Category Archives: CNN – US

California man to plead guilty to stealing endangered ring-tailed lemur

A California man has agreed to plead guilty to theft after he admitted taking a critically endangered ring-tailed lemur from the Santa Ana Zoo, according to a Department of Justice news release. Aquinas Kasbar, 19, broke into the zoo and used bolt cutters to access the lemur encampment and steal Isaac, the oldest ring-tailed lemur…MORE

New York might make it illegal to text while walking

Crossing the street here can be challenging any time, and you might be even less likely to notice that honking cab or zooming bicyclist if you’re looking at your phone. Now, it could become illegal to do so. A bill in the New York State Senate seeks to ban pedestrians from using portable electronic devices…MORE

A 22-year-old woman has died after collapsing during the Cleveland Marathon

A woman has died after collapsing in the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, officials said. Taylor Ceepo, a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, was 22 years old. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center spokesman George Stamatis told CNN. University Hospitals healthcare providers treated…MORE

Chicago police on alert after attempted arson and vandalism at synagogues

Chicago police are on alert after an attempted arson attack and vandalism at synagogues in the city, according to a police department spokesman. Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio has ordered special attention at all Jewish schools, synagogues and businesses, according to a tweet from Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi. Police said an attempted arson…MORE

Transgender woman who was attacked in April found dead on Dallas street

A transgender woman whose brutal assault in April was captured on video has been found dead on a Dallas street, police said. Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive around 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said. “Upon arrival, officers found the complainant lying…MORE

Lori Lightfoot inaugurated as Chicago’s first black lesbian mayor

Monday marked a historic day in Chicago as the city inaugurated its first African-American lesbian mayor. Lori Lightfoot, a former assistant US attorney, was sworn in at Wintrust Arena in the Near South Side community. “We are a proud city with a proud history,” Lightfoot said. “In this moment, I can’t help but look at…MORE

Tornadoes and flash floods threaten millions from Texas to Missouri

Fears of flash flooding followed a series of potentially life-threatening tornadoes that swept through parts of Texas and Oklahoma Monday night. A total of 14 tornadoes were confirmed in central Oklahoma and western Texas, carrying warnings of “considerable” damage to homes, businesses and vehicles and the possibility of “complete destruction.” At least two of them…MORE

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‘Jeopardy!’ champion James Holzhauer wins his 23rd game, continuing his streak

James Holzhauer continued his win streak on “Jeopardy!” Monday by winning his 23rd game. After a two-week hiatus, the reigning champion finished his 23rd win with $89,229. The 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas now has a total of $1,780,237. He has the second longest winning streak in the show’s history and the second…

Reese Witherspoon gives an update on ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Fans of Elle Woods can get ready for another explosion of all pink everything at the movies. Reese Witherspoon, who played the character in 2001’s “Legally Blonde” and its 2003 sequel told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Monday about plans for a third installment. “We’re meeting about it. I mean, we’re definitely talking about…

Melvin Edmonds, After 7 singer, dead at 65

R&B singer Melvin Edmonds, a member of the group After 7 and brother of superstar Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, has died, his former bandmate told CNN. He was 65. Edmunds died Saturday, according to a statement from After 7 co-founder Keith Mitchell posted on the group’s Facebook page and confirmed by CNN. The cause of death…

Jeffree Star shares his part of Tati Westbrook and James Charles drama

There’s been a new development in the James Charles and Tati Westbrook drama. Another YouTube star and beauty influencer, Jeffree Star, released a video on Sunday, titled “Never Doing This Again.” In it Star said, “I am embarrassed of myself.” “I also owe an apology to my audience for bringing something public and inserting myself…