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  • Robert Lee: ESPN Under Fire For Taking Announcer Off UVA Game

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CNN Money) — By trying to avoid an embarrassing ordeal, ESPN opened itself to further embarrassment. On Tuesday night, the network confirmed that its management moved an Asian-American announcer, Robert Lee, off the University of Virginia’s home opener football game “simply because of the coincidence of his name.” Earlier Tuesday, a source had told CNN that Lee was abruptly switched to the Youngstown versus Pitt game. He had recently been promoted by ESPN, so the switch was a […]

  • Chelsea Clinton Defends Fellow First Kid Barron Trump

    (CNN) — Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter in defense of a fellow first child, Barron Trump, after an article criticized the President’s youngest son’s casual fashion choices. “The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public,” entertainment reporter Ford Springer wrote in the Daily Caller. The story prompted widespread rebukes from both sides of the political aisle and the media, including a sharp statement […]

  • German Police Seize 5,000 Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills

    GERMANY (CNN) — German police have seized around 5,000 ecstasy tablets shaped like the head of US President Donald Trump, a haul worth tens of thousands of euros. The tablets were found in a car in Lower Saxony, a state in northwest Germany, police confirmed in a statement Monday. “During the search of the vehicle police found about 5,000 ecstasy tablets with the portrait of the American president … the purchase value of the tablets amounts to approximately 11,000 euros (about $12,900); […]

  • Powerball Jackpot Hits $700 Million

    (CNN Money) — The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing. Lottery officials say the grand prize for Wednesday night’s drawing has reached $700 million — the second-largest on record for any U.S. lottery game. The prize pool has been growing since June 10, the last time somebody won. The most recent drawing was Saturday. Wednesday night will be the 21st drawing for the jackpot. The chance of picking all six winning Powerball numbers is about one in 292 million. The game has become even more difficult […]

  • Trump Begins Afghanistan Speech By Addressing Wounds At Home

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump on Monday laid out several of the goals in Afghanistan, saying US troops “will fight to win” and “from now on victory will have a clear definition.” He said those objectives will include “obliterating ISIS” and “preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan.” To achieve these goals, Trump said he would expand authority for the US to target criminal and terrorist networks in Afghanistan. Trump also said the US would continue to work to strengthen Afghan […]

  • Missed The Eclipse Today? America’s 2024 Eclipse Cuts Through Arkansas

    ARKANSAS — So you missed it. Maybe you’re stuck in the office, traveling, at an ill-timed appointment, the victim of bad weather, unable to procure eclipse glasses, driving or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It happens. If you weren’t able to see one of the most anticipated and unifying events this country has witnessed in nearly a hundred years, don’t worry. You won’t have to wait an entire century until the next one — just seven years. […]

  • Secret Service Unable To Pay Agents Who Hit Overtime Caps Protecting Trump And His Family, Report Says

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a report published Monday morning. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles told USA Today more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances — which were meant to last the entire year. “The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles told USA Today. “I can’t change […]

  • 10 US Navy Sailors Missing After Destroyer Collides With Merchant Ship

    (CNN) — Ten US Navy sailors are missing after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore early Monday (Aug. 21), the Navy said in a statement. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said the USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while the destroyer was making its way to a port visit in Singapore. The collision was reported at 5:24 am local time, according to the Navy statement. A Navy official told […]

  • What Will The Weather Be For Solar Eclipse?

    ATLANTA (CNN) — It’s probably the most anticipated weather forecast in recent memory. Millions of people across the United States are eagerly tuning in to their local meteorologists or refreshing their favorite apps, all hoping for the same thing: clear skies overhead Monday (Aug. 21) for the total solar eclipse. By now you have probably heard about the Eclipse of the Century, the first total eclipse to occur in the United States since 1979 and the first to cross from […]

  • Total Solar Eclipse: Things To Know

    ATLANTA (CNN) — On Monday (Aug. 21), the sun will disappear — for a short time — across America. For a brief moment, day will turn to night. Animals big and small will go into their nighttime routines. Stars and planets will be visible, and streetlights will turn on in the middle of the day. Here are some of the things you should know about the total solar eclipse happening August 21. Don’t miss it! This is rare, says NASA […]

  • Why Eclipses Have Inspired Terror And Awe

    ATLANTA (CNN) — Since ancient times, humans have looked up at the sky with both reverence and fear. When the United States experiences a total solar eclipse Monday (Aug. 21), many astronomers expect that it will evoke a sense of awe, excitement and even unity. But imagine that you didn’t understand what an eclipse was and the sun disappeared from the sky unexpectedly, plunging the daytime into darkness. In ancient China, people would bang drums and pots and shout to […]

  • Powerball Jackpot Is At $650 Million After No Winner Drawn Saturday

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Here’s a bit of good news: There’s a $650 million lottery prize up for grabs. Yet again, there were no winning tickets for the latest Powerball drawing Saturday (Aug. 19) night. The winning Powerball numbers were 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and the Powerball number was 13 The grand prize could rank as the third richest US lottery jackpot of all time. The current Powerball prize pool has been growing since June 10 — meaning there […]