Thursday, September 30, 2021

China says it's restricting abortions to promote gender equality. Experts are skeptical

For decades, Chinese authorities imposed strict limits on families that forced millions of women to abort pregnancies deemed illegal by the state.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/01/china/non-medical-abortions-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

The story behind Trump's mysterious 2019 Walter Reed trip revealed

Former President Donald Trump's secret visit to Walter Reed in 2019 appeared to be for a routine colonoscopy, according to Stephanie Grisham, Trump's former press secretary and first lady Melania Trump's chief of staff. CNN's Kate Bennett and Jake Tapper discuss.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/09/28/donald-trump-walter-reed-stephanie-grisham-book-lead-vpx.cnn

New bodycam footage reveals what Gabby Petito told police about a domestic dispute with fiancé Brian Laundrie

New details have emerged of a reported domestic dispute between Gabby Petito and her fiance while traveling through Utah in August, as shown on additional bodycam footage from a responding officer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/01/us/gabby-petito-brian-laundrie-update-friday/index.html

As gas prices soar, people are mulling alternatives to heating their homes. Here's what to know

Soaring natural gas prices have raised the specter of cold homes and inflated energy bills for millions of people over winter across Europe and the United States, where most people rely on gas-fired boilers for heat and hot water.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/01/europe/gas-boilers-emissions-climate-intl-cmd/index.html

Caught in the midst of a bullying scandal, South Korean volleyball twins Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong controversially sign for Greek club

Twin volleyball players from South Korea, Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong, have completed a transfer to Greek club PAOK Thessaloniki, months after being dropped from their national and club sides following claims of bullying.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/01/sport/lee-jae-yeong-lee-da-yeong-south-korea-volleyball-spt-intl/index.html

North Korea fires new anti-aircraft missile in latest test, state media says

North Korea fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile on Thursday, state media KCNA reported on Friday, the latest in its recent series of weapons tests amid deadlocked denuclearization talks with the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/asia/north-korea-aircraft-missile-intl-hnk/index.html

A scary portrait of life inside Trump's White House

The indelible image that emerges from the latest tell-all book about the Trump White House is of a President plagued by insecurities and unmoored from morality. We piece it together from the eye-popping anecdotes revealed in advance excerpts, provided to the media, of "I'll Take Your Questions Now," the forthcoming memoir by Trump's former press secretary, Stephanie Grisham.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/opinions/trump-white-house-stephanie-grisham-book-ghitis/index.html

Ethiopia to expel UN officials amid fears of Tigray famine

Ethiopia is expelling seven senior United Nations officials for allegedly "meddling in the internal affairs of the country," the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/africa/ethiopia-expels-un-officials-tigray-hunger-intl/index.html

The Covid-19 vaccine health care worker holdouts: For them, it's personal. For their hospitals it's professional

Being a nurse means everything to Andrea Babinski, but she is willing to risk it all -- the connections to colleagues she likes, the patients she cares for, not to mention the steady paycheck -- for a simple belief.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/health/unvaccinated-nurses-covid-19/index.html

UK companies have to disclose gender pay gaps. It's not enough

Large UK companies are required to reveal their gender pay gaps. But the rules are failing to address inequality, according to a new report.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/business/gender-pay-gap-reporting-uk-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

Scarlett Johansson and Disney agree to end lawsuit

Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney is over.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/media/disney-scarlett-johansson-lawsuit/index.html

Deaf Colorado man who couldn't hear police commands says he was tased, spent 4 months in jail

A deaf Colorado man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that two local police officers slammed him to the ground and tasered him without recognizing his disability when they arrested him after stopping him for running a stop sign.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/us/deaf-colorado-man-arrested-jailed-four-months/index.html

Fact check: Did the Marine who Trump brought on stage at rally actually hoist a baby over a wall at Kabul airport?

During a rally in Georgia over the weekend, former President Donald Trump invited Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark to the stage, implying he was the Marine in a viral video who lifted a child over a wall at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/politics/fact-check-trump-rally-marine-baby-kabul-airport/index.html

National Women's Soccer League team North Carolina Courage fires head coach following accusations of sexual manipulation and misconduct

The National Women's Soccer League team North Carolina Courage fired head coach Paul Riley on Thursday afternoon following accusations of sexual coercion and misconduct by former players who were coached by him.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/us/north-carolina-courage-fires-head-coach-sexual-misconduct-accusation-spt/index.html

Mick Jagger went for a beer and nobody recognized him

Mick Jagger gets a beer at a dive bar and nobody recognizes him. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the photo that rocked Stones fans.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2021/09/30/mick-jagger-bar-north-carolina-rolling-stones-concert-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

See rare tornado strike town in northern Germany

The unexpected tornado tore through Kiel, Germany where social media videos captured uprooted trees and objects flying through the air.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2021/09/30/germany-tornado-kiel-rare-orig-kj.cnn

This house was in a serious fire. Now it's selling 'as-is' for $400k

A house outside of Boston, MA was involved in a fire, and then placed on the market before it was repaired. It's now selling for just under $400k.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/09/30/house-fire-sale-400k-housing-market-orig.cnn-business

Ex-UK police officer who murdered Sarah Everard gets life in prison with no chance of parole



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-everard-0930/

Biden administration grapples with American addiction as overdose deaths hit a record high

With a growing number of Americans dying from drug overdoses and concerns over addiction rising, the Biden administration has found itself facing a nationwide crisis that keeps escalating as the Covid-19 pandemic drags on.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/politics/biden-administration-drug-epidemic/index.html

Ex-UK police officer who murdered Sarah Everard gets life in prison with no chance of parole

Wayne Couzens, the former London police officer who has admitted to the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, an exceptional sentence in the United Kingdom.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/europe/sarah-everard-murder-wayne-couzens-sentencing-intl-gbr/index.html

German 96-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect flees ahead of trial

A 96-year-old German woman fled ahead of the opening on Thursday of her trial on charges of aiding and abetting mass murder in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, a court spokesperson said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/europe/german-96-year-old-nazi-intl-grm/index.html

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for illegal campaign financing

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty on Thursday of illegal campaign financing in his failed 2012 re-election bid.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/europe/sarkozy-france-election-campaign-guilty-verdict-intl/index.html

US lawmakers race the clock to avert shutdown ahead of midnight deadline

Government funding expires at midnight and Congress has not yet passed a stopgap funding bill to avert a shutdown, though Democratic leaders are on track to do so later Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/politics/government-shutdown-deadline-congress-votes/index.html

A Hawaii volcano that recently erupted for five months has started spewing lava again

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting Wednesday afternoon for the first time since May, spewing lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/us/hawaii-kilauea-volcano-eruption/index.html

CNN speaks to family of victims killed by US military's wrongful drone strike

A top general admitted that the US military had made a "terrible mistake" by killing 10 civilians during a drone strike in Kabul in the final days of the US war in Afghanistan. CNN's Anna Coren followed up with the family of the victim Zamarai Ahmardi.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/30/us-drone-strike-afghanistan-family-coren-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Covid surge after some Australians break lockdown to celebrate country's biggest football event of the year

Fans who gathered to watch two Victoria-based rivals play in one of Australia's top sporting events are partly to blame for a more than 50% increase in the state's daily reported Covid-19 cases, local officials said Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/australia/victoria-covid-grand-final-intl-hnk/index.html

Princess Diana's former London apartment is now an official tourist site

The London apartment where Diana Spencer lived before she became the Princess of Wales has been commemorated with an official blue plaque.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/princess-diana-london-apartment-blue-plaque-intl-hnk/index.html

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

'Disgraceful performance': Lemon reacts to Gaetz questioning Milley

CNN's Don Lemon reacts after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) questioned Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley about whether or not he should resign.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/30/matt-gaetz-mark-milley-dons-take-dlt-vpx.cnn

Beijing will open next year's Winter Olympics to fans -- but only if they live in China

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be open to spectators -- but only if they live in mainland China, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday, as organizers gave a first glimpse into the country's plans to hold the event while enforcing a strict zero-Covid strategy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/sport/beijing-winter-olympics-covid-measures-intl-hnk/index.html

Black woman says neighbor harasses family with monkey noises

CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Jannique Martinez, a Virginia woman who says a neighbor played recordings of racial slurs and monkey noises as her family came and went from their home.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/30/racist-neighbor-monkey-noises-virginia-martinez-dlt-sot-vpx.cnn

This is the senator at the center of Democratic negotiations

CNN's Sunlen Serfaty takes a closer look at Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), who is at the center of negotiations over President Joe Biden's agenda.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/29/krysten-sinema-history-serfaty-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

The US apologized for the drone strike that killed 10 family members. But one month on, little has changed

Every day for the past month, Emal Ahmadi's 7-year-old daughter Hada has asked him the same thing: "Where is my sister?"

