Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

CNN — Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard at hurricane strength after making landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday, slamming the area with fierce winds and storm surge, sapping power for hundreds of thousands and washing away or collapsing some coastal homes. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph … Read more

Opinion: How ‘Abbott Elementary’ became more than a belief

Editor’s Note: Gene Seymour is also a critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — Wednesday night’s second … Read more

Opinion: How ‘Abbott Elementary’ became more than a belief

Editor’s Note: Gene Seymour is also a critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — Wednesday night’s second … Read more

Exclusive: New book reveals Trump’s business practices included once being paid with gold bars

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s business practices included some eyebrow-raising moments, such as once being paid with gold bars that were wheeled into his Trump Tower apartment, according to reporting obtained by CNN from a forthcoming book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Haberman reveals new details about Trump’s business dealings in the … Read more

Opinion: Bad Bunny’s politically charged reggaetón is making waves

Editor’s Note: Ed Morales (@SpanglishKid) is a journalist and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He’s the author of the book “Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico.” The views expressed are his own. View more … Read more

At least 50 groups in the US advocated to ban books in the past year

CNN — At least 50 groups have recently played a role in the evolving movement to have books removed from schools, a new PEN America analysis shows. PEN America, a literary and free expression advocacy organization, released Monday its latest analysis of bans on school library books and class curricula that have occurred in the … Read more

In South Korea, fried chicken is the latest sign of inflation woes

Hong Kong/Seoul CNN Business — Clark Park, the 35-year-old YouTuber, is one of many people in South Korea fed up with high food prices. That’s why he grabbed his camera and joined a huge throng of shoppers clamoring for cheap fried chicken one August morning at Homeplus, a hypermarket chain that had just slashed 12% … Read more

Brooklyn Public Library has issued 5,100 free library cards to make banned books available for teenagers

CNN — As some public and school libraries pulled books from their shelves earlier this year, New York City’s Brooklyn Public Library made access to thousands of books easier for teens across the country. In the past several months, the Brooklyn Public Library has issued more than 5,100 free electronic library cards to young people … Read more

New book reveals Melania Trump criticized her husband’s handling of Covid

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s top general feared he would authorize a strike on Iran as his presidency ended. His intelligence chief wondered what Russia had on him. A billionaire friend convinced him to try buying Greenland. A half-dozen top officials considered resigning en masse. Even his wife, first lady Melania Trump, was “rattled … Read more

‘You’re blowing this’: New book reveals Melania Trump criticized her husband’s handling of Covid

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s top general feared he would authorize a strike on Iran as his presidency ended. His intelligence chief wondered what Russia had on him. A billionaire friend convinced him to try buying Greenland. A half-dozen top officials considered resigning en masse. Even his wife, first lady Melania Trump, was “rattled … Read more