Adult drug use rose during the pandemic but dropped dramatically in youth, study says

Adult drug use rose during the pandemic but dropped dramatically in youth, study says

Editor’s Note: Sign up for the Stress But Less CNN newsletter. Our six-part mindfulness guide informs and inspires you to reduce stress as you learn how to harness it. CNN — Teen use of marijuana and other substances dropped during the first year of the pandemic, according to a new study. But adult use of … Read more

Blast in Peshawar, Pakistan: Death toll rises to at least 100 in suspected mosque suicide bombing

Blast in Peshawar, Pakistan: Death toll rises to at least 100 in suspected mosque suicide bombing

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The death toll from a suicide bomb that ripped through a mosque in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, rose to at least 100 on Tuesday. Muhammad Asim Khan, spokesman for the city’s Lady Reading Hospital, said at least 100 people were killed following Monday’s blast at the mosque at a police compound. Police … Read more

Scientists are planning the resurrection of a bird that has been extinct since the 17th century

Scientists are planning the resurrection of a bird that has been extinct since the 17th century

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — No other animal is as inexorably linked to extinction as the dodo, a strange-looking flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean until the late 17th century. The … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more

Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, passed away at age 75

Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, passed away at age 75

CNN — Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress best known for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has passed away, according to a statement from her family provided to CNN by a representative. She turned 75. Williams died after a short illness, according to the statement from her children Zak … Read more

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

CNN — Leaving babies to watch tablets and TV may harm their academic performance and emotional well-being later in life, according to a new study. According to the study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Executive functioning skills are mental processes that “allow us to plan, focus our attention, remember instructions, and successfully juggle … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, passed away at age 64

Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, passed away at age 64

CNN — Lisa Loring, best known as the first actress to play Wednesday Addams on the original sitcom “The Addams Family,” has passed away at the age of 64. Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, confirmed in a statement to Variety that her mother died of a stroke on Saturday. “She went peacefully with both of her … Read more

Peshawar, Pakistani mosque: Suspected suicide bombing kills more than 30 people and injures 125

Blast in Peshawar, Pakistan: Death toll rises to at least 100 in suspected mosque suicide bombing

CNN — The deadly blast at a mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday was likely a suicide bombing, authorities said. At least 31 people were killed and 125 injured in the powerful explosion, according to Peshawar deputy commissioner Shafiullah Khan. Rescue operations are now underway at the mosque, which is located on … Read more

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

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

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 nearly blind but couldn’t afford the surgery. “We are healing the blindness of a thousand people,” MrBeast — real name Jimmy Donaldson … Read more