Virginia teacher allegedly shot by 6-year-old released from hospital as child’s family sends condolences, says gun was secured

CNN — The family of the 6-year-old Virginia boy who allegedly shot his first-grade teacher at a Newport News elementary school nearly two weeks ago released a statement for the first time since the incident, praising the teacher and claiming that their child had an acute disability. “Our hearts go out to our son’s teacher … Read more

Why the US needs to avoid a shrinking population like China’s

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  The worldwide question of the week: How will future generations pay to care for the current ones? Look at these stories from the week: They’re all part of the same human … Read more

Purported father told police he was ill the day toddler walked outside with a handgun

CNN — The alleged father of a toddler seen in the entrance of an Indiana apartment complex waving a handgun said he was sick and unaware the boy had left the residence. Shane Osborne “explained he had been sick all day and didn’t know (the toddler had) left the apartment,” an officer said in a … Read more

Indiana man arrested after toddler shown on live TV with handgun

CNN — A man has been arrested in Beech Grove, Indiana, after livestreamed video of a toddler, believed to be the man’s son, waving and pulling the trigger on a gun fist. The video was released by the Reelz series “On Patrol: Live,” during the TV show’s live broadcast on Saturday, Jan. 14, according to … Read more

Nurses strike: Mount Sinai NICU mom stays by her son’s side in hospital after his primary nurses leave to strike

New York CNN — Lora Ribas has not left her son’s bedside for four days. Her one-year-old baby, Logan, has been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) since birth. For three and a half months, he has been cared for by Mount Sinai Hospital where thousands of nurses are currently on strike. Logan was … Read more

Millennials like me turned 40 this year. And everything you think you know about us is wrong

CNN  —  For years I believed a lot of what I heard about millennials – those avocado-toast eating, latte-guzzling, selfie-taking narcissists who still live in their parents’ basements and can’t get their lives together. Then I realized something that surprised me: I’m a millennial, as are many of the people I know and love. I’d … Read more

‘Fortnite’ maker Epic Games to pay $520 million in record-breaking FTC settlement

CNN — Epic Games, maker of the hit ‘Fortnite’ video game, has agreed to pay a total of $520 million to settle US government allegations that it misled millions of gamers, including children and teenagers , by making inadvertent purchases and that he violated a landmark federal law. children’s privacy law. As part of the … Read more

High demand for children’s medications shines a light on fragile US drug supplies

CNN  —  Scarcity of several high-profile prescription drugs, such as the antibiotic amoxicillin and the ADHD treatment Adderall, have had some patients searching pharmacies and rationing pills, and now parents in some areas are having to hunt to find over-the-counter pain- and fever-reducing medications for their sick kids. So what’s going with the availability of … Read more

Child tax credit: Democratic lawmakers make last-ditch effort to enhance benefit

CNN — Encouraged by a sharp drop in child poverty last year, a group of Democratic lawmakers and progressive advocates are working to restore at least part of the improved child tax credit that stabilized the finances of many families in 2021. While its prospects are dim, the coalition’s priority is to make the credit … Read more

Connecticut police find man charged with killing his 11-month-old daughter

CNN — A fugitive accused of the “heinous” murder of his 11-month-old daughter last month was found and arrested on Friday, Connecticut police said. In November, authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Christopher Francisquini, 31, charging him with murder under special circumstances and risk of harm to a minor after the dismembered remains of his … Read more