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

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

Report: Man accused of kidnapping, torturing Oregon woman dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound following police standoff

CNN — A week after authorities discovered a woman bound and beaten in a southwestern Oregon home, the kidnapping suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports a CNN affiliate . Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died in a hospital after an hour-long standoff with law enforcement Tuesday night in Grants Pass, Oregon, CNN affiliate KTVL … Read more

Dallas Zoo’s missing tamarin monkeys have been found in a closet, and investigators still want to find a certain man, police say

CNN — Two emperor tamarin monkeys missing since Monday from the Dallas Zoo were found alive Tuesday in the closet of an abandoned Dallas-area home, officials said, and police said they still want to speak to a certain man in connection with the the case. The recovery of the monkeys – after officials said the … Read more

Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, dead at 75

CNN  —  Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress known best for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died, according to a statement from her family, provided to CNN by a representative. She was 75. Williams died after a short illness, said the statement from her children Zak and Emily … Read more

Dallas Zoo releases photo of man they want to question in relation to case of the missing tamarin monkeys

CNN — The Dallas Police Department has released surveillance video and a photo of an unidentified man they want to speak to about two tamarin monkeys that were allegedly stolen from the zoo on Monday. “Dallas Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual pictured,” police wrote. In the surveillance video, the man … Read more

US spends most on health care but has worst health outcomes among high-income countries, new report finds

CNN — The United States spends more on health care than any other high-income country, but still has the lowest life expectancy at birth and the highest rate of people with multiple chronic conditions, according to a new report of the Commonwealth Fund, an independent research group. The report, released on Tuesday, also says that … Read more