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Mutations and new variants of the coronavirus are expected as it continues to spread, but experts say there's more reason for worry with this one 27 Nov 2021, 2:17 pm

A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has prompted a fresh round of travel restrictions across the world and raised concern about what may be next in the pandemic.

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Omicron concerns should spur millions of unvaccinated Americans to get their Covid shots, experts say 27 Nov 2021, 3:04 pm

As a new Omicron variant spurs global travel bans, experts said that concerns over its impact should spur the millions of unvaccinated Americans to get their Covid-19 shots -- and for those who are eligible to get boosters -- as it will offer at least a degree of protection.

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Here's what you need to know about traveling following the discovery of the new variant 27 Nov 2021, 3:01 pm

Countries around the world imposed travel restrictions after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa, more than 2.3 million Americans traveled by air for Thanksgiving, and in Asia-Pacific, New Zealand and the Philippines revealed new reopening plans.

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Why epidemiologist says he's 'quite worried' about new variant 26 Nov 2021, 7:26 pm

Salim Abdool Karim, an epidemiologist and former head of South Africa's Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, tells CNN's Becky Anderson why he's worried about the new Omicron Covid variant.

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Opinion: Omicron variant puts a chill on Thanksgiving weekend 27 Nov 2021, 12:47 am

After South Africa sounded the alarm on a new Covid-19 variant, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 900 points on Black Friday, marking a dire start to what was forecast to be a record-shattering holiday spending season.

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Even in Nantucket, Biden can't escape the harsh reality of the pandemic 27 Nov 2021, 2:59 pm

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden descended on the island of Nantucket this week looking to preserve the sense of normalcy that the nation was so looking forward to over this holiday season.

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Why hundreds of thousands of kids in the US dread their 21st birthdays 27 Nov 2021, 2:08 pm

• Video: Volunteer gives Afghan refugee family their first Thanksgiving

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Video shows Republican congresswoman making racist remarks about colleague 26 Nov 2021, 10:28 pm

• Rep. Boebert suggested Rep. Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim comments • Opinion: These people are uniquely qualified to tell us what happened on January 6

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Thieves target Home Depot in California, making off with hammers, crowbars and other tools 27 Nov 2021, 2:57 pm

Up to 10 people entered a Home Depot store in California on Friday night and left with a range of stolen tools, according to police officials.

Walmart, Target and other big chains will rake in cash this holiday. Small stores may not be so lucky 27 Nov 2021, 2:54 pm

Many Americans are shopping small Saturday to support mom-and-pop clothing, toy, furniture, sporting goods, hardware and electronics' stores.

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Canada issues weather 'red alert' for BC 27 Nov 2021, 3:36 am

Environment Canada has issued its first "red alert" for British Columbia ahead of what officials are characterizing as a dangerous weather system expected to push more atmospheric rivers into the province.

Some Old Spice and Secret deodorants recalled due to cancer-causing chemical 26 Nov 2021, 7:14 pm

Procter & Gamble Co. issued a recall for more than a dozen Old Spice and Secret-branded aerosol deodorants and sprays, warning that the products could contain benzene, a cancer-causing agent.

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How Venezuela lured, arrested US citizens 26 Nov 2021, 4:14 pm

The so-called "Citgo 6," a group of 5 US citizens and a permanent US resident under house arrest in Venezuela, have become pawns in the long-running confrontation between the United States and the Venezuelan regime of embattled President Nicolas Maduro. CNN's Isa Soares reports.

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3 dead and 4 injured in shooting inside a Nashville apartment 27 Nov 2021, 2:39 pm

A shooting inside a Nashville apartment Friday night left three young men dead and four injured, police said.

How US gun culture stacks up with the world 26 Nov 2021, 11:13 pm

Atlanta. Orlando. Las Vegas. Newtown. Parkland. San Bernardino.

