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Millions tune in to watch herd of wandering elephants in China

For more than a week, China has been gripped by a herd of 15 marauding elephants, who are large, lost, and wrecking havoc in the country’s southwest. Millions have tuned in to live streams of the elephants, which have trekked more than 310 miles across the country since escaping from a nature reserve in South China last year, CNN reports. And online, netizens have followed transfixed as the elephants trampled crops, causing more than a million dollars worth of damage, and roamed through towns, prompting local residents to stay inside. More than 8 million people watched a video captured...

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Websites, apps globally hit by major internet outage

Several websites and apps around the world went down on Tuesday after Fastly, a major content delivery network, reported a widespread failure. Fastly supports news sites and apps like CNN, the Guardian, the New York Times, and many others. Fastly, a cloud service provider, also provides content delivery for Twitch, Pinterest, HBO Max, Hulu, Reddit, Spotify and other services, reported CNN. Other major sites that were affected include Amazon, Target, and the UK government website — Gov.uk. Fastly said the problem appeared to be related to an outage at the company. On its service status...

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FDA approves first new Alzheimer’s disease drug in nearly 20 years

(CNN) – In a controversial decision, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of an experimental drug used for early phases of Alzheimer’s disease Monday. The drug aducanumab was approved despite an FDA advisory committee concluding last year that there is not enough evidence to support the effectiveness of the treatment, CNN reports. The drug was developed for patients with mild cognitive impairment, not severe dementia, and intended to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease — not just ease symptoms. The FDA has not approved a novel therapy for Alzheimer’s...

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Hit by a ransomware attack? Here’s what to do

CNN) — The list of high-profile ransomware attacks grows longer and more alarming by the week, impacting everything from gas pipelines and meat supplies to ferries. Those companies and agencies that get hit must scramble to protect their systems and a tough decision on whether to pay hackers to remove the disruption. In the face of that situation, affected companies may rush to reach out to their IT teams, police, crisis PR, lawyers and law enforcement. But, frequently, one of the first calls is to their insurance provider. Companies often purchase specific...

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Roger Federer withdraws from French Open over knee concerns

 (CNN) — Roger Federer has withdrawn from the French Open as he seeks to protect his knee following two operations in 2020. “After discussions with my team, I’ve decided I will need to pull out of Roland Garros today,” the 39-year-old said in a statement in Sunday. “After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation it’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly on my road to recovery.” After playing into the early hours of Sunday in his third-round win over Dominik Koepfer, the 20-time...

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Meghan and Harry welcome baby girl, Lilibet Diana

 (CNN) — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a daughter, the second child for her and Prince Harry, the couple announced in a statement on Sunday. “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” the statement said. “Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital,” it said, adding that the new arrival weighed in at 7lbs 11 oz (3.49...

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New Crocs sprout light-up mushrooms

Just when we thought Crocs could not get any weirder, a new version of the foam clog features a psychedelic design complete with light-up mushrooms. The “Diplo X Crocs” are the latest celebrity collaboration from the footwear brand, this time with Grammy-winning DJ and producer Diplo, CNN reports. Crocs said the limited-edition release, which go on sale online on June 8, features two designs. The first is a trippy twist on the classic Crocs clog decorated with swirls of pink, blue and yellow. Topping it off are three-dimensional mushroom charms that light up which you can pop on...

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Fisher-Price recalls baby soothers & gliders after 4 infant deaths

Fisher-Price has recalled models of its baby soothers and gliders after the deaths of four infants who were reportedly left on their backs unrestrained and later found on their stomachs. In a joint statement with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the company announced on Thursday the recall of the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders, CNN reports. The statement said the reported deaths occurred in 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers between April 2019 and February 2020: A 4-month old in Missouri, a 2-month old in Nevada, a 2-month...

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Federal judge overturns California’s ban on assault weapons

A federal judge overturned California’s longtime ban on assault weapons on Friday in a ruling that likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife. Assault weapons have been banned in California since 1989, according to the ruling. The law has been updated several times since it was originally passed, CNN reports. According to the ruling by US District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego, the assault weapons ban violates the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms and deprives Californians of owning assault-style weapons commonly allowed in other states. Benitez issued a permanent injunction...

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Passenger tries to breach cockpit on Delta flight

A passenger attempted to breach the cockpit of a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Nashville on Friday, forcing the plane to make an emergency stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to officials. The cockpit was never breached, and the passenger was taken into federal custody, Stephanie Kitts with the Albuquerque International Sunport told CNN. The FBI confirmed via Twitter that it responded to the incident, but added, “There is no threat to the public at this time.” A passenger on the flight, who spoke to CNN, said the man “seemingly unprovoked, just...

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