New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was shot and killed, authorities say

CNN — A 30-year-old councilwoman from the borough of Sayreville, New Jersey, was found shot dead in her car on Wednesday, authorities said. Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican councilwoman, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds just after 7 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Middlesex County officials. Dwumfour was … Read more

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of missiles ripped through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the air as screaming civilians rushed to find shelter. A CNN crew had just arrived on the scene and heard the first incoming strike on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second … Read more

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a policeman, official says

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The suicide bomber who targeted a mosque inside a police compound in Peshawar, killing more than 80 people, was a Pakistani Taliban member disguised as a policeman, a senior official said Thursday. CCTV footage shows the suspected suicide bomber arriving at a police checkpoint on a scooter on Monday, asking a … Read more

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

DC Metro employee killed trying to stop gunman from shooting commuters, officials say

CNN — A Metro transit system worker in Washington, DC, was shot and killed trying to stop a gunman from targeting commuters on Wednesday morning, police say. Robert Cunningham, an electric utility mechanic, was identified by police as the person “who intervened on behalf of a customer … at the Potomac Avenue station and was … Read more

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

CNN — Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza early Thursday after intercepting a rocket attack from the coastal enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. In a post on Twitter, the IDF said Israeli warplanes had targeted a chemical production site and a weapons factory belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza. … Read more

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

CNN — Andrew Tate, the controversial former kickboxer turned social media influencer, and his brother Tristan have lost their appeal and will remain in detention in Romania on allegations of human trafficking and rape, CNN affiliate Antena 3 reported Wednesday. . The brothers will remain in Bucharest police custody until February 27, Antena 3 reported. … 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

Pakistan mosque attack: Suspects arrested after killing more than 100 people

CNN — Several suspects have been arrested in connection with Monday’s suicide bombing at a mosque in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar that killed more than 100 people. Further arrests will take place following a major police investigation into the attack which injured 217 other people, Peshawar Police Chief Mohammad Aijaz Khan said. Authorities … Read more

German police arrest woman for allegedly murdering lookalike to fake her own death

CNN — German police have arrested a woman suspected of murdering a lookalike she looked up online to fake her own death. The 23-year-old German-Iraqi woman is being held in a prison in Ingolstadt, southern Germany, in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Algerian woman, the police spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. from Ingolstadt, … Read more