BTS performed on ‘SNL’ and fans went crazy

(CNN)This week’s “SNL” was all about BTS. The group’s high-energy dance moves and pitch-perfect vocals as they performed “Boy With Luv” and “Mic Drop,” drew screams and applause from the “SNL” audience and lit up social media. Their fans, collectively known as ARMY, were in full force on Twitter and Instagram during the band’s two performances. “My daughter is making really weird mouth noises watching #BTSxSNL and just had to take her hoodie off because she’s sweating. It’s a #BTSARMY thing for those not aware,” said radio host JJ Ryan. “Slay!!! Their voices were perfection… They adapted their dancing to that tiny stage. And they were backed by what looked like a Korean band. I feel like a proud auntie. …

A deadly storm system now threatens 90 million people with destructive weather — including major cities

(CNN)The massive storm system that killed several people from Texas to Mississippi is now barreling east, threatening to spawn tornadoes and other catastrophic weather from New England to the Gulf Coast. At least one tornado was reported Sunday morning in southeast Alabama, near Troy and Goshen, the National Weather Service’s Birmingham office said. “Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. Take cover now,” the NWS office said. “Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.” The weather service also issued tornado watches Sunday evening for parts of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, …

Heartbreak all over again for Timmothy Pitzen’s family

(CNN)Timmothy Pitzen’s family believed their 8-year-long search for him was over when a man claiming to be the missing boy was found roaming a Kentucky neighborhood. “It’s devastating. It’s like reliving that day all over again,” Kara Jacobs, Timmothy’s aunt, told reporters. “Timmothy’s father is devastated once again.” ‘I feel empty right now’ Yamii Grande, a neighbor a few years older than Timmothy, said her family kept his black Mongoose bike with orange wheels in their basement. She recalled him telling her she was his “big sister.” His “future girlfriend,” too. “I feel empty right now. I feel like there’s a part of me missing still, and I haven’t found it,” Grande, now 18, said in an interview with CNN. …

Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max pilots followed expected procedures before crash, aviation officials say

(CNN)Pilots flying Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 repeatedly performed all of the aircraft manufacturer’s procedures, but could not control the Boeing 737 Max 8 before it crashed, killing all 157 people aboard, Ethiopian officials said Thursday. Ethiopian authorities appeared to recommend a Boeing review of the plane’sautomated anti-stall software, known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), and that aviation regulators ensure the issue is dealt with before authorizing future flights. Without specifically naming the MCAS system, Ethiopian Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges said that the plane experienced “repetitive uncommanded aircraft nose-down conditions.” That description echoes the behavior of another Max 8 plane — Lion Air Flight 610 — which crashed in October last year. Investigators believe MCAS played a key …

Lupita Nyongo under fire from disability groups for ‘evil’ voice in Us

Spasmodic dysphonia groups criticise actor for crediting disability as inspiration for her doppelgangers voice in Jordan Peele film Two organisations in the US have attacked Jordan Peeles acclaimed follow-up to Get Out, Us, for furthering negative attitudes towards disability. The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA) and the nonprofit group RespectAbility have taken issue with lead actor Lupita Nyongos recent revelation that she used the symptoms of spasmodic dysphonia as the inspiration for the strained voice of her murderous doppelganger character in the film. Speaking to the Nyongo told Variety that spasmodic dysphonia was the inspiration for the character because she, too, was working through trauma. The NDSA also queried her logic, saying, For so long, people were told that its …

Southern Poverty Law Center president steps down weeks after co-founder fired

(CNN)Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen is stepping down from the non-profit activist group, according to a source within the organization. Five days after Dees was dismissed, the SPLC announced that it would be conducting “an immediate, top-to-bottom external review of our workplace culture and our past practices and policies.”

First a North Carolina woman was found dead, then her husband was charged, now he is missing

(CNN)The husband of a North Carolina woman found dead earlier this week is now wanted in connection with her murder, and his whereabouts are unknown, police said Friday. Following an autopsy on Wednesday, police said Diana Alejandra Keel’s death was being treated as a homicide.

A man bought $540 in cookies so these Girl Scouts could escape the cold

(CNN)It was a chilly winter night in Greenville, South Carolina and Emerson and Maya were on Girl Scout duty selling cookies outside a store. “We all were shocked. The girls were very excited and thankful.” Dillard said she does not know the good Samaritan. But his act of kindness surely earned him a place in the girls’ hearts for a long time. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Former NFL and college player T.J. Cunningham fatally shot over parking spot in Colorado, authorities say

(CNN)Anthony “T.J.” Cunningham, a former Seattle Seahawks player and assistant principal at a Colorado high school, has died after being shot during a parking dispute, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of Eaglecrest High School in Aurora, where deputies found Cunningham with gunshot wounds, according to a probable cause document. After the shooting, a sheriff’s officer said, Johnson called deputies to say that he had shot his neighbor. The handgun was in his car. Witnesses told investigators the two men had had an “ongoing parking dispute,” according to the officer. Cunningham’s brother told investigators he accompanied the former player to the parking lot, where the two neighbors were to “box it out,” referring …

The FBI wants help identifying the women in a confessed serial killer’s hand drawn portraits of his victims

(CNN)The FBI is hoping portraits of women drawn by the man who says he killed them will help them to identify the victims and notify their families. Little, 78, confessed to about 90 killings last year while serving three consecutive life sentences for murder, the FBI announced last year. The killings occurred across the country, from Los Angeles to Miami, Houston to Cleveland, all between 1970 and 2005. Little targeted marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution or addicted to drugs, Christina Palazzolo, a crime analyst for the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program wrote in a November FBI article. Palazzolo and Angela Williamson, a Justice Department senior policy advisor and ViCAP liaison, who both spoke to Little, …

Jason Van Dyke, the ex-cop who killed Laquan McDonald in Chicago, was beaten in prison, his wife says

(CNN)Former police officer Jason Van Dyke was beaten at the prison where he’s serving six years for killing a black teenager, his wife told a Chicago newspaper. For safety reasons, Blagg declined to say where Van Dyke is being held. Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. Van Dyke fired 16 shots in about 15 seconds. He was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison on the murder charge. Prosecutors are challenging his sentence Word of the incident comes days after Illinois prosecutors said they are challenging Van Dyke’s sentence. The special prosecutor who tried the case and the state’s …