Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who killed a police officer

CNN – [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson — who killed a police officer in Kirkwood, Missouri, in 2005, but alleged racial bias at his trial — was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was announced dead at 7:40 p.m. Central. Corrections Department spokeswoman Karen Baughman said he had … Read more

The gun epidemic in America is deadlier than ever, and there are vast disparities in who is dying

CNN – The number of gun deaths in the United States has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, killing a record number of people in 2021. But as America’s gun epidemic worsens, its burden is not equal. A new study published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open analyzed gun deaths over the past three decades — a … Read more

A giant prehistoric sea turtle was recently discovered in Europe

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of amazing discoveries, scientific advances, and more. CNN – Long ago, giant sea turtles swam in the Earth’s seas. Until recently, these prehistoric giants, reaching lengths of more than 3 meters (10 feet) from head to tail, were thought to be found … Read more

The head of the Qatar World Cup said between 400 and 500 migrant workers have died on projects related to the tournament.

CNN – World Cup president Hassan Al Thawadi said between 400 and 500 migrant workers have died as a result of work done on projects linked to the tournament – a higher number than previously cited by Qatari officials. In an interview with Piers Morgan that aired on TalkTV on Monday, Thawadi was asked about … Read more

5 things to know on November 29: Same-sex marriage, the World Cup, Strike, Volcano, Twitter

CNN – A brutal trio of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail is expected to create challenges across the Southeast and Mississippi Valley today as more than 40 million people are under severe weather threats. CNN’s storm tracker and current satellite imagery show that areas of Mississippi and Louisiana have the greatest potential for severe weather … Read more

Hurricanes: Severe storms expected in the south put more than 40 million people at risk

CNN – Severe storms are expected to generate the potential for three brutal tornadoes, bringing damaging winds and hail to millions of people across parts of the Southeast and Mississippi Valley starting Tuesday afternoon, forecasters warned. More than 40 million people from southeast Texas east to Georgia, and north to central Indiana and Illinois are … Read more

Iran faces the United States in a winner-takes-all match to advance to the knockout stages of the World Cup

CNN – The knockout phase has already arrived for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) World Cup — nothing less than a win on Tuesday won’t be enough when you take on Iran in a winner-takes-all match. Whichever team wins will advance to the Round of 16 at Qatar 2022, and for the North … Read more

Rural Arizona holds late in certifying midterm results as electoral controversies continue

CNN – Officials in a rural Arizona county on Monday delayed certification of the November midterm elections, missing a legal deadline and The Arizona Secretary of State’s office prompted a lawsuit over the county’s failure to sign the results. By a vote of 2-1 Monday morning, the Republican majority on the Cochise County Board of … Read more

Lockdown protests in China: What you need to know

Beijing CNN – China moved quickly to quell demonstrations that broke out across the country over the weekend, deploying police forces to key protest sites and tightening internet censorship. The protests were sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly no-Covid policy, but as numbers swelled at demonstrations in several major cities, a range of … Read more

Maryland small plane crash: The air traffic controller warned the pilot that his altitude reading was too low moments before the plane crashed

CNN – Moments before a small private jet crashed into power lines in Maryland Sunday night, air traffic controllers urgently warned the pilot that the plane was flying too low, according to archived recordings. “N201RF, if you hear this transmission, low altitude alert,” a Potomac Terminal Radar Approach Control controller said in the transmission recording, … Read more