What you need to know about Iran’s raging protests

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN — Protests continued across Iran on Sunday despite government crackdown and state media reports claiming that demonstrators have put an end to their … Read more

Tyler Perry discusses ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ and Madea with CNN’s Chris Wallace

CNN — You may know him best as the creator of the no-nonsense matriarch Madea, the director and writer of several films and TV series that bear his name and a billionaire film studio founder. But now, Tyler Perry wants to reintroduce himself to audiences with a historical drama he’s waited nearly 30 years to … Read more

Cubans to decide on same-sex marriage in national referendum

Matanzas, Cuba CNN — The cake with figurines of two brides on top melted in the Caribbean heat and the wedding guests fretted aloud that one of Cuba’s frequent blackouts could strike at any moment but for Annery Rivera Velasco and Yennys Hernandez Molina, the day was one of the happiest of their lives. The … Read more

‘Baby’ island appears in Pacific Ocean after underwater volcano erupts

CNN — The Central Tonga Islands welcomed the birth of a new baby – a baby island, that is. The new baby island emerged in the southwest Pacific Ocean, where underwater volcanoes are plentiful. One of these submerged volcanoes awoke on September 10, spewing lava, steam, and ash, according to a statement from the NASA … Read more

McDonald’s must face $10 billion discrimination suit from media group

New York CNN Business — McDonald’s will have to defend itself against a $10 billion lawsuit from media mogul Byron Allen over an allegation that the fast food chain doesn’t advertise with Black-owned media. A federal court ruled last week said that Allen and his company, Allen Media Group, can try to prove in court … Read more

Why it’s getting even harder to keep a roof over your head

Americans looking to buy or rent a home have had a rough year. Rents are up by double-digit percentages in some cities. Meanwhile, buying a home is the most unaffordable it has been since the mid-1980s. Mortgage rates have surpassed 6% and home prices remain just off the record highs hit in recent months, pricing … Read more

How to help your teen get moving

Editor’s Note: Before beginning any new exercise program, consult your doctor. Stop immediately if you experience pain. CNN — It’s no secret that exercise is important for your health, whatever your age. And it’s tempting to assume kids have no problem staying active. After all, there is gym class in school, recess for the younger … Read more

Cancer death rates fall steadily in the US, with more survivors than ever

CNN — More people are surviving cancer than ever before in the United States, according to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research. In the past three years, the number of cancer survivors in the US – defined as living people who have had a cancer diagnosis – increased by more than … Read more