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

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

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 near-blind but could not afford the surgery. “We’re curing a thousand people’s blindness,” says MrBeast – real name Jimmy Donaldson – in … Read more

Annie Wersching, best known for role in ’24,’ dead at 45

Annie Wersching, best known for role in ’24,’ dead at 45

CNN — Actress Annie Wersching passed away of 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 in the series “24.” Wersching’s husband, Stephen Full, released a statement to CNN: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of … Read more

Man throws Molotov cocktail at synagogue in bias incident, no damage to temple, police say

Man throws Molotov cocktail at synagogue in bias incident, no damage to temple, police say

CNN — A man threw a Molotov cocktail at a New Jersey synagogue in an arson attempt on Sunday morning, police and the synagogue said. The suspect lit and threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of Temple Ner Tamid around 3 am and fled the scene, Bloomfield police said in a news release. … Read more

San Antonio Zoo will let you name a cockroach after an ex and feed it to an animal

San Antonio Zoo will let you name a cockroach after an ex and feed it to an animal

CNN — The San Antonio Zoo is offering a special Valentine’s Day greeting for exes who just won’t bug off. For $10, the zoo will name a cockroach after your not-so-special someone and feed it to an animal – a cold, but direct message that you’re no longer interested. The annual “Cry Me a Cockroach” … Read more

Tom Verlaine, punk rock guitarist of rock band Television, dies at 73

Tom Verlaine, punk rock guitarist of rock band Television, dies at 73

CNN — Tom Verlaine, founding member of seminal New York punk band Television, died Saturday at age 73 “after a brief illness,” according to a news release from Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Verlaine’s former partner Patti Smith. Verlaine died “peacefully” in New York City, “surrounded by close friends,” according to the release. The … Read more

6 dead, 3 injured in crash between bus and box truck in Upstate New York

6 dead, 3 injured in crash between bus and box truck in Upstate New York

CNN — Six people died and three others were injured in a crash involving an express bus and a freight truck in Upstate New York Saturday morning, according to authorities. New York State Police responded to a collision between the bus and the Freightliner box truck around 6 am ET on State Highway 37 in … Read more

Shooting in Baltimore kills 1 person and wounds 3 others, including a 2-year-old

Shooting in Baltimore kills 1 person and wounds 3 others, including a 2-year-old

CNN — At least one person was killed and three wounded – including a 2-year-old child – in a shooting in Baltimore on Saturday, police said. Authorities responded near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Laurens Ave. after 6 pm Saturday evening and found two adult males, one adult female and a 2-year-old shot, according to … Read more

A Texas National Guard member shot and injured a migrant at the border

A Texas National Guard member shot and injured a migrant at the border

CNN — A Texas National Guard member shot a migrant in the shoulder during an encounter in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas last week, according to a recent joint Army Times and Texas Tribune report. A federal law enforcement source confirmed to CNN a migrant was shot and injured in the incident. This … Read more

Some auto insurers are refusing to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

Some auto insurers are refusing to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to write policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that have been deemed too easy to steal, according to the companies. Several reports say the companies have stopped offering insurance on these vehicles in cities that include … Read more

More protests today after the release of video depicting the deadly police beating of Tire Nichols

More protests today after the release of video depicting the deadly police beating of Tire Nichols

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic videos and descriptions of violence. CNN — Protesters across the US were holding marches and rallies on Saturday, one day after the release of video showing the horrific police beating of Tire Nichols in Memphis. The graphic video of police striking the Black man who later died earlier this … Read more