The weekend that was

• Witnesses described screams of terror and unconscious fans during a deadly stampede at a Houston concert.

• After weeks of tough negotiations, President Biden got his infrastructure win and a lesson on a new Washington.

• Gas prices are skyrocketing everywhere – except for Costco and Walmart. Here’s why.

• An Indian woman died from a snakebite. But the real killer was her husband.  

• Prince William, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II’s other grandchildren held a vigil beside her coffin on Saturday as the royal family prepares to bid farewell to the late monarch at her state funeral on Monday.

The week ahead


The United States will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi effective tomorrow due to concerns over the new Covid-19 variant. This does not apply to American citizens and lawful permanent residents. 

Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III must appear in court after missing a scheduled alcohol test last week. The judge ordered him to return to court after receiving a report that Ruggs missed a required breath test. As a condition of his bail, Ruggs was ordered to wear an ankle device, abstain from alcohol and surrender his passport.

The jury resumes deliberations in the civil trial against the organizers of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. It finished its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The August 2017 event to oppose the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee descended into violence that killed one person and injured dozens.

Curtis Edward Smith, who allegedly shot Alex Murdaugh in the head as part of a conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, appears in court on drug-related charges. Smith is also facing charges in a different county for his role in allegedly assisting Murdaugh in his suicide attempt.


Jury selection begins in the trial of Kim Potter. The former police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, is accused of fatally shooting Daunte Wright during an April traffic stop. She is charged with manslaughter, and says she mistook her service weapon for a Taser.


Want more 5 Things? This weekend on the Sunday edition of the 5 Things podcast, we sit down with CNN Business Reporter Matt Egan to discuss what’s behind rising prices everywhere – from the grocery store to the gas station, and how long we can expect the trend to continue. Listen here!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns for its 95th year. It will feature floats, marching bands and massive balloons. It’s considered the official kickoff to the holiday season, and will draw millions of viewers worldwide. 

Want more 5 Things? This week on the Sunday edition of the 5 Things podcast, we talk with CNN Entertainment Senior Writer Lisa Respers France, who examines the state of the movie theater industry at this point in the pandemic. Plus, she takes a look at which movies will make noise during the upcoming awards season. Listen here

Photos of the week

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Visitors pose for a photo in the middle of the artwork “Tunnel of Light” in Tokamachi, Japan. Here’s a look at 36 moving, fascinating and thought-provoking images from the week that was, curated by CNN Photos.

What’s happening in entertainment

This year’s American Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles tonight. The event will bring together the biggest names in music for one special night hosted by Cardi B. The show is at 8 p.m. ET/ PT on ABC. 

The long wait’s over

A night of soul music

Quiz time!

Take CNN’s weekly news quiz to see how much you remember from the week that was! So far, 29% of readers who took Friday’s news quiz got eight or more questions right. How well can you do? If you can’t see the quiz, click here.

Play me off

“Spaces” was directed by Dominick Evans, who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and progressive genetic disease. The singer is James Ian, an artist who also has SMA. Other members of the SMA community led the creative process from start to finish.

Flashback Sunday

“Every Breath You Take” sounds a bit stalkerish, but it’s the ultimate all-round song. So says a new study.