Sunday, October 31, 2021

Braves fan's reaction to Donald Trump attending game cracks up CNN reporter

CNN's Donie O'Sullivan gauges how Braves fans anticipate former President Donald Trump's reception will be at the World Series game in Atlanta against the Houston Astros.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/31/braves-fans-react-to-trump-attending-world-series-osullivan-ndwknd-vpx.cnn

Trump escalates his Jan. 6 cover-up as political comeback steps up a gear

Donald Trump is acting like an ex-President with a constitutional crime to hide as the cover-up of his assault on democracy gathers pace alongside his political comeback.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/01/politics/donald-trump-january-6-congress/index.html

COP26 climate talks off to an ominous start after weak G20 leaders' meeting

It was in the city of Glasgow that Scottish engineer James Watt improved the workings of the steam engine and, unwittingly, kicked off the Industrial Revolution. Never could he have imagined that humans would burn so much coal, oil and gas over the next two centuries that they would imperil the very climate that has allowed for their existence.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/01/world/cop26-climate-leaders-summit-intl/index.html

Biden calls out Trump over Iran nuclear deal

Speaking at the close of the G20 in Rome, President Joe Biden that the United States is "continuing to suffer" from former President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/31/joe-biden-trump-iran-nuclear-deal-sot-vpx.cnn

These are the races to watch on America's election night

Elections in Virginia, New York and Minnesota could reveal trends that will shape the midterm elections in 2022. CNN's Eva McKend tells us how.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/29/races-to-watch-mh-orig.cnn

Drone captures close encounter between surfers and great white shark

Photographer Scott Fairchild captured the moment a great white shark swam past two surfers in the waters near San Diego, CA.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/10/29/great-white-sharks-san-diego-california-surfers-orig-jk.cnn

Southwest launches investigation into pilot reportedly using anti-Biden phrase on flight

Southwest Airlines says it is launching an internal investigation after a report that one of its pilots used anti-Biden slang over a plane's public address system during a flight.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/business/southwest-investigation-pilot/index.html

Huma Abedin details moment she learned of husband's sex scandal

Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's chief of staff, details what it was like when her ex-husband, former New York congressman Anthony, was caught sexting with multiple women.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/10/31/huma-abedin-cbs-interview-mh-orig.cnn

The fight for freedom of speech has killed 6 of this newspaper's journalists

CNN's Sam Kiley speaks with Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner, about the dangers of independent journalism in Russia.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/28/russia-vladimir-putin-press-freedom-novaya-gazeta-kiley-pkg-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Biden gets emotional talking about Pope Francis

In his remarks to close the G20 summit in Rome, President Joe Biden got emotional while talking about the empathy Pope Francis showed him during a visit following Beau Biden's death.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/31/joe-biden-pope-francis-empathy-decent-man-sot-vpx.cnn

China grows more isolated as Asia Pacific neighbors start living with Covid-19



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-0111/

Psaki releases statement after testing positive for Covid-19

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has released a statement after testing positive for Covid-19. CNN's Phil Mattingly reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/31/jen-psaki-test-positive-for-covid-sot-nr.cnn

Japan's Kishida defies expectations as ruling party easily keeps majority

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's ruling LDP defied expectations and held on to a stable majority in Sunday's parliamentary election, solidifying his position in a fractious party and allowing him to ramp up stimulus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/asia/japan-election-kishida-ldp-intl-hnk/index.html

The Atlanta Braves may win the World Series. But they face a tougher opponent off the field

Atlanta has long been called a Black Mecca, but in the 1990s it was also known for something else: The home of some of the country's baddest Black baseball superheroes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/us/atlanta-braves-history-racism-blake/index.html

ESPN's 'Manning Cast' is a hit. It could also change how we watch the NFL

Fire alarms, teasing Tom Brady and flipping the double bird on live television.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/media/espn-manning-cast-nfl/index.html

France's Macron says Australia PM lied to him on submarine deal

French President Emmanuel Macron said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison lied to him over the cancellation of a submarine building contract in September, and indicated more was needed to be done to rebuild trust between the two allies.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/australia/macron-morrison-australia-france-submarine-deal-intl-hnk/index.html

A 'number of people' injured after UK train crash, police say

A "number of people" have been left injured from a train collision at a tunnel near Salisbury, England, according to the British Transport Police (BTP).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/uk/salisbury-train-crash-uk-intl-2/index.html

Psaki tests positive for Covid, last saw Biden Tuesday

White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who dropped off President Joe Biden's international trip shortly before he departed, has tested positive for coronavirus after members of her household did, she said in a statement Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/politics/psaki-biden-covid/index.html

A 'number of people' injured after UK train crash, police say

A "number of people" have been left injured from a train collision at a tunnel near Salisbury, England, according to the British Transport Police (BTP).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/americas/salisbury-train-crash-uk-intl/index.html

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says he'll never step down 'willingly' in the wake of coup

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who is under house arrest following a military coup on Monday, says that he will never "willingly" stand down, according to sources close to the prime minister.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/africa/sudan-prime-minister-hamdok-military-coup-intl/index.html

Premier League star Wilfried Zaha says he was targeted with racist abuse on social media

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha says he was targeted with racist abuse on social media, following his side's 2-0 win against Manchester City on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/football/premier-league-wilfried-zaha-racist-abuse-spt-intl-scli/index.html

Man wielding knife sets fire to Tokyo train, injuring at least 8, public broadcaster reports

A man has been arrested by Tokyo police after brandishing a knife and starting a fire on a moving train in the Japanese capital on Sunday, the country's public broadcaster NHK reported.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/asia/tokyo-train-knife-fire-intl/index.html

Man dies after being gored at Spanish bull-running festival

A man bled to death from his injuries after he was gored at a bull-running festival in eastern Spain, authorities said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/europe/man-dies-spanish-bull-running-festival-intl-scli/index.html

Joe Biden meets with Erdoğan ahead of facing the global press on his last day in Rome



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/g20-rome-sunday-session/index.html

Joe Biden to meet with Erdoğan and face the global press on his last day in Rome

President Joe Biden's final full day in Rome for the Group of 20 meeting is expected to be headlined by a meeting with the President of Turkey, and a broad meeting with world leaders about the future of the global supply chain before a solo press conference.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/politics/joe-biden-g20-erdogan-supply-chain-press-conference/index.html

Britain can't decide whether it should send its looted treasures back to their rightful owners

Britain is once again reckoning with its imperial history during a week in which two ceremonies were held to mark the return of ancient looted artifacts to Nigeria from the UK.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/benin-bronze-returns-britain-intl-cmd-gbr/index.html

A woman died trying to swim across the US-Mexican border with a group of migrants, officials say

A woman was pronounced dead early Saturday morning while trying to swim across the US-Mexican border with a group of migrants, federal officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/us/us-mexico-border-migrant-woman-death/index.html

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Trump participates in 'Tomahawk chop' at World Series game

Former President Donald Trump participated in the controversial "Tomahawk chop" at Game 4 of the World Series in Atlanta on Saturday night.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/politics/donald-trump-game-4-world-series-braves-astros/index.html

New Zealand updates its climate targets as COP26 starts

New Zealand pledged on Sunday to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, toughening at the start of the United Nations COP26 climate conference its previous ambitions to limit global warming.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/asia/new-zealand-climate-targets-cop26-intl-hnk/index.html

Pediatricians say some parents are eager to vaccinate their kids as child-size doses are shipped out

Many pediatricians have already placed their orders for child-sized doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and are anxiously awaiting their shipments of shots.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/health/pediatricians-covid-19-vaccine-kids-rollout-wellness/index.html

This country just found its first Covid case. Now it's preparing for a potential lockdown

The South Pacific island nation of Tonga reported its first case of Covid-19 on Friday, spurring thousands of people to get vaccinated amid warnings of a national lockdown.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/asia/tonga-first-covid-case-intl-hnk/index.html

Mayor urges people to provide information to solve shooting death of 4-year-old

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked residents in a news conference Saturday to "step up" and come forward with any information that will lead to the shooter or shooters that killed a 4-year-old boy on September 3.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/us/chicago-mj-shooting/index.html

Flooding destroyed his home four times in three years. This is the reality of climate change for India's poor



source https://cnn.it/3GFTQPk

He just won a $2 million lottery -- for the second time

A Maryland man just claimed his second $2 million lottery prize, after winning the first one several years ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/us/maryland-lottery-double-winner-trnd/index.html

