Alaska is facing its worst storm in a decade

CNN — All eyes in Alaska will be on the remnants of Typhoon Merbok Thursday night as the system moves south of the Bering Sea before becoming the strongest storm to hit the state in more than a decade. The National Weather Service in Fairbanks is urging coastal residents to finish preparing for the storm … Read more

McDonald’s CEO sounds the alarm about Chicago crime

New York CNN business — McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski is deeply concerned about rising crime in Chicago, home to the fast-food giant, saying it’s affecting the company’s restaurants and making it harder to hire corporate talent. Crime is “infiltrating every corner of our city,” Kempczinski said Wednesday at an event at the Economic Club of … Read more

Polio is back — how worried should Americans be?

CNN — New York’s governor has declared a state of emergency after health officials detected poliovirus in wastewater from five counties, evidence that the disease is circulating. The statement also follows a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this summer that an unvaccinated person in Rockland County, New York, was diagnosed … Read more

The first vaccine ads for the updated Covid-19 booster are aimed at adults over 50

A new video ad for the educational campaign released on Thursday titled “At Risk” features on-screen text that reads “9 out of 10 Covid deaths were in people over 50” and “vaccines reduce the risk of death”. as music plays in the background. “So get your updated Covid vaccine. Now.” The English version of the … Read more

Man accused of killing Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher pleads not guilty in 2021 to unrelated rape charges

CNN — The man accused of kidnapping and killing Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher was convicted Thursday of aggravated rape in a separate 2021 incident after DNA evidence from the Fletcher investigation linked him to the crime. Cleotha Henderson, 38, was indicted last week on charges of rape, kidnapping and unlawful possession of a weapon in … Read more

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

In recent months, the Brooklyn Public Library has given out more than 5,100 free e-library cards to young people across the nation, the library’s chief librarian, Nick Higgins, told CNN. The library launched the “No Banned Books” initiative in April to fight censorship and the growing banning of books in schools and public libraries. Since … Read more

Review: A successful policy that progressives hate

In “Lessons from the Historic Decline of Child Poverty,” Child Trends, a nonpartisan research organization focused on children and youth, reports that child poverty fell from 27.9 percent in 1993 to 11.4 percent in 2019, and deep poverty (households with less than . half of the poverty line) fell from 7.3% to 3.2%. These figures … Read more