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2,800 flights canceled Sunday as winter storm slams East Coast

A powerful winter storm packs rain, sleet and snow in the East Coast

Originally Published: 15 JAN 22 17:45 ET Updated: 16 JAN 22 15:14 ET By Ramishah Maruf, CNN Business (CNN) -- Airlines have so far canceled 2,800 flights Sunday as a powerful winter storm packing rain, sleet and snow is poised…

FBI identifies hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue

Originally Published: 16 JAN 22 00:29 ET Updated: 16 JAN 22 14:04 ET By Alaa Elassar, Michelle Watson and Alanne Orjoux, CNN (CNN) -- The FBI on Sunday identified Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British national, as the man who…

'Scream' dethrones 'Spider-Man' with a solid box office debut

Originally Published: 16 JAN 22 11:31 ET By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business (CNN) -- Even Spider-Man isn't safe from Ghostface. Paramount's "Scream" — the fifth installment in the long running slasher franchise — notched an estimated $30.6 million at the…

Celine Dion cancels remaining shows of Courage World Tour

Dion cancels due to ongoing health issues

Originally Published: 16 JAN 22 10:22 ET By Sana Noor Haq, CNN (CNN) -- Celine Dion has announced the cancellation of the remaining 16 shows of her world tour, due to ongoing health issues. The Canadian singer said she was…

Tiffany Haddish arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police say

Officers responded to a call regarding a driver asleep at the wheel on the roadway

Originally Published: 15 JAN 22 15:46 ET By Emma Tucker and Amy Simonson, CNN (CNN) -- Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish was arrested in Georgia early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to local police. Officers responded…

The CDC updated its mask guidelines

What to know about 'the highest level of protection'

Originally Published: 15 JAN 22 06:40 ET Updated: 15 JAN 22 07:19 ET By Kristen Rogers, Parija Kavilanz and Amanda Sealy, CNN (CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its mask guidelines to recommend that…

A medical first: Man receives transplant of genetically modified pig heart

A 57-year-old man with terminal heart disease is doing well after receiving transplant

Originally Published: 10 JAN 22 18:46 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 14:05 ET By Katherine Dillinger, CNN (CNN) -- A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant…

FEMA administrator to announce expanded flexibility for National Guard's help

This is in response to the staffing shortages at hospitals

Originally Published: 14 JAN 22 10:24 ET By Betsy Klein, CNN (CNN) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell is set to announce at Friday's White House press briefing new steps from the Biden administration to help alleviate staffing…

Many hospitals halt non-urgent procedures

They rely on the National Guard as Covid-19 hospitalizations rise

Originally Published: 14 JAN 22 03:43 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 06:10 ET By Travis Caldwell, CNN (CNN) -- As Covid-19 hospitalizations reach new highs, more states and health care systems are cutting back services that aren't urgent and relying…

House passes voting legislation that includes two voting bills

The House approved this measure ahead of President Biden's visit to Capitol Hill

Originally Published: 13 JAN 22 06:04 ET Updated: 13 JAN 22 11:30 ET By Clare Foran, CNN (CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Thursday passed voting legislation ahead of a visit from President Joe Biden to Capitol Hill to…

19 states have fewer than 15% of ICU beds left

Health care staffing shortages complicate care

Originally Published: 13 JAN 22 03:47 ET Updated: 13 JAN 22 08:51 ET By Travis Caldwell, CNN (CNN) -- As a record number of Americans are infected with Covid-19, largely due to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, some states' health…

January is human trafficking prevention and awareness month

"It's a horrible crime, I can't think of too many crimes that are worse than this. People need to be aware that it's out there and it is in our backyard,"

VICTORIA, Texas - January is human trafficking prevention and awareness month. With Texas ranking number 2 in human trafficking cases nationwide, the Texas Department of Family and Protective…