'What we did was clumsy': Hear what Biden told Macron

President Joe Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron that France was an important friend and said the US was "clumsy" in the way the submarine deal with Australia that led to Canberra bailing on a deal with France was handled.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/29/joe-biden-emmanuel-macron-france-relationship-clumsy-sot-vpx.cnn

Gunshots rang out as St. Louis mayor was discussing gun violence prevention. She didn't flinch

Gunshots rang out Friday as St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones was discussing gun violence prevention during a news conference -- and she did not flinch.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/us/st-louis-mayor-gun-shots-presser/index.html

A Mormon church, its bishop and a contractor ordered to pay nearly $1 million for making children work without pay for years

A federal judge in Utah ordered the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and two of its affiliates to pay nearly $1 million for allegedly violating child labor laws when they employed minors on a ranch without paying them for years.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/us/flds-child-labor-case/index.html

UFC 267: How to watch two blockbuster titles fights

UFC 267 is looking to be must-see viewing for fight fans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/sport/ufc-267-blachowicz-teixeira-walkup-spt-intl/index.html

Putin is strangling journalism with 'foreign agents' law, says Nobel-winning Russian editor

Friday is the cruelest day for Russia's opposition. In small, overheated flats, coffee houses and newsrooms, journalists hover over their screens waiting to see if the Motherland has painted them with a stigma close to "traitor."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/world/russia-muratov-foreign-agents-exclusive-intl-cmd/index.html

Here's what we can expect from the G20 summit today



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/g20-rome-saturday-session/index.html

Friday, October 29, 2021

Joe Biden faces a more skeptical global audience at his first G20 as President

President Joe Biden will face a more skeptical global audience than his first day in Rome when he attends the Group of 20 Summit, which begins Saturday in the Italian capital after a day of presidential glad-handing with world leaders.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/politics/joe-biden-g20-summit-saturday/index.html

Inside the fight over the future of the oil industry

The people who made their fortunes in the oil capital of Europe need a new plan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/30/energy/oil-companies-aberdeen-cop26/index.html

DHS releases rules for opening land borders to foreign nationals next month

The Department of Homeland Security on Friday issued new rules for reopening the nation's land borders on November 8.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/politics/vaccinated-foreign-visitors-us-land-borders/index.html

Government watchdog blasts State and Defense departments for withholding key information about Afghanistan

The US government's Afghanistan watchdog blasted the State and Defense departments for withholding critical information about their work in Afghanistan that "almost certainly would have benefited Congress and the public in assessing whether progress was being made."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/politics/sigar-ig-blasts-depts/index.html

The problem with Ted Cruz's defense of a Nazi salute

You have to hand it to Sen. Ted Cruz; his timing was impeccable. On the anniversary of the deadliest attack on Jews in US history, Cruz raised his voice in the Senate to defend an American's right to brandish the Nazi salute.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/opinions/problem-with-ted-cruzs-defense-nazi-salute-ghitis/index.html

Xi's pledge to redistribute wealth brings back bad memories for luxury brands in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping's national campaign for "common prosperity" has cast a shadow over an industry that counts the country as one of its biggest markets: luxury goods.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/business/china-xi-jinping-luxury-market-common-prosperity-intl-hnk/index.html

Prince Andrew's attorneys ask to dismiss US sex assault lawsuit saying it violates the terms of a settlement agreement

Attorneys for Prince Andrew are asking for a lawsuit filed against him by Virginia Roberts Giuffre to be dismissed, saying it violates the terms of a settlement agreement with sex offender and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, where she agreed to a "general release" of claims against the two men and others.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/world/prince-andrew-response-us-sexual-assault-case-intl/index.html

US Supreme Court declines to block Maine health care employee vaccine mandate

The Supreme Court on Friday denied a request to block a Maine rule that requires certain health care employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/politics/maine-vaccine-mandate-supreme-court/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/videos-of-the-week/

Election mailer featuring Trump has one surprising detail

Democrats are trying to tie Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin to former President Donald Trump with mailers talking about Trump's endorsement.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/29/virginia-election-youngkin-trump-mailer-lead-vpx.cnn

Her insulin is too expensive ... so she's been forced to cut doses

After President Joe Biden failed to reach an agreement to lower prescription drug prices as part of his economic package, diabetic Donna Miller tells CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich that her lifesaving insulin has become too expensive, forcing her to cut doses.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/29/diabetic-insulin-affordability-prescription-drug-prices-yurkevich-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn

California's record rain re-ignites Yosemite's famed 'firefall'

Some visitors to Yosemite National Park this week were delighted to see a glowing ribbon of water that looked like molten lava cascade down Horsetail Fall on El Capitan.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/yosemite-autumn-firefall-trnd/index.html

Aurora borealis could be visible in wide swaths of continental US and Europe on Saturday

A large solar flare erupted Thursday and is set to reach Earth Saturday, which could result in a strong geomagnetic storm and cause the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, to be visible across the US and Europe.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/weather/northern-southern-lights-us-europe-wx-scn/index.html

Architect quits and rips college dorm project funded by Warren Buffett's business partner

Billionaire Charlie Munger is bankrolling the design of a massive dormitory at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The $1.5 billion project comes with a major catch — 94% of the dorm's single occupancy rooms have no windows.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/business/ucsb-munger-hall/index.html

US is deeply skeptical and considering taking tougher action as Iran says it will return to nuclear talks

US officials are highly skeptical that renewed talks over the Iran nuclear deal will yield the desired results and are actively discussing imposing penalties on Tehran as President Joe Biden prepares to meet with key allies on the margins of the G20 to chart a path forward.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/politics/iran-us-talks-skepticism/index.html

Vaccination protects against Covid-19 more strongly than previous infection does, CDC study finds

Vaccination protects people against coronavirus infection much better than previous infection does, a team of researchers led by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/health/covid-vaccine-protects-better-previous-infection/index.html

'Hurt my whole soul': Juror describes trauma of watching video of Floyd's murder

Months after convicting the former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd, jurors describe a shared realization about Chauvin's failure to provide lifesaving support for Floyd.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/10/29/don-lemon-derek-chauvin-trial-jurors-ctn-sot-vpx.cnn

Blind man sees after 40 years thanks to breakthrough treatment

A first-of-its-kind treatment from GenSight Biologics partially restored a blind patient's vision by combining gene therapy with specialized goggles.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/27/optogenetics-treatment-mission-ahead-orig.cnn

'Really frightening': Former Fox reporter reacts to Tucker Carlson's new series

Former Fox News chief political correspondent Carl Cameron sounds the alarm on Tucker Carlson's new series for Fox Nation about the January 6 Capitol riot.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/10/29/tucker-carlson-january-6-series-carl-cameron-fox-ac360-bts-vpx.cnn

American woman who assisted Bali 'suitcase' murder released from jail

An American woman jailed in 2015 with her boyfriend for murdering her mother and stuffing the remains in a suitcase on the Indonesian island of Bali was released from prison on Friday after serving a chunk of her 10-year sentence.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/asia/us-woman-bali-suitcase-murder-intl-hnk/index.html

England could become the first country to prescribe e-cigarettes

Health regulators in England have paved the way for e-cigarettes to be prescribed by doctors for the first time in any country to help people stop smoking tobacco, Britain's health ministry said on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/uk/e-cigarette-england-intl-scli-gbr/index.html

Democrats fight one another in Washington as Americans struggle



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-biden-in-europe-2910/

Why Biden's historically low approval ratings matter

President Joe Biden's approval rating has taken a tumble since his first days in office -- to the second-worst of any recent president during this point in his first term. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza explains why Biden's numbers are so low, and what this could mean for Democrats in 2022.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/28/why-joe-biden-historically-low-approval-ratings-matter-cillizza-the-point.cnn

Why Chinese influencers are flocking to a Costco in Shanghai (and no, it's not for the discounts)

A girl wearing a green varsity jacket sits with her feet up inside a shopping cart in an empty parking lot; a group of friends in sunglasses hold up pizzas and cokes; another girl in a baseball cap poses on a lawn at dusk, looking back at her long shadow on the grass.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/china/chinese-influencers-costco-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

Thursday, October 28, 2021

A thousand people were summoned for jury duty in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery's killing. Less than half showed up

It's been nearly two weeks since jury selection began in the trial of the three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery, and of the thousand people summoned for jury duty, less than half have turned up.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/us/ahmaud-arbery-jury-selection-low-turnout/index.html

Florida politician says she's received death threats after rebuking top health official for not wearing a mask

A Florida state senator said Thursday she has been receiving death threats for speaking out about the state's top medical official's refusal to wear a mask during a meeting at her legislative office, even after she informed him she's battling cancer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/us/florida-state-senator-mask-death-threats/index.html

Biden set for audience with Pope Francis in a meeting heavy with symbolism for America's second Catholic president

The last time President Joe Biden visited the Vatican, he was still reeling from the loss of his son Beau to cancer a year earlier.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/29/politics/pope-francis-joe-biden-meeting/index.html

G20 Rome Summit: What will be on the agenda?

