5 men are arrested after a shooting at high school football game injures 3

(CNN)Police have charged five men in connection with a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that injured one adult and two minors. “As a result, an innocent child was caught and injured in their crossfire. Our community will not be held hostage by a few idiots intent on jeopardizing our safety and the safety of our children.” Several Pleasantville players told CNN affiliate KYW-TV they initially thought the gunshots were fireworks, but once they realized what the sounds were, they ran through a fence. “We just saw everybody from the crowd running,” Keon Henry, a senior, told KYW. “Coach was telling us get down, but we didn’t want to get down. We wanted to get somewhere safe …

LGBT teaching an abomination, Jewish judge says

Manchester has a gay village area and hosts an annual Pride celebration. The LGBT teaching row explained Government issues advice on LGBT school protests Why gay dads worry about starting primary school Mr Krausz was angered by an Ofsted decision to give Beis Yaakov, an orthodox Jewish girls’ school in neighbouring Salford, a “requires improvement” rating partly because pupils were not being taught about sexual orientation and gender identity. As reported in the Jewish Chronicle, it prompted him to send leaflets to Jewish faith schools declaring all Jews were “obliged to give up one’s life rather than comply” with the guidance. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Manchester has a gay village area and hosts an annual Pride celebration Rabbi Charley …

NASA renames mysterious Ultima Thule after Nazi controversy arises

Composite image of primordial contact binary Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 from New Horizons Spacecraft Data. (Credit: NASA) NASA EYES PLUTO MISSION  “The name ‘Arrokoth’ reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies, and wondering about the stars and worlds beyond our own,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute, in a statement. “That desire to learn is at the heart of the New Horizons mission, and we’re honored to join with the Powhatan community and people of Maryland in this celebration of discovery.” Stern did not reference the link to the Thule Society as a reason for the new name, but did mention it during a press conference. “Just because some bad guys once liked that …

My parents bought their first color TV so I could see Big Bird

(CNN)In a 1997 episode of “Sesame Street,” Big Bird is taking a walk around his neighborhood admiring all his favorite things as he sings the aptly titled “Walking Down My Street.” Towards the end of the tune, he says, rather contemplatively, “Sesame Street,” he sighs. “Not just a street. A way of life. Home.” Big Bird was right that Sesame Street is indeed home to so many. The whole gang is gearing up for Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 17 on PBS — a special that promises lots of celebrity guests and walks down memory lane. Sign up for CNN Opinion’s new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The show’s classic theme song asks this question: “Can …

Count on feeling nostalgic as ‘Sesame Street’ turns 50

(CNN)There’s a moment early in the “Sesame Street” special marking the program’s 50th anniversary where host Joseph Gordon-Levitt, prompted by a curious Abby and Elmo, tells his two fuzzy friends that he’s 38 years old, eliciting gaps from the duo. “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration,” airing on HBO on Saturday, honors the moments that taught generations of children the building blocks of learning through song, stories and silliness. (CNN, like HBO, is owned by WarnerMedia.) The program features celebrity guests like Whoopi Goldberg, Patti LaBelle, Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor, Sterling K. Brown, Norah Jones, and looks back at iconic visits from other recognizable faces. Kermit the Frog also stops by. The celebration marks the start of the show’s Season 50, …

‘My daughter’s funeral was a miracle’

The 20-year-old, from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, was murdered by a man called Shohfah-El Israel in December last year – but her body was missing for nearly 10 months. On Saturday 5 October she was finally found by a dog walker in woodland in Stevenage. It’s not yet known exactly how she was killed. The murder of Joy Morgan Image caption The colours pink and white were chosen for Joy’s funeral I didn’t know Joy personally. But after spending six months with her family for a Radio 1 Newsbeat documentary about her life, I felt like in some ways now I did a little bit. I knew how she’d fought her way into this world after being born seven weeks prematurely and …

Children in Need boss criticises chart exclusion

Gentleman Jack and Broadchurch actor Shaun Dooley, who covered Taylor Swift’s Never Grow Up, wrote on Twitter that he was “saddened & angry”, pointing out that the decision could stop the CD from being stocked in supermarket chart racks. Image Copyright @shaundooley @shaundooley Image caption David Tennant covered The Proclaimers’ Sunshine on Leith, and Helena Bonham Carter performed Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now Children in Need is the BBC’s corporate charity, and the album’s release came ahead of the annual fundraising night on 15 November. The recording sessions were shown on a BBC One documentary. A BBC statement said: “This is extremely disappointing, we know many of the contributors are also saddened by the news. It’s important to remember what …

Are these Bonfire Night traditions fizzling out?

