MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgeries

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or near-blind but could not afford the surgery. “We’re curing a thousand people’s blindness,” says MrBeast – real name Jimmy Donaldson – in … Read more

Live longer with these dishes from ‘blue zones’ in America

CNN — In a few, unique communities around the globe, people live long and heathy lives, up to and past 100. Dubbed “blue zones,” residents of these areas share a common environment and lifestyle that scientists believe contribute to their longevity. The Italian island of Sardinia was where one of the first groups of centenarians … Read more

Annie Wersching, best known for role in ’24,’ dead at 45

CNN — Actress Annie Wersching passed away of cancer early Sunday morning, her publicist, Craig Schneider told CNN. Wersching was 45 years old. She was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24.” Wersching’s husband, Stephen Full, released a statement to CNN: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of … Read more

Man throws Molotov cocktail at synagogue in bias incident, no damage to temple, police say

CNN — A man threw a Molotov cocktail at a New Jersey synagogue in an arson attempt on Sunday morning, police and the synagogue said. The suspect lit and threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of Temple Ner Tamid around 3 am and fled the scene, Bloomfield police said in a news release. … Read more

Tom Verlaine, punk rock guitarist of rock band Television, dies at 73

CNN — Tom Verlaine, founding member of seminal New York punk band Television, died Saturday at age 73 “after a brief illness,” according to a news release from Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Verlaine’s former partner Patti Smith. Verlaine died “peacefully” in New York City, “surrounded by close friends,” according to the release. The … Read more

Pakistan boat tragedy: 10 children killed and seven injured

CNN — Ten children were killed and seven were injured when a boat capsized on a lake in northern Pakistan Sunday, police said. The boat was carrying 25 to 30 students when it capsized on the Tanda Dam Kohat, a lake in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Rescue operations continue, police said. Despite mass drownings occurring frequently … Read more

Iran drone attack: Military plant hit, Tehran says

CNN — Drones attacked a military plant in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, Tehran said on Sunday. “An explosion has occurred in one of the military centers affiliated to the Ministry of Defense,” the deputy head of security for Isfahan governorate Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari told the semi-official Fars News Agency. Jan-Nesari said the explosion left … Read more

6 dead, 3 injured in crash between bus and box truck in Upstate New York

CNN — Six people died and three others were injured in a crash involving an express bus and a freight truck in Upstate New York Saturday morning, according to authorities. New York State Police responded to a collision between the bus and the Freightliner box truck around 6 am ET on State Highway 37 in … Read more

Protesters across the US decry police brutality after Tyre Nichols’ death

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic videos and descriptions of violence. CNN — Protesters once again took to the streets to decry police brutality over the weekend after the release of video depicting the violent Memphis police beating that led to the death of 29-year-old Tire Nichols. Demonstrators marched through New York City, Atlanta, Boston, … Read more

Shooting in Baltimore kills 1 person and wounds 3 others, including a 2-year-old

CNN — At least one person was killed and three wounded – including a 2-year-old child – in a shooting in Baltimore on Saturday, police said. Authorities responded near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Laurens Ave. after 6 pm Saturday evening and found two adult males, one adult female and a 2-year-old shot, according to … Read more