Sunday, January 31, 2021

Kim Jong Un cannot denuclearize, former North Korean diplomat says

North Korea's former acting ambassador to Kuwait believes Kim Jong Un will not give up his nuclear arsenal, but may be willing to negotiate an arms reduction for relief from the international sanctions crippling Pyongyang's economy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/asia/north-korea-ryu-hyeon-woo-intl-hnk/index.html

Single Covid case in Western Australia leads to 5-day lockdown for 2 million

Parts of Western Australia went into a five-day lockdown Sunday, after a hotel security tested positive for coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/australia/western-australia-covid-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html

Beautiful Italian town sells ready-to-occupy homes at bargain prices

If you've been tempted to pick up one of the dilapidated houses offered for sale in Italy for little more than $1 but had second thoughts about the hassle of renovating it, one town has an offer that might just tempt you.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/biccari-italy-cheap-houses/index.html

Blake Lively says she felt 'insecure' about her body after the birth of her third child and struggled finding clothes that fit

Blake Lively wants you to know that being a celebrity does not necessarily make her immune to feeling insecure.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/entertainment/blake-lively-body-baby-instagram-trnd/index.html

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained, says ruling party spokesman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top government figures have been detained, a spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy told CNN on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/world/myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-detained-intl/index.html

Skier found dead after being buried by an avalanche in Utah

A skier died after being buried by an avalanche Saturday in the backcountry of Summit County, Utah.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/us/skier-buried-avalanche-utah-summit-county-trnd/index.html

Connecticut man arrested for 2004 murder of 16-year-old girl

Police in Waterbury, Connecticut, arrested and charged a local man for the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose 2004 death had long been unsolved.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/us/connecticut-cold-case-murder/index.html

Ongoing siege following car explosion at hotel gate in Somalia's capital

Somalia security forces are fighting armed gunmen to end a siege at a hotel in the east African country's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, according to police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/africa/somalia-hotel-siege-intl/index.html

Disproportionate number of current and former military personnel arrested in Capitol attack, CNN analysis shows

Active military personnel and veterans are over-represented among the first 150 people to be arrested and have records released for federal offenses in the violence and insurrection at the US Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/us/capitol-riot-arrests-active-military-veterans-soh/index.html

Hilton Valentine, guitarist of The Animals, has died at 77

The Animals' guitarist Hilton Valentine, best known for the iconic opening riff on the English rock band's arrangement of "The House of the Rising Sun," has died at the age of 77.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/entertainment/hilton-valentine-the-animals-dies-trnd/index.html

100-year-old UK fundraising hero Tom Moore hospitalized with Covid-19

Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who raised millions for a British charity supporting the UK's National Health Service by walking laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and pneumonia, his daughter Hannah said on Twitter Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/uk/tom-moore-covid-intl/index.html

Why Senate Democrats may struggle in 2022

The retirement announcement this week from Sen. Rob Portman is a sign that even as we just finished one election, another one is right around the corner. Democrats seemed to be pleased that the Ohio Republican is stepping aside because beating an incumbent senator is hard.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/politics/senate-map-2022-analysis/index.html

Why Biden has a rare opportunity for early success

Over five decades in Washington, President Joe Biden has watched seven newly-elected presidents get started. Improbably, he has the chance for a stronger opening act than any of them.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/politics/joe-biden-opening-act-covid-19-relief/index.html

Trump loses his impeachment team amid unfaltering loyalty from the GOP

• Trump's impeachment defense team leaves less than two weeks before trial

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/politics/donald-trump-impeachment-marjorie-taylor-greene-gop/index.html

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Five of Trump's impeachment defense attorneys leave, less than two weeks before trial

Five of former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team attorneys have stepped aside a little more than a week before his Senate trial is set to begin, according to people familiar with the case, amid a disagreement over his legal strategy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/politics/butch-bowers-deborah-barbier-trump-impeachment-team/index.html

Pakistan battles 'tsunami' of Covid-19 patients with few vaccines in sight

Keeping vigil outside the hospital ward in Karachi, Daniyal Ameen watched his father breathing through a ventilator via a live video link from the intensive care unit (ICU).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/asia/coronavirus-vaccine-divide-pakistan-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

UK prepares to welcome thousands of Hong Kongers fleeing national security law

The United Kingdom is preparing to welcome potentially tens of thousands of migrants from Hong Kong, with the opening of a new visa for residents of the former British colony this Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/asia/uk-hong-kong-bno-passports-intl-hnk/index.html

Residents of Washington town wonder if QAnon has taken hold of their mayor

The 7,000 residents of Sequim, Washington, nestled in a valley on the Olympic peninsula two hours west of Seattle, are grappling with a big question: Has the QAnon conspiracy taken hold of their mayor?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/us/sequim-washington-mayor-qanon/index.html

Plan to vaccinate Guantanamo Bay detainees against Covid-19 has been paused

An earlier plan to give Guantanamo Bay detainees the Covid-19 vaccine has been paused as of Saturday, according to a US Pentagon official.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/politics/guantanamo-bay-detainees-covid-19-vaccine-paused/index.html

Friday, January 29, 2021

Chinese millennials aren't getting married, and the government is worried



source https://cnn.it/3t9Ueig

US detects its first cases of a more contagious coronavirus strain first seen in South Africa



source https://cnn.it/39scqf4

US Capitol Police officer killed during insurrection will lie in honor at Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Friday that the body of US Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/politics/brian-sicknick-lie-in-honor-capitol-police/index.html

Biden seeks to intensify public lobbying for Covid-19 relief bill amid the pandemic



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-politics-intl-3001/

Keilar rolls the tape on governor's nursing home death claims

CNN's Brianna Keilar looks into the allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes as Cuomo was telling the public that New York's nursing home death toll was lower than most states.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/29/keilar-andrew-cuomo-ny-covid-nursing-home-deaths-roll-the-tape-sot-vpx-nr.cnn

Journey to get Covid-19 vaccine a long one in rural America

CNN's Omar Jimenez follows a convoy of Covid-19 vaccines on their long journey to get from the distribution point to towns in rural America.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/01/29/rural-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-jimenez-dnt-vpx.cnn

Putin signs law extending nuclear arms treaty between US and Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Friday ratifying the extension of New START, a key arms control treaty with the United States, a week before it was due to expire, the Kremlin said in a statement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/europe/russia-new-start-treaty-extension-intl/index.html

Trump Organization's tax firm ordered to hand over more documents to NY attorney general

A New York state judge on Friday ordered a tax firm that has worked with former President Donald Trump to turn over more documents to New York Attorney General Letitia James as part of her office's investigation into the Trump Organization.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/politics/trump-taxes-westchester/index.html

Trump's residency at Mar-a-Lago under legal scrutiny

The use of Mar-a-Lago as former President Donald Trump's permanent home is under legal review by the town of Palm Beach and the arrangement may be discussed at the upcoming town council meeting, the town manager told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/politics/legal-review-trump-mar-a-lago/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



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See father's response after court releases men convicted of killing his son

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled that four men convicted of kidnapping and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl could go free. Judea Pearl, Daniel's father, speaks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/28/daniel-pearl-pakistan-ruling-judea-pearl-intv-amanpour-vpx.cnn

Keilar compares Putin's relationships with 5 US Presidents

CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on how Russian President Vladimir Putin's relationship with five US Presidents differs - from former President Clinton to President Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/29/keilar-roll-the-tape-five-presidents-putin-clinton-bush-obama-trump-biden-nr-vpx.cnn

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Thailand arrests 89 foreign tourists for violating Covid-19 rules

Thai police arrested 89 foreigners on suspicion of breaching coronavirus restrictions after raiding a party at a bar on a popular resort island in southern Thailand, police told CNN on January 29.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/koh-phangan-thailand-tourists-arrested-intl-hnk/index.html

