‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ review: Director Ryan Coogler makes a difficult dive after Chadwick Boseman’s death

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ review: Director Ryan Coogler makes a difficult dive after Chadwick Boseman’s death

CNN — In the parlance of Olympic diving — a good analogy for blockbuster production — “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” faced a disproportionate level of difficulty in addressing the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman. That the film manages to strike that grim chord and still deliver as Marvel-style entertainment represents a major achievement, though the … Read more

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

Racial preferences will be at the Supreme Court again on Wednesday, but the question i Haaland v. Bracken is adoption, not college admission. Under federal law, when a Native American child is placed in an adoptive home, priority is given to parents who are also Native American. It puts the interests of the tribe above … Read more

Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, has died at the age of 73

Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, has died at the age of 73

CNN — Jeff Cook, one of the original members of the country band Alabama, has died, according to the group’s representative, Don Murry Grubbs. He was 73. Cook died at his vacation home in Destin, Florida on Monday “with his family and close friends by his side,” according to a press release and statement posted … Read more

Iran accused of plotting to kill two journalists in Britain

Iran accused of plotting to kill two journalists in Britain

CNN — Two British-Iranian journalists working in the United Kingdom have been warned by police of a “credible” plan by Iran to kill them, according to their employer, London-based news channel Iran International. In a statement on Monday, the Farsi-language broadcaster said it was “shocked and deeply concerned” by the alleged deadly threats, while accusing … Read more

Jean-Pierre Ricard: France opens investigation into Catholic cardinal who admitted to sexually abusing 14-year-old girl

Jean-Pierre Ricard: France opens investigation into Catholic cardinal who admitted to sexually abusing 14-year-old girl

CNN — French authorities have launched an investigation into one of the highest-ranking members of France’s Catholic Church who admitted to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl when he was a parish priest more than three decades ago. French Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, 78, made the stunning admission in a written statement read out by the president … Read more

Alaa Abd El-Fattah: Family of jailed British-Egyptian fear for his life during COP27 summit

Alaa Abd El-Fattah: Family of jailed British-Egyptian fear for his life during COP27 summit

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN — The sister of imprisoned British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah is concerned for his life, telling a press conference on the sidelines of COP27 that the family does not “know if he is alive.” Despite Egypt’s police state making it difficult for government critics to speak out freely, Sanaa Seif, … Read more

Moving in together doesn’t equate to the financial benefits of marriage, but why?

Moving in together doesn’t equate to the financial benefits of marriage, but why?

A walk down the aisle may be a path to greater wealth and prosperity for couples in the U.S. Married people have higher net worths and are more likely to be homeowners than their unmarried peers their age. The mystery, however, is why cohabiting but unmarried couples struggle to build wealth in the same way. … Read more

Judge seals autopsy reports of Uvalde mass shooting

Judge seals autopsy reports of Uvalde mass shooting

CNN — A Texas judge in Uvalde has sealed autopsy reports of those killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in May. Judge Camile Dubose of the 38th District Court on Friday ordered the records sealed and turned over to the local district attorney “for the purpose of assisting the investigation and potential … Read more

French cardinal admits to abusing a 14-year-old girl

French cardinal admits to abusing a 14-year-old girl

A French cardinal said Monday that he abused a 14-year-old girl in the 1980s, making him the first Catholic cleric of his rank to admit to personally abusing a minor. Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, a former archbishop of Bordeaux and former president of the French bishops’ conference, said in a statement that he had “behaved in … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently ban users who impersonate others

Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently ban users who impersonate others

Elon Musk is cracking down on impersonators on Twitter, tightening policies and banning celebrities including Kathy Griffin who had impersonated him. The move is one of the first by Mr. Musk, a self-described free-speech absolute, to tighten Twitter Inc.’s free-speech policy. He said on Sunday that impersonating accounts will be permanently suspended unless they are … Read more