‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

“Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type,” which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist.

Texting and driving penalties increase

Texting and driving penalties increase

The first time a person uses a cell phone while driving is now a moving offense. Previously, the first offense was classified as a warning.

GOP candidate accused of faking college degree

GOP candidate accused of faking college degree

  Melissa Howard, running for Florida house, says she graduated from Miami University in Ohio. A spokeswoman for the university says Howard did not graduate.

Update: Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

Update: Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

“The greatest threat we have to aviation is the insider threat,” said a transportation security expert. “Here we have an employee who was vetted to the level to have access to the aircraft and had a skill set proficient enough to take off with that plane.”

Chicago police to target ‘large, unsanctioned street parties’ in effort to combat violence

Chicago police to target ‘large, unsanctioned street parties’ in effort to combat violence

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson took another step aimed at preventing a repeat of last weekend’s gun violence. Johnson said he will be cracking down on potentially dangerous large gatherings. The superintendent said the department has been dissecting what happened last weekend and found a link between shootings and “large, unsanctioned street parties.” After a heartbreaking…

President Trump blames the violence in Chicago on ‘bad leadership’

President Trump blames the violence in Chicago on ‘bad leadership’

President Donald Trump slammed political leaders in Chicago on Thursday, blaming city officials for the weekend violence that left 12 people dead. “I guess you have to take it from the leadership,” Trump said in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he was holding a meeting on prison reform. “It’s called bad leadership.” In his remarks Thursday, the president…

Butter cow can’t spell

Butter cow can’t spell

Ahead of the official opening of the Illinois State Fair, the Butter Cow has been unveiled, but there appears to be an “udderly” ridiculous mistake.

Umpire Pulls Live Moth Out Of His Ear

Umpire Pulls Live Moth Out Of His Ear

During Wednesday night’s Yankees-White Sox game, and unusual interruption happened when an umpire left the field due to something in his ear. Umpire Bruce Dreckman had some help from Yankees trainer Steve Donohue in finding and removing the problem. Which so happened to be a moth, that was still flapping around as they pulled it out. A…

Chicago pastors will gather at Stroger Hospital to pray for peace

Chicago pastors will gather at Stroger Hospital to pray for peace

A group of Chicago pastors plan to gather at Stroger Hospital on the city’s West Side Tuesday to pray for an end to the violence plaguing the city. They want to shed light on the most violence weekend so far this year. Police said 66 people were shot, 12 fatally, since 5 p.m. last Friday.…

China bans Christopher Robin film after comparisons to President Xi

China bans Christopher Robin film after comparisons to President Xi

Disney’s new movie “Christopher Robin” has reportedly been banned from release in China because its main character, a talking bear, has previously been likened to President Xi Jinping. According to a report by the BBC, there isn’t a specific reason for the ban, however, there are ‘rumours’ that the Chinese government is reportedly blocking images of our favourite…

Rosie O’Donnell believes Trump ‘is loathed in America’

Rosie O’Donnell believes Trump ‘is loathed in America’

Actress Rosie O’Donnell talks to CNN’s Chris Cuomo about why she has turned a feud with President Donald Trump into activism in leading a nightly protest at the White House since Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. O’Donnell and Trump have a longstanding feud, dating back to O’Donnell saying on The View in 2006 that he was…