• Juan Gabriel dead at 66; he was Mexican music icon
  • What we know about Trump’s immigration plans
  • CNN Student News – August 29, 2016
  • 6 Scientists Just Spent A Year On Fake Mars. Here’s What They Learned.
  • This Planned Highway Could Wipe Out 200 Koalas

Juan Gabriel dead at 66; he was Mexican music icon

(CNN)Latin American music icon Juan Gabriel has died, according to sources close to the family and to Mexico’s news agency Notimex. Juan Gabriel, whose legal name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez, was 66. He sold more than 100 million records during his career, according to his website. Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto said in a tweet: “We lament the death of Juan Gabriel, one of the biggest musical icons of our…


CNN Student News – August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 Starting off our week on CNN Student News: an update on a natural disaster in Italy and an examination of its quick assembly of first responders. That report is followed by a look back at Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast. And we’re discussing the resumption of U.S. commercial flights to Cuba and what potential visitors to the island can expect. On this page you…


6 Scientists Just Spent A Year On Fake Mars. Here’s What They Learned.

HONOLULU, Hawaii Sending humans to Mars presents enormous challenges, from the technological to the psychological. Perhaps no one understands the mental test better than the team of international scientists who just spent a year living inside an isolated, Mars-like habitat atop Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. Sheyna Gifford, chief medical and safety officer of the fourth Hawaii Space Exploration and Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS, told The Huffington Post that the biggest challenges came…


This Planned Highway Could Wipe Out 200 Koalas

Conservationists are accusing the Australian government of “signing the death warrant” for around 200 koalas whose habitat will be devastated by planned highway construction in the state of New South Wales. Darrell Gulin via Getty Images “Unfortunately a Population Viability Study conducted in July 2014, indicated that if the road went ahead, this population of koalas will likely go extinct within the next 20-25 years,” Rebecca Thompson-Jones, a spokeswoman for…


Trump Goes Back To Original Immigration Position With Second 180 Flip

DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump’s experiment with “softening” his immigration policy came to a dramatic end Sunday in a fairgrounds livestock pavilion, with the Republican presidential nominee promising deportations within an hour of his inauguration. “We are going to rid of the criminals, and it’s going to happen within one hour after I take office,” he said. “We will move justly, but we will move fast. Believe me.” Trump…


Paul Wolfowitz Is So Concerned With Trump He May Vote For Clinton

“In an interview with The Los Angeles Times last month, Wolfowitz America’s credibility in the world would be undermined if Trump was elected. “It’s the fact that our friends aren’t going to trust us and our enemies aren’t going to fear us,” he said. Wolfowitz, who served as a foreign policy adviser on the presidential campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said in 2003 that the United States would…


ISIS Claims To Use Foreign Child Soldiers To Execute Prisoners

Five children appear to shoot prisoners to death in a new video released by the self-described Islamic State. The video identifies the kids as British, Egyptian, Kurdish, Tunisian and Uzbek, and the location as the ISIS-controlled province of Ar-Raqqa in Syria, according to a translation by SITE Intelligence, a terrorism analysis firm. The Huffington Post is not providing the video here to avoid promoting the extremist group’s propaganda. The Islamic…


Fergusons Police Force May Be Falling Apart In Wake Of Justice Department Agreement

The head of Ferguson’s police dispatch tendered her resignation in a turbulent city council meeting this week, telling city officials that budgeting and staffing constraints have made it impossible to do her job. a letter she had submitted at the time of her Aug. 10 departure“Mistakes are going to happen, someone is going to get hurt, whether a citizen or officer,” she said. “I don’t feel at this point we…


Trump’s immigration policy (or what we know about it) in 13 illuminating tweets

Washington (CNN)Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to lay out his position on immigration in a speech next week in Arizona. But right now, very little is clear about Trump’s immigration policy, other than the fact that he has hinted at a “softening” on his position on undocumented immigrants, while at the same time saying he would not be flip-flopping. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday, Trump…


Syrian residents, rebels leave besieged city of Daraya

(CNN)Buses packed with people rumbled past bombed-out buildings in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday. An evacuation agreement reached between the government and rebels gave thousands of civilians and hundreds of fighters safe passage out of the besieged city, state media reported. 2012: Life in Daraya, Syria, before massacre Over the next four years, barrel bombs blasted the city. The population dwindled. The 4,000 civilians evacuating under the agreement…


Clinton subject of new Trump campaign apparel

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump’s campaign has unveiled new additions to its merchandise range, with the latest line of products including “Hil-liar-y” T-shirts and “Hillary for Prison” buttons. Some of the new apparel and novelty items available from the Trump campaign’s online store incorporate opponent Hillary Clinton’s official campaign logo — a letter “H” and an arrow — in slogans such as “Guilty as Hill,” “Hill No 2016” and “DisHonest.”


