Category Archives: CNN – US

Monsanto pleads guilty to illegally spraying banned pesticide in Maui

Monsanto pleads guilty to illegally spraying banned pesticide in Maui

Agrochemicals company Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG, has agreed to pay $10.2 million in fines and plead guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops in Maui, Hawaii, the US Department of Justice said. Monsanto Co., also the maker of weedkiller Roundup, will pay the fines for storing the pesticide Penncap-M, an “acute…MORE

Holiday movie bingo will make your festive binge-watching even better

Holiday movie bingo will make your festive binge-watching even better

Holiday movies are like Christmas cookies for your eyeballs. They’re like warm buffalo plaid blankets for your soul. Are they masterworks of cinema? Of course not, but that’s not the POINT. Christmas movie lovers aren’t here for the art, okay? We want to snuggle up in something predictable. Comforting. Tepid yet satisfying, like a mug…MORE

WSJ: USA Gymnastics hid the Larry Nassar investigation from Simone Biles

WSJ: USA Gymnastics hid the Larry Nassar investigation from Simone Biles

Simone Biles reacted Thursday to a Wall Street Journal report accusing USA Gymnastics of ignoring the possibility she had been sexually abused by Larry Nassar and excluding her from the investigations of the national team’s now-disgraced doctor. “Can’t tell you how hard this is to read and process,” Biles, gymnastics’ preeminent star, wrote in a…MORE

Singing cops use karaoke to fight crime in West Philadelphia

Singing cops use karaoke to fight crime in West Philadelphia

On a recent Friday afternoon in West Philadelphia, two police officers arrive at the corner of 52nd and Market Streets. A loud commotion ensues, attracting the attention of passers-by. A crowd gathers, some taking photos and video with their phones. This interaction might not be what you think — there’s music, laughter, dancing and a…MORE

A Marvel comic book just sold for a record $1.26 million

A Marvel comic book just sold for a record $1.26 million

It’s rare to find an almost-perfect copy of Marvel Comics’ first comic book, aptly named “Marvel Comics 1.” But one in near-mint condition just sold for a record $1.26 million. It’s the “finest known copy” of the comic book, according to Heritage Auctions, which handled the bidding. It’s also the most anyone has ever paid…MORE

Jerry Sandusky is expected to be resentenced on Friday

Jerry Sandusky is expected to be resentenced on Friday

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky appeared in Pennsylvania court Friday to be resentenced. The former Penn State assistant football coach’s initial sentence of at least 30 years in prison was overturned in February by the Pennsylvania Superior Court, which found that mandatory minimum sentences were illegally imposed. Sandusky’s request for a new trial was denied.…MORE