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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ebola death toll hits 1,229

Ebola death toll hits 1,229


Ebola death toll hits 1,229

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 08:00 AM PDT

The number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has climbed to 1,229, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Milla Jovovich expecting baby no. 2

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:58 AM PDT

J.K. Rowling dishes on little-known witch

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:02 AM PDT

To the wonderful array of characters and names in the "Harry Potter" universe -- Ron Weasley, Dolores Umbridge, Bellatrix Lestrange, Cornelius Fudge and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named -- add yet another getting a shot at the spotlight: Celestina Warbeck.

Josh Groban and Conan sing lullaby

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:28 AM PDT

Conan will be singing at a special live Simpon's event, so he asks singer Josh Groban for some performance tips.

HBO, 'SNL,' 'Orange' win Emmys

Posted: 18 Aug 2014 08:26 AM PDT

"Orange Is the New Black," "True Detective" and "Cosmos" picked up Emmys as TV's awards season began at the Creative Arts Emmys Saturday night.

The tough transition to middle school

Posted: 18 Aug 2014 09:25 PM PDT

There is a reason why when people post pictures of themselves during their middle school years on Facebook for "Throw Back Thursday," we all stop and take notice.

Support grows for Darren Wilson

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:04 AM PDT

The nation is watching the angry protests in Ferguson backing Michael Brown, but there's also support for the cop who shot him.

Ferguson protest deteriorates rapidly

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 09:10 AM PDT

Police and protesters blame outside agitators for the gunplay and violence.

Night of smoke, gas, gunshots

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:15 AM PDT

CNN's Don Lemon and Jake Tapper report from the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters and police clashed again.

Letter from Trayvon Martin's mom

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:04 AM PDT

In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson.

What we know

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 06:52 AM PDT

Events are unfolding at a rapid pace in Ferguson, Missouri. The town has been in turmoil since midday August 9, when a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in the middle of a street. Protesters and law enforcement officers have clashed in the streets.

Why six bullets in Ferguson?

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 09:33 AM PDT

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, were newly infuriated this week to learn from an autopsy report that Michael Brown, the man whose killing by a police officer on August 9 has set off days of ferocious clashes between police and protesters, had been shot six times. People who are unfamiliar with police work can reasonably ask, why was an unarmed man shot so many times, and why was deadly force used at all?

For some, it's the scariest phrase

Posted: 18 Aug 2014 02:55 PM PDT

Ruben Navarrette says the increasing diversity of America is something to celebrate, not fear.

Stonewalling on Michael Brown shooting

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 09:33 AM PDT

Mel Robbins says nine days after the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in Ferguson, investigators have not told the family--and the rest of us--what happened

Real reason Ferguson armed for war

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 08:05 AM PDT

It used to be billy clubs, fire hoses and snarling German shepherds. Now it's armored personnel carriers and flash-bang grenades. The weaponry has changed, but the target is still the same.

4.2 magnitude quake in Oklahoma

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:10 AM PDT

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, at 7:41 a.m. CT (8:41 a.m. ET) Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

3 of Pope's relatives killed

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:48 AM PDT

A car crash in Argentina killed three members of Pope Francis' extended family Tuesday -- including his 8-month-old and 2-year-old grand-nephews -- and seriously injured another, police said.

Perry to be booked, get mug shot

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:42 AM PDT

The head of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's newly unveiled legal team declared that last week's grand jury indictment of the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender has "no merit" and constitutes an "outrageous assault on the rule of law" that is certain to be rejected in the courts.

'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 06:08 AM PDT

Don Pardo, the announcer whose baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.

Gaza truce shaken by reports of rockets

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:04 AM PDT

New rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza, Israel's military said Tuesday, hours after a truce in the conflict was extended until the end of the day as Palestinian and Israeli negotiators struggle to reach a more lasting agreement.

Missing model found in hospital

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:43 AM PDT

New York City police are searching for a 22-year-old Sudanese model who has been missing since August 6.

Marine's wife found dead in mine

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:43 AM PDT

The body of a missing pregnant wife of a Marine based in California was found over the weekend and her former neighbor was arrested in connection with her death, police in San Bernardino County said.

Cops: Students planned mass shooting

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:48 AM PDT

Two high school students plotted to kill three staffers and as many students as possible in a mass shooting plot, police in South Pasadena, California, said.

Dean: I hope Hillary becomes president

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:11 AM PDT

One year ago, Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential contender and avatar of progressive sentiment, sat in a hotel lobby at the annual Netroots Nation conference in San Jose and held forth on Hillary Clinton's White House chances in 2016.

