19 best places to visit in 2019

(CNN) — Whether you want to relax on a beach in the Caribbean, hike the world’s most famous canyon, explore ancient ruins, eat world-famous cuisine or learn more at historically significant sites this year, CNN Travel has the right spot for you. Several of our 19 places to visit in 2019 are bouncing back after…

Netflix’s balancing act: Saudi law vs freedom of speech

Though Netflix has not released specifics on the number of subscribers in the country, the recent controversy over its removal of an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s show “Patriot Act” is throwing a sharp spotlight on how media and tech companies balance artistic freedom against local laws, and their business. Last week Netflix pulled the…

Listen: Gillian Anderson Reads ‘Maternal Wisdom (5 Pounds’ Worth)’

When her sixth-grade daughter was sent home from school with a “flour-sack baby” to look after for a week, Hope Edelman was initially skeptical (“Weren’t sixth graders a little young for this kind of thing?” she wondered). But soon she saw the assignment as an opportunity to equip her daughter with the parenting skills her…

‘It’s a dark day for Apple,’ says analyst Dan Ives

CEO Tim Cook told CNBC’s Josh Lipton on Wednesday the shortfall is “100 percent from iPhone, and it’s primarily in China.” “It’s clear that the economy began to slow there for the second half, and what I believe to be the case is the trade tensions between the United States and China put additional pressure…

Kim Kardashian West is expecting baby No. 4 via surrogate

A source close to the couple told CNN Wednesday that they are expecting their fourth child via surrogate this year. The couple welcomed their daughter Chicago West via surrogate last January. The couple also have daughter North, 5, and 3-year-old son Saint. Us Magazine was the first to report the news. A representative for the…

Shutdown, Nancy Pelosi, Apple: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. No deal. With the partial government shutdown now in its 12th day — and with Democrats taking control of the House on Thursday — President Trump invited congressional leaders from both parties to a gathering in the Situation Room…

Cook says he isn’t worried about China visits after Huawei CFO arrest

VCG | Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook attends China Development Forum 2017 – Economic Summit at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t worried about traveling to China in the wake of the Huawei CFO’s recent arrest on U.S. warrants, dismissing concerns of potential Chinese retaliation….

Netflix’s balancing act: Saudi law vs freedom of speech

Though Netflix has not released specifics on the number of subscribers in the country, the recent controversy over its removal of an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s show “Patriot Act” is throwing a sharp spotlight on how media and tech companies balance artistic freedom against local laws, and their business. Last week Netflix pulled the…

What Is and Isn’t Affected by the Government Shutdown

“We thank the president and Congress for their commitment to our nation’s heroes in funding V.A., and stand ready to provide all of the V.A. benefits and services our Veterans have earned,” he said. Food aid and inspections The 40 million or so people who receive food stamps will still get the benefit for January,…

Why Tesla’s electric slide could be a buying opportunity

On Wednesday, Tesla announced it had delivered 90,700 vehicles in the fourth quarter, falling short of analysts’ expectations. In response, shares of the electric car maker tumbled by as much as 10 percent, before rebounding slightly to end the day. Over the past five years, Tesla has suffered similar slides of at least 6 percent…