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New Delhi rapist on victim: ‘She should just be silent and allow rape’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 09:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Mukesh Singh, a bus driver, was one of five men convicted in the 2012 gang rape case and sentenced to death by hanging. He and three others are appealing the sentence. Singh showed no remorse, for what he dubbed “an accident” that occurred on December 2012 to a BBC Storyville documentary crew. “A decent girl […]

Mourners gather for Boris Nemtsov funeral in Russia

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 08:58 GMT // 0 Comments

A stream of people arrived for a memorial service taking place at the Sakharov Center. Some held flowers as they walked past the open casket of the prominent Kremlin critic and paid respects to his mother, Dina Eydman, and his children Anton and Zhanna. Hundreds more lined up in the cold outside. – The Investigative […]

And now ‘Sharknado 3’ starring Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter and Jerry Springer

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 08:52 GMT // 0 Comments

“Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the President of the United States in “Sharknado 3.” .@mcuban is President of the United States … in “Sharknado 3.” http://t.co/XDHsBHTGMB That is all. pic.twitter.com/OwewyWzUQL Care to venture a guess on his Veep? Try political commentator Ann Coulter. It’s a match made in Twitter […]

Homeless man shot by LAPD: Who was ‘Africa’?

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 08:43 GMT // 0 Comments

On the harsh streets of Skid Row that became his home, he was known as Africaa name as vague and complex as he was. Surveillance footage, police and homeless community activists paint wildly different pictures of the man — one who could be violent, benevolent, troubled and altruistic. Africa was shot and killed by Los […]

Who is the woman in the coffin found at Richard III’s grave site?

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 08:05 GMT // 0 Comments

After the coffin was opened, another shocker: The person inside was a woman, researchers said this week. Who was she? A wealthy aristocrat, church benefactor, beloved servant? Whoever she was, the woman found in a double coffin — a lead coffin encased in a larger stone coffin — near the final resting place of King […]

Then there were 12: Nebraska ordered to end same-sex marriage ban

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 07:15 GMT // 0 Comments

U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon’s decision Monday means that same-sex marriage is now against the law in fewer than one in four states. Nebraska state officials immediately appealed the ruling to the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Bataillon denied a state request to stay his decision. And so, beginning Monday the state must “treat […]

Oregon woman detained in East Timor is headed home

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 07:00 GMT // 0 Comments

“I am thrilled to report that Dr. Stacey Addison has gotten her passport back, and is now on a plane returning home here to Oregon,” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) said. “This is terrific news for Stacey, for her family, and for all the Oregonians who have followed Stacey’s story and helped support her from afar,” […]

Canadian pastor reported missing after trip to North Korea

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 06:17 GMT // 0 Comments

On January 30, Lim traveled to North Korea from China with a companion from the church who last spoke with him the following day, on January 31. Lim was scheduled to return on February 4 from what was described as a “routine” trip to Rajin, located northeast in the country, where his church supports a […]

Dragons, romance and carnival: 10 reasons to visit Slovenia in 2015

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 06:09 GMT // 0 Comments

The capital city Ljubljana is toasting a double anniversary: two millennia since its foundation and 120 years of renewal after a huge earthquake. A rare performance of Slovenia’s oldest literary work will bring drama to the town of Skofja Loka, while carnivals and wine festivities unfold in Ptuj and Maribor. This rich calendar, as well […]

U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 05:25 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Obama attacks Netanyahu’s credibility ahead of speech Netanyahu kicked off Monday’s events by telling the record-setting crowd — nearly 16,000 pro-Israel activists and others signed up for this year’s event — that “you’re here to tell the world that our alliance is stronger than ever.”

5 things to know for your New Day – Tuesday, March 3

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 05:18 GMT // 0 Comments

NETANYAHU SPEECH What will he say?: At times, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama barely seem to tolerate each other. Today’s speech by the Israeli Prime Minister probably won’t help matters. Netanyahu is expected to spill secret details of the Iran nuclear talks when he addresses Congress. An agreement between Tehran and […]

Venezuela gives U.S. 15 days to slash embassy staff

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:54 GMT // 0 Comments

Venezuela’s official news agency AVN (Agencia Venezolana de Noticias) said the U.S. Embassy has been asked to reduce its personnel to a staff of 17 to match the number of Venezuelan personnel working in their embassy in the United States.

Venezuela gives U.S. 15 days to slash embassy staff

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:54 GMT // 0 Comments

Venezuela’s official news agency AVN (Agencia Venezolana de Noticias) said the U.S. Embassy has been asked to reduce its personnel to a staff of 17 to match the number of Venezuelan personnel working in their embassy in the United States.

Ben Carson launches exploratory committee

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:52 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: How to party like a conservative The move indicates Carson is right on track with stated plans to formally announce his bid in May. He’s made a number of staff hires in recent weeks, including a national fundraising director, that suggest he’s ramping up in preparation for an announcement this spring.

