Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin marries ‘longtime love’ on his 93rd birthday

Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin marries ‘longtime love’ on his 93rd birthday

CNN — Their marriage was to be out of this world. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, who became the second person to ever set foot on the moon in 1969, after teammate Neil Armstrong, married his “longtime love” on his 93rd birthday on Friday. The former astronaut announced his nuptials on Twitter. “On my 93rd birthday and … Read more

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

Egg shortage is pushing New Zealanders to buy their own chickens

Egg shortage is pushing New Zealanders to buy their own chickens

hong kong CNN — The cost of eggs has skyrocketed around the world in the past year as bird flu decimated chicken herds and the fallout from the war between Russia and Ukraine have pushed up energy and feed prices. In the United States, egg prices far outpaced the increase in other groceries, climbing nearly … 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

Elon Musk speaks out in class action lawsuit over controversial tweet

Elon Musk speaks out in class action lawsuit over controversial tweet

CNN — Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke in a California courtroom on Friday to testify in the trial over his controversial 2018 “funding secured” tweet. Tesla (TSLA), Musk and corporate leaders are facing a shareholder lawsuit over his infamous 2018 tweet, which said he was considering taking Tesla (TSLA) private for $420 a share. It … Read more

Neil Young pays tribute to David Crosby: “I love you man”

Neil Young pays tribute to David Crosby: “I love you man”

CNN — Legendary rocker Neil Young paid tribute to former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young bandmate David Crosby. “David is gone, but his music lives on. The soul of CSNY, David’s voice and energy were at the heart of our band,” read the statement posted on Young’s website. Crosby’s family announced Thursday that he died … Read more

Origins of plague may have emerged centuries before outbreaks, study finds

Origins of plague may have emerged centuries before outbreaks, study finds

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — In the largest DNA analysis of its kind, scientists have found evidence to suggest that historical plague pandemics, such as the Black Death, were not caused by newly evolved strains of bacteria, but … 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

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister

CNN — Chris Hipkins, New Zealand’s education minister, is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister, following the shock announcement of her resignation earlier this week. Hipkins was the only candidate to be nominated for the leadership of the ruling Labor Party, the party said in a statement on Saturday morning. “The Labor Party … Read more

Regina King remembers her late son in moving tribute

Regina King remembers her late son in moving tribute

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call or text 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to connect with a qualified counselor or visit Lifeline. CNN — Regina King has paid tribute to her late son, Ian Alexander Jr., nearly a year after his death. … Read more