These three Pacific military flashpoints could shape Biden's entire China strategy

Any suggestion that the departure of former US President Donald Trump from Washington would provide a temporary pause in US-China tensions has been swiftly dispelled.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/asia/us-china-military-tensions-key-areas-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

US Army announces a new grooming policy in a push for inclusion

The US Army announced a series of new grooming policies on Tuesday that will allow soldiers to wear ponytails, locs, lipstick and even earrings.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/politics/army-grooming-policy/index.html

How Bangkok's Khao San Road evolved from a rice market into the world's most famous travel hub

Once upon a time, the locals peddled rice on Bangkok's Khao San Road. Lots of it.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/bangkok-khao-san-road-evolution/index.html

Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, an award-winning icon of the stage and screen who broke barriers for Black actresses with surpassing dignity, died Thursday, her manager Larry Thompson confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/entertainment/cicely-tyson-obit/index.html

New coronavirus variants keep popping up. Here's what we know about them

A variant suspected of helping fuel a surge of coronavirus in Brazil's Amazon region shows up in Minnesota. Another that's been worrying officials in South Africa pops up in two places in South Carolina.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/health/variants-coronavirus-new-popping/index.html

Pentagon won't commit to Afghanistan troop withdrawal by May, says Taliban are not honoring commitments to US

The Pentagon said Thursday that the Biden administration would not commit to a full drawdown of troops from Afghanistan by May because the Taliban have not honored the commitments they made in their deal with the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/politics/pentagon-afghanistan-taliban-commitments/index.html

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta host Covid-19 town hall



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Republicans threaten to filibuster Bidens' nominee for Homeland Security chief



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/biden-0128-app-intl/

Facebook plans to reduce political content in the News Feed

Facebook's business continues to fire on all cylinders even as the company faces growing scrutiny from regulators over its acquisitions and from critics for the role its platform may have played in spreading lies about the US presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/tech/facebook-earnings/index.html

Apple just had a blowout quarter, thanks to iPhone 12 sales

Analysts have talked for at least a year about the potential for Apple's first 5G iPhone to drive a "supercycle" of device sales. On Wednesday, Apple's earnings report for the three months ended December 26 — the first since the iPhone 12 went on sale — offered an initial look at how actual sales are stacking up against that projection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/tech/apple-earnings-iphone-12/index.html

After '7 minutes of terror,' NASA's Perseverance rover will begin an 'epic journey' on Mars next month

In 22 days, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land on Mars in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient life that may have been on the red planet in the past.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/world/perseverance-mars-rover-landing-update-scn-trnd/index.html

'Cut that crap out': Top Republican tells GOP to stop attacking each other over Trump

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy privately made a blunt appeal to his colleagues in the aftermath of the divisive fight to impeach former President Donald Trump: Stop attacking each other and instead focus on Democrats.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/politics/mccarthy-cut-that-crap-out/index.html

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

WHO team in Wuhan begins long-delayed coronavirus investigation

A team of World Health Organization (WHO) investigators is preparing to leave quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan and begin a long-awaited investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/asia/who-coronavirus-team-wuhan-china-intl-hnk/index.html

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman signs with IMG models

Less than a week after enrapturing audiences at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, America's youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman has signed with one of the world's biggest modeling agencies.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/amanda-gorman-img-models/index.html

Thailand backs amendment allowing early-stage abortions

Thai lawmakers have voted in favor of allowing abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy while retaining penalties for later terminations, a move that pro-choice activists said fell short of protecting the rights of the mother.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/asia/thailand-abortion-intl-hnk/index.html

Can a country accused of genocide host the Olympics?

The United States' determination that China is committing genocide in Xinjiang presents a rare moral predicament for athletes and countries preparing to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/sport/china-xinjiang-olympics-genocide-boycott-2022-intl-hnk/index.html

Business exec and his wife charged after flying into remote Canadian town to get Covid-19 vaccine, officials say

The former president and CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and his wife are facing charges -- including failure to self-isolate -- after allegedly chartering a plane to a small town in western Canada and posing as local workers to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/americas/canada-exec-yukon-coronavirus-vaccine-trnd/index.html

US to buy 200 million more doses of Covid vaccines



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-covid-0127-intl/

Florida led the world in shark attacks again in 2020

The US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020. Thanks, Florida!

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/us/shark-attacks-florida-2020-trnd-scn/index.html

Indian farmers ramp up protest by riding tractors into capital

Hundreds of thousands of farmers drove their tractors in convoy into the Indian capital New Delhi on Tuesday, as part of ongoing, nationwide protests against controversial agricultural laws that farmers say put their livelihoods at risk.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/asia/india-republic-day-farmers-protests-intl-hnk/index.html

Uganda security forces withdraw from Bobi Wine's home ending 11 days of house arrest

Security forces have withdrawn from Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine's residence after he spent 11 days under house arrest, his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/africa/bobi-wine-free-house-arrest-intl/index.html

Monday, January 25, 2021

Colombia's FARC party is changing its name to 'Comunes'

Colombia's FARC political party, formed after the guerilla group with the same acronym was disbanded, has announced that it is is changing its name to "Comunes," or "Commons" in English.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/world/colombia-farc-changes-name-intl/index.html

Sarah Sanders' run for Arkansas governor to test value of ties to Trump

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday became the first of what could be a wave of Republicans from former President Donald Trump's inner circle to chart a political future, launching her bid for Arkansas governor.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/politics/sarah-huckabee-sanders-trump-arkansas-governor-race/index.html

Disneyland to reimagine Jungle Cruise ride following years of criticism

Disney has announced that it is rethinking a classic theme park attraction following years of criticism from fans.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/disneyland-jungle-cruise-ride-trnd/index.html

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Alleged Capitol rioter's brother is a Secret Service agent who once led Michelle Obama's detail

The brother of an alleged US Capitol rioter is a US Secret Service agent who once led former first lady Michelle Obama's detail, CNN has learned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/us-capitol-breach-secret-service-scott-fairlamb-preston-fairlamb/index.html

Chile triggers national panic by mistakenly sending tsunami warning after quake

Authorities in Chile have expressed regret for spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning calling for people to get out of coastal areas following an earthquake in Antarctica.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/americas/chile-tsunami-warning-quake-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Sarah Sanders expected to announce bid for Arkansas governor on Monday

Sarah Sanders, President Donald Trump's former press secretary, is expected to announce Monday that she is running for governor of Arkansas, a source familiar with the plan told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/sarah-sanders-arkansas-governor-bid/index.html

White House expected to lift transgender ban in military as early as Monday

President Joe Biden is expected to repeal former President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military as early as Monday, according to a source familiar with the plans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/transgender-military-ban-biden-administration/index.html

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tests positive for Covid-19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for Covid-19, he said on Sunday evening.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/americas/mexico-president-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

A year from lockdown, Wuhan returns to normal life, but is still haunted by emotional scars

On the surface, Wuhan bustles like a city that has never known a paralyzing 76-day lockdown.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/asia/wuhan-one-year-on-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

Five people including a pregnant woman were killed in Indianapolis' 'largest mass casualty shooting' in more than a decade

Five people and an unborn child were killed Sunday after an early-morning shooting in Indianapolis' northeast side, police said -- an incident the mayor called "a mass murder."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/us/indianapolis-mass-shooting-trnd/index.html

Biden to reinstate Covid-19-related travel restrictions lifted by Trump

President Joe Biden on Monday will reinstate the Covid-19 travel restrictions on non-US citizens who have been in Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and much of Europe, a White House official confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/biden-coronavirus-travel-trump/index.html

