Video that could undermine Alex Murdaugh’s claim he was not at the scene of the murders is set to be released in court today, source says

Video that could undermine Alex Murdaugh’s claim he was not at the scene of the murders is set to be released in court today, source says

CNN — Two witnesses in the Alex Murdaugh murder trial told court Wednesday they were “100%” certain Murdaugh’s voice is in the footage, prosecutors say, undermining the former lawyer’s claim in South Carolina disgrace that he was not at the scene of the murders when his wife Maggie and 22-year-old son Paul were shot and … Read more

As the ice storm continues in the south, parts of the northeast are bracing for brutal wind chills that haven’t been felt in decades

CNN — As hundreds of thousands of people remain without power in Texas on Thursday amid freezing temperatures and icy roads, the northeast braces for a blast of freezing air that forecasters say could be the coldest felt since decades. Texas bore the brunt of a dangerous ice storm that dumped multiple rounds of sleet … Read more

Winter ice storm: Deadly weather crippling much of the south leaves more than 300,000 Texans without power in the freezing 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

Pregnancy complications linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — According to a new study, five major pregnancy complications are powerful risk factors for ischemic heart disease throughout life, with the greatest risk occurring within a decade of giving birth. Ischemic heart disease refers to heart problems, including heart attack, caused by narrowed or dysfunctional blood vessels that reduce blood and oxygen flow … Read more

Trump Org. comptroller to testify before the Manhattan grand jury investigating silent money payments

CNN — A top Trump Organization executive is set to appear before a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged role in a silent payment scheme, people familiar with the matter said. Executive Jeffrey McConney, the comptroller of the Trump Organization, is one of the company’s most senior financial officers and … Read more

The Dallas Zoo’s missing tamarin monkeys have been found in the closet of an abandoned house. 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

Official AP African American Studies course framework published by the College Board

CNN — The College Board on Wednesday released the official framework for a new advanced placement course in African American studies that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier denounced for imposing a “political agenda.” In recent months, the multidisciplinary course has been praised by scholars and historians, while becoming a target for lawmakers seeking to restrict … Read more

Tire Nichols’ life will be celebrated at Memphis funeral

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

Double-amputated with a stab wound and killed by police; family say they used excessive force

CNN — Videos purporting to capture the moments leading up to the shooting death of a double-amputee man holding a knife after a stabbing attack raise questions about whether police used excessive force in the town of Huntington Park, NY southern California. Huntington Park Police Department officers responded to a report of a stabbing on … Read more

Report: Man accused of kidnapping and torturing Oregon woman dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound following clash with police

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