How two firefighters and a bottle of nail polish cheered up a scared little girl after a car accident

(CNN)Two firefighters in Utah are melting hearts after they let a child give them purple manicures to help keep her calm after a car accident. “Within minutes, the child was calmly paining their nails and had forgotten about the accident she had just experienced,” the department said. “Great job Chief Hadley and Captain Lloyd for providing awesome customer service to one of our young citizens.” CNN called the department for more details on the incident but did not receive an answer. Fire Chief Mark Becraft commended the two firefighters on exemplifying the values of the department, including safety, compassion and customer service. “Kudos to these great guys that serve our community, it’s just the little things that make a huge …

Pennsylvania teacher on leave without pay after racist tirade recorded by parent

(CNN)A female teacher at a Pennsylvania middle school is on administrative leave after she could be heard on video calling a black man the “N-word” and using other racist language after a fender bender in the school parking lot. He confirmed the woman in the video uses the N-word and a derogatory remark that is offensive to the LGBTQ community toward a parent after a minor accident in the parking lot. The Upper Darby School District is in a residential suburb of Philadelphia. According to the district, the student population of its schools is increasingly diverse: 46.6% are African American, 31.76% are white, 14.4% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 5.62% are Hispanic and 1% are other. The video, posted on Facebook, appears …

Emergency sirens accidentally set off during Honolulu Police training

(CNN)Emergency sirens went off early Wednesday evening in Hawaii, but officials say their preliminary investigation shows the sirens were set off inadvertently. “We have received phone calls about sirens going off across Oahu, but we have confirmed with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center that there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT,” the National Weather Service Honolulu tweeted. “THERE IS NO REASON TO BE ALARMED. REPEAT… NO CAUSE FOR ALARM,” the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu Kirk Caldwell tweeted. Many Hawaii residents said on Twitter that Wednesday’s incident was even more jarring as they were still recovering from the panic of a false ballistic missile alert earlier this year. Ballistic missile alert An emergency alert warning of a ballistic missile …

Florida man found guilty of manslaughter in parking lot shooting that led to ‘Stand Your Ground’ trial

Clearwater, Florida (CNN)Michael Drejka, who fatally shot an unarmed man, Markeis McGlockton, last summer in Florida during a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking spot, was found guilty of manslaughter Friday night. The judge sent the jury back to the deliberations room after rereading the instructions to them, and about a half hour later the jury announced it had a decision. McGlockton’s family wept at the verdict. Drejka at first had no reaction but then started wiping his face as the judge spoke to the jury. Defense attorneys rested their case earlier in the day after two expert witnesses testified about the defendant’s state of mind and his actions at the time of the controversial shooting. The court later instructed jurors …

Honduran teen immigrant who attempted suicide while separated from her father will be laid to rest

(CNN)The 13-year-old Honduran immigrant who tried to kill herself in New York while she was separated from her father will be laid to rest on Tuesday evening in Bayside, New York, her family said. Heydi had been despondent about being separated from her father prior to her suicide attempt. They met again last week, but it was not the reunion they had imagined; Gámez clutched the hand of his only child as Heydi lay motionless with a breathing tube in a hospital bed in Queens, New York. Gamez has authorized the donation of his daughter’s organs. He said he did so because he saw many children in the hospital who needed them. “Now that my daughter is no longer here, …

Stanford University is investigating a noose hanging near a student residence

(CNN)Stanford University is looking into reports of a noose found hanging near a campus residence — which could become a hate crime investigation. “We feel it is important to state that a noose is recognized as a symbol of violence and racism directed against African American peoples. Such a symbol has no place on our campus,” the university said. A student visiting the campus took pictures and video of the rope. The university’s Department of Public Safety says that the incident is still under investigation. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Lindsey Graham Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Lindsey Graham, US senator from South Carolina and 2016 GOP presidential candidate. Father: Florence James Graham, restaurant, pool hall and liquor store owner Mother: Millie Graham, restaurant, pool hall and liquor store owner Education: University of South Carolina, Columbia, B.A., 1977; University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1981 Military service: US Air Force, 1982-1988; South Carolina Air National Guard, 1989-1995; US Air Force Reserve, 1995-2015; retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2015 as a colonel. Religion: Southern Baptist Other Facts:Growing up, he worked in the pool hall his family owned, the Sanitary Cafe. His mother and father died within 15 months of each other when Graham was an undergraduate. He …

