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Embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is denied a meeting with Trump

Rep. Matt Gaetz, whom federal authorities are currently investigating for potential sex trafficking violations, was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman. Two people familiar with the matter said Gaetz tried to schedule a visit with Trump…

BAFTA Awards 2021: See the full list of winners

The BAFTA film awards, selected by members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, were presented over the weekend. The drama “Nomadland” led among films with four wins, including best film. See below for a full list of nominees with winners indicated in bold. Best Film “The Father” “The Mauritanian” “Nomadland” *WINNER “Promising…

Powell tells ’60 Minutes’ that US economy is at an ‘inflection point’

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the US economy is at an “inflection point,” and that growth and job creation is poised to accelerate. Powell made the comments during an interview that will air Sunday on CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” In a preview of the interview released early Sunday, Powell provided a rosier economic outlook,…

Driver arrested in hit-and-run death of Sandra Feuerstein, New York federal judge

A woman has been arrested in connection to a hit-and-run accident that killed federal judge Sandra Feuerstein and injured a 6-year-old in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday. Nastasia Andranie Snape was arrested Saturday and faces charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and leaving the scene of a crash with…

The job of binge-watching true crime for a day is back — and could earn you $2,400

Fans of true crime documentaries have another chance to binge-watch a full day of gory drama and earn cash while doing it. Last year, documentary streaming service MagellanTV paid one true crime fanatic $1,000 to watch 24 hours of crime documentaries. This year they’re looking for three brave souls to take the job — and…

Colorado bill would give children free mental health services during the pandemic

The Colorado state legislature is working to give children free access to mental health care to help them cope with the mental ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic. HB21-1258, introduced in the House on April 6, seeks to create a temporary program that would provide minors with three free sessions with a mental health professional. The…

Former Attorney General and legal activist Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, the former US attorney general and legal activist, has died at the age of 93, his granddaughter told CNN. Clark died Friday at his home in New York, his granddaughter Taylor Clark said. Clark served as attorney general in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration in the late 1960s and is recognized for supervising…

How a 6-year-old with two rare disorders inspired a country song about Kenny Chesney

A 6-year-old with a rare combination of genetic disorders just got his big break in Nashville thanks to a nonprofit and some songwriters for Kenny Chesney, who helped him get through years of hospital stays. Nash Hensley, of South Bend, Indiana, was born with two genetic disorders: achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder characterized by dwarfism,…

Deal between Korean battery firms is a big lift for US EV makers

Two major makers of lithium batteries used for electric vehicles have reached a deal on an intellectual property dispute that threatened to curtail the supply of batteries needed to step up US production of EVs. The deal reached Sunday between South Korean companies LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation will have SK pay LG 2…

Republican pushback on Covid emergency could cost Wisconsin’s neediest residents $50 million in monthly food stamps

More than 240,000 of Wisconsin’s lowest-income households could lose $50 million in pandemic food stamp benefits next month due to the ongoing power struggle between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled state legislature. The Wisconsin Supreme Court late last month blocked Evers from repeatedly extending the state’s public health emergency without approval from lawmakers,…

Maryland lawmakers override GOP governor’s vetoes to enact police reform measures

Lawmakers in Maryland enacted a slate of police reform measures on Saturday by overriding Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the bills, bringing changes to the state that include limits to no-knock warrants, body camera requirements and a repeal of the state’s police Bill of Rights. The Democratic speaker of Maryland’s House of Delegates, Adrienne…

Cruise lines poised for rebound despite no word on when US sailings can resume

It appears travelers are once again eager to take a cruise — and investors may be ready to hop aboard with them. Even though the Centers for Disease Control has yet to give a firm date for when it will allow ships to dock at US ports, industry leader Carnival Corp reported last week that…

Fresno police fires officer for alleged involvement with Proud Boys

A Fresno, California, police officer was fired Friday after online images and videos surfaced showing his alleged involvement with the far-right group the Proud Boys, Fresno police said. Rick Fitzgerald had been placed on paid administrative leave last month and an internal investigation was launched, the department said. It is unclear what level of involvement…

Top Black Democrats condemn GOP election bills as grave threat to voting in America

The highest-ranking Black lawmaker in Congress and a top Black state leader took aim Sunday at nation-wide Republican efforts to restrict voting access as a move that will suppress minority voting and imperil democracy in America. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn blasted bills aimed at restricting ballot access in all but three states as “a…

