‘Interview with the Vampire’ has an undying legacy. Look inside its TV rebirth

CNN — It’s been nearly half a century since “Interview with the Vampire” was published, leaving its mark on popular culture. Penned by the late Anne Rice, the book became the first of the “Vampire Chronicles,” which include 12 follow-up novels. “Interview” itself was adapted into a 1994 feature film starring Brad Pitt and Tom … Read more

Live updates: Ian recovery efforts continue in Florida and the Carolinas

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) alone cannot rebuild and provide assistance to all the communities impacted by Hurricane Ian, Craig Fugate, former FEMA administrator, told CNN’s Amara Walker Sunday. When asked what recovery efforts might look like for Floridians who don’t own flood insurance, Fugate said: “FEMA’s money only goes to people who didn’t … Read more

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda talks EV skepticism, ‘happy dance,’ his legacy

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda speaks during a small media roundtable on Sept. Las Vegas 29, 2022. Toyota LAS VEGAS — Toyota Motor CEO Akio Toyoda last week simply stated what he would like his legacy to be: “I love cars.” Just how the 66-year-old racer, car enthusiast and company scion will be remembered regarding his … Read more

Instruction about race may be under siege across the US, but this course is empowering students at a Southern high school

Washington CNN — In the early 2000s, when I was a student at Ridge View High School, in Columbia, South Carolina, I loved to parse the legacies of certain historical figures: WEB Du Bois, in AP US History; Malcolm X, in AP English Language and Composition. At the same time, I wanted more. Too often, … Read more

Florida deaths rise to 47 amid struggle to recover from Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida’s death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power days after the monster storm rampaged from the state’s southwestern coast up to the carolina. Florida, with nearly four … Read more

Siamak Namazi allowed to leave Iran prison for a week | News

Iranian-American citizen, who was convicted of spying, released from detention amid reported talks between Iran and the US on prisoner releases. An Iranian-American imprisoned in Iran for nearly seven years on espionage-related charges has been allowed out of Tehran’s Evin prison on a one-week furlough, his lawyer said. Siamak Namazi’s temporary release on Saturday came … Read more

Ukrainian intel shows Russian nuclear threat is ‘very high’: top Zelensky aide

A top aide of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine’s intelligence community believes the threat of Russian forces using nuclear weapons is “very high” following a string of embarrassing losses for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an op-ed published in The Atlantic on Friday, Andriy Yermak, head of the office of the the president of … Read more

Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

Buffalo, NY CNN — The day after Buffalo experienced the largest mass shooting in its history, teams of emergency volunteers and mental health counselors arrived on the scene, offering emotional support and distributing food. The response was robust and swift, but there was one big problem. “The community didn’t feel comfortable coming up the stairs … Read more

Opinion: The most likely nuclear scenario

CNN — With his forces retreating in Ukraine, international allies expressing concern and citizens at home fleeing partial mobilization, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reached for the threat of nuclear weapons – and revived Western fears of atomic apocalypse. “The territorial integrity of our homeland, our independence and freedom will be ensured, I will emphasize … Read more

Florida governor defends the timing of Lee County officials’ evacuation ahead of Hurricane Ian

CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Lee County officials acted appropriately when they issued their first mandatory evacuations on Tuesday, less than 24 hours before Hurricane Ian made landfall on the state, and a day after several neighboring counties issued their orders. “They were following the data, and you remember people were looking initially … Read more