University of Arizona shooting: A suspect is in custody after a professor was shot dead on campus

CNN  —  A professor was shot and killed Wednesday on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, authorities said, and a suspect has been arrested. University police first received a call around 2 p.m. local time reporting that a 46-year-old former student had entered the John W. Harshbarger Building, University of Arizona Police Department Chief … Read more

Darya Dugina death: US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow, sources say

Washington CNN  —  The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the Ukrainian government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it … Read more

John Ramirez: Texas executes inmate whose pastor was allowed by SCOTUS to touch him and pray aloud as he died

CNN  —  Texas has executed John Henry Ramirez, whose spiritual adviser was allowed to pray aloud and “lay hands” on him as he died after a US Supreme Court ruling led to new guidelines in his case and in similar requests in prisons across the country. Ramirez, 38, was killed Wednesday evening by lethal injection … Read more

Exclusive: Former trooper being investigated over response to Uvalde school massacre was hired to protect city’s children

Uvalde, Texas CNN  —  The Texas state trooper arrived at Robb Elementary within two minutes of a gunman entering the school and starting his massacre last May. Crimson Elizondo is seen in her Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) uniform, handgun drawn, outside the school building in Uvalde, and then briefly in the hallway on … Read more

OPEC announces big cut in oil production despite US pressure

London CNN Business  —  OPEC+ said Wednesday that it will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day, the biggest cut since the start of the pandemic, in a move that threatens to push gasoline prices higher just weeks before US midterm elections. The group of major oil producers, which includes Saudi Arabia and … Read more

Biden to tour Ian damage in Florida with DeSantis feud on hold for now

CNN  —  President Joe Biden will visit Florida on Wednesday to see first-hand the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian, once again putting a spotlight on his icy relationship with Gov. Ron DeSantis, the combative Republican leader posed to potentially challenge the Democrat for the presidency in 2024. For the time being, Biden and DeSantis have … Read more

US and South Korea test-fire missiles in continued response after North Korea launch

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  The United States and South Korea launched four missiles off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday morning local time, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The test was the allies’ second exercise in under 24 hours, following a provocative test-launch Tuesday morning by neighboring North … Read more

White House launches last ditch effort to dissuade OPEC from cutting oil production to avoid a ‘total disaster’

Washington CNN  —  The Biden administration has launched a full-scale pressure campaign in a last-ditch effort to dissuade Middle Eastern allies from dramatically cutting oil production, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The push comes ahead of Wednesday’s crucial meeting of OPEC+, the international cartel of oil producers that is widely expected to … Read more

A family of 4 is missing after being ‘taken against their will’ in central California, officials say

CNN  —  Police are searching for a suspect they say kidnapped four members of a family in Merced County, California, Monday, investigators said. The missing family includes 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri, her parents Jasleen Kaur and Jasdeep Singh as well as the child’s uncle Amandeep Singh, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on … Read more

CEOs are preparing for a recession, and they don’t think it will be short

New York CNN Business  —  Major CEOs aren’t buying the notion that the US economy could have a soft landing following a series of historically large interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve to fight inflation. According to a survey of 400 leaders of large US companies by consulting firm KPMG, a whopping 91% are … Read more