Sister André: The world’s oldest person dies at 118

Sister André: The world’s oldest person dies at 118

CNN  —  French nun Sister André, the world’s oldest known person, died on Tuesday at the age of 118 in the southern city of Toulon. The city’s mayor, Hubert Falco, announced the news of her death on Twitter, writing that “it is with immense sadness and emotion that I learnt tonight of the passing of … Read more

Brovary, Ukraine: Helicopter crash kills 18, including Ukrainian interior minister

Brovary, Ukraine: Helicopter crash kills 18, including Ukrainian interior minister

CNN  —  A helicopter crash near a kindergarten in the Kyiv region has killed at least 18 people, including Ukraine’s entire interior ministry leadership team, according to officials. At least 29 others were injured in the incident on Wednesday in the city of Brovary, on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital, according to Oleksiy Kuleba, head … Read more

Winter storm in Buffalo: Crews work to clear snow-covered roads and go door-to-door with food

Winter storm in Buffalo: Crews work to clear snow-covered roads and go door-to-door with food

CNN  —  The winter storm death toll has risen to 34 in Erie County, New York, as crews continue to clear roads and first responders check on people they couldn’t reach days ago when the catastrophic weather system swept the nation, officials there said Wednesday. At least 25 others across 11 US states also have … Read more

Woman in Buffalo found dead in her car after getting trapped by snow, family says

Woman in Buffalo found dead in her car after getting trapped by snow, family says

CNN  —  A 22-year-old woman was found dead over the holiday weekend in Buffalo after being trapped in her car by the blizzard paralyzing western New York, her family told CNN on Tuesday. Anndel Taylor, who had moved to Buffalo, New York, from Charlotte, North Carolina, was driving home from work at a senior citizen … Read more

Winter storm leaves at least 37 dead nationwide as residents in western New York remain trapped under feet of snow

Winter storm leaves at least 37 dead nationwide as residents in western New York remain trapped under feet of snow

CNN  —  As a massive winter storm continues to blast much of the US with brutal winter weather – leading to at least 37 deaths nationwide – parts of western New York have been buried by up to 43 inches of snow, leaving vehicles stuck and power out for thousands during the Christmas weekend. New … Read more

A powerful winter storm claims at least 13 lives across the US as temperatures plunge, winds howl and power lines fall

A powerful winter storm claims at least 13 lives across the US as temperatures plunge, winds howl and power lines fall

CNN  —  Hundreds of thousands of Americans are waking up in the dark to unlit trees on Christmas Eve, after destructive winds and heavy snow from a winter storm tore down power lines and endangered drivers across the country, killing at least 13 people in its path. As bone-chilling temperatures continue to grip the US … Read more

Leaked notes from Chinese health officials estimate 250 million Covid-19 infections in December: reports

Leaked notes from Chinese health officials estimate 250 million Covid-19 infections in December: reports

Hong Kong CNN  —  Almost 250 million people in China may have caught Covid-19 in the first 20 days of December, according to an internal estimate from the nation’s top health officials, Bloomberg News and the Financial Times reported Friday. If correct, the estimate – which CNN cannot independently confirm – would account for roughly … Read more

‘Immaculate Reception:’ In interview hours before his death, Franco Harris said catch ‘blows my mind’

‘Immaculate Reception:’ In interview hours before his death, Franco Harris said catch ‘blows my mind’

CNN  —  Fifty years after the “Immaculate Reception” and just hours before his death, Franco Harris said it “blows my mind” how he pulled off arguably the most memorable play in NFL history. In a live interview Tuesday on “Mad Dog Unleashed” on SiriusXM radio, Harris recalled December 23, 1972, when he caught a deflected … Read more

China shifts how it counts Covid deaths as crematoriums fill up

China shifts how it counts Covid deaths as crematoriums fill up

Beijing CNN  —  For much of the pandemic, images of overflowing hospitals and busy funeral homes from the United States have featured heavily on China’s state-controlled television, where the deaths of over a million Americans from Covid is depicted as a gross failing of Western democracy. Now, as an unprecedented wave of infections rips through … Read more

Ronnie Hillman: Super Bowl winner dies aged 31 after cancer battle

Ronnie Hillman: Super Bowl winner dies aged 31 after cancer battle

CNN  —  Ronnie Hillman, a Super Bowl-winning running back for the Denver Broncos, passed away aged 31 on Wednesday, according to a post from his family on his Instagram page. Hillman was in August diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma, a rare form of cancer, according to a statement posted to his social media on Wednesday. … Read more