Moore County: FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage caused by ‘intentional’ attacks on substations as officials work to determine a motive and suspect

Moore County: FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage caused by ‘intentional’ attacks on substations as officials work to determine a motive and suspect

CNN  —  With no suspects or motive announced, the FBI is joining the investigation into power outages in a North Carolina county believed to have been caused by “intentional” and “targeted” attacks on substations that left around 40,000 customers in the dark Saturday night, prompting a curfew and emergency declaration. The mass outage in Moore … Read more

Tampa police chief placed on leave after flashing badge during traffic stop

Tampa police chief placed on leave after flashing badge during traffic stop

CNN  —  Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor has been placed on administrative leave after body camera footage taken from a traffic stop last month revealed she told a deputy she was “hoping that you’ll just let us go tonight” and flashed her badge. O’Connor was a passenger in a golf cart, which was pulled over for … Read more

‘SNL’ tackles Herschel Walker’s campaign in Georgia runoff election

‘SNL’ tackles Herschel Walker’s campaign in Georgia runoff election

CNN  —  The runoff for Georgia’s remaining US Senate seat took the spotlight during the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The show started with Republican senators meeting with Kenan Thompson as Herschel Walker to talk about Tuesday’s election. “Herschel, the midterms weren’t the red wave we were hoping for, but we think you can … Read more

A power outage in North Carolina is being investigated as a ‘criminal occurrence,’ authorities say

A power outage in North Carolina is being investigated as a ‘criminal occurrence,’ authorities say

CNN  —  An extensive power outage affecting about 40,000 customers in North Carolina’s Moore County is being investigated as a “criminal occurrence” after crews found signs of potential vandalism at several locations, authorities said. Several communities across the county began experiencing power outages just after 7 p.m. Saturday, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said in … Read more

South Korea spent $200 billion, but it can’t pay people enough to have a baby

South Korea spent 0 billion, but it can’t pay people enough to have a baby

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  The season of baby fairs is here once again in South Korea. Busy, noisy affairs held in cavernous conference halls where hundreds of vendors try to sell expectant parents everything they could possibly desire for their new bundle of joy – and plenty of other things they never knew they … Read more

Idaho college murders: Authorities say they’ve received thousands of tips in the case

Idaho college murders: Authorities say they’ve received thousands of tips in the case

CNN  —  Authorities investigating the killings of four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death last month say they have received thousands of tips from the public. In a Saturday update, the Moscow Police Department said it has received more than 2,640 emails to a tip web address, more than 2,770 phone … Read more

Wealthy Russian businessman arrested in London on suspicion of multiple offenses, including money laundering

Wealthy Russian businessman arrested in London on suspicion of multiple offenses, including money laundering

CNN  —  A wealthy Russian businessman has been arrested as part of a “major operation” on suspicion of multiple offenses, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency said in a statement Saturday. The 58-year-old man was arrested Thursday at his “multi-million-pound residence in London by officers from the NCA’s Combatting Kleptocracy Cell” on suspicion of committing … Read more

NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ controversial new approach to homelessness

NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ controversial new approach to homelessness

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave the city’s first responders, including its police force, a controversial new task this week – to enforce a state law that allows them to … Read more

What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff

What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff

CNN  —  For the past two years, the eyes of the political world keep turning back to Georgia. And for the second time in two years, voters in this key state will choose their senator in a runoff election, which this time will determine whether Democrats expand on their 50-50 majority. Early data shows voters … Read more

Remembering Gary Strieker, who helped establish CNN’s presence in Africa

Remembering Gary Strieker, who helped establish CNN’s presence in Africa

CNN  —  Gary Strieker had every reason to be a pessimist. People dying of hunger, brutal killings and many other horrific events that he covered as an international reporter unfolded right before his eyes. Yet Strieker never lost his optimistic spirit or his passion to shed light on critically important but often underreported stories on … Read more