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AirAsia, MH370 incidents very different

<i>What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and will we ever find it? Watch "Vanished: The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370" tonight at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- An airliner vanishes over the waters of a Southeast Asia ocean. There's no distress call, no wreckage, nothing but water and questions.<p>…

Compton School Police To Be Armed With AR-15 Rifles

A new school board policy in Compton, California, will permit some on-duty campus police officers to carry AR-15 rifles in the trunks of their patrol cars.<p>The controversial policy, which is expected to go into effect next month, has divided the community over whether or not police are becoming too …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

“This is a lot worse”: The wicked truth about the police’s favorite anti-protest tool

<b>Law enforcement officers wait to advance Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, after firing tear gas to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo. (AP/Charlie Riedel)</b><p>The flash-bangs fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse crowds have raised questions about safety<p>Abbie Nehring<p>August 31, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This …

Autopsy: Father kills wife, 2 disabled adult children in Elmhurst murder-suicide

An 82-year-old man fatally shot himself and three members of his family in the head Saturday night in a murder-suicide in west suburban Elmhurst, officials said.<p>According to the DuPage County coroner's office, an autopsy conducted today determined that Frank Stack, 82, committed suicide after …

Earthquakes near Iceland volcano cause eruption concerns

Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.<p>Iceland's Civil Protection Department says 300-500 people, mostly visitors, have been evacuated from the highlands north of the Vatnajokull …

PonoMusic Raises More Than $6M In Equity Crowdfunding In One Week

Neil Young’s startup PonoMusic became the fourth-most funded project on Kickstarter back in April, when it raised $6.2 million on a goal of $800,000.<p>The project now has raked in an additional $6 million in equity funding from a Crowdfunder campaign.<p>Pono Music is building a music download service …

Pablo Escobar's hit man 'Popeye' freed from jail in Colombia

John Jairo "Popeye" Velasquez is released from prison after 22 years despite protests from family members of victims<p>A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin's army of assassins, has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy …

Roger Federer has a new 'teammate'—Michael Jordan

There is seldom a dull moment in the evening matches at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.<p>Tuesday was no exception. It was time for Roger Federer to get back to work, and for the occasion, he brought along a friend, some guy named Michael Jordan. Actually, he had only met Jordan Monday.<p>"He was my …

Couple charged with kidnapping two Amish sisters may have planned other abductions

A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.<p>Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, both of Hermon, were arrested Friday on charges they snatched the 7-year-old and 12-year-old girls …

Denver teenager was not deemed high-level threat before fatal shooting

A teenager who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed “not a high level of threat” after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.<p>The disciplinary records show …

Chinese schoolchildren 'forced to give blood'

<b>Police in China have arrested seven people thought to be behind a scheme that forced schoolchildren to give blood, state media says.</b><p>According to police, at least eight children aged between 10 and 16 were made to donate blood to a company in Gansu province in north-west China.<p>Reports said the …

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New restrictions in Kenya for travelers amid Ebola fears

Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The suspension is temporary, and the airline will continue operating flights to Nigeria and Ghana, Kenya Airways said.<p>The Kenyan …

Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery.<p>But the Fresno County jail would not keep him.<p>Four times in the summer of 2012, authorities let …

Michael Brown Will Be Given Independent Autopsy, Attorney Says

An attorney for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. one week ago, said Saturday that …

Kenya bars travellers from Ebola-hit nations

Kenya is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the government has announced.<p>Kenya Airways also announced that it would suspend its flights to Freetown and Monrovia when the government travel ban on passengers …

Alarming images emerge from California drought

From algae sludge in shrinking pools of water to marooned boats on dry, cracked lake beds, California's crippling drought has produced stunning images that put the need for rainfall into stark focus.<p>Once-majestic lakes are now pools of their former selves -- most at less than half their capacity, a …

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Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters.<p>Nixon's curfew announcement came after violence erupted in Ferguson, Mo., early Saturday …

Ukraine: 1,200 Soldiers And 150 Armored Vehicles Joining Separatists After Russian Training

Pro-Russian separatists announced 1,200 troops and 150 vehicles including tanks trained in Russia will join their increasingly desperate fight …

Man dies as 35 people found 'screaming and banging' in shipping container at Tilbury Docks

'Homicide inquiry' launched as dozens of desperate stowaways, all from the Indian subcontinent, are taken to hospital after being found in a shipping container in Essex<p>One man has died and dozens have been taken to hospital after 35 people were discovered hiding inside a shipping container at …

Kidnapped Amish girls in N.Y. were sexually assaulted, D.A. says

Two Amish girls who were kidnapped this week were sexually assaulted during the 24 hours they were held captive, law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday.<p>St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary Rain said the victims, a 12-year-old girl and her 6-year-old sister, suffered the …

Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

CAIRO/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires.<p>A Palestinian protester hurls a stone at Israeli …

2 dead after they were hit by light rail train

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A light-rail train in Gresham struck and killed two people, one of whom was in a wheelchair, authorities said.<p>A person in a …

Girl, 3, dies after Maryland gunbattle involving driver, police

A 3-year-old girl died Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gunbattle, said police in Prince George's County, Maryland.<p>Police spokesman Lt. Bill Alexander said police began pursuing the man early in the afternoon when he drove a Nissan Maxima away from the scene of a shooting in …

Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor …

Experimental Ebola drug administered to three Liberian doctors

Fears In Ferguson As Midnight Curfew Approaches

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Community leaders expressed both worry and optimism on Saturday about the midnight curfew imposed by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to stop the looting that has marred protests over the death of an unarmed teen in this St. Louis suburb.<p>In the early hours of Saturday morning, several stores had …

Among Michael Brown's neighbors, anger over a future lost

To understand Michael Brown and why his shooting has unleashed such anger here, go to the place where he lived and died.<p>Canfield Green Apartments, a worn complex of brick buildings surrounded by trees and hills, has become a rallying point for protesters. They congregate at its center, Canfield …