Category Archives: CNN – US

‘Verbal settlement’ reached in Stephon Clark’s family lawsuit

The family of Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man fatally shot by Sacramento police last year, has reached a verbal settlement with the city, according to court records. The family filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against the officers involved in the shooting and the city of Sacramento in January. “After discussions with the…MORE

All but four US states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday

When Gov. Tom Wolf puts pen to paper later today, Pennsylvania will become the latest state to officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Pennsylvania will join 45 other states and the District of Columbia in either marking the day as a state holiday or observance. That leaves just…MORE

A rare, clockwise-spinning tornado touches down in South Dakota

South Dakota doesn’t get a lot of tornadoes, but a twister there last weekend was particularly rare — because it was spinning clockwise. The National Weather Service says the anticyclonic tornado only lasted for about 45 seconds on June 15. That was long enough for it to knock down seven trees at a farmstead outside…MORE

A Pennsylvania woman was bitten by a copperhead snake while doing laundry

A Pennsylvania woman was on her way to do laundry when she encountered a surprise guest in her basement, police say. Judy Reed descended the stairs of her Mount Penn home Tuesday morning to clean some clothes. A copperhead snake was there, and the 2-foot-long adolescent reptile bit her on the left arm above the…MORE

Med school grad vanishes after celebrating at a club in Mexico, family says

Family members are looking for an Arkansas man who disappeared in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara after a friend with whom he was last seen, they say, was found dead. Jessy Pacheco of Van Buren, Arkansas, was in Guadalajara to graduate from medical school, relatives say. According to CNN affiliate KSFM, Pacheco walked in…MORE

Astronomers have found two new planets that could potentially support life

Is anybody home? Astronomers have pinpointed two planets orbiting a nearby star that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting life. They’re almost exactly the same mass as the Earth, they are billions of years old (which means life could have had time to evolve), and they’re orbiting their star at a distance that would…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Thursday’s Dirt

Kristen Bell recently had to rush her 4 year-old daughter to the emergency room after she stuffed a jewel up her nose.  She said the girl shoved it ‘up to her brain’ but luckily snorted it on on the way to the hospital. ‘Avengers:  Endgame’ is being re-released next weekend with new footage after the…

Wednesday’s Dirt

Nothing is official yet but the cast of ‘Friends’ has allegedly been in secret negotiations with Warner Brothers about returning for a reunion.  The problem is they are all demanding insane salaries.  They are looking for $20 million each. Is this self-help?  Tony Robbins is being accused of punishing his followers by making them drink…