A driver caught on video dragging a deputy with his car during a traffic stop is facing an attempted murder charge

(CNN)A Florida man is facing a charge of attempted murder after body camera and dashcam video showed him dragging a sheriff’s deputy with his car during a traffic stop. But things turn sour when Blais asks Rudolph if he has any marijuana in the vehicle before telling him to turn off his vehicle. Instead, Rudolph throws the car in drive as the deputy hangs out of the window screaming for the driver to stop. Rudolph briefly stops and Blais points a gun at him ordering him to stop the car before Rudolph pulls off again toward a highway. Dashcam video shows the deputy fall off of the vehicle as it speeds away. The sheriff’s office searched for Rudolph following the …

Apartment complex ‘totally unusable’ after deadly crane collapse

Dallas, Texas (CNN)The Dallas apartment complex that suffered damage from a crane collapse has been deemed “totally unusable,” and residents will be refunded their security deposits and June rent. No determination has been made regarding the removal of the crane from the property, according to DFR. Three people remain in the hospital. Sunday’s tragedy marked the ninth crane accident death in North Texas since 2012, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. From 2011 to 2015, Texas had about four times more crane-related deaths than any other state. ‘It just sliced through the building’ Abbey Kearney, who lived in the Dallas apartment complex, said the disaster happened quickly. “It was like a sunny, beautiful day and people were at the pool,” she said. …

‘Somebody was watching over us,’ says Kansas woman who survived tornado

(CNN)Fran Jones and her husband rushed down the stairs to the laundry room when they heard a warning on television to take cover from a tornado. Their quick thinking may have saved their lives. The floor above them was reduced to rubble. If they had waited any longer, they would have “probably been up there, maybe,” Jones said, pointing to the sky. Pointing to the ground, she said, “or maybe down there, I don’t know.” The tornado that hit Linwood, Kansas, was rated an EF4 by the National Weather Service. It was on the ground for nearly 32 miles, lasted for 55 minutes and stretched about a mile wide, the weather service said. Peak winds are estimated to have been …

Dartmouth says letting women use pseudonyms in sexual misconduct lawsuit is confusing

(CNN)Dartmouth College is challenging the use of pseudonyms in a $70 million class-action lawsuit that accuses the school of failing to promptly address sexual misconduct allegations against three former professors. Two more people — both former students — joined the lawsuit in May as Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to nine. The two new Jane Does asked a judge to let them remain anonymous, citing concerns for their mental health, reputations and careers. According to their motion to use pseudonyms, Jane Doe 2 endured sexual assault and harassment by the professors and Jane Doe 3 was the victim of sexual misconduct and harassment. Revealing their names would amplify the emotional distress they …

How to protect yourself on hiking trails

(CNN)Alarming headlines about missing hikers or worse can trigger panic about trail safety and the risks of exploring remote areas. Whether you’re alone or in a group, it’s wise to tell someone else where you’re going and when you intend to return. Establish a plan for checking in and follow through with it. If your plans change, let your contacts know. Carry trail maps and know how to use them There’s no harm in bringing your phone (except for taking perilous selfies), but it would a mistake to rely on it for directions. Find a current map and bring along a hard copy of it. Study it and make a plan for where you intend to go. And make sure …

Women who belonged to Nxivm cult’s inner circle may testify against their former leader

(CNN)Keith Raniere was greatly admired by the women who joined Nxivm, the group he founded, said Raniere’s lawyer, Marc Agnifilo. Seagram liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, “Smallville” actress Allison Mack, Kathy Russell, Lauren Salzman and Nancy Salzman are co-defendants in Raniere’s federal case and have pleaded guilty to crimes ranging from visa fraud to racketeering. As part of their plea deals, they have agreed to serve as prosecution witnesses if asked, as could other former members of Nxivm. Raniere has pleaded not guilty to all charges. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison. Recruits provided ‘collateral’ information, prosecutors say Nxivm, created by Raniere in 2003, exploited recruits “both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit,” said …