These stories are through the CNN Wire.


Recent Articles
  • Family-style lunches at Virginia high school help serve up success

    FRANKLIN, Va (WTKR) — On a typical school day, Franklin High School students have a little more than 20 minutes for lunch. By the time they wait in line for their food and sit down, students say most of their lunch block is over, forcing students to rush to finish their food and get to their next class. In an attempt to give students a more enjoyable lunchtime, the school system decided to try something new. Once a month, students […]

  • Florida man arrested for crashing wedding on St. Pete Beach during bride and groom’s first dance

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFTS) — Crashing a wedding can go two ways: you have a great time while enjoying some free drinks and leave without anyone noticing you weren’t actually invited or you join the bride and groom during their first dance and get arrested. Mark Saunderson, 37 of Land O’ Lakes, experienced the latter way. Saunderson invited himself to a wedding reception at the Grand Plaza Hotel on St. Pete Beach Monday evening, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s […]

  • New York might make it illegal to text while walking

    (CNN) — Crossing the street can be challenging any time, and you might be even less likely to notice that honking car or zooming bicyclist if you’re looking at your phone. Now, it could become illegal to do so. A bill in the New York State Senate seeks to ban pedestrians from using portable electronic devices while crossing the road. Fines would range from $25 to $250. The statewide ban would include texting, checking emails, and browsing the internet, with […]

  • Ice-T says he almost shot an Amazon delivery driver who was ‘creeping up to my crib’

    Ice-T had some strong suggestions for Amazon Tuesday. “Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries,” the musician and actor said on Twitter, “Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it.” That’s because he says he almost shot a delivery driver who seemed to be “creeping up” to his home earlier in the week. One fan asked “Was he not wearing a delivery man uniform?” to which the “Law & Order: SVU” star responded that […]

  • Send in your names to fly aboard the rover to Mars (Your name, not you)

    (CNN) — Ready to go to Mars? Well, you can get a boarding pass for a trek to the Red Planet, but only your name will make the trip. Let us explain. NASA’s wants to launch its next rover to Mars next summer, with a planned landing in February 2021. The space agency is giving people the opportunity to have their names put on the rover (etched on microchips). The Mars 2020 rover will lay the groundwork for eventual human […]

  • Washington becomes the first state to legalize composting of humans

    (CNN) — Washington has become the first state in the nation to pass a law allowing composting as an alternative to burial or cremation of human remains. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday legalizing human composting. The bill will go into effect in May next year. Currently in Washington bodies can either be cremated or buried. The process of recomposition provides a third option that speeds up the process of turning dead bodies into soil, a practice colloquially known […]

  • Rare eastern black rhinoceros is born at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

    (CNN) — A rare baby rhino was born after over a year of waiting for its big arrival. On Sunday, the mother, Kapuki, 13, gave birth to the as-yet unnamed baby rhino at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. “After 15 months of pregnancy and a relatively quick labor, we’re excited to announce Kapuki gave birth!” the zoo announced on Twitter. “Kapuki’s maternal instincts kicked right in and she has been seen tending to the calf.” After 15 months of pregnancy […]

  • A Florida army dad surprised his daughter with a huge graduation hug after years overseas

    (CNN) — Graduation day was already shaping up to be a huge moment in Kayla Tillman’s life, but it was made even more memorable by a surprise visit from her father, who’s been serving overseas in the Army for years. Staff Sgt. Anthony Tillman strode onto the stage during Sunday’s graduation for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, took of his uniform hat and gave his daughter a huge hug. “I felt like I was hugging him […]

  • Chicago baby cut from his mother’s womb after she was killed opens his eyes

    (CNN) — Inside a Chicago-area hospital, a baby fights for his life. The infant is in intensive care and listed in grave condition after he was cut from his mother’s womb in an attack on her last month. But this little one has a fighting spirit, and a picture has emerged of him with his father. In the photo, taken Sunday by a student pastor, the baby is being held by his father Yovany Lopez. The infant is attached to various tubes […]

  • US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska

    (CNN) — US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North American Aerospace Defense Command. The Russian long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska’s western coast. US F-22s fighter jets and an E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System from North American Aerospace Defense Command “positively identified and intercepted a total of four […]

  • New York might make it illegal to text while walking

    (CNN) — Crossing the street here can be challenging any time, and you might be even less likely to notice that honking cab or zooming bicyclist if you’re looking at your phone. Now, it could become illegal to do so. A bill in the New York State Senate seeks to ban pedestrians from using portable electronic devices while crossing the road. Fines would range from $25 to $250. The statewide ban would include texting, checking emails, and browsing the internet, […]

  • 2 killed in second Taquan Air floatplane crash in a week

    (CNN) — For the second time in a week, a Taquan Air floatplane has been involved in a deadly crash in Alaska. Two people were killed when the aircraft went down Monday afternoon in Metlakatla Harbor in the southeastern part of the state. A pilot and passenger were the only people on board the Taquan Air Beaver floatplane, according to a statement from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. The circumstances of the crash are not being released at this time, the […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.