Lisa Ellison

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Obama Authorizes Air Strikes, Humanitarian Aid in Iraq

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he has authorized U.S. air strikes against militants in Iraq to prevent them from moving on the Kurdish …

Our government can't help the kidnapped schoolgirls, says a Nigerian human rights worker

There is still no news about the kidnapped schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. And anger continues to grow in Nigeria at the government's still unsuccessful response.<p>"It's very worrying because every second that [the girls] are with these people, their abductors, the horrible things one could imagine …

Apple wants to ban past and future Samsung devices from being sold in the US

Based on the most recent verdict in Apple v. Samsung, Apple is attempting to seek a permanent injunction against any Samsung device that infringes upon its patents.<p>While this includes the devices that were at the center of the latest court case, it also includes “software or code capable of …

UCSB shooting victim’s father: Blame NRA and “craven” politicians

<b>Richard Martinez who says his son Christopher Martinez was killed in Friday night's mass shooting that took place in Isla Vista, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)</b><p>Three victims in shooting have been identified. And one distraught parent has issued a heart-wrenching statement<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 25, 2014 …

Here's The Salary You Have To Earn To Buy A Home In These 12 Major US Cities

Mortgage website HSH.com analyzed median home prices and interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, as well as property taxes and insurance costs, to figure out how much money it would take to pay a home's mortgage principal, taxes, and insurance — and how much you would have to earn …

Real Estate

When routine surgeries go wrong

When Nailah Winkfield took her daughter to Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, California, for a tonsillectomy, she thought it would be a short stay.<p>"When I walked her into that hospital, she was perfectly fine," Winkfield told CNN's Piers Morgan. "There was nothing wrong with her. …

McCarthy: We'll Find "Monster" Who Attacked Teen

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Thursday evening tried to allay the fears of residents in Chicago's Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, promising to catch …

Crime

FLOTUS steps into ACA spotlight

President Barack Obama has struggled to sell his health care law this fall — and until now, he’s largely been without his top seller: first lady Michelle Obama.<p>The first lady has done little to promote the Affordable Care Act in recent months, marking a shift from her usual role as the president’s …

Former Bears receiver Hurd gets 15-year prison sentence

DALLAS — Former Bears player Sam Hurd, who rose from the rough and poor San Antonio streets to the glamor of the NFL, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in trying to set up a massive drug operation spanning three states.<p>Hurd, 28, pleaded guilty in April to one count of …

Mike Krzyzewski Speaks out About Tanking in the NBA

Legendary Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski has a highly touted freshman in Jabari Parker, a player so talented that some NBA teams may even consider tanking an entire season in order to draft him.<p>However, Krzyzewski can't even begin to consider the notion that tanking is on any …

Call in fetal blood cells to cure sickle cell anaemia

THE secret to curing sickle cell anaemia could be in our genes.<p>People with the disease have abnormally shaped red blood cells (RBCs) and experience …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

Arizona Wants A Refund For Opening The Grand Canyon During The Government Shutdown

The Arizona congressional delegation asked the federal government to pay back the $465,000 it spent to open the Grand Canyon for five days during the shutdown.<p>In a letter to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis Wednesday, Arizona's senators and representatives asked the federal government to …