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AirAsia plane loses contact with traffic control

cnn.com — (CNN) -- AirAsia Flight 8501 has lost contact with traffic control in Jakarta, Indonesia, the airline's crisis center said Sunday. "We have no further information. A crisis center has been set up. We are seeking more information to provide," the center said. MORE TO COME
Dec 28, 2014

Heavy thunderstorms where #AirAsia #QZ8501 was flying, says CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam. cnn.it/1rsiwSw

Dec 28, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: AirAsia Flight 8501 has lost contact with air traffic control in Jakarta, Indonesia, the airline says. cnn.it/16WQllu

Dec 28, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: White House: Obama has been briefed on #AirAsia #QZ8501's loss of contact with Indonesian air traffic control. cnn.it/1rsiwSw

Dec 28, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Heavy thunderstorms where AirAsia #QZ8501 was flying, says CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam. cnn.it/1rsiwSw

Dec 28, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Heavy thunderstorms where AirAsia #QZ8501 was flying, says CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam. cnn.it/1rsiwSw

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Rookie police officer Tyler Stewart killed during call

cnn.com — (CNN) -- A rookie police officer who was answering a domestic violence call has died from gunshot wounds, the Flagstaff, Arizona, Police Department said Saturday. Officer Tyler Stewart, 24, was shot several times in a residential area and died at a hospital, officials said. The gunman apparently killed himself, police said.
Dec 27, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart, 24, killed on domestic violence call. cnn.it/1CNY7LK pic.twitter.com/oBoUFn5sdw

Dec 27, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart, 24, killed on domestic violence call. cnn.it/1CNY7LK pic.twitter.com/oBoUFn5sdw

Dec 27, 2014

RT @CNN: Rookie police officer in Arizona killed during domestic violence call. cnn.it/1vBDpqE pic.twitter.com/gFY348revC

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NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos saw streets as his ministry

cnn.com — New York (CNN) -- Rafael Ramos was an unusual cop. He saw the streets of New York as his ministry. In fact, he was just hours away from becoming a lay chaplain and graduating from a community-crisis chaplaincy program before he and fellow New York police Officer Wenjian Liu were gunned down in their patrol car Saturday in Brooklyn.
Dec 27, 2014

Officers turn back on NYC mayor: "The feeling is real, but today is about mourning; tomorrow is about debate"--NYPD …lnkd.in/bTyZpRB

Dec 27, 2014

25k officers formed endless chain holding hands in prayer at NYPD Rafael Ramos' funeral. lnkd.in/bTyZpRB

Dec 27, 2014

Sea of blue at NYPD Rafael Ramos' funeral is unlike anything police union head has seen in his 31 years. lnkd.in/bTyZpRB

Dec 27, 2014

This will help widows & families: NYPD's slain Rafael Ramos & Wenjian Liu become detectives 1st grade, posthumously. lnkd.in/bTyZpRB

Dec 27, 2014

He always wanted to be one: NYPD's slain Rafael Ramos is made an honorary police chaplain lnkd.in/bTyZpRB

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Hackers behind gamers' offline misery?

cnn.com — (CNN) -- PlayStation was still hobbled over the weekend after a possible cyberattack Thursday on the network that enables its gamers to play one another online. Xbox also went down on Christmas Day -- one of the busiest gaming days of the year -- though by Saturday afternoon its website was reporting that most of Xbox Live's services were up and running.
Dec 27, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: PlayStation and Xbox still struggling after alleged cyberattack on Christmas Day. cnn.it/16Wgr8c

Dec 27, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: PlayStation and Xbox still struggling after alleged cyberattack on Christmas Day. cnn.it/16Wgr8c

Dec 27, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: PlayStation and Xbox still struggling after alleged cyberattack on Christmas Day. cnn.it/16Wgr8c

Renewed ties expose Cuban-American rift

cnn.com — (CNN) -- When Raul Moas took his first trip to Cuba, he plunged deep in the generational chasm among Cuban-Americans that now shapes much of the politics behind this month's historic renewal of U.S.-Cuba ties.
Dec 27, 2014

RT @MMartinezCNN: Cuban-Americans are now a divided people about historic renewal of US-Cuba ties. Rift exposes deep pains. lnkd.in/bWfYTuG

Dec 27, 2014

RT @MMartinezCNN: Cuban-Americans are now a divided people about historic renewal of US-Cuba ties. Rift exposes deep pains. lnkd.in/bWfYTuG

Dec 27, 2014

Cuban-Americans are now a divided people about historic renewal of US-Cuba ties. Rift exposes deep pains. lnkd.in/bWfYTuG

Cops turn backs on de Blasio at funeral

cnn.com — Several police officers turned their backs to the big screens outside Officer Ramos' funeral when Mayor de Blasio spoke.
Dec 27, 2014

RT @CNNSitRoom: Some officers turned their backs to Mayor de Blasio during remarks at Officer Ramos' funeral: cnn.it/1zoqPMO pic.twitter.com/IZ9ZpJePEO

Dec 27, 2014

RT @CNNSitRoom: Some officers turned their backs to Mayor de Blasio during remarks at Officer Ramos' funeral: cnn.it/1zoqPMO pic.twitter.com/IZ9ZpJePEO

Dec 27, 2014

RT @CNNVideo: Some officers turned their backs to Mayor de Blasio during remarks at Officer Ramos' funeral. cnn.it/1zoqPMO pic.twitter.com/HD6CftDQ2E

Dec 27, 2014

RT @CNNVideo: Some officers turned their backs to Mayor de Blasio during remarks at Officer Ramos' funeral. cnn.it/1zoqPMO pic.twitter.com/HD6CftDQ2E

Officers carry casket, salute Ramos family

cnn.com — The casket of slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos is carried from the funeral service by his fellow officers.
Dec 27, 2014

