‘Extremely dangerous’ kidnapping suspect taken into custody after standoff with law enforcement, Oregon police say

CNN — A man accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in Oregon this month was taken into custody after an hourslong standoff with authorities Tuesday night, police said. Law enforcement had surrounded a home underground which suspect Benjamin Obadiah Foster was believed to be hiding in the southwest Oregon city of Grants Pass, and … Read more

Trump struggles to fundraise in early weeks of campaign

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s political operation brought in $9.5 million in the roughly six weeks after he announced his latest White House bid, according to a source familiar with the fundraising numbers. The haul is smaller than the nearly $11.8 million raised by Trump entities in the six weeks before the Republican’s November … Read more

Rupert Grint found ‘Harry Potter’ role ‘quite suffocating’

CNN — Rupert Grint found fame as a teen playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, but it wasn’t always easy. “’Potter’ was so full on — [filming] all year, then we’d promote the rest of the time,” the now 34-year-old actor said in a recently published interview with Bustle. “It was quite suffocating.” … Read more

Dallas Zoo’s missing tamarin monkeys have been found in an abandoned home’s closet, police say

CNN — [Breaking news top, published at 8:xx p.m ET] Two emperor tamarin monkeys missing from the Dallas Zoo were found in the closet of an abandoned home in a southern suburb of Dallas after investigators received a tip, police said Tuesday. “Dallas police received a tip the monkeys may be at an abandoned home … Read more

Green comet will swing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A recently discovered green comet will soon zip by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. It was last visible in the night sky during the Stone Age. Discovered on March 2, … Read more

Tyre Nichols’ death: First police report in Tyre Nichols case does not match video of deadly beating

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence. CNN — An initial police report filed in the hours after the Tire Nichols traffic stop suggested he was violent and made claims that were contradicted by video later released by police. Nichols was subdued on the ground yet continuously beaten after the stop by Memphis … Read more

These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the Covid national and public health emergencies in May

CNN — President Joe Biden intends to end the Covid-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday. That means that many Americans could have to start paying for Covid-19 testing and treatment after the declarations cease. The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two … Read more

Michael Jackson’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson, to play singer in new biopic

CNN — Michael Jackson will be portrayed by his 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, in a movie biopic about the late pop star, studio Lionsgate announced Monday. Jaafar, son of Jermaine Jackson, said on Twitter that he was “humbled and honored” to bring his uncle’s story to life. I’m humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s … Read more

Winter ice storm: Millions across the South and central US brace as officials urge staying off roads

CNN — A winter storm bringing the triple threat of ice, sleet and snow Tuesday to parts of the South and central US has prompted officials to close roads and schools as they urge people to avoid traveling in dangerous conditions. About 38 million people from Texas and Oklahoma to as far east as Kentucky … Read more

Wagner defector sheds light on brutality in Ukraine

Oslo, Norway CNN — A former mercenary Wagner says the brutality he witnessed in Ukraine ultimately pushed him to defect, in an exclusive CNN interview on Monday. Wagner fighters were often sent into battle with little direction, and the company’s treatment of reluctant recruits was ruthless, Andrei Medvedev told CNN’s Anderson Cooper from Norway’s capital … Read more