Leaders from the world's 20 leading economies are flying in to Rome for their first in person G20 Summit since the pandemic. Top of the agenda is the pandemic -- but what actual progress has been made since last year's virtual summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia? CNN's Nic Robertson has more.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/28/g20-summit-explainer-robertson-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Haberman on Trump's WSJ letter: He doesn't care if he seems desperate

CNN analyst Maggie Haberman speaks with CNN's Brianna Keilar and John Berman to discuss former President Donald Trump's letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/10/28/wall-street-journal-donald-trump-letter-to-the-editor-republican-party-maggie-haberman-media-newday-vpx.cnn

Video shows police raid for forged vaccine certificates

In Ukraine, people can visit crowded places only if they have been vaccinated or have a negative PCR test. That opens up a new black market of forged vaccine and testing documents. CNN's Bianca Nobilo reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/29/ukraine-fake-vaccine-certificates-nobilo-tgb-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Widow of Olympian gives birth to his child 15 months after his death

Ellidy Pullin, the partner of Australian Olympic snowboarder Alex "Chumpy" Pullin, has given birth to their daughter 15 months after his death last year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/28/sport/ellidy-alex-pullin-baby-intl-spt/index.html

Amazon slaps a $9.95 fee on Whole Foods deliveries, and Walmart pounces

Whole Foods shoppers may have received a shock this week if they noticed a new $9.95 delivery fee on orders placed through Amazon Prime.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/28/business/walmart-amazon-prime-fee/index.html

Mitt Romney and Kyrsten Sinema re-enact Ted Lasso 'biscuits with the boss'

Sen. Mitt Romney laced up his boots and put on his best Ted Lasso for Halloween, fake mustache and all.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/28/politics/mitt-romney-ted-lasso-kyrsten-sinema/index.html

Facebook changes its company name to reflect its future ambitions



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/facebook-meta-intl-102821/

Complaint alleging sex crime filed against Andrew Cuomo

A misdemeanor complaint alleging a sex crime has been filed against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned from his post after multiple women came forward alleging inappropriate touching.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/28/politics/andrew-cuomo-charges/index.html

CNN sits down with jurors of Derek Chauvin trial

Don Lemon discusses his exclusive interview with the jurors of the Derek Chauvin trial and if race played a part in their deliberation.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/10/28/don-lemon-derek-chauvin-trial-jurors-newsroom-vpx.cnn

Ava DuVernay says a microaggression changed how she dresses

Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour about her new Colin Kaepernick series and a microaggression that changed the way she dresses.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2021/10/28/ava-duvernay-microaggression-amanpour-vpx.cnn

Flight organizer convicted in crash that caused death of soccer star Emiliano Sala

David Henderson, who organized the flight that crashed and left soccer player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson dead, has been found guilty of endangering the safety of the aircraft, Cardiff Crown Court confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/28/football/flight-organizer-convicted-in-emiliano-sala-crash-spt-intl/index.html

See Taiwan President's exclusive interview with CNN

The leader of Taiwan, the island thrust into the center of rising tensions between the United States and China, said the threat from Beijing is growing "every day," as for the first time she confirmed the presence of American troops on Taiwanese soil. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/27/china-taiwan-president-intv-us-troop-presence-ripley-vpx.cnn

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tsai Ing-wen confirms US troops are training military on island and says threat from China increasing 'every day'



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/asia/tsai-ingwen-taiwan-china-interview-intl-hnk/index.html

These World Heritage Forests have gone from removing carbon from the atmosphere to emitting it

Human activity and climate change-fueled disasters have turned 10 of the planet's internationally recognized forests, also known as World Heritage sites, from carbon absorbers into carbon emitters, researchers have found.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/world/unesco-world-heritage-sites-carbon-emissions-climate/index.html

Did Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner crash John McCain's funeral or not?

There's a bombshell revelation in Meghan McCain's new tell-all memoir regarding her father's funeral and the presence of Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/politics/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-mccain-funeral/index.html

Elon Musk used government money to build Tesla. But he fears a tax on billionaires

Think of the billionaire tax as the Tesla solution to Democrats' search for revenue to pay for their expansion of the social safety net ... if only they can convince Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/politics/billionaire-tax-what-matters/index.html

China hypersonic test 'very close to Sputnik moment', top US general says

The top US general said China's test of a hypersonic weapon over the summer was "very concerning" and that "it has all of our attention."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/politics/milley-china-hypersonic-concerning/index.html

Thousands of dead sea creatures are washing up on UK beaches

British environmental watchdogs have launched an investigation after thousands of dead sea creatures washed up on beaches in North East England.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/europe/environment-dead-sea-creatures-uk-intl/index.html

'Rust' assistant director did not check all the rounds in the gun before deadly shooting: affidavit



source https://edition.cnn.com/entertainment/live-news/rust-shooting-investigation-10-27-21/h_6337e35746d17da5bd0388afd3b78ef0

'We live in fear:' Daughter of former Saudi official says kingdom attempted to lure her to consulate in Istanbul

The daughter of a former top Saudi intelligence official has told CNN that representatives of the Saudi government attempted to lure her to the same consulate where Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Istanbul, as part of a series of threats against her and her family.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/middleeast/hissah-al-muzaini-saudi-consulate-amanpour-intl/index.html

With 100 days until the Winter Olympics, Beijing races to control growing Covid outbreak



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-1027/

Election officials targeted by Trump speak up

Officials and aides in secretary of state offices targeted by former President Donald Trump in his attack on last year's election results told CNN about living in constant terror and shared voicemails detailing the threats they have received. CNN's Sara Murray reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/26/secretary-of-state-threats-sara-murray-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

What is COP26 and can it avert a climate catastrophe?

World leaders are gathering for a crucial climate summit known as COP26 in Glasgow, UK. COP stands for the "Conference of the Parties," and, organized by the United Nations, there have been 25 of them since the first in 1995. Some have been productive, others bitterly disappointing. Here's what you need to know.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/26/cop26-glasgow-explainer-lon-orig.cnn

Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against Bolsonaro

A Brazilian commission investigating the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has voted in favor of charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, among others.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/americas/brazil-bolsonaro-covid-cpi-vote-intl-latam/index.html

NYT journalist explains why she thinks Zuckerberg will no longer be Facebook CEO

New York Times journalist Kara Swisher and CNN's Anderson Cooper discuss Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his future at the company.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/10/26/nyt-kara-swisher-zuckerberg-facebook-ceo-ac360-intv-vpx.cnn

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Climate activists say they will hunger strike until politicians take action

Activists staged a hunger strike outside of the White House for days to get politicians to act on climate change.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/26/hunger-strike-climate-action-mh-orig.cnn

NBA's Enes Kanter calls out China's government again

The Chinese government has responded swiftly to a Twitter video by Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter, who called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" over Beijing's treatment of Tibet. CNN's David Culvert reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/25/chinese-government-reaction-nba-enes-kanter-comments-dnt-culver-newday-vpx.cnn

Haiti's Senate leader calls on Prime Minister to resign

Haiti's Senate leader Joseph Lambert has joined calls for embattled Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/americas/lambert-haiti-senate-henry-intl-latam/index.html

Hear how Marjorie Taylor Greene describes events of Jan. 6

CNN's Don Lemon reacts to GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's attempt to minimize the events of January 6 by saying it was "just a riot at the Capitol."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/27/marjorie-taylor-greene-jan-6-comments-dons-take-dlt-vpx.cnn

Missing hiker ignored calls from rescuers because it was an unknown number

A Colorado rescue team has some simple advice for lost hikers or anyone else who might find themselves stranded in the mountains -- answer your phone.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/colorado-lost-hiker-phone-trnd/index.html

Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' becomes latest flashpoint in Virginia gubernatorial race

The latest back-and-forth in the race to be Virginia's next governor is centered on the value of teaching a Toni Morrison novel in commonwealth schools, highlighting Republican Glenn Youngkin's attempt to make the culture wars around education the major issue of the race as Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe accuses him of using a "racist dog whistle."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/politics/virginia-toni-morrison-beloved-mcauliffe-youngkin/index.html

