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Asian Americans reported being targeted at least 2,400 times this year

A center tracking reports of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans says it has received 6,603 firsthand complaints since last year. Stop AAPI Hate began tracking violence and harassment on March 19 last year as more Asian Americans were verbally and physically assaulted while erroneously being blamed for the Covid-19 pandemic. More than a year…MORE

A look at Bill and Melinda Gates’ enormous lakefront home

A look at Bill and Melinda Gates’ enormous lakefront home

News of the Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce ricocheted around the world this week, raising a number of questions: What, why? What about the foundation? Is it too soon to ask Melinda to star in a reality TV series with Mackenzie Scott? And, of course, what happens to that ginormous house? (Answers: We don’t know;…MORE

What is bitcoin cash?

What is bitcoin cash?

A cryptocurrency that looks and sounds a lot like bitcoin has creeped up into the top 10 biggest digital currencies list: bitcoin cash. Bitcoin cash shares most of its code with bitcoin. But it is significantly faster at processing transactions. The cryptocurrency is having a moment: It surged more than 11% Thursday, and more than…MORE

Suspect in custody after Idaho middle school shooting that injured three

Suspect in custody after Idaho middle school shooting that injured three

Two students and one adult suffered non-life-threatening injuries during a shooting at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho, on Thursday, according to a statement from the school district obtained by CNN affiliate East Idaho News. A suspect in the shooting is in custody, Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin told CNN affiliate KIFI. Students were…MORE

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

With unusually large eyes and hair-trigger hearing, the tiny desert-dwelling dinosaur hunted its prey at night, offering more definitive evidence that dinosaurs weren’t only active in the daytime. It’s one of the findings of two ground-breaking studies published Thursday that examined and reconstructed the inner ears of ancient fossilized beasts and compared them with the…MORE

‘The Water Man’ is another coming-of-age tale, with the Oprah seal of approval

“The Water Man” arrives with the coveted Oprah Winfrey seal of approval, marking the directing debut of David Oyelowo, who also co-stars. Yet this coming-of-age movie is a very small-boned family movie, one that charitably would perhaps work best for older kids, in what feels like a too-lengthy trek to reach its well-intentioned message. The…MORE

Tess Holliday hopes anorexia revelation helps others

Tess Holliday hopes anorexia revelation helps others

Plus-size model and body positivity activist Tess Holliday is talking about her disordered eating. Holliday recently went public with a diagnosis of anorexia she said she has received from a professional. Given her weight and her focus on embracing curves, Holliday told “Good Morning America” not everyone has welcomed her revelation. “I’ve had a lot…MORE

Applebee’s shorter menu is here to stay. Here’s what got cut

Applebee’s shorter menu is here to stay. Here’s what got cut

Last year, when Applebee’s sales took a hit in the pandemic, the chain slimmed down its menu. Now its sales are recovering, but Applebee’s is sticking with the change. “We’re going to keep [the menu] lean,” Applebee’s president John Cywinski told CNN Business. During the pandemic, Applebee’s cut down its menu from about 160 items…MORE

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