Black Friday Shopping Burns Out

CNN – 2014’s Black Friday was a dark time for retailers across the country. A new report from the National Retail Federation find 5.1 million fewer shoppers were in the stores the day after Thanksgiving this year. Fewer shoppers were out on Thanksgiving day as well – when many major retailers first opened their doors.  … Continue reading »

Body of Missing Football Player Found

(CNN) — Sunday police confirmed a missing Ohio State University Football player was found dead. Police say they found the body of Kosta Karageorge in a dumpster near OSU. Investigators say Karageorge shot himself. The senior was last seen early Wednesday as he left his apartment. According to police, he sent a message to his … Continue reading »

Darren Wilson Resigns

(CNN) — Darren Wilson is out of a job. The officer submitted his resignation to the Ferguson Police force on Saturday. He says he is scared for his safety. The announcement isn’t unexpected. In August, Wilson, a white officer, killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, which reignited the debate of racial profiling by law … Continue reading »

Gas Prices Expected to Fall

(CNN) – The best Black Friday deal of 2014 may be at the gas station. According to AAA, the average price in the U.S. for a gallon of regular gas fell to $2.79 on Friday. Analysts predict prices will continue to fall and could get as low as $2.50 a gallon. Cheaper gas may be … Continue reading »

New Trailer for Star Wars Film

(CNN) — The newest Star Wars film debuted its first teaser trailer. To call it the most anticipated teaser of the year is an understatement. Eager fans apparently crashed the iTunes website Friday morning trying to sneak a peek at the teaser. The teaser features everything people love about Star Wars: lightsabers, droids, stormtroopers, and … Continue reading »

Ray Rice Suspension Reversed on Appeal

CNN – Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is free to play in the National Football League again. The players union announced Friday that Rice has won an appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL. Rice was cut by the Ravens in September, so he’s currently a free agent. The team terminated Rice’s … Continue reading »

Cigarette Smoking at an All Time Low

CNN – The number of American adults who smoke cigarettes has dropped to a new low. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking among adults is down from nearly 21 percent in 2005 to just under 18 percent in 2013. But, health officials said more needs to be done to get … Continue reading »

Strong First Week for Open Enrollment

CNN – More than 460-thousand people signed up for health insurance in the first week of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. That’s according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to officials, more than one million applications were submitted to healthcare.gov. 48 percent of the sign-ups are new … Continue reading »

Ferguson protests around U.S.

(CNN) — In Atlanta and Boston and New York and Los Angeles, they marched by the hundreds or the thousands — blocking bridges, tunnels and major highways as they shouted their anger over a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. A day after St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced … Continue reading »

Officer Wilson: ‘I did my job right’

(CNN) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, told ABC News Tuesday that he’s not tormented by that fateful encounter in suburban St. Louis last summer. “I don’t think it’s haunting,” Wilson said. “It’s always going to be something that happened. The reason … Continue reading »

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