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Friday, September 12, 2014

My life as a little person

My life as a little person


My life as a little person

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 06:24 AM PDT

The world often treats little people like Cara Reedy as less than human. She's learned to stand up for herself and shout back.

Sick kids flooding ER in Alabama

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:54 AM PDT

Children with severe respiratory illnesses are flooding the emergency room of USA Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, according to CNN affiliate WPMI.

Dad of 5 slain kids known to authorities

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 02:51 PM PDT

South Carolina social workers were familiar with Timothy Jones Jr. long before police accused him of killing his five children and dumping them off a dirt road in Alabama, according to documents from the state Department of Social Services.

43 dogs die in fire

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 05:05 AM PDT

A suspected arson attack on a dogs' home in the northern English city of Manchester has killed 43 dogs, shocking a nation known within Europe for its devotion to pets.

'Gilmore Girls' coming to Netflix

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:48 AM PDT

Netflix has proverbially kissed "Gilmore Girls" fans in aisle 3. By the ant spray. (That's a good aisle.)

Music is medicine for injured troops

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 06:35 AM PDT

When Capt. Greg Galeazzi joined the Army seven years ago, he was well aware of the risks he would face.

ISIS victim's mom 'appalled' by U.S.

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:15 AM PDT

The mother of James Foley -- an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S. government dealt with her son's case.

Foley's mom: 'Jim will live on'

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:03 AM PDT

The mother of James Foley, an American journalist killed by ISIS, talks to Anderson Cooper about the loss of her son.

Former general on familiar ground

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:56 AM PDT

John Allen, the retired four-star Marine general and former commander of American forces in Afghanistan, will take on the role of coordinating the international coalition to battle ISIS, a senior administration official tells CNN.

Dramatic rise in ISIS ranks

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 06:30 AM PDT

Just 18 years old, teenager Hamad al-Tamimi says he was a religious studies student in Riyadh before jihadists influenced and recruited him online.

Bill Clinton's gift to America

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 07:56 AM PDT

Bill Clinton's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president in 1992 went through 22 drafts. But from the first to the last, he insisted on including a call to service.

Obama's wise move on immigration

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:06 AM PDT

As a Latina activist I was devastated to learn the President would delay executive action to keep undocumented immigrants with no criminal record from getting deported.

Kill ISIS before they kill us?

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 08:26 PM PDT

Think that President Barack Obama has done a back flip on Iraq and Syria, gotten that old-time religion and is now a convert to the "let's kill them wherever we find them" approach of his predecessors? Think again, or at least lay down until the feeling passes.

2 Navy jets crash in Pacific

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 05:01 AM PDT

Two U.S. fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, the Navy said Friday.

Mayor Rob Ford drops out of race

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:50 AM PDT

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from a re-election bid in the upcoming mayoral race, according to CNN news partner CBC. The controversial mayor was hospitalized this week after the discovery of an abdominal tumor.

Police break up party with Palins

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 08:33 AM PDT

CNN's Mark Preston reports that police were called to a party in Alaska that some members of the Palin family attended.

Pistorius convicted of negligent killing

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 08:51 AM PDT

The verdict comes a day after the judge cleared Pistorius of murder in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. His sentencing hearing starts October 13.

Ohio school shooter back in custody

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 06:37 AM PDT

T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, has been captured.

Arrests made in attack on Malala

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 07:22 AM PDT

Pakistani security forces arrested 10 people in the attempt to kill teen activist Malala Yousafzai, the army said Friday.

What if Ebola was airborne?

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 11:08 AM PDT

Every time the Ebola virus copies itself, it mutates. These mutations could change the way the virus behaves.

New Ferguson video a game changer?

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 03:36 PM PDT

It's a view of the Michael Brown shooting we hadn't seen before, but could it be enough to shape the way a grand jury handles the controversial case?

Teen tackled by cops in school

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:58 AM PDT

A family says three police officers tackled and pinned a high school student to the floor for using her cell phone.

Mars rover arrives at key point

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 06:48 PM PDT

After roving across more than five miles of the Red Planet's sometimes rough terrain, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has reached its primary destination: the base of a Martian mountain in the middle of a vast, deep crater.

Kayaker faces massive waves

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:02 AM PDT

Massive waves knocked a man off his kayak as he struggled to swim ashore with help from nearby surfers. WOOD Reports.

MLB star hit in face, sparks brawl

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 08:19 AM PDT

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins -- a contender for the National League's most valuable player award -- will apparently sit out the rest of the season after a pitched ball struck him in the face.

Rihanna off NFL pregame show

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:36 AM PDT

A song featuring pop star Rihanna was dropped this week from the "Thursday Night Football" pregame show to make time for discussion of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, a spokesman for the NFL Network said.

Couple gets engaged WHERE?

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:01 AM PDT

During a flood in Mississippi, a man unexpectedly proposes to his girlfriend. CNN affiliate WATN reports.

