Teachers Clean Streets After Protests

(CNN) — Following another night of chaos and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri Monday, teachers in one neighboring school district wanted to do something positive. On Tuesday some Jennings School staff started cleaning up the streets. Some public schools in the area are closed until next week because of the unrest. “We’re out here to build … Continue reading »

Protests Continue in Ferguson

(CNN) — A night of peaceful protests devolved into another tense confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri Monday night. A few protesters hurled bottles and rocks, and in some cases molotov cocktails, at a heavy police presence. Officers responded by firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters. Ferguson has seen nightly protests since Michael Brown, an unarmed … Continue reading »

Celebs embrace the Ice Bucket Challenge

(CNN) — At this point are there any celebrities left who have not done the Ice Bucket Challenge? All across the Internet the famous are taking a dousing in the name of raising money — and bringing awareness — to Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The participants include such figures … Continue reading »

Marine’s pregnant wife found dead

(CNN) — The body of a missing pregnant wife of a Marine based in California was found over the weekend and her former neighbor was arrested in connection with her death, police in San Bernardino County said. Erin Corwin, 19 and three months pregnant, had been missing since June 28 after she said she was … Continue reading »

Rick Perry to Fight Corruption Charges

By Mary Moloney (CNN) — Texas Governor Rick Perry says he will fight charges that he abused his power. Speaking from Austin on Saturday, he said the allegations are politically motivated. On Friday, a grand jury indicted him on two corruption charges. The corruption charges stem from a complaint filed by Texans for Public Justice, … Continue reading »

Calls for Peace in Ferguson

By Melisa Raney (CNN) — Tensions are still high in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown. The 18-year-old was killed during a confrontation with police on Saturday. On Thursday, the Governor of Missouri ordered the state highway patrol to take over security in Ferguson. The recent round of protests follows days of intense … Continue reading »

Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson’s

(CNN) — Robin Williams had early stage Parkinson’s disease and was suffering from depression and anxiety when he hanged himself earlier this week. Williams’ widow, Susan Schneider, released a statement Thursday, saying the actor wasn’t yet ready to go public with his Parkinson’s diagnosis at the time of his death. Schneider emphasized that Williams was … Continue reading »

Famed Actress Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

(CNN) — Actress Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced Hollywood icon known for her sultry sensuality, died Tuesday. She was 89. Robbert de Klerk, co-managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, said Bacall died in New York. She was anointed a legend during her lifetime by the American Film Institute, but she wasn’t fond of that, she … Continue reading »

Low Gas Prices Despite Iraq Crisis

(CNN) — People are curious why gas prices haven’t spiked since the fighting in Iraq started. The average price for a gallon of gas is $3.48. That’s cheaper than it was a year ago, even with the ongoing fighting in Iraq. Geography is key, according to a Chief Oil Analyst at Gasbuddy.com. Most Iraqi oil … Continue reading »

Ebola Deaths Over 1,000

(CNN) — The outbreak of Ebola continues to grow in Western Africa, raising concerns around the globe. The World Health Organization said the total confirmed, probable and suspected number of deaths from the virus is now 1,013. Those cases are in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The total number of cases is approaching 2,000. … Continue reading »

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