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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Child plane crash survivor must have time, tools to grieve

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sailor Gutzler is back in her tiny hometown in Illinois with family members Monday.<p>They are doing everything they can to make the 7-year-old feel safe and loved -- a simple but critical act that mental health experts say can help the child begin grappling with being the sole survivor of a …

7-year-old survives plane crash that kills 4 in Kentucky

<b>(CNN) —</b> The knock was faint. But, alerted by his two dachshunds, Larry Wilkins went to his door and opened it to see a young girl -- her lips quivering, her nose bloodied, her arms and legs scratched up.<p>And, somehow, still alive.<p>"She told me that her mom and dad were dead," Wilkins said of the …

'Price Is Right' contestants think iPhone 6 costs $7,500

Being a game show contestant is a little like making a speech to Congress naked.<p>You're already so exposed that the chances of impressing are small.<p>However, on the New Year's edition of "The Price Is Right," the question of what an iPhone 6 might cost exposed -- well, you decide. The show was …

Mobile Technology

UK: Manchester boys aged 7 and 8 accused of rape

Two children, aged seven and eight, were suspected of raping two underage girls last, police data has revealed.<p>The seven-year-old was suspected of …

Turn signal lever stuck in Illinois man's arm for 51 years

Arthur Lampitt wouldn't consider himself a car aficionado, but his car was a part of him: He lived with a turn signal stuck lever in his arm for 51 years.<p>He was driving his tan Thunderbird to work one morning in July 1963 when he crashed, an accident so bad that the local radio station reported it …

Florida Couple Spent Days In Unlocked Closet, Thought They Were Trapped: Cops

A pair of hapless accused trespassers spent two days in a closet, thinking they were trapped inside.<p>John Arwood and Amber Campbell told police that someone had chased them into the closet at Daytona State College's Marine and Environmental Science Center on Sunday. Once they were inside the …

Associated Press News

Better weather allows AirAsia search to resume

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A much needed break in the weather gave searchers a window Thursday to "fight with full force" to find the victims of …

AirAsia Flight 8501: Mystery Grows Over Plane’s Last Moments As Body Found Wearing Life Jacket

<b>Update as of 5:25 a.m. EDT:</b> The first two bodies recovered from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash site arrived at a military airbase at Surabaya's …

When you speak to North Koreans, raised in a garrison state, they often bring up security as the frame through which they view internet access<p>Most people living in Pyongyang know that the internet exists, and they know everyone else in the world has it

Nine People Have Been Found Dead in a Mass Murder in Canada

The bodies of nine people, including two children, have been found at three separate crime scenes in the Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta in what …

Teen arrested for drawing with chalk on wall at Hong Kong protest site

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> A 14-year-old girl in Hong Kong could be removed from her father's care after she was arrested for drawing chalk flowers on a wall at one of the city's pro-democracy protest sites.<p>The girl was arrested in the early hours of December 23 at a staircase leading to the Central …

AirAsia pilot's family speaks to CNN as they fear the worst

<b>Surabaya, Indonesia (CNN)</b> - It was a stark and painful reminder. The sound of fireworks echoing through the streets of Surabaya as the clock dragged toward midnight underlining the fact that so many of the victims of QZ8501 were on their way to Singapore to celebrate the new year there.<p>They never …

See the 2015 Times Square New Years Eve Ball in One GIF

Chester Higgins Jr.—The New York Times/Redux<p>Marty Lederhandler—AP<p>Jon Simon—AP<p>Marty Lederhandler—AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>Stan …

Britain's 'nicest' man Luke Cameron hands out £365 to strangers to celebrate 365 days of good deeds

The 26-year-old completes his Good Deed Diary in which he carries out a random act of kindness each day. Now he hopes others will be inspired to do the same in 2015<p>At the start of 2014 Luke Cameron was just a normal twenty-something working as a shop assistant in Cheltenham.<p>But the 365 good deeds …