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Why wiping out Hong Kong's opposition may have cost China a generation in Taiwan 27 Nov 2021, 2:19 am

• US lawmakers defy China by meeting with officials in Taiwan

'I don't respect him at all:' Taylor Greene rips Republican leader 26 Nov 2021, 4:38 pm

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says that House minority leader Kevin McCarthy does not have the votes to be House speaker if the Republicans take back the House in the midterms.

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Michigan's Covid situation is getting worse. Feds are sending help 26 Nov 2021, 11:31 pm

• Study: Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer

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Why you can't find rapid at-home Covid tests in America 26 Nov 2021, 1:59 pm

While developing a rapid test that detects the coronavirus in someone's saliva, Blink Science, a Florida-based startup, heard something startling: The Food and Drug Administration had more than 3,000 emergency use authorization applications and didn't have the resources to get through them.

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The FBI may have new information on disappearance of legendary union boss 26 Nov 2021, 4:03 pm

CNN's Miguel Marquez reports on the mysterious case of Jimmy Hoffa as the FBI conducted another search for the remains of the one-time Teamsters boss who was last seen alive in 1975.

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A 12-year-old's terrifying accident on a porch swing pushed her into the ultimate mission of goodwill 27 Nov 2021, 2:07 pm

Lalia Susini's terrifying accident on a porch swing has pushed her into the ultimate quest, a mission of goodwill for other injured and sick children.

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The 'Great Resignation': Why are people quitting their jobs? 27 Nov 2021, 2:30 pm

Americans' mass exodus from their place of work, coined as the "Great Resignation," resulted in 4.4 million people quitting their jobs in September. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich speaks to individuals about what led them to leave.

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A British guy crashed her Thanksgiving dinner. They've been married for 20 years 26 Nov 2021, 11:20 am

It was November 1997 and Dina Honour was hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. The then 27-year-old had invited a group of New York City friends who, like her, had decided to stay in the city over the holidays.

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Exonerated man becomes millionaire days after spending 43 years in prison 26 Nov 2021, 7:58 pm

Kevin Strickland was released after 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The state of Missouri does not pay restitution for wrongfully imprisoned people. A GoFundMe page was set up and raised over one million dollars for Strickland in a day.

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Missing gun belonging to Brian Laundrie's parents wasn't made public due to 'frenzied atmosphere,' family attorney says 26 Nov 2021, 9:55 pm

Brian Laundrie's parents discovered a handgun was missing when they voluntarily surrendered their firearms to law enforcement the same day they informed authorities that their son was missing, according to the family's attorney, Steven Bertolino.

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'The Rock' give veteran his personal truck. See what happened next. 26 Nov 2021, 8:02 pm

At a screening of Dwayne Johnson's new film, "Red Notice," The Rock personally selected Navy veteran Oscar Rodriguez as the recipient of a one-of-a-kind gift.

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'The Beatles: Get Back' may surprise even hardcore fans 26 Nov 2021, 6:07 pm

There are a few surprises in "The Beatles: Get Back."

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Analysis: Mariah Carey proves she's the undisputed queen of Christmas 27 Nov 2021, 3:05 pm

Every year, we can pretty much count on Mariah Carey to remind us that Christmas season actually kicks off the day after Halloween.

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Brooks Koepka says he 'just wanted to spank' Bryson DeChambeau after soundly beating rival in 'The Match' 27 Nov 2021, 1:42 pm

It proved less of a match, more a walk in the park for Brooks Koepka.

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Kim Kardashian's daughter gets TikTok 27 Nov 2021, 1:13 am

Kim Kardashian teamed up with her daughter, North West, to launch a new TikTok account. See what they've posted so far.

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Adele makes history as a female artist 27 Nov 2021, 12:31 pm

Adele has made another record-breaking return to the charts, as her latest album "30" claims the title of fastest-selling album of 2021 in both the US and the UK.

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Stephen Sondheim, whose lyrics were the gold standard of theater art, has died 27 Nov 2021, 2:27 am

• In photos: People we've lost in 2021 • Charles Moose, the face of the DC sniper investigation, dies at 68

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Opinion: Prince William's overpopulation remarks will do women no favors 26 Nov 2021, 3:57 pm

When it comes to overpopulation as the cause of wildlife loss in Africa, Prince William just won't let it go.

