Author: Atlee McHeffey

Navy, Army probes find no racist intent in hand gestures

A Navy Midshipman signals his classmate on the field ahead of an NCAA college football game between the Army and the Navy, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)(CNN) The US Naval Academy and US Military Academy at West Point said that the hand gesture some cadets and midshipmen were seen making on camera was part of a…

How to celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day

Ugly sweaters have become big business, and National Ugly Sweater Day is the perfect time to show off your unfashionable fashion sense.

(CNN) Ugly sweaters have become big business, and National Ugly Sweater Day is the perfect time to show off your unfashionable fashion sense.

Kentucky Senate leader plans Purdue Pharma settlement probe

(AP) FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Senate’s top leader says he plans to forge ahead with a proposal to investigate the state’s $24 million settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. Senate President Robert Stivers said Thursday it’s uncertain yet who would lead the investigation. Stivers has complained that the state was shortchanged in the settlement. It was reached by former…

CA: Thief caught stealing $10k from Grandma (on Cam)

A scammer who preyed on a grandmother's love for her grandson made off with $10,000.

(CNN) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – For most grandparents — they’d do anything to help out their grandkids. Barbara McCullough is no different. When her grandson called her crying — begging for bail money — she thought she was coming to his rescue. But as Tom Wait found out, she was actually getting ripped off.