My interview with Ernest
Hollywood legend Ernest Borgnine made a big impression on a young reporter.
July 9th, 2012
02:55 AM ET

My interview with Ernest

Editor's note: Leslie Tripp is an assignment editor for the CNN National Desk.

Many people in their mid-30s and younger heard about the death of actor Ernest Borgnine and it didn't mean much. But I felt a particular sadness because I have interviewed Borgnine, and I actually made him cry.


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Filed under: Celebrity • Entertainment • Movies • Showbiz • Texas • TV
July 1st, 2011
09:10 AM ET

Minnesota government shuts down

The Minnesota government was forced to shut down Friday for the second time in six years after lawmakers failed to reach a budget agreement before a midnight Thursday deadline.

Gov. Mark Dayton held a news conference to announce an impasse in budget talks two hours before the deadline.

"This is a night of deep sorrow for me," Dayton said.

The governor, a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party wants to raise taxes on the wealthiest 1.9% of Minnesotans, as well as cut spending.

Republicans accused the governor of giving up too soon.

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Filed under: Economy • Minnesota
March 13th, 2011
12:53 AM ET

NY police tight-lipped about officer's shooting

Police in New York are expected to release more information Sunday about the shooting death of a Nassau County officer that they are calling accidental.


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Filed under: U.S.
October 9th, 2010
11:59 PM ET

Amber Alert issued for North Carolina girl

An Amber Alert has been issued after a 10-year-old girl was reported missing from her Hickory, North Carolina, home. FULL POST

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Filed under: Missing Children • North Carolina
October 4th, 2010
01:05 AM ET

Four killed as church van rolls over in Georgia

A church van rolled over in southwest Georgia Sunday evening, killing four of the 17 occupants on board, authorities said.

The van, belonging to the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance in Columbus, Georgia, was headed to Florida when it overturned on a highway in Early County.

An initial investigation by Georgia state troopers indicated that the driver lost control after the van blew a tire, said agency spokesman Gordy Wright.

In addition to the four deaths, 13 people in the van were injured, Wright said. Several of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle, he said.

It was not immediately known if the occupants were wearing seat belts

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Filed under: Georgia • U.S.