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/asia/afghanistan-kabul-drone-strike-family-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader, promoted to nation's top ruling body

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been promoted to the nation's top decision-making body, state media said on Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/asia/kim-yo-jong-promoted-leadership-intl-hnk/index.html

Pelosi faces her toughest moment of truth yet

Democrats have an almost mystical faith in Nancy Pelosi's ability to count votes, corral her caucus and pass historic legislation. But her reputation is facing its toughest test as the House speaker, trapped between progressive and moderate Democrats, struggles to save President Joe Biden's transformational agenda.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/politics/nancy-pelosi-congress-biden-joe-manchin/index.html

Rohingya leader shot dead in refugee camp

Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Rohingya Muslim leader in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday, a United Nations spokesperson and a local police official said, following months of worsening violence in the world's largest refugee settlement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/asia/bangladesh-rohingya-leader-shot-dead-intl-hnk/index.html

Kim Jong Un's arsenal ramps up during his first decade in power

North Korea claims it test-fired a new hypersonic missile, a move experts say could change the military equation in East Asia and beyond. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/30/north-korea-claims-hypersonic-missile-will-ripley-lead-vpx.cnn

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill facing unprecedented number of threats

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the unprecedented number of threats made to US lawmakers.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/30/lawmakers-threats-capitol-norma-torres-todd-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn

Britney Spears' father suspended as her conservator



source https://www.cnn.com/entertainment/live-news/britney-spears-conservatorship-hearing-09-29-21/index.html

'I'm trying to stay apolitical': Top US general faces wave of GOP attacks over Trump-era actions

Top US General Mark Milley appeared before Congress this week to defend Pentagon decision making in Afghanistan but instead found himself fighting a personal battle with lawmakers who charged that he has been more preoccupied with rehabilitating and burnishing his own image.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/politics/milley-afghanistan-hearings-gop-attacks/index.html

Over 100 killed in Ecuador prison massacre

Over 100 people have died in a prison massacre that erupted yesterday in Ecuador, the country's prison agency said Wednesday. At least 52 people were injured, it also said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/americas/ecuador-prison-deaths-intl/index.html

Evergrande raises $1.5 billion as another debt payment looms

Evergrande has raised $1.5 billion in much needed cash. But that may do little to help it meet a new bond interest payment due Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/investing/evergrande-stock-debt-crisis-intl-hnk/index.html

Battle over how race is taught in classrooms heats up in school district

CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro takes a closer look at one school district in Tennessee where the battle over how race is taught in classrooms continues.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/29/tennessee-books-schools-ban-mcmorris-santoro-dlt-pkg-vpx.cnn

'He is a hypocrite': Health care worker on Pope getting vaccinated

CNN's Miguel Marquez sits down with two health care workers who refuse to get vaccinated for Covid-19 despite the risk of losing their jobs due to the state mandate.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/29/health-care-workers-vaccine-mandate-ac360-marquez-pkg-vpx.cnn

Attention on Gabby Petito case helps bring a different missing person case to an end

A rescue team in Wyoming said the heavy attention paid to the Gabby Petito case helped them find remains believed to be of another missing person that vanished in the same national forest where Petito's remains were found.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/us/missing-man-found-robert-bob-lowery-gabby-petito-trnd/index.html

A man died from rabies after waking up to a bat in his room. It's Illinois' first human case of the virus in nearly 70 years

A man in northeastern Illinois died from rabies about a month after apparently being infected by a bat he found in his room, marking the first human case of the virus in the state since 1954, health officials said Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/us/illinois-rabies-death/index.html

A family says their neighbor plays recordings of racial slurs and monkey noises. Police say that's 'not criminally actionable'

When the Martinez family moved into their new home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, five years ago, they had dreams of raising their children and making a life in their new neighborhood cul-de-sac.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/us/virginia-beach-family-neighbor-recordings/index.html

The sons of Alex Murdaugh's housekeeper filed a motion for him to be jailed until he pays them settlement money their lawyer says they're owed

The children of a housekeeper who worked for embattled South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh have filed a motion for his arrest and detention until the money he allegedly embezzled from her estate is returned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/us/alex-murdaugh-housekeeper-motion/index.html

A winter with twin threats of Covid-19 and flu will require adjustments to daily life, says former FDA commissioner

The US is bracing for a combination of threats this winter as both the flu and Covid-19 spread, and the country will likely have to change daily life to cope with both, an expert said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Afghanistan is the world's opium king. Can the Taliban afford to kill off their 'un-Islamic' cash cow?

When the khaki-colored landscapes of Afghanistan are transformed by a patchwork of pink, white and purple each spring, farmers rejoice. Their cash crop of poppies is ready for harvesting.

source https://cnn.it/3ulR0Jc

North Korea claims hypersonic missile launch

North Korea says it launched a hypersonic missile with a detachable glider warhead. It also delivered a speech at the UN blaming the US for regional tensions. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/09/28/exp-tsr-todd-north-korea-hypersonic-missile-with-glider-warhead.cnn

Fact check: Was Biden advised to withdraw troops from Afghanistan?

President Joe Biden says his military advisors did not recommend that he keep troops in Afghanistan. His military advisors say they did.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/28/fact-check-biden-military-advisors-afghanistan-mh-orig.cnn

Milley defends Trump-era calls to Chinese counterpart in congressional Afghanistan hearing



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/afghanistan-testimony-intl-092822/

'No Time to Die' marks the end of Daniel Craig's service with a slightly bloated Bond film

After 25 movies over 60 years, billing a James Bond adventure as the end of something requires a certain leap of faith. Still, Daniel Craig's yeoman service comes to its conclusion with "No Time to Die," a big and length-wise bloated epic that includes the desired bells and whistles, which, despite its flaws, should buy the movie considerable goodwill from an audience that has waited (and waited) for it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/entertainment/no-time-to-die-review/index.html

'Problematic': Borger on Biden's relationship with generals

CNN's Gloria Borger breaks down President Joe Biden's "problematic" history with the nation's top generals following testimony on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/28/biden-obama-military-generals-borger-sot-lead-vpx.cnn

The story behind Trump's mysterious 2019 Walter Reed trip revealed

Former President Donald Trump's secret visit to Walter Reed in 2019 appeared to be for a routine colonoscopy, according to Stephanie Grisham, Trump's former press secretary and first lady Melania Trump's chief of staff. CNN's Kate Bennett and Jake Tapper discuss.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/09/28/donald-trump-walter-reed-stephanie-grisham-book-lead-vpx.cnn

Man pulls knife after driver skips gas line in London

A shortage of tanker drivers in the UK has caused gas stations to run out of fuel and long lines at those stations that have it available.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/28/uk-gas-shortage-fight-orig-jk.cnn

Greta Thunberg roasts world leaders for being 'blah, blah, blah' on climate action

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders -- including US President Joe Biden and the UK's Boris Johnson -- at a youth climate summit in Milan on Tuesday, saying the last 30 years of climate action had amounted to "blah, blah, blah."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/world/greta-thunberg-climate-intl/index.html

Gen. Milley details his phone calls with Chinese counterpart

Top US General Mark Milley offered a full-throated defense of his behavior during the last days of the Trump administration, including a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart, as he and other senior military officials appeared before lawmakers for a hearing about the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/28/general-mark-milley-china-trump-capitol-hill-nr-ldn-vpx.cnn

The United States is heading for a cliff -- and taking the world with it

It's a game of chicken with the global economy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/world/meanwhile-in-america-september-28-intl/index.html

'A little bit of comedy': John King on Gen. Milley's reply to senator

Hear Gen. Mark Milley reply after Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asked him to confirm whether he had spoken with several journalists for their books in the waning days of Donald Trump's administration.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/28/mark-milley-costa-woodward-peril-ip-ldn-vpx.cnn

Dutch police arrest and release former far-right party member amid reports of plan to attack PM