Be at child's birth ... or win $11M?

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 05:50 AM PDT

It's a big dilemma: Be with your wife for the birth of your first child, or stay at work with the hope of an $11 million payday. For golfer Billy Horschel, it's a no-brainer.

The week in 43 photos

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 04:01 AM PDT

Driver crashes into mom, daughters

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 03:19 AM PDT

A security camera catches a frightening accident as a driver hits two kids and their mother as they walk to school.

The best yearbook photo EVER?

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:47 AM PDT

Draven Rodriguez wants a photo of him and his cat in the yearbook, but his school says it can't be his senior picture.

'Alvin' reveals the mysteries of the deep

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 02:54 AM PDT

Staring out of the glass viewports, three people sit silently in the metal sphere as it continues its descent hundreds of meters below the ocean's surface. The journey will take over an hour and the lights in the little submarine have been turned off.

Why Jaws was best 'Bond' villain ever

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:23 AM PDT

You couldn't really call him a "Bond villain" in the grander context of Dr. No, Auric Goldfinger, Hugo Drax or that annoyingly resilient cat-fancier Ernst Stavros Blofeld. Those guys were schemers, planners, twisted visionaries of mass apocalypse whose Big Ideas were to be played out at humanity's expense.

Tape of Hawks GM's racial remarks

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 08:17 AM PDT

An audio tape of Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry's racially charged comments has surfaced. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.

Capturing the horrors of apartheid

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 02:57 AM PDT

Inside a dilapidated warehouse, underneath scattered clothes hanging from rusty pipes, a young black man is down on his knees. His feet are naked, his trousers rolled up to his knees as he beats his sodden shirt against the ground to remove the dirt from it. Near him, a cluster of men cut desolate figures -- some of them crouching down to wash their worn-out clothes, some standing, naked, trying to clean up their work-wasted bodies.

Groom's Backstreet Boys dance

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:50 AM PDT

A groom surprises his new bride with a choreographed Backstreet Boys dance routine at their wedding.

iPhone 6 gets the pocket test

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 08:29 AM PDT

Rachel Crane got her hands on the iPhone 6 specs, printed up some models and put the new, bigger phones to the test.

Most photogenic volcanoes

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 12:44 AM PDT

It's no surprise that dangerous locales are also often the most photogenic.

New Batmobile is armed and ready

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 03:00 PM PDT

The Batmobile has come a long way from flashing lights and tail fins.

The secret about chocolate

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 08:29 AM PDT

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tell us how eating certain types of chocolate can help us live to 100.

N.Y. Fashion Week: On the runway

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:51 AM PDT

Designers showcase their spring 2015 collections at New York Fashion Week

ISIS victim's mom 'appalled' by U.S.

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 06:34 AM PDT

The mother of James Foley -- an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S. government dealt with her son's case.

Ohio school <br> shooter recaptured

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 04:11 AM PDT

T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, was found 100 yards away and was brought back without incident.

Scotland, you want out? We want in

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:29 AM PDT

Opinion: If Scotland votes to secede from the United Kingdom, can America take its place and rejoin England? David Wheeler has four reasons the answer should be yes.

Scotland's vote: 8 questions

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:52 AM PDT

On September 18, Scots go to the polls to vote on the future of their country.

Photos

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:50 AM PDT

Hecklers, hackers, tricks and trolls

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:30 AM PDT

They say that to succeed in politics, you need a thick skin, and nowhere is that more true than in Scotland in the run up to the country's long-awaited independence referendum.

Cameron: Don't rip our family apart

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:32 AM PDT

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is campaigning in Scotland Wednesday in a last-minute bid to persuade voters to stick with the United Kingdom ahead of an independence referendum in eight days.

Any effect on Scotch whisky?

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 09:34 AM PDT

Max Foster finds out what makes Scotch whisky so special and whether the independence debate is affecting the industry.

Man behind independence

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:53 AM PDT

CNN's Max Foster spends a morning in Edinburgh with the leader of the 'Yes Scotland' campaign, Alex Salmond.

Oscar Pistorius

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 04:12 AM PDT

A judge found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally -- but unlawfully -- killing a person. It's akin to negligent killing.

Navy jets crash

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:05 AM PDT

Two U.S. fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, the Navy said Friday.

James Foley

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:04 AM PDT

The mother of James Foley -- an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S. government dealt with her son's case, telling CNN that officials even suggested family members could be charged if they raised ransom to free him.

Prisoner recaptured

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 04:11 AM PDT

T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, has been captured.

Scotland referendum

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 10:05 AM PDT

Here's a question that seems to be lost in the debate over the Scottish independence vote scheduled for September 18:

Michael Brown shooting

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 06:18 PM PDT

It's a view of the Michael Brown shooting we hadn't seen before, but could it be enough to shape the way a grand jury handles the controversial case?

The week in 43 photos

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 04:31 AM PDT

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