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Golfing great Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Golfing great Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Arnold Palmer, known as “the King” for his transformative legacy in golf, died at the age of 87, according to the US Golf Association.

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials say

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials say

By Hamdi Alkhshali and Angela Dewan, CNN   At least 40 people were killed and 74 others wounded in an ISIS attack on a Shiite mausoleum in Balad, Iraq, Ministry of Health spokesman Ahmed al-Rideini said Friday. The Thursday night attack follows the truck bombing of a shopping district in the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, in…

Woman live-streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

Woman live-streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

[van id=”us/2016/07/07/graphic-video-minnesota-police-shooting-philando-castile-ryan-young-pkg-nd.cnn”] By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Joshua Berlinger and Sheena Jones,CNN As Philando Castile’s head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks directly into the camera and explains that a Minnesota police officer just shot her boyfriend four times. The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy cell phone videos…

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

By Joshua Berlinger and AJ Willingham, CNN Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, has died. Summitt passed away Tuesday after battling early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s type,” according to a statement from the Pat…

$6M donated for 100K children in US to see “Hamilton”

(NEW YORK) The Rockefeller Foundation says it is giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the U.S. see the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton.” The foundation said Thursday the funding would allow students as some schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the District of Columbia to see the show for $10. Plans are…

Donald Trump on recording: Not me

Donald Trump on recording: Not me

Donald Trump said Friday that a newly resurfaced recording of a man who sounds like Trump posing as his spokesman isn’t him — even though he has admitted in the past to posing as his own publicist under a pseudonym.

Napster founder Sean Parker announces $250 million grant to fight cancer

Napster founder Sean Parker announces $250 million grant to fight cancer

By Robert Mclean, CNN The man whose file-sharing service terrorized the music industry is injecting $250 million into the fight against cancer. Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker announced a $250 million grant on Wednesday to establish the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which aims to increase collaboration among researchers and accelerate the development of immune…

Hey McFly! Nike unveils auto-lacing sneaker

Hey McFly! Nike unveils auto-lacing sneaker

By Jackie Wattles (NEW YORK CITY) Nike has unveiled its long-awaited sneaker with self-tying “adaptive” laces. It’s called the HyperAdapt 1.0, and Nike CEO Mark Parker introduced it at the Nike Innovation 2016 event in New York City this week. How does a sneaker tie itself? Duh! “When you step in, your heel will hit a…

Americans drink more when merry, polls shows

Americans drink more when merry, polls shows

By Lauren Booker, Special to CNN (CHICAGO) As countless revelers will prove on St. Patrick’s Day, drinking and being merry go hand in hand. Now a poll is backing up that truism. The Harris survey found that Americans who are 21 and older more often choose to drink alcohol during good times instead of when facing a…

Who is Merrick Garland?

By Ariane De Vogue and Tami Luhby, CNN (WASHINGTON, D.C.) President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court Wednesday morning means that at long last, the oft-short-listed candidate finally gets his shot. Garland is the chief judge for the Washington, D.C. appeals court, appointed by President Bill Clinton. A former clerk for Justice…

Trump rally in Chicago postponed amid growing security concerns

Trump rally in Chicago postponed amid growing security concerns

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN (CHICAGO) Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Chicago on Friday was postponed amid growing security concerns. “Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will…

Trump rally attendee charged with assault

Trump rally attendee charged with assault

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN (CHICAGO)  A man who attended Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina was arrested and charged Thursday with assault, disorderly conduct and communicating threats after multiple videos posted online appear to show him punching a protester in the face. John McGraw, 78, was questioned and arrested by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in…

Kraft changed its mac and cheese recipe and nobody noticed

Kraft changed its mac and cheese recipe and nobody noticed

By David Goldman, CNN Notice anything different about your mac & cheese lately? No? Don’t worry, nobody else did either. Kraft Heinz removed artificial preservatives, preservatives and dyes from its mac & cheese recipe late last year. In December, Kraft replaced older ingredients in its famous mac & cheese with the newer, less artificial ones.…