US opioid crisis: The absurd true story of how Florida flooded the country with pain pills

Watch “American Pain” on CNN at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, February 5. CNN  —  Today’s headlines are about heroin and fentanyl, but there’s a remarkable new CNN documentary to remind us all that the opioid crisis has roots in the US pharmaceutical industry. “American Pain” documents a very specific time period when a group … Read more

Vandals target Penticton, B.C. BMX Club with racist graffiti

A Penticton, B.C. BMX bike club was recently targeted by racist graffiti, marking a disturbing trend in the South Okanagan to start the new year. On January 27, volunteers at the Penticton BMX Club were notified that a shed on their property had been hit by vandals. Graphic imagery, racist and hate-motivated language can be … Read more

Opinion: After 15 years of reporting on opioids, I know this to be true

Editor’s Note: Darren Foster is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and journalist. His latest documentary, “American Pain,” about twin brothers Chris and Jeff George who ran one of the nation’s largest pill mills, premieres at 9 p.m. ET February 5 on CNN. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion … Read more

Heidi Broussard case: Magen Fieramusca pleads guilty and is sentenced to 55 years in prison

CNN  —  The Texas woman accused of killing Heidi Broussard and kidnapping the victim’s infant has been sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2019 murder, according the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. Magen Fieramusca, 37, was arrested more than a week after Broussard’s body was discovered in a vehicle at … Read more

Boy, two, drowned in river that police believe has claimed the life of missing Nicola Bulley

A two-year-old boy drowned in the river which police believe missing-mother Nicola Bulley may have died in. Reece Maybury from Rochdale drowned in May, 2000 after he disappeared from the River Wyre Caravan Park, Mains Lane, Singleton. The child’s body was found on a sand bank in the shadows of Shard Bridge, half a mile down … Read more

Route to Super Bowl is long, dangerous for Mexican avocados

SANTA ANA ZIROSTO, Mexico — It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl. It starts in villages like Santa Ana Zirosto, high in the misty, pine-clad mountains of the western Mexico state of Michoacan. The roads are so … Read more

Police hunt for properties linked to drug-dealing ex-England player Faye Dunn

Prosecutors are looking to seize properties in the UK and overseas linked to a successful businesswoman who played a ‘leading role’ in an international drugs ring. Former professional footballer Faye Dunn was detained at Manchester Airport after police discovered the million pound cannabis smuggling operation. The mother-of-two became involved in the underworld when her business … Read more

Nicola Bulley: A mom took her dog for a walk in northern England last week. Her partner says she ‘vanished into thin air’

London CNN  —  On a cold January morning, a mother-of-two dropped her young daughters off at school before taking her springer spaniel for their usual walk by the river. Mortgage broker Nicola Bulley greeted fellow dog walkers as she took a route along the River Wyre in Lancashire, northern England, police believe. During the walk, … Read more

Mystery of Nicola Bulley’s missing 10 minutes: Police desperate to discover what happened

Police are urgently trying to find out what happened to missing mother Nicola Bulley in a crucial ten-minute window after she was last spotted, as her sister last night said there was ‘no evidence whatsoever’ she had fallen into a nearby river.  Ms Bulley, 45, was last seen by a witness at 9.10am on January … Read more

Traumatized and afraid, Jenin residents are still reeling from Israeli raid

Jenin, West Bank CNN  —  Mohammed Abu al-Hayja was sleeping alongside his wife and two young daughters last month when loud gunfire woke them up. Minutes later, Israeli soldiers rammed down his door and burst through his apartment. “They spread through the house in seconds,” 29-year-old al-Hayja told CNN. “Two soldiers came up to me, … Read more