Police in the Netherlands have arrested and released a former member of a far-right political party after Prime Minister Mark Rutte's security detail suspected him of behaving suspiciously, according to the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Hague.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/europe/far-right-attack-plan-netherlands-prime-minister-mark-rutte-intl-scli/index.html

WHO employees took part in Congo sex abuses in Ebola crisis, report says

More than 80 aid workers including some employed by the World Health Organization (WHO) were involved in incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation during an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an independent commission said on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/africa/who-aid-workers-sexual-abuse-congo-intl/index.html

Three Polish regions repeal 'LGBT-free' declarations

Three Polish regional councils voted on Monday to repeal motions declaring their provinces "LGBT-free zones," state-run news agency PAP reported, after the European Union threatened to withdraw funding.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/world/polish-regions-repeal-lgbt-free-declarations-intl/index.html

R. Kelly victims react to verdict: 'I'm ready to start living my life free from fear'



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/r-kelly-int-0928/

Monday, September 27, 2021

New York prepares to deploy National Guard to plug health care worker shortages as vaccine mandate begins

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she plans to sign an executive order to give herself the power to address any health care worker shortages when the state's health care vaccine mandate goes into effect overnight Monday into Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/us/ny-health-care-vaccine-mandate/index.html

A Capitol Hill reckoning for top US general may again put Trump's political storms on full display

Former President Donald Trump shows every sign of aspiring to a new presidency that would shake America's democracy to its core. But a highly charged congressional hearing Tuesday will underscore the institutional and political wreckage still smoldering in the wake of his first White House term.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/politics/mark-milley-donald-trump-capitol-hill/index.html

DHS whistleblower shares the 3 intel topics Trump admin covered up

Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Brian Murphy says appointees during the Trump administration covered up intelligence about Russian interference, White supremacy, and the Southern border because the topics made the former president look bad.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/28/dhs-whistleblower-brian-murphy-trump-admin-manipulated-intel-intv-keilar-newday-vpx.cnn

Obama weighs in on spending bill stalemate

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the spending bill, arguing the wealthiest Americans can afford to pick up the tab for the $3.5 trillion bill.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/28/barack-obama-biden-spending-bill-sot-dons-take-dlt-vpx.cnn

See moment Macron gets hit by egg thrown from crowd

French President Emmanuel Macron was hit with an egg while attending a hospitality event in Lyon, France on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/27/macron-hit-with-egg-lon-orig-tp.cnn

She took part in one of the most secretive missions of the Afghanistan evacuation

CNN's Alex Marquardt explores the escape of Shaqaiq Birashk, an Afghan-American who worked for the Afghan government and on a US-funded project. She left Afghanistan in one of the most secretive operations in the US evacuation of the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/28/afghan-american-escape-marquardt-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

Canada and China in heated spat at UN over allegations of hostage diplomacy

A heated back-and-forth between China and Canada kicked off in the final hours of the UN General Assembly Monday, after Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau referenced the "two Michaels" recently released from detention in China.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/world/canada-china-un-kovrig-spavor-intl-hnk/index.html

Florida woman is missing, and a man police were looking for appears to have killed himself

A man who police believe entered the apartment of an Orlando woman before she went missing was found dead at an apartment complex in Seminole County on Monday, Orange County Sheriff John Mina said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/us/florida-missing-woman-miya-marcano/index.html

Controversial Obama presidential library is a cause for celebration

On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will attend the groundbreaking of the 44th president's center in Chicago. Some of the veterans from his administration will be joining him for a livestream event. "This is not your parents' or your grandparents' presidential library," said Valerie Jarrett, president of the Obama Foundation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/opinions/obama-presidential-library-groundbreaking-zelizer/index.html

How should you time your flu and Covid-19 shots? Dr. Fauci explains

Is it safe to get a coronavirus vaccine or vaccine booster shot at the same time as the flu shot? Dr. Anthony Fauci weighs in on the timing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/09/27/covid-19-vaccine-booster-flu-shot-timing-dr-fauci-sot-tsr-vpx.cnn

Ford making its biggest single manufacturing investment ever to build electric vehicle factories

Ford Motor Co. and South Korea-based energy company SK Innovations are investing $11.4 billion to build two new enormous manufacturing campuses for electric vehicles, creating more than 10,000 new jobs and representing Ford's largest-ever single manufacturing investment in the company's 118-year history.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/business/ford-electric-vehicle-factories/index.html

Woman charged with starting California while trying to boil water

A woman who was attempting to hike to Canada is facing charges connected with the Fawn Fire, which authorities say she started while trying to boil drinking water, according to a criminal complaint from the Shasta County District Attorney's Office in California.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/us/fawn-fire-california-charges/index.html

Both sides playing on fears as Virginia governor's race goes negative

The Virginia gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin is highlighting early warning signs for Democrats about what lies ahead for the 2022 midterm elections. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/27/virginia-governors-race-mcauliffe-youngkin-zeleny-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

North Korea launched unidentified projectile, South says

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/asia/north-korea-projectile-intl/index.html

R. Kelly convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking



source https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/r-kelly-trial-verdict-09-27-21/index.html

R. Kelly faces decades in prison on federal charges



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/us/r-kelly-verdict/index.html

Man charged with Sabina Nessa's murder

A 36-year-old man has been charged with the murder of school teacher Sabina Nessa in southeast London, London's Metropolitan police said Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/europe/sabina-nessa-man-charged-intl/index.html

Hear how Angela Merkel's potential replacement plans to fill her shoes

Germany's left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) will begin negotiations to form a ruling coalition after preliminary results showed the party narrowly winning the largest share of parliamentary seats following Sunday's federal election. CNN's Fred Pleitgen spoke with Olaf Scholz (the SPD leader), the frontrunner who described how he would partner with the US and NATO.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/27/olaf-scholz-germany-ruling-coalition-talks-pleitgen-oneworld-intl-vpx.cnn

A dangerous new era of superpower confrontation was signaled this weekend

China wasn't even pretending.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/world/meanwhile-in-america-september-27-intl/index.html

World's most dangerous bird raised by humans 18,000 years ago, study suggests

The earliest bird reared by humans may have been a cassowary -- often called the world's most dangerous bird because of its long, dagger-like toe.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/world/early-humans-raised-cassowary-chicks-scn/index.html

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls for unvaccinated players to be removed from teams

If NBA players are not vaccinated, they shouldn't be on the team, basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told Rolling Stone.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/us/kareem-abdul-jabbar-nba-vaccines-spt-trnd/index.html

Sunday, September 26, 2021

What we were not allowed to see at R. Kelly's trial

Before the federal trial for R. Kelly even began, it has been shrouded in secrecy, with journalists and the public barred from the courtroom where prosecutors laid out their racketeering case against the singer -- charges that could send him to prison for decades.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/us/r-kelly-trial-public-not-allowed-to-see/index.html

See inside SPD headquarters after exit poll

CNN's Salma Abdelaziz reports from the SPD headquarters after a Forschungsgruppe Wahlen exit poll shown on CNN affiliate n-tv suggests the SPD has narrowly come out on top in the German elections, at 26%. Second is the CDU at 24%, followed by the Greens at 14.5%, the FDP at 12% and the AfD at 10%.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/26/germany-election-exit-poll-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Russia: Mali plans to hire our mercenaries

Mali plans to hire private Russian mercenaries to assist with security in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/world/mali-russian-mercenaries-intl/index.html

Fareed Zakaria: 'The complexity of the China challenge'

In the wake of the creation of the US-UK-Australia security pact, Fareed gives his take on the challenges ahead for America's "pivot to Asia."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/09/26/gps-0926-fareeds-take.cnn

See what's happening to Afghan refugees arriving in the UK

After fleeing the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, some refugees are seeking a new life in the UK. CNN's Nada Bashir reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/26/afghan-refugees-britain-nada-bashir-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Russian jets escort US bomber after it reportedly approached Russian airspace

Russian fighter jets were scrambled to escort a US Air Force plane that reportedly approached Russian airspace over the Pacific Ocean, Russian state news agency TASS said Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/politics/russian-fighter-jets-escorted-us-air-force-bombers/index.html

Tapper calls out McEnany for blaming Biden for murder rate under Trump

CNN's Jake Tapper says former Trump White House Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany's tweet blaming President Joe Biden for a murder rate that occurred during the Trump administration is an example of partisans on both sides of the aisle who use upsetting news to launch political attacks.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/26/tapper-kayleigh-mcenany-biden-murder-rate-tweet-sotu-sot-vpx.cnn

Vanuatu will seek International Court of Justice opinion on climate protection

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu wants the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to weigh in the rights of current and future residents to be protected from climate change.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/asia/vanuatu-climate-change-protection-rights-intl/index.html

Iceland elects Europe's first women-majority parliament

Iceland has voted more women than men into its parliament, a first in Europe, in a national election that saw the ruling left-right coalition strengthen its majority, final results showed on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/europe/iceland-women-majority-parliament-intl/index.html

The roots of the Murdaugh family crime saga run deep through these US towns. But no one wants to talk about it

The store clerk asked, "Can I help you?" But it sounded more like, "What the hell are you doing here?"