Foreign companies are giving up on the United States and betting big on China, report says

Foreign companies are turning their backs on the United States, taking advantage of China's booming economy and superior management of the Covid-19 pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/investing/us-china-foreign-direct-investment/index.html

History made: Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020

Europeans got more of their electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time last year, according to an annual report from Ember and Agora Energiewende.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/business/eu-renewable-energy-fossil-fuels/index.html

38 Capitol Police officers test positive for Covid-19 after Capitol riot

More than three dozen Capitol Police officers have tested positive for coronavirus since the Capitol riot on January 6, the union representing the Capitol Police told CNN Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/capitol-police-riot-coronavirus/index.html

CEOs stepped up during the Trump era. They're not off the hook

During the Trump era, many business leaders came to an uncomfortable conclusion: They could no longer afford to stay in their lanes, speaking out only on issues that directly affected their companies' bottom lines.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

Trump is not a fascist. But that didn't make him any less dangerous to our democracy

Over the last five years, I have often wondered how political analysts who have compared Donald Trump's presidency to the rise of Nazi Germany would feel if a time machine sent them to Berlin in 1933. They would be stunned by the differences between then and now.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/opinions/trump-fascism-misguided-comparison-weber/index.html

Schools across Africa shutdown as Covid cases spike across the continent

As a second wave of coronavirus spreads through parts of Africa, countries across the continent are shutting down schools to control the spread of the virus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/africa/africa-schools-covid-intl/index.html

First Muslim head coach in NFL says it's a humbling experience

Robert Saleh, the new head coach for the New York Jets, is making history as the first Muslim American to lead a team in the National Football League.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/us/new-york-jets-nfl-muslim-coach-history-trnd/index.html

Biden's decrees vault America back onto the global stage. A whiplashed world wonders for how long



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-biden-0124/

Inside Kamala Harris' historic first days

In the hours after her historic inauguration, Kamala Harris beamed into televisions across the country, delivering her first speech as vice president just steps beyond the sitting relic of Abraham Lincoln and a short distance from where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his iconic words that inspired generations.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/kamala-harris-vice-president-first-days/index.html

Australian Open organizers schedule new warm-up event to benefit quarantining players

Organizers of the Australian Open have scheduled a new warm-up tournament for players who have been unable to train during quarantine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/sport/australian-open-schedule-spt-intl/index.html

Hollywood screenwriter Walter Bernstein dies at 101

Walter Bernstein, the Oscar and Emmy-nominated screenwriter, passed away at his home in Manhattan on Saturday at the age of 101, his widow, Gloria Loomis, told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/us/walter-bernstein-obituary-trnd/index.html

This restaurant's menu offers bluntly honest descriptions of the dishes

Feigang Fei, owner of Cuisine AuntDai in Montreal, wants to be honest with you.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cuisine-auntdai-restaurant-menu-comments-trnd/index.html

A woman who won a $60 million lottery said she got the winning numbers from her husband's dream

Deng Pravatoudom followed her husband's dream all the way to Easy Street.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/world/toronto-woman-60-million-lottery-husband-dream-trnd/index.html

Saturday, January 23, 2021

She was murdered for catching an Indian priest and nun in a sex act. Three decades later, justice is served

The dead nun's slippers were scattered on the convent kitchen floor -- one near the entrance, the other by the fridge.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/asia/sister-abhaya-murder-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

What 'vaccine passports' mean for your summer vacation

The words "vaccine passport" have a reassuring ring to them, perhaps conjuring up the image of a sleek, embossed document with watermarked pages and official stamps of approval. Flourished at border controls, it would open travel doors that, for so many of us, have been closed by Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/vaccine-passports-summer-2021/index.html

How Black barbers have become mental health advocates for African American men

Ray Connor traces his ambition to be a barber back to when he was a kid in Detroit. Growing up, he was abused. He watched his mother battle drug and alcohol addictions. He often went to bed hungry. When he needed to get away, he went down to A Cut Above Barber Shop on Eight Mile Road for a fresh cut and some companionship from his barber, Jessie. The relationship carried him through some of the darkest days of his life.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/us/black-barbers-mental-health-wellness-trnd/index.html

Gregory Sierra, 'Sanford and Son' and 'Barney Miller' actor, dies at 83

Actor Gregory Sierra, best known for his roles in "Sanford and Son" and "Barney Miller," died on January 4 from cancer, his widow Helene Tabor confirmed to CNN Friday. He was 83.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/entertainment/gregory-sierra-obituary-trnd/index.html

FDA gives approval for syringes to extract an extra dose from vials of the Covid-19 vaccine

As the US set a new daily record for Covid-19 inoculations and states clamored for more vaccine supplies, Pfizer and the FDA said pharmacists and health practitioners can in some cases extract an additional dose from each vial.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/us/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

Friday, January 22, 2021

Foods that can reduce stress

Stress levels may be high these days, but did you know that what we choose to eat can help to reduce stress, ultimately allowing us to take charge of our mental health?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/health/stress-relieving-foods-wellness/index.html

Chinese celebrity accused of abandoning babies in the US

At first, it seemed like a classic celebrity romance.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/china/china-celebrity-surrogacy-scandal-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



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SE Cupp says controversial GOP lawmaker is 'wasting time with pointless impeachment stunt'

CNN political commentator SE Cupp explains how Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) and fellow Republicans who believe in and spread conspiracy theories are part of former President Donald Trump's legacy.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/22/marjorie-taylor-greene-trump-legacy-se-cupp-unfiltered-sot-vpx.cnn

18-month-old baby under house arrest with Bobi Wine 'safely evacuated'

The 18-month old niece of Bobi Wine's wife has been safely evacuated from their residence, where she had been under house arrest with the Ugandan politician and his wife, Wine told CNN's Becky Anderson Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/africa/bobi-wine-baby-house-arrest-intl/index.html

Ex-QAnon follower: It's like a doomsday cult

CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Jitarth Jadeja, who followed QAnon for two years, about how it appeals to its members and what happens now that "The Storm" never came.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/22/former-qanon-follower-details-group-danger-doomsday-cult-jadeja-intv-nr-vpx.cnn

NFL surprises health care workers with Super Bowl tickets

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined a web call with hospital workers to surprise them with tickets to Super Bowl LV.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/01/22/nfl-roger-goodell-surprise-super-bowl-tickets-orig-bdk.cnn

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Pompeo's Xinjiang 'genocide' declaration presents Biden with an early China challenge

As Joe Biden prepared to be sworn in as United States President on Wednesday, both the outgoing Trump administration and Beijing made a last-minute play to shape his future China policy -- and provide the first major foreign policy challenge of his term.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/china/us-china-xinjiang-pompeo-biden-intl-hnk/index.html

Foreign fighters were meant to leave Libya this week. A huge trench being dug by Russian-backed mercenaries indicates they plan to stay

Construction on an enormous trench across Libya, dug by Russian-backed mercenaries Wagner, is raising fears that foreign fighters will not withdraw from the country by Saturday, as a UN-brokered peace deal insists.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/africa/libya-trench-russia-intl/index.html

Google threatens to shut down search in Australia

Google says it will shut down its search engine in Australia if a controversial bill designed to benefit the news media becomes law.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/tech/google-threatens-australia-search-news-intl-hnk/index.html

Blaze at facility of world's biggest vaccine maker kills 5 people

A fire that broke out at a facility of the world's biggest vaccine maker that killed five people would not affect vaccine production, the head of the company said Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/asia/india-fire-vaccine-serum-institute-intl-hnk/index.html

Capitol Police investigating after congressman discovered carrying a gun when attempting to go on the House floor

US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor on Thursday, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/politics/congressman-gun-capitol/index.html

