Tornado causes injuries, damage in Mississippi
A YouTube video shows a tornado on the ground Sunday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
February 10th, 2013
06:47 PM ET

Tornado causes injuries, damage in Mississippi

A tornado has caused at least three injuries and damaged structures in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, officials there say.

At 5:28 p.m. CT, Terry Steed from the Emergency Management District in Hattiesburg confirmed that a tornado was on the ground in Hattiesburg and that there was damage. Brett Carr with the Mississippi Emergency
Management Agency in Marion County said at least three people were injured.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Tornadoes • U.S. • Weather
February 10th, 2013
03:06 PM ET

Ten killed in India festival stampede

At least 10 people died Sunday in a railroad station stampede in northern India as tens of millions flocked to the banks of the Ganges River for a Hindu religious festival, a railway spokesman said.

The crush took place in Allahabad, the site of this year's Kumbh Mela festival, where Hindu pilgrims gather to bathe in the Ganges. Railway spokesman Anil Kumar Saxena blamed overcrowding for the crush, but said details were "sketchy."

There was no immediate comment from police or officials from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. But Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he was "deeply shocked" by the deaths and promised to extend "all possible help" to state authorities.

"I send my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved families and wish those injured a speedy recovery," Singh said in a statement issued by his office.

Kumbh Mela is billed as the world's largest religious gathering and the holiest of Hindu pilgrimages. Devotees believe that washing themselves in the Ganges frees them from past sins.

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Filed under: Hinduism • India • Religion
February 10th, 2013
01:19 PM ET

Horsemeat scandal spirals across Europe

A scandal over horsemeat found in frozen beef products is spiraling across Europe as several governments launch investigations and a company involved says it has determined who "the villain" is.

The police probes and legal maneuvers responding to the discovery are quickly becoming a tangled web - much like the complex supply chain of the meat products themselves.

Swedish food producer Findus has been a focus of the uproar since it announced Thursday that it had withdrawn its lasagna from UK stores as a precaution. The products were pulled Monday after French supplier Comigel raised concerns about the type of meat that was used, Findus Sweden said.

But Findus is only one of several companies that receives products from Comigel. Others inculde Axfood, Coop, and ICA, all of which announced they have pulled certain meat products from the shelves due to the possibility they contain horsemeat.

Comigel has not responded to CNN's repeated requests for comment.

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Filed under: Business • Europe • France • Sweden • World
February 10th, 2013
12:42 PM ET

Paterno family: Freeh report 'factually wrong'

The family of the late Joe Paterno released a report Sunday morning that absolved the coaching great of blame in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and said a prior review commissioned by Penn State University was "factually wrong, speculative and fundamentally flawed. "

Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh put together the new report, the Paterno family said in a written statement.

"The experts determined that the conclusions of the (university) report are based on raw speculation and unsupported opinion - not facts and evidence," Thornburgh said, according to the statement.


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Filed under: College football • Crime • Jerry Sandusky • Joe Paterno • Penn State • Pennsylvania • Sports
February 10th, 2013
04:22 AM ET

LAPD chief: 'I do this not to appease a murderer'

The Los Angeles Police Department will reopen its investigation into the firing of a officer that prompted alleged revenge attacks as the hunt for the man accused of killing three people widened in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains.

Christopher Jordan Dorner declared war on police in a manifesto after being fired by the LAPD and losing appeals to be reinstated, claiming that racism in the police department was behind him losing his job.

"I feel we need to publicly address Dorner's allegations regarding his termination," LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said in a statement released Saturday.

"...I do this not appease a murderer. I do it to reassure the public that their police department is transparent and fair in all things we do."

February 10th, 2013
04:17 AM ET

Northeast digs out after deadly blizzard; Midwest to get next storm

The mammoth blizzard that buried the Northeast under feet of snow has drifted away, leaving millions on a path of hefty recovery.

At least nine deaths in three states and Canada are blamed on the snowstorm, which was spawned by two converging weather systems.

Residents from Pennsylvania to Maine are trying to dig out from as much as 3 feet of snowfall.

"There's just really no place to put the snow," Bostonian Allison Rice said, trying to shovel away what she could.

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Filed under: Connecticut • New Jersey • New York • Rhode Island • U.S. • Weather