Fight breaks out at grocery store dumpsters after false post about ‘free food’ following power outages

CNN  —  More the 250 people fought over discarded food in dumpsters after a power outage last week at an H-E-B grocery store in Texas, authorities said. “We had over 250 people fighting in the dumpsters because someone posted ‘Free Food!’” Travis County Constable Precinct 4 George Morales III posted on Facebook. “This is not … Read more

Terry Bradshaw: Legendary quarterback says NFL is ‘dangerous’ but ‘not too tough’

CNN  —  Hall of Fame football player and television analyst Terry Bradshaw says the NFL may be a “tough sport” but that athletes accepted the dangers when taking part. In an interview on CNN and HBOMax’s ‘Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace,’ the 74-year-old recalls being knocked out a number of times in his career but … Read more

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

Koch network plans to back a Republican — other than Donald Trump — in the 2024 presidential primary

CNN  —  The deep-pocketed network associated with billionaire Charles Koch is preparing to throw its money and weight behind a single Republican candidate in the 2024 presidential primary – in a move that could significantly reshape the GOP field. Americans for Prosperity Action, the main political arm of the Koch network, “is prepared to support … Read more

2023 Pro Bowl Games: How to watch and what to expect

CNN  —  The traditional NFL Pro Bowl has been revamped for the 2022-23 season. The rebranded Pro Bowl Games breathe new life into the longstanding praxis of bringing together the league’s top talent. The festivities kicked off with a skills competition on Thursday night, which will continue on Sunday and culminate with three flag football … Read more

A TikTokker used GoFundMe | CNN

CNN  —  Madison Russo allegedly used social media to spread awareness about her battle with cancer and to raise almost $40,000 on GoFundMe – but the entire operation was a scam, according to Iowa police, who have charged Russo with theft. Russo, a 19-year-old TikTok content creator, raised more than $37,303 from 439 donors by … Read more

Marie Kondo says she’s given up on tidying

CNN  —  Queen of clean Marie Kondo admits that tidying up is no longer top of her to-do list. Posting on her website shortly after the birth of her third child in 2021, the Japanese organization expert reflected on motherhood, saying she had “eased up on herself” when it comes to tidying. “Just after my … Read more

China protests after US jets shoot down suspected spy balloon

Hong Kong CNN  —  China has expressed its “strong dissatisfaction and protest” against Washington’s decision to shoot down its balloon, accusing it of “overreacting” and “seriously violating international practice.” US military fighter jets on Saturday shot down the balloon over the Atlantic Ocean in a mission President Joe Biden hailed as a success. The United … Read more

Inside Biden’s decision to ‘take care of’ the Chinese spy balloon that triggered a diplomatic crisis

Washington CNN  —  When President Joe Biden learned a likely Chinese spy balloon was drifting through the stratosphere 60,000 feet above Montana, his first inclination was to take it down. By then, however, it was both too early and too late. After flying over swaths of sparsely populated land, it was now projected to keep … Read more

Opinion: Maryland is striking a blow at the absurd culture of over-work

Editor’s Note: Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in New York and author of the book “OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind.” Follow her on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  Maryland is striking a blow at the absurd … Read more