The way the funding for the work is structured appears to skirt state transparency laws, CNN's review found. A hidden stream of fundsThe GOP-controlled Arizona Senate allocated $150,000 to the audit, one third paid up front. To fuel that effort, Ken Bennett...
Reporters investigating Reagan's 1976 Welfare Queen story concluded that it wasn't quite true. The Welfare Queen became the political equivalent of a horror movie villain. Linda Taylor, 47, the inspiration for Reagan's "Welfare Queen," leaves court in 1976...
His work as a pioneering union leader helped generations of farm workers to come. So Itliong, who was the leader of the AFL-CIO's Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, led farm workers on a strike. Ai-jen Poo is fighting for domestic workers, the elder...
Skipper drifts off to sleep at night listening to Elba's deep baritone narrating a story via the Calm app on her phone. Such stories -- aural hits of Ambien -- appear on Calm, Headspace and other wellness apps. Listeners tuck themselves into bed, hit play o...
(CNN) Masks have entered the chat on "Saturday Night Live." Kate McKinnon -- as Dr. Anthony Fauci -- opened this weekend's show with ridiculous everyday scenarios that attempted to answer questions surrounding the latest federal guidelines on mask requireme...
(CNN) The MTV Movie & TV Awards, a popular vote and popcorn trophy celebration of the best entertainment of the year, will take place Sunday. The Elizabeth Olsen-led Disney+ series "Wandavision" leads with five nominations. Other top nominees are "Emily...
(CNN) Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the area near Topanga Canyon due to the Palisades Fire, a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday night. The area affected, at Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, is app...
(CNN) Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020 on Saturday night. "I wish my husband was here to accept this incredible award," Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, said at the ceremony, a...
(CNN) So much attention has been focused on the rift in the GOP over former President Donald Trump's antidemocratic lies about the 2020 election . It's an awkward public fight for a party that has made its commitment to social and racial justice a main part...
Myanmar's army battled local militia fighters in the northwestern town of Mindat on Saturday, residents said, to try to quell a rebellion that has sprung up to oppose the junta which seized power in the Southeast Asian country in February. The fighting is s...
(CNN) The Associated Press , Al Jazeera , and media advocacy groups are demanding answers after an Israeli airstrike destroyed a building with offices belonging to news outlets in Gaza on Saturday. The Israeli Defense Forces said the building contained "Ham...
(CNN) A former aide for GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn is alleging in a lawsuit filed Thursday he was fired for being outspoken against the Colorado congressman for his "reckless and dangerous" approach in his congressional office to the Covid-19 pandemic. The lawsu...
(CNN) A Bengal tiger that has been missing in the Houston area has been located, officials said. The tiger is secure at BARC, the city's animal shelter and adoption agency, said Mary Benton, communications director for the city. "We are happy to report that...
(CNN) The Brooklyn Center City Council voted 4-1 Saturday afternoon to dramatically reduce the power of its police department in a sweeping new measure. Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, where Daunte Wright died after being shot by an officer who sa...
(CNN) A single mother who used to drive for Uber has a bachelor's degree now thanks to a passenger from three years ago. It's a big milestone for Latonya Young , who dropped out of high school when she was 16 to raise her first child, then later dropped out...
Washington, DC (CNN) A Space Force lieutenant colonel has been removed from his command after appearing on a conservative podcast criticizing the United States military. Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier joined The Steve Gruber show to discuss his new book, "Irresi...
(CNN) The mother of two children who were found dead in a Tempe, Arizona, apartment has been detained, police said Saturday. Police found a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy dead in the apartment after the children's mother flagged down an officer about...
They were Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking, predominantly Muslim ethnic group from Xinjiang, a region in far-western China, also referred to by some as "East Turkestan." "They will not only pose severe threat to China's national security, but also to that of the...
(CNN) Rombauer, trained by Michael McCarthy and ridden by jockey Flavien Prat, won the 146th Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The horse put on a strong finish, passing Midnight Bourbon and Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit...
(CNN) Damon Weaver, who as a child landed an interview with President Barack Obama in 2009, has died at the age of 23, according to a medical examiner. At age 11, Weaver was selected to meet and interview President Obama at the White House to ask questions...