David Strayhorn

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Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at 'bottom of sea'

SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search.<p>The Indonesia AirAsia …

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>…

Officers shot at in Florida and Los Angeles

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Los Angeles police officers were shot at Sunday night while they drove their patrol car in the southern part of the city, police said. The officers returned fire, authorities said, and no one was injured.<p>One suspect was arrested and two weapons, including a rifle, were recovered. …

There Goes Oil ...

Oil is crashing again.<p>On Monday afternoon, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil crashed to as low as $53.00 per barrel, a more than 3% decline and the lowest price for WTI since May 2009, according to Reuters.<p>Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, also fell to its lowest price …

Oil & Gas Industry

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Disease

Man who tried to sell crushed pop tart as cocaine prosecuted for fraud

Cameron Mitchell falls foul of North Carolina counterfeit laws<p>Trying to sell drugs to an undercover police officer is not the best move for an aspiring drug dealer.<p>However attempting to pass off a crushed pop tart as crack cocaine has proved particularly unwise.<p>It has left Cameron Mitchell of Rocky …

Putting the ISIS Threat in Perspective

If you’re having a tough time figuring out how much of a threat the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) poses to the U.S., you’re hardly …

Middle East

ISIS execution videos strikingly similar

Three brutal executions. Three horrifyingly similar scripts.<p>The video fades in. A Western captive dressed in an orange prison-style jumpsuit is seen kneeling in the desert, juxtaposed against a bright blue sky.<p>A masked "executioner" lords over him, wielding a large knife.<p>The victim's last words are …

The Pistorius case proves that race still colours justice in our rainbow nation

Throughout the Oscar Pistorius trial, Judge Thokozile Masipa stood as a figure of pride for many black South Africans. There she was, a black woman presiding over a globally televised spectacle. In front of her were two armies of mainly white lawyers. The accused was a white Afrikaner. Except for …

15 best Android games of 2017

Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even …

Taiwan businessman murdered by kidnappers including his chauffeur

A Taiwan businessman who reportedly accumulated a huge fortune through illegal gambling has been murdered by kidnappers including his chauffeur, in a case that has rocked the island.<p>Shih Chia-chin was picked up by chauffeur Hsieh Yuan-hsin upon his return to the northern airport of Taoyuan on 18 …

Kerry 'taken aback' by James Foley's mother's reaction to handling of case

The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after the slain journalist's mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him.<p>Saying everything possible had been done to bring the journalist home, State Department …

World's First 3D-Printed Car Built Live at IMTS

Printable fuel still a ways off..<p>US automaker Local Motors is attempting to make history by building the world's first 3D-printed car at this year's …

NFL looking into report that league exec saw Ray Rice video in April

The NFL on Wednesday said it is looking into an Associated Press report that a league executive in April received from a law enforcement official a copy of the video in which Ray Rice punched his now-wife in the face.<p>The law enforcement official had a short voice mail from April 9 in which someone …

Sony Pictures Is Making ’23 Jump Street’ Because Money, Money, Money!

It was pretty surprising that a gimmick movie like <i>21 Jump Street</i>, coming after Hollywood’s big wave of “classic” TV shows being adapted as movies had passed, cleaned up at the box office to the tune of $201 million. We chalked that up to 2012 being the Year of C-Tates, as our favorite hardest …

Artist Cancels Exhibit of J-Law’s Nude Photos, Will Show Own Dong Instead

When news first leaked that someone had hacked a bunch of nude Jennifer Lawrence photos, it took a long time before my soul caught up with my brain and realized . . . that was a bad thing. Apparently, it took some people longer than others, including some artist from Florida named “XVALA,<b>”</b> who …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

Spying cell towers may be spread across US

There are at least 19 bogus cellphone towers operating across the United States that could be used to spy upon, and even hijack, passing mobile phones.<p>So says Les Goldsmith, head of ESD America, a company that imports and sells tightly secured mobile phones that can detect "baseband" hacking …

Sierra Leone launches nationwide 'lockdown' to halt spread of Ebola

Citizens of the West African nation will be prohibited from leaving their homes for four days from September 18 as part of efforts to stop the Ebola virus spreading further<p>Sierra Leone has taken the unprecedented step of ordering the entire population to stay at home for three days as the …

Disease

Police: Death of teen whose body burned was random

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 15-year-old Indianapolis girl whose burned body was found over the weekend was likely abducted and killed by someone she didn't …

Inside the Psychology of Celebrity Hackers: 'It's a Badge of Honor'

In the world of cybercrime, some hackers steal credit cards for financial gain. Others deal in a different type of currency: private information like nude celebrity photos, used to buy the admiration of fellow hackers.<p>Alleged intimate photos of dozens of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and …

Angelina Jolie

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Military

William McRaven: The man who hunted bin Laden (Opinion) - CNN.com

SEALs pioneered underwater warfare tactics, and are the only special forces personnel who are capable of advanced aquatic fighting tactics.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p><i>Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at the New America Foundation and the author of "Manhunt: The</i> …

Thousands of Americans surrendering their passports due to be hit by huge hike in government fees

Large tax bills faced by Americans who have not lived in their country for years are forcing US citizens to renounce their nationality - but only at a cost<p>Americans who are abandoning their citizenship in droves are due to be charged five times more to surrender their passport under government …

Congo confirms first Ebola cases

The deadly Ebola virus has emerged in another African country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing two people in a remote region where many others have fallen sick, the Congo government says.<p>Congo becomes the fifth African country where Ebola has killed people this year. But so far the Congo …

Robin Williams’ inexhaustible comic force: An eccentric, electric performer who fought his demons on-screen

He wasn’t a natural fit for movies, and his stardom was a trap. But his lightning comic talent was like no one else<p>If Robin Williams’ career as an actor and comedian was in many ways perplexing and difficult to summarize, the man himself was still more so. I didn’t know Williams personally, but …