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- These history-making women will control the top spots on the Senate and House Appropriations committees
When Susan Collins first arrived in the Senate in 1997, a male colleague approached her about committee assignments and assumed that the Maine Republican would want to serve on education and child care panels.
- 'Disappointing': Republican governor reacts to Trump's campaign speech
GOP Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire shares whether he thinks former President Donald Trump will become the 2024 Republican nominee and responds to a recent poll placing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the lead.
- Analysis: Trump takes early aim at the only 2024 GOP rival he cares about
Ex-President Donald Trump's bid to keep Ron DeSantis out of the 2024 White House race reveals as much about his own mindset and the challenges his campaign faces as it does about Florida's fast-rising Republican governor.
- Opinion: DeSantis is backing down from a fight with Trump
"I pity the fool who runs against President Trump," failed GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake tweeted this weekend as the former President kicked off his first 2024 presidential campaign event.
- SCOTUS leak investigation had hidden conflict
- Analysis: President Biden's approval drops as he takes the spotlight from Trump
President Joe Biden's political standing has benefited greatly over the past couple of years from his predecessor Donald Trump's inability to cede the limelight. It's part of the reason that Biden's Democratic Party had one of the best midterms last fall for a party that controlled the White House, despite the president's low approval rating.
- Opinion: 1870s law could imperil abortion in blue states
Since the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade in June, promising strategies have emerged to protect abortion rights in individual states. Some have begun to pass ballot initiatives to preserve or create state constitutional protection. Others have looked to legislatures to shield doctors and those who help people seeking abortion from potential consequences in conservative states.
- How Russia misread Germany's growing influence
• Live Updates: Russian missile strike on Kharkiv residential building kills 1, officials say
• Ukraine is relying on Soviet-era tanks to hold the line until Western reinforcements arrive
- After a weekend of protests, officials note the investigation into Tyre Nichols' death is not over
• Analysis: Video of Nichols' beating prompts renewed calls for police reform
• You don't have to watch the video of Tyre Nichols' beating
- Actress Anne Wersching dies of cancer at 45
Actress Annie Wersching passed away of cancer early Sunday morning, her publicist, Craig Schneider told CNN. Wersching was 45 years old.
- Review: HBO's new hit makes early claim to one of the best TV episodes of 2023
If the hoopla surrounding "The Last of Us" has felt at all excessive through the first two episodes, the third chapter of the HBO series lives up to the weight of all the hype, laying early claim to what will almost inevitably be discussed as one of the best hours of television in 2023.
- See 'SNL' cast members hit on Michael B. Jordan after they find out he's single
During Michael B. Jordan's "Saturday Night Live" monologue, multiple female cast members informed him that they were definitely interested.
- Roger Federer's photo with Blackpink goes viral with more than a million likes
Blink and you would have missed it.
- Michael B. Jordan spoofs Jake from State Farm in hilarious 'SNL' skit
Michael B. Jordan is giving full insurance coverage a whole new meaning.
- Trader Joe's asked customers to rank their nine top products. Here they are
Trader Joe's asked its customers a simple question: If you were to spend the rest of your life on a deserted island, which nine Trader Joe's products would you take with you?
- Tyler Perry describes surprise cold call from Oprah
Tyler Perry tells CNN's Chris Wallace that his nearly 20-year friendship with Oprah Winfrey started with an unexpected phone call.
- 'Blue zone' meals are linked to long life. Here's how to eat that way at home
In a few, unique communities around the globe, people live long and heathy lives, up to and past 100. Dubbed "blue zones," residents of these areas share a common environment and lifestyle that scientists believe contribute to their longevity.
- See the 'big money marketing' of Jesus that's set to air during the Super Bowl
A $100 million campaign, "He Gets Us," that promotes Jesus Christ and his teachings is set to showcase its ads during the Super Bowl. It's funded by anonymous donors acting through a nonprofit linked to staunchly conservative causes, as CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
- Opinion: This simple ingredient has been substituted for eggs for generations
A year ago, we couldn't have imagined people being so fearful of running out of eggs that they'd turn to smuggling cases across the Mexican border or renting chickens with portable coops to keep them in steady supply. But here we are.
