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

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

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits $70 billion

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits  billion

New Delhi CNN — The Adani Group has accused a US investment firm of launching “a calculated attack” on India by publishing a report alleging widespread fraud at the Ports-to-Power conglomerate. Hindenburg Research last week released its report on billionaire Gautam Adani’s affairs, accusing the group of “brutal stock manipulation and accounting fraud over decades.” … Read more

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

CNN — US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for kids to be on social media platforms because even though sites allow kids that age to join, kids are still “assessing their identities develop”. Meta, Twitter, and a host of other social media giants currently allow 13-year-olds to join their … 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

Annie Wersching, best known for her role in ’24’, passed away at the age of 45

Annie Wersching, best known for her role in ’24’, passed away at the age of 45

CNN — Actress Annie Wersching passed away from cancer early Sunday morning, her publicist Craig Schneider told CNN. Wersching was 45 years old. She was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker on the series ’24’. Wersching’s husband, Stephen Full, issued a statement to CNN: “There is a hollow hole in the soul of … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more