Category Archives: CNN – US

10-year-old killed and two teens injured in New Orleans shooting

A 10-year-old was killed and two teenagers were injured in a shooting in New Orleans Monday evening, police said. “We as a society are talking about social justice versus social injustice. We as a community need to take a look at ourselves,” Police Chief Shaun Ferguson told reporters at the scene. All three were on…MORE

Here’s what the CDC recommends schools do as they reopen

Here’s what the CDC recommends schools do as they reopen

In his push to get schools to reopen, President Donald Trump has complained that guidelines offered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to safely reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic are “very tough” and “expensive.” If you’re one of the many parents and educators around the country agonizing over the upcoming start of…MORE

Two NBA players are in quarantine after breaking the league’s campus bubble

Two NBA players are in quarantine after breaking the league’s campus bubble

Two NBA players are under quarantine after accidentally leaving the league’s Orlando, Florida, campus, just weeks before the league will resume play. Richaun Holmes of the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets player Bruno Caboclo each violated the protocols of the NBA’s “bubble,” according to statements obtained by CNN. The 2019-2020 NBA season will resume July…MORE

Here’s where major cities stand on reopening schools

Here’s where major cities stand on reopening schools

School districts across the country are being forced to reconsider their reopening plans and even reverse course for the upcoming school year, as coronavirus infection rates continue to spike and new hot spots emerge. With conflicting opinions and contradictory plans continuing to emerge, here is where school reopening plans stand in big cities across the…MORE

Smugglers busted carrying 145 pounds of meth on an ultralight aircraft

Smugglers busted carrying 145 pounds of meth on an ultralight aircraft

Drug smugglers are getting pretty creative, but it’s not every day that they try to do it in an ultralight aircraft. US Customs and Border Protection seized 145.5 pounds of methamphetamine from an ultralight aircraft near the US-Mexico border Saturday, CBP announced in a news release Monday. The makeshift aircraft was flying in low altitude…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…