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/us/murdaugh-family-murders-deaths/index.html

Trump went all-out to win farmer support. Now they're all in on Biden's infrastructure plan

Former President Donald Trump sent billions in federal aid in a bid to win over America's farmers -- but now they're all for President Joe Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, in hopes it will mean fixing roads and bridges critical to the delivery of food to the rest of the nation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/politics/infrastructure-bill-republican-support-farmers/index.html

Can Europe power the recovery as US and China stumble?

The United States and China have each taken turns powering the global economic recovery from the pandemic. Is Europe next?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

Mother and toddler fall to their deaths at baseball stadium, police say

A mother and her young son fell to their deaths at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres baseball team, minutes before a game Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the San Diego Police Department.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/us/petco-park-fall-mother/index.html

Drone footage shows immense scale of search area in Brian Laundrie hunt

Following the disappearance and then the discovery of the body of Gabby Petito in Wyoming, dozens of local and federal officers have searched in a swampy Florida nature reserve for her 23-year-old fiancé Brian Laundrie.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/25/brian-laundrie-search-carlton-reserve-florida-gabby-petito-nr-vpx.cnn

Lewis Hamilton claims historic F1 victory

Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula 1 driver ever to reach 100 wins after he finished first at a drama-packed Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/motorsport/lewis-hamilton-100-win-russian-gp-spt-intl/index.html

Trump suggests Stacey Abrams might make better governor than Kemp at rally

At a rally in Perry, Georgia, former President Donald Trump suggested that Democrat Stacey Abrams would make a better governor than Republican Gov. Brian Kemp who defeated Abrams in the state's 2018 gubernatorial election and refused to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/26/trump-stacey-abrams-kemp-georgia-governor-rally-sot-analysis-bts-ip-vpx.cnn

Portland police chief says he got over 1,200 calls for help in one weekend

As the city of Portland's police force experiences a staffing shortage, organizations like Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center are stepping up to help stop the city's uptick in gun violence. CNN's Ryan Young reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/22/portland-gun-violence-young-dnt-vpx.cnn

Rep. Jayapal recounts emotional Oval Office moment

Rep. Pramila Jayapal speaks to CNN's Jake Tapper about the emotional Oval Office moment she shared with President Joe Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/26/rep-pramila-jayapal-immigration-oval-office-biden-moment-sotu-vpx.cnn

CNN anchor explains how Trump's election lies will affect future elections

CNN's Pamela Brown takes a look at how former President Donald Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election will affect the next presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/25/donald-trump-big-lie-government-ftr-sot-vpx.cnn

Exit polls show tight race to replace Merkel as voting ends in German election



source https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/germany-elections-news-results-09-26-21-intl/index.html

London police make new arrest in Sabina Nessa murder investigation

The arrest of a man in connection with the murder of teacher Sabina Nessa is a "significant development" in the case, London's Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/uk/sabina-nessa-suspect-arrest-intl-gbr/index.html

UK to offer more than 10,000 foreign workers temporary visas to tackle supply chain crisis

Up to 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers are to be offered temporary UK visas in an attempt to avoid supply chain disruptions ahead of Christmas, the government has said in a statement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/business/uk-workers-foreign-visas-intl/index.html

Germans vote in unpredictable election that will decide who succeeds Angela Merkel



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-germany-election-092621/

What we know about Gabby Petito's final days

Over the summer, Gabby Petito set out with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, to travel across the country in her white Ford van, planning to hit national parks throughout the western United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/us/what-we-know-gabby-petito-final-days/index.html

Climate change is intensifying the US border crisis. It will only get worse

In the face of political turmoil following the assassination of the country's president, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people and a tropical storm, Haitians are fleeing their country.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/us/climate-change-migration-border-haiti/index.html

Swiss to vote on allowing same-sex marriage in referendum

Voters in Switzerland, one of the last Western European countries that still bans gay marriage, will decide in a referendum on Sunday whether to allow same-sex couples to get married and adopt children.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/europe/switzerland-same-sex-marriage-referendum-intl/index.html

He ran for Zambian president five times and lost. Now he's basking in glow of historic win

Zambian leader Hakainde Hichilema is basking in the glow of his historic win in last month's election during his first visit to the United States as president.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/africa/zambia-president-hichilema-unga-intl/index.html

The Nigerian separatist movement being powered from a suburban London home

Tucked away down a quiet, leafy street in Peckham, southeast London, is the registered address of a movement seeking to break Nigeria apart.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/africa/nigeria-separatists-biafra-cmd-intl/index.html

Plans for Queen's Jubilee celebration at Windsor revealed

It's been a gloriously sunny week here in London and we had the pleasure of heading to Buckingham Palace to find out how plans to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne are coming along. As you might expect, organizers are pulling out all the stops for the celebrations to honor the sovereign's seven decades of service in 2022.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/uk/royal-news-newsletter-09-10-24-scli-gbr-cmd-intl/index.html

Freed from Canada, Huawei executive hailed as hero upon return to China

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who spent nearly three years in house arrest in Canada, returned home late Saturday, ending a prolonged extradition fight with the United States and sparking an outburst of national pride in China, where her release has been portrayed as a diplomatic victory for Beijing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/china/meng-wanzhou-china-arrival-intl-hnk/index.html

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Germans vote in tight general election race that will lead to new chancellor

Germans are heading to the polls Sunday to vote in a closely fought federal election that will, in the coming days or weeks, result in a new chancellor taking the helm of the world's fourth-largest economy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/europe/angela-merkel-german-chancellor-election-grm-intl/index.html

Australia's Victoria state records second-highest daily rise in virus cases

Australia's Victoria state reported 779 new COVID-19 infections and two deaths on Sunday, a decrease from the previous day's record high as the country's Prime Minister presses state leaders to be ready to reopen once they meet vaccination targets.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/australia/australia-victoria-covid-intl-hnk/index.html

Migration will continue as long as inequality persists, says Haiti's prime minister as Del Rio bridge crisis ends

The tens of thousands of people sheltering in the shadow of Texas's Del Rio bridge have gone, but their trials continue. And they will not be the last, as Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry warned on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/americas/ariel-henry-claude-joseph-haiti-chile-brazil-migrants-intl-latam/index.html

Sergio Garcia becomes player with most matches won in Ryder Cup history

Sergio Garcia made Ryder Cup history on Saturday, becoming the player with the most matches won in the famous competition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/golf/sergio-garcia-ryder-cup-history-spt-intl/index.html

Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger argue with officials in drop controversy at Ryder Cup

US pair Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger cut frustrated figures during their Saturday morning foursomes clash in the Ryder Cup after being denied a free drop by two sets of officials.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/golf/brooks-koepka-drop-controversy-ryder-cup-spt-intl/index.html

Taliban put alleged kidnappers' bodies on display

The Taliban in Afghanistan have put on public display the bodies of four men who were killed after they allegedly carried out a kidnapping in the western city of Herat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/asia/afghanistan-taliban-kidnappers-bodies-intl/index.html

Prince Andrew's attorneys acknowledge he has been served with US court papers

Prince Andrew's lawyers acknowledge he has been served with legal papers in a civil sexual assault case against him, as do lawyers for the woman accusing him of sexual abuse, according to documents filed Friday in New York federal court.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/us/prince-andrew-lawyers-us-court-papers-served-intl/index.html

Friday, September 24, 2021

AOC explains why voting 'present' on bill to fund Israel's Iron Dome moved her to tears

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez penned a letter to her constituents Friday explaining her emotional reaction to voting "present" on a bill funding Israel's Iron Dome Aerial Defense System this week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/politics/aoc-israel-iron-dome-vote-explanation/index.html

