New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour shot and killed, authorities say

CNN — A 30-year-old councilwoman in the borough of Sayreville, New Jersey, was found shot to death in her car on Wednesday, according to authorities. Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican councilwoman, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds just after 7 pm Wednesday and was pronounced dead on scene, according to Middlesex County officials. Dwumfour … Read more

FBI to Search Mike Pence’s Home for Additional Classified Materials

WSJ News Exclusive Politics The Justice Department is in talks with the former vice president’s legal team about scheduling the search

Peshawar suicide bomber was Pakistani Taliban disguised as 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 member of the Pakistani Taliban disguised as a policeman, a senior official said Thursday. CCTV footage shows the suspected bomber arriving at a police checkpoint on a scooter Monday, asking a … Read more

Man dies following brawl at middle school basketball game

CNN — A 60-year-old man died following a brawl that broke out on Tuesday night in the town of Alburgh during a middle school basketball game, Vermont State Police (VST) said in a statement Wednesday. Russell Giroux was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans where he was pronounced dead, VST said. … Read more

Mourners call Australian Cardinal Pell victim of injustice

SYDNEY (AP) — Mourners at the Sydney funeral for Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse, remembered him Thursday as a victim of a campaign to punish him regardless of his guilt. Meanwhile, a few hundred protesters yelled slogans from the street denouncing Pell, a staunch conservative … Read more

‘Dances With Wolves’ actor due in court in sex abuse probe

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor who faces at least five felonies for allegedly sexually abusing Indigenous girls is scheduled to face a judge for the first time in the case on Thursday. The possible charges against Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, include sex trafficking and sexual assault, according to court … Read more

FTC Loses Antitrust Challenge to Facebook Parent Meta

Tech Judge denies agency’s request for injunction blocking Meta’s proposed acquisition of virtual-reality startup

A DC Metro employee is killed trying to stop a gunman shooting at commuters, officials say

CNN — A Metro transit system employee in Washington, DC, was shot and killed trying to stop a gunman from targeting commuters Wednesday morning, police say. Robert Cunningham, a mechanic in the power department, was identified by police as the person “who intervened on behalf of a customer … at Potomac Avenue Station and was … Read more

Dallas Zoo: Church members say their tip led police to the missing monkeys – WFAA

Dallas Zoo: Church members say their tip led police to the missing monkeysWFAA Dallas Zoo says tamarin monkeys that went missing for a day are healthy and uninjuredCNN Monkey theft, vulture death threat Dallas Zoo’s redemption storyThe Dallas Morning News Security at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo top priority after recent animal theftsWKRG News 5 View … 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 the custody of Bucharest Police until February 27, Antena 3 … Read more