Category Archives: CNN – US

Oprah Winfrey surprises New Jersey high school with $500,000 gift

Oprah Winfrey surprised a New Jersey high school Friday night with a pizza party — and a $500,000 donation to an after-school program. “That’s a half a million dollars to encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing, because what you’re doing is moving in the right direction,” Winfrey said in a video principal Akbar…MORE

48 million under threat of severe weather as hail, rain and tornadoes move east

Nearly 50 million people are under threat of hail, heavy rain, strong winds and isolated tornadoes this week as several storms move east, according to the National Weather Center. Storms spread across the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley area and most of the Northeast on Sunday. While the risk for severe storms appears to be low, it…MORE

The rising wave of abortion restrictions in America

Abortion bans continue popping up across the United States, leaving many people wondering where their states stand. Here’s what you need to know. Abortion is legal in every state Abortion is legal under Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. But most states have set limits in…MORE

2 die in Utah helicopter crash

Two people died in a helicopter crash Friday in a mountainous area of north-central Utah, authorities said. The helicopter went down north of Alpine, a community about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said. Both people aboard were killed; their names were not immediately released. Authorities began searching Friday…MORE