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The U.S. and the EU ratcheted up economic pressure on Russia as fighting in Ukraine prevented investigators from getting to the MH17 crash site. Erin Burnett has more.
March 10th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker clears up Great Lakes shipping lanes

Record breaking ice is bringing America's Great Lakes to a standstill.

Ninety-three percent of Lake Michigan is covered in ice, according to the National Weather Service. The last time the lake was this frozen, it was 1977.

Satellite images from the last couple of weeks show just how expansive it is.

CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront on a coast guard ice breaker with the story.


Filed under: News • The Number • Weather
February 17th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

Lorne Michaels: The new king of late night

Tonight, Jimmy Fallon starts his gig as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show."

But it's the man behind the camera, executive producer Lorne Michaels who will be the new king of late night.

Why?

Because not only is he at the helm of the Tonight Show, but he's also the brains behind "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," which premiers next week and "30 Rock," which just finished its seventh season.

That brings us to the #NUMBER: $115,000.

That is how much NBC reportedly paid Michaels for his first late-night series, SNL in 1975.

Michaels is now estimated to be worth more than $350 million.

Jarett Wieselman the Senior Editor for BuzzFeed is OutFront.


Filed under: Entertainment • News • The Number
February 13th, 2014
01:12 PM ET

How much are Americans spending on their pets?

According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $55.5 billion on their pets last year. Erin Burnett reports.


Filed under: Animals • News • The Number
February 12th, 2014
01:40 PM ET

Remembering Shirley Temple Black: Former child star and diplomat dies at 85

(CNN) - Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history, died late Monday night, her publicist said.

She was 85.

Temple Black, who also enjoyed a long career as a diplomat, died of natural causes at her Woodside, California, home. She was surrounded by family and caregivers, a statement from Cheryl Kagan said.

Famed former child actress Shirley Temple dies

CNN's Erin Burnett takes a look back at her life and career.


Filed under: News • Obituary • The Number
November 14th, 2013
01:47 PM ET

NASA provides new look at space around Saturn

NASA has released an amazing image – it's a panorama of 141 wide-angle pictures captured by the Cassini spacecraft on July 19 that gives us one of the most detailed looks yet at the area around Saturn.

As you can see in the image, Earth appears as a bright blue dot on the lower right. Venus is on the upper left. And Mars appears as a faint red dot above and to the left of Venus.

The image covers more than 400,000 miles, which brings us to tonight's number: 746 million miles, which is the distance between Saturn and the Earth when the two planets are at their closest positions. When they're on opposite sides of the Sun, they're more than a billion miles apart!


Filed under: The Number
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