Biden surprises Elton John with the National Humanities Medal at the White House

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden friday presented Mr Elton John with the National Humanities Medal, surprising the music icon following a performance on the South Lawn of the White House. “I’m never flabbergasted, but I’m flabbergasted,” a visibly moved John said, thanking the president and saying he’ll “treasure” the honor. The medalaccording to Friday’s … Read more

Hong Kong police arrest man playing harmonica at Queen’s wake on suspicion of sedition

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. register here hong kong CNN — A man suspected of sedition has been arrested in Hong Kong after playing the harmonica … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and the world at funeral

By DANICA KIRKA, MIKE CORDER and SAMYA KULLAB September 19, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/queen-elizabeth-ii-funeral-bfe59d9c8f31d339f2cec2f8479cc3ce LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world have bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers – and crowds to the streets of London and to Windsor Castle – … Read more

Bidens among thousands paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden paid his respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday as thousands of police, hundreds of British troops and an army of officials made final preparations for the Queen’s state funeral — a spectacular display of national mourning which also be the largest gathering of world … Read more

R. Kelly found guilty of multiple counts, acquitted of trial fixation

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday convicted R. Kelly of multiple charges of child pornography and sexual abuse in his hometown of Chicago, dealing another legal blow to a singer who was one of R&B’s biggest stars. in the world. Kelly, 55, was found guilty of three counts of child pornography and three … Read more

Ryan Reynolds undergoes colonoscopy on camera to raise awareness of new guidelines

CNN — It was a first for actor Ryan Reynolds, who allowed a video crew to film his colonoscopy screening to raise awareness about the increase in colon cancer diagnoses in people under 50. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. “It’s not … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II lies in state after a solemn procession

LONDON (AP) — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II left Buckingham Palace for the last time on Wednesday, carried in a horse-drawn carriage and greeted by cannons and the tinkling of Big Ben, in a solemn procession through crowds draped in flags. lined streets of London to Westminster Hall. There, Britain’s longest-serving monarch will mourn … Read more

Sandy Hook witnesses testify to Alex Jones hoax allegations

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A sister of a teacher killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre and an FBI agent who responded to the school shooting were overcome with emotion Tuesday as they described what it was like. was that of being accused of being crisis actors by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and others. Carlee … Read more

Jean-Luc Godard, emblematic director of the French New Wave, dies at 91

GENEVA (AP) — Jean-Luc Godard, the emblematic “enfant terrible” of the French New Wave who revolutionized popular cinema in 1960 with his first feature film, “A bout de souffle”, and who counted for years among the world’s most influential film directors, died on Tuesday. He was 91 years old. Godard died peacefully and surrounded by … Read more

King cheered in Belfast, Queen’s coffin to return to London

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Cheering crowds welcomed King Charles III to Northern Ireland on Tuesday during his four-part tour of the United Kingdom, where the visit drew a rare moment of unity from politicians from a region with a contested British and Irish identity deeply divided over the monarchy. Hundreds of people lined the … Read more