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    (CNN)A Canadian businessman and his wife pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating quarantine requirements after flying to a small indigenous town in the Yukon territory and allegedly posing as local workers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Rodney Baker, the former president and CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, and his wife Ekaterina Baker pleaded guilty to failure to adhere to...
    (CNN)Live chickens are being given away by local authorities in rural Indonesia as an incentive for older residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19.The program, in Cianjur regency, West Java, is part of the district's effort to increase the number of vaccines administered to citizens age 45 and over.Galih Apria, assistant police commissioner in the sub-district of Pecat, said older residents...
    (CNN)Videos of police arresting people in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday while enforcing a smoking ordinance have highlighted the use-of-force techniques employed by the officers.The videos, obtained by CNN and confirmed by Ocean City Police to show parts of the incident, show police arresting at least three individuals as a crowd of people gathers around.CNN has not seen video of...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump and his allies, including his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, allegedly pressured then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to challenge the results of the 2020 general election, according to emails obtained and reported on by CNN. In the final days of the Trump administration, the 45th president became increasingly angry with his losing his...
    Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued instructions to “laser focus” the military to address China as our one adversary, according to the Department of Defense. Austin issued the directive Wednesday after receiving information on the challenges China presented to the United States from a classified document out of a task force he set up in February, according to the Defense...
    (CNN)A special prosecutor and independent investigator filed charges against three Columbus, Ohio, police officers Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged misconduct during the George Floyd protests last summer, according to the city's Department of Public Safety."We are continuing the investigations into possible misconduct by other officers," special prosecutor Kathleen Garber said in a news release. "We will also...
    Unnamed White House “insiders” were left “perplexed” by the performance of Vice President Kamala Harris on her recent trip to Guatemala and Mexico to address the root causes of the immigration problems at the US Southern border. This report comes from CNN’s Jeremy Diamond, who joined the Vice President on her trip and shared his insights on CNN New Day...
    By Madeline Holcombe, Eric Levenson and Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) — Dr. Anthony Fauci is “cautiously optimistic” that children younger than 12 will be eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine by Thanksgiving, he said on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday. “We are now doing studies that are ongoing as we’re speaking, studies that are looking at what we call...
    (CNN)Duke University's Mike Krzyzewski, the all-time winningest coach in men's Division I college basketball, is set to retire following the Blue Devils upcoming 2021-2022 season, according to reports. CNN has reached out to Duke for confirmation but has yet to hear back."Coach K," as he is affectionately known, has led the men's program to five national championships in 41 seasons...
    (CNN) — Cicadas might seem like a crispy, protein-packed snack, but people with seafood allergies should think twice about eating them, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. “We have to say it,” the FDA said in a tweet Wednesday. “Don’t eat #cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters.”...
    (CNN)Cicadas might seem like a crispy, protein-packed snack, but people with seafood allergies should think twice about eating them, according to the US Food and Drug Administration."We have to say it," the FDA said in a tweet Wednesday. "Don't eat #cicadas if you're allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters."Yep! We have to...
    The Pentagon is reportedly reviewing a Trump-era policy that bans the display of certain types of flags at U.S. military bases. A change in the policy could allow for the display of rainbow gay pride flags at military bases, according to CNN. A senior defense official reportedly said no decision had yet been made, but Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin...
    New York (CNN Business)This weekend kicks off "Hot Vax Summer," an unofficial term meaning that vaccinated Americans are ready to go wild and make up for lost time. We're going on vacation again, drinking heavily (still), dressing up and eating out. Oh, we're apparently having a lot of sex, too — so, good for us!Here's some of the biggest signs...
    Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry on season seven of "Friends." NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images "Friends" stars Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry are related, according to genealogy site MyHeritage. The actors are 11th cousins twice removed per MyHeritage's research, a rep confirmed to Insider. Representatives for Cox and Perry didn't immediately respond to Insider's...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  The Biden administration plans to close two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers after allegations of medical and physical abuse against detainees, CNN reported Thursday. A doctor allegedly performed unauthorized hysterectomies and neglected other detainees at the privately operated Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, while...
    The Biden administration plans to close two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers after allegations of medical and physical abuse against detainees, CNN reported Thursday. A doctor allegedly performed unauthorized hysterectomies and neglected other detainees at the privately operated Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, while it is alleged that officials exercised excessive use of force against peaceful detainees...
