Paul Pelosi attacker traffics in conspiracy theories in call to TV station after video release

CNN — The man who attacked the husband of Nancy Pelosi in their home last year showed no remorse and continued his dangerous fixation on the former House speaker in a bizarre phone call to a San Francisco reporter on Friday, according to the Bay Area station’s reporting. David DePape called KTVU’s Amber Lee from … Read more

Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared with those of similar weight, people who underwent one of four types of weight loss surgery … Read more

Some auto insurers are refusing to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to write policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that have been deemed too easy to steal, according to the companies. Several reports say the companies have stopped offering insurance on these vehicles in cities that include … Read more

Half Moon Bay, California, shootings: Suspect reportedly confesses to news outlet, claims he was not in his right mind

CNN — Chunli Zhao, the farmworker accused of carrying out two shootings on farms in Northern California earlier this week, admitted to killing seven people and injuring one other, NBC Bay Area News reported. Monday’s mass killings stunned the coastal city of Half Moon Baybecoming the deadliest attack in San Mateo County against the backdrop … Read more

Half Moon Bay mass shooting suspect is charged with 7 counts of murder in the deadliest attack the county has ever seen

CNN — The suspect in the Half Moon Bay, California, mass shooting was charged Wednesday with seven counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in what became the deadliest attack in San Mateo County’s history, the district attorney said. “This one is in a category that is way beyond anything we’ve ever dealt … Read more

Florida school district begins ‘cataloguing’ books to comply with DeSantis-backed law

CNN — Efforts are underway in Florida counties to comply with a law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that requires the approval of books in classroom libraries. Manatee County School District teachers are experiencing “fear” and “confusion” as the district works to implement HB 1467which requires that books be pre-approved materials or vetted by … Read more

McDonald’s, In-N-Out, and Chipotle are spending millions to block raises for their workers

New York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a landmark new state law setting worker conditions and minimum wages up to $22 an hour for fast-food employees in the nation’s largest state. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and KFC-owner Yum! Brands each donated $1 million to … Read more

How M&M’S is making the most of its spokescandies controversy

New York CNN — Over the past year, M&M’s has been the subject of Fox News tirades and criticism from a small segment of fans — first for changing the Green M&M’s footwear and more recently featuring female M&M characters on its packaging for International Women’s Day. So this week it announced a change: Following … Read more

Consumer Reports calls Ford’s automated driving technology much better than Tesla’s

CNN — Tesla’s Autopilot, which at its core combines lane keeping assist with traffic aware cruise control to help guide a car down a highway, was once groundbreaking technology. But today more than half of new vehicles are available with similar advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS. And in a recent ranking by Consumer Reports, … Read more

Newport News, Virginia, shooting: Virginia school board to vote on parting ways with superintendent following shooting at elementary school,

CNN — [Breaking news update at 11:33 a.m. ET] The lawyer representing the teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old at an elementary school in Newport News, Virginia, told reporters Wednesday that school administrators were warned three times the day of the shooting that the child had a gun on him. [Previous story, published at … Read more