UK and France reheat one of the world's oldest rivalries at a risky time for both

In the week that world leaders gathered in New York City for the UN General Assembly, one person's absence cast a long shadow over what was already set to be a tense few days.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/europe/uk-france-spat-could-have-consequences-intl-gbr-cmd/index.html

Two Canadians imprisoned by China have been released, Prime Minister Trudeau says

Two Canadians detained by China for nearly three years have been released, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday night.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/asia/canada-china-kovrig-spavor-release-intl-hnk/index.html

Colombia seizes nearly 3,500 shark fins bound for Hong Kong

Colombian authorities said on Friday they have confiscated a shipment of 3,493 shark fins which were to be illegally trafficked to Hong Kong from Bogota's airport.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/americas/colombia-shark-fin-hong-kong-intl-hnk/index.html

Coroner identifies remains inside 500-pound alligator as man who went missing after Hurricane Ida

A Louisiana coroner has identified the remains found inside a 504-pound alligator as Timothy Satterlee Sr., 71, who went missing last month as he walked in floodwaters following Hurricane Ida.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/us/coroner-identifies-missing-louisiana-man-killed-alligator/index.html

This country claims it hasn't had a single Covid-19 case. Activists say that's a lie

In the nearly two years since the pandemic began, Turkmenistan has not seen a single case of Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/asia/turkmenistan-covid-free-nations-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

CNN reporter says Steve Bannon's admission creates a 'huge problem'

Steve Bannon appeared to admit on his podcast to talking with former President Trump about "killing" Biden's presidency "in the crib" in the days before the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/24/steve-bannon-admission-january-6-biden-newday-vpx.cnn

Migrant: 'We thought they would free us, but they shackled us'

CNN's Melissa Bell reports from Port-au-Prince, where migrants are being flown back as a migrant camp in Del Rio, Texas, is cleared.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/24/haiti-migrant-deportation-bell-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

Team US in the driver's seat after strong opening day at Ryder Cup

Powered by a raucous home crowd, Team US took a strong 6-2 lead at the 43rd Ryder Cup.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/golf/ryder-cup-day-one-wrap-spt-intl/index.html

A gravestone missing for almost 150 years was being used as a marble slab to make fudge

A turned-over gravestone served as the perfect surface to make fudge for a woman living in Michigan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/us/gravestone-returned-after-missing-150-years-trnd/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



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

Minority families using #GabbyPetito to gain attention for missing loved ones

In the wake of national interest surrounding the case of Gabby Petito, minority families are calling out the disparities in cases where the missing person is White compared with those involving Black and brown people.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/24/missing-minorities-broaddus-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

He ran for president 5 times and lost. Why sixth time was different

CNN's Larry Madowo speaks to Zambian President Hakaine Hichilema about why he succeeded in his sixth presidential bid, the country's financial prospects and the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/24/zambia-president-hakainde-hichilema-coronavirus-imf-madowo-oneworld-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

New York City police officers rescue man stranded during flooding

CNN's Brynn Gingras interviews NYPD police officer Sergeant Matthew Moschetto and his experience performing water rescues during the massive flooding from Hurricane Ida.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/24/new-york-city-flooding-police-water-rescue-early-start-vpx.cnn

Pilot left dangling in power lines after crash

A Georgia pilot was rescued from power lines after his small plane crashed.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/24/georgia-plane-crash-power-lines-mxp-vpx.hln

Biden decides it would be inappropriate to assert executive privilege in January 6 investigation

President Joe Biden has determined he will not assert executive privilege to shield Trump-era records from being seen by a congressional committee investigating the January 6 insurrection attempt, the White House said on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/politics/biden-trump-white-house-executive-privilege/index.html

Situation becoming 'dire' at US airbase in Germany housing approximately 2,000 pregnant Afghan refugees

The task of accommodating 10,000 Afghan refugees, including approximately 2,000 pregnant women, is putting facilities at Ramstein airbase in Germany under tremendous strain as nighttime temperatures drop toward freezing and what was meant to be a 10-day temporary stay is stretching into weeks, with one US source familiar with the situation describing it as becoming "dire."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/politics/ramstein-airbase-afghan-refugees/index.html

Even Biden caught off guard by his administration's foreign policy crises

When French officials erupted in anger last week after being left out of a US-led security pact with Australia and the UK, much of Washington was caught off guard -- including President Joe Biden, according to people familiar with his reaction.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/politics/biden-foreign-policy-crises-off-guard/index.html

Michael K. Williams died of an accidental overdose, medical examiner determines

Actor Michael K. Williams died from "acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine," the New York City Medical Examiner's Officer has determined.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/entertainment/michael-k-williams-cause-of-death/index.html

Trump-backed Arizona election audit confirms the obvious: Biden won

Donald Trump's effort to destroy confidence in America's elections suffered a serious setback late Thursday after a draft of the sham review ordered by Arizona Republicans confirmed that he had lost to President Joe Biden in the state's critical Maricopa County. But the ex-President's relentless campaign of lies took on new life as he prompted Texas to review its own vote counts -- even though he easily won the state.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/politics/donald-trump-elections-texas-arizona-president-joe-biden/index.html

Derek Chauvin will appeal his conviction in the death of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin plans to appeal his conviction earlier this year on charges in the murder of George Floyd.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/us/derek-chauvin-appeal-conviction-george-floyd/index.html

What we know about the Queen's Jubilee celebrations at Windsor

It's been a gloriously sunny week here in London and we had the pleasure of heading to Buckingham Palace to find out how plans to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne are coming along. As you might expect, organizers are pulling out all the stops for the celebrations to honor the sovereign's seven decades of service in 2022.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/uk/royal-news-newsletter-09-10-24-scli-gbr-cmd-intl/index.html

These Chinese villages are paying couples to have more children

With China facing a looming demographic crisis, the government last month passed into law a three-child policy raising the permitted limit on family sizes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/china/three-child-cash-incentive-intl-hnk/index.html

18 US states have still not vaccinated at least half of their residents

With a surge in new Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, health officials and state leaders have ratcheted up their calls for the public to be vaccinated before winter arrives while the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved booster shots for an expanded number of Americans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Fox's Tucker Carlson played Biden sound out of context. Hear what Biden really said

CNN's Don Lemon says Fox News' Tucker Carlson is using what's happening at the border to push a theory that falsely claims that white Americans are being intentionally replaced by Black and brown migrants.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/09/24/tucker-carlson-biden-immigration-dons-take-dlt-vpx.cnn

Taiwan says China is a 'bully' after one of the largest PLA warplane incursions yet

Taiwan on Thursday accused China of "bullying" after Beijing sent a total of 24 warplanes into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the third-largest incursion in the past two years of heightened tensions between Beijing and Taipei.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/asia/taiwan-china-warplane-flights-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

China bristles as AUKUS deal makes Australia more than just an irritant

Australia has grown used to standing up to that aggression and has paid the price for showing other nations how to do it. But as the AUKUS deal with the US and the UK promises the latest weapons of war, has Australia grown to be more than just an irritant to China? CNN's Anna Coren has more.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/24/china-australia-aukus-coren-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

North Korea says South Korea's call to declare end of Korean War is premature

South Korea's call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of "US hostile policy" toward Pyongyang, North Korean state media KCNA reported on Friday, citing Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/asia/north-korea-kcna-end-of-korean-war-intl-hnk/index.html

Children locked up for the political beliefs of their parents

Five-year-old Su Htet Waing often wakes up crying for her mother and older sister.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/asia/myanmar-family-prison-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

What's next for Evergrande: Bailout, breakup or default?

