Category Archives: CNN – US

Here are some tips to keep you safe this Memorial Day weekend

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial summer kickoff. Whether you’re celebrating in the backyard or on the water, here’s how to have a safe holiday. Food safety Memorial Day means dusting off the grill and enjoying a barbecue or potluck meal. Before you take a bite of that burger or potato salad,…MORE

How an internet mob falsely painted a Chipotle employee as racist

Dominique Moran knew something was wrong as soon as she awakened that Friday morning. She turned on her smartphone and saw the first of what would become a barrage of texts and voicemails. “Are you okay?” “I just wanted you to know there’s a video of you going around with you and this person…” “Hey,…MORE

Get it straight: The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

We are here to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself. Inevitably, someone says something demonstrating confusion over the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Allow us to explain it to you. Related: Veterans reveal personal stories about why they serve Memorial Day: Celebrated the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is the holiday set…MORE

El Chapo’s demand for outdoor exercise may be part of an escape plot, US says

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s complaining about lack of outdoor activity may be part of a plan to escape from detention before his sentencing next month, federal officials allege. An attorney for Guzman this month asked a federal judge to intervene over “cruel and unusual” prison conditions for the drug kingpin detained in a federal prison…MORE

A 4-year-old boy was swept away by floodwaters while playing in Indiana

Indiana authorities are desperately searching for a 4-year-old boy who was swept away in a flooded creek after heavy rains hit the region. Catastrophic storms tore through the central US this week, unleashing flooding and tornadoes, and devastating parts of the region. Owen Jones was playing with his friends near Deer Creek in Delphi on…MORE

Owners of a Noah’s Ark replica file a lawsuit over rain damage

They don’t build them like they used to. Owners of a replica of Noah’s Ark are suing their insurers, saying the companies failed to adequately cover damage caused by heavy rain. The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, features a 510-foot wooden ship modeled after the biblical ark. In a suit filed in the Eastern District…MORE