• Pesticide chemical detected in dolphins, birds and fish
  • CNN Student News – September  28, 2016
  • Kids review the presidential debate: Candidates didn’t ‘play nice’
  • FBI investigating possible hack of Democratic Party staffer cell phones
  • Frontline soberly profiles Clinton, Trump in ‘The Choice’

Pesticide chemical detected in dolphins, birds and fish

(CNN)A chemical formerly used in pesticides and most recently in carpet-cleaning products has been ingested by wildlife throughout North America, according to a study appearing today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. The blood of dolphins, fish and birds all tested positive for perfluoroalkyl phosphonic acids, one class of a common industrial chemical group used for a variety of purposes, including stain-resistant carpet sprays and nonstick cooking surfaces since…


CNN Student News – September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 What does history tell us about debates and presidential polls? That answer is featured on today’s show, as well as the next installment in our series on potential international challenges for the next U.S. president. Also covered: a new report on global air pollution, a medical controversy over flu shot timing, and a Character Study of a charitable dentist. TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the transcript of…


Kids review the presidential debate: Candidates didn’t ‘play nice’

(CNN)A group of middle-schoolers in New Jersey, all members of their school’s student council, were dismayed by the performances of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the first showdown of this most unusual presidential campaign. Asked whether the presidential candidates “played nice” with each other in their highly anticipated first debate, none of the 16 students who gathered to talk with CNN on Tuesday raised their hands.


FBI investigating possible hack of Democratic Party staffer cell phones

Washington (CNN)The FBI has asked to examine the cell phones of a small number Democratic Party staffers as it investigates a possible hack, law enforcement and Democratic sources told CNN Tuesday. The development comes on the same day Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers that 18 states have asked for help in warding off cyberattacks on their electronic voting systems.


Frontline soberly profiles Clinton, Trump in ‘The Choice’

(CNN)Frontline is once again demonstrating how indispensable it is with “The Choice 2016,” a two-hour documentary that methodically chronicles the lives of presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. So many words have been devoted to the candidates that one could easily conclude there’s nothing much left to say. But “The Choice” adopted a parallel structure — oscillating between the two biographies — that proves illuminating as it cuts back…


Inside debate camp: How Hillary Clinton prepared to turn Trump’s attacks back on him

White Plains, New York (CNN)When Donald Trump tried to score points by saying that Hillary Clinton had spent days off the campaign trail to prepare for Monday night’s debate, Clinton — having spent days off the trail to prepare — had a ready reply. “I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate,” Clinton said wryly after Trump hit Clinton for taking time off the trail. “And, yes,…


Giuliani: Clinton ‘too stupid to be president’

Washington (CNN)Rudy Giuliani blasted Hillary Clinton as “too stupid to be president” because she stayed with her husband after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. “She didn’t just stand by him — she attacked Monica Lewinsky, and after being married to Bill Clinton for 20 years, if you didn’t know the moment Monica Lewinsky said Bill Clinton violated her and was telling the truth — then you’re too stupid to be president,”…


Bridgegate: Port Authority officials planned to make Fort Lee ‘traffic jam as bad as possible’

Newark (CNN)Former Port Authority executives and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie staffers planned to make the traffic from the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge “as bad as possible,” according to testimony heard in federal court Monday. David Wildstein, former Port Authority director of Interstate Capital Projects, testified that in June 2013, Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, was upset that their office had not…


Top US Supreme Court Decisions Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at some of the most important cases decided by the US Supreme Court since 1789. 1803 – Marbury v. MadisonThis decision established the system of checks and balances and the power of the Supreme Court within the federal government. Situation: Federalist William Marbury and many others were appointed to positions by outgoing President John Adams. The appointments were not finalized before the new Secretary of State James…


D.C. Area Sniper Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at what you need to know about the shooting spree that occurred in the Mid-Atlantic/Washington D.C. area in October 2002. Ten people are killed and three injured in sniper-style shootings. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo are arrested, tried and convicted for the shootings. Muhammad receives a death sentence and is executed on November 10, 2009. Malvo receives life in prison without parole. Timeline – D.C….


Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS 11bn – BBC News

Dr Rebecca Wagstaff of PHE says these conditions pose a real threat to the future sustainability of the health service. “When you look back to Victorian times, we worried about things like diphtheria and polio, and we’ve actually managed to conquer those now. “The new threats are things like diabetes and chronic bronchitis. They could overwhelm us.” “They are illnesses for which there is no cure, and they cost the…


Body fat link to bacteria in faeces – BBC News

iWonder – What does your poo say about you? The researchers found the strongest links with visceral fat, where participants with a high diversity of bacteria in their faeces had lower levels of visceral fat. This type of body fat is bad news because it is stored in the stomach area around important organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines and is linked with higher risks of cardiovascular disease…


Star Wars memorabilia on show in London – BBC News

Image copyright Lucasfilm Ltd Image caption The exhibition has toured Canada and European cities in the last three years The show also includes concept art produced before the filming of the first three Star Wars films, which gives an insight into how characters such as Chewbacca were developed before film production commenced. The rights to the franchise were bought by Disney from Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05bn (3.12bn), and was…


Boko Haram leader mocks Nigerian army, parents of missing girls

(CNN)Boko Haram’s embattled leader, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a new video to deny reports of his death and to taunt the parents of the nearly 300 school girls the group kidnapped from their boarding school in 2014. “To the despot Nigerian government: Die with envy. I’m not dead,” Shekau says in the video. Escaped Chibok girl tells her story Shekau, however, is still shrouded in mystery. A Boko Haram insider…


When Romney trounced Obama

(CNN)The sheer panic Democrats felt in 2012 after Mitt Romney demolished Barack Obama at their first presidential debate in Denver can’t be overstated. It wasn’t one of those classic debate gaffes: Richard Nixon mopping his sweaty brow; Michael Dukakis’s robotic response to whether he’d favor the death penalty if someone raped and murdered his wife; or George H.W. Bush checking his watch; or even Al Gore’s audible sighs. Best ‘zingers’…


CNN Student News – September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016 On the day of the first U.S. presidential debate between the Democratic and Republican nominees, we’re taking a look at everything from a hypothetical electoral map to the role of the debate moderator. Afterward, we’re taking you to a country that could bring a number of challenges for the next U.S. president, and we’re examining an alarming epidemic of drug overdoses in America. TRANSCRIPT Click here to…


Uefa had Forest-Anderlecht referee bribe evidence ‘for four years’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nottingham Forest were still a European force under Brian Clough in 1984 Four years after winning their second European Cup, Brian Clough’s Forest faced Anderlecht in the semi-final of the Uefa Cup. Image caption Details of the bribe were stolen and used to blackmail Anderlecht The evidence showed that shortly before the match Anderlecht president Constant Vanden Stock had approached local criminal Jean Elst….


TV’s Zoe Ball and DJ Norman Cook announce separation – BBC News

The couple, who live in Brighton, East Sussex, had their first child, Woody, in 2000. They announced they were to separate in 2003, but reconciled, and had their second child, Nelly, in 2010. Ball, 45, is best known as a former BBC Radio 1 breakfast show host and currently hosts Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Cook, 53, is a former member of the band the Housemartins and under his…


Scots teachers ‘dangerously overstretched’ by vacancies – BBC News

Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott said teachers would be “dangerously overstretched” unless action was taken to address the shortages. ‘Increase pressure’ His party has called for a penny increase in income tax in order to raise money for education spending. He said: “Thousands of pupils faced the prospect of going back to school without a dedicated class teacher in place. “This can only increase pressure on other teachers and…


White working-class evangelicals: Christian values are under attack

Washington (CNN)Most white working-class voters who are evangelical Christians — like most white evangelicals — would consider voting for Donald Trump. But it’s not because they believe he shares their conservative Christian values. Rather, they agree with him that America is not as great as it once was, according to a new CNN/Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The economy stinks but I’m OK Working class whites blame D.C. but want more…