Sri Lanka reopens borders to international travelers

The island nation of Sri Lanka is now open to tourists from all countries.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sri-lanka-covid-tourism-reopening-intl-hnk/index.html

Fauci forecasts "a degree of normality" this fall if enough Americans get vaccinated



source https://cnn.it/3qLVNRt

Japan determined to hold Tokyo Olympics say organizers despite cancellation rumors

The Japanese government is determined that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, organizers said Friday, following an unconfirmed report that a cancellation of the Games might be imminent.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/asia/tokyo-olympics-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

'No Time to Die,' the new James Bond film, is delayed once again

"No Time to Die," the latest film in the James Bond series and one of the most anticipated movies of 2021, has been delayed again.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/media/no-time-to-die-james-bond-delay/index.html

'Do you feel you were duped?': CNN anchor presses GOP lawmaker

CNN's Erin Burnett presses Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) about her pledge to work with the Biden administration despite questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/22/gop-nicole-malliotakis-election-results-challenge-biden-pledge-intv-ebof-vpx.cnn

Thousands of National Guardsmen banished to parking garage

Thousands of National Guardsmen have been moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the US Capitol Complex, including areas like the cafeteria of a Senate office building, as a rest area, multiple Guardsmen told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/national-guard-capitol/index.html

Washington Post: DOJ watchdog investigating Atlanta US attorney's resignation

The Justice Department inspector general is investigating the sudden departure of former Atlanta US Attorney Byung "BJay" Pak, who then-President Donald Trump replaced at the same time that Pak and the state of Georgia had become a focus for Trump in his attempt to overturn the state's certified presidential election results, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/doj-watchdog-investigating-atlanta-us-attorney-resignation/index.html

Canada's governor general steps down after employees accuse her of creating a 'toxic' workplace

Julie Payette, a former Canadian astronaut and the country's governor general since 2017, announced she would step down Thursday after she was accused by current and former employees of creating a "toxic" workplace environment.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/us/canada-governor-general-steps-down/index.html

Bernie Sanders sports 'grumpy chic' style at inauguration

Bernie Sanders' mittens leave viewers smitten. Check out the best memes. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/01/22/bernie-mittens-senator-sanders-inauguration-viral-fashion-moos-pkg-ebof-vpx.cnn

Rep Clyburn reveals what Bush said about Trump and Biden at inauguration

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) says George W. Bush told him that Joe Biden was the only candidate that could have beaten former President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/20/george-w-bush-biden-inauguration-clyburn-vpx-new.wis

Meet Ella Emhoff, the US presidential inauguration's breakout fashion star

Standing out next to established style icons like Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga was always going to be a tough gig. But on a day of block colors and monochromatic looks, Vice President Kamala Harris' stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, stole the fashion limelight at Wednesday's presidential inauguration.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ella-emhoff-inauguration-fashion-star/index.html

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Pandemic expected to top US President Biden's priorities on his first full day in office



source https://cnn.it/2M4qVfP

Biden changes America in an instant -- but tougher challenges loom



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/biden-day-one-presidency-intl/

'Long Covid' is a real and pressing concern, warns US health official



source https://cnn.it/3bZdys3

Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton honor Biden as America's new leader in joint video

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton honored President Joe Biden Wednesday evening as America's new leader in a joint message that emphasized the new President's call for national unity.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/obama-bush-clinton-video-biden-inauguration/index.html

Fox News host Judge Jeanine lobbied Trump during his last few hours in office to pardon her ex-husband. It worked.

Fox News host Judge Jeanine successfully lobbied former President Donald Trump in an eleventh-hour effort to pardon her ex-husband in the final hours of Trump's presidency, CNN has learned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/judge-jeanine-lobbied-trump-pardon-ex-husband/index.html

Beijing sanctions high-ranking Trump administration officials after Biden takes office

The Chinese government has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/asia/china-trump-us-official-sanctions-intl-hnk/index.html

Security unlikely to return to pre-riot form in a post-inauguration Washington

As crews in Washington, DC, started dismantling some security fencing within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, it remained clear that security in the nation's capital will likely never return to its pre-insurrection form.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/dc-security-inauguration/index.html

Proud Boys leader Joseph Biggs arrested in Florida in connection with the Capitol riot

A leader of the Proud Boys, an extremist group that took part in the US Capitol insurrection, was taken into custody and is facing charges, federal officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/us/proud-boys-joseph-biggs-federal-charges/index.html

3 National Guard soldiers killed in helicopter crash in New York state

Three New York National Guard soldiers were killed Wednesday night when their helicopter crashed in a routine training mission in upstate New York, according to the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/us/new-york-helicopter-crash/index.html

Owner of Ben and Jerry's: We'll ensure every worker in our supply chain gets a living wage

Unilever has promised that every worker who provides it with goods and services will earn a living wage by 2030 even if it costs the company more.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/business/unilever-living-wage/index.html

Bidens quickly fire White House chief usher installed by Trump

The Bidens moved quickly on Wednesday to fire White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, who was installed by the Trumps, two sources with knowledge have confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/timothy-harleth-white-house-chief-usher/index.html

North Korea's 'dark' fishing fleet went quiet in 2020, likely pressuring the country's imperiled food supply

The number of North Korean ships in the country's "dark fleet" fishing for squid plummeted in 2020, new data shows, depriving the impoverished country of a popular staple during a year when food supply was already dangerously low.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/asia/north-korea-squid-fishing-intl-hnk/index.html

UK hospitals 'like a war zone' due to Covid-19 cases, chief scientific advisor says



source https://cnn.it/2M5aznl

Melania Trump outsourced writing her own 'thank you' notes to White House staff

First lady Melania Trump did not write her own "thank you" notes to the White House residence staff who have cared for her and her family for the last four years, according to two sources with knowledge of the notes and Trump's handling of them.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/melania-trump-thank-you-notes/index.html

Trump departs Washington a pariah as his era in power ends



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-trump-departure-2001/

Look back on four years of Trump in four minutes

CNN's Gloria Borger looks back at President Donald Trump's legacy as he prepares to leave office.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/20/president-trump-legacy-new-american-carnage-borger-pkg-vpx.cnn

CNN correspondents on Biden's foreign policy challenges ahead

CNN's international correspondents unpack the foreign policy challenges President-elect Joe Biden will face in the White House.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/18/biden-foreign-policy-headaches-lon-orig-mkd.cnn

Late-night TV hosts say goodbye to President Trump

Late-night hosts James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel poke fun at President Donald Trump on his last night in office

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/01/20/trump-final-day-late-night-reacts-orig.cnn

Trump is handing Biden a booming stock market

Optimism about the end of the pandemic and support from governments and central banks have rescued the Trump stock market. Now, investors will see if those gains can hold under Joe Biden, who will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/investing/premarket-stocks-trading/index.html

Annika Sorenstam defends accepting Presidential Medal of Freedom a day after Capitol riot

Golfing great Annika Sorenstam has defended her decision to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom a day after rioters stormed the US Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/golf/annika-sorenstam-golf-presidential-medal-of-freedom-spt-intl/index.html

CNBC host Shepard Smith reveals why he left Fox News

CNBC host Shepard Smith discusses his time at Fox News and why he eventually left.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/01/19/shepard-smith-fox-news-amanpour-vpx.cnn

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Teen jailed for breaking Covid-19 quarantine speaks out

US college student Skylar Mack spoke to Good Morning America after spending more than a month in jail for breaking Covid-19 quarantine rules in the Cayman Islands.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/19/skylar-mack-gma-interview-ga-teen-cayman-islands-jailed-covid-quarantine-orig-mg.cnn

Variant might partially evade protection from vaccines or prior infection, early research suggests