Two middle school students are being praised after their quick actions saved their bus driver

Two middle school students are being praised for their quick action when their bus driver experienced a medical emergency.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/us/middle-school-students-save-bus-driver-trnd/index.html

Why do only mammals have tusks? Study traces their surprising origins

Tusks are a striking feature of many animals -- elephants, hippos, warthogs, walruses -- and are often sought-after by humans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/world/mammals-tusks-scn/index.html

Populations of the endangered North Atlantic right whale are the lowest they've been in nearly 20 years

One of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the North Atlantic right whale, has declined 8% in population over the past year, which researchers call deeply concerning for the species' survival.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/us/north-atlantic-right-whales-decline-population-scn-trnd/index.html

How the fatal 'Rust' shooting unfolded, moment by moment



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/rust-shooting-intl-10-27/

'Rust' actor speaks out about previous concerns for safety on set

The production for "Rust" is now shut down as more details emerge about what the set was like before the fatal shot fired by Alec Baldwin that killed the film's director of photography. CNN's Stephanie Elam has the details.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2021/10/26/rust-set-actor-concerns-elam-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn

Sailing ship captures a narco sub

Consider it a win for 18th century technology over late 20th century criminal innovation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/americas/ecuador-sailing-ship-narco-sub-intl-hnk/index.html

'Rust' crew members reportedly used guns with live ammunition hours before deadly shooting on set

Crew members on the set of "Rust" used guns with live ammunition and engaged in a pastime called "plinking" hours before Halyna Hutchins was killed, founder and CEO of The Wrap, Sharon Waxman, told CNN's Don Lemon Monday night, citing information from an individual with knowledge of the set.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/entertainment/alec-baldwin-rust-shooting-tuesday/index.html

Japan's royal 'superfans' undeterred by Princess Mako's low-key wedding

As royal weddings go, the marriage between Japan's now-former Princess Mako and her college sweetheart, Kei Komuro, was remarkably low-key.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/princess-mako-superfans/index.html

Sudan's military dissolves transitional government in coup

Sudan's military dissolved its power-sharing government and declared a state of emergency Monday, catapulting the country into its biggest political crisis in its two-year-old transition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/africa/sudan-military-prime-minister-intl-hnk/index.html

These gigantic mines may explain how challenging it is to end use of coal

Ending the use of coal is among the stated objectives of the COP26 climate summit but, in Australia, the export industry is booming. The world's second-largest coal seller is raking in profits amid a global energy crunch. CNN's Anna Coren looks at the country's mining industry and its impact on climate change.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/26/australia-coal-holdout-climate-coren-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Ex-UK PM: Boris Johnson's COP26 success depends on finding these answers

CNN's Bianca Nobilo speaks with former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a longtime advocate for smart climate policy, on the 'two sticking points' facing world leaders at the upcoming UN climate conference.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/26/gordon-brown-climate-change-cop26-sot-tgb-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

NYPD officers face questions about Eric Garner's death in rare judicial inquiry

Eric Garner's mother and other police reform advocates have begun questioning New York Police Department officers in court as part of a judicial inquiry on issues surrounding her son's death, pressing them on topics ranging from erroneously charging Garner with felony cigarette tax evasion to texting a colleague shortly after Garner's death that, "It's not a big deal."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/us/eric-garner-nypd-judicial-inquiry/index.html

ER nurses who met during pandemic get engaged in epic proposal

Two Georgia ER nurses who met and fell in love during the Covid-19 pandemic got engaged in an epic surprise atop their hospital's helipad.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/10/25/er-nurses-proposal-hospital-helipad-georgia-intv-newday-vpx.cnn

'Only God can help': people' lives at risk as gangs prevent hospitals from getting fuel

CNN's Matt Rivers reports on the dire situation in Haiti where powerful gangs are preventing hospitals from getting the fuel they need to power generators, but Haitian lives at risk.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/25/haiti-hospitals-fuel-gangs-rivers-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

Amid a cascade of crises, Haiti's fuel shortage could be the worst

An eerie silence lingers over Hospital Universitaire de la Paix in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/world/haiti-fuel-hospital-intl-latam/index.html

Evergrande and these Chinese real estate developers are already in trouble

China's real estate crisis isn't showing any sign of letting up.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/business/china-evergrande-real-estate-hnk-intl/index.html

Putin's army of hackers are targeting America

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his army of hackers are once again targeting America. CNN's Brian Todd has more.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/25/russia-putin-cyberattacks-threat-todd-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn

Critics pounce on PM for bumping interpreter out of the way

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern literally bumps a sign language interpreter out of the picture. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/25/new-zealand-interpreter-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

The zero-waste 'Greenhouse' is providing a blueprint for future homes

In the heart of Melbourne, Australia, lies an 87-square-meter, three-story, two-bedroom and one-bathroom house. That may sound like a real estate advert, but it could be the home of the future.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/australia/greenhouse-melbourne-joost-bakker-spc-intl/index.html

Monday, October 25, 2021

Biden's refusal of executive privilege claim ignites new firestorm with Trump

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are locked in an extraordinary and escalating clash that has profound political consequences now and into 2024.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/politics/donald-trump-joe-biden-executive-privilege-january-6/index.html

Japan's Princess Mako marries non-royal boyfriend in subdued ceremony

Japan's Princess Mako has married her non-royal college sweetheart Kei Komuro in a subdued ceremony, formally marking her departure from the royal family.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/asia/japan-princess-mako-marries-intl-hnk/index.html

New Jersey and New York issue states of emergency ahead of nor'easter

The governors of New Jersey and New York have each issued a state of emergency in advance of an anticipated nor'easter this week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/weather/noreaster-preparations/index.html

Sailing ship captures a narco sub

Consider it a win for 18th century technology over late 20th century criminal innovation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/americas/ecuador-sailing-ship-narco-sub-intl-hnk/index.html

John Wayne Gacy victim identified through DNA from tooth

Francis Wayne Alexander's remains were found more than 40 years ago in the crawl space of infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy's home.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/us/john-wayne-gacy-victim-id/index.html

Cyclist survives attack by 500-pound bear

A cyclist lived to tell his tale after a bear attacked him while riding alone in Cantwell, Alaska.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/us/bear-attacked-cyclist-in-alaska-trnd/index.html

2 killed and officer among 4 injured in US mall shooting, police say

Two people were killed when a gunman opened fire Monday at an Idaho mall, according to Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/us/idaho-boise-shooting/index.html

NBA: Protesters show support for Irving's vaccine stance ahead of Nets game

Protesters scaled barricades and pushed toward the doors of the Brooklyn Nets' home arena on Sunday in support of NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving, who cannot join the team as he has chosen not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/sport/kyrie-irving-covid-19-vaccine-support-protest-spt-intl/index.html

The iPod turned 20. Here's how it changed the way I think about music

Twenty years ago this weekend, Apple launched the original, iconic iPod. Six years later, I was gifted my first and only version of the device: a third-generation iPod Nano, fit with a square screen, a click wheel and an engraving on the back: "Sofia Barrett, Happy 11th Birthday."

