China’s forces encircle Taiwan as live fire drills begin

China's forces encircle Taiwan as live fire drills begin

CNN — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is no longer in Taiwan, but on Thursday China made good on its promise that the island will pay a price for hosting the highest-ranking US official to visit in 25 years. The Chinese military’s Eastern Theater Command said it conducted long-range, live-fire training in the Taiwan Strait … Read more

Restructuring officer for Alex Jones’ business questioned about tens of millions withdrawn from company

Restructuring officer for Alex Jones' business questioned about tens of millions withdrawn from company

CNN Business — The accountant now in charge of overseeing right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ company Free Speech Systems through its bankruptcy was questioned Wednesday by attorneys for families of Sandy Hook shooting victims over $62 million in funds Jones has drawn from the company over the years. Free Speech Systems, which runs Jones’ conspiratorial … Read more

Robinhood to cut 23% of its workforce, revenue sinks 44%

Robinhood to cut 23% of its workforce, revenue sinks 44%

Minneapolis CNN Business — Just months after cutting 9% of its workforce, Robinhood on Tuesday announced plans to lay off another 23%. The latest cuts, which will affect 780 employees, continue a massive freefall for the once high-flying online brokerage. In a separate development Tuesday, the state of New York hit the Menlo Park, California, … Read more

Private astronaut missions to the ISS will soon require a NASA chaperone

Private astronaut missions to the ISS will soon require a NASA chaperone

CNN — Private astronaut missions to the International Space Station will have to be chaperoned by a former NASA astronaut, per new proposed requirements from the US space agency. NASA posted a public notice online on Tuesday that laid out a handful of updated requirements for future private astronaut missions, which the agency said are … Read more

Uber’s business is booming even with high gas prices and inflation

Uber's business is booming even with high gas prices and inflation

CNN — Even higher gas prices and soaring inflation aren’t slowing down Uber’s rebound from the worst days of the pandemic. Uber (UBER) on Tuesday said its revenue hit $8.1 billion during the three months ending in June, more than doubling from the year prior as more customers turn to the ride-hailing service. The number … Read more

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

CNN — CNN has identified what appears to be the house in Kabul, Afghanistan, hit by a Hellfire missile drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiriwhile he was on the balcony. The identification was made by geolocating and verifying the authenticity of three photos circulating social media since Sunday, in addition to utilizing … Read more

Alibaba stock slides in Hong Kong after US delisting threat

Alibaba stock slides in Hong Kong after US delisting threat

hong kong CNN Business — Alibaba shares fell after US regulators added the stock to a growing list of Chinese firms that might be kicked off Wall Street if US auditors can’t inspect their financial statements. Alibaba (BABA) slid as much as 6% in Hong Kong on Monday morning, but then pared losses to 3.8% … Read more

Joe Manchin says Republicans in ‘normal times’ would be supporting energy, health care bill

Joe Manchin says Republicans in 'normal times' would be supporting energy, health care bill

Washington CNN — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin argued Sunday that Republicans would in “normal times” support an energy and health care bill he recently negotiated with leaders of his party, saying the major piece of legislation addresses key areas the GOP has long championed. “I think it’s a great piece of legislation and on normal … Read more

Diving robot explores shipwrecks on the ocean’s bottom

Diving robot explores shipwrecks on the ocean's bottom

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A robot created at Stanford University in California is diving down to shipwrecks and sunken planes in a way that humans can’t. Known as OceanOneK, the robot allows its operators to feel like … Read more

China rocket: Debris of the rocket reentered the atmosphere over Indian Ocean, US Space Command says

China rocket: Debris of the rocket reentered the atmosphere over Indian Ocean, US Space Command says

CNN — Remnants of a massive Chinese rocket that was descending uncontrollably back to Earth reentered the atmosphere over the Indian Ocean at roughly 12:45 pm ET Saturday, the US Space Command said on Twitter. The Chinese 23-ton Long March 5B rocket, which delivered a new module to its space station, took off from Hainan … Read more