- Eagles crush 49ers, Chiefs nip Bengals to set up Super Bowl LVII matchup
• Patterson makes history. Jefferson's ridiculous catch. The best photos of the 2022 NFL season
- George Santos delivers Holocaust speech on House floor. See CNN anchor's reaction
Rep. George Santos (R-NY) took to the House floor to deliver a speech on International Holocaust Remembrance Day after lying about his Jewish heritage in his 2022 congressional campaign. CNN's Abby Phillip and David Chalian react.
- Over 25 million people under winter weather alerts from Texas to Illinois
More than 25 million people were under winter weather alerts Monday as a potentially significant winter weather event set up across a large swath of the Central US, bringing the risk of heavy precipitation and significant icing from Texas to Illinois.
- The disappearance of a teen gripped China. The discovery of his body raised more questions
For three months, the disappearance of Hu Xinyu gripped China.
- CNN anchor presses GOP oversight committee member on prioritizing investigating Biden over Trump
CNN's Pamela Brown asks House Oversight Committee member Rep. James Comer (R-KY) about how the committee will handle separate investigations into the management of classified documents by President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump.
- Students return to class nearly a month after 6-year-old allegedly shot a teacher
Richneck Elementary School has announced new safety protocols as students return to classes on Monday, nearly a month after a 6-year-old student allegedly shot his teacher inside a classroom.
- Human and chimpanzee teens share similar struggles, study says. But your teen may be less patient
Chimpanzee teens may not be so different from the ones living in our homes, a new study says.
- Ukraine tank commander says his unit has just one problem
CNN Senior International Correspondent Frederik Pleitgen goes to the front lines near Bakhmut, Ukraine, with a unit fighting Russian forces in a Soviet-era T-64 tank.
- 'Extremely dangerous' kidnapping suspect has evaded capture for nearly a week, police say
A sweeping multi-day manhunt continues for a suspect accused of brutally beating and kidnapping a woman in Oregon who remains in critical condition, according to police.
- Father charged with killing his wife and son. See his interview with investigators
Prosecutors in the murder trial of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh release a video of Murdaugh's first interview with authorities after his wife and son were found killed. CNN correspondent Randi Kaye reports.
- Police: Star UGA quarterback Stetson Bennett arrested in Texas for public intoxication
University of Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested early Sunday in Dallas for public intoxication, according to the Dallas Police.
- 29-year-old woman faces charges for posing as teen at New Jersey high school, police say
A 29-year-old New Jersey woman is facing charges over claims she used false government documents in a ploy to pose as a teenager at a high school, according to police.
- Spokesperson: Principal of Virginia school where 6-year-old allegedly shot teacher is reassigned
The principal of Richneck Elementary School in Virginia has been reassigned within Newport News Public Schools, according to a spokesperson for the district.
- Man throws Molotov cocktail at New Jersey synagogue in arson attempt, police say
A man threw a Molotov cocktail at a New Jersey synagogue in an arson attempt on Sunday morning, police and the synagogue said.
- Podcast: Do we need to go back to the theater? Audie Cornish asks if streaming is bad for the movies
- How a harrowing fire became a silver lining for a museum of Chinese American life
The Museum of Chinese in America's workshop space in Lower Manhattan is brimming with artifacts that were very nearly lost to history.
- Rare painting sells for $3 million. The owner originally bought it for $600
Once abandoned in a farm shed, a rediscovered Anthony van Dyck painting has sold for over $3 million at auction.
- A Jewish family fleeing the Nazis sold a Picasso. Their heirs want it back
- Star shows off tiny NYC apartment
In true New York City fashion, Julia Fox's apartment is a little tight on space.
- Jefferson's ridiculous catch. Patterson makes history. The best photos of the 2022 NFL season
The Philadelphia Eagles secured their spot in the Super Bowl after decisively beating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.
- YouTube star helps 1,000 blind people see
YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer -- for at least 1,000 people.
