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Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife.

Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife.

By Keith Allen CNN An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a police report. Martha Al-Bishara was arrested for criminal trespass and obstruction of a police officer, according to the report. Chatsworth Police…Read more

Hours before his arrest, Chris Watts pleaded for his family’s return.

Hours before his arrest, Chris Watts pleaded for his family’s return.

By Faith Karimi CNN Nearly 24 hours before Chris Watts was arrested in the disappearance of his pregnant wife and young daughters in Colorado, he stood outside his house and publicly pleaded for their safe return. “I hope that she’s somewhere safe right now with the kids,” he said Tuesday, a day after his wife…Read more

What it felt like inside the fire tornado that killed a California firefighter.

What it felt like inside the fire tornado that killed a California firefighter.

By Dakin Andone CNN The winds raged, as fast as 165 mph, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs. Windows on firefighting bulldozers shattered as gusts inside the vortex hurled debris, rocks and embers. Temperatures inside likely exceeded 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit. From a distance, firefighters battling the Carr Fire watched last month as the “large rotating…Read more

Chipotle will retrain staff in response to latest health debacle

Chipotle will retrain staff in response to latest health debacle

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner Chipotle will retrain its entire staff after customers got sick at an Ohio restaurant last month. CEO Brian Niccol said in a statement on Thursday that that starting next week, every Chipotle employee will receive a new training on “food safety and wellness protocols.” As of June, the company employed about 70,000…Read more

Amazon could be coming to a movie theater near you

Amazon could be coming to a movie theater near you

By Jill Disis Amazon has already tried to reinvent brick-and-mortar grocery stores and book sellers. Is the movie theater next? The company is “in the running” to buy Landmark Theaters, according to Bloomberg. Landmark is a private chain of about 50 cinemas that specialize in showing independent and foreign films, and is controlled by billionaire…Read more

What it was like to work with Aretha Franklin

What it was like to work with Aretha Franklin

By Lisa Respers France CNN LaJoyce Brookshire has one word for what it was like to work for Aretha Franklin. Excellence. “I learned how to operate in excellence and with excellence,” Brookshire told CNN. “She demanded it, and there was nothing less that you could bring to her, and nothing less that she would receive.…Read more

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