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

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

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

Indonesia: warning about the trend of viral videos to “dragon’s breath”

Indonesia: warning about the trend of viral videos to “dragon’s breath”

CNN — Indonesia warns people against consuming liquid nitrogen after more than 20 children were injured eating a street snack known as ‘dragon’s breath’ which is at the center of a new video trend dangerous virus. Children have suffered burns to their skin, severe stomach pains and food poisoning after consuming the colorful candies, according … Read more

Japan plans to downgrade Covid-19 to same level as seasonal flu

Japan plans to downgrade Covid-19 to same level as seasonal flu

Tokyo CNN — Japan will consider downgrading Covid-19 to the same category as seasonal flu this spring, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Friday. Kishida said he has asked Health Ministry officials to discuss the decision and that his administration will also review rules on face masks and other pandemic measures. “In order to further … 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

Iran sentences man who beheaded 17-year-old wife to short prison term

Iran sentences man who beheaded 17-year-old wife to short prison term

CNN — An Iranian man who beheaded his 17-year-old wife in February 2022 was sentenced to just eight years and two months in prison on Wednesday, according to the country’s semi-official website Khabar Online, drawing criticism over the leniency of the prison sentence. Following the teenager’s murder, a video began circulating online of her husband, … Read more

Strikes in France: Workers pull out in mass protests against plans to raise retirement age

Strikes in France: Workers pull out in mass protests against plans to raise retirement age

Paris/London CNN — Strikes disrupted rail services, flights, schools and businesses in France on Thursday as more than a million people protested government plans to raise the retirement age for most workers. Demonstrations in major French cities, including Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes and Nice, have brought many stationary transport services. The Eiffel Tower was closed … Read more