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TV OT: 'Licorice Pizza,' 'The Beatles: Get Back' and 'The Waltons' serve up nostalgia over Thanksgiving 26 Nov 2021, 7:32 pm

Thanksgiving weekend is theoretically all about family. Yet in terms of entertainment options -- to consume with them or as a means of escaping them -- the prevailing theme is heavily tilted toward nostalgia, with projects rooted in the 1960s, '70s and '90s.

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CBT: A way to reshape your negative thinking and reduce stress 27 Nov 2021, 1:43 pm

Wouldn't you like to stop your stressful, anxious thinking in its tracks? Turns out you can, and while you're at it, you can make yourself feel and act better too.

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Michelin star restaurant in a 14th century building burns down 25 Nov 2021, 5:28 pm

A Michelin-star restaurant in northern England housed in a 14th century building has suffered significant damage after its thatched roof caught fire.

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Egypt reopens 3,000 year-old 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' with grand ceremony 26 Nov 2021, 7:59 pm

The more than 3,000-year-old road, linking two Egyptian temple complexes, was first discovered in the late 1940s and has since undergone decades of excavation and restoration efforts.

Stunning paleoart shows what dinosaurs really looked like 26 Nov 2021, 6:11 am

Crystal Palace Park, in south London, still hosts the world's first dinosaur sculptures. They were created in the 1850s based on what were, at the time, very recent scientific discoveries: fossils, unearthed in England just decades earlier.

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These 12 charts tell you everything you need to know about the economy 

CNN Business tracks key economic indicators to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the US Economy. Data on this dashboard is refreshed automatically.

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Going to the store may be your smartest bet to navigate the supply chain crisis this holiday 26 Nov 2021, 5:34 pm

The supply chain crisis means last-minute gift buyers may have little choice but to go shopping the old-fashioned way this holiday season.

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This could finally be Sears' and Kmart's last holiday shopping season 25 Nov 2021, 7:13 pm

This Black Friday could very likely be the start of the final holiday shopping season for Sears and Kmart, two brands that once proudly dominated the US retail landscape.

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Target's bold holiday move is a win for us all 23 Nov 2021, 10:41 pm

Every retailer in the nation should take note of Target's bold announcement this week that it will never again open its stores on Thanksgiving.

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It shouldn't have taken all this to convict Ahmaud Arbery's killers 25 Nov 2021, 6:37 am

Watching Judge Timothy Walmsley on Wednesday read the verdicts declaring Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 reminded me of how I felt the day openly bigoted Donald Trump was finally declared the loser of the 2020 presidential election. I exhaled while wondering how in the world we were still having to deal with such things in 21st century America and scared as hell that months or years from now I'd look back to what is good news today only to discover it was just a temporary reprieve from an ongoing backlash to racial progress.

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Unite the Right verdict sends an urgent message 25 Nov 2021, 12:20 am

For those of us who are growing increasingly worried about the prospect of even more deadly political violence in the United States, Tuesday's verdict by a Charlottesville jury -- which held extreme far-right leaders and groups that organized and participated in the violent 2017 rally liable for more than $26 million in damages -- came as very welcome news.

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The best strategy against extremism 24 Nov 2021, 2:33 pm

In Charlottesville, Virginia, a jury hears closing arguments in a case against the White power groups who organized the deadly rally there in 2017.

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Why the tide may be turning on Trump 19 Nov 2021, 6:21 am

What's that we hear? Is it the sound of prominent conservatives and Trump allies openly rebuking former President Donald Trump? Are these the early murmurs of a conservative backlash against Trump? And is it possible a political lane is opening for another Republican presidential candidate in 2024?

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'The Morning Show' and the power of a second act 21 Nov 2021, 7:07 pm

Note: This essay contains spoilers for season two of "The Morning Show."

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