Severe storm threat has increased across Florida causing airport delays

Severe weather across central Florida is causing delays at some of the state’s major airports as the storm threat continues to increase. Sunday’s severe storm threat across the Florida Peninsula has been increased to an “enhanced” risk, level three of five, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC). This threat level includes the cities of…

Republican state lawmakers push new criminal penalties for election activities

In the week before last November’s general election, Iowa progressive activist Mitch Henry scoured neighborhoods on the east and south sides of Des Moines, in search of fellow Latino voters who had not yet returned their absentee ballots. “Some of these people were homebound, and voting was probably the last thing they were thinking about,…

Los Angeles woman suspected of killing her 3 young children, police say

A Los Angeles woman suspected of killing her three young children, all under 5 years of age, is now in custody police said Saturday. Liliana Carrillo, 30, is the lone suspect in the deaths, LAPD officials said at a news conference. The children were ages 3, 2 and 6 months, said Lt. Anthony Cato. A…

Anti-Defamation League CEO: Fox needs to rethink its entire primetime lineup

Tucker Carlson sparked a wave of backlash with comments about the so-called “white replacement theory” on his Fox show Thursday evening. In response, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt sent a letter urging Fox to dump Carlson, and now he’s saying the network needs to rethink its entire lineup. “Fox needs to look at their entire…

When should you get the vaccine if you have had Covid-19? Dr. Wen explains

Over 175.1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the United States as of April 9, but many people still have questions about when to get the vaccine — particularly if they have had Covid-19 over the past year. Taking the vaccine also becomes more complicated if someone was recently diagnosed with Covid-19…

Buttigieg: Biden wants ‘real progress’ on infrastructure plan by Memorial Day

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday defended the Biden administration’s broad definition of infrastructure in the American Jobs Plan, saying President Joe Biden is still aiming for Republican support for the plan while looking for progress on it by Memorial Day. “I very much believe that all of these things are infrastructure because infrastructure is…

eBay removes a listing selling art created in a Japanese American concentration camp

At first glance, the drawings seem innocuous. Each of the 20 black and white sketches artfully depicts a natural landscape. Pine trees and mountains set against a bright orb in the sky. Cartoonish leaves splayed out like tentacles. Unearthly limestone columns towering before an ominous cloud. Their origins, though, are darker: They are believed to…

Losing a long-term spouse can be deadly, studies show

The world has joined Queen Elizabeth II in sorrow over the loss Friday of her husband of seven decades, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, just two months shy of his 100th birthday. The duo was a loving and close-knit couple. The Queen told guests at a luncheon on their 50th wedding anniversary that Phillip…

Standoff at Honolulu hotel ends as armed man kills himself, police say

A standoff at a Hawaii hotel is over after an armed man barricaded inside killed himself following a 10-hour lockdown, Honolulu police said. Honolulu police said SWAT teams entered the room at the Kahala Hotel and Resort where the man was holed up at 3:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. ET) Sunday and found him dead with…

Will corporate earnings be strong enough to justify the record stocks rally?

The Dow and S&P 500 are at record highs thanks to Wall Street optimism about Covid-19 vaccines, federal government stimulus, a rebounding global economy and a surge in value stocks. Now it’s time for Corporate America to prove that investors should believe the hype. A slew of big banks and other financial firms will report…

Real Madrid goes top of La Liga with El Clasico victory over Barcelona

Real Madrid weathered bitter winds and driving rain to defeat Barcelona 2-1 in an action-packed El Clasico on Saturday. The win, which came courtesy of goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos, saw Real go top of La Liga ahead of rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, although Atletico has a chance to regain the top…

Hideki Matsuyama races into Masters lead ahead of final day

In what is known as “moving day” in golf’s majors, the third day of the Masters lived up to that billing with plenty of changes in the leaderboard. The tournament’s front end bunched up considerably over the course of Saturday’s play, which was disrupted by an hour-long delay caused by bad weather. It was Hideki…

Two Utah deputies were shot in an altercation with a man near sheriff’s office

Two Salt Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were shot near the sheriff’s office building Saturday morning by a man during an altercation, authorities say. The deputies were doing campus security on the sheriff’s office property and around the Salt Lake County Metro Jail when an altercation began around 10:30 a.m. local time, Salt Lake County Sheriff…

The little-known history of the Black ‘Concrete Cowboy’

