Los Angeles jurors continue deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s second rape trial

CNN — A Los Angeles jury returned to court Monday to continue its deliberations in the second sexual assault trial of disgraced movie magnate Harvey Weinstein, accused of using his Hollywood clout to lure women to private gatherings and to attack. Weinstein faces two counts of forced rape and five counts of sexual assault involving … Read more

Hearing aids may lower your risk of cognitive decline and dementia, research shows

CNN — Hearing aids may be an important aid in preventing cognitive decline and dementia, according to a new study. Research has shown that hearing loss is a major risk factor in developing dementia, but whether intervening on the hearing loss will also treat the progression of cognitive decline is less clear, said senior study … Read more

According to the study, ultra-processed foods may contribute to dementia

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — We all eat them – ultra-processed foods like frozen pizzas and ready meals make our busy lives a lot easier. Besides, they’re just damn delicious … Read more

More than two dozen Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster

New York CNN affairs — Don’t mess with Swifties. More than two dozen Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster parent Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. for “illegitimate conduct” in the pop star’s chaotic tour sales, claiming the ticketing giant has violated antitrust laws, among other things. The lawsuit, filed in a California court alleges on Friday … Read more

Who are the avid holiday shoppers unfettered by inflation? Generation Z

New York CNNBusiness — There’s at least one group of shoppers excitedly visiting malls this holiday season — and they don’t seem too concerned about pesky inflation eating up their discretionary dollars. They are Gen Z. And the way they shop matters. This cohort of consumers born between 1997 and 2012 is among the fastest … Read more

As respiratory viruses strain America’s health care systems, the Biden administration talks about how it is willing to help

CNN — Nearly 20,000 people in the United States were hospitalized for the flu last week, nearly double the number of admissions from the previous week, according to data updated Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates there have been at least 8.7 million illnesses, 78,000 hospitalizations, and 4,500 … Read more

Europe agrees to limit the price of Russian oil to $60 a barrel

London CNN affairs — The European Union has reached a consensus on the price at which Russian oil should be capped, just days before import bans on most products come into effect. There was news of the deal, which required the approval of the remaining Poland confirmed on Twitter by European Commission President Ursula von … Read more

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin responded to the reporter’s question about age and gender

As two of the youngest heads of government and among a small percentage of world women leaders, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin have long had questions about their age and gender. But they quickly shot a journalist who asked on Wednesday about the purpose of the first-ever visit … Read more

Amazon’s CEO explains rationale behind layoffs as unionized warehouse workers protest outside

CNN affairs — Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday that an “uncertain” economy prompted the e-commerce giant to move forward with infrequent and widespread layoffs after experiencing a significant hiring boom during much of the pandemic. “We had the lens of a very uncertain economic environment and we’ve been very aggressively hiring over the last … Read more

Will Smith, opening up about Oscars blowout, tells Trevor Noah to ‘hurt people hurt people’

CNN — Will Smith spoke to Trevor Noah about the now famous clap at the Oscars in March during a performance that aired Monday night on “The Daily Show.” While promoting his upcoming movie “Emancipation,” Smith called it “a horrifying night” and said he “lost it” when he stormed the stage and slapped host Chris … Read more