 2013, it struck the city of Tacloban hard.

Iconic photos of the Vietnam War

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 05:01 AM PDT

Iconic Vietnam War photos

Stunning underwater photos

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:23 AM PDT

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." -- French explorer Jacques Cousteau

Meet your new summer wardrobe

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 10:30 AM PDT

When you're not feeling your beach bod best, time to break out the caftans, those long, loose garments with wide sleeves. These robe-like gowns have transcended their ancient origins to become summer fashion staples with universal appeal thanks to their forgiving silhouette, whether you're Elizabeth Taylor or Mary Kate Olsen.

'Jersey Shore' cast: Where are they now?

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 02:45 PM PDT

'Thrones' tops illegal download records

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:18 AM PDT

"Game of Thrones" has been setting ratings records for HBO this season, so it's probably no surprise that the fantasy hit is once again settings records for illegal downloading too.

Kevin Hart conquers coaster fear, kinda

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:56 AM PDT

"The Tonight Show's" Jimmy Fallon helps comedian Kevin Hart overcome his fear of roller coasters.

Uh, that white car isn't part of the race

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:01 AM PDT

Why is this girl screaming? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the VW that gatecrashed a racetrack.

USA soccer: 'I Believe'

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:05 AM PDT

"I believe that we will win!"

CNN's World Cup cheat sheet

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:29 AM PDT

Beef up your World Cup knowledge with CNN's Richard Roth.

89-year-old accused of being Nazi camp guard

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:20 AM PDT

The U.S. citizen is being held without bail, pending an extradition hearing, after being charged with complicity in the murder of over 216,000 European Jews.

After months of intel, he was lured

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 03:44 AM PDT

Interrogators don't expect to have it easy with Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Washington law enforcement official told CNN. He has had time to rehearse his story, the official said.

World Cup: Defending champion Spain out of World Cup

Posted: 18 Jun 2014 02:30 PM PDT

They came to say goodbye.

Teen plane stowaway recalls trip 'above the clouds' in wheel well

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:09 AM PDT

The California teenager who defied laws and nature by surviving a plane ride to Hawaii as a stowaway in the wheel well says he remembers seeing the ocean from 38,000 feet above Earth.

Marine to receive Medal of Honor

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:31 AM PDT

Cpl. William Carpenter was severely injured after he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine. Today, he becomes one of the few living Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to receive the nation's highest military honor.

Afghanistan vets receive Medal of Honor

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:15 AM PDT

Carpenter lost part of jaw, eye

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:15 AM PDT

William "Kyle" Carpenter lost part of his jaw when he fell on a grenade in order to shield a fellow Marine.

Benghazi

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:56 AM PDT

Interrogators don't expect to have it easy with Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Washington law enforcement official told CNN.

Nazi

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:57 AM PDT

An alleged former Nazi camp guard who has lived in the United States since the 1950s is facing possible extradition to Germany following his arrest in Philadelphia, authorities said Wednesday.

Iraq

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 02:12 AM PDT

There's a growing chorus -- both in Washington and in the Arab world -- that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has to go if there's any hope of unifying Iraq as Islamic militants advance south toward Baghdad.

Medal of Honor

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:59 AM PDT

William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast. His body shattered, one lung collapsed, Carpenter was nearly given up for dead after that 2010 Afghanistan firefight.

Dick Cheney

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 10:13 AM PDT

You have to hand it to Dick Cheney. How many people, knowing what has happened in Iraq over the last 12 years, would dare to write an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal containing this line: "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many" -- and not be talking about George W. Bush? The man has chutzpah.

Albino whale

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:59 AM PDT

"Thar he blows!" In a scene straight out of Moby Dick, a rare white whale is back and putting on a show for his fans off the eastern coast of Australia this week.

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