Category Archives: CNN – US

Chicago mayor says officer shown giving ‘the finger’ to protesters should be fired

Chicago mayor says officer shown giving ‘the finger’ to protesters should be fired

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants an officer who was photographed giving protesters the middle finger to be fired. Lightfoot was asked at a press conference on Friday about Chicago Police officers allegedly attempting to conceal their names and badge numbers from protesters while seen making obscene gestures. “It won’t be tolerated. We are actively at…MORE

Several University of Alabama football players test positive for Covid-19, reports say

Several University of Alabama football players test positive for Covid-19, reports say

Several University of Alabama football players have tested positive for coronavirus, according to multiple reports including Sports Illustrated and AL.com. This week, the NCAA allowed schools to welcome athletes back on campus for the first time since March. Sports Illustrated, citing unnamed sources, reported at least five players tested positive for Covid-19. AL.com reported that…MORE

How to watch the CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ town hall addressing racism

How to watch the CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ town hall addressing racism

As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and “Sesame Street” are refocusing their second town hall to address racism. The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on…MORE

7 adults are found dead in a burning Alabama home

Authorities in Alabama are investigating the deaths of seven adults found in a home near Huntsville on Thursday night, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department says. CNN affiliate WAAY is reporting that the home was partially burning when authorities responded to calls about a shooting around midnight. The victims were four men and three women, the…MORE

A family of 6 was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide

Six members of a military family were found dead on Thursday at a home in San Antonio, Texas, in what appeared to be a murder-suicide. Police discovered two adults and four children dead in an SUV in the home’s garage, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference Thursday night. The family…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…