Category Archives: CNN – US

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared a state of emergency Friday after the city was hit by a cyberattack. Phishing attempts and suspicious activity were detected on the city’s network around 5 a.m., New Orleans chief information officer Kim LaGrue said during a press conference. By 11 a.m., technician investigators detected “a cybersecurity incident” and…MORE

After 25 years on the air, radio legend Tom Joyner signs off

After 25 years on the air, radio legend Tom Joyner signs off

“Oh, oh, oh, it’s the Tom Joyner Morning Show!” has been heard for the last time. Tom Joyner, host of the beloved “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” is signing off — he completed his last radio show Friday morning after about 25 years. The iconic radio host, who was heard every day by millions of listeners,…MORE

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A high school football captain and advocate against gun violence from Washington, DC has landed offers from 25 universities, including Ivy League schools and full-ride scholarships. RuQuan Brown, 17, received offers from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and others to play football after becoming the captain of his football team, leading them to multiple championships all while…MORE

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Family, friends and community members paid tribute Friday to the life of Pete Frates, who used his ALS diagnosis to raise millions of dollars for supporting ALS research and patient care. About 1,500 people packed the pews, aisles and overflow room of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, according to an estimate from Boston College police.…MORE

Jersey City Shooting: Charity to pay fallen police officer’s mortgage

Jersey City Shooting: Charity to pay fallen police officer’s mortgage

As Jersey City, New Jersey, mourns after this week’s deadly shooting, a charity has stepped up to help the family of the police officer who was killed. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation says it will pay off the mortgage on Det. Joseph Seals’ home. Seals was killed while trying to stop the two shooters at…MORE

Runner who slapped a reporter’s backside on live TV says he’s sorry

Runner who slapped a reporter’s backside on live TV says he’s sorry

A reporter said she was “violated, objectified, and embarrassed” when a runner “smacked” her backside while she was reporting live during a road race in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday. Alex Bozarjian, a reporter for CNN affiliate WSAV, was reporting at the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run when an approaching runner hit her backside. Video of the…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

We finally have what happened to get Dan Spilo kicked off ‘Survivor.’  It seems that after an immunity challenge, he touched the leg of a female crew member and another player witnessed it.  He claimed it was an accident but no one believed him because of his history of being handsy. Justin Timberlake is trying…

Thursday’s Dirt

Kevin Hart says there was a diva on the set of ‘Jumanji:  The Next Level.’  He says that he has complained to everyone about having to work with…a problematic camel. For the first time in their 20 years, ‘Survivor’ has had to kick off a cast member for inappropriate behavior.  Dan Spilo was warned early…