Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, passed away at age 75

Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, passed away at age 75

CNN — Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress best known for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has passed away, according to a statement from her family provided to CNN by a representative. She turned 75. Williams died after a short illness, according to the statement from her children Zak … Read more

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

CNN — Leaving babies to watch tablets and TV may harm their academic performance and emotional well-being later in life, according to a new study. According to the study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Executive functioning skills are mental processes that “allow us to plan, focus our attention, remember instructions, and successfully juggle … Read more

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

CNN — Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but acknowledged that the pandemic is at a “transition point”. WHO’s Emergency Committee on International Health Regulations discussed the pandemic at its 14th meeting on Covid-19 on Friday, and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus agreed that the Declaration of the Public … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, passed away at age 64

Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, passed away at age 64

CNN — Lisa Loring, best known as the first actress to play Wednesday Addams on the original sitcom “The Addams Family,” has passed away at the age of 64. Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, confirmed in a statement to Variety that her mother died of a stroke on Saturday. “She went peacefully with both of her … Read more

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits $70 billion

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits  billion

New Delhi CNN — The Adani Group has accused a US investment firm of launching “a calculated attack” on India by publishing a report alleging widespread fraud at the Ports-to-Power conglomerate. Hindenburg Research last week released its report on billionaire Gautam Adani’s affairs, accusing the group of “brutal stock manipulation and accounting fraud over decades.” … Read more

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or nearly blind but couldn’t afford the surgery. “We are healing the blindness of a thousand people,” MrBeast — real name Jimmy Donaldson … Read more

Annie Wersching, best known for her role in ’24’, passed away at the age of 45

Annie Wersching, best known for her role in ’24’, passed away at the age of 45

CNN — Actress Annie Wersching passed away from cancer early Sunday morning, her publicist Craig Schneider told CNN. Wersching was 45 years old. She was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker on the series ’24’. Wersching’s husband, Stephen Full, issued a statement to CNN: “There is a hollow hole in the soul of … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

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

‘GMA3’ anchors Amy Robach and TJ Holmes leave ABC after reported romantic relationship

‘GMA3’ anchors Amy Robach and TJ Holmes leave ABC after reported romantic relationship

New York CNN — TJ Holmes and Amy Robach, the hosts of the third hour of ABC’s premier morning show “Good Morning America,” are leaving ABC News, network president Kim Godwin announced in a memo to staff Friday night. “I know this has been a distraction for many of us, but let’s not forget all … Read more