- Do you snore? Watch why
Both your turbinates and your uvula can be cause for snoring. Learn what those are and what else is going on inside your head and neck to cause you to snore.
- Union members are poised to reject Disney World contract offer
Jonathan Pulliam has been working at Disney World since 2018, dressing up as everything from beloved Disney cartoon characters to Star Wars villains. And while he loves his job, he says he can't afford it any longer.
- Some auto insurers are refusing to cover certain Hyundai and Kia models
• Opinion: This simple ingredient has been substituted for eggs for generations
• Inside Air France's new business class cabin
- Jobs report to give further clues about where economy is headed
The Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates again on Wednesday. But will it be another half-point hike or just a quarter-point increase? And what about the rest of the year?
- We tested the best leggings for women, from Lululemon to Athleta to Girlfriend Collective. Here are the four best.
- The best electric toothbrushes to make your dentist happy in 2023
- The best places to buy prescription glasses online in 2023
- 33 travel backpacks that you can take on any kind of trip
- 67 of the best gift ideas for all your favorite people in 2023
- A new Samsung Galaxy phone is coming next month — and you can reserve it now
- The best pour-over coffee makers of 2023
- 43 little things you can buy on Amazon that make a big difference
- Here's how you can pay no interest on your debt until 2024
- The 9 best credit cards of January 2023
- These are the 10 best credit cards for gaining airline and hotel elite status benefits in 2023
- The 8 best cash back credit cards of January 2023
- Earth's core is changing. What does that mean for us?
If a person is said to be grounded, it means that they are sensible and stable -- solid individuals who can be relied upon to give a careful and considered opinion. The very meaning of the term comes from the solidity and stability of the ground on which we walk. However, recent reports in the media have painted a different picture of what goes on beneath the ground -- one in which the core of the Earth is doing some very surprising and unexpected things.
- Why 'Pinocchio' is devastating
The 2023 Oscar nominations are in, and movie fans are appraising the list with their usual zeal. For every exaltation over "Everything Everywhere All At Once," there's a sigh of dismay over Viola Davis' best actress snub, the erasure of "Till" and "Decision to Leave," and the all-male best director lineup.
- After a shooting, Asian community still finds joy in dancing
A dance floor has equalizing power. When the music starts, differences fall away. On the dance floor, it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor. No one judges where you came from or what language you speak. What matters is how you dip your partner when the song is over.
- The rare bipartisan opportunity House Republicans should take advantage of
With only a thin and fractious majority in the House, the GOP is facing two years of struggling to set any kind of positive agenda. But one thing every elected Republican would agree on is the need to scrutinize the Biden administration.
- Why tanks will be decisive in next battle for Ukraine
Going into the war in Ukraine a year ago, conventional wisdom suggested that tanks had seen the best of their days -- outflanked and vulnerable to drones or fire-and-forget missiles.
- The first major blow to Biden's 'regular Joe' image
President Joe Biden, who has struggled for weeks to contain the fallout surrounding the discovery of classified documents at his home and former office, must have sighed with relief when former Vice President Mike Pence announced classified documents were also found at his home in Indiana.
- Stop displaying human bodies in museums
Mummies tend to spark feelings of the uncanny because they hover on an uncomfortable line between living and dead, between human and object.
- Taylor Swift releases trippy 'Lavender Haze' video
Taylor Swift has released a (very lavender) video for her song "Lavender Haze" off her new album.
- John Mayer is hitting the road for his first acoustic tour
John Mayer has announced a first-ever solo acoustic tour.
- True crime sells, but fans are debating the ethics of their passion
For some people, relaxation looks like settling down with a nice glass of wine and the most graphic, disturbing tale of murder imaginable.
- 5 takeaways from this year's Oscar nominations
Hundreds of films were released last year, on all sorts of platforms. Yet if we tend to look back at Hollywood during any given year in part by what earned Academy Award recognition, then 2022 will likely go down at a relatively mediocre year for movies.
