Category Archives: CNN – US

High-powered attorney and vineyard owner plead guilty in college admissions scam

A high-powered attorney who said he had no moral issue with the college admissions scam and a Napa Valley vineyard owner who insisted he was not a “moron” both pleaded guilty to conspiracy fraud in federal court Tuesday. Gordon Caplan, once an acclaimed partner at international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, pleaded guilty…MORE

Researchers are tracking a great white shark in Long Island Sound

A 10-foot great white shark has been spotted deep in the Long Island Sound, one of the first of the ocean predators researchers have ever tracked in the area. Ocearch, a nonprofit group that tags and tracks sharks, sea turtles and other marine animals, detected the shark off the coast of Greenwich, Connecticut, Monday. “As…MORE

It’s snowing in Denver, just days before summer break

It’s…[checks calendar]…the 21st of May and there is snow on the ground in Denver. We’re not talking a light dusting, either: Monday’s record-breaking spring storm dumped three inches of snow around the Denver airport, with other parts of the state getting as much as six inches of snow. Look, it’s practically a winter wonderland in…MORE

5 things to know for May 21: Trump, Yemen, US storms, Ford, China & drones

Thought about the kilogram lately? Probably not. Well, you should know it’s been changed, slightly. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. President Trump A federal judge…MORE

Flood rescues are underway in Oklahoma as millions in US face severe storms

Rescuers pulled people to safety and ferried them through fast-moving floodwaters in middle Oklahoma on Tuesday after severe storms swamped the area — and more severe weather will threaten a large portion of the central US as the day goes on. Floodwater closed parts of Interstate 40 in Oklahoma’s Canadian County, just west of Oklahoma…MORE

From Maine to Hawaii, abortion rights advocates will protest to ‘stop the bans’

Abortion rights protesters trying to stop a wave of anti-abortion laws plan to flood statehouses, town squares and courthouses Tuesday. More than 50 organizations — including the American Civil Liberties Union and NARAL Pro-Choice America — are participating in #StopTheBans protests nationwide. Rallies will take place at noon local time in almost all 50 states.…MORE

Video shows New Jersey man being choked and punched in the face by police

A New Jersey town’s police department is under fire after video was released that appears to show officers choking a 19-year-old and punching him the face multiple times during a violent arrest. The officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation, Dover Mayor James P. Dodd told reporters…MORE

Florida judge blocks Robert Kraft-related spa surveillance video from trial

In yet another blow to prosecutors, the judge presiding over the case against operators of the Florida day spa at the center of a prostitution sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ruled that surveillance video could also not be used in that trial. The ruling comes just days after a separate judge…MORE