Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese to the menu

(CNN)America’s favorite restaurant chain just added to its menu for the first time in three years. Chick-fil-A is one of the most profitable restaurant chains in the country, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. It generated $10.6 billion in annual sales, behind only McDonald’s and Starbucks. The company is also known for its customer service, even helping one customer change a flat tire last month. Original Article : HERE ;

FBI agent ends his career by reuniting with the infant he rescued at the start of it

(CNN)FBI Special Agent Troy Sowers thought his retirement send-off would include donuts and coffee. He didn’t expect to be reunited with the infant he rescued at the very beginning of his career two decades earlier. At Sowers retirement ceremony on Friday, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Sherri Onks flipped through a highlight reel of his career. But instead of a picture of the baby from the box, out walked US Marine Cpl. Stewart Rembert, according to the FBI. Rembert wanted to thank the man who saved his life, and Sowers got to hear about the life he saved. One that included a childhood with five brothers and sisters, high school years in the drum line and the Junior Reserve Officers’ …

A North Carolina woman took her three dogs to a pond to play. Within hours, her pups had died from toxic algae

(CNN)A doggy play date in a North Carolina pond turned tragic after three pups died from toxic algae. Now, their owners say they hope their loss will educate fellow dog lovers about the dangerous blooms.

At least eight Walmart stores were the subject of threats over the past week

(CNN)At least eight Walmart locations have received threats over the past week after deadly shootings at two stores in recent weeks, law enforcement agencies said. In Florida, Richard D. Clayton, 26, was arrested after he allegedly posted a threat on Facebook that he was about to have his gun returned and people should stay away from Walmart.

The Dayton gunman killed 9 people by firing 41 shots in 30 seconds. A high-capacity rifle helped enable that speed

Dayton, Ohio (CNN)The Ohio gunman who ripped apart nine families in almost an instant managed to fire 41 shots in less than 30 seconds, police said Monday. But by then, Dayton’s popular Oregon District was already the scene of widespread carnage. Nine victims, including the gunman’s sister, were pronounced dead at the scene around 1 a.m. Sunday. “It seems to just defy believability that he would shoot his own sister. It’s also hard to believe that he didn’t recognize that that was his sister,” Biehl said. Another 37 people were injured, Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne said. Of them, 14 were struck by gunfire, and others were injured while trying to escape, Biehl said. The shooter was trying to get …

Jason Momoa joins protesters trying to keep a telescope off Hawaii’s tallest mountain

(CNN)Protesters trying to stop construction of a giant telescope atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain were visited by The Rock last week. This week, Aquaman stopped by. Some Native Hawaiians consider mountain sacred Groups opposed to construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope have blocked a road leading to the top of Mauna Kea for weeks to keep trucks from bringing heavy equipment up the mountain. Mauna Kea — which rises more than 13,000 feet above sea level and is already home to a number of telescopes — is considered sacred ground by some Native Hawaiians. Scientists covet the mountain because the dark skies at its summit make for perfect space watching. “The summit of Mauna Kea may, in fact, be the darkest site …

NY Giants receiver Golden Tate says he took fertility medicine. Now he faces suspension for performance enhancing drugs

(CNN)Golden Tate says he and his wife are trying to have a baby. Tate says he’s always taken great pride in playing football “the right way” and has never had issues with the league’s banned substance policy. Upon finding out about the ingredient in the fertility drugs, he says he “immediately discontinued use” and reported the situation to the NFL and spoke with his coaches and general manager. “The treatment this past April had no effect on the upcoming season, and I did not, and could not have undergone this treatment in April for any competitive advantage,” his statement read. Tate’s statement also said he knew the initial suspension was imminent, but he and the Giants are “confident in the …

A 6-year-old Utah girl was accidentally killed by a golf ball that her father hit

(CNN)A six-year-old girl died Monday after she was struck in the head by a golf ball that her father hit, authorities said. CNN affiliate KSL identified the child as Aria Hill. Aria’s uncle told KSL the young girl was her father’s “golfing buddy.” “She loved doing it and had a good time with it all,” David Smith told the affiliate. “That was one of their things that they would do together. It was something that was really important to them and something they did all the time.” The incident is being investigated as a tragic accident, Colledge said, adding that police are not pursuing charges and have not released the names of the girl or her father. Original Article : …

Jewish woman tells court how followers of a neo-Nazi targeted her

(CNN)She’d endured the hate from strangers for years, trying to ignore it, trying to move on. But in court Thursday, she had to relive it again. The voicemail that was just gunshots. The emails wishing her dead. The photo of her young son on the gates of Auschwitz. She listened as her therapist described what she was like on days that were a dizzying blur to her. Gersh, 46, a realtor and mother of two, got messages that said: “I hope you die,” “Kill yourself,” and “We will take pleasure in your pain.” One voicemail said: “You are surprisingly easy to find on the Internet. And in real life.”

