Suspect in animal thefts from Dallas Zoo allegedly admitted to the crime, affidavits claim | CNN

CNN — The man who faces charges stemming from a string of suspicious activities at the Dallas Zoo allegedly admitted to stealing two tamarin monkeys and trying to steal the clouded snow leopard last month, according to arrest warrant affidavits. Davion Irvin also told police that he wants to return to the zoo and take … Read more

After the Super Bowl, State Farm stadium will have tons of leftovers. Here’s how that food will get to to people in need fast | CNN Business

New York CNN — On Super Bowl Sunday, an army of volunteers will be ready outside and inside State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona to execute a time-sensitive game plan of their own. Their mission: recover and redistribute a tremendous volume of surplus food. Thousands of Eagles and Chiefs fans will gather on February 12 … Read more

Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu found alive in Turkey earthquake rubble | CNN

CNN — International football player Christian Atsu has been found alive and is in “stable condition” at a local hospital following Monday’s earthquake in southern Turkey, the Ghana Football Association and Atsu’s agent said on Tuesday. “We’ve received some positive news that Christian Atsu has been successfully rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building … Read more

Shreveport police chief mourns an unarmed Black man shot dead by one of his officers as state police investigate | CNN

CNN — Louisiana authorities are investigating the deadly shooting of an unarmed Black man by a Shreveport officer and hope eventually to release police footage of the encounter, said state police leading a probe of the encounter. Alonzo Bagley, 43, was shot and killed Friday night after police responded to a domestic disturbance at an … Read more

Jill Biden’s State of the Union guests include Tyre Nichols’ parents, Bono, Ukraine ambassador, Paul Pelosi | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Paul Pelosi, Tyre Nichols’ parents, U2 star Bono, Monterey Park shooting hero Brandon Tsay, Ukraine’s ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova and a Holocaust survivor are among those headed to the US Capitol Tuesday evening where President Joe Biden is set to deliver his State of the Union address. Biden’s remarks will both … Read more

Residents are still being urged to stay away after a controlled release of a toxic chemical at the site of a fiery train derailment in Ohio | CNN

CNN — After crews in East Palestine, Ohio, performed a controlled release of an unstable, toxic chemical that threatened an explosion at the site of derailed train, evacuated residents are still being urged to stay away Tuesday amid the wait for the fire to die down. A boom was heard and a large plume of … Read more

Race to find survivors in Turkey-Syria quake zone: What you need to know | CNN

CNN — A massive international rescue effort is underway in Turkey and Syria to reach victims trapped within rubble as survivors endured their first night in freezing conditions beside the crumbled remains of thousands of homes and buildings. The death toll continues to climb more than 24 hours after the quake as search terms navigate … Read more

‘He was one of these rockstars’: Former FBI agents shocked at the indictment of one of their own | CNN Politics

Washington CNN — The insular world of FBI counterintelligence agents was rocked last month when one of their own, Charles F. McGonigal, formerly the FBI’s top counterintelligence official in New York, was indicted for allegedly selling access to Russian and Albanian officials in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. After retiring from … Read more

Exclusive: US intel assessment documents Chinese spy balloon incident under Trump | CNN Politics

CNN — A US military intelligence report from last year that focused on China’s use of high-altitude balloons mentioned sightings in Hawaii and Florida during the Trump presidency, according to an excerpt of the report reviewed by CNN. The April 2022 report, titled “People’s Republic of China High-Altitude Balloon,” found a Chinese spy balloon “circumnavigated … Read more

Pentagon says it had ‘an awareness gap’ that led to failure to detect 3 Chinese balloons under Trump | CNN Politics

CNN — The American military had a “domain awareness gap” that allowed three other suspected Chinese spy balloons to transit the continental United States undetected under the Trump administration, the Pentagon general responsible for providing air and missile defense over North America said on Monday. “Every day as a NORAD commander, it’s my responsibility to … Read more

Ancient castle used by Romans and Byzantines destroyed in Turkey earthquake | CNN

CNN — The earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday has badly damaged Gaziantep Castle, a historic site and tourist attraction in southeastern Turkey. The castle collapsed during the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in the early hours of February 6. “Some of the bastions in the east, south and southeast parts of the … Read more

How to help victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria | CNN

CNN — More than 2,700 people have died and thousands more hurt after a massive earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria Monday morning. The magnitude 7.8 quake was one of the strongest to strike the area in more than a century. Amid severe aftershocks, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) called for international help. The … Read more

