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

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to deliver Republican response to State of the Union address

Washington CNN — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address, according to an announcement from GOP congressional leaders. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that Sanders will give the Republican address to the nation from … Read more

House passes resolution to remove Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

CNN — The Republican-led House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass a resolution to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. House Republicans have argued that Omar should not serve on the committee in light of past statements she has made related to Israel that in some cases have … Read more

A first generation iPhone going up for auction hopes to fetch $50,000

New York CNN — An unopened first-generation iPhone from 2007 is hitting the auction block Thursday – with an estimated value of $50,000. Originally on sale for $599, the first iPhone offered early Apple adopters a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It … Read more

Pakistan’s economy is on the brink

Islamabad/London CNN — Muhammad Radaqat, a 27-year-old green grocer, is worried. He doesn’t know how much an onion will cost next week, let alone how he’ll be able to afford the fuel he needs to heat his home and keep his family warm. “All we’re being told by the government is that things are going … Read more

ECB and Bank of England hike interest rates again in fight with inflation

London CNN — Europe’s two largest central banks raised interest rates sharply on Thursday, opting for bigger increases than the US Federal Reserve as inflation in the region remains near historically high levels. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England lifted rates by another half a percentage point. Benchmark interest rates for … Read more

Biden confirms his top economic aide is leaving the White House

CNN — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that his National Economic Council Director Brian Deese plans to step down from his role, a long-awaited confirmation of an expected departure. Biden’s statement did not provide any details on a successor or timing of Deese’s departure, but praised his top economist’s work during a difficult time for … Read more

Taylor Lautner makes weird comment about ex Taylor Swift that leaves his wife ‘deceased’

CNN — This is a true tale of Taylors, as actor Taylor Lautner’s wife, Taylor Dome, was all of us with her reaction to him spilling tea about that infamous Taylor Swift and Kanye West MTV VMAs moment. In a video from their podcast “The Squeeze” posted Wednesday on Tik Tok, Dome asked Lautner, “If … Read more

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are wondering too

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny lost radioactive capsule beside a remote highway in Western Australia raises many questions – not least how it escaped layers of radiation-proof packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of the many puzzling aspects of a case investigators will examine in the coming weeks as … Read more

As ice storm continues in the South, parts of the Northeast brace for brutal wind chills not felt in decades

CNN — As hundreds of thousands remain without power in Texas on Thursday amid frigid temperatures and icy roads, the Northeast is bracing for a blast of bitterly freezing air that forecasters say could be the coldest felt in decades. Texas has been bearing the brunt of a dangerous ice storm that dumped several rounds … Read more