Category for: National News

South Korea Ferry Heartache: Pair Tied Life Jackets Together

A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said Thursday

Putin: Ukraine Deadly Anti-Terror Push Will ‘Incur Consequences’

Vladimir Putin gave an ominous warning to Ukraine on Thursday that its attempts to push back pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country would

‘Greedy’ Man Caught Crossing Chinese Border With $580K in His Pants

A man was arrested as he attempted to smuggle $580,000 in U.S. banknotes into China on Wednesday.The man had the cash — much of it

Ally’s Anti-Muslim Comments Embarrass India’s Narendra Modi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A longtime ally of the man tipped to be India's next leader has been caught on camera making anti-Islamic comments, raising questions

Smile! Check Out Your Best ‘Take Your Kids To Work Day’ Pics

Today is 'Take Our Children To Work Day,' and you've kindly shared some of your best photos with us! Take a look, and get some

Obama Inches Closer to More Russia Sanctions

Teed upPresident Obama made news overnight (East Coast time) when he said in his news conference in Tokyo that new sanctions against Russia are “teed

Afghanistan Hospital Attacker Kills Chicago Pediatrician

Dr. Jerry Umanos had dedicated his life to training Afghan doctors in the treatment of children.

Israel’s Nightmare: Mobsters Trained by Country’s Own Military

JERUSALEM — In the last year, fewer Israelis were killed by terrorist attacks than at any point since the outbreak of the second intifada. But

Ronald McDonald Loses Jumpsuit and Joins Twitter

The clown is getting a makeover. Ronald McDonald is ditching his iconic yellow jumpsuit, and for the first time ever, joining social media.

GOP Scrambles to Condemn Rancher’s Remarks on Race

Offering words of encouragement for a rancher leading an armed standoff against federal rangers turns out to be not so great of a political move

Jeb Bush Is ‘Thinking About Running’ for President

The former Republican governor of Florida has given his clearest indication yet that he’s considering a run for president in 2016.

Five Ways to Cheat at Baseball Without Using Steroids

Give Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees credit for this much: He cheated the old-fashioned way.The nervy Pineda was caught Wednesday night with an

GM First-Quarter Profit Shaved by Recall Costs

A series of massive recalls has sliced GM's profit by 88 percent in the first quarter.The company is embroiled in a wide-ranging controversy over an

An Expectant Mother

Um Mohammed is seven months pregnant. She has not seen a doctor in three months – the hospital is too far and she doesn’t have

Caroline Kennedy Defends Controversial Dolphin Tweet

The ambassador to Japan defended a controversial tweet about Japan's annual dolphin hunt that she posted shortly after her installation – and said she doubts

Obama Gets Kick Out of Soccer-Playing Asimo Robot

It looks like President Barack Obama is courting the robot vote after playing some soccer with Honda’s Asimo.Yes, Asimo (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) has

What Is Pine Tar? Sticky Stuff in Spotlight After Yankee Ejected

Pine tar is the latest buzz word in baseball after New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was found with the sticky substance smeared on his

They’re Off: Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Deal

Israel called off peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday after the Palestinians agreed to form a unity government with Hamas.The announcement appeared to end

Netanyahu: Palestinians Have Taken ‘Giant Step Away From Peace’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told NBC News on Thursday that Israel was calling off peace talks with the Palestinians.Israel was infuriated after the Palestinian president

Russia ‘Forced’ to Start New Drills After Ukraine’s ‘Anti-Terror’ Drive

Moscow said it has been "forced" to fire up fresh military exercises on the Ukrainian border Thursday in response to an Ukrainian government operation against

Kerry’s Dog ‘Ben’ Visits State Department

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brings his dog, Ben, to work on Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Our fave moments in YouTube’s 9 years

Watch the very first YouTube video. Jeanne Moos celebrates YouTube's birthday with some of its best animal videos.

Survival guide for taking a kid to work

Thursday is the day when some 37 million parents will take their sons and daughters to work. But how can parents make the fun and

Prince Charles’ in-law dies after fall

The brother-in-law of Britain's Prince Charles died in New York on Wednesday after suffering a head injury in a fall, the prince's official residence announced.

Man leaves $1,000 tip for dog’s surgery

Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist. Christina Summitt knows that for sure now after what happened Saturday night.

Is this the ‘greatest food porn ever’?

Anthony Bourdain goes to Lyon with Daniel Boulud and other world-famous chefs. For more tune in Sunday, 9pm EST.

Meet 21st-century bomb sniffers

Boston-based iRobot takes CNN inside its lab and onto the testing grounds to show us the future of robotic defense.

Why we love Chicago

Dear Chicago,

Calls for action

A series of violent crimes has Chicago leaders calling for action. CNN's George Howell explains.

Chief says murder rate down despite violence

More than 40 people were shot last weekend in Chicago, with nine deaths. But the police chief says the city's homicide rate is still trending

Rivers’ kidnap joke gets no laughs

Comedian Joan Rivers made a controversial joke about the Cleveland kidnappings on NBC's "Today" show.

U.S. father, son killed in Afghan hospital

At least three American hospital workers in Afghanistan were killed Thursday by an officer guarding the hospital, Kabul police said.

Whoa, baby! Newborn is 14.5 lbs

Carisa Ruscak tipped the scales at 14.5 pounds when she was born in Massachusetts.

Rocket launches then LANDS!

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket launched in McGregor, Texas. It reached about 820 feet high.

Pastor’s son says he visited heaven

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with pastor Todd Burpo, who is portrayed in the new movie "Heaven is for Real."

Missing plane report kept secret

Families are desperate for answers. What happened to their loved ones? Malaysian officials have a new report, but they won't let the public see it.

Three Americans Slain at CURE Hospital in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan - A rogue cop shot and killed at least three Americans at a children's hospital in the Afghan capital on Thursday, officials said.The

South Korean Ferry Tragedy Spawned by Twists of Fate

In every disaster, numerous, often unconnected elements combine like atoms smashing together to create chaos and death. South Korea's worst disaster in decades was no

South Korea Ferry Crew: We Were Ordered to Abandon Sinking Ship

A crew member on the sunken South Korean ferry said on Thursday she and her colleagues were "under command" to abandon ship while passengers were

Marooned Snorkelers Rescued in Australia After Scrawling SOS in Sand

Five marooned snorkelers were rescued after the huge "SOS" message they scrawled in a sandbar was spotted by a helicopter.The group was winched to safety


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