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

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to give Republican response to State of the Union address

Washington CNN — Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address, according to an announcement from GOP congressional leaders. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that Sanders would deliver the Republican address to the nation from … Read more

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

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

Shell profits double to nearly $40 billion

Hong Kong/London CNN — Shell made a record a profit of nearly $40 billion in 2022, more than double what it made the year before after oil and gas prices spiked following Ukraine’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia. Europe’s biggest oil company by revenue reported adjusted annual profit of $39.9 billion on Thursday – more than … Read more

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are also wondering

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny radioactive capsule lost alongside a lonely highway in Western Australia raises many questions, including how it escaped layers of radiation-resistant packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of many puzzling aspects of a case that investigators will examine in the coming weeks as they try … 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

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

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