In Philadelphia, a Black cowboy in a white undershirt and a gold chain wrangles a wayward horse. Teens pile hay and clean up manure near brick row houses. Men and women ride cantering horses down a city street as cars pass by. These are scenes from “Concrete Cowboy,” a new Netflix movie starring Idris Elba…

For many sufferers of long Covid, proving they are sick is a big part of the battle

Lyth Hishmeh kept feeling ill months after contracting coronavirus a year ago in March. He had chest pain and couldn’t concentrate. At 26 years old, the former regular runner was fatigued and breathless, struggling to function properly. Yet medical professionals kept telling him he simply could not still be ill. “They were telling me it’s…

As vaccinations keep rising, so do Covid-19 hospitalizations among those who aren’t vaccinated

First, the good news: The United States reported a record-high 4.6 million doses of vaccines administered in one day, according to data published Saturday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Amazing Saturday! +4.63M doses administered over total yesterday, a new record,” tweeted Dr. Cyrus Shahpar, the White House Covid-19 data director. “More than…

The time has come to start training the pets for your return to work

Pets — like their humans — had to adjust during the pandemic. They got used to people being at home most of the time, just as people learned how to juggle caring for their pets while also doing their jobs remotely. But now, with Covid-19 vaccinations picking up, if you have a pet, it’s time…

‘SNL’ takes on the Derek Chauvin trial via a Minnesota morning show

“Saturday Night Live” opened this week’s episode tackling the news from the Derek Chauvin trial via a Minnesota morning show. The show included two Black anchors, played by Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson, and two White anchors, played by Alex Moffat and Kate McKinnon. “It’s been a tough week for news,” Nwodim’s anchor said. “There’s…

Sixth victim dies days after mass shooting in South Carolina, coroner says

The sixth victim of a shooting in Rock Hill, South Carolina, earlier this week has died, the York County coroner announced Saturday. Robert Shook, an air conditioning technician, initially survived the attack that left a beloved doctor, his wife, their two grandchildren and another air conditioning technician dead on Wednesday, but he died late Saturday…

Maryland inmates can now earn a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University

Georgetown University has announced a new program that will allow some Maryland prison inmates to earn bachelor’s degrees. The Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) will lead the five-year program. It will choose its first 25 students in the fall 2021 semester. By the program’s end, at least 125 inmates within the Maryland prison system…

Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars delayed

We’ll have to wait a little bit longer before the first powered, controlled flight occurs on another planet. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, originally scheduled to fly on Mars Sunday, is now set to take off no earlier than April 14, according to the agency. The helicopter returned data to mission teams on Earth late Friday evening…

A Texas man ran from Disneyland to Disney World. Here’s why

A Texas man, wanting to raise awareness of diabetes, just finished running from Disneyland in Southern California to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Don Muchow, 59, started his goal of running across the United States in February 2020. He didn’t have a specific plan involving both Disney parks, but Muchow told CNN affiliate WESH…

Saks Fifth Avenue to stop selling animal fur products

Saks Fifth Avenue says it will stop selling animal fur products by the end of the 2022 fiscal year both online and in stores. The luxury department store chain said in a statement that under the new policy, it will “no longer offer products from animals raised for the use of their fur, including but…

Trump repeats election lies and insults McConnell in front of RNC donors in Palm Beach

Former President Donald Trump repeated familiar lies about the 2020 election and insulted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Saturday when speaking to Republican National Committee donors gathered for the first time since Trump’s defeat, a person in the room told CNN. Donors assembled just down the road from his Mar-a-Lago home — a sign that…

Play suspended on third day of Masters due to inclement weather

Just as things were heating up and the leaderboard was getting congested, play has been suspended during the third round of the Masters due to inclement weather. Suggestions of storms and high winds were in the forecast at the beginning of Saturday’s play, and those predictions came to fruition around 4 p.m. ET. The wind…

One dead and two deputies shot in an altercation outside of a Utah jail

Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and an individual involved in an altercation with the deputies was killed outside the Salt Lake County Metro Jail in Utah on Saturday. The individual, whose name has not been released, was shot and killed, Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said during a press briefing. Both deputies have been…

A website is offering $1,000 for someone to binge-watch home improvement shows

If you feel like watching home improvement shows causes you to spend more money on your remodeling, here’s your chance to earn some cash while binge-watching “Fixer Upper.” The website ReviewHomeWarranties is offering to pay someone $1,000 to watch 10 episodes of three different home improvement shows. The shows chosen by the website to watch…

