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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

VA accused of misleading on deaths

VA accused of misleading on deaths


VA accused of misleading on deaths

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 04:54 PM PDT

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is accusing the VA of "what appears to be an attempt to mislead Congress and the public" by manipulating the number of veterans who died as a result of delays in care.

Mom attacks reporters in her face

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 12:44 PM PDT

A murder suspect's mother is now facing charges herself after she was caught on camera pushing media personnel.

Designers' sneaky little sizing trick

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 03:52 AM PDT

Designers are adding inches to clothes but not changing the numbers on tags. Rachel Crane asks, does it really matter?

'Most complex' outbreak in history

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 10:29 AM PDT

A nurse in Nigeria. A businessman in Saudi Arabia. Both may have died from Ebola, adding to worldwide fear about the disease. Spain and the U.S. are treating Ebola patients.

The roots of our Ebola fears

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 09:49 AM PDT

Our fears about Ebola are reflections of an infectious disease narrative we have been fed for years -- by health officials and the media -- about the "Bug or Virus That Will Kill Us All."

How an outbreak spreads

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:48 AM PDT

Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.

Traveling into Ebola epicenter

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 05:06 AM PDT

With the Ebola virus spreading, CNN's David McKenzie files an exclusive report on the conditions in Sierra Leone.

Gaza: Hamas on the ropes

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 04:23 AM PDT

Rick Francona says there's reason to think the ceasefire can last, since Israel has achieved its military objectives and Hamas has suffered heavy damage

What's so funny about Down syndrome?

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 06:55 AM PDT

David Perry says even with a disclaimer, when Wyatt Cenac mocked attributes associated with Down syndrome on a radio show, he might as well have been shouting the 'r' word from a stage

General's killing: Bad omen for soldiers

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 07:09 AM PDT

Peter Bergen and David Sterman say an Afghan soldier killing a U.S. major general in an "insider attack" could signal trouble for U.S. service members left in Afghanistan after combat troops withdraw.

Hawaii preps for back-to-back cyclones

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:07 AM PDT

If tropical cyclones do give Hawaii a rare one-two punch this week, the schools on the Big Island and Maui won't welcome them with open doors.

Landslide crushes home

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 04:16 AM PDT

Residents along a Salt Lake City hillside are devastated after a landslide destroyed a neighbor's home.

New leaker spills U.S. secrets

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 09:06 AM PDT

The federal government has concluded there's a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Why do some Afghan forces kill allies?

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 05:04 AM PDT

The attacks have occurred with alarming frequency -- assailants wearing Afghan uniforms turning against coalition forces and killing the same people trying to stymie violence.

Fired band leader breaks silence

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:39 AM PDT

Ohio State's former marching band director is speaking out for the first time since the university fired him over the band's overly sexual culture.

Day 2 of truce, all quiet in Gaza

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 07:21 AM PDT

A day into a 72-hour cease-fire, many Palestinians are still facing up to the scale of the devastation in parts of Gaza as officials from Israel and Hamas gather in Cairo for talks about how to make the truce last.

New details in Israeli teens' killing

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 04:55 AM PDT

A man arrested in July and accused of having a role in the kidnapping and killing of the three Israeli teenagers is "a senior member of Hamas," Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told CNN's Jake Tapper.

Spacecraft catches and orbits a comet

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:26 AM PDT

After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history today as it became the first probe to begin orbiting a comet on its journey around the sun.

Terrifying last images as ferry sinks

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 03:48 AM PDT

Over 100 people are feared drowned after an overloaded river ferry capsized in Bangladesh. CNN's Sumnima Udas reports.

Iraqi minorities being 'slaughtered'

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 10:08 AM PDT

When radical Islamist fighters stormed the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar over the weekend, the Yazidi minority who call it home fled into the surrounding mountains in fear of their lives.

See floods sweep away drivers

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 04:10 AM PDT

Motorists were caught in rushing waters in the median of a highway near Las Vegas.

