Average Wedding Costs More Than $30k

(CNN) — If you are thinking about tying the knot, get ready to shell out a hefty chunk of change. According to The Knot the average couple spends more than $30,000 on nuptials. The Knot says the wedding venue eats up the biggest portion of the wedding budget, followed by the engagement ring and the … Continue reading »

Ferguson Police Chief Resigns

(CNN) — Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned. The resignation is effective March 19. In a statement, Jackson said, “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this great city and to serve with all of you. I will continue to assist the city in any way I can in my … Continue reading »

Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes

(CNN) — A training exercise turned into a tragedy. Seven Marines and a Black Hawk helicopter crew of four left a Louisiana military base and never came back Tuesday night. Officials say human remains were found among debris. They washed ashore along the coast of the Florida panhandle still shrouded by fog. Some of the … Continue reading »

Veggie Chips vs. Potato Chips

VEGGIE CHIPS VS. POTATO CHIPS   Consumer Reports just tested 32 different snack chips made from bean chips, pea chips, veggie chips, and kale. Don’t get the idea that they’re as good for you as fresh vegetables, but most of the ones tested are a little lower in fat and calories than classic potato chips. … Continue reading »

Clinton Addresses Email Controversy

(CNN) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is breaking her silence. “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account,” Clinton said. The presumed 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner addressed her use of a private e-mail account and private e-mail server to conduct official business as secretary of state. Her reason: she simply wanted … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Cutting Cable

SUCCESSFULLY CUTTING CABLE   Three things that have traditionally kept people tied to cable: sports, kids’ programming, and addictions to shows such as Game of Thrones that were only available with a pay TV service. But all that’s starting to change.   More and more media companies are announcing plans to deliver their TV programming … Continue reading »

Obama Announces New Job Training Program

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama is continuing his push to protect and increase well-paying, middle-class jobs. Monday morning, he announced a new program intended to help more Americans get trained for jobs in the technology industry. “Today, I’m announcing a new initiative that we’re calling TechHire. What TechHire is going to do is to help … Continue reading »

Fraternity Shut Down After Racist Chant

(CNN) — Sigma Alpha Epsilon has shut down its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after a video emerged which appears to show members of the fraternity singing a racist chant. The doors of the frat house have been padlocked. The video, posted on YouTube, shows young men on a bus chanting “There will never … Continue reading »

Bill Clinton Speaks on Email Controversy

(CNN) — Hillary Clinton is at the center of a controversy involving her State Department emails. Last week, we learned she used a private email address to conduct official government business during her time as Secretary of State. Critics say the unusual move gave her extraordinary control over what later became public records and what … Continue reading »

Officer Shoots African-American Teen

(CNN) — Another US city is seeing racial tension heat up. An African-American teen was shot and killed by police in Wisconsin’s capital Friday night, eliciting outrage from the community. Protests erupted overnight in Madison, after the 19-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. Authorities were responding to a scene Friday evening when the … Continue reading »

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