Category Archives: CNN – US

Zookeeper attacked by tiger is out of intensive care

The zookeeper attacked by a tiger Saturday in Topeka, Kansas, is recovering. “We’re blessed to be able to say she’s been moved out of intensive care late yesterday afternoon and still recovering at a hospital,” Zoo Director Brendan Wiley told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday. “We’re not sure how long she’ll actually be there. But…MORE

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi performs her final collegiate routine

Katelyn Ohashi finished her final collegiate gymnastics routine appropriately, by dropping a pretend mic. The University of California, Los Angeles, senior gymnast scored a 9.95 in her final performance at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championship. Her routine, once again, went viral over the weekend. Ohashi made headlines in January for her perfect 10 routine.…MORE

Woman carrying a gun and a baby tackled after threatening to blow up church

Church members on Sunday tackled a woman carrying a baby and handgun, as she threatened to blow up the church during Easter service, San Diego Police said. The incident occurred as law enforcement and houses of worship were on heightened alert following deadly Easter Sunday bombings in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. San Diego…MORE

The Philadelphia Flyers remove a statue of Kate Smith over her racist songs

A year after her 1986 death, the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers erected a statue to honor renowned singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of “God Bless America” was played during home games for decades, including the 2018-2019 season. But on Sunday the Flyers announced they had removed the statue, saying the team had discovered some of her…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…