Brazil looks to book a place in the knockout stage without injured star man Neymar

CNN — The image of Neymar limping off the pitch, his right ankle visibly swollenwould have left millions of Brazil fans fearing the worst. Fortunately for them, the player who has become this generation’s talisman will be fit in time to play in the 2022 World Cup knockout stage, should Brazil qualify, after being diagnosed … Read more

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday. But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to testify

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old’s request to let her witness her father’s execution on Tuesday, when the state of Missouri is scheduled to put him to death for the 2005 murder of police sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Morocco vs Belgium: Big World Cup upsets as Atlas Lions shock Red Devils and Costa Rica defeats Japan

CNN — It was a day of big upsets at the World Cup as Belgium and Japan both succumbed to shock defeats against Morocco and Costa Rica respectively. Morocco won its first World Cup match since 1998 – and its third ever – securing a sensational 2-0 victory over heavyweight Belgium to ensure that it … Read more

“A significant severe-weather event will be likely” this week, meteorologists say

CNN — A new robust storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest Sunday is expected to spawn severe storms in the South this week. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe-weather event” across parts of the lower Mississippi River Valley Tuesday. “This storm system will have the … Read more

Germany looks to bounce back from shock defeat and revive World Cup hopes against dangerous Spain

CNN — If Germany is to avoid the ignominy of consecutive World Cup group stage exits, it will need to earn a positive result against a Spain side that looked like the tournament’s most dangerous team after the opening round of fixtures. Finishing bottom of the group at Russia 2018, a tournament Germany went into … Read more

Early voting begins in some Georgia counties as Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker sprint to the December 6 runoff

CNN — A week-long early voting period begins Saturday in some Georgia counties as Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker enter a week-and-a-half, post-Thanksgiving sprint to theirs December 6 runoff election. Unlike the 2021 runoffs, control of the Senate is not on the line, with Democrats having won 50 seats already and … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest face rain and inclement weather

CNN — As well-fed holiday travelers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze into planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could cause delays in the trip home. Several weather systems are forecast to trouble regions of US on Saturday and Sunday, including two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow on parts … Read more

Virginia Walmart shooting: Authorities identify the youngest of 6 victims in a deadly mass shooting in Chesapeake

CNN — The youngest victim in this week’s mass shooting inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, is a 16-year-old employee who reportedly used his first paycheck to buy his mother a gift before he was killed two days ahead of Thanksgiving. Fernando Chavez-Barron, along with five other coworkers, was shot and killed Tuesday night when … Read more

Virginia Walmart shooting: Victims remain hospitalized days after a mass shooting in a Virginia Walmart left 6 employees dead

CNN — As authorities investigate this week’s mass shooting inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, at least two employees remained hospitalized after a manager killed six coworkers before taking his own life. The shooting on Tuesday night – two days before Thanksgiving – began minutes after 10 pm inside the employee break room, where some … Read more