Austin hospital shooting: Authorities say there was no active shooter and no injuries reported

CNN  —  Authorities in Austin, Texas, said Friday that there was no active shooter at a local hospital after police responded to a call of “shots fired.” “Officers have secured the scene and it is safe,” Austin police said on Twitter Friday afternoon. “This was not an active shooter incident. No injuries reported, roadways are … Read more

How to protect your 401(k) in a bear market

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on August 29, 2022. Stocks and bonds are trading in bear territory. And given current circumstances, it’s fair to assume the markets will remain volatile for awhile. Interest rates are rising quickly in the US and Europe amid government efforts to tamp … Read more

US imposing ‘swift and severe costs’ on Russia following Putin’s Ukraine annexation

CNN  —  The US is imposing what it describes as “swift and severe costs” on Russia, including sanctions on a figure the Biden administration says is key to Russia’s economy, after President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of regions of Ukraine following what the West casts as “sham referenda.” Putin signed documents on Friday to … Read more

Florida’s home insurance market was a mess before Ian. It’s about to get worse

New York CNN Business  —  Florida homeowners were already facing an expensive and difficult market for home insurance before Hurricane Ian. The devastating storm is about to make things worse — even for those fortunate enough to escape any damage. For the better part of two decades, the nation’s major insurers have wanted as little … Read more

Hurricane Ian starts lashing South Carolina after leaving at least 19 dead and millions without power across Florida

CNN  —  As Florida wakes up Friday to apocalyptic, coast-to-coast damage – with searchers still going door-to-door and millions without power – deadly Hurricane Ian has begun lashing South Carolina, where an expected Friday afternoon landfall threatens more lethal flooding and could be powerful enough to alter the coastal landscape. After killing at least 19 … Read more

US officials troubled by controversial UK tax cut plan

New York CNN  —  US officials are increasingly troubled by the United Kingdom’s proposal to slash taxes at a time of crushing inflation, a plan that has ignited turbulence in financial markets. UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s tax-cut plan has drawn criticism from economists and investors and prompted the Bank of England to calm panicked … Read more

Pentagon working to form new command to coordinate arming and training Ukraine

CNN  —  The Pentagon is working to form a new command to coordinate arming and training Ukraine, according to two US officials, in an effort to streamline what was a largely ad hoc process rapidly created in the wake of Russia’s invasion. The new command, which would be based at Wiesbaden in Germany, would fall … Read more

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CNN  —  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers Thursday about severe illnesses in people with monkeypox. The alert comes as Ohio reported that an individual with monkeypox has died – the third known death of a patient with monkeypox in the United States. Ohio listed … Read more

Eliza Fletcher: Memphis teacher died from a gunshot wound to the back of her head, autopsy reveals

CNN  —  Eliza Fletcher, the Memphis teacher who was abducted while on an early morning jog earlier this month, died from a gunshot wound to the back of her head and blunt force injury, according to an autopsy report obtained by CNN affiliate WHBQ. “Autopsy examination revealed a perforating gunshot wound of the head,” the … Read more

Trump attorney and adviser testified before Georgia grand jury investigating election interference

CNN  —  Boris Epshteyn, an attorney and adviser to former President Donald Trump, testified before a Georgia grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election, according to two people familiar with the matter. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sought Epshteyn’s testimony as part of her probe into efforts by Trump and his allies … Read more