Son gives part of liver to save his dad

(CNN)Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes’ son returned the favor. Barnes had cirrhosis of the liver, and he needed a transplant to survive. His name went on a list with about 17,000 patients, each one desperately waiting for a donated liver. The grim statistic is that 1,500 people die each year waiting. There are just not enough donors.


How to pay less for your prescription drugs, legally

(CNN)Even a not-so-pricey drug can add up to a nightmare expense when it needs to be refilled every month. The $600 price tag on EpiPens, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi and the $750-per-pill price increase on the AIDS drug Daraprim have spurred outrage over pharmaceutical drug costs. To get prescription medicines for less, many people try these six tricks. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health…


Italy quake highlights our vulnerability to disaster

(CNN)The Amatrice earthquake gives us a chance to have a conversation today, a conversation that regrettably is always a day late. These conversations start in the hours after a disaster, as they always do. They may last a news cycle and hopefully longer, but eventually they fade. They fade like the hopes of the affected families, who eventually become buried not just in the rubble of their homes but under…


Jeb Bush blasts ‘abhorrent’ Trump shifts on immigration

(CNN)Jeb Bush hammered Donald Trump Thursday after the Republican presidential nominee appeared open to major shifts on his immigration platform — several of which echoed the former Florida governor’s during the GOP primary fight. “All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into,” Bush said in a radio interview with Rita Cosby of WABC. “It’s kind of disturbing.”


CNN Student News – August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 CNN Student News is kicking off its 2016 U.S. presidential election coverage today. We’re having a look at who the candidates are, how they’re polling at this point, and what their convention highlights looked like over the summer. Also featured this Friday: the possible identification of an Earth-like planet and the environmental concerns around America’s largest subtropical wilderness. On this page you will find today’s show Transcript…


North Korea missile test earns Kim Jong Un’s praise

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un considers Wednesday’s test firing of a submarine-based ballistic missile the “greatest success and victory,” the country’s state-run news agency reported. “He (Kim Jong Un) noted with pride that the results of the test-fire proved in actuality that the DPRK joined the front rank of the military powers fully equipped with nuclear attack capability,” the Korean Central News Agency said Thursday.


CNN Student News – August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 Following a deadly earthquake in Italy, we’re explaining the potential pros and cons of an earthquake warning system. Following a U.S. organization’s suggestion regarding sugar intake, we’re explaining where added sugars are hiding in the foods we eat. And on the 100th birthday of the U.S. National Park Service, we’re taking you spelunking in a cave created by lava. On this page you will find today’s show…


Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

(CNN)The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health…


Two Arrested After Video Appears To Show Adults Blowing Pot Smoke Into Toddler’s Face

Two Idaho women were arrested on child endangerment charges this week after a video reportedly posted on Facebook appeared to show four adults smoking pot in a room with child, at one point blowing smoke into the boy’s face. According to KPVI, the alleged incident occurred on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. A report about the incident by East Idaho News includes a clip of the video, in which one woman…


Meet Huma Abedin: Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman

Washington (CNN)Huma Abedin has worked with Hillary Clinton for decades, serving as the presidential candidate’s right-hand woman at the White House, Senate, State Department and private life. But her role in Clinton’s career has come into a harsh spotlight as the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and Clinton’s State Department is being scrutinized, and Abedin’s name is front and center in emails being parsed to determine any inappropriate links.


A longer commute could hurt your health, add to your waistline

(CNN)If someone told you their journey to work took them one hour, how would you react? Would you envy the brevity of their commute, nod in agreement with mutual respect, or retract in horror at the thought of losing so much of the day? See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “First and foremost, we need to get people adopting a more…


CNN Student News – August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 The potential battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the process of naming tropical storms, and the status of a large wildfire all headline today’s show. We’re also featuring a Character Study, centered on the work of a woman who has taken action to help older dogs stay out of shelters. On this page you will find today’s show Transcript and a place for you to request…