Category Archives: CNN – US

Philadelphia man convicted of murder is freed by evidence that was on file for more than 30 years
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Philadelphia man convicted of murder is freed by evidence that was on file for more than 30 years

A Philadelphia man wrongfully convicted of murder is finally free after spending more than three decades behind bars. “I feel exceedingly joyful, happy, that finally, you know … after 30 or more years, after constantly knocking on the door for somebody to please hear me, that day finally came,” 60-year-old Curtis Crosland told CNN. He…MORE

More than 100 motorists were stranded after a mudslide onto an interstate in Colorado
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More than 100 motorists were stranded after a mudslide onto an interstate in Colorado

More than 100 motorists were stranded after mudslides shut down a major interstate in Colorado, officials said Friday. The incident occurred Thursday night after debris from the burn scars around the location of the Grizzly Creek Fire — which burned more than 32,000 acres last August — poured onto I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel…MORE

As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school
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As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school

While Covid-19 cases are once again surging in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday directing the state’s health and education departments to issue rules preventing the implementation of school mask mandates. The order comes in response to “several Florida school boards considering or implementing mask mandates,” the governor’s office said, and is…MORE

Video shows Texas sheriff’s deputy on top of teen and then detaining mother during police encounter

Video shows Texas sheriff’s deputy on top of teen and then detaining mother during police encounter

Video taken by a family member shows a Kaufman County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy on top of an 18-year-old woman, and then arresting her mother during a police encounter on Tuesday afternoon in Forney, Texas. In the video, the woman being held down is heard yelling, “I can’t breathe.” The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office said in…MORE

Multiple people injured after Boston transit trains collide
Boston Fire Department

Multiple people injured after Boston transit trains collide

Multiple people were reported injured Friday after the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority said two trains collided with one another on the Commonwealth Avenue rail line in Boston. Twenty-three people have been transported to hospitals for injuries that are not life-threatening after the accident Friday evening, according to a tweet from the Boston Fire Department. Later…MORE

Baton Rouge children’s hospital nears capacity, braces for surge in Covid cases ahead of the school year

Baton Rouge children’s hospital nears capacity, braces for surge in Covid cases ahead of the school year

A children’s hospital in Louisiana is experiencing a wave of Covid-19 hospitalizations as the Delta variant pervades the region. Dr. Trey Dunbar, president of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, said the spike in Covid-19 cases right now is twice what they saw in the pandemic’s initial surge last year. “We’ve seen over the…MORE

3 students expelled by Bowling Green State University in relation to hazing death of student
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3 students expelled by Bowling Green State University in relation to hazing death of student

Bowling Green State University in Ohio announced on Friday that it has permanently expelled three students and suspended 17 in connection to the death of a sophomore participating in fraternity hazing in March of this year. The suspensions range from three to eight years and one student received a deferred suspension, the university said in…MORE

St. Louis County public health official says he was called racial slurs after council meeting on mask mandate

St. Louis County public health official says he was called racial slurs after council meeting on mask mandate

Faisal Khan, acting director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, said he faced “racist, xenophobic, and threatening behavior” after a County Council meeting on the mask mandate on Tuesday. Khan sent a letter to County Council Chairwoman Rita Days detailing the harassment he says he encountered after addressing the council. He had…MORE

Question of the Day

July 30

Q: Out of the people who have tattoos…about 15-percent say they have a tattoo of this… A: Their pet

July 29

Q: About 25% of people say they have been annoyed by a neighbor doing this… A: Playing an instrument

July 27

Q: 2% of people say they never ever wash this… A: Pillow cases