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  • Tsunami threat message issued after magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the coast of Jamaica

    (CNN) — A tsunami threat message has been issued by the U.S. National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday near Jamaica. The weather service said there is a threat of tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter (about 1 to 3 feet) above tide level for the coasts of Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake had a preliminary depth of 10 kilometers […]

  • Tsunami threat issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake recorded near Jamaica

    (CNN) – A tsunami threat message has been issued by the US National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday near Jamaica. The weather service said there is a threat of tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter (about 1 to 3 feet) above tide level for the coasts of Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake had a preliminary depth of 10 kilometers […]

  • Fotis Dulos, Connecticut man accused of killing wife, believed to have attempted suicide, 2 sources say

    (CNN) – Authorities believe Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man accused of killing his estranged wife Jennifer Farber Dulos, made an apparent suicide attempt Tuesday, according to two law enforcement sources. His current condition is unknown at this time. CNN has reached out to his attorney, Norm Pattis. Authorities requested a well-being check on Dulos after he did not show up for an emergency bond hearing, and upon arrival, Farmington police officers observed Dulos unresponsive and began performing CPR, both law […]

  • Death toll from Wuhan coronavirus tops 100 as infection rate accelerates

    (CNN) — Hong Kong announced Tuesday that it was closing many of its border crossings with mainland China in a bid to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, as the death toll from the outbreak topped 100, with more than 4,500 cases in the mainland. Carrie Lam, chief executive of the semi-autonomous Chinese city, told a news conference that the closures would be “temporary,” adding the city was also slashing the number of tourist visas it issues to visitors from mainland China, and […]

  • Senate impeachment trial: Trump’s defense soldiers past Bolton revelations

    (CNN) — The revelations contained in the draft manuscript of former national security adviser John Bolton have upended the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but they received nary a mention inside the Senate chamber on Monday — until the very end of the day. The President’s legal team focused its presentation on attacking the House impeachment managers’ case and going after former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Then, in the final presentation, Trump lawyer and Harvard Law […]

  • Supreme Court allows rule that could reshape legal immigration to take effect

    (CNN) — The Supreme Court Monday in a 5-4 vote cleared the way for the Trump administration to make it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status. The so-called public charge rule, unveiled in August, impacts people who receive most forms of Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. It was immediately met with opposition from advocates and several states, which argued that the changes would penalize immigrants who rely on temporary assistance from the government and […]

  • At least 8 dead, more missing as boats catch fire at Alabama dock

    (CNN) – At least eight people died and more are missing after an overnight fire destroyed a dock of about 35 boats in Jackson County Park in Alabama, authorities say. Two bodies have been recovered from the water, according to Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, six or seven people remain unaccounted for, Harnen said. “They had slips here,” Harnen told CNN affiliate WAFF. “That doesn’t mean they’re in the water and it doesn’t […]

  • Kobe Bryant’s pilot was given clearance to fly under worse-than-normal conditions, audio reveals

    (CNN) – Millions of people never met him, but the sudden death of Kobe Bryant and eight others has left a country in mourning. The 41-year-old NBA legend died in a helicopter crash under foggy conditions in Calabasas, California. Visibility was so low Sunday morning that Los Angeles police had grounded its helicopters, spokesman Josh Rubenstein said. The helicopter crashed into a hillside, killing all nine people on board — including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The official cause of the […]

  • Former Oklahoma City Thunder players express grief over Bryant’s sudden death

    (KFOR/CNN) – Many NBA players are still in shock after basketball legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters were among nine people killed Sunday morning when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant were heading to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game. The crash killed all nine people aboard, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Tony Altobelli told CNN his brother, Orange Coast College […]

  • Ohio couple expecting quintuplets

    AKRON, OH (CNN) — An Ohio couple is about to become a household of seven. After Hannah and Jacob Merton married in 2017, they felt ready for kids. “I’ve always wanted twins. I always grew up saying I wanted twins,” Hannah Merton told WEWS. “We tried to get pregnant for a year, and it just wasn’t happening.” They went to a specialist and started fertility medication. Last October, their doctor delivered some stunning news. “I almost passed out just from shock,” Hannah […]

  • Newborn left in baby drop box that teen raised money to install

    (CNN) – An Indiana teenager is being honored after a distressed parent left a newborn child in a baby drop-off box he raised money to install. Hunter Wart, 19, spent more than a year mowing lawns and scrapping metal to raise the $10,000 needed to purchase a Safe Haven Baby Box for the Seymour Fire Department. Wart was a junior at Columbus North High School when he decided to raise the funds as part of his senior project. “It was […]

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