A new study suggests someone might be able to get infected with one of the new variants of the coronavirus even if they've had Covid-19 before or have been vaccinated.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/health/coronavirus-variant-vaccine-protection/index.html

Trump mythologizes his skill as a builder. He will be remembered for destruction

President Donald Trump will be gone tomorrow.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/world/meanwhile-in-america-january-19-intl/index.html

The Catalpa Rescue: The story behind one of Australia's most incredible prison escapes

It all began with a letter sent from inside an Australian "tomb," a document so convincing that it prompted a US gang to sail some 20,000 kilometers (12,427 miles) to execute what could arguably be considered one of the most outrageous prison escapes in Australian history.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/catalpa-rescue-escape-australia-perth/index.html

Right-wing extremists and their supporters use Christian website to raise funds

Before Proud Boys member Nick Ochs was arrested and charged in connection with the insurrection at the US Capitol, he raised $300 on the Christian-oriented website GiveSendGo.com to help get him to DC.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/us/give-send-go-extremism-invs/index.html

Australian Open turmoil raises questions for Tokyo Games

The quarantine controversy over tennis' Australian Open has raised questions about whether large-scale international sporting events can take place in the middle of a pandemic and could offer a preview of the difficulties facing this summer's Tokyo Olympics.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/sport/australian-open-quarantine-tokyo-olympics-intl-hnk/index.html

Monday, January 18, 2021

Jailed for life over plot to behead police officer, Britain's youngest convicted terrorist is now 'suitable for release'

Britain's youngest convicted terrorist, who was sentenced to life in prison for masterminding a plot to behead an Australian police officer in broad daylight in 2015, can now be set free, a parole board ruled on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/uk/rxg-anzac-day-parole-release-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden crafts inaugural address to unify a country in crisis

President-elect Joe Biden has spoken volumes inside the US Capitol over more than four decades, but the weight of those words does not approach the magnitude of the message he will deliver on its steps during his inaugural address Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/inaugural-address-biden/index.html

Biden crafts inaugural address to unify a country in crisis

President-elect Joe Biden has spoken volumes inside the US Capitol over more than four decades, but the weight of those words does not approach the magnitude of the message he will deliver on its steps during his inaugural address Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/inaugural-address-biden/index.html

Trump to lift Covid-related travel restrictions before he leaves office, official says

President Donald Trump is expected to lift coronavirus-related travel restrictions starting on January 26, nearly a week after he leaves office, a White House official said Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/trump-covid-travel-restrictions/index.html

Sunday, January 17, 2021

China debuts train that can hit speeds of 620 kilometers per hour

China has revealed a prototype for a new high-speed Maglev train that is capable of reaching speeds of 620 kilometers (385 miles) per hour.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-high-speed-maglev-train-intl-hnk/index.html

China's economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as recovery quickens

China's economy grew more than expected last year, even as the rest of the world was upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/economy/china-gdp-2020-intl-hnk/index.html

Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead

Mass public vaccination programs using a Chinese coronavirus vaccine are underway across Indonesia and Turkey, where tens of millions of people are expected to receive doses of the CoronaVac shot made by Beijing-based company Sinovac.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/asia/sinovac-vaccine-asia-efficacy-intl-hnk/index.html

Pence has tried to reach Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from Senate chambers to offer thanks

Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman late last week to thank him for his efforts during the attack on the US Capitol, a person close to Pence told CNN, but they haven't connected yet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/politics/eugene-goodman-mike-pence-us-capitol-breach/index.html

A snowboarder survived an avalanche and caught the heart-racing experience on video

Less than a minute after carving down the slopes of backcountry Colorado, a snowboarder was swept up in an avalanche.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/snowboarder-caught-in-avalanche-video-trnd/index.html

Moments after his return and five months after being poisoned, Russia's leading opposition figure has been detained



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/navalny-return-intl/

Brazil issues emergency authorization for two vaccines

Amid a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of Brazil, federal health officials have finally voted to authorize two vaccines for emergency use. Sunday, Brazilian regulatory agency Anvisa approved both the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and the Coronavac vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/americas/brazil-coronavac-oxford-astrazeneca-emergency-authorization-intl/index.html

Moments after his return and five months after being poisoned, Russia's leading opposition figure has been detained



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/navalny-return/

Saturday, January 16, 2021

This state might soon have an official dinosaur. A bunch of others already do



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/us/massachusetts-state-dinosaur-trnd/index.html

A nation on edge braces for this week's transfer of power



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/politics/donald-trump-joe-biden-transfer-of-power/index.html

How Joe Biden was Donald Trump's kryptonite



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-biden-container-intl/

The end of the Merkel era: Is she really ready to get out of politics?



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/europe/angela-merkel-retirement-germany-analysis-grm-intl/index.html

Elon Musk makes $5 million donation to charity



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/us/elon-musk-khan-academy-5-million-donation-trnd/index.html

Brazil denies emergency use authorization for Russian vaccine



source https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-01-17-21/index.html

Test fire of NASA's SLS moon rocket ends prematurely

NASA's Space Launch System rocket ignited its four main engines Saturday on a test stand in Mississippi, but the engines shut down earlier than the agency planned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/us/nasa-rocket-moon-shut-down-test-fire-scn-trnd/index.html

Why 1.2 billion people share the same 100 surnames in China

If you stop a random person on the street in China, there's a pretty good chance their surname would be either Wang, Li, Zhang, Liu or Chen.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/china/chinese-names-few-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Sofia Bekatorou: Olympic medalist's decision to speak out over alleged 1998 sexual assault sparks public outcry in Greece

Greek Olympic gold medalist Sofia Bekatorou's very public detailing of her alleged sexual assault in 1998 by a high-ranking Hellenic Sailing Federation (HSF) official has sparked an outcry in the Mediterranean country over the way her revelations were initially dealt with.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/sport/sofia-bekatorou-alleged-sexual-assault-sailing-greece-spt-intl/index.html

A Spanish mountain climber has died after falling from K2

Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote has died while climbing K2, the world's second highest summit, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/us/sergi-mingote-spanish-climber-died-k2-trnd/index.html

Ugandan President Museveni wins re-election in vote his rival says was rigged

Uganda's longtime leader Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected for a sixth term amid allegations of fraud and lack of transparency around the vote count.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/africa/uganda-presidential-election-yoweri-museveni-bobi-wine-intl/index.html

Terrifying scope of Capitol attack becoming clearer as Washington locks down for Biden's inauguration



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/biden-inauguration-int-01-16/

Britain's 'major crisis' is good and bad news for travelers

When the UK Prime Minister addressed the nation on December 20, the news was bad enough: Christmas was canceled.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/uk-travel-2021-crisis/index.html

Friday, January 15, 2021

Trump's final full week in office ends with the nation in disarray

The final full week of Donald Trump's presidency ended with a nation in disarray -- fearful about the threats surrounding Inauguration Day in a capital city that has become a fortress; unsettled by new details of the harm that rioters could have inflicted on lawmakers during last week's insurrection; and angry at the revelation that the administration's pledge to release a reserve of Covid-19 vaccine doses was hollow.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/politics/donald-trump-capitol-riot-coronavirus-vaccines/index.html

Giuliani uses unfounded 'Antifa' argument to defend Trump

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has been working to bolster conspiratorial claims that left-wing agitators played a dominant role in the last week's Capitol riot.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/giuliani-unfounded-antifa-claim-invs/index.html

Trump has trashed America's most important alliance. The rift with Europe could take decades to repair

The presidency of Donald Trump has left such a wretched stench in Europe that it's hard to see how, even in four years, Joe Biden could possibly get America's most important alliance back on track.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/europe/trump-has-trashed-the-transatlantic-alliance-intl/index.html

No plans to test most National Guard for Covid-19 before they deploy across DC

The overwhelming majority of the more than 20,000 National Guard members expected in Washington for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will not be tested for coronavirus before they are deployed from states around the country or upon their arrival in the nation's capital, a National Guard spokesperson tells CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/health/national-guard-dc-deploy-coronavirus-testing/index.html

South Korea is cracking down on digital sex crimes. Has it done enough?

