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The Theranos founder's trial got off to an eventful start, with ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis taking the stand on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know. 25 Sep 2021, 12:11 pm

It was an eventful week in the closely-watched trial of Elizabeth Holmes, with witnesses who included scientists, medical professionals, a patient and even the former US Secretary of Defense laying out how the promise of Holmes' blood testing company Theranos fell apart.

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis invested $85,000 in Theranos 23 Sep 2021, 11:00 am

James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member, recounted how he lost confidence in the failed blood-testing startup during his testimony Wednesday in the criminal trial of the company's founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes.

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The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes: A timeline 8 Sep 2021, 7:10 am

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of failed biotech startup Theranos, went from being hailed as the next Steve Jobs to facing up to 20 years in prison over federal fraud charges. How did Holmes get here?

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Ex-employee describes being starstruck by Holmes 15 Sep 2021, 9:22 am

The criminal trial of Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes resumed Tuesday with the first full day of witness testimony. Two former employees, including Erika Cheung, who reported the company to regulators in 2015, took the stand.

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Former Theranos lab worker details testing concerns 15 Sep 2021, 10:28 pm

Erika Cheung, a former Theranos lab worker turned whistleblower, testified Wednesday during the trial of founder Elizabeth Holmes about how she grew increasingly uncomfortable about the startup's ability to accurately conduct blood tests on patients.

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Elizabeth Holmes moved ahead with Walgreens rollout despite internal concerns, former Theranos scientist testifies 23 Sep 2021, 11:40 am

A longtime Theranos scientist depicted Elizabeth Holmes as prioritizing a business partnership over the possible well-being of patients in testimony capping off the first full week of witnesses taking the stand in the criminal trial of the disgraced founder.

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The search for Gabby Petito's fiancé enters next phase 25 Sep 2021, 2:59 pm

• This nomad is closely following the Gabby Petito case, but she says van life didn't kill her • See aerial view of where authorities are looking for Brian Laundrie

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Boy from Afghanistan is finally home with his new family in Florida 26 Sep 2021, 1:00 am

• ISIS affiliate claims spate of attacks on Taliban in Afghan city of Jalalabad • Taliban displayed alleged kidnappers' bodies

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At least 3 people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana 26 Sep 2021, 1:18 am

Five cars from Amtrak's Empire Builder train 7/27 derailed near Joplin, Montana, on Saturday afternoon, injuring an undisclosed number of passengers, a statement from the railway said.

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House Budget Committee votes to pass the $3.5 trillion spending bill 25 Sep 2021, 9:53 pm

• Analysis: Biden's poll numbers are plummeting at exactly the wrong time • Opinion: Joe Biden's presidency comes down to this

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Professor warns growing mating inequity in US is dangerous 25 Sep 2021, 1:18 pm

NYU Professor Scott Galloway says the drop in men going to college is part of a growing mating crisis in the US and that the country runs the risk of producing "too many of the most dangerous cohort in the world" if the trend isn't reversed.

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Freed from Canada, Huawei executive hailed as hero upon return to China 26 Sep 2021, 2:51 am

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who spent nearly three years in house arrest in Canada, returned home late Saturday, ending a prolonged extradition fight with the United States and sparking an outburst of national pride in China, where her release has been portrayed as a diplomatic victory for Beijing.

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The 74-year-old 'Black Widow' killer who murdered her lovers with cyanide 25 Sep 2021, 8:49 pm

At 75, Isao Kakehi was in good health and in love.

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Opinion: The good news about J&J's Covid-19 vaccine 25 Sep 2021, 9:47 pm

For the past few months, as the world has been debating boosters, breakthrough infections, and real-world efficacy, there has been one common refrain in questions I'm being asked on Twitter and in person:

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Here's what it's really about: Pamela Brown on the truth behind Trump's Big Lie 25 Sep 2021, 7:27 pm

CNN's Pamela Brown takes a look at how former President Donald Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election will affect the next presidential election.

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Germans vote in tight general election race that will lead to new chancellor 26 Sep 2021, 1:31 am

Germans are heading to the polls Sunday to vote in a closely fought federal election that will, in the coming days or weeks, result in a new chancellor taking the helm of the world's fourth-largest economy.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene gets into shouting match on steps of Capitol 25 Sep 2021, 2:24 pm

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got into a shouting match outside the Capitol with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) over abortion rights.