The fate of ailing Chinese developer Evergrande remains up in the air after a deadline came and went Thursday without an update from the company on whether it plans to pay nearly $84 million interest owed to bondholders.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/business/evergrande-what-next-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

CNN Hero delivers water, power and sanitation to those who need it most

Growing up in Barranquilla, Colombia, Jenifer Colpas was mostly shielded from the poverty outside her door.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/americas/colombia-water-electricity-poverty-rural-communities-cnnheroes/index.html

Legal analyst on how Jan. 6 committee subpoenas could play out

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig explains how the first four subpoenas from the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection could play out legally.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/24/jan-6-committee-subpoenas-honig-sot-ebof-vpx.cnn

Here's what we know in the search for Brian Laundrie

An arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie for his activities after Gabby Petito's death was issued by the US District Court of Wyoming. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/23/arrest-warrant-brian-laundrie-law-enforcement-gabby-petito-santiago-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn

'They put chains on our feet': Haitian migrant on experience at border

CNN's Melissa Bell speaks with some migrants deported back to Haiti after making the long and treacherous journey to the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/23/haitian-migrant-deportations-lead-bell-dnt-vpx.cnn

'Grow up': Boris Johnson urges the world to face climate change in UNGA speech

Humanity needs to "grow up" and deal with the issue of climate change, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/23/unga-boris-johnson-climate-change-grow-up-sot-intl-vpx.cnn

Late-night TV host's words get him 'canceled' by BTS fans

BTS fans zap late-night TV host James Corden for making jokes about K-Pop's biggest boy band's visit to the UN General Assembly. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/09/23/bts-army-cancels-james-corden-un-general-assembly-comments-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

The roots of QAnon run deeper than you think

The roots of QAnon tap into centuries-old conspiracy theories with echoes of anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic bigotry. In the latest "Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat," Avlon traces how far back these false beliefs go and explores the present-day implications with CNN's Donie O'Sullivan.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/09/23/qanon-roots-reality-check-orig.cnn-business

Biden is bringing together Japan, Australia and India to stare down China

Forget France, AUKUS and nuclear-powered submarines -- one of the most important moments for the future of US influence in Asia is due to take place on Friday in Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/asia/us-china-india-australia-japan-quad-intl-hnk/index.html

At least 1 dead, 14 others injured after shooting at supermarket

At least one person was killed and 14 others injured in a shooting at a Kroger in Collierville, Tennessee, police officials said Thursday afternoon.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/us/tennessee-colliersville-shooting/index.html

Four Trump loyalists subopenaed by Jan. 6 committee



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/jan-6-investigation-intl-092321/

CNN reporter shows rallygoer video of Jan. 6 attack. See his reaction

CNN reporter Shimon Prokupecz spoke to a rallygoer at a right-wing rally in support of the Capitol rioters about the January 6 attack.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/18/right-wing-rally-jan-6-insurrectionists-rallygoer-prokupecz-nr-vpx.cnn

More than 40 children with non-Haitian passports deported to Haiti, says International Organization for Migration

Dozens of children with non-Haitian passports have been sent to Haiti as part of the US government's massive deportation operation this week, according to the International Organization for Migration.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/americas/haitian-kids-deportees-intl-latam/index.html

House approves $1 billion for Israel's Iron Dome defense system

The House on Thursday easily approved a bill to provide funding for Israel's Iron Dome after it was removed from a separate bill to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the nation's borrowing limit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/politics/iron-dome-house-vote/index.html

Man assaults nurse who vaccinated his wife against Covid-19

Police are looking for a man in Canada they say punched a nurse in the face multiple times, knocking her to the ground after she administered a Covid-19 vaccine to his wife without his permission.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/americas/covid-vaccine-assault-nurse-canada-trnd/index.html

Inside the exquisite linguistic ceasefire between the US and France

Benjamin Franklin would have been proud. An exquisite linguistic ceasefire between the US and France was crafted this week in the finest tradition of the founding father and diplomat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/world/meanwhile-in-america-september-23-intl-latam/index.html

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

'Shot across Trump's bow from political dynasty': Reporter on Bush fundraiser

CNN's Brian Todd reports on former President George W. Bush's recent move in apparent opposition to former President Donald Trump. Bush plans to hold a fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who lost her House leadership role for rejecting former President Trump's election lies.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/22/donald-trump-george-bush-liz-cheney-todd-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn

Marines' gesture to woman stuck in flood waters draws over 4 million views

This TikTok video went viral showing US Marines walking toward a vehicle on a side of a flooded roadway.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/22/marines-rescue-flooded-roadway-tiktok-orig-jm.cnn

This CEO will move unhappy employees out of Texas

The Salesforce CEO says it's important to him that employees who object to Texas' new anti-abortion law have the freedom to move out of state.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/09/22/marc-benioff-salesforce-texas-anti-abortion-law-gr-orig.cnn

Anxious Democrats float Plan B: Raise debt ceiling on party-line vote

A number of key Democrats say that their party should take matters into its own hands and raise the national debt limit by itself once Republicans block their plans as expected in the Senate, underscoring the lack of options facing the White House and Democratic leaders in the face of stiff GOP resistance.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/politics/democrats-reaction-debt-ceiling/index.html

San Jose State University agrees to pay $1.6M to students who alleged sexual assault by trainer, Justice Department says

San Jose State University will pay a total of about $1.6 million to some of the female students and student-athletes who alleged they were sexually assaulted or harassed by a campus athletic trainer over more than a decade, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/us/san-jose-state-university-sexual-harassment/index.html

Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing director and Black cinema champion, has died

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing African-American director who helped champion a new wave of modern Black cinema in the 1970s, has died, his son announced Wednesday. He was 89.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/entertainment/melvin-van-peebles-obit/index.html

Chaos at Haiti airport after US deports migrants



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/haiti-intl-092221/

FDA authorizes booster dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and older

The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would grant emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older, people at high risk of severe disease and people whose jobs put them at risk of infection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/health/fda-authorizes-covid-booster-bn/index.html

Migrants cross Rio Grande during CNN reporter's liveshot

Haitian migrants cross the Rio Grande River back and forth between Mexico and the US as CNN's Matt Rivers reports the crisis at the US-Mexico border is deepening.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/22/haitian-migrants-cross-mexico-us-border-rivers-intl-tsr-vpx.cnn

Dive team arrives at scene of search for Gabby Petito's fiance

A law enforcement underwater dive team arrived at a nature reserve in Florida on Wednesday as part of the search for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fiancé who has been missing for several days.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/us/gabby-petito-brian-laundrie-update-wednesday/index.html

US lawmakers storm out of classified Afghanistan briefing

Multiple lawmakers angrily stormed out of a classified briefing with members of the Biden administration on Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the briefing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/politics/lawmakers-storm-out-afghanistan-briefing/index.html

Top US general meets with his Russian counterpart in Finland

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley met his Russian counterpart for about six hours Wednesday in a "productive" meeting in Helsinki at a time of heightened tensions between the US and Russia.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/politics/milley-russia-meeting-finland/index.html

Biden called for diplomacy over conflict at the UN General Assembly. Here's how world leaders responded

In his United National General Assembly debut on Tuesday, United States President Joe Biden declared a "new era" of US diplomacy, making a case for international cooperation as the world stands at an "inflection point in history."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/world/biden-unga-speech-international-response-intl/index.html

Millions of deaths could be avoided under new air quality guidelines, WHO says

New air quality guidelines published on Wednesday by the World Health Organization could prevent millions of deaths globally each year, the UN agency said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/world/air-pollution-climate-change-health/index.html

Around 20% of Nigerian workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, official figures show

Around 20% of workers in Nigeria have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19, the government's statistics office said on Tuesday, outlining the impact of the pandemic on businesses in Africa's most populous nation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/africa/nigerians-lost-jobs-covid-intl/index.html

Aide to Ukraine's president survives apparent assassination attempt

Shots were fired at the car of a top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky outside Kiev on Wednesday morning, in what police are calling an assassination attempt.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/europe/serhiy-shefir-aide-ukraine-president-assassination-attempt-intl/index.html

Donald Trump sues niece Mary Trump and NYT reporters for disclosure of tax documents

Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in New York state court Tuesday against his niece Mary Trump, as well as several New York Times journalists, for the disclosure of his tax information that was published in several New York Times articles.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/politics/donald-trump-sues-mary-trump-new-york-times-tax-disclosure/index.html

Why everything changed for the Federal Reserve

Six weeks ago, the Federal Reserve was sending signals that it was time to start backing away from crisis-era support for the US economy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/investing/premarket-stocks-trading/index.html

Europe's gas crisis is also a renewables crisis, but there are ready solutions



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/europe-gas-crisis-22-09/

Cristiano Ronaldo set to overtake Lionel Messi as highest-paid footballer this season

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leapfrog long-term rival Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/sport/cristiano-ronaldo-lionel-messi-forbes-spt-intl/index.html

Hundreds storm Namibia parliament ahead of German genocide deal vote

Around 300 protesters stormed Namibia's parliament on Tuesday, as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $1 billion compensation offer from Germany to atone for its 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Nama people.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/africa/namibia-protest-german-genocide-intl/index.html

