Juvenile is a primary suspect in shooting that left trick-or-treater, 7, critically wounded

(CNN)A juvenile is a primary suspect in the shooting of a 7-year-old trick-or-treater in Chicago that left the girl in critical condition, a police spokesman said. The girl, dressed as a bumble bee, was out with her family around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Little Village neighborhood when a group of men chasing another man began shooting, Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto told reporters. The child was shot in the lower neck, police said, and is in critical condition at Stroger Hospital. The child is “fighting for her life,” Alioto said. “This is unacceptable. It’s a 7-year-old girl that’s trick-or-treating with her family out here and happens to get shot because a group of guys want to shoot at another …

Aliens, flying discs and sightings — oh my! A short history of UFOs in America

(CNN)UFOs are real! Just ask the US Navy. There are thousands and thousands of reported UFO sightings, but in light of the US Navy’s recent acknowledgment of UAPs, here’s a look back at some of America’s closest encounters of the third kind. Project Blue Book Many of the best known alien claims come from Project Blue Book, the name for the US government program tasked with investigating reports of UFOs from 1948 to 1969. In that time, Air Force personnel looked at 12,618 reported UFO sightings and said that 701 remain “unidentified.” But in the end, the project concluded: “No UFO reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security.” …

A Mexican and an American walked a highline hundreds of feet over the border to make a political point

(CNN)As politicians on Capitol Hill clashed over immigration, Corbin Kunst had a different struggle ahead of him: successfully crossing the Mexico-US border hundreds of feet in the air. It was an act of solidarity to show that people can come together even when political differences tear us apart. And soon the world will be able to see how this symbolic mission came together in a film called “The Imaginary Line” debuting this weekend. “Our story, we want to use it to show people that we need to be looking at our immigration issues from an environmental but also humanitarian standpoint,” Kunst said. “We do not benefit when we isolate ourselves.” An attempt to change the political conversation something exciting is …

Targeted in Mississippi immigration raids, poultry company holds job fair just down the road

(CNN)One of the companies targeted in last week’s immigration raids in Mississippi is holding a job fair Monday about 11 miles from one of its plants that was raided. The fair is part of an effort to secure workers for the Morton plant, Bell said. Koch Foods wasn’t sure how many of its employees were arrested in the operation because authorities also seized all of its employment records, it said in a statement. No managers or supervisors were believed to be among those arrested, the company said. The company participates in the government’s E-Verify program and strives to ensure its employees are authorized to work in the United States, it said. However, the company said, its workers could have obtained …

At a CNN town hall on gun violence, survivors of shootings express disbelief at how little has changed

(CNN)Mary Ann Jacob, a survivor of the 2012 school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, said she’s a Republican and gun owner, and she can’t believe we’re still having the same conversation about guns six years later. “We all have families, we all have friends, loved ones, we all want to be loved,” he said. “We all want to give love and what makes — what that makes us all is human.” Searching for solutions The conversation ranged between obstacles to alleviating gun violence and solutions in light of two recent events. Just days ago, more than 30 people were killed in shootings in Texas and Ohio. In El Paso, a man shot and killed 22 people at a Walmart after …

A Texas police officer responded to a noise complaint and wound up riding a mechanical bull

(CNN)A noise complaint call turned into a memorable moment for partygoers over the weekend in east Texas. With one hand on the saddle and another in the air, the officer rode the bull with minimal effort for about 30 seconds before falling off. Afterward the crowd greeted him with cheers and high fives. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

About 195 million people are under watches and warnings as the heat wave begins to reach peak temperatures

(CNN)Peak temperatures from a potentially deadly heat wave are expected to begin Friday, and major US cities are taking special measures to prepare — with New York City declaring an emergency. The heat has the potential to break records and turn deadly as temperatures climb over the weekend all along the East Coast and through the Midwest. Live updates: Heat wave descends on the US East Coast High temperatures are expected to scorch the major cities of the East Coast. Why the heat index matters more than the temperature in this heat wave Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington will be under excessive heat warnings on Friday. That kind of warning is issued when the combination of heat and …