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First grader wears mask for school picture because his mom told him not to take it off 25 Sep 2021, 5:02 pm

When picture day came around at Mason Peoples' elementary school in Las Vegas, the first grader was ready -- he'd picked out his favorite shirt, which happened to match his mask, and practiced his best smile that morning for his mom.

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CNN reporter says Steve Bannon's admission creates a 'huge problem' 24 Sep 2021, 4:39 pm

Steve Bannon appeared to admit on his podcast to talking with former President Trump about "killing" Biden's presidency "in the crib" in the days before the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

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Del Rio Port of Entry in Texas to reopen more than a week after migrant surge 25 Sep 2021, 3:37 pm

• Migration will continue as long as inequality persists, says Haiti's prime minister as Del Rio bridge crisis ends • Carlson distorts Biden's border remarks

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Analysis: Why Democrats should be worried about Virginia's governor's race 25 Sep 2021, 3:24 pm

The state of Virginia is about to provide the clearest preview of what's to come in the 2022 election. Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin will face off in a marquee gubernatorial race in November. At the same time, all 100 seats in the state's House of Delegates are up for grabs.

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Late-night TV host's words get him 'canceled' by BTS fans 23 Sep 2021, 8:31 pm

BTS fans zap late-night TV host James Corden for making jokes about K-Pop's biggest boy band's visit to the UN General Assembly. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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Texas Republican congressman Brian Babin says he tested positive for Covid-19 25 Sep 2021, 3:11 pm

Republican Rep. Brian Babin of Texas announced Saturday that he tested positive for Covid-19.

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See the 'miracle house' that escaped a volcano's lava path 24 Sep 2021, 12:16 pm

The house narrowly escaped the lava stream from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, located on Spain's La Palma island.

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Airplane concept has an 'underwater' cabin 24 Sep 2021, 6:06 am

Private jet passengers could soon be able to travel through the air and "underwater" at the same time thanks to a unique new cabin concept.

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You need to earn at least $70,000 to enter this Caribbean island 25 Sep 2021, 5:05 am

Whether you're a vaccine queen, a PCR prince or a quarantine king, there sure are a lot of requirements when it comes to getting around these days. Luckily CNN Travel is here to keep you updated on the latest developments. Here's what we learned in pandemic travel this week.

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What it's like on Virgin's adults-only cruise ship 20 Sep 2021, 11:15 am

When you step into the Scarlet Lady cruise ship, you know immediately you're on Richard Branson's ship.

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The city where it's spring every day 9 Sep 2021, 6:38 pm

Medellín, once dubbed "the most dangerous city in the world," has worked hard to shed that image connected to drugs, gang warfare and gun violence.

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The gigantic boat that can carry cruise ships 23 Sep 2021, 9:06 am

Few man-made movable structures are larger than a modern cruise ship, but even those giants of the sea sometimes need someone to lend them a hand to get to port.

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A beloved Muppet shows why embracing gender diversity at a young age matters 25 Sep 2021, 3:22 pm

Earlier this summer, a new princess giddily square-danced onto the scene. They've got blue fur, a nose shaped like a hook and a thing for chickens. They're a Muppet -- one you've probably known for a while.

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This senior synchronized swimming team is helping the next generation of African Americans learn to swim 21 Sep 2021, 4:38 pm

CNN's Don Lemon dives in with Harlem Honeys and Bears' Coach Oliver Footé to promote swimming and water safety and to combat the disproportionate drowning rate faced by African Americans.

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One man's gesture results in entire community helping family in need 21 Sep 2021, 6:24 am

Pamela Brown introduces us to her brother, Lincoln, and how his willingness to help an immigrant family changed all of their lives.

Make-ahead school lunches that are so much better than basic PB&J 26 Sep 2021, 2:03 am

By the time your kids get to middle and high school, their tastes are changing, they are feeling very independent, and they have a lot of opinions.

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Spanish volcano eruption intensifies and suspends flights 25 Sep 2021, 8:44 am

Eruptions from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma have intensified, as flights are suspended and officials ordered additional evacuations -- bringing the total number of evacuees to almost 6,000 people.

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Palm trees show up in an unexpected place in Colombia 24 Sep 2021, 3:51 pm

The longest continental mountain range in the world may be one of the last places you would expect to find a palm tree. High above the foliage of the Andean mountains, Colombia's National Tree, the wax palm, has been intriguing scientists for decades.

Team US on the brink of regaining Ryder Cup behind Dustin Johnson excellence 25 Sep 2021, 7:57 pm

After day two of the 43rd Ryder Cup, the US team is in an enviable position.

