Republicans vying to replace Newsom in California recall attack his handling of Covid-19 in debate

August 05, 2021 at 04:05

(CNN) Four of the Republican candidates vying to replace California Gov. He added that the level of harm done to children in California through the closures is still not known. "I happen to have great faith in the ability of people to make decisions of thei...

Pro-fossil fuel Facebook ads were viewed 431 million times — in one year

August 05, 2021 at 04:03

Pro-fossil fuel ads were viewed more than 431 million times onUS platforms in 2020 alone, a report released Thursday by InfluenceMap found. Biden's proposal called for ending power plant emissions by 2035 and a sharp reduction in fossil fuel consumption to...

Australia to establish $280 million reparations fund for 'Stolen Generation'

August 05, 2021 at 04:02

Australia will create a reparations fund of 380 million Australian dollars ($280 million) for members of its Indigenous population who were forcibly removed from their families, Australian media reported on Thursday, months after 800 survivors filed a class...

Analysis: DeSantis turns his ire on Biden instead of Covid-19 as it rages in Florida

August 05, 2021 at 04:01

Ron DeSantis has a message for President Joe Biden : He's not getting out of the way even as his rejection of masking and public health guidance risks fueling his state's raging Covid-19 cases . DeSantis relished the chance to climb on a national stage to b...

How South African artist Penny Siopis is exploring 'Shame'

August 05, 2021 at 03:29

Written by Rebecca Cairns, CNNGrowing up in South Africa in the 1950s and '60s, it was inevitable that Penny Siopis' work would be political. The multimedia artist was born during apartheid, South Africa's period of legislated segregation, and began her car...

Dallas firefighter allegedly faked his family's Covid-19 diagnoses and took paid leave to go to a resort

August 05, 2021 at 03:16

(CNN) A Dallas firefighter was charged with theft after allegedly taking paid leave for nearly a month while lying about testing positive for Covid-19. William Jordan Carter, 38, who's been with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department for 14 years, was arrested F...

Seventeen die after lightning strikes wedding party in Bangladesh

August 05, 2021 at 03:08

People gather around bodies of victims after lightning killed more than a dozen people in Shibganj, Bangladesh, on August 4. At least 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Wednesday when lightning struck a wedding party on a boat in northwe...

Why Phuket's 'Sandbox' pilot project matters to other islands in Asia

August 05, 2021 at 02:55

Over $13 million in international tourism income. Tourism employs at least 15.3 million workers across Asia-Pacific, according to a report by the UN's International Labour Organization. So it should come as no surprise that Thailand's Phuket "Sandbox" pilot...

Lawyers for landlords ask federal court to block new eviction moratorium

August 05, 2021 at 02:54

(CNN) Lawyers for a group of landlords and real estate companies asked a federal judge in Washington late Wednesday to put on hold the Biden administration's new eviction moratorium that prohibits landlords from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent...

Ten people were killed and 20 were injured after a van crash near Encino, Texas

August 05, 2021 at 02:44

(CNN) Ten people were killed and 20 people were taken to area hospitals after a van crashed on Highway 281 near Encino, Texas, Wednesday afternoon, according to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesperson Sgt. Nathan Brandley. There were 30 people...

This Arkansas hospital is so short on nurses in this newest Covid-19 surge, it's offering a $25,000 signing bonus

August 05, 2021 at 02:29

Little Rock, Arkansas (CNN) Takela Gardner began her nursing career just two years ago, but her patients already think she's a seasoned nurse. Not only that, but seeing constant death, working long shifts and having a shortage of health care staff -- specif...

Delta variant is ravaging the world but it's pushing Southeast Asia to breaking point

August 05, 2021 at 02:06

Hong Kong (CNN) Countries across Asia are grappling with their worst coronavirus outbreaks of the pandemic, spurred by low vaccine rates and the highly-contagious Delta variant . VietnamPerhaps nowhere in Southeast Asia is that flip more evident than in Vie...

Analysis: Tucker Carlson's pilgrimage to Hungary shows the right's 'evolution into authoritarianism'

August 05, 2021 at 02:02

(CNN Business) A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. I am just as tired of writing about Tucker Carlson as I am sure you are of reading about him. But what he is doing this week,...

Analysis: New data on kids and Covid made a GOP governor flip on masks in schools

August 05, 2021 at 00:01

We're talking about kids under 12, who need to go back to school over the next month, but can't get the vaccine. During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," he argued the emphasis should rightly be on vaccinations and not masks. Now, as the Delta va...

Boston Mayor compared vaccine policy to slavery-era freedom papers and birtherism

August 04, 2021 at 23:33

(CNN) After New York City announced people will need proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter some indoor facilities, acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey likened the rule to the slavery-era freedom papers. "There's a long history in this country of people needing t...

Simone Biles thanks Japanese gym where she secretly trained to regain her Olympic form

August 04, 2021 at 23:18

(CNN) Simone Biles has tweeted thanks to a Japanese gym for allowing her to privately train while she attempted to regain her gold medal form after withdrawing during the women's artistic gymnastics team final at the Summer Olympics. While thanking those at...

Freshman Rep. Cori Bush in national spotlight for her activism to fight eviction

August 04, 2021 at 23:13

(CNN) Freshman Democratic Rep. Cori Bush has captured national attention for her high-profile activism after she slept on the steps of the US Capitol for several days to protest a lapse in the federal eviction moratorium amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm...

The governors of the 4 largest states in the country are all under fire right now

August 04, 2021 at 22:56

You have oodles of control, can get things done and don't have to worry about pesky things like the filibuster. In fact, a quick scan across the country reveals that the four governors who lead the most populous states find themselves in varying degrees of...

Biden administration proposes $750 million weapons sale to Taiwan in a move likely to anger Beijing

August 04, 2021 at 22:55

(CNN) The Biden administration has informed Congress of a proposed $750 million weapons sale to Taiwan in a move likely to further inflame tensions with Beijing. The administration gave notice about the intended sale on Wednesday, according to a State Depar...

White House cyber official says 'commitment' by ransomware gang suggests Biden's warnings are working

August 04, 2021 at 22:22

(CNN) White House Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger said Wednesday that the Biden administration thinks recent comments by a representative of a ransomware gang linked to the May attack on the Colonial Pipeline could amount to a "commitment" t...