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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ex-Penn State coaches sue for $1M

Ex-Penn State coaches sue for $1M


Ex-Penn State coaches sue for $1M

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 04:21 AM PDT

A pair of former Penn State assistant football coaches, including the son of the late head football coach Joe Paterno, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages from the university.

Fruit recall at Walmart, Costco

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 05:21 PM PDT

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

Renowned law professor found dead

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 02:22 PM PDT

A nationally renowned criminal law professor's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Stabbed girl gets Purple Heart

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 04:35 AM PDT

An anonymous military veteran gifted his Purple Heart to the "Slender Man" victim who was stabbed 19 times.

Who took U.S. flags off famous bridge?

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:38 AM PDT

The NYPD is investigating how two American flags that fly at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags.

Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 04:54 AM PDT

Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain -- not only in an "I'm traumatized!" kind of way, but also in an "I literally have less gray matter in my brain!" kind of way.

She tried to ditch rings, but ...

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 04:36 AM PDT

The owner of two wedding rings found attached to some balloons says she no longer wants the rings. WBRC reports.

'Star Wars' director's 'nerd porn'

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 04:04 PM PDT

CNN's Lisa France explains why Star Wars fans are drooling over a charity video released by director J.J. Abrams.

Aaron Hernandez backs off of Pats

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 01:10 AM PDT

A Tuesday hearing was canceled in a battle between the New England Patriots and accused killer Aaron Hernandez over the former tight end's demand for his team records, including medical and psychological tests as well as his scouting report.

Hollywood's highest-paid actor is ...

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 04:32 AM PDT

Robert Downey Jr. is once again the most highly paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.

Report: Plane hit residential building

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:40 AM PDT

As many as 47 people may have died when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands. At least 12 people are hospitalized.

Photo: Taiwan plane crash

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:01 AM PDT

Photos: Taiwan plane crash

The argument for eating dog

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 08:39 AM PDT

The dog photos are difficult to view.

He died in a chokehold: Why?

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 08:30 AM PDT

The tragic death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD -- a fatal scuffle caught in all its horror in a video shot by a bystander -- is, in part, the product of a nationally recognized police strategy, "broken windows." It may have outlived its usefulness in many parts of New York.

War crimes in Gaza? Let court decide

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 08:10 AM PDT

At least 17 children and 14 women had been killed as of midafternoon July 20, in the 24 hours since Israeli forces had launched ground operations in the al-Sheja'iya neighborhood of Gaza City, the United Nations reported. Those numbers will rise: Many bodies are still in the rubble. Ambulances came under attack and couldn't reach the wounded, witnesses said, and survivors fleeing tank shells and airstrikes didn't know how many of their relatives had been killed.

GOP's bogus slam of Obama over MH17

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 08:10 AM PDT

Kudos to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough for owning up to "my boneheaded error" (his words) when last week he claimed—in a slam of President Obama—that President Reagan cut his vacation short and "immediately went back to the White House" after the Soviet Union mistakenly shot down a Korean Air flight in 1983.

Dutch pay respects to MH17 victims

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:35 AM PDT

Uniformed men are carrying the coffins to hearses as loved ones watch on the tarmac.

Ukraine: 2 military jets shot down

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:35 AM PDT

Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said.

Witness: Kids cried as bodies fell

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 04:27 AM PDT

Ukrainian residents who saw bodies falling from the sky describe the horrors of tthat day. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Cuomo challenges RT anchor

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 08:57 AM PDT

CNN's Chris Cuomo discusses the Russian response to the MH17 crash with Russia Today host Peter Lavelle.

U.S. extends ban on flights to Israel

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 09:40 AM PDT

[Breaking News Update 10:55 a.m. ET]

New details on Peaches Geldof's death

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday.

Costa Concordia on final voyage

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 11:16 PM PDT

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.

What Obamacare rulings mean for you

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 07:09 AM PDT

Two U.S. appeals courts have issued conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies. Check out this FAQ.

Actor left his fortune to his girlfriend

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 06:12 AM PDT

Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want his children to become "trust fund kids" so he left his fortune to his girlfriend, a court document said.

Video shows fiery train, truck crash

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 05:19 PM PDT

An oncoming train struck a semitrailer as it was crossing the tracks, causing it to ignite. CNN affiliate WKYT reports.

Mayor dies after wasp attack

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 05:27 PM PDT

The mayor of a community just outside Montreal died of anaphylactic shock Sunday after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.

Did Snoop do pot in White House?

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 07:57 AM PDT

Snoop Dogg claims that he smoked weed in a White House bathroom. The rapper announced this on his online show.

See 400-year-old crucifix dug up

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 04:42 PM PDT

An archeology student discovered a 400-year-old copper crucifix at the site of a former colony in Canada.

Kasem's body whisked out of U.S.

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 05:24 PM PDT

Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.

U.S. spending $1.2B to snag asteroid

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 05:56 AM PDT

Seems NASA's fascination with the moon is in the past. It's focused on something far more menacing: incoming asteroids

You've gotta see viral grandpa dance

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 07:00 PM PDT

Watch groovin' grandpa dance his way into hearts. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports he tosses his canes with disdain.

Freaky sod turns into giant waterbed

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 04:26 AM PDT

After heavy rainfall hit northern Alabama, some residents noticed their lawns turned into "floating" grass.

Robert Downey Jr. up for more 'Iron Man'

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 08:59 AM PDT

Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.

Husband e-mails wife 'no sex' spreadsheet

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 07:59 AM PDT

A wife took to Reddit after getting an email from her husband with a spreadsheet tracking his attempts to get intimate.

'Bachelor' couples: Where are they now?

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 03:54 AM PDT

Look at me! 18 selfies of the week

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 06:57 AM PDT

Be a celebrity -- or just rent their home

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:50 AM PDT

Are stars just like us? It doesn't feel that way when gazing at some celebrity's multimillion-dollar estate through the window of a star-map tour bus.

Dad: Son kept me from killing this guy

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 04:58 AM PDT

A Florida father who beat his 11-year-old son's alleged molester unconscious before calling 911 told a CNN affiliate that his son is a hero and that the youngster is the only reason the man is alive.

Waiting for word <br>from a war zone

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:35 AM PDT

For many Americans, the violence in Israel and Gaza hits a deeply personal chord that fills them with anxiety and thoughts of loved ones in the war-torn region.

What does each side really want?

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 05:28 AM PDT

Hamas and Israel are locked in a deadly battle. What will it take to end the cycle of violence? WHAT HAMAS WANTS |

What is Hamas' endgame in Gaza?

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 08:07 AM PDT

For three weeks now, Hamas and Israel have been locked in a deadly battle. Each side points to the other for provoking the conflict, which has left scores -- mainly civilians -- dead.

Is Hamas using human shields in Gaza?

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 05:23 AM PDT

Israel accuses Hamas of using civilians and their institutions as shields, but Palestinians say Israel is bombing "a captive civilian child population."

Waiting for word <br>from a war zone

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:35 AM PDT

For many Americans, the violence in Israel and Gaza hits a deeply personal chord that fills them with anxiety and thoughts of loved ones in the war-torn region.

Woman: I saw my Gaza home explode on TV

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:55 AM PDT

An American family says it lost 20 relatives in the ongoing Gaza violence between Israel and Hamas. WRAL reports.

Photos

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 05:23 AM PDT

What do they want: Israel

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:37 AM PDT

A river of blood runs through Gaza, as homes are smashed to rubble and hospital emergency rooms overflow. The volley of Hamas rockets into Israel continues, even when met with the preeminent firepower of the Israeli military's bombs, missiles and shells.

U.N. slams possible 'war crimes'

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:26 AM PDT

Washington's top diplomat landed in Israel on Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss: to push for an "immediate cessation of hostilities."

Human shields?

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 02:06 AM PDT

Israel accuses Hamas of using civilians and their institutions as shields, but Palestinians say Israel is bombing "a captive civilian child population."

Jews, Arabs refuse to be enemies

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 10:59 AM PDT

A social media campaign calls for peace between Jews and Arabs, CNN's Samuel Burke explains.

Downing of MH17

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 12:35 AM PDT

After spending days exposed to the elements on a Ukrainian field and then inside refrigerated train cars, the first group of victims from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are one step closer to home.

Taiwan plane crash

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 07:19 AM PDT

As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu islands Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.

Jets downed

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 07:21 AM PDT

Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said.

Hamas

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 07:22 AM PDT

For three weeks now, Hamas and Israel have been locked in a deadly battle. Each side points to the other for provoking the conflict, which has left scores -- mainly civilians -- dead.

Israel

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 07:22 AM PDT

A river of blood runs through Gaza, as homes are smashed to rubble and hospital emergency rooms overflow. The volley of Hamas rockets into Israel continues, even when met with the preeminent firepower of the Israeli military's bombs, missiles and shells.

Fruit recall

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 01:00 PM PDT

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

Costa Concordia

Posted: 22 Jul 2014 11:16 PM PDT

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 07:20 AM PDT

Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want his children to become "trust fund kids" so he left his fortune to his girlfriend, a court document said.

Look at me! 18 selfies of the week

Posted: 23 Jul 2014 03:52 AM PDT

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