Category Archives: CNN – US

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A high school football captain and advocate against gun violence from Washington, DC has landed offers from 25 universities, including Ivy League schools and full-ride scholarships. RuQuan Brown, 17, received offers from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and others to play football after becoming the captain of his football team, leading them to multiple championships all while…MORE

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Family, friends and community members paid tribute Friday to the life of Pete Frates, who used his ALS diagnosis to raise millions of dollars for supporting ALS research and patient care. About 1,500 people packed the pews, aisles and overflow room of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, according to an estimate from Boston College police.…MORE

Jersey City Shooting: Charity to pay fallen police officer’s mortgage

Jersey City Shooting: Charity to pay fallen police officer’s mortgage

As Jersey City, New Jersey, mourns after this week’s deadly shooting, a charity has stepped up to help the family of the police officer who was killed. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation says it will pay off the mortgage on Det. Joseph Seals’ home. Seals was killed while trying to stop the two shooters at…MORE

Runner who slapped a reporter’s backside on live TV says he’s sorry

Runner who slapped a reporter’s backside on live TV says he’s sorry

A reporter said she was “violated, objectified, and embarrassed” when a runner “smacked” her backside while she was reporting live during a road race in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday. Alex Bozarjian, a reporter for CNN affiliate WSAV, was reporting at the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run when an approaching runner hit her backside. Video of the…MORE

5 things to know for December 13: UK, trade, impeachment, Nigeria, NFL

5 things to know for December 13: UK, trade, impeachment, Nigeria, NFL

Whew! Congress has whipped up a huge spending deal barely a week shy of the December 20 funding deadline. That means another government shutdown is probably off the table. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today”…MORE

Topeka will pay you up to $15,000 just to move there

Topeka will pay you up to $15,000 just to move there

Ever thought about picking up and moving to Kansas? Now you might. Topeka, the state capital, is offering potential new residents up to $15,000 to move there. A pilot program called “Choose Topeka” will match employer funds put up for people who move to Topeka and live and work there for a year, city and…MORE

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Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong By Christy Wright Can you believe there are only three months left in 2019? It feels like just yesterday I was picking up my boys from their last day of school before summer break. Now, suddenly, we’re in the middle of holidays-are-just-around-the-corner craziness! I think the hardest part…

Dave Says: How much emergency fund?

Dave Says: How much emergency fund?

Dear Dave, I know you talk about having an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses set aside. My husband and I are having a difficult time agreeing on exactly how much we should set aside for emergencies. How do you determine the exact amount? Erin   Dear Erin, The exact you amount…

Dave Says: Understand your investments completely

Dave Says: Understand your investments completely

Dear Dave, I’m new to investing, and recently I began putting money into growth stock mutual funds inside a Roth IRA. On my last statement, it said that my investment had grown. Can you explain how it grew? Matt   Dear Matt, In most cases, you’ll have anywhere from 90 to 200 different company’s stocks…

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one By Chris Hogan We all want to do nice things for our loved ones. We go on family trips and celebrate life’s wins together. It’s sometimes difficult for us to consider the bad things that can happen in life, but we still have to…