Frozen embryos tied to higher risk of high blood pressure-related pregnancy complications, study suggests

CNN  —  Pregnancies from in vitro fertilization using frozen embryos appear to be linked to an increased risk of complications related to high blood pressure, or hypertensive disorders, compared with when fresh embryos are used or when a pregnancy is conceived naturally. That’s according to a study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal … Read more

British pound plummets to record low against the dollar

CNN Business  —  The British pound fell to a new record low against the US dollar of $1.035 on Monday, plummeting more than 4%. The slide came as trading opened in Asia and Australia on Monday, extending a 2.6% dive from Friday — and spurring predictions the pound could plunge to parity with the US … Read more

Traffic jams and desperation at the border as Russians flee Putin’s ‘partial mobilization’

CNN  —  Vladimir Putin’s “partial mobilization” of citizens for his war in Ukraine has already set in motion sweeping changes for many Russians, as drafted men bid their families emotional goodbyes, while others attempt to flee, scrambling to make it across land border crossings or buy air tickets out. For many of those leaving, the … Read more

UK’s mini budget slashes taxes and borrows heavily as recession hits

London CNN Business  —  A huge gamble by the UK government aimed at rescuing the economy from recession and boosting long-term growth sent the pound plunging on Friday. Announcing the biggest tax cuts in 50 years at the same time as boosting spending, Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said the government needed a “new approach for … Read more

Video game actors are worried about AI tech taking over their jobs

Self-service checkouts, lights-out manufacturing, self-driving cars, and wars raged by robotic drones – automation is coming for everyone’s jobs eventually, and our capitalist systems aren’t equipped to carry us through it. As I type this, teams are working on machine-learning AI that can write simple news articles with perfect grammar and without rambling introductions. They … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Britain bids farewell to monarch with an outpouring of emotion

London CNN  —  Britain bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a majestic funeral steeped in tradition and a send-off reflective of the broad popularity she managed to retain over her remarkable seven-decade reign. Royal family members and dignitaries gathered at Westminster Abbey for a somber service. Presidents, prime ministers, princes and princesses, … Read more

Biden and world leaders attend state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

CNN  —  US President Joe Biden on Monday joined a long slate of world leaders for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral inside London’s Westminster Abbey, where royal pageantry is on full display to pay tribute to a monarch whose rule spanned seven decades. World leaders, dignitaries, politicians, public figures and European royals are among the … Read more

Biden arrives in London two-day visit honoring the Queen

CNN  —  President Joe Biden arrived in London late Saturday for a two-day visit honoring Queen Elizabeth II, the long-reigning monarch he says “defined an era.” Biden is joining leaders from dozens of other nations to pay their respects to the late sovereign, whom he met last year and declared afterward reminded him of his … Read more