Clinton had no official State Dept. email address

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:29 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Hillary Clinton to announce sooner rather than later Using personal email as a sole method of communication appears to break rules outlined by the National Archives and Records Administration. The government agency stipulates that personal email can only be used in “emergency situations,” and when used, the emails “are captured and managed in accordance […]

Obama warns cop body cameras are no ‘panacea’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:17 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran talk details After conducting seven listening sessions around the country, members of the task force issued 59 recommendations for how our communities can build stronger relationships with the police that serve them. – The task force also discouraged officers of donning riot gear and bearing military […]

California teacher found hanging in classroom

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:11 GMT // 0 Comments

According to Steve Concialdi, with the Orange County Fire Authority, students had been waiting outside the classroom to get in. Another teacher opened the door. – CNN’s Sonya Hamasaki contributed to this report.

White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:20 GMT // 0 Comments

The White House is uncertain what precise details may come out but aides spent Monday frantically mobilizing after Israeli officials said that the prime minister planned to disclose sensitive details of an agreement taking shape in talks between six world powers and Iran, which has entered a delicate final stage. Concern and anger among American […]

Man claims exploding iPhone left him with severe leg burns

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Erik Johnson of Lindenhurst says his iPhone 5C spontaneously erupted in extreme heat while it was in his pants pocket, giving him second- and third-degree burnson his leg the size of a football. He was headed to a wake for his cousin in New Jersey on February 14, Johnson said, and he dropped his car […]

Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the same venue in this sweating, sprawling cityknown as the Araneta Coliseumfor a very different contest: a basketball game between two of the country’s pro teams. And yet, the Coliseum cannot seem to escape its boxing legacy. The most famous athlete on court today just happens […]

Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Forty years ago, one of the greatest boxing matches in history took place in an unlikely setting: the capital of the Philippines. Muhammad Ali’s epic win over great rival Joe Frazier in 1975 became known as the “Thrilla in Manila.” Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the same venue in this sweating, […]

Clinton to announce sooner rather than later as GOP takes aim at her family’s foundation

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Clinton Foundation defends foreign donations In December, Clinton and her advisers planned an April announcement. But this winter some longtime Clinton confidantes who favored waiting to begin the full-fledged campaign in the summer appeared to be gaining momentum in their push to delay, multiple sources told CNN. They argued for a formal declaration to […]

Accidental shootings plague Houston area as children play with guns

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:17 GMT // 0 Comments

On Sunday, another child, 4, “died under similar circumstances,” the office said. CNN affiliate KPRC reported the boy found the gun underneath a bed. Both cases are under investigation. – “I think parents need to be more cautious and take care of what they need to take care of instead of leaving that dangerous stuff […]

Dad: ‘Unarmed’ son ‘not crazy’ enough to attack FBI agent who killed him

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:17 GMT // 0 Comments

Ibragim Todashev was fatally shot early May 22 during questioning about a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts, as well as his relationship with deceased Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Todashev admitted to his direct role in slashing three people’s throats in Waltham and said Tsarnaev was involved as well, a federal law enforcement […]

Republican group’s ads target conservatives, give Boehner cover

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:16 GMT // 0 Comments

The American Action Network’s move counters a push by House conservatives to reject anything that doesn’t also unravel President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actionsfurther elevating an internal squabble that has so far played out on Capitol Hill, and giving House Speaker John Boehner cover on his right flank. – CNN’s Deirdre Walsh contributed to this […]

Family of Tsarnaev associate killed by FBI to sue for $30 million

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:14 GMT // 0 Comments

The claim argues the FBI has given “no viable justification” to account for shooting and killing Todashev during a 2013 interrogation in Todashev’s apartment in Orlando, Florida. The interrogation occurred about a month after the Boston Marathon bombings and centered around another crime linked to bombing suspect Tsarnaev: a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts. […]

Boko Haram posts video purporting to show beheadings of two men

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:52 GMT // 0 Comments

The six-minute video shows two men with their arms tied to their backs. They are made to face the camera on their knees, with another man towering over one of them brandishing a knife. The knife-wielding man reaches toward the throat of one of the kneeling men, then the video switches scenes to show what […]

Boehner expected to allow vote on clean DHS bill as soon as Wednesday

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:52 GMT // 0 Comments

A clean bill to fully fund the Department through the end of the fiscal year is what Democrats have been demanding, and conservatives have been fighting against. READ: Boehner peering over DHS funding cliff’s edge – And Boehner, who is usually getting attacked from conservative groups on such matters, will now get some help from […]

Armored truck robbed of millions in gold along N.C. interstate

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:49 GMT // 0 Comments

According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an armed robbery of more than $4 million in gold, just before 7 p.m. ET Sunday. The armored truck was paused after experiencing mechanical issues during a trip from Miami to Massachusetts. – Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office […]

Republicans run down Obama’s clock

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:55 GMT // 0 Comments

It looks like the Republicans in Congress have failed again. House Republicans defeated a plan pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fund the Department of Homeland Security, money that congressional Republicans have been holding hostage in their effort to overturn President Obama’s executive order on immigration. McConnell proposed that there would be a […]

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