- The whirlwind European romance that's lasted for 50 years
Carolyn Mazzie arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in September 1971, excited to embark on a three week tour of Europe.
- Complete Roman city uncovered in Luxor, Egypt
Archaeologists working in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor have uncovered a complete 1,800-year-old Roman city.
- RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season
The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.
- Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low
Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.
- Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials
An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.
- US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds
The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.
- Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages
Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.
- Weight loss surgery greatly reduces risk of death, study finds
Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery in Utah.
- How to use a single dumbbell for a total-body workout
When you think about working out with dumbbells, you probably picture using a set of two, one in each hand. There are many exercises you can do with two dumbbells, but as a strength and conditioning coach, I can tell you there are just as many — if not more — you can do using just one. In fact, you can effectively train your entire body using a single dumbbell in about 10 minutes.
- Sleep disorders associated with more parental stress
When I found out I was expecting my son a couple of years ago, it wasn't the process of labor I was most terrified of — it was the sleep deprivation I knew I'd be facing with a newborn for months on end, without respite.
- A common nail salon tool may cause mutations in human cells
Radiation from nail dryers may damage DNA and cause cancer-causing mutations in human cells, a new study has found — and that might have you wondering whether your regular gel mani-pedi is worth the risk.
- Real-life zombie fungi that inspired 'The Last of Us'
The zombies are identifiable by the fungi bursting from their bodies: a thicket of spiky tendrils, a miniature garden of mushroom-like fruiting bodies. These fungal parasites act as puppeteers, commanding and positioning the zombies to infect entire communities.
- Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you
- 8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe
The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives — and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.
- The best coupons at CVS Pharmacy
- Does having a teen feel like living with a chimp? You may not be far off, study shows
Being impulsive and engaging in risky behavior -- does that describe your teen or an adolescent chimpanzee? Maybe both, according to a new study.
- Surgeon General says 13 is 'too early' to join social media
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms, because although sites allow children of that age to join, kids are still "developing their identity."
- Live longer with these dishes from 'blue zones' in America
"Blue zones" are places around the world where people often live to be 100 or even older. One key to this longevity is a plant-based diet. "Blue Zones" author Dan Buettner showcases such places in the US in his new cookbook.
- Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds
Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery.
- To cope with release of violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits
Video of the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, which officials released Friday, will be difficult to watch -- but it may also be hard to avoid. Some people might even feel duty-bound to watch it as a way to pay tribute to Nichols, who died three days after the confrontation with officers.
- Sleep disorders are associated with more parental stress
It's no surprise to new parent Dr. Neha Chaudhary that a new study found that sleep disorders in parents and children cause parental stress. Here's what she advises you do next.
Dan Buettner, who has written extensively about the blue zone style of eating, has a new cookbook, "The Blue Zones American Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100."
- FDA proposal would allow more men who have sex with men to donate blood
The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing a blood donation policy that focuses on individual risk instead of blanket assessments, the agency said Friday -- opening donation to more gay and bisexual men.
Grab a dumbbell and some workout gear and follow along with mobility coach Dana Santas as she takes you through 5 exercises. She uses just one piece of equipment to target every major muscle group in about 10 minutes.
- With rise of new coronavirus variants, FDA halts authorization of Evusheld
The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday halted the emergency use authorization of Evusheld because it does not appear to protect against Covid-19 from viral variants currently circulating in the United States.
- How to use a single dumbbell for a total-body workout
Strength and conditioning coach Dana Santas shows you how you can effectively train your entire body using a single dumbbell in 10 minutes. Here are five exercises to strengthen your legs, hips, arms, shoulders and core.
- Deaths in pregnant or recently pregnant women have risen, especially for unrelated causes such as drug poisoning and homicide
The mortality rate of pregnant and recently pregnant women in the United States rose almost 30% between 2019 and 2020, according to a new study.
- FDA vaccine advisers vote to harmonize Covid-19 vaccines in the United States
A panel of independent experts that advises the US Food and Drug Administration on its vaccine decisions voted unanimously Thursday to update all Covid-19 vaccines so they contain the same ingredients as the two-strain shots that are now used as booster doses.