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China says it will cut fossil fuel consumption to 20% by 2060

China plans to cut its reliance on fossil fuels to below 20% by 2060, according to a cabinet document published in state media Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/economy/china-fossil-fuels-climate-intl-hnk/index.html

Australia plans to force parental consent for minors on social media

Australia plans to make social media companies obtain parental consent for users under the age of 16 and is threatening fines of up to 10 million Australian dollars ($7.5 million) for internet platforms which fail to comply, under draft legislation published on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/tech/australia-social-media-parental-consent-intl-hnk/index.html

Shiba inu coin, a meme cryptocurrency, hits all-time high

The parody cryptocurrency shiba inu coin just climbed to an all-time high and is one of the biggest digital currencies by market value.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/business/shiba-inu-coin-price-soars-hnk-intl/index.html

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sudan Prime Minister's house surrounded and top government officials reportedly arrested

The Khartoum home of Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok appears to be surrounded by the military, according to images from the scene.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/africa/sudan-military-prime-minister-intl-hnk/index.html

Some Republicans joked about the 'Rust' shooting. Tapper brings the receipts

CNN's Jake Tapper calls out some Republicans for joking about Alec Baldwin after the actor fired a prop gun on the set of "Rust," killing the cinematographer and injuring the director.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/24/alec-baldwin-halyna-hutchins-shooting-gop-leaders-tapper-sotu-vpx.cnn

Covid chaos grips the East and uncertainty haunts the West. Europe is entering its second pandemic winter

Lockdowns, spiraling cases and a vaccine divide is framing the start of Europe's second pandemic winter, bringing chaos to eastern European countries and uncertainty to those in the West.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/uk/europe-covid-second-pandemic-winter-intl-gbr/index.html

Texas man charged over fatal shooting of man sitting in parked car claimed self-defense

A Texas man is facing a first-degree murder charge related to the shooting death of a man sitting in a parked car outside his home earlier this month in a case the victim's family believes could test the limits of the state's so-called stand your ground law.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/us/texas-adil-dghoughi-terry-turner-murder-charge/index.html

Trump allies' election 'command center' was a war room for attempted coup

By the end of December last year, there wasn't a good faith basis to demand the 2020 election be overturned. Then-President Donald Trump's lawsuits challenging the results had failed, recounts in various states had confirmed Joe Biden's win and the Electoral College had voted to affirm Biden as the President-elect.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/opinions/trump-team-election-command-center-obeidallah/index.html

A COP flop? Leaders from some of the biggest fossil fuel-producing countries aren't coming, thanks to Covid

Just months ago, consensus was growing that COP26 would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hit the reset button on the climate crisis, bringing world leaders together to make new commitments to save the planet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/uk/cop26-leaders-attending-covid-analysis-climate-intl-cmd-gbr/index.html

A week that could transform Joe Biden's presidency

Joe Biden is tantalizingly close to fulfilling what supporters see as the historic promise of his presidency in the coming days, at a critical moment for his social policy transformation at home and his hopes of reclaiming US leadership overseas.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/politics/joe-biden-presidency-this-week-social-spending-and-infrastructure/index.html

Nearly half of American companies say they are short on skilled workers

America's worker shortage is alive and well, much to the misfortune of US companies that need staff to keep up with demand.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/25/economy/business-conditions-worker-shortage/index.html

'The Daily Show' correspondent reveals what surprised him at Trump rally

"The Daily Show" correspondent Jordan Klepper tells CNN's Jim Acosta about what he saw at a recent Donald Trump rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Watch Klepper's report on Comedy Central.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/10/23/jordan-klepper-trump-supporters-jim-acosta-acostanr-sot-vpx.cnn

Protests erupt outside Brooklyn Nets game

Kyrie Irving supporters caused a scene outside the Barclays Center in New York City. The demonstrators were out to support Irving's refusal to get a Covid-19 vaccine and protesting the Nets' decision to suspend him with pay until he is vaccinated. CNN's Alison Kosik reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/10/24/kyrie-irving-protest-brooklyn-nets-covid-19-vaccine-kosik-nr-vpx.cnn

Sydney mayor has plans for a swimmable harbor

Clover Moore, the lord mayor of Sydney, has presented an ambitious plan that imagines the city's legendary harbor as a swimming pool.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sydney-australia-swimmable-harbor-intl-hnk/index.html

Indian captain Kohli vows to rectify mistakes after T20 World Cup loss to Pakistan

India captain Virat Kohli denied his team underestimated Pakistan in Sunday's high-profile Twenty20 World Cup contest and said they know what went wrong in the thumping by their arch-rivals.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/india/t20-world-cup-india-pakistan-cricket-intl-hnk/index.html

Atlanta Child Murders victim receives headstone more than 40 years after his death

The body of a boy murdered during a series of killings that menaced Atlanta has rested in an unmarked grave on a grassy knoll roughly 56 miles southwest of the city for more than 40 years.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/us/atlanta-child-murders-anthony-carter-headstone-hogansville/index.html

Ed Sheeran says he tested positive for Covid-19

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced on Sunday that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/entertainment/ed-sheeran-covid-positive-trnd/index.html

Liverpool defeats Manchester United 5-0



source https://edition.cnn.com/webview/world/live-news/nfl-soccer-f1-live-sports-10-24-21-spt-intl/index.html

Trump pick's messy personal life worries Senate Republicans desperate to hold on to Pennsylvania seat

Sean Parnell may have the backing of former President Donald Trump, but the Pennsylvania Republican also has significant personal baggage that is raising concerns about the GOP's ability to hold one of the most competitive Senate seats in the country next year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/politics/sean-parnell-pennsylvania-senate-race/index.html

2 children were killed and 8 other people injured when a car lost control at Texas drag race

Two young boys were killed Saturday afternoon in Kerrville, Texas, after a vehicle taking part in a drag racing event lost control and struck spectators, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/us/texas-drag-racing-accident-spectators-killed-trnd/index.html

No, your kid probably shouldn't watch 'Squid Game'

As fascination with Netflix's "Squid Game" grips the world, doctors have a word of advice for parents: Don't let your kids watch.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/entertainment/squid-game-children-netflix-wellness-cec/index.html

Assistant director on 'Rust' was subject of complaints dating back to 2019



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/alec-baldwin-shooting-intl-102421/

Slain Kenyan Olympian Agnes Tirop buried in her home village

Slain long-distance Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, a rising star in Kenya's highly competitive athletics scene, was buried on Saturday at a funeral attended by over 1,000 mourners.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/africa/kenya-olympics-agnes-tirop-funeral-intl-afr/index.html

With Brian Laundrie dead, here's where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

Brian Laundrie, who authorities had said could help fill in at least some of the blanks about what Gabby Petito's final days looked like, has been confirmed dead.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/us/gabby-petito-death-investigation-answers/index.html

Everest's 100 years of destiny and death on the roof the world

It's a fact every school child knows: Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/everest-reconnaissance-mission-1921/index.html

Containers ablaze on cargo ship off British Columbia

A fire broke out on Saturday on containers on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia, and the Canadian Coast Guard said it is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to assess the situation, including environmental hazards.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/americas/canada-ship-blaze-intl/index.html

Hundreds mourn cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as investigation into film set shooting continues

A candlelight vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins brought out hundreds of mourners Saturday evening in New Mexico, where she was killed when actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on a film set Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/entertainment/alec-baldwin-rust-shooting-sunday/index.html

One dead, five injured in Uganda blast amid heightened terror threat

One person has died and five others were injured after an explosion in Uganda's capital Kampala, the country's President Yoweri Museveni said in a tweet Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/africa/uganda-explosion-terror-threat-intl/index.html

Preliminary 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan's northeastern coast

A 6.5-magnitude quake has struck Taiwan, according to preliminary data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/asia/taiwan-earthquake-hualien-city-intl/index.html

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

A member of a scientific coalition advising Puerto Rico's government on the coronavirus pandemic recently joked about the island's high Covid-19 vaccination rate, attributing it to the proliferation of drug store chains on the island.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/us/puerto-rico-covid-vaccination-rate/index.html

Netflix launches a 'Palestinian Stories' collection featuring award-winning films

Netflix has released a film collection dedicated to sharing Palestinian stories in a move a Palestinian filmmaker is calling "bold."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/entertainment/netflix-palestinian-stories-collection-films/index.html

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Afghanistan hurtling toward collapse, Sweden and Pakistan say

Afghanistan will shortly collapse into chaos unless the international community acts rapidly, Swedish and Pakistani ministers warned on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/asia/afghanistan-collapse-sweden-pakistan-intl-hnk/index.html

Tens of millions of filthy, used medical gloves imported into the US

Trash bags stuffed full of used medical gloves, some visibly soiled, some even blood-stained, litter the floor of a warehouse on the outskirts of Bangkok.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/health/medical-gloves-us-thailand-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html

Colombia captures its 'most-feared' drug lord Dairo Antonio Usuga

Colombia's most-wanted drug lord has been captured by authorities in what has been heralded as the biggest blow to the country's narcotics traffickers in decades.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/americas/colombia-drug-lord-otoniel-intl-hnk/index.html

This family has 3 daughters born on August 25, and they're not triplets or twins

For three of the past six years, Kristin Lammert has spent August 25 in a delivery room.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/us/three-daughters-same-birthday-three-years-apart-wellness/index.html

Iranian governor slapped in the face during public speech

An event introducing a newly appointed Iranian governor was dramatically interrupted Saturday after a man walked on stage and slapped him in the face.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/middleeast/iranian-governor-slap-scli-intl-hnk/index.html

Not everyone approves of this princess' wedding. She's going ahead with it anyway

