Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into Maryland power lines

CNN — Rescue operations are underway in Maryland after the pilot and passenger of a small plane became trapped after crashing into power lines Sunday, local officials said. Rescue units were dispatched at 5:30 pm to reports of a small airplane that had flown into the power lines in Montgomery County, according to Pete Piringer, … Read more

Iran lodges protest with FIFA over US Soccer flag post | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Iranian football federation slams ‘unprofessional act’ as US football body uses modified flag in social media posts. Iran’s football federation says it has filed a complaint to FIFA over the removal of the word “Allah” from the Islamic Republic’s flag on social media posts by its counterpart in the United States, ahead of an upcoming … Read more

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday. But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to testify

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old’s request to let her witness her father’s execution on Tuesday, when the state of Missouri is scheduled to put him to death for the 2005 murder of police sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar — The US Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday. Iran’s government reacted by accusing America of removing the name of God from its national flag. The … Read more

“A significant severe-weather event will be likely” this week, meteorologists say

CNN — A new robust storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest Sunday is expected to spawn severe storms in the South this week. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe-weather event” across parts of the lower Mississippi River Valley Tuesday. “This storm system will have the … Read more

Reduced-nicotine cigarettes make anxious smokers smoke less

According to Penn State College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School researchers, reducing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels may help smokers with mood or anxiety issues quit without harming their mental health. The findings were released in the journal PLOS ONE. They claimed that lowering the amount of nicotine in cigarettes … Read more

Early voting begins in some Georgia counties as Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker sprint to the December 6 runoff

CNN — A week-long early voting period begins Saturday in some Georgia counties as Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker enter a week-and-a-half, post-Thanksgiving sprint to theirs December 6 runoff election. Unlike the 2021 runoffs, control of the Senate is not on the line, with Democrats having won 50 seats already and … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest face rain and inclement weather

CNN — As well-fed holiday travelers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze into planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could cause delays in the trip home. Several weather systems are forecast to trouble regions of US on Saturday and Sunday, including two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow on parts … Read more

Virginia Walmart shooting: Authorities identify the youngest of 6 victims in a deadly mass shooting in Chesapeake

CNN — The youngest victim in this week’s mass shooting inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, is a 16-year-old employee who reportedly used his first paycheck to buy his mother a gift before he was killed two days ahead of Thanksgiving. Fernando Chavez-Barron, along with five other coworkers, was shot and killed Tuesday night when … Read more