'No regard for human safety': Police chief says 7 people remain hospitalized from Rhode Island shooting

May 15, 2021 at 10:25

(CNN) Seven of the nine people who were injured in Thursday's shooting in Providence, Rhode Island, remained hospitalized Friday, the city's police chief said. The shooting that began shortly before 7 p.m. on Thursday at a house was between two feuding grou...

First 80 Australians return after controversial travel ban imposed on India

May 15, 2021 at 09:58

(CNN) — Australia received its first repatriation flight from India since its controversial ban on travel from the Covid-hit country came into force, with 80 Australians landing in Darwin on Saturday and immediately being taken to quarantine facilities. The...

England opens 'green' travel list, Capri goes 'Covid-free'

May 15, 2021 at 09:47

(CNN) — Now that the world is starting to open back up, CNN Travel is helping you make plans for 2021 and beyond through these weekly round-ups of travel news. This isn't due to a relaxation of the country's "stiff upper lip," but rather the next stage of e...

South Carolina sheriff announces changes to bond hearings following the death of a mentally ill Black man in custody

May 15, 2021 at 09:30

(CNN) Following the release of footage showing the death of a Black man as deputies forcibly removed him from his cell, a South Carolina sheriff announced changes to address the safety of mentally ill inmates. Jamal Sutherland died at the Sheriff Al Cannon...

'Money, Explained' and more of what you need this weekend

May 15, 2021 at 09:03

(CNN) Money, money, money. All right, yes, I also like having it. Three things to watch'Money, Explained'US Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota appears in "Money, Explained." Money -- and how we need it, don't have it and maybe could get it -- is never...

Jay Barbree, space journalist and 'Moon Shot' author, dies at 87

May 15, 2021 at 08:31

(CNN) Pioneering space journalist Jay Barbree died Friday, according to his former employer, NBC News. Barbree joined NBC News in 1958 and covered every non-commercial manned spaceflight in the US, from Freedom 7 to the final space shuttle mission. He worke...

Saturday is the brand new 'unofficial' start to hurricane season

May 15, 2021 at 08:14

(CNN) After a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season last year, storm forecasting will get off to an earlier start this year thanks to consecutive years of pre-season activity. At least one named tropical system has formed in the Atlantic prior to June 1...

Three Nashville police officers are suspended without pay over botched apartment raid

May 15, 2021 at 07:43

(CNN) Three Nashville police officers who raided the wrong apartment last summer will be suspended without pay as well as face other disciplinary measures, the city's police chief said Friday. Initially, Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake stripped the...

School may return to almost-normal this fall

May 15, 2021 at 06:59

(CNN) Between the first 12-year-olds receiving their Covid-19 vaccines and new guidance that vaccinated people can remove their masks indoors, the outlook for school in the fall resembles what it was like before the pandemic. After more than a year in which...

Michael Jordan to present Kobe Bryant at Hall of Fame induction

May 15, 2021 at 06:06

(CNN) From gravity-defying dunks and in-air acrobatics to an unquenchable thirst for dominance and an overt disdain for anything shy of excellence, Kobe Bryant spent much of his life following in the footsteps left by Michael Jordan's iconic Nike sneakers....

Sabrina Ionescu honors Kobe Bryant, hits game-winning 3 to start the WNBA season

May 15, 2021 at 05:59

(CNN) Sabrina Ionescu had a dream that this was coming. On Friday, her first game back since a sprained ankle sidelined her for most of her rookie season in 2020, Ionescu hit a game-winning three with less than one second remaining to give the New York Libe...

Two workers were killed in an explosion while doing maintenance on an Oklahoma dam

May 15, 2021 at 05:55

(CNN) The bodies of two contract workers were recovered Friday after they died following an explosion in an Oklahoma dam that was undergoing maintenance, officials said. Three workers were doing maintenance work Thursday at the Robert S. Kerr Dam near Tulsa...

Philippines' Duterte says he won't withdraw ships from contested waters

May 15, 2021 at 02:37

(CNN) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rebuffed a call from China to withdraw vessels from disputed areas of the South China Sea and said he would not bow to pressure, even if it jeopardizes his friendship with Beijing. The Philippines has boosted i...

Federal trial for three other ex-officers charged in George Floyd's killing set for August

May 15, 2021 at 02:18

(CNN) The federal trial for former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane , accused of civil rights violations in the death of George Floyd, is scheduled for August 2, a judge said Friday. Chauvin also faces federal crimin...

Man charged in wife's murder also charged with voter fraud for filling out her ballot

May 15, 2021 at 01:59

(CNN) A Colorado man who was recently charged with murder in the disappearance of his wife a year ago has also been charged with voter fraud for voting for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election using his wife's mail-in ballot, according to an affid...

A Black softball player says she was forced to cut off her hair beads at a game. Her family wants to change the rule they say is discriminatory

May 15, 2021 at 01:38

(CNN) It was her last home softball game of the season, and Nicole Pyles, a sophomore at Durham Hillside High School in North Carolina, had just hit a double. Her hair, braided with beads and tied in a bun at the bottom of her neck, was the last thing on he...

Seawater being used to put out fire on cargo ship wreckage near Georgia

May 15, 2021 at 01:33

(CNN) The wreckage of a cargo ship off the Georgia coast caught fire during salvage operations on Friday and seawater is being used to extinguish the blaze, according to the US Coast Guard. The wreckage of the 656-foot Golden Ray caught fire just after lunc...

Ransomware group says it released 'full data' on DC police department

May 15, 2021 at 00:35

Washington (CNN) A ransomware group said it published its "full data" on the Washington Metropolitan Police Department this week, claiming the department's payment offer wasn't enough to prevent the release, according to screenshots of online posts by the g...

Medina Spirit cleared to race in the Preakness Stakes after passing drug tests

May 15, 2021 at 00:24

(CNN) Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit can race in Saturday's Preakness Stakes after the final two rounds of blood samples from the horse were deemed clear, officials said Friday. All three of trainer Bob Baffert's horses scheduled to run at the Pimlico...

New information from a big study helped prompt the updated guidance, the agency says. Here's what we know about the data.

May 15, 2021 at 00:09

"This report provided the most compelling information to date that COVID-19 vaccines were performing as expected in the real world," Walensky said in a statement Friday. "COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illn...