April 20th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

Cops: Canadian hockey fans desecrated U.S. flag after win

The Canadian national hockey team defeated the U.S. team in the Olympics in overtime.

A celebration of Canada’s gold medal hockey victory over the United States in February may have two Canadian residents of California facing criminal charges of vandalism and flag desecration.

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April 20th, 2010
10:46 AM ET

Spring storm season off to slowest-ever start

The 2010 spring severe weather season is off to its slowest start on record, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

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April 20th, 2010
10:43 AM ET

Ohio inmate executed for murder of 16-year-old

An Ohio death row inmate was executed Tuesday for the 1988 murder of a 16-year-old girl, a friend of his then-girlfriend, officials said.

Darryl Durr, 46, was pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m., according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. He was executed by lethal injection for killing 16-year-old Angel Vincent in 1988.

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April 20th, 2010
10:16 AM ET

MGM troubles delay next James Bond film

The big screen adventures of James Bond are on hold because of the financial woes of MGM, the studio that distributes the movies, producers said.

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April 20th, 2010
10:12 AM ET

Supreme Court strikes down law banning dogfight videos

The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law designed to stop the sale and marketing of videos showing dogfights and other acts of animal cruelty, saying it is an unconstitutional violation of free speech.

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April 20th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

Highlights of civil rights activist Dorothy Height’s life

Dorothy Height stands with former President Bill Clinton to celebrate the signing of the Equal Pay Act.

Dorothy Height, a leading civil rights activist, died Tuesday, Howard University Hospital confirmed.

The hospital spokesman, Ron Harris, said Height died at 3:41 a.m. No cause of death was given. She was age 98.

Height, who had been chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, worked in the 1960s alongside civil rights pioneers, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., future U.S. Rep. John Lewis and A. Philip Randolph.

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April 20th, 2010
09:10 AM ET

On the Radar: Shuttle landing, Ohio execution, Title IX

 

Ohio is scheduled to execute Darryl Durr on Tuesday.

Ohio execution - Darryl Durr, who was convicted of kidnapping and raping 16-year-old Angel Vincent in Elyria, Ohio, in 1988, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday. Durr, who claims he is innocent, says he should not be executed because he is allergic to the anesthetic used in the lethal drug cocktail.

Shuttle landing - After spending an extra day in orbit, the seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery prepared for a Tuesday morning landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA officials have been closely monitoring weather conditions and passed on the first of two landing opportunities. Later they gave the go-ahead for a landing at 9:08 a.m. ET Tuesday.
Bad weather prompted mission managers to scrap two landing opportunities at Kennedy on Monday.

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April 20th, 2010
09:09 AM ET

Discovery shuttle crew lands safely

[Updated at 9:09 a.m.] The Space Shuttle Discovery has landed safely at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

[Updated at 7:48 a.m.] NASA just gave the Discovery crew approval to land at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Earlier concerns about rain showers within 30 miles of the runway were dispelled.

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April 20th, 2010
08:29 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

9:08 am ET - Shuttle landing - Space shuttle Discovery is expected to land at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center following a two-week mission in space.

10:00 am ET - Senate hearing on TARP - The special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program testifies before a Senate committee on the state of the Wall Street bailout package.

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April 20th, 2010
08:19 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

Joseph Igbineweka

The student body president of California State University, Chico, is recovering from stab wounds suffered in what police believe was a hate crime, officials said.

Igbineweka, who was born in Nigeria, was stabbed early Sunday while walking near the college in a neighborhood where most residents are students, Chico police Sgt. Rob Merrifield said.

Igbineweka passed two men who began to make racial slurs, Merrifield said. He ignored them and eventually turned around when one of the men struck him, Merrifield said. He fought back, but the man pulled a pocketknife and stabbed him at least four times, in the neck, chest, stomach and arm, according to Merrifield.

Igbineweka was in stable condition, said Joe Wills, spokesman for the university, which is commonly known as Chico State.

"While violent crimes happen in this and other communities, this is very disturbing," Wills said. "Lots of people know Joe."

The student body president is a public figure in Chico, a university town of about 100,000 people, he said. Igbineweka "is very well known in the local community," Wills said. "This is a hate crime and a very big deal."

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April 20th, 2010
08:02 AM ET

Iraqi officials: Gunmen kill Awakening Council leader's family

Gunmen stormed a house north of Baghdad, killing the family of a local Awakening Council leader, police officials said Tuesday.

The attackers killed the man's wife, their 22-year-old daughter and their three sons, who were beheaded, according to police. The father was not home when the attack took place Monday night in the Salaheddin province town of Tarmiya, about 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

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April 20th, 2010
07:37 AM ET

Civil rights activist Dorothy Height dies

Dorothy Height, a leading civil rights activist, died Tuesday, Howard University Hospital confirmed.

The hospital spokesman, Ron Harris, said Height died at 3:41 a.m. No cause of death was given. She was age 98.

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April 20th, 2010
07:36 AM ET

Goldman Sachs reports $3.5 billion profit

Goldman Sachs reported profits of $3.5 billion Tuesday, delivering a much-needed shot to the firm's ailing reputation as it faces questions over its role in structuring a security tied to subprime mortgages.

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April 20th, 2010
06:23 AM ET

Weather again delays shuttle landing

NASA waved off the first landing opportunity for space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday morning because of fog and rain near Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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April 20th, 2010
06:12 AM ET

World update: New ash cloud threatens more travel misery

Smoke and ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano make their way across a field on Iceland.

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:

Eruption strengthens - The eruption of an Icelandic volcano, which had slowed in recent days, has strengthened again, spewing a new cloud of ash that officials said was heading toward the United Kingdom - possibly posing a renewed threat to air travel. Read the full story

 Latest travel updates - CNN.com is covering all the latest travel updates caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland.  Read the full story

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April 20th, 2010
04:34 AM ET

Blog: Apple letter proves phone prototype is real deal

Apple wants its phone back.

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April 20th, 2010
02:25 AM ET

Two dead in hospital shooting, 2 others injured

The Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, will have chaplains and counselors available throughout the day Tuesday after an apparent murder-suicide left one of its employees dead and two wounded.

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April 20th, 2010
01:51 AM ET

Teen in bullying case arrested for DUI, lawyer confirms

One of the suspects accused of bullying a teenage girl until the teen committed suicide has been arrested on a weekend drunken driving charge, his lawyer confirmed Monday.

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