Saturday, July 5, 2014

He got engaged, then ate 61 hot dogs

He got engaged, then ate 61 hot dogs

He got engaged, then ate 61 hot dogs

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 03:52 PM PDT

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.

Army in search of better smoke

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 09:45 AM PDT

Army scientists are updating the smoke grenade. They want future versions to block the vision of man and machine.

Summer skies you shouldn't miss

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 09:36 AM PDT

Summer is the quintessential season of leisure and fun. A time for adventure and exploration, summer is when long days consist of basking in the sun, catching fireflies in our hands, gazing up at stars and cheering with the crackle of fireworks.

60 hurt in fighting during funeral

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 10:47 AM PDT

Mohammed Abu Khedair was abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week. Smoke was found in his lungs and he was hit in the head with a blunt object, a Palestinian prosecutor says, citing an autopsy.

Teen described as kind, beloved

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 05:54 AM PDT

Like so many other Muslims during Ramadan, Mohammad Abu Khedair woke up early to recharge, physically and spiritually.

War of words on separate screens

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 08:33 AM PDT

The tension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be felt on CNN on Saturday morning when a prominent Palestinian-Canadian human rights attorney refused to appear on screen with a representative of the Israeli government.

Clashes follow teen's funeral

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 05:55 AM PDT

Images broadcasted on Palestinian TV appear to show Israeli police beating and kicking a teenager. Ben Wedeman reports.

GOP obstruction forces Obama to act

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 12:50 PM PDT

This week, the country witnessed one of the most irresponsible acts that we have seen from this Republican Congress, since they deliberately shut down the government less than a year ago.

4 children die in Philadelphia fire

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 05:35 AM PDT

A fire swept through row houses in Philadelphia early Saturday, killing four people, authorities said.

Joan Rivers storms out of interview

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 10:12 AM PDT

Comedienne Joan Rivers sat down with Fredricka Whitfield to discuss her new book, but stormed out before it was over.

Rivers: First lady is transgender

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 10:14 AM PDT

Who needs Fourth of July fireworks when you have Joan Rivers around?

R&B singer faces murder charge

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 03:59 PM PDT

Former Hi-Five R&B singer Russell Neal is in custody after turning himself in to police on July 2, saying his wife was dead in their Houston apartment.

Kvitova wins 2nd Wimbledon title

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 07:16 AM PDT

Petra Kvitova is Wimbledon champion for a second time after defeating Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 on Centre Court Saturday.

He lived underwater for 31 days

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 09:27 AM PDT

Researcher Fabien Cousteau has just returned to the surface after spending one month in an underwater research lab.

Video shows purported ISIS leader

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 10:46 AM PDT

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of the so-called Islamic State, appears to have made a public appearance in Mosul that was captured on video and posted to the extremist group's web site.

Germany calls in U.S. over spying

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 02:51 AM PDT

German prosecutors ordered the arrest this week of a German citizen on suspicion of spying for foreign intelligence agencies.

Van der Sloot marries in prison

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 01:43 AM PDT

Joran van der Sloot, tied to the disappearance of one woman and convicted of murdering another, gets married in the Peruvian prison where he is serving a 28-year sentence.

Separatists driven from Ukraine city

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 08:36 AM PDT

Ukrainian security forces have cleared the eastern city of Slovyansk of pro-Russia separatists and have raised the Ukrainian flag over the city, President Petro Poroshenko's office said Saturday in a statement. The city had been a stronghold for separatists.

400 trucks ablaze on Afghan roads

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 11:12 PM PDT

More than 400 trucks carrying fuel and oil were burning on roads west of Kabul, Afghanistan, police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzai said Saturday.

Soldiers become U.S. citizens

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 06:21 PM PDT

President Barack Obama sought to put a human face on the heated political debate over immigration on Friday when he oversaw a naturalization ceremony for members of the military.

Could mom face charges, too?

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 12:48 PM PDT

Suspicion surrounds Leanna Harris, the mother of the toddler who died inside a hot vehicle. Could she face charges?

Malia Obama turns sweet 16

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 03:51 PM PDT

CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

Cop punches woman along LA freeway

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 08:13 AM PDT

A highway patrol officer was caught on camera hitting a woman with what a witness says were 'knockout punches.'

Human 'suspended animation'

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 09:50 AM PDT

Science fiction meets reality in trials of a new treatment at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Eye-popping futuristic buildings

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 08:27 AM PDT

What will the cities of tomorrow look like? Decades ago, people imagined the future looking like an episode of "The Jetsons," with flying cars and buildings perched high atop stilts.

Does this drink make me look fat?

Posted: 03 Jul 2014 02:17 AM PDT

We compared the amount of sugar found in some of America's top-selling beverages to the sugar found in common sugary snacks. Are you ready to be shocked?

What a shot! Amazing sports photos

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 02:16 PM PDT

When plastic surgery goes wrong

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 05:02 AM PDT

Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif from E!'s new show "Botched" discuss the risks and complications of plastic surgery.

World's scariest, best water slides

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 01:01 AM PDT

Verruckt will become the world's tallest water slide -- it's taller than both the Statue of Liberty and Niagara Falls -- when it opens in May in Kansas.

Neymar out

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 08:06 AM PDT

Brazil may have defeated Colombia 2-1, but the host nation suffered a blow when star player Neymar suffered a fractured vertebrae.

Goooal! Keeping score at World Cup

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 04:50 AM PDT

A look at every goal scored during the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup: Neymar injury mars Brazil's tense Colombia victory

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 08:40 AM PDT

There were goals, there was choreographed dancing, there were moments of great footballing beauty, but Colombia -- one of the teams to excite most at this thrilling World Cup finals -- is going home after Friday's quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Brazil in Fortaleza.

Brazil's star stretchered off the field

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 08:40 AM PDT

Brazil may have defeated Colombia 2-1, but the team and the nation that supports it suffered a blow when star player Neymar was injured.

Kayaking America's 'most endangered' river

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 06:50 AM PDT

After three weeks and 400 miles, CNN's John Sutter has just completed his thrilling, yet bittersweet, trip down California's San Joaquin.

Immigrant showdown

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 03:13 PM PDT

On a holiday marking the birth of a nation of immigrants, protesters and counter-protesters began a new round of angry demonstrations Friday in a California town that was scheduled to receive new busloads of migrants arrested for entering the country illegally.


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