Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' is latest flashpoint in Virginia governor's race

October 27, 2021 at 00:08

Youngkin released an ad on Monday that features Laura Murphy, a Fairfax County mother and conservative activist, who spearheaded a campaign against "Beloved," the 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The campaign began after Murphy claimed it gave her son, a...

5 people are on a hunger strike outside the White House. One has been to the ER

October 27, 2021 at 00:01

(CNN) Five young climate activists are on their seventh day of a hunger strike outside the White House, to demand government action on climate to match the severity of the crisis. Kidus Girma, 26, a climate activist and organizer, is one of the five. He tol...

Two middle school students are being praised after their quick actions saved their bus driver

October 26, 2021 at 23:53

(CNN) Two middle school students are being praised for their quick action when their bus driver experienced a medical emergency. Conner Doss and Kane Daugherty are students at East Paulding Middle School outside Atlanta and were on a full bus when the incid...

Facebook is having a tougher time managing vaccine misinformation than it is letting on, leaks suggest

October 26, 2021 at 23:47

New York (CNN Business) In public, Facebook has touted the resources it has dedicated to tackling Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation , even scolding US President Joe Biden for his harsh criticism of the company's handling of the issue. But internaldocument...

How to tax Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

October 26, 2021 at 23:46

Enter Wyden's Billionaires' Tax Plan. Nor is it a "wealth tax," potentially liable to Constitutional challenge. It all starts with the idea that an income tax is supposed to tax the gains from both labor and capital, the two major sources of one's "income."...

Negotiators near deal on Biden priorities of expanding child care and universal pre-K

October 26, 2021 at 23:46

(CNN) Democrats are within striking distance of securing agreement on two critical components of President Joe Bide n's domestic agenda, according to a source familiar with the negotiations, as they work through final language on the universal preschool and...

Immunocompromised may need a fourth Covid-19 shot, CDC says

October 26, 2021 at 23:38

(CNN) People with certain health conditions that make them moderately or severely immunocompromised may get a fourth mRNA Covid-19 shot, according to updated guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC authorized a third dose...

Genetic fingerprints link aromatherapy spray to 4 tropical disease cases, CDC confirms

October 26, 2021 at 23:24

(CNN) Genetic fingerprinting has linked all cases of a rare tropical disease called melioidosis that affected four people in Georgia, Texas, Minnesota and Kansas and killed two of them to an aromatherapy spray sold at Walmart, the US Centers for Disease Con...

The Braves take on the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series tonight

October 26, 2021 at 23:01

The Houston Astros advanced to the World Series for the third time in the last five seasons, defeating the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series in six games. Houston last was in the World Series in 2019, losing in seven games to the Was...

Illinois officer fatally shot as he approached a suspected stolen vehicle, authorities say

October 26, 2021 at 22:28

(CNN) A 36-year-old Pontoon Beach, Illinois, police officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning after attempting to approach a suspected stolen vehicle, the Illinois State Police said in a news release. As officer Tyler Timmins approached the vehicle early...

Charlottesville civil trial will pit free speech vs. organizing violence

October 26, 2021 at 21:46

Counterprotesters line the route taken by white nationalists and neo-Nazis during the "Unite the Right" rally. Counterprotesters line the route taken by white nationalists and neo-Nazis during the "Unite the Right" rally. The plaintiffs include several Char...

Texas woman killed after a stolen big rig crashes into a mobile home

October 26, 2021 at 20:32

(CNN) A suspect in a reportedly stolen 18-wheeler is accused of jumping out of the moving truck moments before it crashed into a mobile home in Texas, killing a woman and injuring a man. According to the Houston Police Department, a trucking company reporte...

FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11

October 26, 2021 at 20:21

(CNN) Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted 17-0 with one abstention Tuesday to recommend Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine in children 5 to 11. Members of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee agreed that the...

How the fatal 'Rust' shooting unfolded, moment by moment

October 26, 2021 at 20:09

A sudden shot rang out on setThe crew was filming last Thursday at Bonanza Creek Ranch, a Western movie set outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. But even with the delay, things appeared to be going smoothly, director Joel Souza told Santa Fe County Sheriff's deput...

Investors are getting very greedy again

October 26, 2021 at 20:08

But as October ends, Wall Street is in a festive mood. The Dow ended the day up nearly 15 points Tuesday to hit an all-time high and is not far from the 36,000 mark . The S&P 500, also at a record level, rose 0.2% while the Nasdaq gained 0.1%. shares en...

Americans may finally get paid family leave. Here's what to know

October 26, 2021 at 20:05

Washington (CNN) President Joe Biden is pushing to create a national standard on paid family and sick leave, which already exists in most other developed nations. Biden originally proposed guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid leave but the plan has been reduced to...

The first new Range Rover in a decade faces tougher competition

October 26, 2021 at 19:59

(CNN Business) Land Rover just unveiled what will be the first new, redesigned Range Rover in a decade. This is only the fifth generation of the large off-road luxury SUV since the model was introduced in 1970. The Range Rover used to have a pretty straight...

'Dune' sequel set for 2023 after strong box office opening

October 26, 2021 at 19:56

New York (CNN Business) The Dune story continues. Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that "Dune: Part Two," the sequel to this weekend's No. 1 film , will hit theaters in two years. The movie is set to be released on October 20, 2023. The first installment o...

Removal of cargo ship off Georgia coast is largest in US history, Coast Guard says

October 26, 2021 at 19:54

(CNN) An official providing an update on the Golden Ray wreck removal off the coast of Georgia said it is the largest in United States history and required more than 3 million collective man-hours. The 656-foot cargo ship was carrying 4,100 vehicles when it...

Yosemite Falls is flowing again thanks to the major storm that walloped the drought-choked US West

October 26, 2021 at 19:34

(CNN) Yosemite Falls is again hosting its famous deluge after record-shattering rainfall this week in California following an extremely dry summer and extensive drought. "It's definitely significant." The considerable rain owed to a chart-topping "atmospher...