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The winner of America’s Got Talent Season 14 is…

The winner of America’s Got Talent Season 14 is…

Judge Simon Cowell called it one of the best seasons ever and on Wednesday night, “America’s Got Talent” crowned one of its most popular contestants. Singer/pianist Kodi Lee, 22, was named the winner of Season 14. Lee, who is blind and autistic, was hailed throughout the season for his soulful, moving performances and he and…MORE

Burger King ditches plastic toys in UK kids’ meals

Burger King ditches plastic toys in UK kids’ meals

Burger King UK is removing plastic toys from kids’ meals in a bid to reduce its environmental impact. The company was spurred to action after two young sisters in the country launched a petition against plastic toys that was signed by more than half a million people. Some 320 tonnes of single-use plastic will be…MORE

Beto O’Rourke is back in the mix. Will voters give him another look?

Beto O’Rourke is back in the mix. Will voters give him another look?

Beto O’Rourke is fighting with Pete Buttigieg. He’s angering Democrats in Washington. He’s cussing, and being warned about his language. He’s being called “dummy Beto” by President Donald Trump. For the former Texas congressman and his supporters, all this attention — positive and negative — is a welcome sign: He’s in the mix again. After…MORE

A numbing medicine turned a woman’s blood blue

A numbing medicine turned a woman’s blood blue

A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath… and an unusual symptom you don’t see every day. She was turning blue. Literally. Physicians Otis Warren and Benjamin Blackwood wrote about the case in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine…MORE

Rescues are underway as Imelda floods roads and homes in southeastern Texas

Rescues are underway as Imelda floods roads and homes in southeastern Texas

An unrelenting Tropical Depression Imelda is causing serious flash flooding in parts of southeastern Texas on Thursday morning, covering roads, trapping people in vehicles and homes, and sending rescuers scrambling to get to those most in need. Flooding is most serious in counties just to the north and east of Houston — in places like…MORE

Why the Fed is trying to stay flexible

Why the Fed is trying to stay flexible

Happy Thursday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. The Federal Reserve delivered an interest rate cut as expected on Wednesday. But investors looking for meaningful clues about the likelihood of future reductions were left disappointed. Here’s how Chairman…MORE

Referee in dreadlock haircut controversy has been suspended for two years

Referee in dreadlock haircut controversy has been suspended for two years

A referee in New Jersey who pressured a varsity wrestler into cutting off his dreadlocks has been suspended for two seasons, state officials announced Wednesday. The referee, Alan Maloney, told the teenager that he would have to forfeit that day’s match if his dreadlocks were uncovered. An investigation into the controversial 2018 incident led to…MORE

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