Why these five states don’t sell lottery tickets

Why these five states don't sell lottery tickets

New York CNN Business — If residents of Alabama, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii or Nevada wanted a chance to win this week’s record Powerball jackpot, they had to travel to another state to buy a ticket. These five states do not offer government-operated lotteries or participate in interstate drawings with rollover jackpots such as Powerball or … Read more

What is ‘loss and damage?’ The most contentious topic at the COP27 climate summit

What is 'loss and damage?'  The most contentious topic at the COP27 climate summit

CNN — Aftab Khan felt helpless when torrential floodwaters submerged a third of Pakistan, his home country. Khan’s hometown was completely underwater. His rescued a woman who had friend walked barefoot, carrying her sick child, through stagnant floodwaters for 15 miles. And Khan’s own mother, who now lives with him in Islamabad, was unable to … Read more

October 4, 2022 Hurricane Ian’s aftermath in Florida

October 4, 2022 Hurricane Ian's aftermath in Florida

(CNN) Right before losing phone connection, Fort Myers, Florida, resident Stan Pentz told his daughter he was going to grow. Then the phone cut out, and he wasn’t able to make contact with his family for 20 hours. Pentz told CNN’s Kate Bolduan that he knew he had to jump out of his condo and … Read more

These are the victims of Hurricane Ian

These are the victims of Hurricane Ian

CNN — A mother of four traveled to Fort Myers, Florida, to celebrate her 40th birthday – now her family is preparing to lay her to rest after she was identified as one of the victims of Hurricane Ian, her mother said. Nishelle Harris-Miles from Dayton, Ohio, traveled with a group of friends and family … Read more

Personal responsibility in an era of catastrophic flooding

Personal responsibility in an era of catastrophic flooding

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Facing questions about one Florida county’s delayed decision to urge its citizens to evacuate before Hurricane Ian, officials are citing “personal responsibility” and arguing many residents wouldn’t have evacuated anyway. More … Read more

Liz Truss faces her party faithful after a disastrous week. Many Conservatives fear defeat looms at UK’s next election

Liz Truss faces her party faithful after a disastrous week.  Many Conservatives fear defeat looms at UK's next election

London CNN — Liz Truss’ first full week as British Prime Minister has not been an easy one. It began with the pound crashing to its lowest level in decades following her government’s mini-budget last Friday. It ended with her meeting the UK’s independent financial forecaster and having to explain herself after a week of … Read more

Conservative activists in Georgia wage campaign to purge voter rolls ahead of November’s election

Conservative activists in Georgia wage campaign to purge voter rolls ahead of November's election

CNN — One morning in late August, Zach Manifold showed up at his job running the elections office in Gwinnett County, Georgia, to find eight boxes waiting, all filled with documents challenging the eligibility of tens of thousands of people to cast ballots. It was the physical manifestation of a law passed by the Republican-controlled … Read more

Opinion: Bad Bunny’s politically charged reggaeton is making waves

Opinion: Bad Bunny is singing it like it is

Editor’s Note: Ed Morales (@SpanglishKid) is a journalist and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He’s the author of the book “Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico.” The views expressed are his own. View more … Read more

Opinion: Bad Bunny is singing it like it is

Opinion: Bad Bunny is singing it like it is

Editor’s Note: Ed Morales (@SpanglishKid) is a journalist and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He’s the author of the book “Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico.” The views expressed are his own. View more … Read more

Opinion: What Martha’s Vineyard tells us about immigration

Opinion: What Martha's Vineyard tells us about immigration

Editor’s Note: Daniela Gerson is an assistant professor of journalism at California State University, Northridge, and a former community engagement editor at the Los Angeles Times. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ move to send two planes carrying migrants to Martha’s … Read more