Wisconsin man ran a drug ring that filled up to 5,000 bootleg vaping cartridges per day, police say

(CNN)Most 20-year-olds might take on a part-time job when they need extra cash. But this Wisconsin man was a bit more criminally ambitious, police say. Reached by CNN, Huffhines’ lawyer, Mark Richards, refused to comment. Huffhines, who is not yet formally charged, faces multiple felony charges: manufacturing/delivering THC, possession with intent to sell, maintaining a drug trafficking place and misappropriation of personal identifying materials. Thousands of cartridges per day Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth described the operation as a sophisticated one. Huffhines’ employees even had time cards and were paid 30 cents per cartridge filled, Beth said. The employees are believed to have worked in an assembly line, filling empty vaping cartridges with THC oil from California, Beth said. Authorities …

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 …

Florida city to pay $600K ransom to hacker who seized computer systems weeks ago

(CNN)A Florida city is paying $600,000 in Bitcoins to a hacker who took over local government computers after an employee clicked on a malicious email link three weeks ago. Riviera Beach has a population of 35,000 and is about 80 miles from Miami. Attacks by hackers are on the rise Targeted ransomware attacks on local US government entities — cities, police stations and schools — are on the rise, costing millions as some pay off the perpetrators in an effort to untangle themselves and restore vital systems. Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future found that at least 170 county, city or state government systems have been attacked since 2013, including at least 45 police and sheriff’s offices. So far this year, there …

She endured obscene phone calls, had to use men’s bathrooms, as one of NASA’s first female engineers

(CNN)During the historic launch of Apollo 11 which put the first men on the moon, rows of men in shirts and ties lined the consoles inside Kennedy Space Center. “My director of information systems called me and said, ‘You’re our best communicator. We’re going to have you on the console,’” she said. “But later I found out he had to convince the center director Dr. Kurt Debus that it was going to be OK.” You can see never-seen-before footage of Morgan in CNN Films’ documentary “Apollo 11.” She inspired a generation of women — but her path wasn’t always an easy one. No women’s restrooms As the first female engineer at Cape Canaveral, Morgan recalled being “immersed in a man’s …

Abortion Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at abortion in the United States. State abortion laws from CNN (As of May 24, 2019). Statistics:The following is the number of abortions reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from selected reporting areas (As of November 23, 2018): 2015: 638,169 2014: 652,639 2013: 644,435 2012: 699,202 2011: 730,322 2010: 765,651 2009: 789,217 2008: 825,564 2007: 827,609 2006: 852,385 2000: 857,475 1995: 1,210,883 1990: 1,429,247 1985: 1,328,570 1980: 1,297,606 * The totals may fluctuate depending on how many states provide numbers in a given year. The number of abortions in the United States increased gradually from 1973, then peaked in 1990 and has been on the decline since then. The abortion ratio increased from 196 …