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

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

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

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

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

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