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Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died

Lusia “Lucy” Harris, a star in women’s collegiate basketball during the 1970s and the first and only woman ever to be officially drafted by an NBA team, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her family as well as Delta State University. She was 66. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our…MORE

This is the ultimate snack food — and it’s better for you than you think

This is the ultimate snack food — and it’s better for you than you think

When you’re snacking for dinner, popcorn can’t be beat. It’s an ideal “main course” because it’s more filling than other snack foods and doesn’t rely on a fryer for flavor. It also can be made from scratch in minutes with no special equipment other than a large pot, and you can flavor it any which…MORE

Pita Taufatofua: GoFundMe set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer raises over $310,000

Pita Taufatofua: GoFundMe set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer raises over $310,000

A fundraising campaign set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer Pita Taufatofua has raised over $310,000 after Saturday’s massive volcanic eruption. Widely known for bearing his oiled up chest during the opening ceremonies at both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Taufatofua established a GoFundMe fundraising page, which CNN has verified, on Monday following the disaster. According…MORE

UK inflation surges to highest level in 30 years

UK inflation surges to highest level in 30 years

UK consumer price inflation has surged to the highest level in three decades, heaping pressure on households already facing a huge increase in energy costs. Inflation increased to 5.4% in December, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday, the highest rate since 1992. The biggest price rises were for transportation, food and beverages, furniture,…MORE

New details emerge about hostage taker’s behavior in days before Texas synagogue standoff

New details emerge about hostage taker’s behavior in days before Texas synagogue standoff

As authorities work to learn more about the armed man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue Saturday, new details are emerging of his activities in the days leading up to the incident, including a heated exchange at a nearby mosque. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British national who arrived in the US…MORE

China mined a record amount of coal in 2021. It might produce even more this year

China mined a record amount of coal in 2021. It might produce even more this year

China produced more coal than ever last year as its power stations struggled to meet demand for electricity, undermining plans to curb carbon emissions. While the surge in output helped bring the power crisis under control, coal prices are creeping up yet again this year amid expectations that China is going to need even more…MORE

Memphis police officer ambushed and shot outside of his home, investigators say

Memphis police officer ambushed and shot outside of his home, investigators say

A Memphis police officer is recovering after being ambushed and shot outside of his home, investigators say. The officer was leaving his Olive Branch, Mississippi, home in his personal car to head to work Monday morning when he was blocked in his driveway by the suspect, according to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office. Olive Branch…MORE

New York attorney general’s office says it has identified numerous ‘misleading statements and omissions’ in Trump Org. financial statements

New York attorney general’s office says it has identified numerous ‘misleading statements and omissions’ in Trump Org. financial statements

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office says it needs the testimony of former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children to determine their knowledge of what investigators say they have identified as numerous “misleading statements and omissions” in tax submissions and financial statements used to obtain loans. In a court filing late…MORE

Virginia parents file lawsuit against Gov. Youngkin over executive order ending mask mandates in public schools

Virginia parents file lawsuit against Gov. Youngkin over executive order ending mask mandates in public schools

A group of parents of public school students in Chesapeake, Virginia, filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking Virginia’s Supreme Court to block a new executive order issued by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that makes masks voluntary for children in the state’s public schools. The lawsuit, obtained by CNN affiliate WTKR, points to guidance from the US…MORE

Joe Biden enters the second year of his presidency looking for a reset after a tumultuous first 12 months

Joe Biden enters the second year of his presidency looking for a reset after a tumultuous first 12 months

As he walked through the front gate of the White House complex last year for the first time as President, Joe Biden declared it felt like “going home.” If the presidency seemed then like a natural fit for a 50-year creature of Washington, today its limits are leading to a reckoning over expectations and ambitions…MORE