Unique skill set helps save man from death row

By Thom Patterson, CNN

When the Rev. Neil Kookoothe discovered a key piece of evidence in the death row murder case against Joe D'Ambrosio, he said his "heart sank into the pit of his stomach." Click through the gallery for case details and crime scene photos. When the Rev. Neil Kookoothe discovered a key piece of evidence in the death row murder case against Joe D’Ambrosio, he said his “heart sank into the pit of his stomach.” Click through the gallery for case details and crime scene photos.
Neil Kookoothe: Priest, nurse, lawyer
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Neil Kookoothe — a priest, nurse and lawyer — finds evidence in Ohio death row case
  • Joe D’Ambrosio sat on death row for years before evidence overturned his conviction
  • Case poses big questions about requiring prosecutors to share evidence

President Obama’s 2014 March Madness Bracket

As has become tradition during the his time in the White House, President Obama’s March Madness bracket predictions hit the day before the beginning of the NCAA Tournament. Having revealed his Final Four predictions on Tuesday night, the President displayed his full bracket on ESPN’s Sportscenter at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday. Typically, it wasn’t filled with too many bold choices, as the President is customarily fairly safe in his bracket choices.

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Lessons from ‘Batman,’ an ex-Chicago gangster

By Lonza “Batman” C. Harris Jr., Special to CNN
Even when he was in a gang, Lonza Harris Jr. says, his goal was to keep kids off the streets.
Even when he was in a gang, Lonza Harris Jr. says, his goal was to keep kids off the streets.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lonza C. Harris Jr. moved to Chicago from rural Arkansas as a kid
  • He says he joined the Gangster Disciples as a teen
  • He explains his role in a short-lived movement within the gang to try to help kids
  • For more on Chicago gangs, watch “Chicagoland” Thursday nights at 10 ET/9 CT on CNN

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What happened to Flight 370? Four scenarios fuel speculation among experts

By Thom Patterson, CNN

What can cause an airplane to disappear?

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • ‘Baffled’ experts speculate on what happened to missing airliner
  • Ex-DOT inspector Mary Schiavo: It may have been a terrorism “dry run”
  • Ex-satellite tracker: It’s possible but unlikely that satellites captured clues about the plane
  • Did the plane ditch on the water and then sink?