- FDA indicates need to better regulate CBD products and plans to work with Congress on new rules
CBD products will require a new regulatory pathway, the US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday, and the agency plans to work with Congress to develop a strategy.
- Cholera Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about cholera and learn more about the acute diarrheal infection.
- It's been three years since the first Covid-19 case in the United States. What have we learned and what more do we need to understand?
Covid-19 has unmasked many existing crises and amplified them for the world to see, writes Dr. Leana Wen. The coronavirus didn't create health disparities — these long-predated the virus — but exacerbated existing ones.
- Kirstie Alley, 'Cheers' and 'Veronica's Closet' star, dead at 71
Actress Kirstie Alley has died after a brief battle with cancer, her children announced on social media.
- John Travolta and Kirstie Alley: A love story
Kirstie Alley and John Travolta were never romantically involved, but that wasn't how she initially wanted it.
- Chelsea Handler, Leslie Jones and John Leguizamo among guest hosts to step in for Trevor Noah on 'The Daily Show'
The end of an era is fast approaching at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," and the network has announced at least the first phase of plans for what's to come next.
- Ashton Kutcher and twin Michael talk health, guilt and rift between them
In a rare interview, twin brothers Ashton and Michael Kutcher talked about both their bond and their rift.
- Bong Joon Ho's 'Mickey 17' gets trailer and release date
A first look at "Parasite" director Bong Joon Ho's new movie is here.
- K-pop band Blackpink selected as Time Entertainer of the Year 2022
Global pop sensation Blackpink have been chosen as Time magazine's 2022 Entertainer of the Year, making the four-woman band the second K-pop artists to earn the title, after BTS in 2020.
- Gabourey Sidibe reveals she's been secretly married for over a year
It turns out that Gabourey Sidibe has been even busier than previously thought since the beginning of the pandemic.
- 'Harry & Meghan' series gets release date and new trailer
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have an early Christmas gift for their supporters.
- Jill Scott announces 'Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1' 23rd anniversary tour
After a 20th-anniversary tour of Jill Scott's chart-topping album, "Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol I" was forced to end prematurely due to the pandemic, it will resume.
- Adam Sandler still gets emotional singing sweet Chris Farley song
Adam Sandler will always Chris Farley.
- Neil Diamond surprises audience with 'Sweet Caroline' performance at Broadway opening of 'A Beautiful Noise'
Neil Diamond sang "Sweet Caroline" at the Broadway opening of his musical" A Beautiful Noise," five years after retiring due to his Parkinson's diagnosis.
- George Clooney has a simple strategy for being a star in the age of social media
George Clooney has a surefire way for staying out of trouble as a public figure in the age of social media: stay off of it.
- Ben Affleck says Netflix's 'assembly line' approach to making quality films is 'an impossible job'
Ben Affleck is sounding off on how movies are being made in today's age of Netflix and other streaming platforms, which offer an ever-expanding glut of content.
- Keke Palmer reveals baby bump as part of her 'Saturday Night Live' opening monologue
Some people like singing their good news from the rooftops, but in Keke Palmer's case, it was done on live television in front of millions of viewers.
- Christine McVie's music: 5 songs to listen to in her honor
There's a reason why Christine McVie was considered the heart of Fleetwood Mac.
- Axl Rose will stop tossing mic after a fan was reportedly injured
Axl Rose is ending a 30-year Guns N' Roses tradition.
- Harrison Ford cracks the whip in teaser trailer for 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny'
It's a name so iconic, he comes with his own theme song, and boy, is it a sweet sound.
- 'Willow' revives the Lucasfilm fantasy with a more contemporary streaming adventure
Disney's press materials refer to the original 1988 movie "Willow" as "beloved," which despite its admirers feels like nostalgic inflation of a pretty generic George Lucas-plotted fantasy that provided an early directing showcase for Ron Howard. Setting that aside, a Disney+ revival series isn't without its charms, in a more contemporary narrative that brings back Warwick Davis while focusing on the next generation.
