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Family, fans rally around Aretha Franklin

By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN)Aretha Franklin is surrounded by those closest to her as the legendary singer receives hospice care. A source close to Franklin tells CNN’s Don Lemon the 76-year-old “Queen of Soul” is being visited by people close to her who are reading messages from friends and loved ones, holding her hand. Stevie […]

AP Probe: Google Is Storing Data You Said Not To

Specifically, your location data By Newser Editors and Wire Services (NEWSER) – Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An AP investigation found many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say […]

Willow Creek paid $3.25M to settle lawsuits over child sex abuse by church volunteer

Robert McCoppinContact Reporter Chicago Tribune Willow Creek Community Church agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle lawsuits over the sexual abuse of two developmentally disabled boys by a church volunteer, court records show. The second and largest of the settlements, for $1.75 million, was made in February, before the Tribune revealed unrelated claims that […]

Election officials’ concerns turn to information warfare as hackers gather in Vegas

By Donie O’Sullivan, CNN Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN)As hackers sit down to break into dozens of voting machines here in Las Vegas this weekend, some state and local election officials that have flown in to witness the spectacle at one of the world’s largest hacking conventions are becoming increasingly concerned about another threat to November’s midterm […]

Report will detail sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church

By Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN)A grand jury’s report on sexual abuse by hundreds of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania is expected to be released later Tuesday. The report is “an honest and comprehensive accounting of widespread sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses,” according to the attorney general’s office. The Church has said that the grand […]

Inspirational sports classic ‘Rudy’ returns to theaters for 25th anniversary

Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY Long before President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani became ubiquitous on cable news, the name “Rudy” represented something very different – the ultimate, feel-good sports movie. That time is coming again. “Rudy” is returning to theaters nationwide for two days only, Aug. 28 and Sept. 2, as part of Fathom Events’ celebration of the sports classic’s 25th anniversary. […]

Aretha Franklin in hospice care but remains hopeful: Reports

ABC 13 – Houston DETROIT, Michigan — Aretha Franklin is reportedly in hospice care but she and her family remain hopeful she will recover, media outlets report. The 76-year-old is in Detroit surrounded by loved ones and friends, according to a report by entertainment writer Roger Friedman of Showbiz411. AP also confirmed with a source, who […]

Hackers ‘to steal MILLIONS from cash machines within days’: FBI warns of imminent mass attack on world’s ATMs

The FBI has sent a confidential alert to warn banks of a global ‘cash-out scheme’ A ‘jackpotting’ scheme would see hackers use malware to take control of ATMs  Smaller banks with less sophisticated security are said to be most vulnerable  By TIM STICKINGS FOR MAILONLINE and REUTERS America’s intelligence chiefs have warned banks of a major hacking threat […]

Police to patrol Tom Lee Park after ATV vandalism

By Jessica Holley, WMC – TV MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Extra police officers will patrol the area of Tom Lee Park after ATVs were driven on public roads. Memphis Police Department made the promise to patrol the area after receiving complaints of people riding the ATVs through the park on Sunday. Fred Williams was at the […]

Bus driver drops group of kids at wrong location, police say

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – A substitute bus driver dropped a group of children off at the wrong location Monday afternoon, according to Memphis Police Department. As a result, the Tillman police precinct turned into a makeshift daycare for several Treadwell Middle School students. Police said the bus driver, driving the route for the […]