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  • The US Is Facing A Serious Shortage Of Airline Pilots

    (CNN) — The national security of the United States relies on a healthy airline industry. That requires modern reliable airplanes — and highly skilled pilots to operate them. However, the United States has a shortage of pilots right now, particularly at the regional airline levels. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there were about 827,000 pilots in America in 1987. Over the past three decades, that number has decreased by 30%. Meanwhile, during this period, there has been a tremendous increase in the […]

  • Helsinki Summit Between Trump And Putin Runs Long

    (CNN) — US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin blew past the 90 minutes they were scheduled to spend with only interpreters at their sides on Monday, just hours after the US President blamed US policy for the dismal state of relations between the two countries. The two leaders kicked off their first official summit Monday afternoon at the Finnish presidential palace, a historic venue where previous US presidents have also gathered with their Russian and Soviet counterparts to tackle the complex bilateral relationship. Trump […]

  • Why Prime Day Is Important To Amazon

    (CNN Money) — Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, and it’s set to capitalize on the rewards. The fourth Prime Day (and a half) will begin noon PT (3 p.m. ET) Monday, extending for 36 hours. The savings event this year is running longer than prior years, available for shoppers in more countries, and Amazon is promising a million deals — the most yet — for Prime members. It’s also the first Prime Day with Whole Foods, Amazon’s […]

  • Chicago Police Release Body Camera Footage Of Man Killed By Officers

    CHICAGO (CNN) — The man Chicago police shot and killed Saturday (July 14) appeared to be reaching for a gun in his waistband, according to body camera footage released by the department on Sunday (July 15). Chicago police released two versions of the same video. One of the versions showed the events in real time and the other was in slow motion. Both versions showed four officers approaching Harith Augustus, 37. In the video, officers trie to grab Augustus, who […]

  • US, North Korea To Restart Joint Searches For Soldiers’ Remains, Pompeo Says

    WASHINGTON  (CNN) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Sunday (July 15) that the United States and North Korea agreed to recommence field operations to search for the estimated 5,300 Americans who never returned home from the Korean War. The US and North Korea will jointly engage in the searches for the yet-to-be-located service members’ remains, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert confirmed; she could not say when those would begin. The joint US-North Korea program to search for remains began […]

  • Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, And President Obama Among Twitter Users Hit Hardest By Follower Purge

    (CNN Money) — Katy Perry was one of the biggest losers in the Great Twitter Follower Purge of 2018, losing about 2.8 million followers overnight. The pop singer, along with Justin Bieber and former President Barack Obama, led a long list of celebrities, politicians, social media stars and news organizations who saw their followers drop as a result of Twitter’s purge of suspicious accounts. Earlier this week, Twitter said tens of millions of accounts previously locked due to suspicious activity will be […]

  • America Will Have Just One Blockbuster Left After Alaska Shutters Its Stores On Sunday

    (CNN) — If movie-streaming seems like Goliath, Blockbuster video store owners are an industry’s Davids still fighting to keep the brand alive. This week, there are three stores remaining, but by next week there will only be one store open for business — in Bend, Oregon. Alaska’s last two Blockbuster stores — one in Anchorage and another in Fairbanks — announced they would officially close on Sunday. Sandi Harding, the Bend store’s general manager, told CNN she was surprised her […]

  • Trump Denies He Criticized British Prime Minister, Asks To Maintain Trade Ties After Brexit

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump denied Friday that he criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May, the day after a British tabloid published an interview with him in which he seemed to do just that. He dismissed the interview, conducted by a Ruport Murdoch-owned publication, as “fake news,” saying it didn’t include all his comments about May. Trump said his comments came after he “read some reports” that suggested the United Kingdom would not be able to make a free trade deal […]

  • North Korea Snubs US, Skips Meeting On Returning Soldier Remains

    (CNN) — North Korean officials did not show up to a planned meeting with US officials at the demilitarized zone Thursday, where they were expected to continue discussions on repatriating the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War, a senior US official tells CNN. There was no call or explanation from North Korean officials on why they skipped the meeting. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ignored a question about the apparent snub when asked by reporters traveling with him […]

  • Emmy Nominations 2018: Did Your Favorite Show Make The Cut?

    (CNN) — Nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning and there are some familiar contenders. “Game of Thrones” is back and led the nominations with 22 nods, including outstanding drama against last year’s winner, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” “The Americans,” “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld” will also compete for top drama. Elisabeth Moss was nominated for lead actresss in a drama for her work in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” as were “The Crown’s” Claire […]

  • Papa John’s Founder Resigns As Chairman After Using N-word On Conference Call

    (CNN Money) — John Schnatter, the founder and public face of Papa John’s pizza, resigned as the company’s chairman hours after he apologized for using the N-word on a conference call in May. Papa John’s said in a statement late Wednesday it would appoint a new chairman “in the coming weeks.” Schnatter had apologized earlier in the day after Forbes reported that he used the racial slur while participating in a role-playing exercise designed to prevent public relations crises. According to the account in Forbes, Schnatter […]

  • Zsa Zsa Dies Weeks After Being Dubbed ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’

    (CNN) — Zsa Zsa, whose bodacious tongue recently won her the 30th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, died in her sleep, the English bulldog’s owner said Tuesday. Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, delivered the sad news about the 9-year-old dog. “I’m in shock still,” she told CNN sister network HLN. “I haven’t even processed her winning and fame.” A news release announcing Zsa Zsa’s victory in late June in Petaluma, California, said: “Nine years young with a swaggering tongue, Zsa Zsa […]