Pat and Barb, the founders of Vera Bradley, look back on the past 40 years as they move into the metaverse

New York CNN — It all started four decades ago with a knock on the door. It was 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Patricia R. Miller stopped by to introduce herself to new neighbor Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. “I happened to be the welcoming committee of one,” Miller told CNN Business with a laugh. ‘Barbara … Read more

Los Angeles School District Will Distribute Overdose Reversal Drug To Every K-12 School After Student Death, Officials Say

CNN — Schools in Los Angeles’ Unified School District will soon be equipped with doses of naloxone, a drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdoses, Chief Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced Thursday. The district’s announcement comes after Los Angeles police reported multiple overdoses among local high school students, including one who died … Read more

Pandemic unemployment benefit fraud could reach $45 billion, federal watchdog says

CNN — About $45.6 billion in pandemic unemployment benefits may have been fraudulently paid to criminals between March 2020 and April 2022, the office of the U.S. Department of Labor Inspector General said in a memorandum on Thursday. It is the latest report identifying widespread plans to steal money from various federal aid programs. The … Read more

Cancer death rate is steadily falling in US, with more survivors than ever

CNN — More people are surviving cancer than ever before in the United States, according to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research. In the past three years, the number of cancer survivors in the US – defined as living people who have been diagnosed with cancer – has increased by more … Read more

IMF chief warns there will be ‘people on the streets’ worldwide unless measures are taken to reduce inflation

CNN — There will be “people on the streets” worldwide unless measures are taken to protect the most vulnerable from inflation, Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), warned Wednesday. “It’s important to remember that this composite impact of multiple crises is already testing people’s patience and resilience. And if you don’t … Read more

Easton Oliverson: Family of Little Leaguer seriously injured after falling from bunk, sues league and bed manufacturer

CNN — The family of a 12-year-old Little League World Series player who suffered a skull fracture after falling from a bunk bed with no rails is suing the league and the company that made the bed, according to court documents. Easton Oliverson of Utah’s Snow Canyon Little League fell from a bunk bed on … Read more

USDA Approves Genetically Modified Purple Tomato

CNN — It tastes like a tomato, smells like a tomato and even (usually) looks like a tomato. There’s only one catch: it’s purple. The USDA has approved a genetically modified purple tomato, paving the way for the unique fruit to be sold in U.S. stores next year. “From a plant pest risk perspective, this … Read more

Jim Justice: West Virginia Governor Signs Law Banning Abortion, With Few Exceptions

Washington CNN — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Friday that he had signed a law banning almost all abortions except in certain medical situations or in cases of rape or incest. The GOP-led legislature passed House Bill 302 in special session Tuesday, making West Virginia the second state to pass a restrictive abortion law … Read more

First vaccination ads for updated Covid-19 booster target audience aged 50 and over

CNN — As part of the White House’s Covid-19 response plan for the fall, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is introducing a video ad to encourage people to take the updated Covid-19 booster shot — especially those 50 and older. . In the public information campaign’s new video ad, released Thursday and … Read more

Polio is back – how concerned should Americans be?

CNN — The New York governor has declared a state of emergency after health officials discovered polio virus in the wastewater of five counties — evidence of the disease circulating. The statement also follows a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an unvaccinated person in Rockland County, New York, who … Read more