5 signs the world is headed for a recession

New York CNN Business  —  Around the world, markets are flashing warning signs that the global economy is teetering on a cliff’s edge. The question of a recession is no longer if, but when. Over the past week, the pulse of those flashing red lights quickened as markets grappled with the reality — once speculative, … Read more

Ukraine is ‘making progress’ on the battlefield thanks to skill of soldiers and strategic use of supplied weapons, defense secretary says

CNN  —  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he believes Ukraine is “making progress,” in the Kherson region of the country as they continue to counter Russia’s invasion, adding there has been a “kind of change in the battlefield dynamics.” Austin attributed the change to the skill of Ukrainian soldiers and their strategic use of … 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 have … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after the storm rendered some communities ‘unrecognizable,’ officials say

CNN  —  Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, shell-shocked residents are still assessing the damage left behind by record-high storm surge, damaging winds and catastrophic flooding that left some areas of the Sunshine State unrecognizable. At least 66 people were killed by Ian in Florida as it swallowed homes in its furious rushing waters, … 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

Federal judge rules against Abrams-founded voting rights group in Georgia

CNN  —  A federal judge ruled against a voting rights group founded by Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams Friday in a challenge to the state’s voting laws. US District Judge Steve Jones ruled against “Fair Fight Action” on claims over Georgia’s “exact match” voter registration policy, absentee ballot cancellation practices and registration inaccuracies. “Although … Read more

Tudor Dixon seeks a culture war in campaign against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

CNN  —  Tudor Dixon, the Republican taking on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November’s midterm election, is turning to tactics that have worked for other Republican winners in competitive governor’s races as she seeks to turn the race into a cultural battle over education, transgender athletes and more. But her clash with a well-funded Democratic … Read more

Hurricane Ian recovery efforts are underway in Florida and South Carolina

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN  —  Floridians are still dealing with major flooding Saturday and likely will for days as they try to recover from deadly Hurricane Ian, expected to be the most … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when … Read more

Hurricane Ian barrels into South Carolina after slamming Florida

(Courtesy Hope Labriola) A 45-year-old Fort Myers Beach resident Hope Labriola stood naked on her bed for several hours while inside her mobile park home before she was rescued by the Cajun Navy, the disaster relief volunteer group, early Thursday morning, Labriola told CNN.  Labriola’s struggle to survive the storm surge caused by Hurricane Ian on … Read more