    Washington (CNN)The ransomware group that carried out a crippling cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline has demanded millions in bitcoin payment, though at this point the company has not paid, according to people familiar with the matter. The group, previously identified as DarkSide, demanded cryptocurrency valued at millions of dollars, according to several sources. But it is looking like Colonial Pipeline will...
    (CNN)Ellen DeGeneres tells The Hollywood Reporter that she plans to end her long-running daytime talk show in 2022."When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged -- and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore," DeGeneres told THR in an interview published Wednesday. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"...
    Washington (CNN)A ransomware group followed through on its threat to release the personnel files of Washington Metropolitan Police Department officers Tuesday after negotiators failed to meet their demands, according to screenshots of online posts by the group that were reviewed by CNN. The group announced the contents of the negotiation chat, which show they had demanded $4 million from...
    Loading the player... Attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown, Jr., the victim of a fatal police shooting in Elizabeth City, N.C., are asking a district attorney to recuse himself from the case, reported The Hill. The letter, penned by family attorney Bakari Sellers, asked District Attorney Andrew Womble to “immediately recuse” himself from the case, for his “well-defined” relationship with the...
    Fox News is promoting a new special on Fox Nation about Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s scandals by running advertisements on his brother’s CNN show. Fox News purchased local advertising spots on various CNN programs, including “New Day” and “Cuomo Prime Time,” according to Mediaite. The advertisements are targeting the New York City and Washington, D.C. markets, according to...
    Peter Dazeley/Getty Images "Zoom face" is an altered perception of your face that makes you look older than you are.  Pandemic stress may contribute to accelerated aging, experts say. Dermatologists say reducing stress and exercising can help improve skin. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If your reflection on Zoom is looking a little aged, experts say...
    (CNN)Federal prosecutors are moving forward with plans to charge Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers with federal civil rights violations, according to two local media reports in Minnesota. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing a source, and KSTP-TV, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation, say the Justice Department intends to ask a grand jury to indict Chauvin, J....
    The Biden administration is trying to manage the 21,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) now in shelters across the country by deploying federal workers from agencies that fall under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) — the two agencies tasked with handling the minors. CNN revealed the facts in a piece mainly about the lack...
    (CNN)A Nevada death row inmate is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the beginning of June, but he's fighting his sentence, and in a recent court filing, he said he'd prefer to die by firing squad rather than a deadly drug cocktail. In a document filed this month, attorneys for Zane Floyd, sentenced to death for a 1999 Las...
    London (CNN Business)President Joe Biden kicked off a virtual climate summit on Thursday with a pledge to slash US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 52% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade.Angel Gurría, the head of the OECD, told CNN Business that the summit, which continues on Friday, is a huge step in fighting the climate crisis."It's...
    (CNN)Myanmar's military is charging families $85 to retrieve the bodies of relatives killed by security forces in a bloody crackdown on Friday, according to activists.At least 82 people were killed Friday in Bago, 90 kilometers (56 miles) northeast of Yangon, after the city was "raided" by the military's security forces, said advocacy group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP). More...
    (CNN)A man in the Philippines has died after being forced to do 300 squats for breaching Covid curfews, making him the latest victim of the country's often brutal approach to enforcing restrictions. On April 1, Darren Manaog Peñaredondo, 28, left his home in General Trias, a city in Cavite province, which is under lockdown due to rising Covid-19 cases, to...
    By Jessie Yeung | CNN Rescue teams working to dislodge the giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal have failed in another bid to free the boat, according to the vessel’s technical manager. “Another attempt to re-float the vessel earlier today … was not successful,” Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) said in a statement, adding that more equipment is expected to...
    (CNN)A Pennsylvania woman allegedly created deepfake images of multiple members of a cheerleading gym in order to cyberbully them, according to a Bucks County criminal complaint.Raffaela Spone has been charged with three counts of cyber harassment of a child and three counts of harassment, both misdemeanors, according to the complaint against her.Raffaella Spone is seen in a booking photo provided...
    An Republican lawmaker in Arizona spoke in support of a state bill that would restrict voting access, saying that “everybody shouldn’t be voting” and that “we have to look at the quality of votes,” CNN reported Thursday. “There’s a fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans,” State Rep. John Kavanaugh said, while discussing one of dozens of proposed voting rights...
    The Biden administration is moving to temporarily reopen facilities housing migrant children to pre-COVID-19 levels, according to a memo obtained by CNN. Administration officials noted that "extraordinary circumstances" have contributed to the decision as thousands of unaccompanied children have sought to cross the border recently and added strain to the immigration system, the news outlet reported. "Additional shelter capacity will minimize the...
