Category Archives: CNN – US

Vatican defrocks ex-US cardinal McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

Vatican defrocks ex-US cardinal McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

The Vatican has dismissed former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick after a church trial found him guilty of sexually abusing minors. McCarrick, who once led the Archdiocese of Washington and was recognized as a powerful advocate of the Catholic Church’s political priorities in the United States, becomes the highest-ranking Catholic figure to be expelled from the…MORE

Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say

Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say

[Breaking news update, published at 12:30 p.m. ET] Police in Aurora, Illinois, have released the names of the five Henry Pratt Co. employees who were killed in Friday’s shooting: • Clayton Parks of Elgin, Illinois. He was a human resources manager. • Trevor Wehner of DeKalb, Illinois. He was a human resources intern and a…MORE

Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting

Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting

John Probst says he recognized the gunman. An employee at the Henry Pratt company, which specializes in making valves, Probst told CNN affiliate WLS-TV on Friday that he saw a man holding what appeared to be a pistol with a laser scope. He recognized him as a coworker. “One of the guys was up in…MORE

Stop ‘whitesplaining’ racism to me

Stop ‘whitesplaining’ racism to me

Health officials issue public warnings about spikes in everything from the flu to the measles. But there is one contagion authorities are ignoring: We’re facing another outbreak of “whitesplaining.” “Whitesplaining” is an affliction that’s triggered when some white people hear a person of color complain about racism. They will immediately explain in a condescending tone…MORE

Shooter who opened fire in workplace where 5 died had lost his job, police say

Shooter who opened fire in workplace where 5 died had lost his job, police say

The gunman at the Illinois manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being let go by the company, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night. The shooter, 45-year-old Gary Martin, used a Smith & Wesson handgun, the chief said. He was killed after police found…MORE

Atmospheric rivers are pulling California out of drought and piling on the snow

Atmospheric rivers are pulling California out of drought and piling on the snow

When 2019 started, California’s snowpack was at 67%. Now it’s at over 136% and rising. The atmospheric rivers that are dumping rain along coastal California are also dumping massive amounts of snow in the state’s Sierra Nevada. Newly released photos from NASA, taken four days and a year apart, show how much snow has fallen.…MORE

Question of the Day

Feb 15

Q: At least 5-people die every year after eating this…and they ate it even tho they knew it could kill them… A: Pufferfish/Blowfish

Feb 14

Q:  This is true of about 1/3 of men on Valentine’s Day   A: They Don’t Want Anything

Feb 13

Q: Every year about 9-million people do this for Valentine’s Day… A:  Buy a gift for their pet