Analysis: Why Mitch McConnell caved to Trump on Herschel Walker

October 27, 2021 at 18:54

(CNN) As recently as this summer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to have gross misgivings about the Senate candidacy of Herschel Walker in Georgia. -- Josh Holmes, a longtime McConnell confidant, tweeted this : "This is about as comprehensi...

'Rust' armorer 'mishandled' guns on previous film with Nicolas Cage, crew members say

October 27, 2021 at 18:40

(CNN) Two crew members tell CNN that Hannah Reed-Gutierrez, 24, who was the lead armorer on the set of "Rust," mishandled weapons on a previous film project. Stu Brumbaugh, the key grip on "The Old Way," told CNN that Reed-Gutierrez handled guns on the set...

DNA reveals unexpected origins of mummies buried in Chinese desert

October 27, 2021 at 18:25

(CNN) Since their discovery, the ancestry of hundreds of mummified bodies buried in boats in an inhospitable desert region of northwest China has puzzled and divided archaeologists. Found in the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang mostly in the 1990s, the mummies' bodi...

Costco ups its minimum wage to $17 an hour

October 27, 2021 at 18:20

New York (CNN Business) Costco this week raised its starting wage for hourly store workers in the United States for the second time this year as businesses hike pay to draw and retain workers amid a labor shortage. Costco COST Amazon AMZN Target TGT Walmart...

Capitol rioter with Proud Boys ties to plead guilty, lawyer says

October 27, 2021 at 18:03

(CNN) A January 6 riot defendant with ties to the Proud Boys, who was recently profiled by CNN for promoting false-flag conspiracies about the insurrection, will plead guilty to a misdemeanor for illegally protesting in the Capitol building, his lawyer conf...

Iran agrees to resume nuclear talks before the end of November

October 27, 2021 at 17:32

(CNN) Iran has agreed to resume crucial nuclear talks "before the end of November," the country's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said in a tweet on Wednesday. Bagheri Kani was meeting Enrique Mora, the EU's External Action Service Deputy Head, in...

John Deere worker is struck and killed by a car while walking to the picket line Wednesday

October 27, 2021 at 17:27

New York (CNN Business) A John Deere worker who was walking to the picket line Wednesday in Milan, Illinois, was struck and killed by a car, according to the United Autoworkers Union. "It is a somber time to lose a member who made the ultimate sacrifice in...

Houston's 'Mattress Mack' bet big on Astros and could win almost $39 million if they take World Series

October 27, 2021 at 17:27

(CNN) If the Houston Astros win the World Series this year, it will be hard to find anybody happier about it than Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale. The flamboyant Houston furniture store owner is not only a huge Astros fan, he's also set to win $38.9 million i...

Marjorie Taylor Greene invested as much as $50,000 in Trump SPAC before stock plunged

October 27, 2021 at 17:21

New York (CNN Business) Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene bought as much as $50,000 worth of shares in a shell company that is merging with former President Donald Trump's new media venture, according to a financial disclosure form. Days later, the Trump...

Florida school district that defied governor on mask rules will end requirement for its high schools

October 27, 2021 at 17:17

(CNN) The Broward County Public School Board in Florida voted to relax masking protocols in district-area high schools Tuesday. Masks will no longer be required but are strongly encouraged in high schools starting Monday. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisBroward Co...

Manchin resists billionaire tax as Democrats struggle to cut a deal on Biden agenda

October 27, 2021 at 17:10

(CNN) Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday resisted a last-ditch move by Democrats to impose a new tax on billionaires to help pay for President Joe Biden's sweeping social safety net plan, the latest sign of the major headwinds facing the White House as it tries...

'Rust' set shooting press conference: What we learned

October 27, 2021 at 17:06

(CNN) The Santa Fe County Sheriff on Wednesday said the gun discharged by actor Alec Baldwin during a fatal incident on the set of "Rust" fired a "suspected live round." Investigators believe they have recovered the "lead projectile" and shell casing from t...

Facebook says it's facing 'government investigations' related to whistleblower docs

October 27, 2021 at 16:46

New York (CNN Business) Facebook acknowledged to shareholders this week that it is facing "government investigations" related to the tens of thousands of pages of internal company documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen. "Beginning in September 202...

Bitcoin's slide from record highs is a warning for crypto investors

October 27, 2021 at 16:36

New York (CNN Business) Only a week ago, Bitcoin hit an all-time high of nearly $67,000. But investors have been dumping the world's most valuable cryptocurrency in favor of the new kid -- or rather, new dog -- in town: shiba inu. The price of one bitcoin f...

January 6 committee postpones request for some records from Trump White House

October 27, 2021 at 16:32

(CNN) The House select committee investigating January 6 has postponed its request for dozens of pages of records from the Trump White House even though the documents were determined by the current White House counsel to be relevant to its probe. While the...

AG Garland confirms 'new evidence' in review of decision not to prosecute FBI agents handling Nassar probe

October 27, 2021 at 16:16

(CNN) Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed Wednesday that the Justice Department has "new evidence" in its ongoing review of the decision not to prosecute two former FBI officials who were accused of mishandling the investigation into former USA Gymna...

Cigarette sales went up for the first time in 20 years during the pandemic

October 27, 2021 at 16:10

New York (CNN Business) We all had to find our own ways to cope with the pandemic lockdowns last year. Some people bought Pelotons and baked bread. Others took a slightly less healthy route. Cigarette sales in America last year rose for the first time in tw...

Garland stands firm on DOJ's school board protection memo

October 27, 2021 at 15:40

(CNN) Attorney General Merrick Garland defended his memo responding to threats aimed at school officials, pushing back on pointed criticism from Republicans at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. The memo, Garland said, "responds to concerns...

Shiba inu coin price hits a new record as Robinhood petition gains popularity

October 27, 2021 at 15:06

New Delhi (CNN Business) Shiba inu coin soared to a new record on Wednesday, capping a surge of over 60,000,000% over the past year. The parody cryptocurrency — which appears to be inspired by dogecoin, another meme cryptocurrency — is up almost 30% over th...

No one seems worried about a housing bubble. Just like last time the bubble burst

October 27, 2021 at 14:59

New York (CNN Business) Housing prices are surging to new records with no end in sight. Most economists and investors aren't focused on the housing market right now. The good news is that few economists believe that the current run-up in housing prices is a...