Migrant couple documents dangerous journey to the US

Cubans Aliuska Carballo Romero and Yoandri Calzadilla Darias were among the thousands of migrants held under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. They talk to CNN's Rosa Flores about that experience and their harrowing journey to the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/22/texas-del-rio-border-crisis-cuban-migrants-flores-dnt-ac360-vpx.cnn

Europe's gas crisis is also a renewables crisis, but there are ready solutions

European natural gas prices have soared so high that hundreds of millions of people could be facing cold homes or inflated energy bills over winter. There's also fears of a knock-on impact as carbon dioxide used in food production — a byproduct of fertilizer made with natural gas — also gets more expensive.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/business/europe-energy-gas-renewables-climate-cmd-intl/index.html

Germans shocked by killing of cashier after Covid mask row



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/covid-int-09-22/

UK bails out an American company to prevent food supply crisis

The UK government has agreed to subsidize a major US fertilizer manufacturer at a cost of several million pounds to taxpayers in order to restart carbon dioxide production vital to Britain's food supply.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/business/cf-industries-uk-co2-food-shortages/index.html

Salesforce's Indian rival Freshworks valued at $10 billion in Wall Street IPO

An Indian company that wants to rival Salesforce is launching an initial public offering in the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/investing/freshworks-ipo-intl-hnk/index.html

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

New bombshells show Trump's coup threat was real and hasn't passed

A rush of new and shocking behind-the-scenes disclosures about how then-President Donald Trump sought to thwart the Constitution and the will of voters makes a clear case that America came closer to a coup earlier this year than previously known.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/politics/donald-trump-new-revelations/index.html

Between Covid-19 and the flu, health care professionals are bracing themselves for the winter ahead, expert says

The US is battling rising death tolls and strained hospital resources under the Covid-19 pandemic, and all that could be made more difficult by the upcoming flu season, health experts said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html

What does life after Merkel look like? Germans are set to decide in a tight election

Germans will file into polling stations to vote in an unpredictable federal election on Sunday -- but for the first time in nearly two decades, their longtime leader won't be in contention.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/22/europe/germany-election-explainer-cmd-intl/index.html

CNN goes inside Afghanistan's notorious prison in Bagram

CNN's Nic Robertson goes inside an abandoned US air base now under Taliban control and the notorious prison that once held thousands of detainees.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/21/afghanistan-abandoned-us-air-base-bagram-prison-robertson-intl-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

Trump put 'America first.' Hear how Biden's UN speech differed

In his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly, President Joe Biden promised to work with other countries around the world. See how that compares to former President Donald Trump's "America first" rhetoric in 2017.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/21/biden-trump-unga-comparison-orig-vf.cnn

Why global investors are focused on Evergrande

Concerns about potential contagion from Chinese real estate giant Evergrande's debt crisis is shaking markets. CNN's Clare Sebastian reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/09/21/markets-evergrande-stocks.cnnbusiness

DHS chief 'horrified' by images of US Border Patrol confronting migrants

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday said he was "horrified" by images that appear to show US Border Patrol agents on horseback confronting Haitian refugees at the US border.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/politics/alejandro-mayorkas-del-rio-border-cnntv/index.html

Four bodies found on Polish-Belarus border as spat over migrant crisis worsens

Four people have died on Poland's border with Belarus in recent days, amid accusations that the Belarusian government is funneling migrants to the European Union's eastern border in retaliation over western sanctions.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/europe/poland-belarus-migrant-crisis-intl/index.html

Boris Johnson admits he has six children

Boris Johnson has finally admitted that he has six children, a question he has previously dodged in numerous interviews and press conferences.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/uk/boris-johnson-admits-he-has-six-children-intl-gbr/index.html

Monday, September 20, 2021

Cleaning out the attic, journalist discovers two letters written to him by the Unabomber

As part of a pandemic project suggested by his wife, Jack Epstein began last month going through his papers that were taking up space in their attic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/us/long-lost-letters-by-unabomber-trnd/index.html

The key question Joe Biden must answer in his debut UN General Assembly speech

As President Joe Biden makes his presidential debut at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, the question is not whether America wants to lead the world any longer, but whether it can.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/politics/united-nations-speech-joe-biden/index.html

Why 'all eyes' will be on the Virginia suburbs this fall

Reassured by the results of California's gubernatorial recall election last week, Democrats now face tougher electoral tests this fall that will measure whether they can defend their most important political advance of the Donald Trump era.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/politics/democrats-suburbs-voters-virginia-california/index.html

Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fiancé, has been missing for a week. Here's why it's been so hard to find him

Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, has been missing for almost a week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/us/brian-laundrie-search-gabby-petito/index.html

Justin Trudeau will form next Canadian government, news outlets project

Several Canadian news outlets are projecting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party will form the next government.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/americas/canada-election-results-trudeau-o-toole-intl/index.html

Texas doctor who says he performed abortion sued in first known challenges under new law

A San Antonio doctor who wrote a Washington Post op-ed claiming that he had violated Texas' six-week abortion ban now faces at least two lawsuits brought against him under the ban, both brought by plaintiffs who say they oppose the new law.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/politics/texas-abortion-doctor-lawsuit/index.html

Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says

Covid-19 infections have continued to increase "exponentially" among children across the US, and now account for nearly 26% of all cases reported nationwide, according to data published Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/health/children-covid-cases-report/index.html

12,000 migrants have been waiting in makeshift camps under the Del Rio bridge in Texas

Standing in the sweltering Texas sun, Jameson Tilus held both of his children in his arms and described the desperate conditions under the Del Rio International Bridge.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/us/us-border-crisis-del-rio-texas/index.html

Chilling 911 call reveals missing woman's fight with fiancé

Newly obtained audio from a 911 call in Moab, Utah, reveals that Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie were reportedly fighting in their van on the street and a witness called authorities to report the incident.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/20/911-call-gabby-petito-brian-laundrie-santiago-tsr-sot-vpx.cnn

CNN goes on patrol with Taliban commander in busy Kabul district

A Taliban commander goes on a public relations offensive as he walks the busy streets of Kabul's financial district. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/20/taliban-leader-kabul-robertson-pkg-vpx-lead.cnn

Biden's UN challenge: Convince allies that he's not Trump

When President Joe Biden mounts the iconic green marble rostrum inside the hall of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, he will face an audience skeptical he really is as different from his predecessor as he likes to claim.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/politics/joe-biden-united-nations-donald-trump/index.html

This could be the most consequential week of Biden's presidency

President Joe Biden is facing a growing number of domestic and international policy issues ahead of his UN trip. CNN's Phil Mattingly reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/20/biden-un-trip-policy-issues-pkg-vpx-lead.cnn

BTS and their army of fans pop in on UN General Assembly

K-pop band BTS stopped by a United Nations meeting to speak and perform their song "Permission to Dance."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/20/bts-performance-united-nations-mh-orig.cnn

EU chief: Treatment of France 'not acceptable'

In an exclusive interview with Amanpour, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said "a lot of open questions" about the AUKUS deal have to be answered.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/09/20/amanpour-ursula-von-der-leyen-aukus-eu-france.cnn

Memo shows Trump lawyer's six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election

A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump's legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted the Electoral College votes by throwing out electors from seven states, according to the new book "Peril" from Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/politics/trump-pence-election-memo/index.html

Canada votes in snap election as Trudeau's polling edge evaporates

Polls opened in Canada on Monday for a tightly contested general election pitting incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against a conservative rival.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/americas/canada-election-day-trudeau-o-toole-intl/index.html

Poland ordered to pay $580,000 fine for each day coal mine remains open

Poland will have to pay a €500,000 ($586,000) fine for each day it continues extracting coal at an open-pit mine near the Czech and German borders, Europe's top court ruled Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/europe/poland-coal-mine-turow-fine-eu-intl/index.html

Boeing reportedly investigating empty tequila bottles found on a future Air Force One

Drinking alcohol and building planes don't really mix. That's why Boeing is reportedly investigating two small, empty tequila bottles that were found on one of the planes set to serve as the next Air Force One.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/business/boeing-air-force-one-tequila/index.html

Dow tumbles as Wall Street's fears turn to China

The Dow and the broader US stock market fell sharply Monday as Chinese real estate conglomerate Evergrande's debt crisis made American investors uneasy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/investing/dow-stock-market-evergrande-today/index.html