- 'Love Actually' director feels 'a bit stupid' about movie's lack of diversity
Every year, as the days grow colder and Christmas draws nearer, "Love Actually" quickly becomes a festive favorite on people's television screens.
- Joe Pesci says playing Harry in the 'Home Alone' films came with some 'serious' pain
They say artists have to be willing to do anything for their art, and for Joe Pesci, that includes setting his head on fire.
- Inside Christine McVie's and Stevie Nicks' decades-long friendship
Throughout the various personal turmoils for which the members of Fleetwood Mac are known, one relationship buoyed the band for decades: the friendship between its two frontwomen, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks.
- Will Smith, opening up about Oscars slap, tells Trevor Noah 'hurt people hurt people'
Will Smith opened up to Trevor Noah about the now-famous slap at the Oscars in March during an appearance that aired Monday night on "The Daily Show."
- 'Super Mario Bros. Movie' trailer shows being a hero isn't all fun and games
Mario learns that being a hero is a tough gig in the new trailer for "Super Mario Bros. Movie."
- 'The Phantom of the Opera' extends Broadway run for eight weeks due to high demand
The music of the night will continue for eight weeks longer than expected.
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reach divorce settlement
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have come to a divorce agreement, a source with knowledge of the negotiations tells CNN.
- Marsai Martin and Omari Harwick play to win in 'Fantasy Football'
The new film "Fantasy Football" capitalizes on some of its stars natural talent.
- In 'Wednesday,' Jenna Ortega makes Netflix's Addams Family series look like a snap
Although the main character's name was inspired by the poetic line "Wednesday's child is full of woe," "Wednesday" is generally a delight, thanks almost entirely to Jenna Ortega. Having outgrown her Disney Channel days, Ortega makes the Addams Family's now-high-school-age daughter the coolest humorless goth sociopath you'll ever meet, in a Netflix series that's more kooky than spooky or ooky.
- 'Glass Onion' sharpens the 'Knives Out' formula in a polished Netflix sequel
Rising to the challenge of matching its successful predecessor, "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" maintains the razor-sharp formula, with a setup that feels even more conspicuously like an Agatha Christie homage before an extremely clever series of twists kick in. Writer-director Rian Johnson again assembles a solid cast behind Daniel Craig, but it's his use of language -- where nary a word is wasted -- that finally gives the sequel its edge.
- 'Love Actually' cast to reunite for 20th anniversary TV special
One of the most beloved modern Christmas classics is turning 20 next year, and to mark the occasion, cast members from the landmark 2003 romantic comedy "Love Actually" are reuniting for a TV special to air on ABC next week, the network announced Tuesday.
- James Cameron almost didn't choose Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet to star in 'Titanic'
James Cameron is sharing some surprising details from the making of his blockbuster hit "Titanic," which celebrates 25 years of being released next month.
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- Ritz-Carlton's $6,400-a-week luxury superyacht cruise has finally set sail
Ritz-Carlton's highly-anticipated superyacht cruise has finally made its debut, three and a half years after its maiden voyage was originally scheduled to begin.
- The Italian village with the 'elixir' of healthy life
It's a place of terraced lemon groves, a paradoxically warm mountain breeze, and a powerful fat-killing gene carried by a few lucky residents.
- Virgin Boeing 747 to launch rocket into space
At the far southwestern tip of England, dangling into the Atlantic, the remote region of Cornwall rarely feels like the center of the world.
- The hunt for the world's most elusive shipwrecks
In March 2022, the world let out a collective gasp when the remarkably preserved shipwreck of Ernest Shackleton's HMS Endurance was discovered almost two miles beneath the icy Antarctic seas.
- This man built a plane for his family in his garden
It wasn't until he moved near to an airfield in the UK over a decade ago that mechanical engineer Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan began to seriously consider learning to fly a plane.
- Secrets from the world's toughest dining scene
Hong Kong is widely considered one of the most challenging cities in the world to operate a restaurant -- a roiling cauldron of changing tastes, cleaver-sharp competition and unsavory economics.
