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

Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

It’s set to be Australia’s newest offering in the budget airline market – giving consumers more choice for less dollars when it comes to flying around the country. But despite launching the airline’s “game-changing” uniform earlier this year, and announcing the affectionate names of their two aircraft – Shazza and Bazza — it remains unclear … Read more

Abandoned Virgin Australia route to Queenstown, New Zealand back with cheap sale flights

Abandoned Virgin Australia route to Queenstown, New Zealand back with cheap sale flights

Virgin Australia has finally relaunched its flight back into New Zealand after more than a year and half off from the popular trans-Tasman route. The route was canceled at the beginning of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, when the airline ditched all of their international flights. Wednesday marked the first flights back across the … 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

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

More Outer Banks beach houses vulnerable to collapse as Hurricane Fiona passes by, park service says

More Outer Banks beach houses vulnerable to collapse as Hurricane Fiona passes by, park service says

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is warning visitors to stay away from a 2-mile stretch of beach in Rodanthe through Friday as Hurricane Fiona passes by offshore, bringing the potential for more oceanfront cottages to collapse in the waves. Coastal flooding advisories are in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands from midnight Friday through 2 am … 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