Image copyright Chris Malec Image caption There is a burning desire to keep the Guy tradition alive in Cocking, West Sussex Generations of families have fashioned Guy Fawkes dummies to burn atop bonfires. Children would stuff old clothes with newspaper and wheelbarrow their effigy around asking for money to buy fireworks. But blogger Sally Bunkham from Brighton said the tradition was not one she wanted to pass on to her daughters Daisy, five and Ruby, aged four. “I don’t think you get as many Guys because of the violent aspect of burning an effigy,” she said. “Personally, I’d rather not impose that tradition on my kids. Image copyright Sally Bunkham Image caption Sally Bunkham said she and daughters celebrated Halloween …

Thousands celebrate Washington Nationals World Series championship at parade, rally

Fans wait for the start Saturday’s parade. AP Photo/Cliff Owen) The happy feeling transcended generations. Nationals manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo were seen posing with Sidney Walton, a 100-year-old fan who finally got to see his team win the World Series. “The energy and environment is incredible, everyone is hugging and dancing with each other,” said Addlestone, 37.. “What seems like hundreds of thousands of Nats fans have come together.” “We know what this title means to DC, a true baseball town, from the Senators to the Grays and now the Nationals,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said at the rally. “By finishing the fight you have brought a tremendous amount of joy to our town and inspired a new generation …

From Ariana Grande to Jack White: Here’s why these musicians are feeling the Bern

(CNN)Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may be focusing his energy on trying to win over voters in early primary states, but a variety of musicians have shown that they are listening, too. On Wednesday, two members of indie band Dispatch joined the ranks. Brad Corrigan and Chad Stokes Urmston performed at Sanders’ rally in New Hampshire and shared their support. “It’s a real honor to be here” Stokes Urmston told the crowd. “We’ve been Bernie fans for a long time now and really admire his courage to say what he believes all these years. It’s the same thing from 30, 40 years ago, he’s been saying the same thing and finally the world caught up to him.” “Let’s get behind Bernie …

The 5 top 2020 stories you need to know this week

(CNN)With 92 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week. But here we are. Yang, the technologist who has based his entire campaign on the dangers of automation and the idea of giving every American 18 years of age or older $1,000 a month for their entire lives, continues to gain strength — in terms of polling and fundraising — even as better-established candidates, like O’Rourke, are dropping from the race …

Democratic Presidential Candidates Make Their Pitch To Thousands At Iowa Arena

Standing alone on a podium-free stage in the middle of a basketball arena, the candidates urged more than 12,000 roaring Democrats to think about what kind of candidate they want to choose to lead the party in the November 2020 election. The dinner, a rite of passage in the state that kicks off the White House race and at times a launching pad for successful candidates, came as Warren moved to the top of some polls in Iowa, passing former Vice President Joe Biden. Warren, under fire from critics for failing to explain how she would pay for her government-run Medicare for All plan, unveiled details earlier in the day of a $20.5 trillion plan she said would not require …

TV Anchors Lose It When Meteorologist Shows Up Dressed Like… Umm…

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How the maker of Skittles and M&Ms gets ready for Halloween

Yorkville, Illinois (CNN Business)It takes the maker of M&M’s, Skittles and Snickers two years to get ready for Halloween. Halloween is one of the rare occasions when candy appears on people’s shopping lists. Otherwise, people tend to buy candy on impulse — and that urge is weaker when they’re shopping online. Although candy sales are steady, e-commerce is “one of the things that I think keeps candy makers up at night,” said Crystal Lindell, editor of Candy Industry Magazine. So when this candy-centric holiday comes around, Mars Wrigley and others pull out all the stops. To get the most out of Halloween, Mars Wrigely has to jazz up it core items, spark a conversation online and take full advantage of the …

Pete Buttigieg touts rising organizing power in optimistic Iowa speech

Des Moines (CNN)Pete Buttigieg touted himself as the most electable Democrat in the 2020 presidential field on Friday, delivering an optimistic speech that cast himself as the person who can best person unify the country after President Donald Trump leaves office. Buttigieg has since poured millions into Iowa. His campaign in the state now stands at more than 100 staffers and over 20 organizing offices across Iowa. But even as he uses his resources on winning the primary, on Friday, Buttigieg spent significantly more time focused on the President than his Democratic opponents at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty & Justice Celebration, choosing to use the powerful platform to highlight his lack of ties to Washington, D.C., his military experience …