Category Archives: CNN – US

Chicago teachers are about to go on strike, leaving 360,000 kids in limbo

Chicago teachers are about to go on strike, leaving 360,000 kids in limbo

The country’s third biggest school district has canceled classes as 25,000 educators plan to walk off the job Thursday. The Chicago Teachers Union’s demands reflect what teachers across the country have been clamoring for: smaller class sizes, more support staff, higher raises. But in Chicago, the dynamics are different — and in some cases, dire.…MORE

Police searching for missing Alabama girl converge on an apartment complex

Police searching for missing Alabama girl converge on an apartment complex

Alabama police have converged on an apartment complex in the search for Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a 3-year-old girl reported missing from a birthday party four days ago. Police in Birmingham blocked off roads leading to the apartments in the 2700 block of Jefferson Avenue late Wednesday morning, some 7 miles from where the girl was…MORE

Over 300 migrating birds smashed into Charlotte’s NASCAR building

Over 300 migrating birds smashed into Charlotte’s NASCAR building

Dozens of migratory birds were killed Tuesday night when more than 300 of them struck a building in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue group said on its verified Facebook page. The birds, identified as chimney swifts, hit the windows of the NASCAR Hall of Fame building, according to video from CNN affiliate…MORE

Why Washington Nationals fans are obsessed with the ‘Baby Shark’ song

Why Washington Nationals fans are obsessed with the ‘Baby Shark’ song

The Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series for the first time in the franchise’s history, and if you caught any of their postseason performances so far, you’d be forgiven for being a little confused. There were baby sharks everywhere. Chomping motions by the players. A little shark hanging on the dugout netting. “Baby…MORE

The number of NYPD officer suicides this year rises to 10

The number of NYPD officer suicides this year rises to 10

An off-duty New York Police Department sergeant has died by suicide, becoming the 10th NYPD member to do so this year, an NYPD representative said Wednesday. The sergeant, found in his residence, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the representative said. No other details about the sergeant were released. Of the 10 NYPD officer suicides…MORE