Families of Cuban prisoners hope that the United States and the Pope demand their release

Havana CNN — Marta Perdomo agonizes day and night for her two sons Jorge and Nadir, imprisoned in Cuba for participating nearly two years ago in the biggest anti-government protests since the 1959 revolution. A call she says she received in late February from the service Cuban internal security only added to his anxiety. “State … Read more

London fears for its future as companies defect to Wall Street

London CNN — London has a history of punching well above its weight in global financial markets. For years, the London Stock Exchange has attracted an outsized share of investor capital relative to the size of the UK economy, reflecting the international nature of its listed companies. In 2000, stocks listed in the UK accounted … Read more

California’s Atmospheric River: Residents urged to evacuate homes as dangerous rains heighten flood risk in already affected areas

CNN — California officials issued evacuation warnings in parts of several counties amid powerful storms that could bring heavy rains and cause widespread flooding in the central and northern parts of the state on Friday. The most dangerous amount of rain could affect nearly 70,000 people along California’s central coast, stretching from Salinas south to … Read more

Siamak Namazi: American imprisoned in Iran appeals for Biden’s help

CNN — The longest-held US prisoner in Iran has made a moving plea to US President Joe Biden to put the “freedom of innocent Americans above politics” and step up his efforts to secure his release, in an interview without precedent with CNN from Iran’s infamous Evin prison. “I remain deeply concerned that the White … Read more

‘Massive efforts’ needed to reduce salt intake and protect lives, says World Health Organization

CNN — The world is off track to meet the goal of reducing sodium intake by 30% by 2025, according to a first-of-its-kind report from the World Health Organization. Although all 194 WHO member countries have committed to meeting the target set in 2013, only 5% have implemented comprehensive sodium reduction policies, according to Thursday’s … Read more

California’s Atmospheric River: California officials step up preparedness efforts as powerful storm threatening heavy rain and flooding closes in on millions of people

CNN — Millions of people in central and northern California are bracing for an alarming storm starting Thursday, with heavy rain threatening to cause widespread flooding in areas already mired in the perilous aftermath of multi-day snowfall . More than 17 million people are under flood watch in California and slices of Nevada, with much … Read more

Matamoros, Mexico kidnapping: 2 American survivors are treated at a US hospital as the bodies of 2 killed are examined, officials say

CNN — Two Americans have returned to the United States from Mexico and are being treated at a hospital after an armed abduction killed two of their friends and sparked a days-long search for American travelers who had crossed the border for medical intervention , according to officials. The four Americans were found in a … Read more

Children under 5 are increasingly falling victim to the opioid epidemic, study finds

CNN — The number of young children in the United States who have died from opioid overdoses has risen dramatically, according to a new study of accidental poisonings of children 5 and younger. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics, examined a national database and found 731 children ages 5 and younger among the … Read more

This real estate developer is delighted with the fall in new home construction

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking on the same link. new York CNN — Recent headlines point to a slump in the US housing market – as … 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