‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ connects a complex history to the present | CNN

CNN  —  Adding to Ken Burns’ legacy of classy historical fare for PBS, “The U.S. and the Holocaust” is documentary filmmaking with a purpose, a three-night production that directly links undercurrents of American society that influenced the decades featured to lingering strains of White supremacy and anti-Semitism. It’s fascinating as history, but sobering as current … Read more

Naked ‘Nevermind’ baby loses lawsuit against Nirvana after judge dismisses child pornography complaint | CNN

CNN  —  A federal court in California has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the cover artwork of rock band Nirvana’s 1991 album “Nevermind” constituted child pornography. Spencer Elden, 31, who appeared naked on the album cover as a baby, sued the band over alleged “commercial child sexual exploitation.” However, his lawsuit was dismissed on Friday … Read more

Luke Knox, Florida International University football player and brother of NFL’s Dawson Knox, dies at 22 | CNN

CNN  —  Florida International University football player Luke Knox, the younger brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, has died, the school’s athletics department said Thursday. He was 22 years old. The university did not provide Knox’s cause of death, but expressed sorrow and support for the player’s teammates, family and friends. FIU head … Read more

Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games, fined $5 million after NFL and NFLPA reach settlement | CNN

CNN  —  The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for 11 regular season games without pay and fine him $5 million after he was accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women. Watson will undergo “a professional evaluation by behavioral experts and will follow … Read more

Arthur Ashe: US sport’s greatest Black icon? | CNN

Story highlights Arthur Ashe won three grand slam titles First African American to achieve feat of winning a slam Died aged 49 in 1993 of AIDS related illness from an infected blood transfusion Stadium court at Flushing Meadows named in his honor Editor’s Note: The new CNN Film “Citizen Ashe” explores the enduring legacy of … Read more

Olympic gymnasts Biles, Raisman and Maroney are among dozens seeking $1 billion from the FBI over botched Larry Nassar sex abuse investigation | CNN

CNN  —  Attorneys for more than 90 women and girls who were sexually abused by disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar submitted claims for over $1 billion to the FBI, saying investigators could have ended Nassar’s predation and protected other victims had they not mishandled the case. The claimants include Olympic gymnasts Simone … Read more

Minjee Lee wins US Women’s Open | CNN

CNN  —  Minjee Lee has won the US Women’s Open, finishing four strokes ahead of American golfer Mina Harigae. Lee, who is from Australia, took a three-shot lead into the final round over Harigae, having broken a 23-year-old record with her 54-hole score of 200 after shooting a 67 on Saturday. The tournament took place … Read more

Desert Crown wins 243rd Epsom Derby as Princess Anne steps in for the Queen | CNN

Epsom Downs Racecourse, England CNN  —  Desert Crown won the 243rd Epsom Derby on Saturday as Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, stepped in for Queen Elizabeth II. Ridden by Richard Kingscote and trained by five-time Derby winner Sir Michael Stoute, Desert Crown – the pre-race favorite – raced into the lead with two furlongs to … Read more

‘I’m tired of the moments of silence,’ says Warriors coach Steve Kerr as he makes powerful plea against gun violence | CNN

CNN  —  Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made an impassioned plea to take stronger action against gun violence in the United States after 19 children and two adults were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Kerr refused to speak about basketball ahead of Game 4 of the Warriors’ series against the … Read more

Training Prince Harry and making Tour history: The meteoric rise of Brendan Lawlor, the world No. 1 golfer with a disability | CNN

CNN  —  Brendan Lawlor is a man of his word. In October 2020, the Irishman told CNN Sport he hoped to “keep the ball rolling” for the next generation of golfers with disabilities. Now No. 1 in the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability, Lawlor has driven that ball across the fairway and over the … Read more