April 18th, 2014
10:24 AM ET
April 18th, 2014
10:13 AM ET

Man Proves There Is Such a Thing As 'Free Lunch'

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," an Indianapolis man uses social media to help students pay off their lunch debt. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Ryan Cox is a man who already enjoyed paying it forward. He would pay for the order in the car behind him at the drive-thru. 

But recently, his daily routine got a lot more advantageous.  

Inspired by a friend, Ryan went to a local elementary school with a plan to pay off overdue lunch accounts for families who'd fallen on hard times.

Cafeteria supervisor Latiousha Smith explained: "He was like, 'You know, I just want to come and pay someone's balance' and I was like, 'Okay, so what's your student's name?'"

"I just want to pay random accounts," Cox told her.

So the generous man reached out on social media and raised $1,000 in five days. Cox had the $1,200 to pay off the balance for the whole school in no time at all.

See the full story at CNN affiliate WTHR.

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12 People Dead in Mount Everest Avalanche
April 18th, 2014
05:42 AM ET

12 People Dead in Mount Everest Avalanche

A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.

Four others are missing, said Madhu Sudan Burlakoti of Nepal's Tourism Ministry, adding that six people were injured in total.

A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by the avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, said Tilak Ram Pandey of the ministry's mountaineering department.

The avalanche took place just above base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall.

The climbers were accounted for, Pandey said. "Rescue teams have gone ... to look for the missing."

Before Friday, the deadliest single-day toll was from an accident in May 1996, when eight climbers disappeared when a huge storm hit. Their tragic story was chronicled in Jon Krakauer's bestselling book "Into Thin Air."


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April 17th, 2014
12:54 PM ET

Bluefin-21 Search Faces Challenges

In the difficult search for missing Malaysia Flight 370, the Bluefin-21 scans the ocean floor for clues.  But even getting the equipment into the water poses certain challenges.

Wind can dictate what side of the boat the Bluefin-21 is lowered from, fearing that a gust could send the delicate instrument crashing into the side of the boat.

Wave heights and strong currents on the surface of the ocean can also impact the deployment.

Indra Petersons explores these obstacles that searchers face in their efforts.

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