Yao Ming caught in the crossfire as Chinese basketball team quits top league on eve of Covid reopening

CNN — The return of China’s top basketball league to its normal season format after years of Covid disruption has been marred by controversy after an abrupt no-show by one of its former championship-winning teams amid accusations of ill-treatment by his star player. The row has sparked a headache for Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) boss … Read more

Fair and balanced? Murdoch’s private messages show Fox News was tasked with helping Republicans

new York CNN — “We report. You decide.” It was Fox News’ longtime slogan. But a deposition and private messages made public in recent weeks have revealed that not even Rupert Murdoch treats Fox News as a genuine news organization. The revelation is part of several court filings in Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion libel … Read more

Venus and Jupiter conjunction: how to see it

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Jupiter and Venus will appear very close to each other in the night sky on Wednesday, with the two planets expected to pass each other in what is called a conjunction. Jupiter will … Read more

UK house prices show biggest drop since 2012

London CNN — UK property prices suffered their biggest annual fall since November 2012 last month, the latest indication of the lasting pain that former Prime Minister Liz Truss’ ill-fated ‘mini’ budget has inflicted on the property market British. The average house price fell 1.1% to £257,406 ($310,000) in February from a year earlier, bringing … Read more

EU bans TikTok from official devices in all three institutions

Paris/London CNN — The European Parliament on Tuesday banned TikTok from staff devices on cybersecurity grounds, meaning the Chinese video-sharing app is now banned in all three major EU institutions. “In view of cybersecurity concerns, in particular with regard to data protection and data collection by third parties, the European Parliament has decided, in alignment … Read more

West Coast and Northeast Brace for Snow and Dangerous Road Conditions as New Storms Hit the United States

CNN — Americans on the West Coast and Northeast face heavy snowfall, high winds, power outages and treacherous road conditions as a series of storms hit opposite sides of the United States. United. Nearly 50 million people in the northeast are under winter weather alert as a storm that has brought tornadoes, damaging winds and … Read more

Mexico electoral reform bill: AMLO accuses protesters of narco links

CNN — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday dismissed concerns over his plan to cut the country’s electoral watchdog, accusing protesters of links to drug traffickers. Footage from a mass protest in Mexico City on Sunday showed tens of thousands of people dressed in pink – the color of the National Electoral Institute … Read more

What is a derecho and why is it so destructive?

CNN — A derecho is a large and potentially destructive weather event that is characterized by extended, long-lasting, linear winds associated with a cluster of fast-moving, severe thunderstorms. Here’s what you need to know about derechos: A derecho is classified by a swath of wind damage stretching more than 240 miles with wind gusts of … Read more

Tornadoes and high winds hit the central United States as another round of rain and snow hits the west and north

CNN — While high winds have caused reports of tornadoes overnight in parts of the central United States, another series of storms bringing snow, rain and high winds are expected to spread from the state of Washington to southern California and across the Great Lakes region on Monday, hitting areas where hundreds of thousands are … Read more

Earthquake in Turkey: nearly 200 people arrested for alleged poor construction

Istanbul, Turkey CNN — Nearly 200 people have been arrested for suspected poor construction following the catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey earlier this month, Turkey’s Justice Ministry said. About 50,000 people were killed in Turkey and Syria after the February 6 earthquake. The ministry said 626 people were “suspicious” after buildings completely collapsed or were … Read more