Goshen California shooting: A teenage mother and her 10-month-old baby were gunned down while running from a ‘cartel-style execution’ in central California that left 6 dead, police say

Goshen California shooting: A teenage mother and her 10-month-old baby were gunned down while running from a ‘cartel-style execution’ in central California that left 6 dead, police say

CNN  —  A young mother was clutching her 10-month-old son and running for safety when they were both gunned down during a horrific attack that left six dead in a small central California community, the sheriff said. Forensic evidence shows a shooter stood over 16-year-old Alissa Parraz and her son Nycholas and shot both of … Read more

Jordan king warns of ‘red lines’ in Jerusalem as Netanyahu returns to office

Jordan king warns of ‘red lines’ in Jerusalem as Netanyahu returns to office

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in today’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, CNN’s three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Amman, Jordan CNN  —  Jordan’s king says he is prepared for conflict should the status of Jerusalem’s holy sites change as Israel prepares to swear in what is … Read more

Four foreign aid groups suspend work in Afghanistan after Taliban bars female employees

Four foreign aid groups suspend work in Afghanistan after Taliban bars female employees

CNN  —  Four foreign aid groups said Sunday that they were moving to temporarily suspend their operations in Afghanistan after the Taliban barred female employees of non-governmental organizations from coming to work. “We cannot effectively reach children, women and men in desperate need in Afghanistan without our female staff,” aid organizations Save the Children, Norwegian … Read more

Taliban use water cannon on women protesting education order in Afghanistan

Taliban use water cannon on women protesting education order in Afghanistan

CNN  —  A group of women took to the streets in the city of Herat in Afghanistan on Saturday, protesting against a Taliban order this week suspending all female students from attending university in the country. Video footage circulating on social media showed Taliban officials using a water cannon to disperse the female protesters. Girls … Read more

Opinion: What Jamie Lee Curtis gets right about ‘nepo babies’

Opinion: What Jamie Lee Curtis gets right about ‘nepo babies’

Editor’s Note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show.” Follow him @DeanObeidallah@masto.ai. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  Looks like Merriam-Webster got it wrong with its recent choice for 2022’s “word of the year.” Instead … Read more

Afghanistan: The Taliban pledged to honor women’s rights. Here’s how it eroded them instead

Afghanistan: The Taliban pledged to honor women’s rights. Here’s how it eroded them instead

CNN  —  When the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in August 2021 in a lightning takeover following the withdrawal of US troops, the radical Islamist group appeared keen to distance itself from its earlier period of rule in the 1990s, presenting itself as more moderate and committed to the internal peace process. Among its … Read more

Jamie Lee Curtis says the ‘nepo baby’ conversation is ‘designed to try to diminish and denigrate’

Jamie Lee Curtis says the ‘nepo baby’ conversation is ‘designed to try to diminish and denigrate’

CNN  —  Jamie Lee Curtis is opening up about her experiences in Hollywood as the child of movie stars, prompted by the current conversation around ‘nepo babies’ – the term for children of notable figures whose familial ties are thought to have helped them find exposure and fame themselves. The actress, who is the daughter … Read more

Woman suspected of kidnapping 5-month-old twins is arrested in Indianapolis; missing baby found alive

Woman suspected of kidnapping 5-month-old twins is arrested in Indianapolis; missing baby found alive

CNN  —  [Breaking news update at 7:50 p.m. ET] A 5-month-old baby who was kidnapped with his twin while inside a car that was stolen Monday was found alive Thursday in Indianapolis, the Columbus Police Department said in a statement. “The 5-month-old boy is in good health and being transported to a hospital to be … Read more

Why ‘nepo babies’ are all over the internet right now

Why ‘nepo babies’ are all over the internet right now

CNN  —  One of the surest roads to success in showbiz is to be the child of an already famous and successful person. These progeny are called nepo babies (nepo = nepotism), and they have not-so-secretly infiltrated countless beloved pop culture properties. Who was your favorite character on “Stranger Things”? Robin, was it? Nepo baby. … Read more

Taliban suspend university education for women in Afghanistan

Taliban suspend university education for women in Afghanistan

CNN  —  The Taliban government has suspended university education for all female students in Afghanistan, the latest step in its brutal clampdown on the rights and freedoms of Afghan women. A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education confirmed the suspension to CNN on Tuesday. A letter published by the education ministry said the … Read more