By Helen Silvis Of The Skanner News
05/17/2013 05:22 pm PDT
It’s not often we get to be in the presence of genius. And it’s ever rarer to see how those who possess it can inspire our youth. That’s why you should get yourself along to the King Elementary School Auction this Saturday night.
By Chris Lawrence and Matt Smith CNN
05/17/2013 09:08 am PDT
Guantanamo Bay is a lightning rod for America's critics and it's no prize for America's taxpayers.Running the prison camp costs the Pentagon more than $150 million a year -- just over $900,000 for each of the 166 detainees at the facility
05/17/2013 08:53 am PDT
New Orleans police have arrested two brothers in the Mother's Day shooting that wounded 19 people this week, including three still in critical condition, authorities said Thursday. Akein Scott, 19, was due in court on heroin and other charges before his arrest in the shooting.
05/17/2013 08:36 am PDT
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $550 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.
Wednesday's jackpot in the multistate lottery was $360 million. The numbers were 2, 11, 26, 34 and 41 with a Powerball of 32.
By Kevin Bohn CNN Senior Producer
05/17/2013 08:13 am PDT
Several groups have aired ads criticizing Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Now conservatives are donating to Ayotte in big numbers. New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte was the only member of the U.S. Senate from New England to vote against the proposal pushed by her colleagues, Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), to expand background checks for gun purchases.
By Mohammed Tawfeeq CNN
05/17/2013 07:58 am PDT
Bombs struck Sunnis leaving a mosque and attending a funeral in Iraq, killing dozens on Friday as tensions between Sunnis and Shiites fester.
By Saskya Vandoorne and Laura Smith-Spark CNN
05/17/2013 07:01 am PDT
Jewels worth more than $1 million were stolen from a hotel in Cannes, France, police in the nearby city of Nice said Friday.
By Saad Abedine and Joe Sterling CNN
05/17/2013 06:53 am PDT
The number of Syrian civilians who have fled their country to escape the civil war has passed 1.5 million, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday