Carnival Triumph breaks loose
The Carnival Cruise ship Triumph is undergoing repairs at a dock in Mobile, Alabama.
April 3rd, 2013
05:15 PM ET

Carnival Triumph breaks loose

One person is missing after high winds in Mobile, Alabama, caused the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph to break loose from its dock.

There were conflicting reports as to where the missing man was working.

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Filed under: Accidents • Alabama • Travel • U.S.
April 3rd, 2013
04:58 PM ET

W.Va. sheriff killed; suspect arrested

Authorities have arrested the suspect who they believe fatally shot a West Virginia sheriff Wednesday, said Lt. Randy Hatfield with the Mingo County Sheriff's Office.

The arrest comes after Mingo County Sheriff Walter E. "Eugene" Crum, who was also a county magistrate, was killed in a marked vehicle while he was eating lunch, Hatfield said.

"It's devastating. It's a big blow to the community," Hatfield said.

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Filed under: Crime • Gun violence • U.S. • West Virginia
Jay Leno announces 'Tonight Show' exit
Jay Leno hosted "The Tonight Show" since 1992 (with one brief break).
April 3rd, 2013
01:46 PM ET

Jay Leno announces 'Tonight Show' exit

On Wednesday, Jay Leno confirmed the rampant reports that he's once again departing "The Tonight Show," presumably for good this time.

He'll wrap up his 22-year run as host in spring 2014, with Jimmy Fallon officially signing on as his replacement.

The expectation that he would leave NBC's legendary late-night program has been building recently. NBC execs told The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times in early March that Leno was going to be out and someone else, most likely "Late Night" host Fallon, was going to be in.

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April 3rd, 2013
10:37 AM ET

Rutgers coach fired after abusive video broadcast

Rutgers University fired head basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after ESPN broadcast a video showing him physically and verbally abusing players.

"Based upon recently revealed information and a review of previously discovered issues, Rutgers has terminated the contract of Mike Rice," the school said in a tweet Wednesday.

"You f**king fairy ... you're a f**king fa**got," Rice appears to say during one session depicted on the video.

April 3rd, 2013
07:41 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial of Jodi Arias, who's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

Today's programming highlights...

12:30 pm ET - Hagel discusses Pentagon challenges - As part of mandatory spending cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is giving up his furlough pay.  Hagel will discuss the Pentagon's fiscal and strategic challenges at National Defense University in Washington.

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Filed under: Crime • Dollars & Sense • Justice • On CNN.com today • Politics
Hospitalized Nelson Mandela 'much better'
Mandela votes April 2009 in South Africa's fourth democratic election.
April 3rd, 2013
06:50 AM ET

Hospitalized Nelson Mandela 'much better'

Hospitalized former South African President Nelson Mandela is making steady improvement and "is much better" than he was when doctors admitted him for a recurring lung infection last week, the country's presidential office said Wednesday.

The 94-year-old Mandela, South Africa's first black president, received treatment for pneumonia over the weekend after being admitted to a hospital on March 27, a government spokesman has said.

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Filed under: Nelson Mandela • South Africa
April 3rd, 2013
05:11 AM ET

Skid marks among clues in prosecutor slaying

A set of large tire tracks.

It's one of the tenuous clues that could help authorities figure out who killed Kaufman County's top prosecutor and his wife.

The skid marks near Mike and Cynthia McLelland's home appear to be from two large vehicles.

But other than that, the case is still a giant mystery.

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Filed under: Crime • Justice • Texas
Clark Gable's son arrested
John Clark Gable was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed into six parked cars in California.
April 3rd, 2013
04:40 AM ET

Clark Gable's son arrested

Officers arrested the son of legendary actor Clark Gable this week on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed into six parked cars in Malibu, California.

John Clark Gable, 52, was driving a white Ford pick-up truck Tuesday near the Malibu Pier when the crashes occurred, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department reported.

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Filed under: California • Crime
April 3rd, 2013
04:30 AM ET

N. Korea sparks crisis at industrial complex

North Korea on Wednesday stirred up fresh unease in Northeast Asia, blocking hundreds of South Korean workers from entering a joint industrial complex that serves as an important symbol of cooperation between the two countries.

The move comes a day after Pyongyang announced plans to restart a nuclear reactor it shut down five years ago and follows weeks of bombastic threats against the United States and South Korea from the North's young leader, Kim Jong Un, and his government.

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Filed under: Kim Jong Un • North Korea • South Korea
April 3rd, 2013
03:59 AM ET

Probe of Texas killings looks at local cases

While speculation swirls around them, investigators in this north Texas county are leaving no stone unturned as they dig for clues into who killed two prosecutors.

Theories have included hits by grudge-holding drug cartels or by a white supremacist gang targeted by Texas and federal authorities last year.

CNN has learned that beyond those possible scenarios, tight-lipped investigators are looking at local public corruption cases in Kaufman County.

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Filed under: Crime • U.S.