    (CNN)Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is stalling efforts by the Biden administration to provide federal funds for Covid-19 tests for migrants released from custody, a senior Homeland Security official tells CNN.After relaxing state Covid restrictions this week, Abbott alleged, without evidence, that migrants coming into Texas are exposing the state's residents to the coronavirus. "The Biden administration has been releasing immigrants...
    (CNN)Texans weathering harsh winter conditions will get some relief from the cold Saturday, although many in the state are still without basic utilities. Saturday morning temperatures may be as low as 20 degrees for many inland locations, including Dallas and College Station, but the welcome return of onshore winds and full sunshine will warm the state into the 50's and...
    By Deidre McPhillips | CNN Life expectancy in the US dropped a full year in the first half of 2020, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Experts say that Covid-19 was a significant factor contributing to the decline. The life expectancy for the entire US population...
            by Chuck Ross  A left-wing activist facing criminal charges for his involvement in the Capitol riots received $35,000 from both CNN and NBC for footage he recorded of a Trump supporter being fatally shot inside the Capitol building, according to records he filed in federal court on Tuesday. Lawyers for John Sullivan, a 26-year-old Utah...
    Accused Capitol rioter John Sullivan sold video footage he recorded at the Jan. 6 siege to NBC and CNN for $35,000 each, according to new court papers. The news came as prosecutors on Tuesday tried to ban the Utah provocateur — a self-styled anti-Trump activist who they allege infiltrates protests to cause chaos and record video footage — from accessing social media, according to Politico.  Sullivan...
    Washington (CNN)Supporters of then-President Donald Trump brought dozens of weapons to Washington on the day of the insurrection, according to the Justice Department, undermining claims from at least one Republican senator who said the attack wasn't an "armed insurrection," according to a CNN review of court records. Some of the weapons that were confiscated had been seen being used inside...
    Accused Capitol rioter John Sullivan sold video footage he recorded at the Jan. 6 siege to NBC and CNN for $35,000 each, according to new court papers. The news came as prosecutors on Tuesday tried to ban the Utah provocateur — a self-styled anti-Trump activist who they allege infiltrates protests to cause chaos and record video footage — from accessing...
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    A left-wing activist facing criminal charges for his involvement in the Capitol riots received $35,000 from both CNN and NBC for footage he recorded of a Trump supporter being fatally shot inside the Capitol building, according to records he filed in federal court on Tuesday. Lawyers for John Sullivan, a 26-year-old Utah native, disclosed the payments as part of the...
    A former government staffer said she was raped in the Australian Parliament House prompting an apology and promise of an investigation from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, CNN reported Tuesday. Former staffer Brittany Higgins said that a former colleague raped her in the defense minister’s office in March 2019, CNN reported. Morrison fired the person Higgins said raped her for breaching...
    CNN is reportedly eyeing Allison Gollust, executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for CNN Worldwide, to replace network president Jeff Zucker at the end of the year, according to NBC’s Dylan Byers. Zucker, who took over CNN in 2013, told network employees earlier in February that 2021 will likely be his last year, according to The New York Times....
    (CNN)Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid is no longer employed by the team, according to reports by ESPN and the NFL Network.Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was placed on administrative leave after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash last Thursday. The crash left a 5-year-old girl in critical condition with a brain injury. League...
    (CNN)Texas authorities are searching for a white tanker truck after disturbing 911 calls in which people pleaded for help in Spanish and claimed they were inside the vehicle, CNN affiliate KABB reported. "It's heartbreaking to hear because clearly behind the caller, in the background, you can hear others in the car, in the trailer, and they're also screaming for help...
    (CNN)Thursday brought havoc to the roads in Iowa and left dozens of people stranded by ice floes in Wisconsin, with a powerful winter storm showing no signs of abating in the Midwest.Whiteout conditions along Interstate 80 west of Newton, Iowa, led to a 40-vehicle pileup there, the state patrol said Thursday afternoon.Troopers, who weren't injured, were "going vehicle to vehicle...
    A florist charged for her involvement in the Capitol riot asked a federal judge on Monday to allow her to travel to Mexico, according to court records. Jenny Cudd, a Midland, Texas resident, requested to travel to Riviera Maya, Mexico, for a four-day work bonding retreat with coworkers and their spouses, according to a court filing. Cudd’s Pretrial Services Officer,...