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We bring you 5 stories that will get you up to speed and on with your day. Updates at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 5pm and 10pm Eastern, every weekday.

We bring you 5 stories that will get you up to speed and on with your day. Updates at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 5pm and 10pm Eastern, every weekday.


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We bring you 5 stories that will get you up to speed and on with your day. Updates at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 5pm and 10pm Eastern, every weekday.




10 PM ET: Deadly house explosion, Vanessa Bryant’s case, Disney+ prices & more

We begin with a deadly house explosion in Evansville, Indiana and hear reaction from one neighbor. Some Republican allies are asking former President Donald Trump to announce his 2024 presidential campaign. A jury has been selected in Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Los Angeles County over photos of a deadly helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna, along with seven others. Sesame Place says it’s taking steps to implement diversity initiatives following accusations...


5 PM ET: Consumer Price Index, PGA Tour lawsuit, Michael Jordan jersey & more

In this episode, we break down a new report on consumer prices and what it could mean for inflation. Plus, former President Donald Trump pleaded the fifth in a civil investigation into his real estate finances. The US Justice Department charged a man in an alleged plot to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton. Three pro golfers who joined the Saudi-backed LIV Series won’t be allowed to play in the PGA Tour’s first post-season event. Lastly, one of Michael Jordan’s NBA...


12 PM ET: Trump won't talk, Biden signs burn pits bill, harsh homeless law & more

Former President Donald Trump says he's refused to answer questions at a deposition with the New York Attorney General's office. Good news for your wallets - inflation cooled down a little last month. President Joe Biden has signed a bill to give more medical support to veterans. The US says Russia's suffering serious casualties in Ukraine, causing Russia to recruit troops. Plus, we'll tell you about Tennessee's harsh new law that will impact homeless people. To learn more about how CNN...


9 AM ET: US inflation slows, Trump deposition, Musk's cashing out & more

The latest inflation figures are out and the Consumer Price Index is slightly lower than predicted. It's not been the best week for Trump so far. He's being deposed today as part of a civil investigation - we'll tell you why he might not be able to plead the fifth. Meanwhile people are asking what happens next, after the FBI searched Trump's Florida residence. Europe is dealing with drought after one of the hottest July's on record. Plus, Elon Musk just added a few more billions to his cash...


6 AM ET: Trump deposed today, Albuquerque suspect arrested, Crimea explosion & more

We start with news breaking this morning that former President Donald Trump will be deposed today - we'll bring you the details. Tuesday's primary results are in, and they show Trump does still have some influence. A man has been arrested in Albuquerque in connection with the killings of two South Asian, Muslim men. An explosion in Crimea has killed one person and injured several others. Plus, rescue attempts continue in Mexico, where 10 miners are trapped. To learn more about how CNN...


10 PM ET: Albuquerque killings, primary elections, Lyme disease vaccine & more

Tonight, a suspect has been charged in connection to the recent killings of two Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A series of large explosions rocked an area of a Russian airbase in Crimea. Four states held primary elections today – we have a look at some key races. A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the White woman whose accusations led to the death of Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago. Lastly, Pfizer is developing the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in the US...


5 PM ET: Semiconductor chips legislation, NATO membership measure, Gabby Petito’s case & more

A bill that would help produce semiconductor chips in the US is now law. President Joe Biden has signed off on documents supporting Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO. A federal appeals court ruled that a House of Representatives committee can obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Gabby Petito's family is seeking tens of millions in damages from police in Utah - we'll tell you why. Lastly, the fashion designer Issey Miyake has died. To learn more about how CNN protects...


12 PM ET: Trump teases 2024, Serena Williams retiring, good inflation news & more

The FBI executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s resort in Florida and he’s expected to announce his 2024 run for president soon. The January 6 committee’s work continues – we’ll tell you who they’re talking to and what it has their hands on now. A tennis legend says she’s "evolving" away from the sport. The Biden administration is expected to announce a monkeypox plan. Plus, a new report shows online prices are falling fast. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


9 AM ET: FBI search Mar-a-Lago, Wisconsin primary, Seoul flooding & more

The fallout continues after the FBI executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's Florida resort. It's another primary day, and former Vice President Mike Pence is once again backing a different candidate to Trump. Russia says it won't fulfil part of a nuclear treaty with the US - we'll bring you the details. Three Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank. And record downpours in South Korea have killed several people. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


6 AM ET: Mar-a-Lago searched, 'Chernobyl-style' disaster warning, Albuquerque latest & more

The FBI has searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort as part of an investigation into how he handled presidential documents. Ukrainian officials are warning of dire consequences after a weekend of shelling at Europe's largest power plant. In Albuquerque, police have released new information in connection with the killings of 4 South Asian, Muslim men. The fallout from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan continues - now the island is doing its own military drills....