Customer Service

AirAsia flight plunged into sea ‘like a piece of metal’

As the search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 enters its fifth day, an expert claims the Airbus A320 suffered a catastrophic stall in bad weather<p>AirAsia Flight QZ8501 plummeted into the sea “like a piece of metal,” an aviation expert claimed on Thursday, as poor weather continued to hamper the hunt for …

Airplanes

New York police shun mayor at funeral

Hundreds of officers who attended the funeral of a slain US police officer turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he gave a speech at a New York church.<p>As mourners inside the church applauded politely for the mayor on Saturday, officers outside turned their backs on him in a show of …

Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

The right conditions make for strange lily-pad formations.<p>Strange-looking formations that resemble frozen lily pads have appeared this week on Scotland's River Dee, drawing Internet attention from around the world. Called "ice pancakes" or "pancake ice," the natural formations occur when conditions …

Associated Press News

Mother arrested in deaths of 8 children in Australia, police say

The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday morning.<p>The 37-year-old woman is under police guard at a hospital and in stable condition, …

Umbrella ban in rainy Macau as China’s president Xi Jinping arrives for visit

Xi Jinping has visited a drizzly Macau for the 15th anniversary of its return to China with onlookers barred from using umbrellas – the emblem of democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.<p>The Chinese president’s two-day trip to the former Portuguese enclave comes just days after Hong Kong police …

Pilot with history at Maryland airport among 6 killed in fiery crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pilot and CEO of a health research firm, who survived a 2010 mishap involving a plane in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was among six people killed in Gaithersburg Monday when a twin-engine plane crashed into a subdivision.<p>Marie Gemmell and her sons, Cole, 3, and Devon, an infant, were found in …

Victim's final message from flat of Rurik Jutting: 'Something smells bad. I want to get out'

Shortly before she was murdered Seneng Mujiasih sent a message saying: "I want to get out of here"<p>Minutes before she was murdered at the luxury Hong Kong flat of British banker Rurik Jutting, an Indonesian woman he had brought home from a nightclub sent a message to a friend saying: "I want to get …

Hong Kong

Man spends £50,000 on iPhone 6s to propose to girlfriend - she says no

Chinese programmer spends two years' annual salary on iPhone 6s, arranges them in a heart and asks girlfriend to marry him - it doesn't go well<p>It's Singles Day in China on Tuesday, a type of Valentine's Day that sees people celebrate their single status by buying billions of dollars worth of items …

iPhone

Derby mother ‘distraught’ over reports of jihadi son’s death in Iraq

The mother of a British man alleged to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq was said to be distraught, amid unconfirmed reports of his death, as the BBC was criticised by the media watchdog Ofcom for an interview with him in which he said fighting was “fun”.<p>Kabir Ahmed, 32, a father-of-three …

Google Glass goes to work

A nervous new doctor performing a procedure for the first time puts on a pair of Google Glass and scrubs in. From the moment she makes her first incision, a live video feed of the operation is streamed from her glasses to a surgeon outside the operating room who gives live feedback over …

The 5 Coolest Star Wars LEGO Sets

The Force will be with these sets… always.<p>It’s the merging of two things we truly love: Star Wars and LEGO. The two mega-brands have been translating …

Hyperlapse's Best Feature Isn't What You Think

Time-lapse is fine, but the real magic is elsewhere.<p>In the short time that Instagram's Hyperlapse app have been available, we've already seen creative, cool, and weird uses of the time-lapse technology. Users have sped up their bicycle tours of New York City and aerial views of the sunset.<p>Here's …

Mobile Photography

Pro-democracy demonstrators recapture part of bustling district in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy demonstrators seized back part of Hong Kong's bustling Mong Kok district Saturday after a night of scuffles.<p>Spurred on by police attempts to reopen part of the district to traffic, the protesters' numbers increased overnight, swelling to around 9,000, according to Hong Kong police.<p>By …