April 11th, 2013
11:13 AM ET

No bond yet for parents who took kids to Cuba

The couple accused of abducting their sons and sailing to Cuba will remain jailed without bond through the weekend, a Florida judge ruled Thursday.

The judge also appointed a public defender to represent Josh and Sharyn Hakken after they said they wouldn't be able to pay for a lawyer on their own.

They will return to court Monday for a pretrial detention hearing, the judge ruled.

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Filed under: Crime • Cuba • Florida
April 11th, 2013
08:41 AM ET

U.S.: North Korea missile in firing position

North Korea has raised at least one missile into its upright firing position Wednesday, raising concerns that a launch was imminent, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.

This comes as the world continued to keep watch for a possible missile launch by the secretive regime, and just a day before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to arrive in the region.

It's not known by the United States why the regime did not proceed with the firing.

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April 11th, 2013
07:38 AM ET

Thursday'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...

8:30 am ET - Parents accused of kidnapping kids in court - Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, who are accused of kidnapping their children and taking them to Cuba, make their first court appearance in Florida.

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Filed under: Crime • Justice • On CNN.com today • Politics
April 11th, 2013
06:51 AM ET

Tornadoes strike Missouri, Arkansas

Residents in Missouri and Arkansas are grappling with the aftermath of a series of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes.

At least 24 homes in Hazelwood, Missouri, sustained severe damage from Wednesday night's storms, the St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management said.

One tornado touched down in the St. Louis suburb, ripping the roofs off of several homes, Hazelwood communications manager Tim Davidson said. No serious injuries were immediately reported.

Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri after a series of storms pummeled the St. Louis area and elsewhere across the state. Nixon will tour damaged areas Thursday, his website said.


Filed under: Arkansas • Missouri
Honda, Nissan and Toyota in massive recall
April 11th, 2013
06:32 AM ET

Honda, Nissan and Toyota in massive recall

Japanese automakers Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda are recalling around 3.4 million cars due to airbag defects.

Toyota said it was recalling 1.7 million cars around the world, including some popular Corolla, Matrix and Camry models. Nissan recalled around 480,000 cars, while Mazda added another 45,000.

Honda, which is recalling more than 1.1 million autos, said the recall was necessary to replace passenger front airbag inflators.

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Filed under: Auto Industry • Automobiles