New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office has suggested to an attorney for at least one witness in the past 24 hours that they might need to provide more testimony to the grand jury in its hush money probe, according to one source familiar with the probe.
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Legal Drama Surrounding Donald Trump Reaches Fever Pitch as New York Grand Jury Won’t Meet Wednesday
Mar 22, 2023 | CNN
A Shortage of Albuterol is About to Get Worse, Especially in Hospitals
Mar 11, 2023 | CNN
Liquid albuterol has been in short supply since last summer. Now, the news of a manufacturing plant shutdown worries some doctors who work with patients with breathing problems such as asthma.
Chicago Art Curators Stumbled on a Mystery. Was an Unusual Salvador Dalí Painting Actually His?
Feb 24, 2023 | CNN
The curators, both working on the Art Institute of Chicago’s first show dedicated to Salvador Dalí, were researching his painting “Visions of Eternity,” which was dated to 1936 and had been held in the museum since the late 1980s. But red flags were mounting.
Orlando TV Station Offered Viewers Raw, Emotional Coverage of the Shooting of its Own Journalists
Feb 23, 2023 | CNN
Spectrum News 13 became the latest local news organization faced with the impossibly difficult task of having to report on a deadly attack targeting its own colleagues.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Has High Stakes for Abortion Rights, 2024 Election
Feb 21, 2023 | CNN
The departure of a conservative justice, Patience Roggensack, has given liberals an opportunity to seize the majority on a court that could decide on issues such as abortion, redistricting, and voting rights ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
Joe Biden’s Historic Trip to Ukraine Followed Months of Planning and Days of Secrecy
Feb 20, 2023 | CNN
In conversations behind closed doors at the Mariinsky Palace on Monday, Biden sought to engage President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a detailed and urgent discussion about the next phase of the war, which US officials describe as having arrived at a critical juncture.
Irregular Sleep May Be Harmful to Your Heart, Study Finds
Feb 18, 2023 | CNN
When you don’t get enough good sleep, the short-term consequences are noticeable — maybe you’re distracted at work or snappy with loved ones. But in the background, irregular and poor-quality sleeping patterns could increase your risk for developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
Amateur North Suburban Balloonist Group Says Small Balloon Went Missing Near Military Downing Location
Feb 17, 2023 | CNN
While the Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade has not blamed the U.S. government for taking out one of its 32-inch-wide “Pico Balloons,” the group of hobbyists notes in a blog post that its last transmission was near where an unidentified object wash shot down.
White House: Tesla Will Open Part of its Charging Network in Effort to Expand Electric Vehicle Access
Feb 15, 2023 | CNN
The administration is linking with additional partners like car rental company Hertz and BP gas stations to bring EV fast charging infrastructure to locations across America, including major cities such as Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Almost Half of Children Who Go to ER With Mental Health Crisis Don’t Get the Follow-Up Care They Need, Study Finds
Feb 14, 2023 | CNN
ER staffers may be able to stabilize a child in a mental health care crisis, but research has shown that timely follow-up with a provider is key to their success long-term. Without the proper follow-up, children too often end up back in the ER.
Here’s What We Still Don’t Know About the Shot Down Unidentified Flying Objects
Feb 13, 2023 | CNN
Another unidentified object was shot down over northern Canada on Saturday, marking the third time in a week that US fighter jets have taken down objects in North American airspace. Here's everything we still don't know, and some of the things we do.
Bed Bath and Beyond Closing 87 More Stores, Including These 5 Chicago-Area Locations
Feb 3, 2023 | CNN
“As we continue to work with our advisors to consider multiple paths, we are implementing actions to manage our business as efficiently as possible,” a Bed Bath and Beyond spokesperson said. “This store fleet reduction expands the company’s ongoing closure program.”
Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Ovarian and Other Cancer Deaths, Study Finds
Jan 31, 2023 | CNN
Researchers examined information on the eating habits of people who were part of the UK Biobank, a large biomedical database. Eating patterns were then compared with medical records that listed both diagnoses and deaths from cancer.
