More than 6,000 flights canceled so far this week

CNN  —  So far this week, more than 6,000 flights have been canceled within, into or out of the United States as icy weather has hit large swaths of the country. By Thursday afternoon, nearly 6,300 flight cancellations had been logged on flight tracking site FlightAware since Monday, including more than 750 Thursday cancellations. Operations … Read more

Amazon Stock Falls on Mixed Earnings Report and Weak Forecast. AWS Missed Too.

Text size Investors are looking for evidence that Amazon.com is made progress on its push to rein in costs. David Ryder/Bloomberg Amazon . com shares were falling in late trading Thursday after the company posted mixed results for the fourth quarter, with better-than-expected sales growth, but weaker-than-anticipated profits, due largely to a loss on the company’s … Read more

New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour shot and killed, authorities say

CNN  —  A 30-year-old councilwoman in the borough of Sayreville, New Jersey, was found shot to death in her car on Wednesday, according to authorities. Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican councilwoman, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds ijust after 7 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead on scene, according to Middlesex County officials. Dwumfour … Read more

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to deliver Republican response to State of the Union address

Washington CNN  —  Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address, according to an announcement from GOP congressional leaders. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that Sanders will give the Republican address to the nation from … Read more

Meta, Align, Coinbase, Harley, Okta, and More Stock Market Movers

Text size Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, announced a new buyback plan of $40 billion. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Stocks were mostly higher Thursday and the Nasdaq surged after the Federal Reserve boosted interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank’s monetary-policy tightening has begun … Read more

A video that could undermine Alex Murdaugh’s claim he was not at scene of killings is expected to be played in court as soon as today, source says

CNN  —  Two witnesses in the murder trial of Alex Murdaugh told the court Wednesday they are “100%” certain that Murdaugh’s voice is on footage prosecutors say undermines the disgraced former South Carolina attorney’s claim he was not at the scene of the killings when his wife Maggie and 22-year-old son Paul were fatally shot. … Read more

As ice storm continues in the South, the Northeast braces for dangerously frigid temperatures

CNN  —  As tens of thousands remain without power in Texas on Thursday amid frigid temperatures and icy roads, the Northeast is bracing for a blast of bitterly cold air that could feel well below freezing. Texas has been bearing the brunt of a dangerous ice storm that dumped several rounds of sleet and freezing … Read more

US military to get expanded military base access in the Philippines

CNN  —  The US military will gain access to four more bases in the Philippines under an agreement announced as US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Manila on Thursday. In addition, the two allies said projects at five bases already covered in the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) were almost completed. The EDCA allows … Read more

Winter ice storm: The deadly weather crippling much of the South leaves more than 300,000 Texans without power in the frigid cold

CNN  —  Treacherous road conditions are now linked to three deaths in Texas as a wave of ice and sleet continues to hammer parts of the southern and central US into the overnight hours. A 49-year-old woman was killed this week when she lost control of her truck on an icy road north of Eldorado, … Read more