The viral Miami Boys Choir is spreading Jewish joy on TikTok

Sure, Chananya Begun was surprised when he saw people on TikTok obsessing over a 2008 performance by the Miami Boys Choir, an Orthodox Jewish pop group led by his father, Yerachmiel Begun. But he wasn’t that surprised. After all, everything about it is ridiculously good. The soaring tween vocals! The funky sax break! The choreography! … Read more

Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s hearing on what the Voting Rights Act means for redistricting

CNN — The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a challenge to a key section of the Voting Rights Act, presenting the conservative majority with another opportunity to whittle down the seminal 1965 law that aims to address racial discrimination in voting. The case concerns the US congressional map Alabama drew after the 2020 census, but … Read more

Opinion: From Iran to Ukraine, David is staring down Goliath

Editor’s Note: Editor’s note: Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN … Read more

A family of 4 is missing after being ‘taken against their will’ in central California, officials say

CNN — A 48-year-old man considered a “person of interest” in the kidnapping of a family of four in California is in custody, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Authorities are working to confirm the man they have in custody is the same suspect they released photos of on Monday, Alexandra Britton, a spokesperson … Read more

Pennsylvania police identify remains found a decade ago as 14-year-old who went missing in 1969

CNN — A 14-year-old girl went missing from a Pennsylvania park in 1969. More than half a century later, her remains have been identified, state police announced Tuesday. “After 53 years, the family of Joan Marie Dymond very much deserves closure. We will do everything in our power to see that they have it,” Capt. … Read more

US Soccer misconduct investigation: Players call for immediate changes

CNN — Becky Sauerbrunn, one of the stalwarts of the US women’s national soccer team, said Tuesday that players are angry and want immediate changes following an independent investigation that found systemic abuse and misconduct within women’s professional soccer in the United States. On Monday, the US Soccer Federation released a lengthy, scathing report it … Read more

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

US and South Korea test-fire missiles in continued response after North Korea launch

Seoul, South Korea CNN — The United States and South Korea launched four missiles off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday morning local time, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launch included four ATACMS missiles, the statement by the South Korean joint chiefs said. Also known as Army Tactical … Read more

Hurricane Ian’s death toll rises as crews in Florida go door to door in search for survivors in decimated neighborhoods

CNN — After Hurricane Ian obliterated communities in Florida, rescue crews going door to door in search of survivors are reporting more deaths, and residents grappling with loss are facing a long, daunting recovery. As of Tuesday, at least 102 people have been reported killed by the hurricane in Florida – 55 of them in … Read more

White House launches last ditch effort to dissuade OPEC from cutting oil production to avoid a ‘total disaster’

Washington CNN — The Biden administration has launched a full-scale pressure campaign in a last-ditch effort to dissuade Middle Eastern allies from dramatically cutting oil production, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The push comes ahead of Wednesday’s crucial meeting of OPEC+, the international cartel of oil producers that is widely expected to … Read more