Third Black lawmaker arrested this month during voting rights protests in DC

July 29, 2021 at 23:48

Washington (CNN) Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said she was arrested on Thursday by Capitol Police during a protest on voting rights, becoming the third lawmaker to be arrested in recent weeks while participating in a pro-voting rights demonstration in...

Analysis: It's about to get much harder to not be vaccinated

July 29, 2021 at 23:21

To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here(CNN) The federal government may not try to force people to get the Covid vaccine. It's only on the edge of a requirement, since there is an out in the form of testing. But it is certainly a requirement to prove...

Navy charges sailor in connection with 2020 fire on USS Bonhomme Richard

July 29, 2021 at 22:54

Washington (CNN) The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship while it was in port in San Diego, a Navy spokesperson said Thursday. The charges are based on evidence found durin...

Analysis: Marco Rubio just dunked on himself. Bigly.

July 29, 2021 at 22:47

(CNN) In honor of tonight's NBA Draft , Marco Rubio performed a remarkable dunk on himself on Thursday. The Florida Republican senator, who clearly has national ambitions, thought he had found an easy win when he came across a video of Defense Secretary Llo...

Flight attendant union calls for criminal penalties for unruly passengers

July 29, 2021 at 22:43

(CNN) — The nation's largest flight attendant union says nearly one in five of its members has encountered a violent airplane passenger so far this year, and it says the time has come for more focus on criminal charges for in-air disturbances. "We believe t...

Unvaccinated Covid patient describes the exhausting illness

July 29, 2021 at 22:27

(CNN) Sitting in her hospital room in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aimee Matzen struggled to breathe as she described how exhausting it is to have Covid-19 . "The fact that I am here now, I am furious with myself," she told CNN between deep, deliberate breaths....

International Space Station briefly loses control after new Russian module misfires

July 29, 2021 at 22:00

Washington DC (CNN) An unusual and potentially dangerous situation unfolded Thursday at the International Space Station, as the newly-docked Russian Nauka module inadvertently fired its thrusters causing a "tug of war" with the space station and briefly pus...

Goldman Sachs is taking a hard line on employee vaccinations. Other big banks are following its lead

July 29, 2021 at 21:57

And although there's talk of banks requiring employees to show proof of vaccination, Goldman Sachs has drawn its line in the sand. The investment bank is barring employees from using their ID cards to enter the office building if they haven't submitted proo...

Los Angeles judge dismisses one of 11 counts against Harvey Weinstein but allows prosecutors to amend it

July 29, 2021 at 21:51

(CNN) A Los Angeles judge dropped one of 11 sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday, though prosecutors will be able to amend it. Weinstein's attorneys had previously filed a motion to dismiss three of the 11 charges, saying the statute...

Opinion: Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse didn't consent to this

July 29, 2021 at 21:51

(CNN) A Whitney Houston hologram concert is coming to Vegas . The show follows a similar format to a planned Amy Winehouse hologram tour. According to Base Hologram, the company developing the tour, this is currently postponed due to the "unique challenges...

Homicide rise continues in major US cities, report says

July 29, 2021 at 21:32

(CNN) The number of homicides continues to rise in major American cities following a year that saw a record increase in homicides across the country, according to a report published Thursday by the Council on Criminal Justice. A study of homicides during th...

Mysterious 'Jetpack Man' may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX

July 29, 2021 at 21:22

(CNN) Air traffic controllers warned pilots to be on the lookout after a "man in a jetpack" was spotted near Los Angeles International Airport. "Use caution, the jet man is back," an air traffic controller said in an audio transmission obtained by CNN. "Let...

Pentagon watchdog warns of 'existential crisis' and criticizes US 'hubris' in Afghanistan

July 29, 2021 at 21:05

(CNN) A Pentagon watchdog report on Afghanistan warns that the country's government could face an "existential crisis" and offered a highly critical assessment of the US's strategy and conduct throughout the 20-year war, just weeks before the withdrawal of...

Web designer who refused to make same-sex wedding websites loses appeal in court

July 29, 2021 at 21:05

(CNN) A Colorado web designer who didn't want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples has lost her appeal of the state's anti-discrimination law. The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit rejected 303 Creative owner Lorie Smith's challenge to the...

Governors and local school boards reignite the mask mandate fight in wake of CDC's newest guidance

July 29, 2021 at 20:45

(CNN) The mask mandates are coming back -- and so, too, are mandates against mask mandates. Following that advice, some cities and local school districts moved to install their own mask mandates. The renewed fights are a throwback to last year's fraught deb...

Microsoft CEO warns 'people will vote with their feet' when it comes to return-to-work policies

July 29, 2021 at 20:39

Major tech companies are rethinking their return-to-work policies as the spread of the Delta variant prompts a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country. But one tech giant, Microsoft, is taking a much less stringent approach -- at least for now. "There wi...

Biden set to announce measures to incentivize Covid-19 vaccinations, including a requirement for federal employees

July 29, 2021 at 20:26

(CNN) President Joe Biden on Thursday is set to announce a number of new steps his administration will take to try to get more Americans vaccinated and slow the spread of coronavirus, including requiring that all federal employees must attest to being vacci...

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over 'Black Widow' Disney+ release

July 29, 2021 at 20:17

New York (CNN Business) One of Marvel's biggest stars is suing Disney. Actress Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday that alleges Disney breached her contract by releasing the highly anticipated superhero film " Black...

The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

July 29, 2021 at 20:05

(CNN) Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of Florida in two inches of water. It's the third in...

First on CNN: President Biden to meet with 7 governors Friday to discuss devastating wildfires

July 29, 2021 at 19:59

(CNN) President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with seven governors on Friday to talk about how states are responding to a devastating Western wildfire season -- and how the federal government can assist. According to exclusive details...