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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Calif. death penalty unconstitutional

Calif. death penalty unconstitutional


Calif. death penalty unconstitutional

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:42 AM PDT

A federal judge ruled that the death penalty system in California "is antithetical to any civilized notion of just punishment."

VA boss plans 'personnel action'

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 09:11 PM PDT

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said he is frustrated and expects to have a plan in place to take "personnel actions" against employees responsible for manipulating patient wait lists at one VA medical center by the end of this week. He wouldn't identify the location of the center, but said it is not the Phoenix facility that has been at the epicenter of a wait-list scandal.

U.S. expands Russia sanctions

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 08:00 AM PDT

The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Russian businesses and individuals relating to Russia's "continued attempts to destabilize eastern Ukraine" and its "ongoing occupation of Crimea."

'Sherlock Holmes' goes to high court

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:02 AM PDT

Step lively Watson, there's a mystery afoot at the Supreme Court -- and the estate of Sherlock Holmes' creator says only the nine justices can ultimately solve the Case of the Contested Copyright.

Look who's having baby No. 2

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 12:33 PM PDT

Potty breaks limited to 6 mins/day

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:28 AM PDT

Union employees for a Chicago faucet company file a complaint about 6 minute bathroom breaks.

Ukraine adviser: Plane shot down by 'terrorists'

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 11:00 AM PDT

Putin told Obama about reports of crash 280 passengers, 15 crew aboard Jet en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur

Did missile bring down Flight 17?

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:46 AM PDT

Early speculation about the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has centered on the possibility it could have been shot down as is passed over volatile eastern Ukraine.

Plane lost in volatile region

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 09:16 AM PDT

CNN Aviation Analyst Miles O'Brien discusses possible scenarios for a Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine.

Elizabeth Warren: Rein in big banks

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 09:23 AM PDT

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and John McCain want to scale back the "too big to fail" banks that put us at risk of another big crash.

Go ahead, take away your kid's phone

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 07:20 AM PDT

Kids who takes cellphones to bed are not sleeping, says Mel Robbins. Make them park their phones with the parents at night

Blues guitarist Johnny Winter dies

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 07:32 AM PDT

American blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Switzerland, his representative said Thursday.

Ex-dictator sues over video game

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:39 AM PDT

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for the publishers of a popular video game that features a mission to capture him: You owe me money.

Deadly diseases lurking in water

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 07:13 PM PDT

CNN's Miguel Marquez reports on the most recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria in the U.S.

3 killed in bank robbery, chase

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:39 AM PDT

A wild bank robbery chase that saw two hostages thrown from the getaway car and a suspect spraying bullets from an AK-47 ended in a gunfight and two people dead, Stockton, California, police said Wednesday.

Humanitarian cease-fire ends in Gaza

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 06:30 AM PDT

At least three mortars were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel about two hours after a temporary lull in hostilities, agreed to by Israel and Hamas, began

Shelling kills 4 boys playing on beach

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:35 AM PDT

The boys were cousins, playing at a beach by the Mediterranean when the shelling started. The first shell missed them, but they couldn't outrun the second.

Sewol search chopper crash kills 5

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:39 AM PDT

A helicopter carrying emergency workers involved in the Sewol ferry disaster operations crashed Thursday in a South Korean city, fire officials said, leaving five dead and one injured.

New life for boy tied to bus stop

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 04:24 AM PDT

Just a few weeks ago, a young boy tied to a bus stop in Mumbai barely received a glance from passersby oblivious to his plight.

Help for India's boy on a leash

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 06:50 PM PDT

CNN's Mallika Kapur follows the story of the disabled boy tied to a Mumbai bus stop to see where he is now.

500 kids found in vermin-infested refuge

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 01:55 AM PDT

Scores of children as young as 2 months were denied visits from parents, virtually imprisoned in wretched quarters and routinely subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse, authorities in Mexico said.

Kids at border find hope, despair

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:01 AM PDT

Hope is a wonderful thing when it spurs struggling people to aspire to better circumstances and a more promising future, lifting communities out of poverty. But combined with misinformation, opportunistic politics and outright fraud, hope can be one of the cruelest harbingers of misery. And this is the role of hope on the border these days.

Militants killed in airport attack

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:40 AM PDT

The airport in the Afghan capital of Kabul came under insurgent attack before dawn, the interior ministry said Thursday.

Body cam shows dying toddler

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 03:32 AM PDT

A toddler is lucky to be alive after nearly drowning. His dramatic rescue was all caught by a police body camera.

Tornado causes lightning in store

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 01:31 PM PDT

KETV shows security footage that captured lightning and sparks when a tornado hit Pilger, Nebraska.

Airbus files patent for saddle seats

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:40 AM PDT

For air travelers who like to gripe about being cramped in economy, here comes another warning that they've never had it so good.

Bachmann: Clinton should worry

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 04:34 AM PDT

Rep. Michele Bachmann says if she were Hillary Clinton, she would be concerned about Elizabeth Warren.

Police: McEnroe son busted in drug deal

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 04:41 PM PDT

The 27-year-old son of tennis great John McEnroe and Academy Award-winning actress Tatum O'Neal was arrested on drug charges in Manhattan late Tuesday, police said.