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Stop making employees turn on webcams during meetings 24 Sep 2021, 8:59 am

The latest battle in office life may be over whether or not to keep the camera on during virtual meetings.

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Whole Foods is adding a $10 delivery charge 25 Sep 2021, 9:39 am

Amazon Prime users must soon say goodbye to free Whole Foods delivery.

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Germany is the biggest economy in Europe. What if it shifts left? 25 Sep 2021, 2:19 am

Angela Merkel is about to bow out as chancellor of Germany after 16 years, marking the start of a new era for Europe's largest economy.

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UK expected to make U-turn on foreign worker visas 25 Sep 2021, 7:36 am

Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary visas to truck drivers to alleviate an acute labor shortage that has led to fuel rationing at some filling stations and warnings from retailers of significant disruption in the run-up to Christmas.

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If my fellow Republicans want to win, they won't buy Trump's stolen election fantasy 24 Sep 2021, 8:13 pm

Houston, we've got a problem. A diplomatic spat with one of our oldest and closest allies. A legislative agenda stalled in a debate over the size of infrastructure packages on Capitol Hill and bumping up against major deadlines. A genuine crisis at the southern border. A confusing federal reaction to a global pandemic. Call it a crisis of credibility or capability, but any way you slice it, it is chaos -- and that is precisely what President Joe Biden pledged to be the antidote for in his campaign.

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What Arizona's sham audit really taught us 24 Sep 2021, 8:51 pm

At long last, the sham "audit" of the 2020 election results in Arizona found President Joe Biden beat former President Donald Trump in Maricopa County. Despite this confirmation, the Cyber Ninjas, a novice group tasked with conducting the review, has drafted a report rife with misinformation that could continue to sow distrust in the US election system.

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What Democrats in Congress don't get 24 Sep 2021, 12:16 am

There's a jarring disconnect between the political contest among Democrats in Washington, DC, and the reality of the danger faced by the country. It's a perplexing spectacle that undoubtedly pleases most Republicans -- especially Trump supporters -- and leaves many Democrats increasingly anxious.

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Biden was supposed to be the un-Trump 23 Sep 2021, 4:07 pm

Horrific images of Border Patrol officers on horseback aggressively herding migrants in Del Rio, Texas.

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The many sides of Muhammad Ali 24 Sep 2021, 3:33 pm

When Muhammad Ali died in 2016, he was accorded the equivalent of a state funeral, complete with a eulogy that featured President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. During the last three decades of his life, from lighting the Olympic torch in Atlanta in 1996 until his death, Ali became a virtually sanctified figure, embodying the movements for civil and human rights that he came to symbolize in America and around the world.

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What women see when they look at Gabby Petito 24 Sep 2021, 12:37 pm

On Sunday, human remains consistent with the description of Gabby Petito, the "van life" blogger who disappeared while on a cross-country van trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie and whose fate has stirred a growing digital frenzy, were found in Wyoming. On Tuesday, a tweet from the FBI Denver field office confirmed the remains found were those of Petito, who was reported missing on September 11, and said "the initial determination for the manner of death is homicide."

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The memo that saved abortion rights in America 23 Sep 2021, 9:11 am

Early this month, the Supreme Court chose to let stand Texas Senate Bill 8, a law that bans abortion after just six weeks of pregnancy and deputizes private citizens to enforce it. This new law is one of a number passed in recent years that flagrantly violate Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision which established a Constitutional right to abortion until viability -- the point when a fetus can survive outside the womb.

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German election too close to call, polls suggest, as key candidates hold final rallies 25 Sep 2021, 11:32 am

The race to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor remains wide open ahead of a national election on Sunday, according to the latest polls.

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Iran has reported millions of Covid cases. Its much smaller neighbor claims it hasn't had a single one 25 Sep 2021, 3:15 am

In the nearly two years since the pandemic began, Turkmenistan has not seen a single case of Covid-19.

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Murder of young teacher makes women in London worry it could have been them 25 Sep 2021, 3:59 am

When the women of Kidbrooke in southeast London learned Sabina Nessa, an elementary school teacher living in their community, was found murdered in their local park, many had the same thought: It could have been me.

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They escaped the Taliban. Now, they're stranded in a foreign country 22 Sep 2021, 10:38 am

Afghan refugees fleeing their homeland are making the treacherous journey to Turkey after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. CNN's Arwa Damon speaks to several Afghans who have attempted-- but failed -- to cross into Turkey.

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