It had all the makings of a modern royal fairytale: the marriage of an aspiring lawyer to a real-life princess who was prepared to leave her Tokyo palace for a new life in New York.

source https://cnn.it/3jvyn1p

Turkey's president has ordered 10 ambassadors to be declared 'persona non grata' for backing jailed activist

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the ambassadors of 10 countries, including the U.S., France, and Germany, be declared "persona non grata" after calling for the release of jailed Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/world/turkey-erdogan-ambassadors-persona-non-grata-osman-kavala/index.html

White House takes unprecedented steps to allow private citizens to sponsor Afghan refugees

The Biden administration is taking an unprecedented step to resettle the 55,600 Afghan evacuees from the US military bases where they've been living for weeks and into permanent homes, an official leading the effort told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/politics/afghan-refugees-private-resettlement-veterans/index.html

California's shipping gridlock is stunning compared to two years ago



source https://cnn.it/3m7QEDO

Austrian government proposes law to legalize assisted suicide

Austria's federal government has submitted a draft law to make assisted suicide for seriously ill adults legal, the federal chancellery said in a statement on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/europe/austria-assisted-dying-draft-law-intl/index.html

Visualizing California's stunning shipping gridlock

Cargo ships are literally circling off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, waiting to offload critical household goods and manufacturing supplies.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/business/20211023-california-ports-animation/index.html

Vikings explored the Americas long before Christopher Columbus

Life is a series of mysteries.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/world/science-newsletter-wt-scn-vikings/index.html

Mystery of exotic infectious disease traced to aromatherapy room spray

It was a mystery by any definition of the word -- a rare tropical infection that had sickened people in the decidedly non-tropical states of Minnesota and Kansas, as well as Texas. The first patient to get sick, in Kansas in March, died.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/health/aromatherapy-melioidosis-mystery/index.html

The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is over. But several big questions remain

The discovery of Brian Laundrie's remains this week ends a manhunt that had gripped the country for weeks as investigators searched a Florida nature reserve for the 23-year-old, who returned home last month from a road trip without his fiancée, Gabby Petito.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/us/gabby-petito-brian-laundrie-questions/index.html

Adele makes record-breaking return to UK chart top spot with new single

Adele has returned to the top spot of the UK charts and broken the national record for most streams in a week, with her new single "Easy on Me."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/entertainment/adele-comeback-single-album-chart-number-one-record-scli-intl/index.html

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo helped redefine El Clasico, but will the world still watch without either?

At the absolute peak of their rivalry, El Clasico often seemed more about Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi than it did Real Madrid vs. Barcelona.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/football/el-clasico-without-messi-and-ronaldo-el-clasico-spt-intl/index.html

It's proving difficult to find a jury in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery's killing. Potential jurors either know the case well, know the defendants or are scared

Finding jurors to sit in the trial for the three men charged in Ahmaud Arbery's killing is proving difficult in the Glynn County, Georgia, courtroom where jury selection began this week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/us/ahmaud-arbery-jury-selection-process-difficult/index.html

Muhammad Ali's grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, carries the torch for the legendary boxing name

Nico Ali Walsh used to wear a jacket to cover the tattoo on his forearm to avoid drawing attention to it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/sport/nico-ali-walsh-muhammad-ali-boxing-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

Florida's palm trees could become the next victim of the climate crisis

When you think of Florida, beaches and palm trees come to mind. But what if those palm trees were slowly replaced with other trees? That could happen over time because of climate change, and communities in South Florida are trying to save the world from the climate crisis, one tree at a time.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/weather/weather-trees-adapt-climate-change/index.html

You might already be following the Mediterranean diet with these easy food swaps

The Mediterranean diet has been an expert-recommended way of eating since it was first introduced in the 1990s, but it still holds its own with newer, trendier eating plans. And if you're moving into plant-based eating and flexitarian eating, you might be following the Mediterranean diet already without realizing it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/health/mediterranean-easy-diet-swaps-wellness/index.html

Friday, October 22, 2021

From 'Sesame Street' to 'Alma's Way': How Sonia Manzano continues to break ground and elevate Latino stories on US television

After 44 years as the loveable Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano thought she was finally ready to move to a quieter, non-puppet inhabited neighborhood where she could spend her days writing children's books.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/entertainment/almas-way-sonia-manzano-latino-tv/index.html

How the West made the most dangerous version of Putin

Over the past decade, Vladimir Putin's resurgent Russia has been a perpetual concern for many in the West.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/europe/putin-nordstream-energy-crisis-analysis-intl-cmd/index.html

Biden has new chance to rein in pandemic at vaccine turning point

Tens of millions of Americans who see vaccines as a passport back to normal life are craving clear, jargon-free advice about boosters for themselves and first-time shots for their kids as another pandemic winter looms.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/politics/joe-biden-boosters-kids-vaccines-covid/index.html

How many of these classic German foods have you eaten?

German food is rich, hearty and diverse. It's comfort eating with high-quality, often locally sourced ingredients.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/german-food/index.html

Giant 4,000-pound sunfish rescued from fishing net

To the surprise of researchers and sunfish enthusiasts worldwide, a more than 4,000-pound sunfish was found tangled in the nets of a tuna-fishing boat off the coast of Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish port city in north Africa bordering Morocco, on October 4.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/world/sunfish-ceuta-seville-enrique-ostale-scn-trnd/index.html

White House further postpones disclosure of JFK assassination documents, citing Covid

The White House announced late Friday that it would further postpone the release of more documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, pointing to the "significant impact" of the Covid-19 pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/politics/white-house-biden-john-f-kennedy-documents-covid/index.html

Japan's Princess Mako celebrates final birthday as member of imperial family before wedding to commoner

Japan's Princess Mako turned 30 on Saturday -- her final birthday as a member of the imperial family before she marries her commoner boyfriend next week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/asia/japan-princess-mako-birthday-intl-hnk/index.html

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints, DOJ says

Black and Asian American students were harassed at a school district in Utah for years and officials deliberately ignored complaints from parents and students, a federal civil rights investigation found.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/us/utah-school-district-ignored-racial-harassment-doj/index.html

Five UK police officers shared violent sexual images in relation to Sarah Everard's murder, watchdog says

Five British police officers will face misconduct action over social media messages sent in relation to Sarah Everard, who was raped and murdered by a serving police officer, the UK's police watchdog said Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/uk/uk-police-officers-misconduct-everard-gbr-intl/index.html

Israel labels six Palestinian civil society groups 'terrorist'

Israel's government has declared six Palestinian civil society groups supported by the international community as terrorist organizations, prompting dismay among human rights campaigners.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/europe/israel-palestinian-civil-society-groups-intl/index.html

Video captures apparent Russian satellite plummeting to Earth

Experts say the fireball, captured on video across the Midwest, was likely a failed Russian satellite.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business-videos/2021/10/22/russian-satellite-fireball-meteor-orig-kj.cnn

We now know the moment domesticated horses changed the course of human history

The domestication of horses changed the course of human history, but scientists have tried to figure out when and where this crucial event happened for years. Now, new genetic evidence suggests horses were first domesticated 4,200 years ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/world/domestic-horses-origin-scn/index.html

Surveillance video shows Marine verteran stop armed robbery

A Marine veteran is gaining attention after surveillance video showed him disarm an armed robber at an Arizona gas station. CNN affiliate KNXV reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/10/22/marine-veteran-stops-armed-robbery-arizona-gas-station-pkg-affil-vpx.knxv

Giuliani ally Lev Parnas convicted on campaign finance charges

Rudy Giuliani's former associate Lev Parnas was convicted on six counts related to "influence buying" campaign finance schemes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/politics/lev-parnas-verdict/index.html

Timeline of Brian Laundrie's disappearance still doesn't jibe among authorities

Now that the remains of Brian Laundrie have been positively identified by authorities, there are still lingering questions as to why, how and even when he disappeared in the days after his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was reported missing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/us/brian-laundrie-parents-law-enforcement/index.html

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Biden returns to retail politics to rescue his biggest deal yet

Joe Biden, showing candor and good humor, on Thursday reminded America why it picked him as President in a dark hour of crisis. But, at a CNN town hall in Baltimore, he also showed his tendency to send his own White House into emergency damage control as he flipped set-in-stone policy off the cuff, and offered gaping openings for his Republican foes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/politics/joe-biden-retail-politics-rescue-deal-cnn-town-hall/index.html

Tensions between mainland China and Taiwan spark debate inside Biden admin

As the alliance between the US and Taiwan grows stronger, Beijing is becoming more agitated. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/16/taiwan-biden-china-fighter-jets-ripley-dnt-dlt-vpx.cnn

