5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN — Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already preparing for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they’re getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that’s forcing them to cut … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 19: The Queen, Hurricane Fiona, Covid, Ukraine, Truck recall

CNN — Many people who share their lives on social media may assume that they can delete their posts, messages, and personal data whenever they choose. But a recent Senate hearing has shown once again that deleting something from the internet is almost impossible – even if the account is canceled. Here’s what else you … Read more

A scientific way to calm and put a crying baby to sleep

Sign up for the Sleep, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has helpful hints to achieve better sleep. CNN — It’s every parent’s nightmare – an exhausted baby who just won’t stop crying when it’s time to go to sleep. Even worse? The baby finally falls asleep in your arms but wakes up again … Read more

Chongqing Covid outbreak: Chinese city ‘stretched to the limit’ as millions wait in line for tests in extreme heat

Hong Kong CNN — The Chinese metropolis of Chongqing has rolled out mass Covid testing in its central area amid a record heat wave, leaving millions of residents standing under the sun for hours as they struggle with extreme temperatures and power shortages. Stringent zero-Covid measures enacted by the southwestern mega city to contain an … Read more

LA County coroner rules Anne Heche’s death an accident

CNN — The cause of death of actress Anne Heche was ruled an accident Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner. Heche’s car crashed into a Los Angeles home and erupted into flames on August 5. After the accident, Heche experienced a “severe anoxic brain injury,” depriving her brain of oxygen, … Read more

Anne Heche’s son mourns mother: ‘We have lost a bright light’

CNN — Anne Heche’s son paid tribute to his mother Friday saying the family had lost “a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.” In a statement Heche’s son, Homer Laffoon, 20, wrote: “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I … Read more

Under 60, healthy, vaccinated and boosted? ‘You’re in a pretty good place’ with Covid-19

CNN — Data obtained by CNN from New York’s largest health-care provider indicates you’re very unlikely to become severely ill with Covid-19 if you’re under age 60, up to date on your Covid-19 vaccines and don’t have underlying health problems, backing up a government plan expected to be announced this week that will ease up … Read more

5 things to know for July 14: Covid-19, Biden in Israel, Jan. 6, Virginia, Sri Lanka

CNN — Food prices in grocery stores and on restaurant menus are still on the rise, but relief may be on the horizon. Some financial experts say food producers’ input costs peaked earlier this year and have been falling. But gas prices, which remain near record levels, are up nearly 60% over the past year, … Read more

Undercounted Covid-19 cases leave US with a blind spot as BA.5 variant becomes dominant

CNN — Official Covid-19 case metrics severely underestimate the true number of infections, leaving the United States with a critical blind spot as the most transmissible coronavirus variant yet takes hold. The Omicron offshoot BA.5 became the dominant variant in the US last week, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ hopes to jolt a rebounding theater industry

New York CNN Business — Two years ago, movie theaters were suffering through the pandemic and many in Hollywood wondered if going to the movies would become a thing of the past. Now, halfway through 2022, the reports of the death of theaters appear to be greatly exaggerated. Audiences have returned to the cineplex for … Read more