10 PM ET: Mar-a-Lago raid, Muslim men killed, billionaire treasure hunt & more

We begin with details on an FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort in Florida. Police are trying to track down a vehicle that may be linked to the deaths of four Muslim men. We have new information on actress Anne Heche’s condition following a fiery car crash in California. “Grease” co-star, John Travolta, pays tribute to singer and actress Olivia Newton-John who died today. Lastly, the world’s richest men are on a treasure hunt. To learn more about how CNN protects...


5 PM ET: Olivia Newton-John dies, Biden in Kentucky, Lake Mead remains & more

We begin this evening with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in Kentucky, where deadly flooding has killed dozens and displaced thousands. Ukraine and Russia are accusing one another of shelling around Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Ahmaud Arbery's killers have been sentenced for federal hate crimes charges -- we have the latest details. Officials have found a fourth set of human remains in Lake Mead, as persistent drought causes the water levels to recede. Plus, iconic...


12 PM ET: Limited insulin relief, abortion ban fight, Ahmaud Arbery's killer sentenced & more

Senate democrats have finally passed a huge healthcare and climate spending bill, but there will be no cap on insulin prices for people with private healthcare. Taiwan's foreign minister has been speaking to CNN – we'll tell you what he thinks about China's military drills. Legal challenges are underway in Louisiana and Georgia to try to fight abortion bans. One of Ahmaud Arbery's killers has been sentenced again, this time for federal hate crimes. Plus, one airline is asking its senior...


9 AM ET: Climate bill passes, another hot week, Albuquerque killings & more

Democrats have finally passed their $369 billion climate bill - we'll tell you why some climate activists don't think it goes far enough. President Joe Biden is visiting Kentucky today, in his first trip since recovering from Covid-19. Millions of Americans are under heat alerts today, with some expecting triple digits. In Albuquerque, investigators are looking into the killings of 4 Muslim men. Plus, NYC mayor Eric Adams says migrants are being forced to come to the city. To learn more...

6 AM ET: A win for Democrats, more flight delays, nuclear warnings & more

The Democrats have finally passed their climate, healthcare and tax package - but it wasn't easy. Thousands of flights were delayed and cancelled over the weekend. President Joe Biden has welcomed a ceasefire in Gaza, after strikes from Israeli forces and militants. Ukraine is accusing Russia of launching rockets at Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Plus, tributes are paid to an 80s TV actor. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit

Sunday Edition: Pelosi Visits Taiwan. China Fires Back.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touched down in Taiwan last week, ignoring warnings from both the Chinese government and the Biden administration. We examine the response from China's military, how the visit could further worsen US-China relations, and what it means for the millions of Taiwanese people caught in the middle. Guest: Will Ripley, CNN Senior International Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit

3 PM ET: Biden tests negative for Covid-19, Anne Heche in critical condition, Choco Taco comeback & more

In this episode, President Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid-19 for the second time, but is still in isolation. Russia asks Israel and Palestine to “show maximum restraint” to avoid a full scale conflict. A house party in Queens, New York ended on a grim note after four men were shot and wounded by police. Actress Anne Heche has a “long recovery ahead” a source close to her tells CNN. Finally, the Choco Taco is making a comeback, Klondike announces con Twitter. To learn more about how...

10 AM ET: Economic package vote, Death Valley flooding, monkeypox guidance & more

The Senate prepares to start voting on the Democrats’ sweeping economic package. Major flooding sweeps through Death Valley National Park, stranding visitors. Israeli strikes in Gaza kill more than a dozen. The CDC is offering guidance on how to reduce exposure to monkeypox as vaccines remain in short supply. And a French scientist is in hot water for trying to pass off a piece of chorizo as an image from the James Webb Space Telescope. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...

10 PM ET: Alex Jones trial, migrant buses, flight cancellations & more

This evening, a jury has reached a verdict on punitive damages in Alex Jones’ defamation trial about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Plus, the Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that bans abortions at all stages of pregnancy with limited exceptions. Some city officials are raising concerns about the pace of migrant buses from Texas. A third person has died from a lightning strike near the White House. Lastly, we break down the challenges causing flight...

5 PM ET: US job growth, Russia prisoner swap, deadly lightning strike & more

A new US jobs report surpassed economists’ expectations – we have the details. A Texas jury is deciding how much right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay in punitive damages in a defamation trial about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. We’re following new developments on deadly airstrikes in Gaza. Russia says it’s ready to discuss a potential prisoner swap with the US. Lastly, we’ll tell you about a lightning strike that killed an elderly couple near the White...