Biden confirms his top economic aide is leaving the White House

CNN — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that his National Economic Council Director Brian Deese plans to step down from office, a long-awaited confirmation of an expected departure. Biden’s statement offered no details on a successor or when Deese would leave, but praised the work of his top economist during a tough time for … Read more

Man dies following brawl at middle school basketball game

CNN — A 60-year-old man has died following a brawl that broke out Tuesday night in the town of Alburgh during a college basketball game, Vermont State Police (VST) said Wednesday in a statement. Russell Giroux was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans where he was pronounced dead, VST said. “The … Read more

As ice storm continues in the South, the Northeast braces for dangerously frigid temperatures

CNN — As tens of thousands of people remain without power in Texas on Thursday amid freezing temperatures and icy roads, the Northeast braces for a blast of extremely cold air that could feel well below freezing. Texas bore the brunt of a dangerous ice storm that dumped multiple rounds of sleet and freezing rain, … Read more

Winter ice storm: The deadly weather crippling much of the South leaves more than 300,000 Texans without power in the frigid cold

CNN — Dangerous road conditions are now linked to three deaths in Texas as a wave of ice and sleet continues to pound parts of the southern and central United States overnight. A 49-year-old woman was killed this week when she lost control of her truck on an icy road north of Eldorado, the Texas … Read more

FBI finds no classified documents at Biden’s Delaware vacation home

CNN — The FBI conducted a search of President Joe Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and no documents bearing classified marks were found, Biden’s personal attorney said Wednesday. Bob Bauer, Biden’s attorney, said the FBI took handwritten notes and documents with them for further examination. The search lasted three and a half hours. “The … Read more

Tyre Nichols’ life to be celebrated in Memphis funeral service

CNN — Tire Nichols, whose death at the hands of police in Memphis led to second-degree murder charges against five officers, will be remembered at a funeral service on Wednesday for the life he lived. Nichols, 29, who was black, was subdued but continuously beaten after a traffic stop by Memphis police on January 7. … Read more

Dallas Zoo’s missing tamarin monkeys have been found in a closet of an abandoned home. Here’s what we know

CNN — After a tip leads authorities to two emperor tamarin monkeys believed to have been abducted from the Dallas Zoo, questions linger about their brief disappearance and an unidentified man authorities want to speak with. The monkeys went missing on Monday and were found a day later in a closet in an abandoned house … Read more

Europe grew faster than the US last year. Its markets are outperforming too

London CNN — European stock markets have beaten Wall Street by the biggest margin in more than three decades in recent months, as its economy looks poised to dodge a recession many thought was inevitable just weeks ago. Since late September, European market benchmarks have risen 20 percentage points more than Wall Street – the … Read more

Survey finds widespread confusion around medication abortion in post-Roe US

CNN — Nearly half of adults in the United States — including 2 in 5 women of childbearing age — don’t know whether medical abortion is legal in their state, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The investigation was conducted in mid-January, more than six months after the United States … Read more

Pamela Anderson opens up in a documentary that works to help reclaim her narrative

CNN  —  The word “Intimate” is frequently used when describing celebrity documentaries, but it certainly applies to “Pamela, a love story,” which at one point shows Pamela Anderson lounging in the bathtub as portions of her diaries are read as voiceover. The result is a humanizing look at a woman often reduced to cartoon caricature, … Read more