Category Archives: CNN – US

They dodged flames pushed by 30 mph winds. Crews fighting the huge Bootleg Fire still are trying to tame it
Payton Bruni/AFP/Getty Images

They dodged flames pushed by 30 mph winds. Crews fighting the huge Bootleg Fire still are trying to tame it

When crews battling the massive Bootleg Fire saw wind-driven flames race across the treetops, they had one option: retreat. “We had a running crown fire, which means that the fire has reached the top of the trees and being pushed by the wind” moving at 30 mph, firefighter Eric West told CNN. “We all had…MORE

George Floyd statue in Brooklyn to move to Manhattan after refurbishment
Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

George Floyd statue in Brooklyn to move to Manhattan after refurbishment

A statue of George Floyd that has been in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood since Juneteenth will be moved on Monday — first back to the studio for refurbishment and then to Manhattan’s Union Square Park in September as planned, according to Confront Art, the group that produced the statue. The 6-foot statue was unveiled this summer…MORE

Family says conservative radio host has changed his tune on vaccines after he was hospitalized with Covid-19
Shelley Mays/The Tennessean/USA Today Network

Family says conservative radio host has changed his tune on vaccines after he was hospitalized with Covid-19

For months, conservative Nashville, Tennessee-based radio host Phil Valentine has repeatedly made posts on multiple social media platforms telling his fans that if they weren’t at risk for Covid-19, they shouldn’t get the vaccine. That message changed on July 23, when the Valentine family made a public statement on the Facebook page of his talk…MORE

Man arrested after taking Houston ambulance at gunpoint with paramedic and patient inside, police say
Houston Police Department

Man arrested after taking Houston ambulance at gunpoint with paramedic and patient inside, police say

A man has been arrested after using a car to block an ambulance, ordering the driver out at gunpoint and driving the ambulance away with a 16-year-old hit-and-run victim and a paramedic inside, Houston police say. The teenaged girl had been struck by a vehicle at 2:30 a.m. and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Houston Police Public…MORE

Why hundreds of Frito-Lay workers have been striking

Why hundreds of Frito-Lay workers have been striking

Workers at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, Kansas, say it used to be one of the best jobs in town — a place of shared meals, group outings and community. In recent years, though, employees and union members say the facility where Doritos, Cheetos and Tostitos are made has become another toxic work environment. Hundreds…MORE

Cleveland Indians changing name to Cleveland Guardians

Cleveland Indians changing name to Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name next season to the Cleveland Guardians, the Major League Baseball club announced Friday morning, after the old moniker drew criticism for decades from Native Americans. “You see, there’s always been a Cleveland — that’s the best part of our name,” actor Tom Hanks says in a video announcement…MORE

Unvaccinated nursing instructor in Missouri is hospitalized with Covid-19 and urging everyone to get the vaccine
CNN

Unvaccinated nursing instructor in Missouri is hospitalized with Covid-19 and urging everyone to get the vaccine

Christy Henry had played it safe during the pandemic. Wearing a mask in public and rarely coming into contact with others, the 56-year-old former nurse, who now works as a nursing instructor, resides in southern Missouri with her retired husband and children. However, after Covid-19 vaccines became widely distributed in the spring, Henry and her…MORE

5 things to know for July 23: Abortion, Afghanistan, coronavirus, economy, Cuba

5 things to know for July 23: Abortion, Afghanistan, coronavirus, economy, Cuba

Water thieves are running rampant during California’s drought, sometimes tapping into fire hydrants and waterlines to make off with truckloads. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)…MORE

Tennessee to remove bust of Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from state Capitol

Tennessee to remove bust of Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from state Capitol

Tennessee officials voted Thursday to remove the bust of a Ku Klux Klan and Confederate leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol and into the Tennessee State Museum. “After more than a year in the making, this process has finally come to a close,” said Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who voted in favor…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Kevin Hart has won the war. Remember when Nick Cannon sent Kevin a llama for his birthday and Kevin vowed to get even? Well, he did. Kevin posted Nick’s personal phone number on billboards in LA, Atlanta and New York. The billboards said ‘For any advice on fatherhood? Call my best friend Nick Cannon.’ Nick…

Thursday’s Dirt

I don’t care what it costs, I would pay for this. The Jonas Brothers have challenged the Hemsworth Brothers to a MMA fight. They were obviously joking but I am all in for this. My money is on the Hemsworths. So the Rock has finally responded to Vin Diesl’s claim that he was tough on…