Friday, July 4, 2014

Student booted for mocking white guys

Student booted for mocking white guys

Student booted for mocking white guys

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 05:49 AM PDT

Money, prestige and race are front and center in an ongoing controversy surrounding one of the most expensive prep schools in the country and its former student-body president, who posted a photo that some are calling "racist" to Instagram.

Truck of the future may drive itself

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 09:22 AM PDT

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you.

Pentagon grounds F-35 fleet

Posted: 03 Jul 2014 07:00 PM PDT

The Pentagon has made the call to ground the F-35 fleet after a recent runway fire at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Filmmakers charged in crew death

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 09:11 AM PDT

Three members of the "Midnight Rider" moviemaking team have been indicted in the death of a camera assistant.

New laws may make it tougher to vote

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 09:05 AM PDT

Edna Griggs keenly remembers the anger and outrage she felt during the 2012 general election when she watched as African-American senior citizens were forced to wait in long lines in the Houston heat as they cued up to vote at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center.

Teens pin gator, make odd 911 call

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 05:20 AM PDT

Two Texas teens made a strange call to police after they caught a six-foot alligator in a local creek

Cops: Dad was sexting while boy died in hot car

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 09:52 AM PDT

Is he an unfaithful husband who wanted a childless life, or a doting father who loved to show off his blond, bright-eyed boy? Depends on whom you ask.

Shocking allegations against Harris

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 08:49 AM PDT

Justin Ross Harris, facing murder and child cruelty charges, sent explicit texts to a teen girl the day his toddler son died, an officer testified.

Beatles made best summer movie ever

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 08:15 AM PDT

The best summer movie ever made premiered 50 years ago this weekend. It had no sharks, robots, zombies, superheroes or alien invaders. Nobody met somebody else in cute "rom-com" fashion and no one traveled in time. Though explosive in its way, there were no explosions; indeed, no special effects of any kind. There wasn't even much of a story; at least not the kind with a beginning, middle or end.

The 'i-word' is un-American

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 08:19 AM PDT

During the civil rights era, Alabama Gov. George Wallace was asked by a supporter why he was fixated on the politics of race. Wallace replied, "You know, I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about n*ggers, and they stomped the floor."

What Obama polls leave out

Posted: 03 Jul 2014 12:44 PM PDT

Mark Twain famously said, "There's lies, damned lies, and statistics." Lord only knows what he would have said about polls.

Hurricane Arthur heads north

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 10:04 AM PDT

The storm has 90-mph top winds hours after making landfall near Cape Lookout, forecasters say. No deaths or serious injuries have been reported, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says.

Billionaire conservative activist dies

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 09:35 AM PDT

Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire publisher and banking heir who financed conservative causes that included attempts to discredit Bill Clinton while he was president, has died.

Teacher fatally stabbed in front of class

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 10:09 AM PDT

A woman stabbed and killed a French kindergarten teacher in her classroom as students watched Friday morning -- the last day of school before summer break, the French education minister said.

Anthem used to sound like THIS?

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 06:04 AM PDT

"The Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem for the U.S. in 1931. Thomas Hampson tells the song's history.

Putin to Obama: Happy Fourth and ...

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 08:00 AM PDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he hoped for better ties with the United States in a July Fourth message to his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama.

Radio host fired over tweets

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 09:24 AM PDT

"Opie & Anthony" has been cut in half.

5 myths about mosquito bites

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Here are the facts behind five mosquito myths that can help you prevent the itch and maintain your health.

Fourth of July TV marathons

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 10:32 AM PDT

The weekend of July 4th is a time for doing American things: grilling, watching fireworks, ignoring zoning restrictions and setting off your own fireworks. But shenanigans are tiring, you know? The sun will give you a sunburn. The grill will make your clothes smell like smoke. We at EW much prefer to test our endurance in other ways, mostly by watching TV.

Women on Supreme Court lash out

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 09:48 AM PDT

It was a disappointing week for the women of the Supreme Court.

911 call: We're trapped in sinkhole

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 04:53 AM PDT

A 911 call recounts the moment a mom and son fell into a sinkhole while driving and another car toppled on top of them.

Sobbing politician video goes viral

Posted: 03 Jul 2014 06:49 PM PDT

Video of a Japanese politician's tearful apology has gone viral. Jonathan Mann looks at why many of our world leaders cry.

Lohan sues over 'Grand Theft Auto V'

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 04:35 AM PDT

Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against the makers of "Grand Theft Auto V," claiming a character is modeled after her.

Stuck hiker clings to side of cliff

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 05:32 AM PDT

Rescuers work to save a man stuck on the side of a cliff in Washington state. CNN's Christine Romans has the details.

See inside sunken Costa Concordia

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 08:22 AM PDT

Italian police have released video showing the underwater exterior and interior of the wrecked Costa Concordia ship.

Cop pushes over man in wheelchair

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 04:37 AM PDT

A police officer has been disciplined after pushing over a wheelchair-bound man. CNN affiliate WRTV reports.

Celebs show off beach bodies

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 08:14 AM PDT

'Incredibly rare' and caught on camera

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 07:03 AM PDT

Wildlife biologists were surprised to see footage of a wolverine caught on a trail camera in Utah. KUTV reports.

Why we loved, hated 'Forrest Gump'

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 06:11 AM PDT

It's a heartwarming, epic journey through defining events of the late 20th century, as seen through the eyes of a dim-witted but honorable hero whose life is a testament to small-town American values.

The future of North Korean architecture?

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 01:49 AM PDT

What happens when a North Korean architect is given free rein to design what he or she likes?

The week in 34 photos

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 10:33 AM PDT

Tennis balls, large Pooh clog sewers

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 08:29 AM PDT

In Wimbledon's second week, tennis seems to be all over the place—even in the sewer.

What women are watching

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 07:26 AM PDT

The World Cup has traditionally been perceived as a male preserve -- but no more, thanks to the rise of social media.

Overpass collapse in host city kills 2

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 06:05 AM PDT

Two people were killed and 22 injured when an overpass bridge under construction collapsed Thursday in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, one of the host cities for the ongoing World Cup, firefighters said on Twitter.

How women watch the World Cup

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 06:25 AM PDT

The World Cup has traditionally been perceived as a male preserve -- but no more, thanks to the rise of social media.

Hurricane Arthur

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 04:37 AM PDT

Sherman Lee Criner is vacationing in a bull's eye. Emerald Island, North Carolina, is just west of where Hurricane Arthur came ashore late Thursday with 100 mph winds.


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