Category Archives: CNN – US

Two homes collapse in landslide along the Tennessee River

Two homes collapse in landslide along the Tennessee River

Two homes collapsed over the weekend in a landslide along the Tennessee River, according to the Hardin County Fire Department. Both houses were in danger of collapsing when firefighters responded Saturday evening to an area known as Chalk Bluff, the Hardin County Fire Department said in a Facebook post. One home was occupied, and firefighters…MORE

Daytona 500 postponed until Monday because of bad weather

Daytona 500 postponed until Monday because of bad weather

The Daytona 500 was postponed until Monday because of rainy weather at the Florida track, NASCAR said Sunday. “NEWS: Today’s 62nd running of the #DAYTONA500 has been postponed due to inclement weather. The race will resume on Monday at 4 PM ET on FOX,” NASCAR said on Twitter. Read: Get up to speed for NASCAR’s…MORE

Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead poisoning

Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead poisoning

Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead bullets — but it’s not because they’re being shot. The Cape Fear Raptor Center, North Carolina’s largest eagle rehab facility, has treated seven eagles in the past month for lead poisoning, executive director Dr. Joni Shimp told CNN. Since November, at least 80% of the…MORE

A deer bolts through a supermarket in Indiana

A deer bolts through a supermarket in Indiana

As customers strolled the aisles of a Kroger supermarket in Indiana they were joined by an unexpected visitor. Brigitte Dan, who also goes by her Vietnamese name Von, was shopping for some dinner items with her mother and two children on Saturday night. The family was waiting at the meat department in the Zionsville store…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…