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Magic: Clippers aren't going to play for anybody named Sterling

NBA Hall of Famer says players cannot and will not separate wife of Donald Sterling from her husband as NBA pursues termination of ownership.<p><b>More:</b> …

'We can't let this be the new normal'

"There is a market for selling humans."<p>That unsettling fact was pushed into the front of the news cycle on Monday when a man who claims to have kidnapped 276 teen girls announced in a video message that he would sell the young women into marriage or slavery.<p>"I abducted your girls. I will sell them …

South Korean shipwreck survivors: Passengers told 'don't move' as ship sank

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.<p>"Don't move," a voice warned, according to a recording obtained by CNN affiliate YTN. "If …

Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

There will be few days that better symbolize the crisis in Ukraine.<p>On Friday:<p>As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was signing an agreement on closer relations with the European Union ...... Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing the laws his country has put in place to take Crimea …

Malaysian Airlines plane mystery: how can a flight disappear off radar?

Flight MH370's disappearance from tracking could be due to its transponder being stopped deliberately, electrical failure or the plane's disintegration<p>Live blog: all today's developments in the search for MH370<p>As the search continues for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, more questions have …

USA's winter weather damage at $5 billion so far

The fierce winter of 2013-14 so far has caused almost $5 billion in damage to the nation's homes, businesses, infrastructure and agriculture, according to data from Aon Benfield, a global reinsurance firm based in London.<p>That's about $2 billion above average.<p>"This has been a rather costly and …

At least 25 killed in Ukraine as president alleges coup attempt

KIEV, Ukraine -- As the death toll in Kiev's violent political<p>confrontationrose dramatically to at least 25 Wednesday, embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich laid blame for the violence on protest leaders and threatened a tough response.<p>Pointing to continued clashes in Kiev's Independence …

100,000 evacuated as Indonesia's Mount Kelud erupts

Airports closed and skies blackened as Mount Kelud in Indonesia erupts leading to calls for over 200,000 people to be evacuated from their homes<p>More than 100,000 people were evacuated from areas where volcanic dust and rocks lay up to eight inches thick after Mount Kelud on Java island …

As Olympics approach, Russia hunts for ‘black widows’

Athletes and spectators attending next month's Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi appear to be facing an unprecedented threat as authorities hunt desperately for three potential suicide bombers, warning residents and businesses that "terrorists may be among us now."<p>Setting the Winter …

'Polar vortex' eases up on eastern US after days of record-breaking lows

The arctic blast that brought record low temperatures to many parts of the United States this week appeared to be loosening its grip on Wednesday, with meteorologists promising a far-reaching thaw by the weekend.<p>But experts warned that many areas would remain below freezing on Wednesday despite the …

Mandela and the Politics of Forgiveness

In 1966, Senator Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech at the University of Cape Town. He began by stating that he was there to talk about a country settled by the Dutch, which fought a bloody war of independence, and had then become an international pariah for its treatment of black people. He …

The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Historians tend to rate JFK as a good president, not a great one. But Americans consistently give him the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Why?<p>Among the many monuments to John F. Kennedy, perhaps the most striking is the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, in the …

Devastating Storm Reveals Philippines' Poor Typhoon Preparation, Evacuation Efforts

By Andrew R.C. Marshall<p>TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Dead bodies clog the basement of the Tacloban City Convention Centre. The dazed evacuees in its sports hall are mostly women and children. The men are missing.<p>That so few men made it to this refuge shows how dimly aware they were of …

Sparks, Nev., stunned after student kills teacher, himself

SPARKS, Nev. — A middle school crowded with parents dropping off their children and students hurrying to class erupted into chaos Monday morning as a student drew a semiautomatic handgun and opened fire, killing a teacher and wounding two students before fatally turning the gun on himself.<p>The …

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Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight

A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem.<p>At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square …

Today In The March To Semi-War

The numbers seem to indicate that, whatever case gets made for making war in Syria, the public's not really behind any of them. And, since it doesn't appear that the Congressional leadership of either party is going to try to knuckle its members into voting one way or another -- Freeing them up to …

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