Death row inmate executed nearly 30 years after murder conviction

Alabama death row inmate Willie B. Smith III was executed Thursday night, the state attorney general's office announced, after the US Supreme Court declining to hear an 11th-hour appeal.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/us/alabama-death-row-inmate-willie-smith-executed/index.html

Barbados elects first President, replacing UK Queen as head of state

Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state, in a decisive step toward shedding the Caribbean island's colonial past.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/americas/barbados-elects-first-president-intl-hnk/index.html

6 takeaways from Joe Biden's CNN town hall

President Joe Biden spent 90 minutes Thursday night answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper as well as a town hall audience on a wide variety of topics from the fate of his domestic agenda to supply chain issues and the timeline of vaccine distribution for kids.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/politics/biden-town-hall-takeaways/index.html

Biden vows to protect Taiwan in event of Chinese attack

President Joe Biden said Thursday the US was committed to coming to Taiwan's defense if it comes under attack from China -- a stance that seems in opposition to America's stated policy of "strategic ambiguity."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/politics/taiwan-china-biden-town-hall/index.html

Investigators finally release cause of death for Yosemite hiking family

The mystery behind the deaths of a couple, their baby daughter and the family dog, who were found on a hiking trail near Yosemite National Park in August, has come to an end.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/us/california-family-yosemite-cause-of-death-trnd/index.html

This might just look like grass, but it has the power to absorb a load of carbon emissions

Forests have long been celebrated as the natural heroes in the fight against the climate crisis. They are so good at absorbing and storing carbon dioxide, a consortium of environmental groups are calling on the world to plant one trillion trees over the next decade.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/europe/grasslands-carbon-storage-climate-cop26-intl/index.html

Violence over Italy's strict Covid pass has ignited a national debate about fascism

Down a narrow, winding street in central Rome, golden cobblestones shine out from the footpath in front of homes, etched with the words: "Deportata Auschwitz" ("deported to Auschwitz").

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/europe/italy-vaccine-pass-fascism-intl-cmd/index.html

'Rust' crew member dead after shooting incident involving Alec Baldwin

A female crew member has died and another injured following an accident involving a prop firearm on the New Mexico set of the film "Rust," according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/entertainment/rust-film-accident/index.html

More than half of Australia's population is now 'living with Covid.' The rest are still some way off

At midnight, Australia's second-largest state emerged from what some experts and local media called the world's longest lockdown.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/australia/australia-covid-melbourne-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden reveals key senator's demands on taxes

President Joe Biden and CNN's Anderson Cooper discuss Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's stance on issues around the President's plan.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/22/biden-kyrsten-sinema-demands-sot-cnn-town-hall-vpx.cnn

Teacher put on leave for video of her imitating Native American dance

Video that appears to be taken by a student in Riverside, California shows a teacher imitating a Native American dance to teach trigonometry. The district has placed her on leave while it conducts an investigation.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/10/22/teacher-native-american-dance-orig-jk.cnn

'I obey time': The artist who spent three decades on a single painting

It was the late 1980s when South Korean artist Myonghi Kang began work on her painting "Le temps des camélias" ("The Time of Camellias"). Living in Paris' 19th arrondissement at the time, she would periodically revisit the then-vertical canvas to add strokes of color or floral forms.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/myonghi-kang-villepin/index.html

New details of what was found with remains of Brian Laundrie

The FBI's Denver office said that remains found in a Florida nature reserve are those of Brian Laundrie, the man who went missing last month. The FBI said dental records confirmed the identification. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/10/21/brian-laundrie-remains-florida-fbi-gabby-petito-vpx.cnn

This priest was kidnapped in Haiti. He tells CNN what it was like

The recent kidnapping of 17 missionaries by a gang in Haiti has highlighted a brutal yet common occurrence in the country. CNN's Matt Rivers reports from Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/21/haiti-port-au-prince-missionaries-kidnappings-rivers-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Liberal backlash against Sinema grows on Capitol Hill

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is at the zenith of her influence in Washington, with the ability to dramatically reshape -- or derail -- President Joe Biden's domestic agenda simply by threatening to point her thumb down.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/politics/kyrsten-sinema-primary-challenge/index.html

Huge crowds march in Sudan in support of civilian rule

Throngs of Sudanese protesters took to the streets on Thursday to voice their support for civilian rule within the country's power-sharing government.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/africa/sudan-pro-civilian-protests-intl/index.html

Powerful gas explosion rips through building in China

At least four people were killed and more than 30 injured in the blast that happened in the northeastern city of Shenyang, according to local authorities.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/21/china-gas-explosion-destruction-lon-orig-na.cnn

Meghan urges Schumer and Pelosi to pass federal paid family leave

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is urging Congressional Democratic leadership to pass federal paid family and medical leave and "ensure this consequential moment is not lost" as Democrats continue to negotiate a deal to pass the Biden administration's social safety net and infrastructure package.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/politics/meghan-duchess-of-sussex-paid-family-leave/index.html

Hear former CNN bureau chief's plea to Facebook after winning Nobel Prize

Former CNN journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa speaks with Becky Anderson after Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize for their longstanding efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia, respectively.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/10/21/maria-ressa-nobel-peace-prize-laureate-facebook-ctw-intl-vpx.cnn

Biden sees American credibility on the line as he races to lock down climate action ahead of Glasgow

President Joe Biden wanted the stakes to be perfectly clear when he sat down with nine liberal Democrats in the Oval Office Tuesday to discuss ongoing legislative negotiations.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/politics/climate-change-agenda-biden-administration-glasgow/index.html

South Korea fails to put dummy satellite into orbit

South Korea failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit on Thursday after the first launch of its domestically developed three-stage Nuri rocket, the country's President Moon Jae-in announced on Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/asia/south-korea-nuri-rocket-launch-intl-hnk-scn/index.html

The company behind Dove and Ben & Jerry's is hiking prices

Unilever is hiking prices to cope with soaring supply chain costs and expects inflation to accelerate into next year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/21/business/unilever-price-increases/index.html

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

At least 1 killed, 33 injured in gas explosion in northeast China

At least one person was killed and 33 injured in a powerful explosion at a restaurant in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang on Thursday morning, according to local authorities.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/china/china-shenyang-explosion-intl-hnk/index.html

North Korea accuses US and UN of 'tampering with a dangerous time bomb'

North Korea said the United States and the UN Security Council are "tampering with a dangerous time bomb" following a meeting over the isolated nation's most recent ballistic missile test, state media reported.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/asia/north-korea-time-bomb-un-us-intl-hnk/index.html

Singapore delays reopening after reporting highest single-day Covid-19 deaths

Singapore will extend its Covid-19 restrictions for another month after the city-state reported 18 new deaths from the disease on Wednesday, its highest number of the pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/asia/singapore-covid-19-deaths-intl-hnk/index.html

Level 5 atmospheric river to unleash flooding across drought-stricken California

After nearly a year without rain, a series of potent Pacific storms are directed at Northern California this week, potentially bringing as much as a foot of rainfall and up to three feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/weather/atmospheric-river-forecast-california-debris-flow/index.html

Rudy Guiliani gets roasted on social media for his portrayal of a past president

Rudy Giuliani used a filter to make himself look like Abraham Lincoln in an odd attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the reaction the ad is receiving.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/21/rudy-giuliani-abe-lincoln-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

Report warns of climate change's 'code red' impact on health

A new report published Wednesday warns of the severe impact of climate change on human health, and says the prognosis is only getting worse.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/health/climate-change-health-covid-19/index.html

Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy

Approximately 65 demonstrators, including Netflix employees and supporters of the transgender community, protested outside of the company's offices in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/entertainment/netflix-employees-walk-out/index.html

Dave Chappelle insulted another audience no one mentions

Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special may have attracted a barrage of criticism from the LGBTQ community, but there is another group that he has offended that no one mentions:

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/entertainment/dave-chappelle-controversy-netflix-black-comic-tradition/index.html

2 people were killed and 8 children injured after Amish family's buggy was rear-ended

A couple was killed and their eight children were injured after the family's Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended Sunday night in central Virginia, State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told CNN in a statement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/us/amish-family-buggy-rear-ended-accident/index.html

New Zealand and United Kingdom seal free trade deal

The United Kingdom and New Zealand announced a free trade agreement Wednesday as Britain continues to strike economic relationships after its departure from the European Union.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/economy/new-zealand-united-kingdom-trade-agreement-intl-hnk/index.html

