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

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

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

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

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

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 son, authorities announced Friday. The suspects, identified in charging documents as Angel Uriarte, 35, and Noah Beard, 25, are known members of … Read more

Nick Kyrgios: Australian tennis star avoids conviction for assault

Hong Kong CNN  —  Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has avoided a criminal conviction despite pleading guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend, CNN affiliate Nine News reported on Friday. Appearing at Canberra Magistrates Court, the 27-year-old tennis player admitted to shoving his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari, after an argument outside her apartment on January 10, 2021, … Read more

Woman who helped Oregon kidnapping suspect Benjamin Foster faces charges

CNN  —  An Oregon woman faces charges after allegedly helping a kidnapping suspect destroy and hide evidence last week while he was evading police, according to an affidavit obtained by CNN. Benjamin Foster, 36, was accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in Oregon January 24. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot earlier this week … Read more

Mexican zoo’s former director accused of serving pygmy goats for dinner

CNN  —  The former head of a zoo in Mexico’s Guerrero state has been accused of having some animals killed for meat, among other incidents. The Guerrero Environment Department’s Director of Wildlife Fernando Ruiz said in a news conference on Tuesday that records of Zoochilpan Zoo in Chilpancingo misrepresented its number of pygmy goats last … Read more

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 ijust after 7 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead on scene, according to Middlesex County officials. Dwumfour … Read more