Between the ages of 11 and 14, South Korean teenager Ji-o was threatened, stalked and pressured into taking sexually explicit photos of herself by men on the internet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/asia/south-korea-telegram-digital-sex-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

700,000 Hindus gather for India religious festival despite Covid 'breeding ground' fears

Every year, tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims wade into the Ganges River, seeking salvation from the eternal cycle of life and death. Holy men lead prayers and offer blessings, and devotees wash their sins away in the sacred waters.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/india-ganges-pilgrimage-festival-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

As NASA and NOAA warn of climate emergency, they weather last-minute denial by Trump appointees

The numbers are in. The hottest seven years in recorded history are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/us/weir-climate-hottest-2020/index.html

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The GOP has become the party that stands for nothing

The popular 1990s sitcom "Seinfeld" was often described as a television show "about nothing" -- a characterization that could easily apply to the Republican Party today.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/opinions/gop-party-that-stands-for-nothing-wierson-honan/index.html

How solar tech could help distribute Covid-19 vaccines in Africa

As vaccines start to be administered across the world, the beginning of the end of the pandemic is at last in sight.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/africa/africa-covid-vaccine-cold-chain-spc-intl/index.html

England's schools were mostly open in 2020, but 2021 is a different story

Ella is now working from home.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/uk/england-schools-hit-by-coronavirus-pandemic/index.html

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps, UN says

A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh early Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/asia/fire-rohingya-refugee-intl-hnk/index.html

'Fuming': How Trump is reacting to his second impeachment

Moving trucks were seen outside the White House grounds as the Trump administration makes arrangements to leave office.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/14/trump-administration-move-out-white-house-vpx.cnn

FBI director speaks publicly for first time since Capitol riots

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks about the investigations into the Capitol riots and the preparations for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/14/fbi-director-christopher-wray-capitol-riots-vpx.cnn

Waldorf Astoria has just opened the Maldives' largest private island. The cost? $80,000 per night

For those with the means, a private island in a tropical destination is the ultimate place to isolate from the global pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/maldives-waldorf-astoria-private-island/index.html

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as head coach

Urban Meyer -- three-time national champion as a college football coach -- will now lead the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/us/jaguars-urban-meyer-trnd/index.html

Three dead, 24 injured after strong quake in Indonesia's Sulawesi

At least three people have died and 24 been injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, the country's disaster mitigation agency said on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/asia/indonesia-sulawesi-earthquake-intl-hnk/index.html

Etihad CEO: Targeting a complete turnaround by 2023

Etihad Aviation Group CEO Tony Douglas discusses his optimism for international travel despite the ongoing pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/01/14/etihad-ceo-aviation-history.cnnbusiness

Secret Service renting DC apartment because agents for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner can't use their bathrooms

The US Secret Service is renting a small studio apartment in Washington, DC, near the home of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, a source with knowledge of the service's activities told CNN on Thursday, in order for agents to use the bathroom and have office space.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/politics/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-bathroom-secret-service/index.html

Video from inside Capitol raises questions for investigators

A video filmed during the attack on the Capitol raises questions about the level of planning by the participants. CNN's Jessica Schneider reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/14/capitol-riot-video-planning-nr-vpx.cnn

CNN anchor: Trump's a multimillionaire who doesn't pay

CNN has learned that President Trump told his aides to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees after being irritated over being impeached a second time. A person familiar with the matter says it is not clear if the President's instruction to his staff was said in jest. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on Trump's pattern for refusing to pay.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/14/trump-refusal-to-pay-rudy-giuliani-legal-fees-keilar-roll-the-tape-nr-vpx.cnn

Two members of WHO team blocked from entering China over failed coronavirus test

Two members of a World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic have been blocked from flying to China after failing a coronavirus test.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/asia/who-team-china-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

How a swift impeachment was born under siege

Rioters were still ransacking the halls of the US Capitol when two Democrats stuck in lockdown together in the House office buildings across the street started drafting the impeachment resolution that led to the unprecedented second impeachment of President Donald Trump almost exactly one week later.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/democrat-impeachment-plans-behind-the-scenes/index.html

Capitol riot tears GOP apart as it seeks a return to power in 2022

Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott, the new chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, defended President Donald Trump on Wednesday when asked if his ally bore any responsibility for inciting a riot at the US Capitol, putting the onus of last week's death and destruction instead on the mob.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/republicans-rick-scott-2022/index.html

See historic moment the US House reaches enough votes to impeach Trump

The House of Representatives reaches the 217-vote threshold, meaning enough votes have been cast to make President Donald Trump the only President of the United States to be impeached for the second time.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/13/house-impeachment-trump-217-votes-capitol-riot-vpx.cnn

McConnell rebuffs call for speedy impeachment trial, allowing Trump to serve out final days



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/mcconnell-impeachment-intl-011321/

Why America's military leaders felt they had to take a stand

President Donald Trump finally did it. His incitement of a deadly riot at the Capitol in Washington ultimately dragged America's most senior military leaders, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, into an unprecedented political crisis. Throughout his presidency, the four-star top brass have been adamant that the Pentagon wouldn't get involved in politics -- even as Trump repeatedly tried to bring it into his partisan orbit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/joint-chiefs-statement-analysis/index.html

'You can't pretend now': Jake Tapper responds after GOP leader's impeachment speech

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says that President Donald Trump "bears responsibility for the attack on Congress by mob rioters." CNN's Jake Tapper points out McCarthy's past support of Trump's baseless election fraud claims.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/13/trump-house-second-impeachment-vote-kevin-mccarthy-vpx.cnn

'Stop the Steal' organizer says GOP lawmakers helped him come up with idea

CNN's Drew Griffin reports the rhetoric of some GOP lawmakers are under scrutiny after the organizer of the January 6 rally that led to the siege on the Capitol says he got help from them.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/13/ali-alexander-stop-the-steal-gop-lawmakers-griffin-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

North Korea's Kim Yo Jong calls South Korean government a 'truly weird group'

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and one of the country's most important political figures, has criticized South Korea's "idiot" authorities after they called attention to an apparent military parade held in the capital Pyongyang over the weekend.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/asia/north-korea-kim-yo-jong-workers-party-congress-intl-hnk/index.html

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

What can a president actually be impeached for?

