Baton Rouge children’s hospital nears capacity, braces for surge in Covid cases ahead of the school year

By Hannah Sarisohn, CNN A children’s hospital in Louisiana is experiencing a wave of Covid-19 hospitalizations as the Delta variant pervades the region. Dr. Trey Dunbar, president of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, said the spike in Covid-19 cases right now is twice what they saw in the pandemic’s initial surge last year. … Read more

The Dixie Fire reignites trauma for people who survived California’s deadliest wildfire in history

By Rachel Ramirez, CNN When Jessica Roberts heard that a fire ignited roughly four miles from where the Camp Fire started in 2018, she was catapulted back to the most traumatic experience of her life. The Dixie Fire is California’s largest active wildfire, having burned more than 240,000 acres of land — an area larger … Read more

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago

By Sonia Moghe, CNN Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked by The Vatican in 2019 over sex abuse allegations, is now facing criminal charges in Massachusetts for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago, according to a court filing. According to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday, McCarrick is charged with three … Read more

This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19

By Rosa Flores, John Couwels and Kacey Cherry, CNN Agnes Velasquez remembers the last words her teen daughter said before Covid-19 severely attacked her respiratory system. “She told me that she loved me,” said Velasquez, who rushed her daughter to the hospital. Velasquez spoke with CNN on a video call from the ICU room at … Read more

Tsunami warning in effect for parts of the Alaskan coast after an 8.2 earthquake

By Madeline Holcombe and Joe Sutton, CNN Parts of Alaska are under tsunami warnings after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey. The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and occurred around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night … Read more

Arkansas’ hospitals filling up with unvaccinated adults and children

By Martin Savidge, Jason Morris and Eric Levenson, CNN Arkansas Children’s hospitals report a record number of children are hospitalized with Covid-19 as the illness continues to prey upon the state’s unvaccinated population. The hospitals, located in Little Rock and Springdale, said 24 pediatric patients were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Wednesday, a 50% increase over … Read more

Arkansas Children’s hospitals report record high number of children hospitalized with Covid-19

By Martin Savidge, Jason Morris and Eric Levenson, CNN Arkansas Children’s hospitals report a record number of children are hospitalized with Covid-19 as the illness continues to prey upon the state’s unvaccinated population. The hospitals, located in Little Rock and Springdale, said 24 pediatric patients were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Wednesday, a 50% increase over … Read more

A vital Memphis bridge shut down since May due to a structural crack will partially open next week

By Tina Burnside, CNN A major bridge connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to Arkansas will open to traffic in one direction on Monday, more than two months after a crack forced its closure, Tennessee transportation officials said Wednesday. The Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which carries Interstate 40 over the Mississippi River, was shut down for repairs May 11 … Read more

Fauci: You get vaccinated because you want to save your life

By Liam Reilly and Christina Maxouris, CNN About 20 anti-mask protesters gathered at the Broward County School Board headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, forcing a postponement of a discussion on mask requirements for the upcoming school year, a school board member told CNN. “Folks weren’t wearing masks and refused to follow the rules … Read more

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