3.8 magnitude earthquake rattles the Buffalo, New York, area | CNN

CNN — A 3.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the Buffalo, New York, area early Monday. The quake struck around 6:15 a.m. and was centered just over a mile northeast of West Seneca at a depth of about 1.9 miles, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, the Buffalo office … Read more

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry out indefinitely with ligament damage | CNN

CNN — Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry could be facing significant time away from the court following an injury suffered in the team’s 119-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. The 34-year-old left the game in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury after colliding with a Mavs player. On Sunday, the … Read more

More than 400 products including breakfast sandwiches and fruit cups recalled due to possible Listeria contamination | CNN

CNN — More than 400 food products sold under dozens of brand names were recalled due to possible Listeria contamination, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The recall by Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC includes ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads, yogurts, wraps and other products sold in nine states and Washington, DC, from January 24 … Read more

A lucky Powerball winner could nab $747 million Monday, reaping 5th largest jackpot | CNN

CNN — The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $747 million for Monday’s drawing – the fifth-largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to Powerball. If a player wins the prize – which would have a $403.1 million cash value – it would also be the ninth-largest US lottery jackpot. The Powerball jackpot rolled after … Read more

Chaotic scene erupts outside Texas grocery store after someone posts about ‘free food’ being distributed amid power outages | CNN

CNN — Authorities in Austin, Texas, responded to gridlocked roads near an H-E-B grocery store this week after more than 250 people clamored for food that had been discarded due to the sustained power outage at the location. Travis County Constable Pct.4 George Morales III posted photos of the incident on social media and told … Read more

YouTuber PewDiePie announces he’s going to be a dad | CNN

CNN — Controverisal YouTube superstar PewdiePie is set to become a father. The Swedish content creator – real name Felix Kjellberg – announced that he and his wife, Marzia, are expecting a baby in a Sunday video. “I’ve been keeping a secret from you guys, and that is, I’m gonna be a dad,” he says … Read more

Colorado State apologizes for ‘Russia’ chant at Utah State’s Ukrainian player during basketball game | CNN

CNN — Colorado State University has apologized to Utah State’s Ukrainian junior guard after spectators chanted ‘Russia” toward him at a men’s basketball game in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Saturday night. “We became aware that a small group of individuals in our student section chanted ‘Russia’ at a student-athlete from Utah State, who is from … Read more

Republicans across the country push legislation to restrict drag show performances | CNN Politics

Washington CNN — A slew of bills, mostly in Republican-led states, are looking to restrict or prohibit drag show performances in the presence of children, part of a larger fight over a burgeoning culture war issue. Republicans say the performances expose children to sexual themes and imagery that are inappropriate, a claim rejected by advocates, … Read more

Start your week smart: Spy balloon, Ukraine, Chile, Pervez Musharraf, LeBron James | CNN

CNN  —  It’s been nearly three years since much of the US shut down due to Covid-19 and people started working from home in their pajamas or wearing the same pair of jeans for days on end. But now that the job market is booming and workers are returning to the office, is it time … Read more

How stars like Dolly Parton and Tom Hanks became American sweethearts | CNN

CNN  —  In our increasingly divided world, there are few things on which we can agree – not politics, not religion, certainly not social issues. But there is Dolly Parton. The blonde icon with a bouffant is one of the few celebrities most Americans love unconditionally. She’s made believers of conservatives and progressives, country fans … Read more

Shark kills teenage girl who went for swim in Australian river | CNN

CNN — A 16-year-old girl has been attacked and killed by a shark while swimming in a river in Perth, Western Australialocal authorities said. The teenager was pronounced dead after being pulled from Swan River, CNN affiliate Nine News reported. “This is an extremely traumatic incident for anyone to witness,” Inspector Paul Robinson from Western … Read more

China protests after US jets shoot down suspected spy balloon | CNN

Hong Kong CNN — China has expressed its “strong dissatisfaction and protest” against Washington’s decision to shoot down its balloonaccusing it of “overreacting” and “seriously violating international practice.” US military fighter jets on Saturday shot down the balloon over the Atlantic Ocean in a mission President Joe Biden hailed as a success. The United States … Read more

Train derailment in northeastern Ohio sparks massive fire | CNN

CNN — Evacuation and shelter-in-place orders remain in effect in a northeastern Ohio town after a train derailment sparked a massive fire and concerns about air quality. A Norfolk Southern train with more than 100 cars derailed in East Palestineabout 15 miles south of Youngstown, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. There were 20 … Read more