Orlando: Second middle school student dies after rowing boat capsized due to possible lighting strike

CNN — A second middle school student has died after a lightning strike may have caused the boat of a student rowing club to capsize earlier this month, rowing officials said Saturday. “It is with broken hearts that we share the passing of a second rower involved in last Thursday’s weather-related tragedy,” North Orlando Rowing … Read more

Dagestan: Protests erupt in Russian region over Putin’s mobilization orders

CNN — Heated protests have broken out in some ethnic minority regions in Russia against Vladimir Putin’s mobilization orders, with activist groups and Ukrainian officials saying these minorities are being disproportionately targeted for conscription in the war. Several videos posted to social media, which CNN geo-located to the predominantly Muslim region of Dagestan, show women … Read more

Tropical Storm Ian’s uncertain path has all of Florida preparing for a major hurricane

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. CNN — Its exact path still uncertain, Tropical Storm Ian strengthened Sunday night as it churned in the Caribbean, threatening to arrive in Florida as a hurricane packing powerful winds and dangerous storm arises. Even as the storm grows stronger – with … Read more

US warnings against Putin’s nuclear threats mark a sobering moment for the world

CNN — That the United States should be forced to warn Russia publicly, and in more strident terms privately, not to use nuclear weapons is a mark of how dangerous the battle for Ukraine has become – and how much more risky it might get. The war is in a critical new phase. Kyiv’s forces … Read more

Mahsa Amini death: Fifth Iranian paramilitary member killed as president warns protesters will be dealt with ‘decisively’

CNN — The fifth member of an Iranian volunteer paramilitary group died Sunday after clashing with what state media called “rioters and thugs,” as the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi warned that protesters would be dealt with after “decisively” days of nationwide unrest. The person died from injuries sustained on Thursday in Urmia city in northwest … Read more

Protests, drafting mistakes and an exodus: Putin’s mobilization off to chaotic start

CNN — Russia’s “partial mobilization” for its war in Ukraine is off to a chaotic start amid protests, drafting mistakes and an exodus of citizens fleeing Russia, as the Kremlin tightens rules around evading military orders. Some residents in Russia’s Far East Sakha Republic were conscripted “by mistake” despite not being eligible for mobilization, such … Read more

Democrats are warming to a Biden 2024 campaign. They’re just not sure if he’ll run.

CNN  —  Many Democratic leaders, operatives and officials are cautiously warming to the idea of President Joe Biden running for reelection in 2024, dozens of high-ranking Democrats told CNN. But just like many voters and donors – as poll after poll shows – they’re still not sure he should do it, or that he will. … Read more

5 things to know on September 25, 2022: Start your week smart: Hurricane Fiona, Tropical Storm Ian, Iran, Putin, Italy

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown tonight. Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” in Hebrew, and it’s one of the holiest days of the year for Jews around the world. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. • Fiona ripped through Canada’s eastern seaboard at hurricane … Read more

What is rainbow fentanyl? Colorful pills drive new warnings about deadliest drug in the United States

CNN — A new wave of concern has spread across the United States over multi-colored “rainbow fentanyl” pills, powders and blocks – that look similar to candy or sidewalk chalk – being soldered and used in several states, and potentially posing a threat to young people . But parents of young children should not overly … Read more

Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

CNN — Vladimir Putin’s announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President “has been outsmarted” by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview. The new British leader, who takes power at a time of historic upheaval, told CNN’s Jake Tapper … Read more