Police respond to shooting at Virginia high school

Police in Newport News, Virginia, said they responded to a shooting at Heritage High School late Monday morning.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/us/heritage-high-school-shooting-newport-news/index.html

Woman found injured on Croatian island doesn't know her name or how she got there

A woman has been found in a remote part of a Croatian island with no memory of who she is or how she got there.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/croatia-woman-krk-island-scli-intl/index.html

Indicted Trump Org. ex-CFO expects more indictments, his lawyer says

Allen Weisselberg -- the former Trump Organization CFO who has been charged by Manhattan prosecutors for an alleged tax evasion scheme -- is expecting that more indictments will be filed in the case, his lawyer said in court Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/politics/allen-weisselberg-trump-org-hearing-cy-vance-case/index.html

Anthony Johnson, 'Friday' actor and comedian, has died

Anthony "AJ" Johnson, an actor and comedian best known for his performance as Ezal in "Friday," has died, his representative LyNea Bell told CNN Monday. He was 55.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/entertainment/anthony-johnson-died/index.html

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Smerconish: What social media doesn't show us about Gabby Petito's life

CNN's Michael Smerconish says new revelations about the negative effects of Instagram and social media made him think about the case of Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old who has not been heard from since going on a road trip with her fiance.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/09/18/smerconish-gabby-petito-social-media-is-not-real-life-sot-vpx.cnn

China and the US were both born from armed conflict. They're now polar opposites on gun control

Last week, a 47-year-old man stormed into a law firm in China's Wuhan city and shot dead a lawyer who he had "some disputes with," according to Chinese state media. He then stuffed his gun, just under 20 inches (50 centimeters) long, into a tennis racket bag and left.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/china/gun-control-us-china-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

This is what happens to all the rats when cities flood

In the wake of Hurricane Ida, the pummeling rain that hit cities up and down the East Coast at the start of September overwhelmed storm drains, poured into subway stations and filled basements like bathtubs. The devastating human toll is well known. Less clear is what happened to the denizens of those cities' subterranean depths: the rats.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/world/rat-survival-floods-hurricane-scn/index.html

Jason Sudeikis zings 'SNL' boss Lorne Michaels in Emmys speech

"Ted Lasso" captured four Emmys and Jason Sudeikis won his first career Emmy for his starring role in the show. During an awkward moment in his speech, Sudeikis attempted to thank his former boss, Lorne Michaels.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2021/09/20/ted-lasso-jason-sudeikis-emmys-eg-orig.cnn

More people died in Alabama during 2020 than were born as Covid-19 deaths continue rising in the US

Alabama had more people die last year during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic than births, a top health official said, as the US continues to grapple with rising coronavirus cases and deaths.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

Trevor Noah rebukes Sean Hannity's vaccination advice

CNN's Brian Stelter speaks with Renee DiResta, Research Manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, and Yael Eisenstat, Future of Democracy Fellow at the Berggruen Institute, about people at home doing their own research into the Covid-19 vaccines.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/09/19/trevor-noah-sean-hannity-do-your-own-research-coronavirus-covid-19-stelter-rs-vpx.cnn

CNN reporter shows rallygoer video of Jan. 6 attack. See his reaction

CNN reporter Shimon Prokupecz spoke to a rallygoer at a right-wing rally in support of the Capitol rioters about the January 6 attack.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/09/18/right-wing-rally-jan-6-insurrectionists-rallygoer-prokupecz-nr-vpx.cnn

Democrats' tax plan puts their fragile majority at risk

Back in July I pointed out that the Democrats' massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation spending plan put their fragile congressional majorities at risk. Since then, and to make matters worse, House Democratic leaders tied passage of this partisan reconciliation spending to the painstakingly negotiated bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate last month, which now awaits consideration by the House. In other words, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which is desperately needed and has broad bipartisan support, is being held hostage until the votes are secured to pass the partisan $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/opinions/democrats-tax-plan-spending-dent/index.html

Vaccine gap stokes super spreader fears ahead of UN's first post-Covid meeting

US fears that this week's annual world leader jamboree at the United Nations could spark a super spreader event will highlight the stark inequality of global access to Covid-19 vaccines — even as developed nations begin offering booster shots.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/politics/president-joe-biden-united-nations-covid-19-diplomacy/index.html

Analysis: Netflix and streaming look to make history at the Emmys

Netflix has a chance to make history at this year's Emmys, nabbing early prizes for "The Crown" while some comedy honors went to the star player on another streaming service, Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso," giving the TV industry's main award a decidedly British flavor.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/tv-shows/emmys-2021-analysis/index.html

Manny Pacquiao says he will run for Philippine presidency in 2022

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's cozy relationship with China.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/asia/manny-pacquiao-run-president-intl-hnk/index.html

Scientists examine kids' unique immune systems as more fall victim to Covid

Eighteen months into the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Delta variant fueling a massive resurgence of disease, many hospitals are hitting a heartbreaking new low. They're now losing babies to the coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/health/kids-misc-scientists-study-khn-partner/index.html

Afghanistan's women judges are in hiding, fearing reprisal attacks from men they jailed

Tugging at the folds of the traditional hijab dress, two young sisters jostle and laugh to try to get their mother's attention as she fries onions on the stove.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/asia/afghanistan-women-judges-hnk-dst-intl/index.html

What to expect tonight at the Emmys



source https://www.cnn.com/webview/entertainment/live-news/emmy-awards-2021/index.html

Red carpet photos from the Emmy Awards



source https://cnn.it/3Exfior

'We want justice,' say the family of 10 civilians killed in a US airstrike that officials now say was 'a mistake'

Emal Ahmadi knew his brother Zamarai wasn't the ISIS-K facilitator that American officials portrayed him to be in the days after his death. Now, at last, the whole world knows that too.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/asia/afghanistan-kabul-us-airstrike-family-intl-cmd/index.html

Chris Rock says he has Covid. 'Trust me you don't want this,' comedian tweets

Comedian and actor Chris Rock revealed Sunday that he has tested positive for Covid-19, and he is using the opportunity to urge others to get vaccinated against the virus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/entertainment/chris-rock-covid-positive/index.html

US military aircraft crashes in Lake Worth, Texas

A military training aircraft crashed in Lake Worth, Texas, on Sunday, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/us/plane-crash-lake-worth-texas/index.html

Covid-19 origins: Why the search for the source is vital

No clear culprit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/health/covid-19-origins-documentary/index.html

Volcano erupts on La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands

The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, erupted Sunday, after several earthquakes were felt over the weekend.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/europe/spain-canary-islands-volcano-eruption-intl/index.html

The US military needs to do more than apologize for its deadly 'mistake' in Kabul

On August 29, a US drone strike killed 10 members of one family in Kabul. That same day, the Pentagon announced that the operation successfully targeted a suicide bomber affiliated with ISIS-K, who had allegedly filled a car with explosives as part of a suspected plan to attack the Hamid Karzai International Airport, where US troops raced to complete their evacuation operation a day before their deadline.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/opinions/us-drone-strike-in-kabul-rothenberg/index.html

Officer catches a 1-month-old baby dropped from 2nd floor balcony, authorities say

A police officer caught a 1-month-old baby dropped from a second-floor balcony in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Saturday morning, according to authorities.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/us/baby-thrown-balcony-jersey-city/index.html

Breyer defends state of Supreme Court in interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria

As the Supreme Court finds itself in an unwelcome political spotlight at the start of a new term, Justice Stephen Breyer defended the institution Sunday in an interview on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," insisting that the court is driven not by political considerations, but by judicial philosophy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/politics/breyer-fareed-zakaria-gps/index.html

3 people were shot at a Pennsylvania baby shower after an argument over gifts, police say

Three people were shot and wounded at a baby shower in Pennsylvania Saturday evening after an argument over gifts, Lower Burrell Police Chief John Marhefka said in a press briefing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/us/baby-shower-shooting/index.html

Texas doctor says he violated the state's strict new abortion law

A Texas doctor is publicly revealing that he violated a state law that bans abortions after six weeks and says he is inviting legal challenges under the controversial law, which has so far withstood efforts by pro-abortion rights supporters to block it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/politics/texas-doctor-violated-abortion-ban/index.html

China's birthrate just hit another record low. But the worst is yet to come

China's birthrate in 2020 has hit another record low -- and there's no indication things are about to pick up anytime soon. source...