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Severe weather ahead for Midwest

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:44am
Tornadoes, fierce winds and severe thunderstorms with large hail are predicted for the Midwest and for the Plains, from the Ozarks eastward to the lower Ohio Valley, on Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service said.
Categories: National News

The evolution of anti-smoking campaigns

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:23am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a new series of anti-smoking ads for its "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. The graphic ads focus on people who have smoking-related illnesses, such as vision loss and colorectal cancer, and highlight the benefits of quitting for smokers' loved ones.
Categories: National News

A real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:10am
Categories: National News

Bikram yoga guru: I pity my accusers

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:54am
For five decades, Bikram Choudhury built an empire.
Categories: National News

Sutter: The end of the LA lawn

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:44am
When the news popped up on Carmen Uribe's smartphone on Wednesday, she went into a near-panic: California, for the first time, would be instituting mandatory, statewide restrictions on water use. Which, to her mind, means one thing: dead lawns.
Categories: National News

Why California is running dry

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:44am
CNN's Sara Sidner takes a closer look at the drought plaguing California and the Central Valley residents already feeling the effects.
Categories: National News

Five things about Indiana's 'religious freedom' law

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:08am
By now, you probably have a position regarding the controversy over Indiana's religious freedom law.
Categories: National News

Florist: I don't hate gays, but I won't serve them

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:07am
CNN's Gary Tuchman spoke with a Georgia florist who says she refuses to serve a gay couple and is adamant in her decision.
Categories: National News

Arkansas gov won't sign 'religious freedom' bill

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:07am
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the version of the "religious freedom" bill that lawmakers sent him and calls on the state Legislature to make changes. FULL STORY
Categories: National News

Navy SEAL, shot 27 times, plans to run Ironman

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:53am
Mike Day plans to compete in a half Ironman race to raise money for fellow veterans. CNN affiliate WTKR reports.
Categories: National News

Watch as man drives car off tow truck

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:50am
Watch as this man manages to drive his car off a tow truck and get away before the tow truck driver can stop him. WBBM reports.
Categories: National News

Companies battle for wittiest April Fools' Day prank

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:41am
A toddler dating app? A fanny basket? SELFIE SHOES?!? CNN's Jeanne Moos says it's an April Fools' gold rush.
Categories: National News

Teens arrested after posting sex tape online

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:40am
Four Illinois high school students were arrested on child pornography charges after posting a group sex video on social media. CNN affiliate WLS reports.
Categories: National News

California's drought emergency

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:14am
Grappling with severe drought, California officials have approved statewide emergency water restrictions.
Categories: National News

Risk of American 'megadroughts' for decades, NASA warns

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:10am
There is no precedent in contemporary weather records for the kinds of droughts the country's West will face, if greenhouse gas emissions stay on course, a NASA study said.
Categories: National News

NYPD detective in Uber video faces suspension

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:02pm
A New York Police detective assigned to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force with top secret security clearance is facing suspension, reassignment and loss of his clearance after an incident with an Uber driver Monday that was captured on video, a law enforcement official told CNN.
Categories: National News

Teen wastes heart transplant

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:16pm
The story of Anthony Stokes was supposed to have a happy ending. Instead it ended Tuesday, police say, with the teen heart transplant recipient carjacking someone, burglarizing a home, shooting at an elderly woman, leading police on a high speed chase and then dying after his car hit a pole.
Categories: National News

Sen. Robert Menendez to face corruption charges

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 7:36pm
Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday with using his Senate office to push the business interests of a friend and donor in exchange for gifts , people briefed on the case say.
Categories: National News

11 guilty in Atlanta schools cheating scandal

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 6:17pm
All but one of 12 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal were convicted Wednesday.
Categories: National News

Cancer can't stop teen singer's music

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:17pm
Categories: National News
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