Marijuana Show Holds Auditions

DENVER, Co. (CNN) — The entertainment industry is getting in on the legal marijuana action in Colorado. Saturday, pot entrepreneurs auditioned for a web-based reality show that puts them in front of potential investors. It’s called “The Marijuana Show” and it’s attracting contestants from all over the country. One woman from Washington, D.C. was pitching for … Continue reading »

Yahoo Wins in Surveillance Court

(CNN) — Yahoo says it won the release of 1,500 pages of documents that come from a lawsuit against the government. The company was fighting the government’s right to demand its user information. Yahoo says disclosures for the super-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court are extremely rare. The tech giant says it fought because releasing such … Continue reading »

Retired Gen. Allen to Lead ISIS Effort

(CNN) — Retired Marine Corps General John Allen is the president’s pick to lead the international effort against ISIS, a source told CNN. The four-star general served as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and later as an adviser to President Obama and Secretary John Kerry. The president plans to launch air strikes in Syria … Continue reading »

White House Holds Moment of Silence

(CNN) — Thursday, the nation pauses to remember those killed in the worst terror attack in U.S. history. Thirteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice … Continue reading »

VA Needs to Hire Thousands of Workers

(CNN) — The VA wants to hire tens of thousands of workers. The Veterans Affairs Department is launching a recruitment campaign to attract doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. There are also plans to increase support staff and fill positions like chaplain, clerk and electrician. The exact number of vacancies isn’t clear, but earlier … Continue reading »

President Obama Addresses Nation on ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — In a rare prime-time address, President Obama laid out his long-awaited military strategy for handling the terrorist group, ISIS. The President’s plan includes targeted airstrikes against ISIS strongholds in Syria. He addressed the urgency of military action by breaking down the organization’s growing influence. “Our own security depends upon our willingness to … Continue reading »

Obama to Lay Out ISIS Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — President Obama is preparing to lay out his strategy for handling ISIS in a prime-time address to the nation. The terrorist group has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria. In the Sunni militants’ efforts to create a caliphate, or Islamic state, it has left a trail of brutality. It … Continue reading »

How to Avoid Parenting Burnout

(CNN) — Juggling work and family responsibilities can leave some parents feeling stressed out and exhausted. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics and other experts on how to avoid parenting burnout. When you’re at work, try to fit in a few relaxation breaks–times when you ramp down the stress. Deep breathing … Continue reading »

Home Depot Confirms System Hacked

(CNN) — If you shopped at Home Depot this summer, stop what you’re doing and make sure your credit and debit card information is safe. The home improvement giant confirms hackers broke into its payment systems as far back as April. They stole debit and credit card data, although Home Depot says pin numbers were … Continue reading »

NFL Suspends Ray Rice Indefinitely

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is suspended indefinitely from the NFL. The league announced the decision on the same day a new video shows the violent assault of his then-fiance inside an elevator. The Ravens also announced that his contract had been terminated. In the newly released clip, Rice is seen punching … Continue reading »

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