An Amtrak train derailed in Montana injuring an undisclosed number of passengers, railway says

September 26, 2021 at 02:12

(CNN) Three people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday afternoon, the Liberty County Sheriff's office said in a statement to CNN. Authorities would not speak on the number of injured or the extent of their injuries. A statement fr...

Opinion: The good news about J&J's Covid-19 vaccine

September 26, 2021 at 01:47

We were desperately short on vaccines, and I and other medical and public health officials were encouraging folks to "get the first vaccine you're offered." For a combination of reasons, J&J came to be thought of by some as the third-tier vaccine. Many...

Team US on the brink of regaining Ryder Cup behind Dustin Johnson excellence

September 25, 2021 at 23:57

(CNN) After day two of the 43rd Ryder Cup, the US team is in an enviable position. The American team lead their European visitors 11-5 at Whistling Straits , with just 12 singles matches to come on Sunday. Following a dominant Friday, they won three of Satu...

The 74-year-old 'Black Widow' killer who murdered her lovers with cyanide

September 25, 2021 at 23:48

(CNN) At 75, Isao Kakehi was in good health and in love. But Isao Kakehi didn't live to see in the new year. On December 28, he became the fourth and final victim of Japan's "Black Widow" killer. Chisako Kakehi, now 74, is on death row for murdering three r...

House Budget Committee votes to pass the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill

September 25, 2021 at 21:37

(CNN) The House Budget Committee voted Saturday to pass the $3.5 trillion spending bill out of committee and send it to the House floor. The vote was 20 to 17 with Democratic Rep. Scott Peters of California joining Republicans to vote against the bill. It c...

Federal court temporarily blocks Covid vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

September 25, 2021 at 21:36

(CNN) A federal appeals court has issued a temporary injunction against a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for New York City educators set to go into effect early next week, temporarily blocking enforcement while the case is sent to a three-judge circuit court pane...

Opinion: Biden's presidency comes down to this

September 25, 2021 at 21:27

(CNN) President Joe Biden is facing a huge week. In the early days of his presidency, his ambitions to expand the social safety net had some people hailing him as a potential successor to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. If this happens, Bid...

First grader wears mask for school picture because his mom told him not to take it off

September 25, 2021 at 21:02

(CNN) When picture day came around at Mason Peoples' elementary school in Las Vegas, the first grader was ready -- he'd picked out his favorite shirt, which happened to match his mask, and practiced his best smile that morning for his mom. "My son actually...

Oldest polar bear in human care in North America dies at Milwaukee zoo

September 25, 2021 at 20:15

(CNN) The oldest polar bear in human care in North America died Friday, according to the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin. Snow Lilly "was humanely euthanized yesterday due to declining health," the zoo announced Saturday on Facebook . She was 36 years old...

Netflix teases a return to the haunted world of 'Stranger Things'

September 25, 2021 at 20:12

New York (CNN Business) Fans of Netflix's immensely popular horror series "Stranger Things" got their most substantial look at the upcoming fourth season of the series on Saturday. The teaser — which Netflix debuted at TUDUM , its first-ever global fan even...

Del Rio Port of Entry in Texas to reopen more than a week after migrant surge

September 25, 2021 at 19:37

(CNN) The Del Rio Port of Entry in Texas was to reopen to vehicle traffic Saturday afternoon after a week-long shutdown prompted by a surge of migrants along the border with Mexico. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic was to resume at 4 p.m. local time Saturday,...

Portland, Oregon, police challenged in 'really tough environment' as violence spikes

September 25, 2021 at 19:27

"It's been challenging coming in during the pandemic, but also during such a time of tumultuous activity in the city, and the cries for reform," Lovell told CNN. "We had folks out on the streets for eight months straight, really demanding police reform," Ma...

Texas Republican congressman Brian Babin says he tested positive for Covid-19

September 25, 2021 at 19:11

(CNN) Republican Rep. Brian Babin of Texas announced Saturday that he tested positive for Covid-19. Babin said in a statement that he started experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms Friday and, after a few negative tests, he tested positive for coronavirus Sa...

Walmart has hired more people of color, but not at the executive or boardroom level, new report shows

September 25, 2021 at 18:32

New York (CNN) People of color made up more than 55% of new hires at Walmart between February and July of this year, but none filled executive management roles or board of director vacancies, according to the company's website and its latest diversity, equi...

Three dismembered bodies, including a child, found in burning Texas dumpster

September 25, 2021 at 17:30

(CNN) Three dismembered bodies -- including a child -- were found in a burning dumpster in Fort Worth, Texas, this week, according to the city's police department. The bodies were "burned and heavily dismembered," police said in a news release on Friday , a...

Sergio Garcia becomes player with most matches won in Ryder Cup history

September 25, 2021 at 17:27

(CNN) Sergio Garcia made Ryder Cup history on Saturday, becoming the player with the most matches won in the famous competition. The 41-year-old claimed his 24th Ryder Cup match victory, winning 3&1 alongside fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm against US pair Bro...

Google Doodle honors Christopher Reeve on 'Superman' actor's birthday

September 25, 2021 at 17:27

(CNN) Saturday's Google Doodle honors Christopher Reeve, the "Superman" actor who became an activist for the disabled, on what would have been his 69th birthday. Reeve was paralyzed from the neck down in a horse riding accident in 1995 and spent the rest of...

Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger argue with officials in drop controversy at Ryder Cup

September 25, 2021 at 16:55

(CNN) US pair Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger cut frustrated figures during their Saturday morning foursomes clash in the Ryder Cup after being denied a free drop by two sets of officials. Koepka, who was to take the next shot, called over the official to a...

What we learned this week in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes

September 25, 2021 at 16:11

(CNN Business) It was an eventful week in the closely-watched trial of Elizabeth Holmes , with witnesses who included scientists, medical professionals, a patient and even the former US Secretary of Defense laying out how the promise of Holmes' blood testin...

Analysis: Why Democrats should be worried about Virginia's governor's race

September 25, 2021 at 16:03

(CNN) The state of Virginia is about to provide the clearest preview of what's to come in the 2022 election. Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin will face off in a marquee gubernatorial race in November. The outcome of these races will he...

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