Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water notice

Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water notice

CNN — All public schools in Houston will be closed Monday after the city issued a boil water notice Sunday evening due to a loss of water pressure at a purification plant, officials said. The Houston Independent School District said on Twitter it is monitoring the situation and will provide additional updates Monday. “Earlier today, … Read more

China markets tank as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

China markets tank as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

hong kong CNN Business — China’s major stock indices and its currency have opened sharply lower Monday, as widespread protests against the country’s stringent Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend roiled investor sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (HSI) Index fell as much as 4.2% in early trading. It has since pared some losses and last traded … Read more

Thousands of US flights delayed Sunday as major storm system hampers travel

Thousands of US flights delayed Sunday as major storm system hampers travel

New York CNN Business — A severe weather system across several parts of the United States has prompted the three major airports servicing New York City to urge passengers to arrive early for flights on what is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. As of Sunday night, 6,027 flights … Read more

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into Maryland powerlines

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into Maryland powerlines

CNN — The pilot and passenger of a small plane were trapped after crashing into power lines in Maryland on Sunday, local officials said. Rescue units were dispatched at 5:30 pm to reports of a small airplane that had flown into the power lines in Montgomery County, according to Pete Piringer, chief spokesperson for Montgomery … Read more

Atlantic Station shooting: 12-year-old killed, 5 teenagers injured in shooting at shopping district near downtown Atlanta

Atlantic Station shooting: 12-year-old killed, 5 teenagers injured in shooting at shopping district near downtown Atlanta

CNN — A 12-year-old was killed and five teenagers were injured in a shooting Saturday night after gunfire erupted near Atlanta’s Atlantic Station retail district following a dispute involving juveniles, according to city officials. Of those who were injured, one teenager suffered critical injuries while four others were “shot or injured in some way,” Atlanta … Read more

Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia’s war in Ukraine doesn’t deprive others worldwide of its vital food exports. A … Read more

Disney pulled some funky tricks to make Disney Plus look like it’s losing less money

Disney pulled some funky tricks to make Disney Plus look like it's losing less money

Image: disney Disney continues to shake—for an “unkillable, multi-trillion-dollar leviathan” definition of shaking, leastways—in the aftermath of its recent big surprise Bob Swapwith former CEO Bob Iger stepping in to take control of the company back from his successor, Bob Chapek, after the company’s board asked Chapek to resign from his leadership position last sunday … Read more

Frontier Airlines no longer has a customer service phone line

Frontier Airlines no longer has a customer service phone line

New York CNN — Customers who need flight information or want to make changes to travel plans can no longer call Frontier Airlines and speak to an agent, the company confirmed to CNN Saturday. Starting last week, the ultra low-cost airline said it has transitioned to fully digital communications. Customers seeking help or information from … Read more

SpaceX launches tomato seeds, other supplies to space station

SpaceX launches tomato seeds, other supplies to space station

CNN — SpaceX is carrying a fresh haul of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend after bad weather at the launch site forced the company to wave off its first attempt. The mission took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida around 2:20 pm ET Saturday. The original liftoff date had been … Read more

US provides Chevron limited authorization to pump oil in Venezuela after reaching humanitarian agreement

US provides Chevron limited authorization to pump oil in Venezuela after reaching humanitarian agreement

Washington CNN — The US has granted Chevron limited authorization to resume pumping oil from Venezuela following the announcement Saturday that the Venezuelan government and the opposition group have reached an agreement on humanitarian relief and will continue to negotiate for a solution to the country’s chronic economic and political crisis, including a focus on … Read more