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

Sarah Huckabee Sanders draws sharp contrast with Democrats in GOP rebuttal | CNN Politics

CNN — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave a combative speech Tuesday evening in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, drawing a sharp contrast with Biden as she delivered a series of blistering criticisms of the president. Sanders called Biden “unfit to serve as commander in chief,” said his “weakness puts … Read more

Americans are becoming ‘reluctant’ to make larger purchases, new Fed report shows | CNN Business

Minneapolis CNN — As retail sales took a bit of a breather in Decemberso did the credit cards. US consumers’ outstanding credit grew by $11.56 billion to end the year, according to Federal Reserve data released Tuesday. It’s the lowest monthly gain since January 2021 and well below economists’ expectations of $25 billion. For much … Read more

Fed Chair Powell: Inflation fight will take ‘a significant period of time’ | CNN Business

Minneapolis CNN — The US labor market remains “extraordinarily strong” and Friday’s monster jobs report underscored that the central bank has more work to do to bring down inflation, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. “We didn’t expect it to be this strong,” Powell said of the January jobs report, which showed the US … Read more

Microsoft unveils revamped Bing search engine using AI technology more powerful than ChatGPT | CNN Business

Seattle CNN — Microsoft on Tuesday announced a revamp of its Bing search engine and Edge web browser powered by artificial intelligence, weeks after it confirmed plans to invest billions in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. With the updates, Bing will not only provide a list of search results, but will also answer questions, chat … Read more

McCarthy confirms Santos is facing House probe | CNN Politics

CNN — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said New York GOP Rep. George Santos is facing a House Ethics Committee probe, confirming for the first time that the panel has opened an investigation into the embattled freshman. McCarthy said the House will take action depending on what the panel finds. Asked about Santos’ constituents calling on … 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

Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon get called out by Mila Kunis after ‘awkward’ red carpet photos | CNN

CNN — Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon costar in a new romantic comedy, but their chemistry was not as evident in real life. That’s according to Witherspoon, who says Kutcher’s wife, fellow star Mila Kunis, called out the costars after they recently appeared together on the red carpet. “She even emailed us last night,” Witherspoon … 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

Chinese search engine giant Baidu announces ChatGPT-style AI bot | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN — Chinese search engine giant Baidu says it will be launching its own ChatGPT-style service. It will launch a new artificial intelligence chatbot called “Wenxin Yiyan” in Chinese, or “Ernie Bot” in English, a spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. Baidu (START) is currently testing the project internally and will likely roll out … 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

DeSantis appointees would oversee Disney’s theme parks under bill to revamp Reedy Creek | CNN Politics

CNN — A bill to wind down Disney’s special governing powers in Central Florida would put the company’s Orlando-area theme parks under the oversight of a board that will be hand-picked by Gov. Ron DeSantisgiving the Republican executive new authority over the state’s largest employer and his recent political foe. The move to take over … 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

House Oversight chairman and former Twitter employees strike deal on subpoenas in exchange for testimony | CNN Politics

CNN — House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has subpoenaed three former Twitter employees who will testify before the panel in relation to their investigation into Twitter’s decision to temporarily suppress a New York Post story regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop, three sources familiar with the documents tell CNN. Twitter’s former Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, … Read more

SpaceX put a Tesla sportscar into space five years ago. Where is it now? | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — It’s now been half a decade since SpaceX turned heads around the world with its decision to launch Elon Musk’s personal Tesla roadster into outer space, sending the car on an endless journey … Read more

Aaron Carter seemed left out of televised Grammy in memoriam segment | CNN

CNN — A photo of Aaron Carter seemed to be missing from the in memoriam segment at Sunday’s Grammy Awards and some viewers were not happy about it. Carter, who died in November at the age of 34, rose to fame as a teen with his 2000 album, “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It).” The annual … Read more

Inside the kitchen at the edge of the world | CNN

CNN  —  No place on Earth is colder than East Antarctica. Due to its higher elevation, not even West Antarctica can touch its hostile temperatures. Princess Elisabeth, a polar research station in the Queen Maud Land region, faces wind speeds of up to 155 mph (249 kph) and temperatures as low as -58°F (-50°C). A … 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

Quavo honors Takeoff and Mick Fleetwood drums in Grammys tribute segment | CNN

CNN — Quavo led a moving tribute to his nephew and fellow Migos member Takeoff during the in memoriam segment at Sunday’s Grammy ceremonyone of several performances dedicated to artists we’ve lost in the last year. The rapper performed “Without You,” an original song dedicated to Takeoff, who was 28 when he was fatally shot … 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

Viola Davis achieves EGOT with Grammy win for her audiobook | CNN

CNN — After winning a Grammy Award, Viola Davis has officially completed the holy grail of entertainment awards. Davis’ Sunday win for the audiobook of her memoir “Finding Me” completes her EGOT collection. She previously won an Emmy for her role in “How to Get Away with Murder,” an Oscar for “Fences,” and two Tony … Read more