Here is the latest US News from CNN.
What to watch at CNN’s Libertarian town hall
In June, CNN hosted former Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld for a live town hall event. On Wednesday evening, the Libertarians will be back in prime-time for round two.
Church bomber seeks parole
The last living convicted bomber in one of the most notorious terrorist attacks in American history will ask a parole board on Wednesday to let him die a free man.
Baton Rouge cop’s dad writes touching post
The father of a Baton Rouge deputy who survived the deadly July 17th attack on police officers, posted an update and a touching story about his son.
Driving While Distracted: Ignore the pings
Most people will admit that texting, checking social media or playing a video game while driving isn’t safe, and yet, some still do it. Why?
Poll: Few in U.S. fear Zika
A new poll finds most Americans aren’t worried about someone in their family contracting a case of Zika, even as a growing number of mosquito-borne cases of the disease in a Florida neighborhood prompted a historic travel warning from the Centers for Disease Control.
Opinion: How can we end the cycle of racial violence?
In his memorial speech for the five Dallas police officers slain by a deranged shooter, President Barack Obama reminded the audience of the ways in which our nation’s past has shaped the current crisis. “Centuries of racial discrimination — of slavery and subjugation and Jim Crow — they didn’t simply vanish with the end of lawful segregation. They didn’t just stop when Dr. King made a speech, or the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act were signed.”
Activists turn their attention to the U.S. economy
Black Lives Matter activists are expanding their call for justice to a new target: the economy.
Rush Limbaugh renews his contract
Rush Limbaugh, the country’s best-known conservative talk radio host, has renewed his contract with radio distributor iHeartMedia.
Trump’s Russia problem won’t go away
Donald Trump’s Russia problem isn’t going away.
All eyes turn toward Ohio
All in for Ohio!
Obama: Trump ‘unfit’ for presidency
President Barack Obama offered one of his sharpest denunciations of Donald Trump to date Tuesday, declaring the Republican nominee entirely unfit to serve as president and lambasting Republicans for sticking by their nominee.
Driving While Distracted: Parents do it, too
Laura Maurer said she is not the type to text while driving. Case in point: Two years ago, when she needed to send a text to a client who frequented her hair salon, she pulled over on a country road near her home in Brooklyn, Iowa, to send it.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to resign
The leader of the nation’s largest police department is stepping down.
Flint residents get temporary reprieve from trash crisis
The stench of rotting garbage that has permeated the streets of Flint, Michigan, will soon waft away — at least temporarily.
Texas balloon victims were celebrating
A hot air balloon ride over central Texas ended in tragedy over the weekend when it apparently struck power lines and fell to the ground, killing all 15 passengers and the pilot, authorities said.
U.N.: Heroin on rise in U.S.
Worldwide, drug use has remained steady over the past four years, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. However, researchers found that heroin use in the United States is up 145% since 2007.
From ‘wonder drug’ to abuse epidemic
The abuse of opioids, including prescription painkillers and drugs like heroin, is something the United States has struggled with since before the 1900s. But it’s a problem that keeps coming back.
Access expanded for treatment of opioid use disorder
A new rule finalized Tuesday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration increases the number of patients health care providers can treat with buprenorphine, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell said. Buprenorphine is a medication to treat opioid use disorder, similar to methadone.
3,000% rise in opioid-related services stuns researchers
In one of the first looks at privately insured patients with opioid problems, researchers paint a grim picture: Medical services for people with opioid dependence diagnoses skyrocketed more than 3,000 percent between 2007 and 2014.
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Ellicott City flood rescue: Man explains selfless act
Jason Barnes was in the process of losing plenty — his car, his new business — when he put his life on the line, too.
Former FBI employee pleads guilty to being ‘agent of China’
A long-time FBI employee with top secret security clearance faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to being an agent of the Chinese government.
Family of man shot dead by Chicago police file lawsuit
The family of an African-American man who was fatally shot in the back by Chicago police last week filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officers alleging wrongful death and excessive force.
Cops kill woman after she aims shotgun at them
Police in a Baltimore-area community have shot and killed a woman after a standoff at an apartment complex, police said.
What you need to know about Zika
The mosquito-borne Zika virus is spreading around the globe. Researchers are learning new information about the virus every day. Here is the latest news and research.
10 more Florida Zika cases
More people in Florida may have caught the Zika virus after being bitten by local mosquitoes, Gov. Rick Scott announced today. On Friday, state health officials confirmed that four people had obtained Zika from mosquitoes in a square mile area just north of downtown Miami.
Verizon wants to run every part of your life
The ink is barely dry on Verizon’s $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo’s core operating assets. But Verizon announced another notable acquisition on Monday, the purchase of Ireland-based vehicle tracking firm Fleetmatics for $2.4 billion.