Ukraine: 15 bodies found after attack

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:21 AM PDT

Ukrainian soldiers have recovered 15 bodies from Monday's attack on a refugee convoy in the eastern Luhansk region, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council said Tuesday.

Mars rover finds 'paving stone'

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 08:23 AM PDT

Actor's son arrested on drugs charges

Posted: 18 Aug 2014 10:48 PM PDT

The 32-year-old son of actor and kung fu star Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges, as authorities clamp down on celebrity offenders.

What a shot! 40 sports photos

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 03:38 AM PDT

Skateboarder beats, kicks park ranger

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:27 AM PDT

One teen was arrested and another questioned in connection with the beating of a park ranger that was caught on camera.

Campers learn to survive zombies

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:27 AM PDT

This camping experience in Canada will teach you survival training, including how to fight zombies.

2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 06:41 AM PDT

Grab a glimpse of the near future. Plans for the desert city of Lusail include man-made islands and a host arena for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Dare you to watch this without laughing

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:20 AM PDT

Why is this grown man in a baby's high chair? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on high chair hijinks.

Pole dancer sparks boardwalk outrage

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 04:16 AM PDT

A woman in Maryland has stirred up controversy after she decided to take up pole dancing on a beach boardwalk.

Lance Armstrong: 'I blame myself'

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:24 AM PDT

The disgraced cyclist says no one pressured him into using performance-enhancing drugs, an act which has left him in a battle with the U.S. government to save the fortune he earned.

World's most liveable city 2014 is ...

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 02:13 AM PDT

Eight of the top 10 scoring cities are in Australia and Canada. But which one came out on top?

Zap! 15 electrifying lightning photos

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 08:15 AM PDT

When a photographer is at the right place at the right time, a lightning show can be absolutely magical.

9 great new U.S. beach hotels

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 02:40 AM PDT

Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in.

Strange blue things invade beaches

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 09:48 AM PDT

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists quick to explain the phenomenon.

Pale-headed crocodile kills man

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 08:23 AM PDT

A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.

Rat attack on NYC subway

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 04:01 AM PDT

A cameraman films a massive New York City subway rat charging at him and attacking him. WPIX reports.

Nearly 2,000 animals found inside house

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 04:16 AM PDT

Dogs, cats, geese, chickens, snakes, rabbits, peacocks and turtles were removed from a home in Louisiana.

Smoke, gas, gun shots: Chaos in Ferguson

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:50 AM PDT

CNN's Don Lemon and Jake Tapper report from the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters and police clashed again.

Lance Armstrong:<br> 'I blame myself'

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:02 AM PDT

The disgraced cyclist says no one pressured him into using performance-enhancing drugs, an act which has left him in a battle with the U.S. government to save the fortune he earned.

Animal carcasses rot at ravaged zoo

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:34 AM PDT

The sights at the Gaza zoo couldn't be sadder. Many animals seem weak and traumatized. Staff members say that some sustained injuries during the violence and many have not eaten in days.

Teen jailed for refusing to join Israeli military

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 01:29 AM PDT

Nineteen-year-old Udi Segal is one of 130 young Israelis who wrote to their Prime Minister refusing to serve in the military.

Images of turmoil

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:33 AM PDT

Protests have engulfed Ferguson, Missouri, since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, more than a week ago. See the turmoil in pictures.

6 more journalists arrested

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 09:03 AM PDT

Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."

Michael Brown

Posted: 18 Aug 2014 11:29 PM PDT

An evening of peaceful protests devolved into another confrontation in Ferguson on Monday night as a few protesters hurled bottles and rocks at a heavy police presence, and they responded by firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters.

Earthquake

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:51 AM PDT

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, at 7:41 a.m. CT (8:41 a.m. ET) Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Pope's family

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:47 AM PDT

Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed early Tuesday in a car crash in the pontiff's homeland of Argentina, police said.

Shooting plot

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:52 AM PDT

Two high school students plotted to kill three staffers and as many students as possible in a mass shooting plot, police in South Pasadena, California, said.

Marine's wife

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:48 AM PDT

The body of a missing pregnant wife of a Marine based in California was found over the weekend and her former neighbor was arrested in connection with her death, police in San Bernardino County said.

Crocodile attack

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:50 AM PDT

A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.

Don Pardo

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:47 AM PDT

Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.

Model found

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 07:48 AM PDT

A 22-year-old Sudanese model who had been missing for nearly two weeks was found in an area hospital, a New York Police detective told CNN on Monday night.

What a shot! 40 sports photos

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 03:51 AM PDT

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