China virus protests hit Hong Kong after mainland rallies and calls for Xi to resign

Chinese policemen form a line to stop protesters marching in Beijing on Sunday. Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday. (Ng Han Guan, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes HONG KONG – Students … Read more

NFL: Bills and Browns escape snowstorm in Buffalo

CNN – The Buffalo Bills (6-3) and Cleveland Browns (3-6) were supposed to square off at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo this Sunday. However, the decision was made earlier this week to play the game at Ford Field in Detroit due to a snowstorm headed for western New York. On Friday, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport … Read more

5 things to know for November 17: House, Layoffs, UVA shooting, Ukraine, College rankings

CNN – NASA’s Artemis I mission that launched Wednesday has shared a spectacular view of Earth on its way to the moon. If you often marvel at space and its endless expanse, you may also enjoy tracking the spacecraft in real time as it travels thousands of miles away from our planet. Here’s what else … Read more

5 things to know for November 16: Trump, NASA, Immigration, Ukraine, Cold weather

CNN – Apple launched a new iPhone feature this week that promises to let users contact emergency dispatchers when cell phone service is unavailable. It functions using a network of satellites orbiting above the Earth at 16,000 mph. When CNN tested the tool’s reliability, it showed lifesaving potential – but also revealed some significant caveats. … Read more

Snowy day across central Iowa

Snow wraps up, cold moves in Updated: 5:52 PM CST Nov 15, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript SPEAKING OVER THE NEXT EIGHT DAYS OR SO. SO IT’S SO HARD I MEAN, WE’VE GOT THE COLD. YEAH, WE’VE GOT TO THE COLD. IT IS THE UPPER MIDWEST. AS WE HEAD INTO THE REST OF THE DAY … Read more

The future of American democracy loomed large in voters’ minds this election cycle

With the US Capitol in the background, people walk past a sign that says, “Voters Decide Protect Democracy,” Jan. 6, in Washington. This week’s ballot had an unspoken candidate, American democracy. (Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes WASHINGTON – This week’s ballot had an unspoken candidate – American democracy. Two years of … Read more

Mysterious ‘fairy circles’ in Namib Desert has a scientific answer

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – For over 50 years, ecologists have studied and debated the mystery of the Namib Desert’s “fairy circles,” circular patches, mostly barren of grass, that have spread across 1,100 miles in the arid grasslands … Read more

North Korea: Missile tests were practiced to attack South, US

This combination of photos shows what the North Korean government says is a military operation held during Nov. 2-5 in North Korea. North Korea’s military says its recent barrage of missile tests were practiced to “mercilessly” strike key South Korean and US targets such as air bases and operational command systems. (Korean Central News Agency, … Read more

A huge tunnel has opened below Niagara Falls

Tourists can walk out onto a platform to see Niagara Falls. Until this year, a huge tunnel buried deep below the cascade has been off-limits to visitors. (Niagara Parks) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes NEW YORK – A whitewater wonder visited by everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Mark Twain, Niagara Falls has been a magnet … Read more

COP27 climate summit: Here’s what to watch

CNN – As global leaders converge in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the UN’s annual climate summit, researchers, advocates and the United Nations itself are warning the world is still wildly off-track on its goal to halt global warming and prevent the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Over the next two weeks, negotiators from nearly … Read more