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  • earthquake in Napa Valley

    Historic area now in ruins following California quake

    (CNN) — In the heart of northern California’s wine country, piles of stemware lay shattered on the ground. Building facades in historic downtown Napa crumbled into the streets. And residents who enjoyed decades of calm were harshly reminded that intense quakes can strike anytime. “I was in shock to see people’s homes and offices on the floor,” Napa resident Elise Martinez said. “This is life-changing.” But even as the Bay Area tries to clean up from its strongest earthquake in […]

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    Meet college football’s high-tech new shrine

    Atlanta, Geo.  (CNN) – This is not your grandfather’s — or even your father’s — ol’ football museum. The new College Football Hall of Fame, opening here Saturday, is a gleaming, high-tech shrine to the pageantry of America’s most popular campus sport. Gone, mostly, are the plaques and musty displays of faded uniforms and leather helmets. In their place are vast multimedia touchscreens, movies in 4K ultra-HD, fight-song karaoke and a booth that puts fans into a simulated broadcast of […]

  • earthquake in Napa Valley

    California governor declares state of emergency

    (CNN) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Eighty-seven patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital following the early morning earthquake, according to the city of Napa. Three people were critically injured. One “young child” is in critical condition, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said at a news conference. She was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and was flown out of Napa for treatment elsewhere. […]

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    Earthquake hits northern California

    (CNN) — A preliminary 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northern San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake struck six miles southwest of Napa and nine miles from Sonoma, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of injuries Napa County Fire Capt. Jim Christenson said his units were driving around looking for damage. “So far at the fire house we lost a fish tank and some glassware,” he said. A dispatcher for the Napa […]

  • James Foley

    U.N. condemns beheading of American journalist

    (CNN) — “I don’t want Jim to have died in vain.” That was the core of the message Friday from Michael Foley, the brother of the American journalist James Foley, beheaded this month by his ISIS captors. Michael Foley told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he hopes Western nations get on the same page when it comes to dealing with kidnappers from militant groups like ISIS — saying that having some European nations pay ransoms while the United States doesn’t sends an […]

  • Iraq

    United Nations calls for action to help a Turkmen Shiite town

    Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — As violence continues to wrack Iraq, the United Nations warned Saturday of another ethnic slaughter in the making by Sunni extremists from ISIS. ISIS fighters have besieged the ethnic Turkmen Shiite town of Amerli in the north for two months and residents are running out of food and water. “The situation of the people in Amerli is desperate and demands immediate action to prevent the possible massacre of its citizens,” said Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. secretary […]

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    Wal-Mart slashes prices on 5S and 5C ahead of iPhone 6 launch

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Attention Wal-Mart shoppers: iPhone prices are coming down. Wal-Mart cut prices for the iPhone 5S and 5C on Wednesday, offering further evidence that next-generation iPhones will indeed be released on the rumored launch date of Sept. 9. Big retailers like Wal-Mart typically slash prices ahead of new releases to clear out inventory. You can now get an iPhone 5C at Wal-Mart for just 97 cents with a two-year contract from Sprint, Verizon or AT&T, down from […]

  • Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, right, the only female pitcher in the Negro Leagues, meets Monarchs only girl teammate and standout pitcher, Mo’ne Davis, 11.

    WATCH: ‘Must Be The Mo’ne’ is tribute to greatness of young female pitcher

    Musician Tony Alone has created a tribute video for Mo’Ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom that everyone is talking about. Davis, who plays with the Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, is the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series, the sixth to get a hit in World Series history and the first Little Leaguer to get front-page attention on one of the nation’s top sports magazines. Davis has already increased interest exponentially in the Little League World Series, bringing much […]

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    UPDATE: Both Americans treated for Ebola released from Atlanta hospital

    (CNN) — Both Americans who were treated for the Ebola virus have been discharged from a hospital. “Today is a miraculous day,” Dr. Kent Brantly said at a Thursday news conference in Atlanta with Emory University Hospital staff members. “I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family.” The hospital had announced that he was being discharged Thursday. The other patient, Nancy Writebol, was released Tuesday and is choosing not to make public […]

  • Photo Credit: Nicole Tung / Free James Foley

    James Foley’s captors had demanded $132 million ransom

    (CNN) — The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million), the chief executive of a news website he worked for told The Wall Street Journal. Philip Balboni, the president and chief executive of GlobalPost, told the newspaper that the sum was demanded from both Foley’s family and GlobalPost. Balboni declined to discuss their reply to the demand, saying all communication was shared with appropriate government authorities, The Journal reported Thursday. The […]

  • Crestwood Medical Center is owned by CHS, victim of a serious data hack impacting millions of people.

    90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients’ data

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care. Recent data shows 90% of health care organizations have exposed their patients’ data — or had it stolen — in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute. The medical industry faces more data breaches than the military and banking sectors combined. As of last week, the medical industry has been slammed with 204 incidents this year, nearly half […]

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    Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states, including Tennessee

    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data. UPS said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. At most stores, the malware attack occurred after March 26, and was eliminated by August 11. No fraud has yet been discovered, UPS said, but customer names, postal addresses, email addresses and payment card information were […]

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