Four suspected Boogaloo associates are indicted for allegedly destroying evidence

Four suspected members of a group associated with the extremist anti-government Boogaloo movement have been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco, the Justice Department announced Friday. Jessie Alexander Rush, Robert Jesus Blancas, Simon Sage Ybarra, and Kenny Matthew Miksch are charged with destroying records following the May 29 killing of a federal…

Concerns mount that US withdrawal from Afghanistan could risk progress on women’s rights

Concerns are mounting from bipartisan US lawmakers and Afghan women’s rights activists that the hard-won gains for women and civil society in Afghanistan could be lost if the United States makes a precipitous withdrawal from the country. President Joe Biden has suggested it will be difficult to meet the May 1 deadline for US troops…

Prince Charles pays tribute to his father Prince Philip

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, paid tribute to his late father Prince Philip on Saturday in a pre-recorded statement. “My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him, and from…

Video shows lightning shatter a tree outside of a Wisconsin high school

The National Weather Service says, “When thunder roars, go indoors” for a reason. Video posted on the US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin Facebook page shows lightning strike a pine tree Thursday. You can see the tree light up down the middle, shatter, and plummet to the ground in pieces. The tree was outside…

Pandemic may give rise to a progressive new era if White House economic team has its way

As they chart the country’s tentative economic recovery, White House officials see possibility in the wake of the pandemic — an opportunity to dive full bore into pursuing the most transformative progressive policies in decades. Holed up in offices in the cavernous Eisenhower Executive Office Building, top White House economic officials are combing through reams…

BBC deluged with complaints over wall-to-wall Prince Philip coverage

Global interest in the British royal family has boomed recently, mostly due to Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last month and the hit TV series “The Crown.” But after Prince Philip’s death on Friday, media saturation appears to have reached tipping point, in Britain at least. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) opened…

Premier League leader Manchester City stunned by 10-man Leeds United

Two goals from Stuart Dallas saw Leeds United secure an unlikely 2-1 victory against Premier League leader Manchester City, despite having captain Liam Cooper sent off in the first half. Man City looked far more likely to get the winner after Ferran Torres had equalized for the home side, but Dallas’ breakaway goal in stoppage…

One person killed, 5 wounded in Texas highway shooting

One person was killed and at least five others were injured when people in two vehicles shot at each other on a Fort Worth, Texas, freeway Friday night, officials said. The two vehicles, which police say each had several occupants, were traveling eastbound on the Southwest Loop of the 820 freeway just after 10 p.m.…

Severe weather forecast for parts of Gulf Coast; at least 2 dead in Louisiana

At least two people in Louisiana are dead after extreme overnight weather, authorities say, as severe weather along the northern Gulf Coast impacts almost 65 million people. Emergency officials in St. Landry Parish report one death and seven injuries after a possible tornado hit early Saturday, Jessie Bellard, parish president, said in a statement. On Friday…

A final flyby for asteroid Bennu and 5 other top space and science stories this week

Coming soon: Watch out for the upcoming launch of Wonder Theory, the first-ever CNN space and science newsletter. Subscribe here and be among the first to receive the week’s most fascinating stories, delivered straight to your inbox every Saturday morning. Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest. In a matter of days,…

Jeff Bezos endorsed higher corporate tax rates. But it won’t cost him much

A year ago, Joe Biden, then the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, was picking a fight with Amazon over how little it paid Uncle Sam. Now Biden is president, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on a lonely island supporting the White House’s plan — to raise corporate taxes. Hardly any other company leaders have…

Inside the case that bankrupted the Klan

At first, Cecelia Perry thought she knew what happened to her younger brother when he failed to return from a late-night trip to a service station on March 20, 1981. Nineteen-year-old Michael Donald was thoughtful and responsible — working at night and watching Perry’s oldest son during the day. He’d been with Perry at another…

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate race raises simmering divisions inside the party

In the beginning stages of Pennsylvania’s high stakes Democratic Senate primary, even the most progressive of candidates are downplaying the label. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey’s decision to retire next year means that for the first time in more than a decade, voters in what has become one of the country’s most hotly contested swing states…

Frustration grows at US military bases overseas over slow pace of vaccine rollout

