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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Five awesome things in the news

Five awesome things in the news


Five awesome things in the news

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 03:44 AM PDT

The big headlines last week were pretty grim: Airstrikes in Iraq, where civilians are fleeing an advancing extremist militia. Ebola in West Africa, and worries about the deadly virus around the world. The end of a cease-fire in Gaza.

Meet America's dumbest fugitives

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 06:34 AM PDT

John Walsh shares his experience chasing some of the country's less intelligent fugitives.

Summer camp love stories

Posted: 09 Aug 2014 10:49 PM PDT

American adolescents and summer camp go together like bug juice and s'mores.

London's new superyacht hotel

Posted: 09 Aug 2014 05:04 PM PDT

London's new superyacht hotel

Victim walking on track when struck

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 07:52 AM PDT

Kevin Ward Jr. died from injuries suffered at a dirt-track race in upstate New York. "Stewart has fully cooperated" with an investigation, the Ontario County sheriff said. "He acknowledges the collision with the driver."

Video shows deadly incident

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 09:02 AM PDT

Authorities say NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race in upstate New York.

Will he face criminal charges?

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 07:54 AM PDT

Police say Tony Stewart was 'visibly shaken' after the crash and is cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation.

The risk women face in science

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 06:48 AM PDT

Senior male scientists hitting on younger women colleagues appears to be the norm, according to a recent survey.

Cop kills teen; accounts differ

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 09:00 AM PDT

A shooting involving police left a teen dead Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri, authorities said.

Watch aerial view of Iraq airstrike

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 06:04 AM PDT

Video shows U.S. fighter jets and drones bombing Sunni Islamic extremists in northern Iraq.

U.S. hits ISIS anew; thousands rescued

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 10:08 AM PDT

President Obama says, "I don't think we're going to solve this problem in weeks."

ISIS puts minority in chokehold

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 10:09 AM PDT

The Sinjar Mountains rise suddenly from the endless desert of northern Iraq, a ridge of craggy rock some 50 kilometers (30 miles) long, running east to west. Barren and windswept, some 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) high, they make a forbidding sight. But for centuries, they have been the refuge of the desperate and a place of mystical importance.

Young men flock to join ISIS

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 08:27 AM PDT

Hundreds of young men age 16-25 have joined ISIS recently, senior Iraqi officials told CNN.

Rabbi killed walking to synagogue

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 06:37 AM PDT

A 60-year-old rabbi was shot to death while walking to synagogue in Miami. CNN affiliate WFOR reports.

Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 10:37 AM PDT

A Palestinian delegation threatened to walk away from talks planned in Cairo on Sunday if Israeli negotiators don't show up.

Passenger plane crashes in Iran

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 10:09 AM PDT

A small passenger plane crashed in Tehran on Sunday, official news agencies in Iran reported.

9-foot gator attacks 9-year-old

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 07:07 AM PDT

A 9-year-old was attacked by a 9-foot alligator while swimming in a lake in Florida. CNN affiliate WESH reports.

Feds: Philly doctor tied to terror group

Posted: 09 Aug 2014 08:29 PM PDT

Hayatullah Dawari is a former doctor in Philadelphia who treated American troops in his native Afghanistan while working with the American Red Cross, according to his lawyer.

Police list man as 'dark negro'

Posted: 09 Aug 2014 11:01 AM PDT

The Police Department of Lockport, New York described a suspect as "dark negro" to the outrage of civil rights groups.

A first: Hawaii gov loses primary

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 06:45 AM PDT

Hurricanes are rare in Hawaii. It's even rarer when an incumbent governor or senator loses a primary election in the state. It had never happened before Saturday.

Anthony Weiner to open a restaurant

Posted: 09 Aug 2014 12:42 PM PDT

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is hoping to open a restaurant and create jobs, a year after his failed bid to become the city's next mayor.

Is comet a key to Earth's secrets?

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 06:35 AM PDT

The European Space Agency's 'Rosetta' aims to find out if life on Earth began with the help of comet seeding.

NASA's supersonic space parachute

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 06:44 AM PDT

NASA tests a unique new technology that it hopes will help save fuel for tasks like landing heavy objects on Mars.

Need to escape? Look at this space view

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 05:36 AM PDT

Take a one minute escape into space through the eyes of NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman.

Retirees' gamble is sweet success

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 07:03 AM PDT

Travis and Joyce Miller might have the most fragrant garage in the Shenandoah Valley.

Congratulations! It's a ... zonkey?

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 07:03 AM PDT

Despite all the political tension in Crimea, it's nice to know things are still safe enough at the zoo for a zebra to get it on with a donkey.

Sister: Executions reveal botched system

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 10:35 AM PDT

She's 75, enjoys a strong drink and tells silly jokes. She's also committed each day of her life to trying see that not one more person is executed in America.

5 ways to improve the U.S. death penalty

Posted: 09 Aug 2014 10:10 AM PDT

In a perfect world of course, there would be no serious predatory crime, and thus no need nor call to respond to it.

Death penalty facts that may surprise you

Posted: 09 Aug 2014 10:11 AM PDT

2014 has been an eventful year for several of America's death row inmates.

Iraq

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 07:45 AM PDT

The United States expanded its Iraq air campaign over the weekend to beat back Islamist militants determined to kill members of a religious minority.

ISIS

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 08:27 AM PDT

Abu Raad pleaded with his son not to volunteer.

Gaza-Israel crisis

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 08:23 AM PDT

A Palestinian delegation threatened to walk away from talks planned in Cairo on Sunday if Israeli negotiators don't show up.

Tony Stewart

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 06:01 AM PDT

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday.

Ukraine

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 02:26 AM PDT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Saturday that "Russia should not intervene in Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext of 'peacekeeping,'" according to a senior State Department official.

Mike Brown

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 02:27 AM PDT

A shooting involving police left a teen dead Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri, authorities said.

PGA

Posted: 10 Aug 2014 02:28 AM PDT

Rory McIlroy held his nerve to maintain the lead on day three of the PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky and will take a slender one shot cushion into Sunday's final round.

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