RT @CNNVideo: See the emotional moment as an officer presents an American flag to the Ramos family. Watch: cnn.it/1JVl4yD pic.twitter.com/HjdJUUwrGo

Dec 27, 2014

RT @CNNVideo: See the emotional moment as an officer presents an American flag to the Ramos family. Watch: cnn.it/1JVl4yD pic.twitter.com/HjdJUUwrGo

Dec 27, 2014

RT @CNNVideo: See the emotional moment as an officer presents an American flag to the Ramos family. Watch: cnn.it/1JVl4yD pic.twitter.com/HjdJUUwrGo

'Screech' arrested on endangerment, weapons charges

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Police arrested Dustin Diamond, better known as "Screech" in the 1980s sitcom, "Saved by the Bell," on Friday in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, 37, is charged with one felony count of recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanors -- carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a switchblade, according to jail records.
Dec 27, 2014

Dustin Diamond, aka "Screech" from "Saved by the Bell," arrested in Wisconsin bar fight. tinyurl.com/konl3cv #CNN

Dec 26, 2014

RT @CNN: Actor Dustin Diamond said he was protecting his girlfriend & didn't intentionally stab anybody cnn.it/1rp7ZHH http://t.co/…

Dec 26, 2014

RT @CNN: Actor Dustin Diamond said he was protecting his girlfriend & didn't intentionally stab anybody cnn.it/1rp7ZHH http://t.co/…

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Then and now: Reporter visits scenes from "The Wire"

cnn.com — Stuck inside this holiday with nothing in front of you but hours of "A Christmas Story" on a loop? (Not that that's a bad thing!) If you need a diversion from the seasonal programming -- or a diversion from seasonal guests -- we won't judge.

OPINI�N: La encrucijada clim�tica de Latinoam�rica

mexico.cnn.com — Nota del editor: Carolina García Arbeláez es abogada y trabaja para WWF Colombia en el área de comunicaciones. Hizo la traducción de inglés a español del libro de PavanSukhdevCorporation 2020 y fundó Tío Conejo, el blog de medio ambiente de La Silla Vacía.
Dec 27, 2014

Latinoamerica cambiara a energias renovables o esta adicta al petroleo y el gas? Interesante nota de @carogarcia1606 cnnmexico.com/opinion/2014/1…

La pequeña panda Bao Bao tuvo el susto de su vida en el zoológico de Washington

cnnespanol.cnn.com — Por Michael Martinez, CNN (CNN) - Bao Bao hizo un no-no y una descarga eléctrica la 'mandó' directo a trepar un árbol. La cachorra de panda gigante del Zoológico Nacional Smithsonian en Washington D.C.
Dec 27, 2014

Bao Bao la cachorra de panda hizo un no-no y una descarga eléctrica la ‘mandó’ directo a trepar un árbol. lnkd.in/bxyajmc

Web exclusive: will Cuba loosen its grip on media and widen Internet access?

reliablesources.blogs.cnn.com — Does the renewing of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba augur an flourishing of independent media and Internet access on the island? Brian Stelter asks New York Times editorial board member Ernesto Londoño, recently back from a trip to Havana, and OnCuba editor in chief Hugo Ca...

The challenge of mapping the brain

globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com — President Barack Obama announced the "BRAIN" Initiative in 2013. It's an effort to show the brain's neural circuits work together in real time. To find out more about efforts to map the brain, watch the "Moonshots" special on December 28 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.
Dec 27, 2014

Why mapping brain is such an enormous challenge: cnn.it/16WlYvG For more, watch our "Moonshots" special tomorrow at 10 am + 1 pm ET

North Korea blasts U.S. over release of 'The Interview'

cnn.com — (CNN) -- The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the "The Interview," claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into theaters and onto streaming video services. "U.S. President Obama is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to 'indiscriminately distribute' the movie and took the lead in appeasing and blackmailing cinema houses and theatres in the U.S.

Cricket Australia trademarks '63 not out'

edition.cnn.com — (CNN) -- Cricket Australia has trademarked the term "63 not out" in an attempt to prevent people cashing in on the death of its Test batsman Phillip Hughes. The 25-year-old Hughes died after being hit on the head by a ball in a domestic match in Sydney last month.
Dec 27, 2014

Cricket Australia trademarks '63 not out' after death of its star Phillip Hughes cnn.com/2014/12/27/spo…

Experts doubt North Korea was behind the big Sony hack

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Sure, North Korea's government despises the movie "The Interview." But when its propagandists say it did not hack Sony Pictures before the original release date of the flick that satirizes dictator Kim Jong-un, they might just be telling the truth. Some U.S.
Dec 27, 2014

RT @cnni: Experts doubt North Korea was behind the Sony hack -- so who was it? cnn.it/1vA3syv

Son's gift brings parents to tears

cnn.com — (CNN) -- This year's Christmas will be hard to top for Joseph Riquelme. Riquelme, creator of iPhone video editing tool Videoshop, gave his parents a gift that brought them to tears. "Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas," Riquelme said in a handwritten letter that he shared in a Facebook photo.
Dec 27, 2014

My job today is to bring you HAPPY (words you never thought you'd hear from me): "Son's gift brings parents to tears" cnn.com/2014/12/27/liv…

Will NYPD police deaths impact protests?

cnn.com — Will the murder of two NYPD police officers have any impact on protests against police tactics across the country? If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Dec 27, 2014

Despite NYPD deaths, protestors explain why "we can't press the pause button" #CNN cnn.com/video/data/2.0… #cnn

Girl, 13: Boko Haram made me wear suicide belt

cnn.com — Kano, Nigeria (CNN) -- A 13-year-old Nigerian girl told reporters this week that her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber, but she fled as two other girls detonated their explosives at a market earlier this month.