Category Archives: CNN – US

Weeks after Nipsey Hussle’s slaying, many questions remain unanswered

Three weeks after Nipsey Hussle was fatally gunned down in Los Angeles, the community continues to mourn and seek answers. As so often is the case, answers are elusive as an investigation into the 33-year-old rapper’s killing continues. Police have declined to divulge certain details they say could affect the outcome of the case against…MORE

The Easter story helps an ‘outcast’ preacher find her way back home

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor was attending a seminar one day when someone asked her a question that she hasn’t been able to forget. “What is the story you are working on that doesn’t have an ending yet?” Taylor gave one answer that day but today she has another: The story she can’t quite figure…MORE

At least 5 dead after days of powerful storms in parts of the US

The powerful storms that ripped through parts of the United States last week killed at least five people in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama, officials said. Mississippi reported an additional death Saturday, bringing the total number to three in that state, the emergency management agency said. It said 16 confirmed tornadoes hit the state Thursday. In…MORE

Woman caught on video tossing a plastic bag full of puppies near a trash bin

Seven puppies were found next to a dumpster in Coachella, California, and authorities say they are looking for the woman caught on camera leaving them. The woman is accused of leaving the newborn puppies in a plastic bag near a dumpster behind a NAPA Auto Parts store on Thursday afternoon, according to Riverside County Animal…MORE

A German auction house is helping return Nazi-looted art to their rightful owners

Nina McGehee always knew that her family fled Europe before World War II broke out. But she only recently learned about what they left behind. McGehee’s great-grandfather, Siegfried Laemmle, was a German art and antiquities dealer with a successful business in Munich. He was also Jewish, and like all Jewish art dealers in the Third…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…