Fire halts search for alien life

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 10:08 AM PDT

Wildfires raging in Northern California briefly halted the search for extraterrestrial life on Tuesday.

Hundreds of cats take over island

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 12:47 PM PDT

A New York island has become a paradise for cats. WIVB reports hundreds of cats are on this 85-acre island.

Train traps man's leg, but then ...

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:03 AM PDT

He apparently did NOT "mind the gap."

Rave bro has no regrets over party

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 10:19 AM PDT

Charges are pending against the host of a wild party where one person says she was sexually assaulted. WXMI reports.

Airport's ditched ... the kids move in

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 09:22 AM PDT

Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo play in an airport long abandoned by war.

Cheerleader gets support for what?

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 05:16 AM PDT

A Texas Tech cheerleader makes her first public appearance after posting pictures of herself hunting big game.

Watch as typewriter stumps these kids

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 04:12 AM PDT

The series "Kids React" by The Fine Bros. takes on the typewriter. The video has nearly one million views on YouTube.

Ground zero ship mystery solved

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 05:44 PM PDT

Scientists say they've solved the mystery of the ship hull found in 2010 in the wreckage of the former World Trade Center.

From G to X: Birth of movie ratings

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 06:41 AM PDT

It's hard to imagine a time when Hollywood movies didn't have a G, PG or R rating for foul language, violence or sex. The ratings we know today were the result of some risque films from the 1960s.

You won't believe who painted this

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 09:22 AM PDT

Paintings by Polo, a 6-year-old poodle, will be featured in an auction gallery to raise money for other pets.

10 of the world's best hotels

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 10:45 AM PDT

For 19 years and counting, Travel + Leisure magazine has asked readers to vote for their favorite hotels and resorts. Here are the top 10.

Kate Mulgrew gets revenge on Conan

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 04:26 AM PDT

Kate Mulgrew, "Red" from "Orange is the New Black" gets her sweet revenge on Conan for forcing her to do an Irish jig.

Land where roofs are made of grass

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 08:14 PM PDT

With 300 days of rain and more sheep than people, the Faroe Islands make for one of the odder emerging tourist destinations in Europe.

Look at me! 18 selfies of the week

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 03:46 AM PDT

Ebola fear spreads with new deaths

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 09:42 AM PDT

Nigeria and Saudi Arabia report suspected deaths from Ebola while the World Health Organization says the death toll from outbreak has reached 932.

Rosetta on final approach toward comet

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:26 AM PDT

After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft is homing in on its close encounter with a comet.

'Dead Man Walking' nun: End death penalty

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 09:22 AM PDT

She's 75, drinks whiskey and tells dirty jokes. She's also committed each day of her life to trying to see that not one more person is executed in America.

Was an innocent man executed?

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:31 AM PDT

More than a decade after his execution, Cameron Todd Willingham is still a pawn in the debate over the death penalty.

Opinion: 5 ways to improve the death penalty

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 09:07 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.

Gaza-Israel crisis

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 07:21 AM PDT

A day into a 72-hour cease-fire, many Palestinians are still facing up to the scale of the devastation in parts of Gaza as officials from Israel and Hamas gather in Cairo for talks about how to make the truce last.

General killed

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 02:44 AM PDT

Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene worked his way up the military over 34 years to become a training leader and infrastructure expert in the U.S. effort to heal war-torn Afghanistan, where he was killed Tuesday.

Document leak

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 05:01 AM PDT

The federal government has concluded there's a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Bowe Bergdahl

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 11:33 PM PDT

Former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl will meet Wednesday with an Army general leading the investigation into the sergeant's disappearance five years ago, his lawyer said.

Rosetta

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:26 AM PDT

After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft is homing in on its close encounter with a comet.

San Antonio Spurs

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 02:27 AM PDT

In what many sports fans view as a historic move, the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs announced the hiring of Becky Hammon as assistant coach. Terms of Hammon's contract were not disclosed.

Look at me! 18 selfies of the week

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 03:59 AM PDT

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