5 things to know for Dec. 7: Senate, Trump Organization, Gas prices, Apple, China

CNN — When astronauts snapped an image of Earth 50 years ago, no one knew it would become one of the world’s most widely reproduced photographs. The striking portrait of our planet, known as the “Blue Marble,” was taken on this day in 1972 – and still fills us with awe decades later. Here’s what … Read more

Full ‘cold moon’ shines bright and eclipses Mars in a rare event

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — December’s full moon, also known as the “cold moon,” will shine bright in the night sky this Wednesday, peaking at 11:08 pm ET. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will also be visible in the … Read more

Raphael Warnock will win the Georgia Senate runoff, CNN projects, in the final midterm rebuke of Trump’s influence

CNN — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock will win Georgia’s Senate runoffCNN projects, giving Democrats greater leverage in the Senate next year and delivering a critical blow to former President Donald Trump after a defeat of yet another one of his hand-picked candidates. With Warnock’s defeat of Republican challenger Herschel Walker, Democrats will control 51 seats … Read more

In the wake of the baby formula crisis, a critical report recommends major food safety changes at the FDA

CNN — To help prevent outbreaks of food-related illness and problems like the formula shortage that left many parents in the US without adequate access to food for their babies, the US Food and Drug Administration needs a clearer mission and a different kind of leadership, and it has to act with more urgency, according … Read more

House Republicans seek testimony from Twitter employees

CNN — House Republicans say they will seek congressional testimony from top Twitter employees who oversaw the company’s handling of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s laptop in public hearings when Republicans officially reclaim control of the House in the next Congress, indicating that probes into digital content moderation will figure prominently. On … Read more

5 things to watch in Tuesday’s Georgia Senate race

CNN — The final drama of the 2022 midterm elections is coming to a head in Georgia on Tuesdayas Peach State voters – for the second time in as many years – cast ballots in a high-stakes US Senate runoff. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock was the leading vote-getter in the November general election, over Republican … Read more

Second Oath Keepers sedition trial presents new challenges for prosecutors

CNN — One week after the historic seditious conspiracy conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodesfederal prosecutors will try to prove once again that other members of the far-right militia were planning to violently stop Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election. This time, however, prosecutors face a new challenge – convincing a jury that … Read more

Hawaii volcano: State activates National Guard as lava from Mauna Loa slowly inches closer to critical highway

CNN — Officials in Hawaii have activated the state’s National Guard to help in the response to the eruption of Mauna Loawhose lava has been steadily oozing toward a critical highway for days. The fountains of lava that have been shooting from the volcano over the past week are not a threat to communities or … Read more

Flu vaccine appears to be a very good match to circulating strains, CDC says

CNN — This year’s flu shot appears to be “a very good match” to the circulating strains, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a news briefing Monday. However, she noted that flu vaccinations are lagging behind the pace of previous years. Through the end of October, CDC data … Read more

Raphael Warnock: Sky-high Black turnout fueled his previous win. Will Georgia do it again?

Atlanta CNN — Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young rode his scooter alongside Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Martin Luther King III and a fervent crowd of marchers on a recent Sunday through a southwest Atlanta neighborhood. The group stopped at an early polling location to vote, forming a line with some waiting as long as one … Read more