Record-Shattering Heat Wave Ravages Over 20 States: More Than 100 Evacuated, Nearly 2 Dozen Cattle Dead, Ice Cream Shop Forced to Close

2023-08-23 07:00:00 CNN  — Nearly two dozen cattle died in Nebraska, more than 100 Missouri nursing home residents were evacuated and an ice cream shop in Iowa was forced to close as record-shattering heat engulfs more than 20 states. Excessive heat warnings, the most severe form of heat alert, spanned more than 1,100 miles Wednesday, … Read more

Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial to be held at Graceland

CNN — A public memorial has been planned at Graceland for Lisa Marie Presley. The singer and songwriter died last week after being hospitalized following an apparent cardiac arrest. She was 54. According to a statement on Graceland’s website, the memorial is open to the general public and will be held at 9 a.m. on … Read more

Ringo Starr cancels all North American tour dates following positive Covid test

CNN — Ringo Starr has canceled the remainder of his North American tour after testing positive for Covid-19 again. The former Beatles drummer tweeted Thursday that he was “surprised” by his positive test result. On October 3, the musician postponed several tour dates across Canada and the US after being diagnosed with Covid-19, before tweeting … Read more

Jim Justice: West Virginia governor signs bill into law banning abortion with few exceptions

Washington CNN — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that he had signed a bill into law that prohibits nearly all abortions except in certain medical situations or in cases of rape or incest. The GOP-led legislature passed House Bill 302 on Tuesday in a special session, making West Virginia the second state to … Read more

James Cromwell superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest vegan milk charges

New York CNN Business — James Cromwell, one of the stars in “Succession,” superglued himself to a counter of a Starbucks in New York protesting the chain’s surcharge on vegan milks. The incident, which happened Tuesday, was a protest coordinated with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Cromwell is a longtime supporter of … Read more

Office of anti-abortion organization in Wisconsin targeted in arson attack, police say

CNN — The office of a conservative political organization that lobbies against abortion rights was vandalized and damaged by fire on Sunday morning in Madison, Wisconsin, in what police are investigating as arson. The fire and vandalism happened at the office of Wisconsin Family Action, CNN affiliate WISC reported. WFA is a political action committee … Read more

Trump-backed J.D. Vance will win Ohio GOP Senate primary, CNN projects

CNN — J.D. Vance, the Trump-backed candidate in Ohio’s contentious GOP Senate primary, has won the nomination, CNN projected Tuesday. Even as most candidates in the race ran toward former President Donald Trump, the primary is the first Senate contest of the year to test the power of his endorsement. In the other marquee race … Read more