December 31st, 2014
11:12 AM ET

7 bodies recovered from AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Surabaya, Indonesia (CNN) - Indonesian searchers battling bad weather in their efforts to find more remains from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 have so far recovered 10 bodies from the sea, officials said Wednesday.

A day after the first bits of debris from the commercial jet were spotted afloat off the coast of Borneo, the search operation was hampered Wednesday by big waves, strong winds and heavy rain. Helicopters scanning for signs of wreckage and victims were halted in their search, while ships continued combing the waters. It was unclear how long aerial operations would be held up.

Answers about why the aircraft, with 162 people on board, fell from the sky Sunday remained elusive.

Among the 7 bodies recovered so far was that of a woman wearing a flight attendant's uniform, said Bambang Soelistyo, Indonesia's national search and rescue chief.

"Reality of seeing the evacuees and some of my aircraft parts are soul destroying," AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes tweeted. The air executive also put to rest rumors of a survivor found in a life jacket, saying that only the life jacket was found in the water.

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December 31st, 2014
10:56 AM ET

More than 139 motorists rescued from snow on California mountain pass

(CNN) - It beats sleeping in your car at temperatures in the teens - maybe lower.

Motorists snowed in on a mountain pass near Los Angeles will wake up Wednesday in a church shelter after fire rescuers ferried all 139 of them down in three snowcat vehicles overnight.

They had gotten stuck near the town of Crestline, when a wreck blocked the road, and snow piled in on top of them, San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig said. Some of them pulled out their phones and called for help.

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December 29th, 2014
02:31 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, December 29, 2014

An airliner vanishes. A ferry catches fire. And the GOP presidential race has a new frontrunner.

It's Monday, and here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."


Not again!: Another Asian airliner has gone missing, and officials fear it may be somewhere in the bottom of the Java Sea. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 disappeared in Indonesian airspace with 162 people yesterday. Crews are combing a really large area. But so far, nothing.


December 19th, 2014
09:31 AM ET

Mike Rowe Sings for Charity

Every year around this time, CNN's Mike Rowe likes to change his voicemail to make it a little more festive. When he was challenged to make the change 0n-camera, in a bathrobe and with his dog, all for a $1,000 donation to his charity, Rowe obviously accepted. Watch the hilarious video above.

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