Category Archives: CNN – US

5 things to know for May 21: Trump, Yemen, US storms, Ford, China & drones

Thought about the kilogram lately? Probably not. Well, you should know it’s been changed, slightly.┬áHere’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. President Trump A federal judge…MORE

After 19 tornadoes ripped through 4 states, millions are now under flash flooding threat

Severe thunderstorms will drench and flood parts of Oklahoma Tuesday, following on the heels of a series of tornadoes that touched down in that state and others. At least 19 tornadoes swept through central Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas Monday, carrying warnings of “considerable” damage to homes, businesses and vehicles with the possibility of “complete…MORE

These are the hardest-to-spell words in the English language

Bondieuserie. Bewusstseinslage. Ayacahuite. Most of us wouldn’t even know how to pronounce those words, let alone spell them. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a week away and it is sure to be filled with a plethora of problematic words. An international team of linguists from the language-learning app Babbel partnered with Merriam-Webster to analyze…MORE

From Maine to Hawaii, abortion rights advocates will protest to ‘stop the bans’

Abortion rights protesters trying to stop a wave of anti-abortion laws plan to flood statehouses, town squares and courthouses Tuesday. More than 50 organizations — including the American Civil Liberties Union and NARAL Pro-Choice America — are participating in #StopTheBans protests nationwide. Rallies will take place at noon local time in almost all 50 states.…MORE

Video shows New Jersey man being choked and punched in the face by police

A New Jersey town’s police department is under fire after video was released that appears to show officers choking a 19-year-old and punching him the face multiple times during a violent arrest. The officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation, Dover Mayor James P. Dodd told reporters…MORE

Florida judge blocks Robert Kraft-related spa surveillance video from trial

In yet another blow to prosecutors, the judge presiding over the case against operators of the Florida day spa at the center of a prostitution sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ruled that surveillance video could also not be used in that trial. The ruling comes just days after a separate judge…MORE