Gas Prices Normally Drop in Winter. Why Are They Rising?
Jan 27, 2023 | CNN
All told, the national average has climbed by more than 9% since the end of last year — the biggest increase to start a year since 2009, according to Bespoke Investment Group.
Rare 17-Pound Meteorite Discovered in Antarctica; Chicago Scientist Will Study Sample
Jan 24, 2023 | CNN
The exceptional find is heading to the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, where it will be studied. And Maria Valdes, a research scientist at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Chicago who was part of the expedition team, has kept some of the material for her own analysis.
New 988 Mental Health Crisis Line Sees ‘Eye-Opening’ Increase in First 6 Months, Data Shows
Jan 20, 2023 | CNN
Since transitioning to a new line, in the past six months, about 2.1 million calls, texts and chats to the new 988 number have been routed to a response center and, of those, around 89% were answered by a counselor, according to a CNN analysis of data from SAMHSA, which oversees 988.
Freshwater Fish Are Full of Dangerous ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Study Finds
Jan 19, 2023 | CNN
PFAS are called "forever chemicals" because they fail to break down easily in the environment. Chemicals leach into the nation's drinking water and accumulate in the bodies of fish, shellfish, livestock, dairy and game animals.
Biden Nominates 2 Judges to US District Court in Chicago
Jan 18, 2023 | CNN
CNN has learned that the president’s first slate of judicial nominees this year includes Jeffrey Cummings and LaShonda Hunt for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Retail Chain Party City Files for Bankruptcy
Jan 18, 2023 | CNN
The company said it secured $150 million in financing that will allow it keep its stores open and operations running. As of October, the Company had 761 total Party City stores and 149 temporary Halloween City stores.
Treasury Warned It Would Take 'Extraordinary Measures' Because of the Debt Limit. Here's What That Means
Jan 17, 2023 | CNN
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen formally put Congress on notice last week that the agency will have to start taking "extraordinary measures" after the US reaches its $31.4 trillion debt limit on Thursday.
Tuesday’s Mega Millions Jackpot Soars Above $1 Billion After Months with No Winner
Jan 10, 2023 | CNN
If someone wins Tuesday’s jackpot, it would be the third-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history, the lottery announced in a news release.
Colorado Will Halt Busing of Migrants to New York City and Chicago Following Conversation with Cities’ Mayors, Governor Says
Jan 9, 2023 | CNN
After earlier announcing that Colorado would help asylum-seeking migrants leave the state for their intended destinations, Gov. Jared Polis said the state would not be sending additional buses of migrants to New York City and Chicago following “a very productive conversation” with the mayors of both cities, according to a press release from his office.
‘Surviving R.Kelly’: Final Installment Examines Trial and More Details
Jan 3, 2023 | CNN
“Surviving R. Kelly Part III: The Final Chapter” is a two-part look at the legal fallout Kelly has faced.
A Pregnant Mom Crossed the Rio Grande to Give Her Child a Better Life. Now Her Daughter, Delia Ramirez, Will Be a U.S. Congresswoman
Jan 2, 2023 | CNN
As constant and controversial as conversations around immigration in Washington have become, many lawmakers weighing in don’t have direct personal connections to the issues they’re debating. Delia Ramirez, 39, has lived them her entire life.
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger: I ‘Fear for the Future of This Country’ If Trump Isn’t Charged Over Jan. 6
Jan 1, 2023 | CNN
Outgoing Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Sunday he fears for the future of the country if former President Donald Trump isn’t charged with a crime related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, though he believes the Justice Department will “do the right thing.”
An Afghan Interpreter Risked His Life for US Marines. Now, They’re Fighting So He Can Stay In the US
Dec 30, 2022 | CNN
An Afghan interpreter who served alongside U.S. Marines fled the country with his family over safety concerns. Now, his Special Immigrant Visa was denied for the last time.