Start Your Week Smart: Kentucky, Biden, China Rockets, Monkeypox, Millionaires

CNN Andrew Togan

This year, as a nation, we’ve been through a lot: rampant inflation, raging political discord, extreme weather conditions, and ongoing pandemics. However, nothing is more disturbing than the impending candy apocalypse. Hershey warned last week that it may not be able to meet consumer demand for Halloween candy this fall due to capacity constraints and ongoing supply chain issues. Terrible… terrifying.

Here’s what else you need to know Start your week smart.

that weekend

• Days after deadly flooding in eastern Kentucky that killed at least 25 people, more rain will threaten some of the hardest-hit areas today as rescuers continue to search for missing residents, thousands more Difficult to recover without cell service and power.

• President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 again Saturday, in what is likely a “bounce” Covid, according to a letter from Presidential physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor -19 positive, doctors noted “observed in a small subset” of the number of patients treated with Paxlovid. “

• The remnants of a huge Chinese rocket that returned uncontrollably to Earth re-entered the atmosphere over the Indian Ocean at around 12:45 pm ET Saturday, US Space Command said on Twitter.

• On Saturday, New York City officials declared monkeypox a public health emergency, saying the city is the epicenter of the state’s outbreak, a move that will prompt steps to help slow the spread of the disease.

• The hunt for the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot is over — a ticket sold in the Chicago area for a total of $1.337 billion.

next week


With the 2022 midterm elections looming, the primary season is approaching, with voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington heading to the polls. The outcome of the Arizona election will be closely watched as a proxy battle between former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence develops.

Tuesday was also the day the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released key data on the health of the labor market. The bureau’s Job Openings and Labour Turnover Survey, known as the JOLTS report, will show the number of job openings in June. There were 11.3 million job openings in May, a nearly 2-to-1 ratio to existing employees.


Against the “if it’s Tuesday, it’s primary day” trend, Tennessee voters will instead cast their ballots on Aug. 4 as three Democratic candidates look to win their party’s nomination to compete with Republican Gov. Bill Bill in November Bill Lee runs in the Republican primary.

This is also the 232nd birthday of the United States Coast Guard.


The government’s monthly employment report for July fell on Aug. 5 as recession fears deepened. The US economy added 372,000 jobs in June, better than expected, and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%, still near a 52-year low.

Want more 5 things?

Voters will cast their ballots in a series of closely-watched Republican primaries in Arizona on Tuesday. Tune in to the Sunday edition of the CNN 5 Things podcast to hear CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan talk about his state trip, where he asks voters what they think about former President Donald Trump’s electoral lies and the current state of the Republican Party.

photo of the week

See more moving, captivating and thought-provoking images From that week, curated by CNN Photos.

what’s going on in the entertainment industry


The latest instalment in the Predator series is set 300 years ago in the Comanche country, and a young female warrior fights to protect her tribe from the first highly evolved predators to land on Earth. “Prey” hits Hulu on Friday.

‘Bullet train’

This action/comedy starring Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and many other actors places five assassins on a fast bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka who find their missions have something in common . “Bullet Train” hits theaters Friday.

what’s happening in sports

Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games, known as friendly matches, continue in Birmingham, England. The competition begins on July 28 and ends on August 7.

Quiz time!

Take CNN’s Weekly News Quiz See how much you remember that week! So far this week, 43% of quiz enthusiasts have scored an 8 out of 10 or higher. How well can you do it? (Click here)

toy me

‘9 to 5’

Looking forward to Friday’s important jobs report, Dolly will set her mood right. Honestly, women are national treasures. (click here to view)

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