Montana Supreme Court overturns teacher's one-month rape sentence
April 30th, 2014
02:07 PM ET

Montana Supreme Court overturns teacher's one-month rape sentence

Update: A teacher who was originally sentenced to 31 days for raping a student has been resentenced to nearly 10 years in prison, prosecutor says.

(CNN) - A Montana Supreme Court judge says a former Montana high school teacher should have served more than the 30-days he spent in prison for raping a 14-year-old student.

The judge has ordered a re-sentencing for Stacey Dean Rambold who has been free on probation since serving the 30 days last year.

A judge had previously handed down a 15-year sentence in 2008, in which Rambold would only serve a month in jail and more than 14 years on probation.

The student attended the high school where Rambold taught, and committed suicide before the case went to trial.

Montana rapist free after 1-month in jail

As reported by Erin Burnett OutFront:

The district judge suspended almost his entire sentence because he claimed the 14-year-old girl was "as much in control of the situation" as he was. He added the girl was "older than her chronological age."

Rambold pleaded guilty to raping his student, Cherice Moralez.

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Filed under: Crime • Justice • Montana teen rape case • News
April 29th, 2014
09:22 PM ET

MH370 passenger's partner: I hope it's not the plane

An Australian company says it has found plane wreckage and called on officials of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search to investigate the Bay of Bengal.

Search officials ruled out the location weeks ago.

But the company, GeoResonance says they have proof there is a plane in the ocean and gave the information to Malaysian officials on March 31st.

Searchers dispute company's claim that it may have found aircraft wreckage

Malaysian investigators say they are still assessing the credibility of the data.

Sarah Bajc, partner of Flight 370 passenger is OutFront on the new claim and audio released of the plane's final conversation with the control tower.

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April 29th, 2014
09:00 PM ET

Camels confirmed as source of MERs outbreak

Doctors are struggling to contain an outbreak of the deadly MERs virus in the Middle East.

In just the past weekend, 26 new cases were reported.

MERS cases spike to 339 in Saudi Arabia

MERS, which stands for Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome is similar to Sars or Severe acute respiratory syndrome, which causes acute respiratory illness, shortness of breath, and in severe, cases kidney failure.

It's sickened more than 330 people in Saudia Arabia alone - killing nearly a third of them.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is OutFront with the latest.

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Filed under: Health • International • News
April 29th, 2014
08:51 PM ET

Kevin Johnson: Everyone expects Sterling to fight

In a swift and historic move, the National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from having any association with the league - for life.

What Sterling's ban means for Clipper finances

This comes after audio recordings of Sterling going on a racist rant to his now ex-mistress were made public.

In addition to the ban, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters that he would ask the board of governors to force Sterling to sell the team he has owned for 33 years.

Extended racist rant released

But Sterling remains defiant. He told a veteran broadcaster that his team is not for sale.

Sacramento Mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson weighs in OutFront.


Filed under: News • Sports • Sterling remarks
April 29th, 2014
08:33 PM ET

College graduate's backflip flop goes viral

There are a bunch of ways to celebrate a college graduation.

Throwing your cap in the air. Blowing a bullhorn. Or screaming your lungs out in joy.

A backflip - may not be one of them. CNN's Jeanne Moos tells us why.

Filed under: Education • Jeanne Moos • OffBeat
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