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig explains how the US constitution defines an impeachable offense.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/12/what-is-an-impeachable-offense-orig-vf.cnn

Trump supporter asked how he'd feel if he found out Trump was lying to him

CNN's Ed Lavandera spoke to Trump supporters during the President's visit to his signature border wall on the US-Mexico border, some of whom are still holding on to conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was stolen.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/13/trump-supporters-border-wall-visit-lavandera-ebof-pkg-vpx.cnn

Family has BLM sign stolen and replaced with Confederate flag

An Ohio family who adopted two mixed-race children refuses to be silenced after having their Black Lives Matter signs repeatedly stolen from their home. CNN affiliate WLWT reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/12/ohio-family-repeatedly-has-black-lives-matter-signs-stolen-from-yard-pkg-wlwt-vpx.wlwt

US executes the first woman in nearly 70 years

The Supreme Court early Wednesday denied a last-ditch effort by defense attorneys who were arguing that Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, should have been given a competency hearing to prove her severe mental illness, which would have made her ineligible for the death penalty.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/us/lisa-montgomery-federal-execution/index.html

Dog brings comfort to family during Covid-19 lockdown

CNN's Anderson Cooper shares viewers' stories that make them happy, including a dog that one family adopted during the coronavirus lockdown, and how a 3-year-old girl is bravely battling a genetic disease. Anderson Cooper Full Circle airs Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6p E.T.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/12/family-dog-the-goods-acfc-vpx.cnn

11,000 cartons of ice cream are being recalled because they may contain metal pieces

Before you settle down for a bowl of your favorite frozen treat, beware of mouthful of metal pieces.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/us/ice-cream-recall-metal-pieces-trnd/index.html

Pence rejects calls to invoke 25th Amendment ahead of House vote

Vice President Mike Pence made clear Tuesday night that he has no plans to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, in a new letter released just hours ahead of a House vote on a measure urging him to do so.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/house-vote-25th-amendment-trump/index.html

Egyptian TikTok stars acquitted after charges of 'violating family values'

An Egyptian appeals court has overturned prison sentences for two well-known TikTok influencers, in a high-profile public morality case, state news outlet Ahram Online reported on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/world/egyptian-tiktok-stars-acquitted-intl/index.html

Mahjong design 'refresh' reignites debate over cultural appropriation

Mahjong, the centuries-old Chinese tile game, became embroiled in controversy last week over a debate about cultural appropriation.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/mahjong-tiles-cultural-appropriation-intl-hnk-scli-dst/index.html

Indonesian search team finds black box at Sriwijaya plane crash site

An Indonesian search team has recovered one of the two black boxes that belonged to the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed in the Java Sea with 62 people on board three days ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/asia/indonesia-sriwijaya-plane-crash-intl/index.html

The tourists who believe travel restrictions don't apply to them

As pandemic quarantines go, this might be the best: sprawling on a hotel balcony overlooking azure Caribbean waters as you bake gently in the sun.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/covid-tourist-rule-breakers/index.html

House to vote on resolution calling to remove Trump from office

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office through the 25th Amendment in the wake of the violent siege of the US Capitol last week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/house-vote-25th-amendment-trump/index.html

Cheerleaders fight for equal pay in the NFL

For decades, cheerleaders have been synonymous with the NFL.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/sport/nfl-cheerleader-equal-pay-raiders-bills-lawsuit-spt-intl/index.html

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

At least 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened after US Capitol breach, congressman says



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-capitol-riot-arrests/

Capitol rioter to CNN: We could absolutely f***ing destroy you

Journalists reported on violence and chaos in real time as rioters stormed the Capitol Wednesday, and some members of the media experienced the wrath firsthand.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/media/cnn-correspondent-capitol-reliable/index.html

Holding 'Conan' sword, Schwarzenegger rips Trump and condemns Capitol riot

In a call for unity following Wednesday's siege of the US Capitol, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said President Donald Trump will be remembered as the worst President in US history and urged Americans to offer their support to President-elect Joe Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/politics/arnold-schwarzenegger-capitol-siege-trnd/index.html

Historic percentage of Americans want Trump removed from office

The potential removal of President Donald Trump from office starts out more popular than any other removal process of a president in recent American history. Removing Trump from office remains quite unpopular among Republicans, however.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/politics/poll-impeach-trump-historic-number/index.html

At this rate, January will be the deadliest month of Covid-19 in the US

It took about 90 days for the United States to reach its first 2 million cases of coronavirus last year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

White House orders flags lowered to honor late police officers who responded to US Capitol breach

President Donald Trump ordered that the flag flying above the White House be lowered to half-staff on Sunday to honor US Capitol Police officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, who were both on duty when a mob of Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/politics/brian-sicknick-howard-liebengood-white-house-flag/index.html

Take a deep breath...freediver swims 662 feet underwater

Danish freediver Stig Severinsen has broken the world distance record for swimming with fins on just one breath -- making it 202 meters (662 ft 8.7 in) underwater, Guinness World Records has confirmed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/sport/freediving-record-stig-severinsen-trnd/index.html

Future first dog Major Biden to get virtual 'indoguration'

President-elect Joe Biden is not the only one getting some fanfare as he enters the White House -- his rescue dog, Major, is being honored by the shelter he came from.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/us/major-biden-first-shelter-dog-indoguration/index.html

Two men carrying plastic restraints during Capitol riot charged by feds

Federal authorities on Sunday arrested two men for their alleged roles in the US Capitol riot, according to a release.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/politics/eric-munchel-larry-rendell-brock-capitol-riot/index.html

Spain paralyzed by snowstorm, sends out vaccine, food convoys

The Spanish government will send convoys carrying the Covid-19 vaccine and food supplies on Sunday to areas cut off by Storm Filomena which brought the heaviest snowfall in decades across central Spain and killed four people.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/weather/spain-snowstorm-2021-intl-scli-wxc/index.html

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Indonesia plane crash team work to find aircraft with 62 on board

A massive search operation is underway in Indonesia to find the wreckage of a Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from the capital Jakarta on Saturday with 62 people on board.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/asia/indonesia-sriwijaya-air-crash-search-intl-hnk/index.html

Vice President Pence has not ruled out 25th Amendment, source says

Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment and wants to preserve the option in case President Donald Trump becomes more unstable, a source close to the vice president says.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/mike-pence-25th-amendment/index.html

US lifts self-imposed restrictions with Taiwan

The United States is lifting decades-old restrictions between American and Taiwanese officials, in a move that will fundamentally change Washington's relationship with the self-governed island -- and is expected to anger Beijing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/asia/taiwan-us-restrictions-lifted-intl-hnk/index.html

Apple suspends right-wing social media app Parler from App Store

Apple removed Parler, the alternative social media platform popular with conservatives, from its app store on Saturday. "[T]here is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity," the iPhone maker said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/tech/parler-suspended-apple-app-store/index.html

China keeps promising its African allies that coronavirus vaccines for the continent are a priority. But where are they?

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi concludes a five-day tour of Africa this weekend without making a single concrete vaccine commitment to a continent hoping a benevolent Beijing will help inoculate its population out of the global coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/china/china-vaccine-diplomacy-africa-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Pence will attend Biden's inauguration

Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, according to a source familiar.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/mike-pence-inauguration-joe-biden/index.html

Republican congresswoman apologizes for invoking Hitler as she faces calls to resign

Republican US Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois issued an apology Friday after invoking Adolf Hitler during a speech earlier in the week -- comments that have been widely condemned and have some Illinois Democrats calling for her resignation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/mary-miller-apologize-hitler-comments/index.html

When will international travel return? Here's what we know right now

There's hope: Summer vacations abroad may happen in a big way this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/international-trips-2021-pandemic/index.html

More states report climbing Covid-19 numbers as CDC chief warns US Capitol riot was a likely 'surge event'

On the heels of the country's deadliest week since the Covid-19 pandemic's start, state officials are warning of more alarming patterns following the holiday season.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

America was lucky to be saved by its democracy -- even if some don't realize it

Even in the aftermath, America might not see how fortunate it is.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/opinions/america-saved-by-democracy-paton-walsh/index.html

Friday, January 8, 2021

Kim Jong Un says North Korea is developing tactical nukes, new warheads and a nuclear-powered submarine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is developing new weaponry including a nuclear-powered submarine, tactical nuclear weapons and advanced warheads designed to penetrate missile defense systems.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/asia/north-korea-nuclear-development-intl-hnk/index.html

China has given 9 million doses of its vaccine to priority groups



source https://cnn.it/2XCkFyB

Twitter takes Trump's special power away as his isolation grows

It took President Donald Trump years and tens of thousands of tweets to build up 88.7 million followers on Twitter. It took a single moment Friday to lose them forever.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/donald-trump-loses-twitter-special-power/index.html

DC police made far more arrests at the height of Black Lives Matter protests than during the Capitol clash

Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington, DC, last summer found themselves facing a massive show of force: military helicopters hovering over the city, National Guard troops patrolling the streets and tear gas filling the air.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/us/dc-police-arrests-blm-capitol-insurrection-invs/index.html

There have always been two Americas. The Capitol Hill riot proved it.