She FaceTimed her mom after a night out and then vanished. Her remains were found 6 months later

(CNN)In the early morning hours of January 5, Savannah Spurlock FaceTimed her mother for the last time. Spurlock would never just get up and go, leaving her children and her family behind, Speratos says. For the next six agonizing months, her family desperately searched for answers with assistance from nearly a half dozen organizations. Her friends passed out hundreds of flyers. Local authorities followed up on multiple tips and leads, searching areas across the state for signs of the young woman. And thousands followed her relatives’ efforts on a Facebook page dedicated to finding Spurlock. Last week, police found Spurlock’s remains and arrested 23-year-old David Sparks — one of three men she was last seen with. He has been charged …

Read Christopher Cukor’s statement about his encounter with black man

(CNN)A man who called police on a black man who said he was waiting for a friend at a San Francisco apartment building issued a statement to offer his side of the story. – I was leaving my building with my child to take him to a friend’s house. – Like many in San Francisco, I live in a building with a security callbox and residents in the building count on that security measure. – I noticed Wesly Michel caught the door and entered the building without using the callbox. I did what came naturally and asked where he was going. I want to be clear on this point, this is something I do regularly, regardless of who the other …

Serena Williams’ coach reveals what kept the tennis champ going through injuries

(CNN)Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach, says the tennis great is “pain-free” and ready to make a run for breaking the Grand Slam win record. “‘I think she is in a good place at the moment,’ Mouratoglou said at Wimbledon this week. ‘She is happy. She has a house here, her husband is here. Her daugher is here and she is pain free now for three weeks so she feels so much lighter.” The 49-year-old has been Williams’ coach for seven years, and says chasing the Grand Slam record has kept Williams going through the pain. “But 24, it will mean she will equal the record of all time. Then she will have only one more to go to beat it …

Stowaways hiding in airplanes risk falling or freezing to death. But that doesn’t stop them from trying

(CNN)A man was sunbathing in his London garden when a body hit the ground feet away from him. People can die — and not only from falling Stowaways face countless risks throughout the entire flight. After sneaking into the wheel well of a plane — the most common method of stowing away –they can get crushed when the landing gear starts going in. There’s not much room; in many aircraft it’s even smaller than the trunk of a car. Things just get worse as the flight reaches higher altitudes. The oxygen levels become extremely low and stowaways struggle to keep conscious. During the flight, temperatures outside an airplane also drop dramatically. They can drop as low as 75 or 80 …

An Ohio mom dropped off her infant at daycare. The baby was ‘lifeless’ when she picked her up

(CNN)When Taylor Bush went by Nana’s Home Daycare in Cleveland earlier this week and picked up her 2-month-old daughter, something didn’t seem right. If it’s determined that the baby died under “suspicious circumstances,” the Cleveland Police Department will investigate her death. Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services, a child welfare agency that investigates child fatalities, told CNN that Nana’s Home Daycare is barred from looking after children during their investigation into the provider. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, an agency overseeing in-home child care, told CNN they are “monitoring this tragic situation very closely” and will make the call “whether to suspend Nana’s Home Daycare license.” “My daughter was basically already dead.” Bush said when she realized …

A wholesome performance, a pet haven and a tiny fighter

(CNN) Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Our favorites this week Get going with some of our most popular good news stories of the week A wholesome music moment Unless you’ve been living out in the wilderness, you’ve probably heard the uber-viral country-rap crossover “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. Everyone and their mother loves it, especially the kids at Lander Elementary in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. One of the school’s teachers tweeted Lil Nas a video of the students singing and dancing along to the song at an end-of-year party, and he offered to come meet them. The school …

More than 34 million people could see severe weather Wednesday

(CNN)As people cleaned up tornado debris in hard-hit sections of several states, tens of millions braced Wednesday afternoon for more bad weather. “The increased potential for severe thunderstorms may create dangerous travel conditions this evening,” said Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. Tornado warnings popped up Wednesday afternoon in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas. Brent Kay Maynard said he had just walked out of a building when he saw a tornado from the parking lot of Mabank High School in Mabank, Texas, southeast of Dallas. Dozens of homes gone, Kansas mayor says Parts of Kansas and Pennsylvania are recovering from another terrifying evening of tornadoes — the 13th consecutive day that twisters have struck the US. A …