Raskin scolds Gaetz after grilling him on Trump's election lies

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) got into a contentious exchange with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) over former President Trump's lies about the 2020 election at a rules committee hearing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/20/matt-gaetz-jamie-raskin-trump-election-lies-vpx.cnn

Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ

An Italian DJ claims he suffered a number of injuries following an alleged altercation with MMA fighter Conor McGregor.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/sport/conor-mcgregor-italy-police-scli-intl-spt/index.html

Texas GOP consolidates power in new congressional maps as Senate again fails to act on voting rights

With Texas Republicans bolstering their congressional majorities in new maps they approved this week, Senate Republicans in Washington, DC, on Wednesday blocked yet another voting rights bill that would crack down on those kinds of gerrymanders.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/politics/texas-redistricting-senate-voting-rights/index.html

NYC mayor 'troubled' by video showing unmasked officers forcibly removing masked subway commuter

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he was "troubled" by a video showing two unmasked NYPD officers removing a masked commuter from a subway station this week, and he said he expects discipline for the officers involved.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/us/nyc-subway-masked-commuter-unmasked-officers/index.html

Escape from Kabul: Inside the volunteer effort by US troops to rescue their families from Afghanistan

An hour after a suicide bomb exploded outside the Kabul airport on August 26, killing 13 US service members and scores of Afghan civilians, Fahim Masoud, a US military intelligence officer, made a frantic call to his sister.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/politics/escape-afghanistan-private-efforts-military-service-family-members/index.html

Jill Biden speaks candidly about being a first lady

First lady Jill Biden on Wednesday spoke candidly about her new life, lamenting the enormous pressure a first lady can face.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/politics/jill-biden-speaks-about-being-a-first-lady/index.html

Items belonging to Brian Laundrie found near Florida trail he frequented, family attorney says

Investigators searching for Brian Laundrie, the missing fiancé of Gabby Petito, found "some articles" of his off a trail that he frequented at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park near his family's home in Florida on Wednesday, family attorney Steven Bertolino said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/us/brian-laundrie-update-gabby-petito/index.html

Fresh airstrikes hit capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region

The capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was covered in smoke on Wednesday as the city was hit by another day of airstrikes, eyewitnesses and authorities told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/africa/airstrikes-hit-mekelle-tigray-ethiopia-intl/index.html

Vikings were in the Americas exactly a thousand years ago

The Vikings used their longships to cross the Atlantic Ocean and settled in Canada as early as 1021, according to a new study providing the first exact date of Europeans in the Americas.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/world/vikings-arrival-americas-scn/index.html

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Boris Johnson declared the pandemic all but over. Now UK cases are soaring

Last December, as the first of several worrying Covid-19 variants ripped through the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the unwelcome decision to cancel Christmas plans for millions of Brits.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/uk/uk-europe-covid-infections-cmd-gbr-intl/index.html

The world plans to produce far more fossil fuel than it should to stay under dangerous climate limits, UN says

Ahead of a critical global climate conference in November, a UN report released Wednesday shows that many of the world's largest fossil fuel producers are still planning to ramp up production in the coming years, and will be burning far more fossil fuels in 2030 than what is consistent with global climate pledges.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/business/fossil-fuel-production-gap-climate/index.html

Republican candidates can ignore Trump -- but he won't go away

One Republican is trying his hand at lifting the curse that Donald Trump has inflicted on his party in America's suburbs -- by just pretending he doesn't exist.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/politics/donald-trump-glenn-youngkin-virginia-governor-race-suburbs/index.html

See reporter receive 'a round of applause' from turkeys on live TV

Amid the global supply chain disruptions, the labor shortages in the UK could put Christmas turkey deliveries at risk. CNN's Anna Stewart reports from a turkey farm in Essex in Southern England.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/20/uk-labor-shortage-christmas-turkey-stewart-fm-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

North Korea says its latest ballistic missile test was launched from a submarine

North Korea said it successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile from a submarine on Tuesday, state news agency KCNA reported Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/asia/north-korea-submarine-missile-intl-hnk/index.html

What the Bannon criminal contempt charge means

Members of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol have shown they're willing to pursue criminal contempt referrals against witnesses who refuse to comply with the panel's subpoenas.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/14/politics/criminal-contempt-of-congress-january-6-committee-explainer/index.html

Covid vaccine misinformation: These doctors are part of the problem

She was a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show -- an Ivy League-educated OB-GYN who often spoke about women's health and holistic medicine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/us/doctors-covid-vaccine-misinformation-invs/index.html

County reaches $25 million settlement with victims of Parkland massacre, attorney says

A $25 million settlement has been reached between the Broward County School Board and 52 victims of the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, according to an attorney for some of the victims.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/us/florida-parkland-massacre-settlement/index.html

Man falls to death after dangling from hot air balloon

A man dangling from the basket of a hot air balloon fell to his death onto a road in Israel on Tuesday, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/middleeast/israel-hot-air-balloon-intl-scli/index.html

Celebrating the tastes of Chinese American bakeries

In an age when Chinese food is no longer foreign to international audiences, with diners willing to embrace its many regional cuisines, there's one culinary area that has yet to receive much attention globally -- baking.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/mooncakes-and-milk-bread-chinese-american-bakeries-cmd/index.html

Donald Trump (yet again) proves there's no bottom

Roughly 24 hours after the death of Colin Powell, Donald Trump proved, again, that he is utterly incapable of empathy, grace or even common decency.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/politics/donald-trump-colin-powell-death/index.html

Bill Gates was told to stop 'inappropriate' emails with Microsoft employee in 2008, report says

Years before Microsoft's board investigated a romantic relationship that founder Bill Gates had with an employee, Gates was told by fellow executives to stop inappropriately emailing with a different employee, Microsoft confirmed on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/tech/bill-gates-microsoft-employee-emails-report/index.html

Drone operator will try to rescue dogs from La Palma volcano

A Spanish drone operator on Tuesday received permission to try to rescue three emaciated dogs trapped near a volcano in the Canary Islands, by catching them with a remote-controlled net and flying them out over a stream of lava.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/europe/dog-la-palma-intl-scli/index.html

Massive flooding forces couple to float to their wedding in cooking pot

When floods hit southern India, it looked as though a young couple would be unable to make their wedding. But they managed to reach the temple by floating through the flooded streets in a giant metal cooking pot.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/india/india-couple-wedding-cooking-pot-intl-scli/index.html

Using e-cigarettes to prevent smoking relapse doesn't work well, study finds

Using e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to keep from relapsing to cigarettes doesn't appear to be effective, according to a new longitudinal study of nearly 13,000 smokers in the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/health/e-cigarette-smoking-relapse-wellness/index.html

Three children killed in airstrikes on Ethiopia's Tigray region, UN says

Three children were killed and one person was injured in Monday's airstrikes in Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, the United Nations said Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/africa/ethiopia-airstrikes-tigray-children-killed-un-intl/index.html

UK unveils its Net Zero Strategy with pledges for guilt-free flying, electric cars and more trees

The UK government on Tuesday unveiled its roadmap to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, putting new funds behind electric vehicles, sustainable aviation fuel and forests as carbon sinks, while boosting the role of nuclear in its energy transition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/uk/uk-net-zero-emissions-plan-gbr-intl/index.html

Duchess of Cambridge says addiction can 'happen to any of us'

Addiction can "happen to any of us," Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge warned while launching an awareness campaign in London on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/uk/duchess-of-cambridge-addiction-campaign-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

Monday, October 18, 2021

One year after Lekki toll gate shooting, victim's mother wants honesty from Nigerian government

It's been a year since Nigerian forces opened fire on peaceful protests at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos. At the time, a CNN investigation into what happened sent shock waves around the world. We found that the Nigerian army had fired live rounds into the crowd, killing and wounding several people. Witnesses also told CNN the authorities blocked ambulances from reaching the scene. Twelve months on, and a judicial hearing is finally expected to share its findings. Stephanie Busari reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/10/19/nigeria-lekki-toll-gate-shooting-anniversary-busari-intl-ovn-vpx.cnn

Why Christmas trees may be hard to come by this year? CNN looks inside a factory in China

CNN's David Culver follows the supply chain from a factory in southern China to a wholesaler in New Jersey, where the National Tree Company's CEO is warning that consumers will have to dish out more for an artificial Christmas tree this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/18/christmas-tree-supply-chain-issues-pkg.cnnbusiness