These Black Americans are not surprised by what they saw at the Capitol this week. They reflect on how a mostly White mob could trash the Capitol and go home, when they would be arrested or worse.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/09/capitol-mob-riot-blm-protest-police-orig-mg-llr.cnn

Extremists intensify calls for violence ahead of Inauguration Day

"Trump or war. Today. That simple."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/us/online-extremism-inauguration-capitol-invs/index.html

Right-wing social media app Parler has been removed from the Google Play store

Parler, the alternative social media platform popular with conservatives, has been banned from the Google Play Store, Google told CNN Business Friday evening.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/tech/parler-google-play-removed/index.html

What we know about Asia Pacific's Covid-19 vaccines

One year after the Covid-19 outbreak began, countries around the world are racing to secure and distribute vaccines to their citizens.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/asia/asia-covid-vaccines-explainer-intl-hnk-scli-dst/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



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

Democrats plan to introduce articles of impeachment as early as Monday



source https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/washington-dc-riots-trump-news-friday/h_6730f3c932c438afbd93334423f1a680

FDA warns new coronavirus mutations can cause false negative Covid-19 test results



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-01-08-21/h_f58880d7db8b0f7dea8785528e3debc2

Rioter who put his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk arrested

The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk during Wednesday's riots in the US Capitol has been arrested and charged with three federal counts, including theft of public property, federal officials said Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/us-capitol-riots-arrest-pelosi-desk/index.html

Officials claim Oregon legislator let protesters into state Capitol during closed session

A Republican state legislator may have let protesters into the Oregon Capitol last month during a closed session, according to state police and officials, resulting in a showdown that left two people arrested.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/us/oregon-legislator-entry-protest-december-trnd/index.html

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested under national security law

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Thursday over an alleged violation of the city's national security law, just a day after police arrested dozens of former lawmakers and opposition activists.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/asia/hong-kong-joshua-wong-nsl-arrest-intl-hnk/index.html

Hyundai stock skyrockets on reports it is in early talks with Apple to build a car

Hyundai's stock is on pace for its best day in at least two decades on reports that the South Korean automaker is in early talks with Apple to develop self-driving electric cars.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/tech/hyundai-apple-car-intl-hnk/index.html

Trump asking aides and lawyers about self-pardon power

President Donald Trump has been asking aides and lawyers, including White House counsel Pat Cipollone, about his self-pardon power, multiple sources told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/donald-trump-self-pardon/index.html

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Will Trump pay for the damage he caused?

The Capitol building hasn't been breached since the War of 1812, when British soldiers burned Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics/what-matters-january-6/index.html

Inside the law enforcement chaos at the US Capitol

The chaotic federal response to the Trump rally Wednesday, which was overwhelmed by rioters who stormed the US Capitol, stood in sharp contrast to the heavily-armed presence of thousands of federal authorities during summer protests in Washington, DC, following the police killing of George Floyd.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics/capitol-riots-what-happened/index.html

Twitter can't undo Trump's damage now

On Wednesday, rioters stormed the US Capitol after they were encouraged by President Donald Trump to engage in "wild" protests while Congress counted the electoral votes certifying that Joe Biden won the presidency. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger called their actions, which included breaking windows, invading the House and Senate floors and other violent behavior, a "coup attempt."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/opinions/trump-twitter-failure-capitol-violence-alaimo/index.html

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Republican congressman pressed on empty election fraud claims

CNN's Jim Sciutto debunked Rep. Clay Higgins' (R-LA) false assertion that there is "reasonable suspicion" of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/05/election-results-republican-clay-higgins-sciutto-vpx.cnn

Dozens of Hong Kong opposition figures reportedly arrested under national security law

Dozens of former lawmakers and opposition activists were reportedly arrested Wednesday morning in Hong Kong, on suspicion of violating the city's sweeping national security legislation, in the biggest crackdown yet since the law was imposed by Beijing last year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/05/asia/hong-kong-national-security-law-intl-hnk/index.html

In Australia and Taiwan's fight against Covid, flight crews are proving to be their Achilles heel

Countries around the Asia-Pacific region have closed borders and imposed strict quarantine requirements, essentially sealing themselves off from the world.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/covid-flight-crews-borders-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Hunting for pirate treasure to solve a Seychelles mystery

Centuries ago, the stunning island nation of Seychelles was a playground for pirates. CNN's Richard Quest goes on a real-life hunt for some of the most infamous buried treasure in Mahe.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/01/05/seychelles-pirate-treasure-africa-richard-quest-pandemic-spc.cnn

Doorbell camera captures neighbor saving family from fire

An Arizona family's doorbell camera recorded the moment an alert neighbor came to their rescue as fire engulfed their home.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/05/az-doorbell-camera-fire-rescue-orig-bdk.cnn

Monday, January 4, 2021

Internet gets creative with empty iPhone boxes

Why did the empty iPhone box start trending? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on what owners are putting in them.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/01/05/iphone-box-uses-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

Watch this pro surfer rescue a woman swept away by waves

Mikey Wright, a professional surfer in Hawaii, was recording video of the waves off the coast of Oahu when he noticed a woman getting swept into the water and jumped into action.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/03/hawaii-rescue-surfer-woman-mikey-wright-eg-orig.cnn

Georgia election official shoots down Trump's election conspiracy theories



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-trump-georgia-phone-call-news-010521/

Trump's call could put him in jeopardy, legal experts say



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-trump-georgia-phone-call-rxn-010521/

One American dies from Covid-19 every 33 seconds as the vaccine rollout hits snags

While hopes of vaccinating 20 million people by New Year's Day sputtered out, the US now faces staggering new challenges in the fight against Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/04/health/us-coronavirus-monday/index.html

Actress Tanya Roberts is still alive, according to her publicist

Actress Tanya Roberts, who was reported by CNN and other media outlets to have died, citing her longtime publicist, Mike Pingel, is still alive, Pingel told CNN Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/04/entertainment/tanya-roberts-update/index.html

Anger as Mexico's Covid-19 czar makes beach trip amid worst days of pandemic

Imagine Dr. Fauci heading to a beach in Miami for some vacation right now.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/04/americas/hugo-lpez-gatell-mexico-covid-19-beach-intl/index.html

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Washington Post: In call, Trump demands Georgia officials 'find' votes to tilt election



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-us-politics-0103/

Trump's deranged phone call with Georgia secretary of state reveals a desperate man

The latest turn in loser Donald Trump's campaign to overturn the 2020 election reveals a desperate man willing to say almost anything to get what he wants but instead getting rebuffed by officials who are made of finer stuff. As he pressures them to abandon their duty and come over the dark side of politics, their refusal makes Trump's corrupt methods all the more obvious.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/03/opinions/donald-trump-phone-call-georgia-election-dantonio/index.html

CDC hopes to double number of virus samples checked for new mutations

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes to more than double the number of coronavirus genomes sequenced to watch for new mutations in the US over the next two weeks, a top official said Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/03/health/coronavirus-genome-testing-cdc/index.html

Trump's Iran policy has failed across the board

Outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's barrage of tweets on Friday was inaccurate and insensitive. In fact, they were incredibly undiplomatic for our nation's supposed chief diplomat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/03/opinions/trump-pompeo-iran-failed-policy-vinograd/index.html