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Monday, August 25, 2014

Brutal kidnapping recalled

Brutal kidnapping recalled


Brutal kidnapping recalled

Posted: 24 Aug 2014 02:38 PM PDT

2013: Nick Paton Walsh spoke to journalist Matthew Schrier about his brutal captivity in Syria.

China executes 8 convicted of terrorism

Posted: 24 Aug 2014 09:38 PM PDT

China has executed eight people convicted of terrorism, including three for their roles in an attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in October, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities.

NASA: Voyager 2 previews Pluto mission

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 02:40 AM PDT

NASA's New Horizons explorer is hurtling through space on its way to the outermost reaches of the solar system for a rendezvous with the small, icy dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons.

University of Phoenix founder dies

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 12:16 AM PDT

The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, 93, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group's website.

Pot-infused soda to hit shelves

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 04:04 AM PDT

A drink with an unusual kick is coming to Washington state stores. It has no alcohol or caffeine but still packs a buzz.

Can this wild biker crash be real?

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 04:11 AM PDT

Motorcyclist crashes and lands HERE? CNN's Jeanne Moos asks did this biker really land on his feet on a car roof?

'True Blood' finale: True to the end

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:48 AM PDT

For "True Blood's" series finale on Sunday, fans received a wedding, a funeral, and ... an infomercial starring Eric and Pam?

Sharpton: We have to change this

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:38 AM PDT

The funeral of slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life and a battle cry to change policing in America.

Photos: Mourners gather

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 09:02 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: 3 moms, one grief

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 06:24 AM PDT

The moms of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell speak out in a new interview.

Opinion: We shouldn't need 'the talk'

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 07:03 AM PDT

I am a mother who watched her mother bury her only son.

Opinion: It doesn't happen to whites

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 06:50 AM PDT

I am a 54-year-old black woman -- a mother, lawyer and law professor. I teach at the Washington University in St. Louis Law School and live 12 miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.

This doesn't happen to white people

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 05:34 AM PDT

I am a 54-year-old black woman -- a mother, lawyer and law professor. I teach at the Washington University in St. Louis Law School and live 12 miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.

Why Romney could still be president

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:10 AM PDT

The Christian Science Monitor recently reported that Mitt Romney's former political advisers are adamantly denying rumors that their boss might run for the presidency in 2016. "I take Mitt at his absolute word," said Ron Kaufman. "He's not running."

Mo'ne Davis: Sweet revenge for girls

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:12 AM PDT

"Hey batter, hey batter, batter -- swing!"

More than 200 hurt in Napa quake

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:15 AM PDT

The strongest quake to hit the Bay Area in 25 years injured dozens of people, and building facades in historic Napa crumbled.

Syria ready to work with U.S.

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 05:51 AM PDT

ISIS fighters have seized control of a strategically important air base in Syria, tightening their grip on the northeastern region of the war-racked nation.

5 key questions in fight against ISIS

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:03 AM PDT

ISIS, as the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria are known, has become the new face of international terrorism in the eyes of the United States and its Western allies.

All clear after Army post incident

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 09:24 AM PDT

A female soldier with a gun who caused a lockdown on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia shot and wounded herself, the Army installation said in a statement after the all-clear was given.

6.9-magnitude quake strikes Peru

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:14 AM PDT

A 7.0-magnitude quake struck southern Peru on Sunday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Video shows deadly mosque attack

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 04:10 AM PDT

Police say gunmen stormed a Sunni mosque in Iraq during prayers and opened fire, killing at least 65 people.

French government dissolved

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:14 AM PDT

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday presented President Francois Hollande with the resignation of the current government, the French presidency said.

What's the deal with food recalls?

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 09:02 AM PDT

Since the start of summer 2014 alone, the Food and Drug Administration has announced 37 different recalls, market alerts and safety withdrawals related to food, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued 14. What does that mean to you, the consumer?

Dem operative joins Perry legal team

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:50 AM PDT

Texas Gov. Rick Perry added another high-powered lawyer to his team fighting a felony indictment against him, but this addition is just as much about sending a message than winning the case.

Jellyfish sting 250+ in one day

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 04:15 AM PDT

Jellyfish stung more than 250 beach visitors in one day off New Smyrna Beach, Florida. CNN affiliate WESH reports.

Actor-director Attenborough dies

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 12:22 AM PDT

Acclaimed actor-director Richard Attenborough has died, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday, citing his son. Attenborough was 90.

Who stole the show at VMAs?

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:33 AM PDT

You could call it "the year of the rear" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, although last year's chief twerker chose to give another message.

SUV runs over boy, but then ...

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 03:03 AM PDT

Surveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home. CNN's Andrew Stevens has more.

Former Navy carrier on final voyage

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 03:38 AM PDT

A storied former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is on its final voyage Friday, a slow journey from Rhode Island to a scrapyard in Texas.

The 66th Emmys in 66 seconds

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 04:00 AM PDT

CNN's Nischelle Turner breaks down what to expect this year at the 66th annual Emmy Awards.

Dad vanishes after wedding tux fitting

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:15 AM PDT

The father of this bride went missing hours after trying on his tuxedo for her upcoming wedding. WCBS reports.

Fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 07:34 AM PDT

"The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are some things you may not have known about the film.

No longer lonely: He lost 225 pounds

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 09:45 AM PDT

Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.

Italian soccer star headed to England

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:11 AM PDT

Look out Liverpool, Mario Balotelli has arrived.

Who stole the show?

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 04:58 AM PDT

You could call it "the year of the rear" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, although last year's chief twerker chose to give another message.

Patients lie to CDC

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:40 AM PDT

Some Ebola patients aren't honest about all the people they've been in contact with while symptomatic. That means 40% to 60% of possible carriers are missing.

Ebola: Your most pressing questions answered

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:40 AM PDT

The largest Ebola outbreak in history has struck fear into the hearts of people around the world. While fewer than 3,000 people have been killed by the virus since it was discovered in 1976, the disease's virulence and deadliness, combined with the lack of a cure, inspire dread like almost no other.

Outbreak in West Africa

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:41 AM PDT

What happens when you survive?

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:41 AM PDT

Two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug.

Are myths making outbreak worse?

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 10:41 AM PDT

More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.

Michael Brown funeral

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 08:57 AM PDT

Mourners began lining up at a St. Louis church hours before Monday's funeral of slain teenager Michael Brown. His father called for a day of calm.

Ebola

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 06:26 AM PDT

The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting new Ebola cases in a northern town, sparking fears that the deadly virus is expanding far beyond West Africa.

California quake

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 09:26 AM PDT

In the heart of Northern California's wine country, piles of stemware lay shattered on the ground.

Richard Attenborough

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 06:01 AM PDT

Acclaimed actor-director Richard Attenborough has died at 90, the actor's agent said.

VMA highlights

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 04:58 AM PDT

You could call it "the year of the rear" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, although last year's chief twerker chose a higher path.

French government

Posted: 25 Aug 2014 07:49 AM PDT

The French government was dissolved Monday amid turmoil among top ministers.

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