- She asked a stranger for directions on vacation. Two weeks later they were engaged
Rachel Décoste landed in West Africa's Republic of Benin in August 2018, anticipating an important journey of self-discovery, but not predicting the extent to which the trip would change her life.
- The Italian town with a boozy secret
It's super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water -- and in many households across Sardinia it's still produced illegally.
- Cappadocia: One of Turkey's most spectacular hiking destinations
A rich palette of shimmering caramel swirls, ochers, creams and pinks unfolds across the landscape like an enormous handwoven carpet. Stands of poplars line paths carved by ancient lava flows from three now extinct volcanoes, crisscrossing valleys studded with conical peribacı.
- This Italian icon looks like you've never seen it before
For over 500 years, Michelangelo's sculpture of David in Florence has stood unchanged, the marble icon of masculinity, and one of the world's most famous works of art.
- The European capital of cool that keeps getting cooler
Lisbon is in the midst of a renaissance. The latest European capital of cool's affordable rents, great nightlife and gorgeous streets -- which wind high into the hills from the River Tagus -- have seen younger travelers arrive in their droves in recent years, enjoying extended stays thanks to dedicated "digital nomad" visas.
- Best Chinese food: 32 dishes every traveler should try
With one of the world's most diverse food scenes, China makes it nearly impossible to put together one single list that truly encompasses the "best" Chinese dishes.
- Are you brave enough to sleep in the 'Ghostbusters' firehouse this Halloween?
There's something strange going on in this Oregon neighborhood.
- Time Out picks the 'world's coolest' neighborhood for 2022
The top 10 includes the nightlife haven of Cais do Sodré in Lisbon and New York City's beloved Ridgewood, but which neighborhood took the top spot in Time Out's round-up?
- Chiles are so important to this state, they made a law about them
For New Mexicans, chile isn't just a food, it's a way of life. Chiles are so important, New Mexico is only state to have an "official" question, "Red or green?"
- All the restaurants Stanley Tucci visited in season two of 'Searching for Italy'
After watching the wanderlust-inducing "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," you'll undoubtedly be hungry.
- Animal sacrifices and pagan worship on the edge of Europe
An untouched and remote region in northeastern Georgia, Tusheti is a wild trekking paradise of mountains and ancient villages where pagan rites are still observed alongside Christian beliefs.
- Bamboo vipers and many-banded kraits: Experiencing Hong Kong's snake safari
A fraction of a second after William Sargent's torch light catches the unmistakable glint of snake skin he roars into action, sliding on a protective glove and launching himself into the dense green jungle of northern Hong Kong.
- Yayoi Kusama's yellow pumpkin sculpture is back on Naoshima Island, Japan
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's famous yellow pumpkin sculpture was reinstalled on October 4th on Naoshima island after it was swept into the sea and badly damaged during a typhoon last summer.
- Giant roadside Cheeto attracts a crowd
A giant Cheeto with massive fingers coated in orange dust becomes a roadside attraction. CNN's Jeanne Moos eats her way through the story.
- Hong Kong offers 500,000 free air tickets to tempt tourists back
Hong Kong attracted around 56 million visitors a year before the pandemic, and now the popular destination is taking significant steps to win tourists back after over two years of some of the world's toughest travel restrictions.
- Asia Pacific set to lose title as the world's largest travel region
Asia Pacific is home to some of the world's most beloved travel destinations, from the natural beauty of Bali to the urban buzz of Singapore. These dreamy vacation hotspots -- teamed with the region's business power -- secured Asia Pacific the title of world's largest travel region for much of the past decade.
- The world's best bars for 2022 have been revealed
Move over London. Step aside New York. There's a new cosmopolitan cocktail capital: Barcelona is home to Paradiso, the newly crowned world's best bar.
- The rise of sleep tourism
Going on a vacation might seem like a rather unconventional way to try to improve your sleep habits.
- The secrets of Turkey's historic capital of cool
At first glance Izmir looks very much like any other modern Turkish metropolis, densely populated with unimposing architecture.
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