Consumers are growing more optimistic about the US economy

CNN — Consumer confidence rose for a second straight month in September, ace moderating gas prices and the hope that inflationary pressures might be easing helped lift the nation’s collective mood. The Conference Board reported on Tuesday that its baseline index rose to 108 from a revised 103.6 in August, the highest it has been … Read more

Myles Garrett: Cleveland Browns defensive end released from hospital after car crash

CNN — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been released from hospital after he was involved in a car crash in Sharon Township, about 40 miles south of Cleveland, his agent Nicole Lynn confirmed to CNN on Tuesday. Garrett and a passenger were transported to the hospital with what Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant … Read more

Jeff German: Las Vegas Review Journal claims police unlawfully seized slain reporter’s computers and cell phone

CNN — Attorneys representing the newspaper where slain Las Vegas reporter Jeff German worked are arguing his “journalistic materials” were unlawfully seized by city police, according to a letter sent by the attorneys and obtained by CNN. The letter, which was sent last Wednesday on behalf of the publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to … Read more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers moving practice to Miami amid Hurricane Ian concerns

CNN — In preparation for the potential impact of Hurricane Ian, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are relocating their football operations to Miami-Dade County, Florida. Early Tuesday morning, Hurricane Ian became a Category 3 storm as it neared landfall in western Cuba on its way toward Florida. It quickly strengthened on Monday and will likely continue … Read more

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Cuba as a Category 3 storm, threatening a path of destruction as it churns toward Florida

CNN — Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian made landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday morning while on its trek toward Florida, where residents in some coastal areas are already evacuating. The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, made landfall just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar del Rio Province of … Read more

USS Zumwalt: US Navy sends its most advanced surface warship to east Asia

Seoul, South Korea CNN — The US Navy’s most advanced surface warship is showing its stealthy profile in the western Pacific on a mission that may set the stage for the eventual deployment of US hypersonic missiles to the region. The USS Zumwalt is the first in a class of three multimission guided missile destroyers … Read more

Analysis: The war in Ukraine is at a dangerous tipping point

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — The chaos of the past week might be incorrectly comforting. Despite Russia’s continued disastrous handling of its war of choice in Ukraine, the conflict’s most dangerous moment may be nearing. At some point this week, the Kremlin will likely declare that “sham” referendums in four partially occupied areas of Ukraine have … Read more

Why Hurricane Ian’s path is still uncertain

Editor’s Note: A version of this article originally appeared in the weekly weather newsletter, the CNN Weather Brief, which is released every Monday. You can sign up here to receive them every week and during significant storms. CNN — Waking up this morning, there’s a sense of dread. Hurricane Ian could be the storm that … Read more

Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh: American released in Russia-Ukraine exchange says it’s ‘surreal’ to be home

Washington CNN — An American who returned to US soil last week after being held by Russian-backed forces for more than three months said Monday that it’s “surreal” to be back home. “Honestly, it’s still surreal. It’s going to take time to adjust,” Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh told CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront” Monday evening. … Read more

Edward Snowden: Putin grants former NSA contractor Russian citizenship

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Russian citizenship, according to an official decree published on the Russian government portal Monday. Snowden is accused of espionage and theft of government property in the US for leaking troves of information on American intelligence and mass surveillance programs to the media. … Read more