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

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

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

‘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

Southwest and FedEx jets came within 100 feet of collision at airport in Texas, investigators say | CNN

CNN — A Southwest passenger jet and a FedEx cargo plane came as close as 100 feet from colliding Saturday at the main airport in Texas’ capital, and it was a pilot – not air traffic controllers – who averted disaster, a top federal investigator says. Controllers at Austin’s international airport had cleared the arriving … 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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside Biden’s decision to ‘take care of’ the Chinese spy balloon that triggered a diplomatic crisis | CNN Politics

Washington CNN  —  When President Joe Biden learned a likely Chinese spy balloon was drifting through the stratosphere 60,000 feet above Montana, his first inclination was to take it down. By then, however, it was both too early and too late. After flying over swaths of sparsely populated land, it was now projected to keep … Read more

National windchill record set in New Hampshire as cold weather begins to ease up across the Northeast | CNN

CNN — A life-threatening cold spell began to ease its grip on the northeastern United States on Saturday, but only after a new national windchill record was set in New Hampshire. The record was set at Mount Washington Friday night when it felt like minus 108° F thanks to a temperature of minus 46° F … Read more

Chile wildfires leave at least 22 people dead, officials say | CNN

CNN — At least 22 people have died in connection with widespread forest fires in south-central Chile, according to government officials. Interior Minister Carolina Tohá confirmed during a news conference on Saturday that 22 people are dead. There are 1,429 people in shelters, 554 injured and 16 suffering severe burns who are in serious condition, … Read more

Opinion: Suspected spy balloon shows how diplomacy can go way off course | CNN

Editor’s Note: David A. Andelmana contributor to CNN, twice winner of the Deadline Club Award, is a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, author of “A Red Line in the Sand: Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen” and blogs at Andelman Unleashed. He formerly was a correspondent for The … Read more

A look at China’s history of spying in the US | CNN Politics

CNN — The suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that violated American airspace this week has fueled a diplomatic crisis with the postponement of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s planned trip to Beijing. But the two countries have a long history of spying on each other. The US has sought to collect its own intelligence about the … Read more

Democrats approve shake-up of 2024 calendar but it’s far from a done deal | CNN Politics

Philadelphia CNN — The Democratic National Committee on Saturday approved a plan to shake up the 2024 presidential primary calendar and demote longtime early voting states Iowa and New Hampshire, but significant questions remain about how the new order will be implemented. The new calendar upends decades of tradition in which Iowa and New Hampshire … Read more

Massachusetts police on the hunt for 200-pound stolen Shrek statue | CNN

CNN — Shrek is love, Shrek is life, Shrek is… missing? Police in Hatfield, Massachusetts, have launched a search for a 200-pound statue of the cinema ogre after it was reported missing from its home. The Hatfield Police Department posted an alert about the absent ogre on Facebook on Wednesday. They included a photo of … Read more

Another Memphis police officer terminated, two first responders suspended in the wake of Tyre Nichols’ death | CNN

CNN — Another Memphis police officer has been fired and two first responders had their licenses suspended following the violent arrest and death of Tyre Nichols last month, officials announced Friday. The former police officer, Preston Hemphill, was relieved of his duties for violating multiple departmental policies, including personal conduct and truthfulness, the Memphis Police … Read more

Eurasian eagle-owl escapes Central Park Zoo enclosure after exhibit vandalized | CNN

CNN — Authorities at New York’s Central Park Zoo are scrambling to recapture an Eurasian eagle-owl that escaped after its enclosure was vandalized. Officials discovered Flaco’s exhibit was vandalized and the stainless steel mesh was cut on Thursday night, the zoo said in a statement. The New York City Mayor’s Office initially said the bird … Read more

2 arrested in central California shooting that left 6 dead, including mother clutching 10-month-old son | CNN

CNN — Two suspects were taken into custody, one after a shootout, in a “cartel-style” massacre last month that left six people dead in central California, including a young mother and her 10-month-old sonauthorities announced Friday. The suspects, identified in charging documents as Angel Uriarte, 35, and Noah Beard, 25, are known members of the … Read more