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BBC News - Home Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:25:15 GMT

CNN.com - Top Stories 
  • WashPost's Ben Bradlee dies Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's award-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died, the newspaper said Tuesday. He was 93.
  • Child sex offender nabbed in sting An Australian man is sentenced for online sex with a young girl, but she wasn't even real. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.
  • Actress, boyfriend face charges "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with one count each of lewd conduct, a spokesman said Tuesday.
  • Former Harlem Globetrotter missing Rico Harris, a former Harlem Globetrotter, has gone missing. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports.
  • Even Taylor Swift's silence is golden "Track 3" from Taylor Swift's new album shot to No. 1 on iTunes in Canada. But the release was an accident, as the track is eight seconds of white noise.
  • Obama's ISIS, Ebola "mission creep" President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats posed by ISIS and Ebola.
  • U.S. tycoon's $1B racing plan American entrepreneur Gene Haas is preparing to enter the dollar-draining world of Formula One -- and expects to make money.
  • Inside search for suspected cop killer  Scared. Anxious. And more than a little surprised. Residents describe what it's like living inside the search area for suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein.
  • Men need and use flex time too! I have long thought millennials, who expect flexibility in the workplace, would be the group that would bring an end to the stigma that is too-often associated with flex time -- the belief that wanting a flexible work arrangement means you aren't willing to work as hard.
  • The 5 biggest breakfast myths The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
  • Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my' girl Politicians are known for kissing babies, but a Chicago man's dig at the President shows this world leader can deliver on another level.
  • 102 snakes found in home More than 100 snakes were found inside a Canada home. CBC News has more.
  • Teen finishes race with broken leg A high school cross country runner is recovering after he was determined to finish a race with a broken leg.
  • Huge recall for exploding airbags A massive airbag recall is underway, affecting several car makers. CNN's Rene Marsh reports the details.
  • PhotoMath app solves equations for you Say it with us: Kids today have it sooooo easy.
  • Rowe defends himself against critics CNN's Mike Rowe defends himself against critics, saying, "I was neither bored nor disdainful" of endangered birds on "Somebody's Gotta Do It."
  • Following Bourdain around the world Even when you're snug at home, travel photos open windows onto the world. Instagram users and iReporters have followed along with "Parts Unknown" this season, sharing their photos of spots Bourdain has visited.
  • On-air spat during report on riots A fight breaks out at a pumpkin fest over who gets the mic. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on an on-air spat sparked by riots.
  • Helmet cam shows shot to head U.S. military footage posted to YouTube shows a Marine survive a head shot by a sniper in Afghanistan in 2013.
  • Sinatra hangout now a toxic threat The Salton Sea in Southern California used to be a hangout for Sinatra. It is now drying up and has become a toxic threat.
  • Watch car drive itself at 150 mph Audi raced its self-piloted car around a track with no one inside.
  • Soldier killed at Ottawa memorial 2 shooting locations in Canada's capital 1 shooter reported dead Official lauded for shooting gunman U.S. monitors, tracks developments
  • 'Hero' official shot gunman CNN's Rosa Flores reports on sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers who shot the gunman in the Canadian parliament.
  • See chaos Video captured inside Canada's Parliament shows the chaos that ensued during a shooting incident.
  • 'Seinfeld election' may change things Gloria Borger says the choice will rest with Republicans if they take control of the Senate
  • Let justice work in Ferguson Paul Callan says the grand jury is the right process to use to decide if charges should be brought against the police officer
  • Mandy Moore: Africa health care cure Mandy Moore says quality health care can be ensured by applying commercial franchising strategies to clinics in Africa.
  • Russian sub in Swedish waters? Be it a Russian submarine or be it not, whatever has been lurking beneath the waves of the Stockholm archipelago since last week is not only drawing threats of martial force from Sweden's military, it's also getting on Lasse Schmidt's nerves.
  • Shame on Monica Shameless. There's no other word to describe Monica Lewinsky. Sixteen years after her affair with President Bill Clinton became public knowledge, she's returned to the limelight with a campaign against cyberbullying -- of which she claims to have been "patient zero."
  • FBI: U.S. girls wanted to join ISIS German authorities intercepted the accused teen trio at Frankfurt airport and put them on a plane back to the U.S., where they were greeted by FBI agents.
  • Guards found guilty in Iraq killings After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.
  • Did ISIS intercept U.S. airdrops? In the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, precious medicine rains from the sky.
  • Inside Ebola patient's apartment Affiliate KTVT reveals images inside nurse Amber Vinson's apartment as crews work to strip it of any Ebola contaminates.
  • Google unveils app to fix email How do you solve a problem like email?
  • Disney's new heroine: 'Moana' Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer.
  • Store pulls 'Breaking Bad' toys "Breaking Bad's" drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White will have to stop making the sale at Toys R Us.
  • Who wants to secede from Florida? Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.
  • 'Watermelon ritual' gets coach fired A high school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was fired after he permitted a post-game celebratory ritual involving a watermelon that some say is racist.
