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Ex-NSC official corroborates Sondland said he was directed by Trump on Ukraine
Former NSC official Tim Morrison testified that he had heard from Sondland that US aid to Ukraine was conditioned on the country announcing an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Morrison's testimony, which was released by House impeachment investigators on Saturday, adds additional corroboration to the testimony of others, like US diplomat Bill Taylor, that Sondland said he was acting at Trump's direction when…
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Impeachment hearings get soap opera twist on ‘Saturday Night Live’ cold open
Now known as "Days of Our Impeachment," the hearings got the daytime soap opera treatment that included a continuously fainting woman played by Heidi Gardner and a cameo by Jon Hamm, who played Bill Taylor, the witness and top diplomat in Ukraine. "Unlike other people in the Trump administration, I show up," Hamm's Taylor said during SNL's hearing. No soap opera would be complete without a dramatic kiss, and SNL…
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The flat earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core?
But Weiss is a flat earther. Ever since he tried and failed to find proof of the earth's curve four years ago, he's believed with an evident passion that our planet is both flat and stationary -- and it's turned his world upside down. "I absolutely freaked out," Weiss tells CNN in a phone interview. "It literally whips the rug out from underneath you." Now, Weiss finds it tedious to…
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Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards defeats Trump-backed businessman in close race, CNN projects
Edwards will claim victory in a deep red state Trump won by 20 percentage points in 2016, and against a businessman who closely aligned himself with the President. Trump held two rallies in Louisiana over the past 10 days, but the attempt at a last-minute boost was not enough to carry Rispone over the finish line. This is the second Democratic gubernatorial victory in a red state this month, coming…
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Who is Prince Andrew? The Queen’s ‘favorite’ child embroiled in the Epstein scandal
But the prince has also attracted a fair amount of scandals and controversies over the years. The latest one -- his association with prominent sex offender and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein -- is casting an especially dark shadow over him. In an interview with the BBC, to be broadcast fully Saturday, the prince says he let the royal family down by associating himself with Epstein, even after the American was…
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2,500 police deployed as temple at the center of gender dispute opens its doors
For centuries, women aged 10 to 50 were not allowed to enter the Sabarimala Temple. But in September last year, the country's Supreme Court overturned the ban, and in January, women entered the temple for the first time, defying opposition from religious conservatives. But that decision is now in question, after the Supreme Court agreed Thursday to review its landmark ruling. It's unclear whether women will be allowed to enter…
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30 years after the Velvet Revolution, the Czechs are back on the streets
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend anti-government demonstrations across the country on Saturday, one day before the anniversary, when a non-violent demonstration led by students emboldened the nation to rise up against Communism. They are demanding the resignation of PM Andrej Babis, a business tycoon who is listed as an StB agent in its official archives. Babis has consistently denied cooperating with the StB knowingly, saying he…
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Gilets jaunes movement sprang from nowhere to stun France. One year on, it’s in desperate search of a direction
And yet Sunday will be the first anniversary of a successful popular revolt that appeared to come from nowhere, only to disappear again -- but not before achieving many of its initial aims and going on to inspire other leaderless movements elsewhere. On a sunny Saturday afternoon a year ago, more than 250,000 people headed calls on social media and took to the streets of France wearing the yellow vests…
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What we learned from world’s longest flight
Sydney (CNN) — It feels like the world just got that bit smaller. A flight operated by Australian airline Qantas has just made the record-breaking trip from London to Sydney nonstop, spending 19 hours and 19 minutes in the air and opening up the possibility of scheduled direct flights between some of the farthest corners of the planet. CNN was among the handful of journalists on board this research flight,…
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This nine-year-old boy is about to graduate from college – CNN Video
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