Pig kills butcher at Hong Kong slaughterhouse

Pig kills butcher at Hong Kong slaughterhouse

CNN — A butcher died on Friday trying to slaughter a pig in Hong Kong, city police said. The 61-year-old butcher, who worked at the Sheung Shui slaughterhouse on the city’s northern outskirts near its border with mainland China, was knocked down by the struggling pig and injured by 40 centimeters of meat (15 inches). … Read more

Rapper Young Thug, co-defendant ara charged with drug dealing in court

Rapper Young Thug, co-defendant ara charged with drug dealing in court

CNN — The Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug and a racketeering co-defendant conducted a melee drug deal during a court hearing, prosecutors said in a motion filed in Atlanta. Fulton County prosecutors said the alleged exchange was captured on courtroom surveillance video Wednesday. The rapper, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, and Kahlieff Adams are charged with … Read more

Flu, Covid-19 and RSV are all trending lower for the first time in months

Flu, Covid-19 and RSV are all trending lower for the first time in months

CNN — A difficult respiratory virus season in the United States appears to be easing as three major respiratory viruses that have hit the country in recent months are finally all trending down at the same time. A new dataset from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of emergency … Read more

Colombian Navy rescues man who survived weeks of ketchup lost at sea

Colombian Navy rescues man who survived weeks of ketchup lost at sea

CNN — A man who spent 24 days adrift in the Caribbean Sea says he survived eating little more than ketchup. Elvis François, 47, was found 120 nautical miles northwest of Puerto Bolívar in Colombia after a plane saw the word “help” carved into the hull of his sailboat, the Colombian navy said Thursday in … Read more

First cases of gonorrhea resistant to several classes of antibiotics identified in the United States

First cases of gonorrhea resistant to several classes of antibiotics identified in the United States

CNN — Public health officials said they discovered two cases of gonorrhea that appear to have reduced susceptibility to all types of antibiotics available to treat them. This is the first time such antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea have been identified in the United States. The increase in sexual activity during the pandemic, coupled with a … Read more

37 million T-Mobile customers have been hacked

37 million T-Mobile customers have been hacked

New York CNN — T-Mobile said a “bad actor” accessed the personal data of 37 million current customers during a data breach in November. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, the company said the hacker stole customer data including names, billing addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers and information describing the … Read more

Netflix founder Reed Hastings steps down as co-CEO

Netflix founder Reed Hastings steps down as co-CEO

New York CNN — Netflix announced on Thursday that its founder Reed Hastings is stepping down as co-CEO of the company and will become executive chairman. Hastings will be replaced by co-CEOs Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters. “Our board has been discussing succession planning for many years (even founders need to evolve!),” Hastings wrote in … Read more

High egg prices may tempt you to start your own backyard flock, but chickens come with some health risks

High egg prices may tempt you to start your own backyard flock, but chickens come with some health risks

CNN — With rising egg prices, more and more people are buying their own flock of backyard chickens. But before you build a chicken coop and sign up for Chicken Whisperer, health experts have a warning: caring for backyard chickens isn’t as easy as bringing home a cute new kitten, and keeping chickens can lead … Read more

Falling childhood immunization rates are a major concern. Our medical analyst explains why

Falling childhood immunization rates are a major concern.  Our medical analyst explains why

CNN — Vaccination rates for measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases are falling among American children, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The immunization rate for required vaccines among kindergarten students has increased from 95% to approximately 94% in the 2020-21 school year. It has fallen further … Read more

Retail sales continued to slide in December as shoppers battle inflation

Retail sales continued to slide in December as shoppers battle inflation

Minneapolis CNN — It was a ho-hum end to 2022 for spending in America. U.S. retail sales continued their slide in December, falling 1.1% as inflation remained high, the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday. This is the biggest monthly decline since December 2021, and virtually every category (except building materials, groceries and sporting goods) saw … Read more