Many members of the American military and their family members stationed outside the US are growing increasingly frustrated at the pace of the coronavirus vaccine rollout on overseas bases which is lagging behind the continental US. Military families based in Europe are fully reliant on military health clinics at their bases to receive vaccines. They…

How to speak to someone who’s hesitant to get vaccinated

As a pediatrician, Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez spends many of her days with nervous moms and dads listening to reasons why they’re worried about their kids receiving vaccinations. “It often manifests as just complete disagreements on how to raise kids,” said Bracho-Sanchez. To navigate the complexity, she tells her families that she would never judge parents…

A California town is paying its homeless to clean their encampment sites

A pilot project in a California town is paying homeless residents to tidy up their living areas, and it’s changing the culture of the city. The idea stemmed from a conversation with one of the city’s police sergeants, said Sarah Bontrager, the housing and public services manager for Elk Grove, a city of 174,000 people…

Inside Cup Foods, where it seems George Floyd never left

Walking up to Cup Foods, you pass the outline of a body drawn on the street. It shows where George Floyd took his last breath. Approaching it now, it’s impossible not to see again the horrified huddle of people captured on police body camera screaming at officers to get off the neck of George Floyd.…

Giants fan throws ceremonial first pitch 10 years after a near-fatal attack

Bryan Stow triumphantly held up a baseball before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the San Francisco Giants’ home opener Friday. Assisted by a walker, the fan donned the Giants’ orange and black, the same colors he was wearing 10 years ago when he was beaten and nearly killed. In 2011, Stow attended an Opening…

Wastewater from Piney Point has Tampa Bay on edge for possible red tide, algae bloom

Scientists are ramping up their efforts to track the nutrient-rich wastewater, contaminated by the Piney Point phosphogypsum stack, that’s dumping into Florida’s Tampa Bay, as concern remains high that it could supercharge potential toxic algae blooms, including red tide. Ultimately, it will take weeks and months for the effects of the wastewater to be fully…

Musical performances at vaccination site help New Yorkers and struggling artists

In New York City you can hear the beginnings of a post-pandemic world as much as you can see them. At Manhattan’s Javits Center, one of the busiest convention centers in the country in pre-pandemic times, roughly 9,000 New Yorkers shuffle through every day to receive their Covid-19 vaccines. Thanks to Sing for Hope, the…

Your guide to avoiding Covid-19 at church and other religious services

If you’re wondering how to get back to in-person religious services, CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen recommends thinking about it like your finances. Just like a financial budget helps you figure out what your spending limits are, a “coronavirus budget” can help you figure out where your boundaries are in terms of potentially risky…

Supreme Court again blocks California Covid restriction on religious activities

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote on Friday blocked another state Covid-19 restriction on religious services, with another late-night order, over protests from California officials that the limits affecting some Bible study sessions did not impinge on religious rights and were to be lifted within days. The unsigned order for the high court majority…

How to help siblings get along better

Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life — as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories. But experts say parents don’t have to put up with the bickering and the fights: There are strategies and techniques to help brothers and sisters get along better, strengthening a…

Hometown pitcher throws the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history

Pitcher Joe Musgrove tossed the first no-hitter in Padres franchise history on Friday night, as San Diego defeated the Texas Rangers 3-0 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Padres, who started playing in 1969, were the only team in Major League Baseball to have never thrown a no-hitter. Musgrove struck out 10 and…

Four gray whales have been found dead in California’s Bay Area within eight days

Gray whales are visible just twice a year in California as they migrate from the southern tip of the West Coast up toward Alaska and back again. They delight residents as they appear briefly in coastal waters before returning to the open ocean. This spring, though, they’ve been washing up dead. The carcasses of four…

Nearly 40% of Marines have declined Covid-19 vaccine

Nearly 40% of US Marines are declining Covid-19 vaccinations, according to data provided to CNN on Friday by the service, the first branch to disclose service-wide numbers on acceptance and declination. As of Thursday, approximately 75,500 Marines have received vaccines, including fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated service men and women. About 48,000 Marines have chosen…

Bowling Green State University expels fraternity for hazing in wake of student’s death

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter at Ohio’s Bowling Green State University has been permanently expelled from campus for hazing violations in the wake of a student’s death, university spokesperson Alex Solis announced Friday. “This expulsion is because of hazing, which is absolutely intolerable,” Solis said in the campus-wide statement. “The University’s investigation found the…

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