Category Archives: CNN – US

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared a state of emergency Friday after the city was hit by a cyberattack. Phishing attempts and suspicious activity were detected on the city’s network around 5 a.m., New Orleans chief information officer Kim LaGrue said during a press conference. By 11 a.m., technician investigators detected “a cybersecurity incident” and…MORE

After 25 years on the air, radio legend Tom Joyner signs off

After 25 years on the air, radio legend Tom Joyner signs off

“Oh, oh, oh, it’s the Tom Joyner Morning Show!” has been heard for the last time. Tom Joyner, host of the beloved “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” is signing off — he completed his last radio show Friday morning after about 25 years. The iconic radio host, who was heard every day by millions of listeners,…MORE

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A high school football captain and advocate against gun violence from Washington, DC has landed offers from 25 universities, including Ivy League schools and full-ride scholarships. RuQuan Brown, 17, received offers from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and others to play football after becoming the captain of his football team, leading them to multiple championships all while…MORE

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Family, friends and community members paid tribute Friday to the life of Pete Frates, who used his ALS diagnosis to raise millions of dollars for supporting ALS research and patient care. About 1,500 people packed the pews, aisles and overflow room of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, according to an estimate from Boston College police.…MORE

Jersey City Shooting: Charity to pay fallen police officer’s mortgage

Jersey City Shooting: Charity to pay fallen police officer’s mortgage

As Jersey City, New Jersey, mourns after this week’s deadly shooting, a charity has stepped up to help the family of the police officer who was killed. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation says it will pay off the mortgage on Det. Joseph Seals’ home. Seals was killed while trying to stop the two shooters at…MORE

Runner who slapped a reporter’s backside on live TV says he’s sorry

Runner who slapped a reporter’s backside on live TV says he’s sorry

A reporter said she was “violated, objectified, and embarrassed” when a runner “smacked” her backside while she was reporting live during a road race in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday. Alex Bozarjian, a reporter for CNN affiliate WSAV, was reporting at the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run when an approaching runner hit her backside. Video of the…MORE

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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…