US urges vaccination over Omicron concerns, with experts warning even mild Covid infections risk stronger mutations

November 30, 2021 at 08:43

(CNN) As scientists race to answer whether the newly identified Omicron variant poses a greater threat, experts are urging measures to help lower coronavirus risks to millions of Americans -- including vaccinations and mask wearing. Cases of the Omicron var...

Stocks fall as Moderna CEO says vaccines will struggle with Omicron

November 30, 2021 at 08:36

Hong Kong (CNN Business) Global stocks and oil prices are falling again after a brief respite Monday from the heavy sell-off triggered by the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Stocks in Asia Pacific and Europe slid, Dow futures were down 1% and...

Miss Kentucky Elle Smith takes the Miss USA crown

November 30, 2021 at 07:17

(CNN) Miss Kentucky Elle Smith has won the 2021 Miss USA pageant. Smith is a 2020 graduate of University of Kentucky, the school said on Twitter . She majored in Broadcast Journalism, according to a biography posted by Louisville's WHAS11 , where she works...

NASA astronauts prepare for spacewalk just weeks after Russian satellite strike created debris field

November 30, 2021 at 06:51

(CNN) Two newly arrived NASA astronauts will head outside of the International Space Station on Tuesday for a spacewalk to replace a malfunctioning communications antenna. The astronauts will replace an S-band Antenna Subassembly by using a spare that is al...

North Korean defector recaptured in China after more than 40 days on the run

November 30, 2021 at 06:09

Hong Kong (CNN) A North Korean defector who escaped from prison in northeast China has been recaptured by authorities, after more than 40 days on the run in the biting winter cold. The 39-year-old, identified by Chinese authorities as Zhu Xianjian, was just...

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is leaving for LSU, according to reports

November 30, 2021 at 05:04

(CNN) University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is leaving to take a similar position at Louisiana State University, according to multiple reports. Kelly -- Notre Dame's head coach since the 2010 season -- will replace current LSU head coach...

Analysis: Biden faces a familiar foe -- uncertainty

November 30, 2021 at 05:02

Jackson was helped along in pushing that unfounded theory by Fox News personality Pete Hegseth, who told his audience to "count on a variant about every October, every two years." At this point, there has been no concerted effort by the GOP to push back on...

Westpac to likely pay $81 million for allegedly charging dead people

November 30, 2021 at 04:48

Westpac said on Tuesday it will likely be fined 113 million Australian dollars ($80.8 million) for alleged compliance failures across its business over many years, including charging financial advice fees to thousands of dead customers. Australia's No. 3 le...

Designer Virgil Abloh remembered at The Fashion Awards 2021

November 30, 2021 at 04:30

Written by Reuters LondonDesigners and celebrities paid tribute to Virgil Abloh at The Fashion Awards in London on Monday, where the late Louis Vuitton and Off-White creative force was honored as a leader of change within the industry. Abloh, the American-b...

Opinion: How to fight Covid-19 while the scientists wait for answers on Omicron

November 30, 2021 at 01:52

She tweets @syramadad. is a pandemic vaccine and therapeutics developer, CEO of Centivax, previous CEO of Distributed Bio, and affiliate professor of University of San Carlos School of Medicine. He tweets @curlyjunglejake. View more opinion at CNN. Syra Mad...

Elizabeth Holmes testifies she was abused by former Theranos COO

November 30, 2021 at 01:24

San Jose, California (CNN Business) Elizabeth Holmes, flushed and holding back tears, testified Monday that she left Stanford to launch Theranos in part because she had been raped, and said she later entered into what she alleged was an abusive relationship...

Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to review Bill Cosby's overturned sexual assault conviction

November 30, 2021 at 01:21

(CNN) Prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced Monday they're appealing a court ruling in the case against Bill Cosby to the US Supreme Court, arguing that a statement from a previous district attorney that they would not file charges against Cosby does not me...

CNN to conduct 'thorough review' of documents showing Chris Cuomo's intimate role advising brother Andrew Cuomo

November 30, 2021 at 01:21

New York (CNN Business) CNN said Monday that it will evaluate new information that sheds light on how anchor Chris Cuomo sought to help his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations earlier this year. The new...

Fauci says he doesn't expect more travel restrictions even if Omicron variant proves more contagious and deadly

November 30, 2021 at 00:24

(CNN) Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, said Monday that he doesn't anticipate the United States will implement additional travel restrictions even if the Omicron variant proves worse than previous strains of Covid-19. Presiden...

1 in 100,000: The story of a fentanyl victim

November 30, 2021 at 00:21

It was just one of more than 100,000 deaths to drug overdoses in the US from May 2020 to April 2021 -- a record while the country was gripped by the pandemic. His life mirrored those of many people trapped by addiction -- in and out of rehab; jail time; dis...

Analysis: One thing Biden will not do to fight the Omicron variant

November 30, 2021 at 00:21

Biden had been trying to find balance, saying "this variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic." The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday strengthened its booster recommendation specifically because of the Omicron variant. Bide...

These are the world's most expensive cities in 2021

November 30, 2021 at 00:04

One city has been experiencing more rapid change than most, jumping from fifth place to first in this year's Worldwide Cost of Living index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Everyday goods and servicesThe 2021 Worldwide Cost of Living index...

Tiger Woods says his days of being a full-time golfer are over: 'Never full time, ever again'

November 29, 2021 at 23:44

(CNN) In an exclusive interview with Golf Digest, Tiger Woods spoke publicly about his golfing future for the first time since his car crash earlier this year. "I think something that is realistic is playing the tour one day, never full time, ever again, bu...

Esper says Americans deserve 'unvarnished' look at 'tumultuous' Trump administration as he sues Pentagon over book redactions

November 29, 2021 at 23:31

Washington (CNN) Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday that the American people deserve an "unvarnished" look at former President Donald Trump's "tumultuous" presidency after he filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon for not clearing his book man...

Analysis: How long can Mitch McConnell ignore Donald Trump?

November 29, 2021 at 23:30

(CNN) Mitch McConnell would like everyone in the Republican Party to forget all about Donald Trump -- and the last four years. "I do think we need to be thinking about the future and not the past," McConnell told CNN's Manu Raju last month when asked about...