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Pipeline rupture a warning of spills to come?

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 7:16pm
For those who know something about our nation's environmental laws, images of oil on the Santa Barbara coastline evoke a painful, if iconic, memory -- for Tuesday's spill is not the first to degrade that idyllic locale.
Categories: National News

Harrowing reminder in prison sex abuse suit

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 7:16pm
Two women who were inmates at Rikers Island have sued New York City's Department of Corrections and one of its officers, Benny Santiago, in federal court, alleging that he and other officers raped them, infected them with sexually transmitted disease, and threatened and retaliated against them for reporting the attacks.
Categories: National News

Stop using Asians as role models

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 7:16pm
When I was growing up, one of the things that always made me crazy was my parents' habit of constantly praising other kids in my presence: "Oh, remember Olivia Chang? Did you know she's going to be performing at Carnegie Hall next month? Original composition! She wrote it herself!" Or "Mrs. Lee's son George will be attending Oxford University next year. And he's only 14!" These exclamations would invariably be followed by silence and an evaluating look at me, intended to communicate my utter inability to match the performance of these other children.
Categories: National News

Comedy great Anne Meara, mom of actor Ben Stiller, dies

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:53pm
Comedy great Anne Meara, one half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara," died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.
Categories: National News

'Beautiful Mind' inspiration John Nash killed

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:37pm
John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police.
Categories: International News

Comedian Anne Meara dies

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:36pm
Comedy great Anne Meara, one half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara," died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.
Categories: International News

Mass graves found in Malaysia

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:34pm
Mass graves of refugees caught up in the human-trafficking trade have been found in northern Malaysia near the border with Thailand, authorities said Sunday.
Categories: International News

Houthis claim to down Saudi jet

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:33pm
Rebels are claiming to have shot down a Saudi Arabian fighter jet on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, a Houthi military official said, but the Yemeni Embassy in Washington denied the claim as the Saudis remained silent.
Categories: International News

Steinem crosses Korea dividing line

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:33pm
An international group of activists, including Gloria Steinem, crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations. FULL STORY
Categories: International News

U.S. defense chief worried Iraqis won't fight

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:33pm
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall. In an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Carter told CNN's Barbara Starr, "What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight."
Categories: International News

11 children 'executed' by ISIS in 7 days, group says

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:29pm
More than 90 people -- including at least 11 children -- have been "executed" by ISIS fighters in the Syrian city of Palmyra in the last seven days, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told CNN Sunday.
Categories: International News

Are ISIS' child soldiers doomed?

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:25pm
A boy in a black knit cap stands in front of a man on his knees.
Categories: International News

Libya attacks ship near ISIS-controlled port, air force chief says

CNN World - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:23pm
A ship filled with "mercenaries, weapons and ammunition" was attacked by a Libyan air force plane Sunday morning, the chief of the air force told CNN.
Categories: International News

An urgent warning for a Texas city

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:22pm
"Right now is not the time to return to your homes," emergency officials warned residents in San Marcos, Texas. Heavy rain has turned streets into rivers and forced hundreds to evacuate. "There are power lines down, debris in the roadways, bridges undermined -- this is not the time to start moving," Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Bell said.
Categories: National News

Josh Duggar: 'I acted inexcusably'

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:57pm
Reality TV star Josh Duggar issued an apology Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly molested girls as a teenager, saying: "I acted inexcusably."
Categories: National News

'Beautiful Mind' inspiration John Nash killed

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:56pm
John Forbes Nash Jr., the famed mathematician and inspiration for the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday in New Jersey, according to state police.
Categories: National News

Opinion: Homeless veterans deserve American dream

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:44pm
Karlene S. is a 35-year-old Army veteran who served as part of the post-9/11 war against terrorism. A single parent, she has three children, the youngest two diagnosed with ADHD and other ongoing special needs. She herself has health issues, including hypertension and depression. While she has tried to provide for her family by working at Target, she still cannot afford her rent.
Categories: National News

Band of sisters on Special Ops battlefield

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:44pm
Categories: National News

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