Why haven't we been back to the moon?

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 11:10 PM PDT

Moon bases imagined in children's magazines of the 1970s never materialized, but NASA says its focus is now on sending astronauts to Mars in the 2030s.

NASA: 'Close' to finding alien life

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 05:20 PM PDT

NASA expects to find life in space in the next 20 years, says NASA administrator and former Astronaut Charles Bolden.

Rover Curiosity gets the dirt on Mars

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 05:40 PM PDT

Forget the jet, you need a 'caroplane'

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 06:43 AM PDT

CNN takes a look at the new car-plane hybrid that brings affordable recreational air travel to the masses with hopes of creating alternative market for private aircraft.

Reporter shot at while covering story

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 04:21 PM PDT

A reporter says she was shot at by someone in a truck while covering a suspected homicide. CNN affiliate WVVA reports.

Out of gas? This liquid may help

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 03:53 AM PDT

CNN affiliate WPRI tests out a product called "Magic Tank" that claims to come to your rescue if you run out of gas.

See 'Hollywood's Hottest' as a kid

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 01:07 PM PDT

Before Joe Manganiello turned into the "True Blood" werewolf we all know and love, he was just a skinny boy with glasses.

Explore Nazi sub sunk off Texas coast

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 03:14 AM PDT

Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II.

Dad buys a kingdom for his 'princess'

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 03:45 PM PDT

Jeremiah Heaton claims land in Africa and makes his daughter a real live princess! CNN's Don Lemon interviews.

Guys in pool create epic flaming dunk

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:58 AM PDT

A group of young men from Oregon are using their summer leisure time to perform extreme tricks. KGW reports.

Would you drink with your kids?

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 07:15 AM PDT

On the 30th anniversary of the drinking age being raised to 21, CNN's Kelly Wallace asks if she should allow her kids to drink at home.

This is what Internet actually looks like

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 04:20 AM PDT

The information age is powered by fiber-optic cables buried in the sea bed. This incredible map reveals the sprawling network of the underwater Internet.

Fisherman helps birth stingray twins

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 04:21 AM PDT

A Florida fisherman catches a stingray while it is giving birth. CNN affiliate WINK shows you what happens next.

The deadliest train in the Americas

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:23 AM PDT

A firsthand look at La Bestia -- aka "The Death Train" -- a popular method of transportation for Hispanic migrants.

The sweet, sad story behind this photo

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 07:03 PM PDT

It started with a simple request that a grieving father posted to Reddit: "My daughter recently passed away ... and we were never able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes?"

Can't spell your hate? Put down the paint

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:57 AM PDT

Does misspelled graffiti make protest less potent; or are there just sick birds in Maryland? The RidicuList weighs in.

Photography's top 10 rule-breakers

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 05:46 AM PDT

Are these the fashion photography stars of tomorrow? See their work before they become household names

Video shows the moment MH17 crashed

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:59 AM PDT

Amateur video reportedly shows the moment Malaysia Airlines MH17 crashed in Ukraine with 295 people onboard.

Why haven't we been back to the moon?

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 11:10 PM PDT

Moon bases imagined in children's magazines of the 1970s never materialized, but NASA says its focus is now on sending astronauts to Mars in the 2030s.

Who is going to teach your kids how to drink?

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 01:44 AM PDT

On the 30th anniversary of the national drinking age being raised to 21, CNN's Kelly Wallace asks if she should allow her kids to drink at home.

Internet answers grieving father's wish

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 07:03 PM PDT

A grieving father turns to Reddit for help remembering his 6-week-old daughter.

<span style="color:#ca0002;display:inline;font-weight:bold;">NEW:</span> Photos from crash site

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:48 AM PDT

Video shows the moment it crashed

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 11:02 AM PDT

Amateur video reportedly shows the moment Malaysia Airlines MH17 crashed in Ukraine with 295 people onboard.

A second lost Boeing for Malaysia Airlines

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 10:59 AM PDT

The loss of a second Boeing 777 jetliner in 131 days threatens Malaysia Airlines with another public relations and financial blow as it struggles to overcome industry and consumer fallout after the disappearance of Flight 370.

Plane crash

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 09:36 AM PDT

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday.

Middle East

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 09:38 AM PDT

The boys were cousins -- playing, as they had many times before, at a beach by the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean when the shelling started.

Mexican shelter

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 12:31 AM PDT

Mexican authorities are still unraveling the horrors allegedly committed on nearly 500 children sheltered at "La Gran Familia" refuge in the southwestern state of Michoacan.

'Call of Duty'

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 09:37 AM PDT

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for the publishers of a popular video game that features a mission to capture him: You owe me money.

Johnny Winter

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 09:37 AM PDT

American blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Switzerland, his representative said Thursday. He was 70.

Airbus

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 09:39 AM PDT

For air travelers who like to gripe about being cramped in economy, here comes another warning that they've never had it so good.

California bank robbery

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 06:34 AM PDT

Tense. Chaotic. Dangerous. Police are using those words to describe an hour-long bank robbery chase that left patrol cars and the getaway vehicle riddled with dozens of bullets.

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