April 17th, 2014
11:46 AM ET

TSA Officer Jumps on Tracks to Save Woman

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," an off duty TSA officer becomes an unlikely hero. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Eddie Palacios, 50, was waiting for the train in Chicago to go to O’Hare Airport when he heard someone yell that a woman had fallen onto the tracks.

Palacios recognized he was wearing an orange sweatshirt that would be very visible to the conductor.

He jumped onto the rails and waved his arms to stop the approaching train.

“We have each other, and if we can’t depend on each other, then we really can’t depend on much then,” said Palacios.

The train stopped in time, and the woman was pulled to safety.

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April 17th, 2014
09:59 AM ET
Photo of the Day
April 17th, 2014
08:42 AM ET

Photo of the Day

In our photo of the day, CNN's Martin Savidge  shares his view of British Columbia.

Savidge is reporting from a submarine there to give our viewers a look at the challenges of the underwater search for MH370.

"Breathtaking even in the rain," he says.  

If you have photos you'd like to share with us, send them our way for consideration!

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3 Killed in Attack on Ukrainian Military Base
April 17th, 2014
05:48 AM ET

3 Killed in Attack on Ukrainian Military Base

Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday, even as fresh violence erupted overnight in the restive east.

Thursday's talks in Geneva, Switzerland will bring the ministers of Russia, Ukraine and the United States together with the European Union's foreign policy chief to find ways out of the worst East-West crisis since the end of the Cold War - where Kiev's embattled new leaders are struggling to reassert their authority in eastern towns largely controlled by armed pro-Russian separatists.

But even as diplomats descend on Geneva, the U.S. is talking more sanctions to punish Russia. Kiev and the West believe Moscow is stirring up the unrest.

"What I've said consistently is that each time Russia takes these kinds of steps that are designed to destabilize Ukraine and violate their sovereignty, that there are going to be consequences and what you've already seen is the Russian economy weaker, capital fleeing out of Russia," President Barack Obama told CBS.

In an ominous echo of the events that led to Moscow's annexation of Crimea last month, the Donetsk People's Republic wants a referendum no later than May 11, the self-declared chairman of the people's council told CNN on Thursday.

The referendum will essentially ask residents which country they want to be a part of, said Denis Pushilin.

MORE at CNN.com.

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