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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Marine's wife dead; charges filed

Marine's wife dead; charges filed


Marine's wife dead; charges filed

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 03:32 AM PDT

Murder charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of killing the pregnant wife of a Marine in California.

Girl, 10, fights to play violent sport

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 03:51 AM PDT

This 10-year-old girl is a champion Pankration fighter and wants the ban lifted on this ancient Greek sport. KCAL reports.

Letterman's tribute to Robin Williams

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 06:23 PM PDT

David Letterman paid tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams in a 10-minute segment on Monday's "Late Show With David Letterman."

Beyonce rumors crazier by the day

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 04:16 AM PDT

The rumors about Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting crazier every day. For more go to funnyordie.com.

This action figure is NOT for kids

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 06:18 AM PDT

Conan shows off actress Jessica Alba's sexy "Sin City 2" action figure.

Top-earning model of 2014 is ...

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 05:57 PM PDT

Gisele Bundchen is more than just a pretty face.

Officer's article sets off firestorm

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 11:10 AM PDT

A veteran police officer's newspaper column has catapulted him into the debate over Michael Brown's shooting.

Who's in charge in Ferguson?

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 10:49 AM PDT

The city has been roiling since Michael Brown was killed. Several leaders have stepped up, but there's still plenty to do.

Holder visits Ferguson

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:03 AM PDT

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Ferguson Wednesday, after a night when bottles flew again and police chased young men.

Why justice different for black men

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 08:32 AM PDT

Matthew Whitaker says in America black men occupy and distress the psyches of many whites. Michael Brown's fate was sealed by being a nonwhite man at the wrong place and at the wrong time

What Michael Brown's autopsy tells us

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 08:30 AM PDT

Michael Brown, Eric Garner and John Crawford all have one thing in common: It's not just that they were unarmed men of color killed by police officers -- it's that the responsibility to investigate each of their deaths fell to a medical examiner.

The sea creature we're driving extinct

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 11:09 AM PDT

Humans have driven to extinction four marine mammal species in modern times: Steller´s sea cow in 1768, the Caribbean monk seal in 1952, the Japanese sea lion in 1970, and the baiji or Chinese river dolphin in 2006. As you read this, we are on the brink of losing the fifth.

4 Illinois hostages rescued

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:18 AM PDT

Law enforcement officers forcefully but safely ended a two-day hostage situation at suburban Chicago house Wednesday morning, barging into the home and rescuing two children and two women while taking two suspects into custody, authorities said.

Patient in U.S. tested for Ebola

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 03:53 AM PDT

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

ISAF service member killed

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:37 AM PDT

A coalition service member died after being stabbed in the neck -- allegedly by a Taliban member -- near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday morning, a spokesman for Kabul's police chief said.

Sorority boots her after racial slur

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 10:49 AM PDT

A racial slur posted on Snapchat caused a student to get kicked out of her sorority. CNN affiliate WBRC reports.

Defiant Rick Perry gets mug shot

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:23 AM PDT

A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.

Volcano may cause travel chaos

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 04:40 AM PDT

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.

Volcano puts airlines on alert

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 06:03 PM PDT

Here we go again! Another volcano in Iceland is acting up and airlines have been put on alert. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Gunmen rob Saudi convoy in Paris

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:38 AM PDT

Gunmen attacked a Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris on Sunday, stealing 250,000 euros ($334,000) and diplomatic documents, French police say.

Man fatally shot by St. Louis police

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 04:23 AM PDT

A police officer was involved in a shooting in St. Louis on Tuesday, and a man was pronounced dead in the incident, authorities said.

Families fleeing ISIS get help

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 04:23 AM PDT

The U.N. refugee agency is due to begin a massive four-day airlift of aid Wednesday into northern Iraq, where fighting between Islamist extremists and Kurdish forces has created a humanitarian crisis.

Gaza cease-fire crumbles

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 10:50 AM PDT

The depressing cycle of strikes and counter strikes resumed as talks of a longer term truce failed between Israelis and Palestinians.

Members of banned group arrested

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:04 PM PDT

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported.

Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 05:56 AM PDT

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four separate instances of illness.

Movie theater infested with THIS?

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 03:50 AM PDT

Moviegoers are complaining about getting bites and rashes after attending this theater ... and it's not the first time.

Sit anywhere with this invisible chair

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 06:57 AM PDT

It's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It's called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it's not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.

Cheetah cub and puppy make friends

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 04:13 AM PDT

A cheetah cub and a female puppy played during a training session at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Little Leaguer throws like a girl

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 10:36 AM PDT

Mo'ne Davis is the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series, the sixth to get a hit in World Series history and the first Little Leaguer to get front page attention on one of the nation's top sports magazines. She's an inspiration, but will she change the face of the sport?

Best islands of the South Pacific

Posted: 19 Aug 2014 08:23 PM PDT

Palm tree-covered sandy atolls glistening green and white like jewels set in the azure seas may be the enduring image of the South Pacific.

Baby chokes on wrapper, but then ...

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 10:08 AM PDT

When a baby started choking on a plastic wrapper, a letter carrier used his training to help. CNN affiliate WYFF reports.

Three must-see videos of the day

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 03:50 AM PDT

These videos have been generating a big buzz on social media. Check out why they made HLN's Mike Galano's list.

Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 05:59 AM PDT

Can Armstrong ever be forgiven?

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 05:01 AM PDT

Sometimes sorry is not enough, and Lance Armstrong's "apologies" have left some of his former close friends recoiling in anger -- but others believe the disgraced cycling champion deserves a second chance.

Challenges go realllly wrong

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 05:57 AM PDT

Ouch! Bopped, socked, and SOAKING WET! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on ice bucket challenges gone wrong.

Celebs embrace the ALS ice bucket

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 08:44 AM PDT

From Justin Timberlake to Aaron Rodgers to Chris Christie, celebrities cool off for ALS research.

He sought humanity amid horror of war

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 08:44 AM PDT

"He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people," the mother of James Foley said after learning of his death.

Protests calm until bottles flew

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 04:51 AM PDT

Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, as bottles flew again shortly before midnight. Protesters locked hands in front of the police line.

He sought humanity amid horror of war

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 08:44 AM PDT

"He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people," the mother of James Foley said after learning of his death.

U.S.: Execution video is real

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 08:56 AM PDT

A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.

Obama: No faith teaches this

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:58 AM PDT

President Barack Obama comments on the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.

Beheading recalls past horrors

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 04:56 AM PDT

The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once again the risks faced by reporters in modern conflicts.

Bergen: A threat to U.S.?

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 10:50 AM PDT

U.S. officials are claiming that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is "now a credible alternative to al Qaeda."

Opinion: What should U.S. do?

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 10:49 AM PDT

Frida Ghitis says the sickening execution of James Foley was a direct challenge to the American people, to the U.S. government, and to the international community.

James Foley

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 05:20 AM PDT

When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."

Ferguson protests

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 04:51 AM PDT

Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, after a water bottle flew again shortly before midnight. During the chase, more water bottles filled the air.

Ebola

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 05:20 AM PDT

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

Rick Perry

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:23 AM PDT

A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.

Hostages rescued

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:18 AM PDT

Law enforcement officers forcefully but safely ended a two-day hostage situation at suburban Chicago house Wednesday morning, barging into the home and rescuing two children and two women while taking two suspects into custody, authorities said.

Missouri shooting

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 05:22 AM PDT

St. Louis police shot and killed a young African-American man Tuesday after authorities say he brandished a knife.

Volcano

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 05:21 AM PDT

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.

Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

Posted: 20 Aug 2014 02:51 AM PDT

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