Anika Allen

Health Tips from the CDC

Health Tips for Traveling During the Holidays

(CNN)- If you are traveling this holiday season, the CDC has a few tips for you, especially if you are leaving the country. Before you hit the road, it’s best to always be prepared. The first step is doing your research. Find out about any health concerns at your destination and plan accordingly. Prepare and pack a travel health kit…

Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison Resigns

Omarosa Resigns from the White House

(CNN)- Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman is leaving the White House. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Manigault Newman resigned Tuesday. Manigault Newman has been serving since January as the Director of Communications for the White House office of Public Liaison. The White House says Manigault Newman will stay in her position until January 20. Other staff are…

New NOAA Report on Climate Change

NOAA Reports 2017 was the Arctic's Second-Warmest Year

(CNN)- A new report reveals the Arctic saw its second-warmest year in record in 2017. The report, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows Arctic temperatures continue to rise at double the rate of the global temperature increase. As a result, this year’s maximum winter sea ice was the lowest ever observed. Sea ice is also getting thinner,…

Former Police Officer Sentenced to 20 Years For Murder

Ex-Police Officer Sentenced to Twenty Years After Killing an Unarmed Black Man

(CNN)- The former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man is heading to prison. A US District Judge David Norton sentenced Michael Slager Thursday to 20 years in federal prison. Slager pleaded guilty this past spring for deprivation of rights under the color of law. Video showed Slager shooting Walter Scott in the back as…

Women File Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein & Co.

Six Women Have Filed a Class Action Against Harvey Weinsten and His Company

(CNN)- A group of women have filed a class action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his company — MIRAMAX. The six women filed the suit in the Southern District of New York Wednesday. They allege the Hollywood producer, his company and board members “colluded together to perpetuate and conceal Weinstein’s widespread sexual harassment and assaults.” The women detailed alleged harassment…

Chelsea Handler Evacuates California Home

Chelsea Handler Amoung Those Having to Evacute Due to California Wildfires

(CNN)- Comedian Chelsea Handler had to evacuate her home as wildfires burn in southern California. On Twitter Wednesday morning, she said that “…It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively…” No further comment was provided. Tens of thousands of people have already fled their homes as several wildfires continue to burn in the Los Angeles…

Recount Sought In Atlanta Mayoral Race

Keisha Bottoms Claims Victory In Atlanta Mayoral Race but Her Opponent Seeks a Recount

(CNN) – Voters hit the polls Tuesday to choose Atlanta’s next mayor and it looks like the race is too close to call. Democratic candidate Keisha Bottoms has declared victory. While Mary Norwood, who ran as an independent, is asking for a recount. She says military absentee and provisional ballots could change the result. Bottoms led Norwood in the nonpartisan…