  • Opponents debate jets, mansions Democrat Charlie Crist debates Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott on CNN. Here's your recap in under 60 seconds.
  • Hillary Clinton returning to Iowa  Hillary Clinton is headed back to Iowa on October 29, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the trip.
  • Warren: I've been treated differently  Sen. Elizabeth Warren told CNN she has been treated differently as a woman in the clubby upper chamber — echoing the general sentiments of her colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who wrote about sexism in the Senate in a recent book.
  • Report: Brown shot at close range Michael Brown's gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Robertson: Towels can spread AIDS CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on Pat Robertson's recent claim about how one could get AIDS from towels in Kenya.
  • Partial solar eclipse Thursday The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse.
  • Serena suffers worst loss in 16 years It's been that type of year for Serena Williams.
  • Stadium's glass panel falls toward girl A little girl in Ukraine has survived a close call with a glass panel from a soccer stadium. Erin Hawksworth reports.
  • People can't live in these new high-rises With a tiny land mass relative to its 8.2 million residents, the state of Israel is running out of room to bury their dead.
  • Are Americans 'work martyrs?' Feeling buried by work, like you can't find time for a few days off, like your entire work-life balance is out of whack?
  • Is this why we can't beat Ebola? Singer-turned-activist Mandy Moore on her work in Africa and the issues facing the battle against Ebola.
  • Look at me! 17 selfies of the week 
  • Dana Carvey riffs on 'Walking Dead' Dana Carvey rattles off some impressions including Barack Obama, Michael Caine and characters from "The Walking Dead."
  • Brazilian man admits to 39 murders A Brazilian man nicknamed "handsome" serial killer has confessed to 39 murders. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
  • Renee Zellweger thinks you're silly 
  • Go here before the price increases Want to visit Yosemite, Grand Canyon or Yellowstone next year?
  • If iconic movie roles changed gender Women as "Ghostbusters" is a good start. What about Sofia Vergara as Scarface?
  • Citizen pulls over, warns police officer Gavin Seim filmed his exchange with a police officer in an unmarked car.
  • Man chisels his way out of elevator A group in China escape from a stuck elevator thanks to one man and his trusty hammer. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
  • Paralyzed man walks after cell treatment A man paralyzed from the chest down is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
  • World's worst airport in 2014 is...  Good news for air travelers passing through Manila: the city's international airport isn't quite as bad as it used to be.
  • Nun's shocking song on new album A nun sings "Like a Virgin" And CNN's Jeanne Moos says it's not the Virgin Mary she's singing about, it's a Madonna cover.
  • What the famous said in first tweets If your first tweet sets the tone for what you're all about, what are we supposed to make of #HereWeGo, Monica Lewinky's first social media salutation?
  • 'Price is Right,' but dance is so wrong After getting lucky on "The Price is Right," a contestant performed some pretty unforgettable dance moves.
  • Ellsberg: He's a hero Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.
  • Nazi U-boat wreck found off N. Carolina A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced.
  • King Tut's 'autopsy' reveals surprises King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
  • How the Victorians dressed for death 150 years ago, you really had to wear your grief on your sleeve.
  • Witnesses depict chaos in Canada shootings Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into the office a little late, coffee in hand.
  • 'She was my everything' "They're somebody's daughter," says the mother of a teen found dead in Indiana over the weekend. Here's what is known so far about the victims of suspected serial killer Darren Deon Vann.
  • Witness: 'I saw body slumped down' Journalist Josh Wingrove describes the scene in Ottawa where at least one person has been shot.
  • Somebody's mother, daughter, sister "She loved everybody," says the mother of one of the women found dead in Indiana over the weekend. Here's what is known so far about the victims of suspected a serial killer.
  • Who is suspect? Darren Deon Vann was no stranger to police.
  • His 'bizarre' court appearance Poppy Harlow describes the scene in an Indiana courtroom where suspected serial killer Darren Vann appeared before a judge.
  • Refuses to speak in court The man accused in a string of killings in Indiana appeared in court Wednesday but refused to answer a judge's questions, forcing the hearing to be rescheduled for next week, CNN's Poppy Harlow reported.
  • Inside a murder suspect's mind  Forensic psychiatrist Helen Morrison spoke to CNN's Brooke Baldwin.
  • Ottawa shooting One person was shot Wednesday morning at a war memorial near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa, according to Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy.
  • Indiana victims Who are the seven women who police say one Indiana man has confessed to killing?
  • ISIS The first indication that something was wrong was a phone call from his daughter's Denver area school to let Assad Ibrahim know that she had not come to class.
  • Michael Brown Michael Brown's gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • King Tut King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
  • U-boat wreck A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.
  • Ben Bradlee Ben Bradlee, the zestful, charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93.
  • Daniele Watts "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with one count each of lewd conduct, a spokesman said Tuesday.
  • Look at me! 17 selfies of the week 
  • What a shot! 35 sports photos 
  • The week in 30 photos 

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