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'The Bachelor' recap: The highs and lows of 'hometown' week, including a shocking exit

"The Bachelor" hometowns saw highs and lows, including a self-elimination nobody – maybe even the contestant in question – could have seen coming.      
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Severe storms possible for parts of Central US
A Central US storm system will bring snow for the Rockies along with rain and storms for parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Meanwhile, the Southeast will see springlike temperatures. CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the details.
Taiwan Hails Republican Bill to Formalize U.S. Ties, but Experts See Flaws
Representatives Tom Tiffany and Scott Perry have called for a scrapping of the United States' long-standing one-China policy and the resumption of formal ties with Taipei.
The Pope's Iraq trip could be his most dangerous yet. But the country's dwindling Christian minority hopes it heals their wounds
The Vatican bills the pope's visit as 'an act of love' despite growing pandemic and security risks. It's a message that resonates with what's left of Iraq's Christians.
The Pope's Iraq trip could be his most dangerous yet. But the country's dwindling Christian minority hopes it heals their wounds
Attending to the Baghdad church where he works as a caretaker, Natiq Anwar relives the most horrific experience of his life each and every day.
Biden’s US-Mexico border pullback creating ‘roads for the cartels,’ Arizona sheriff says: report
The U.S.-Mexico border region in Arizona is becoming less secure since President Biden took office, a sheriff is alleging, according to a report.
India's Covaxin vaccine is 81% effective, early data shows
Biden vs. Texas: What the public cares about are vaccines and results 
Washington is obsessed with process arguments, while Americans want to know when they can get vaccinated
The Real World Homecoming: New York Is a Bittersweet Glimpse at Everything Reality TV Could’ve Been
The original New York cast's reunion raises the question: was a better, alternate version of reality TV possible?
Biden’s bungled claims about the Hispanic population
Biden said Hispanics are the fastest-growing population group, but census data shows they have taken second place to Asian Americans.
Yankees’ Mike Ford hasn’t lost ‘confidence hitting’
TAMPA — Mike Ford is aware of the players the Yankees brought into camp on minor league deals, including established veterans such as Jay Bruce and Derek Dietrich — both lefty swingers who can play first base, just like Ford. “I always try to perform, especially when I’ve got a little chip on my shoulder,’’...
Oldest known mummification how-to guide reveals gruesome embalming details
An ancient Egyptian papyrus version of "Mummification for Dummies" has been revealed by a Danish Egyptologist as the oldest how-to guide yet found.
Two SUVs breached US-Mexico border in California – then crashed, burned in separate accidents: reports
Two SUVs involved in separate accidents in California on Tuesday entered the U.S. from Mexico through a 10-foot gap in a border barrier, federal authorities said Wednesday, according to a report.
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Video shows dramatic escalation of violence in Myanmar
Myanmar saw a dramatic escalation in violence against protesters as at least 38 people were killed when Myanmar's security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters in towns and cities across the country. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
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Former police chief is facing charges over fires authorities say were linked to people he had disagreements with
A former Maryland police chief is facing multiple arson and attempted murder charges in connection with 11 fires spanning from 2011 to 2020, according to a news release from the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department.
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Johnson plans to delay $1.9T COVID relief bill by having all 600 pages read
Sen. Ron Johnson, R- Wis., said in an interview Wednesday that he plans on delaying the vote on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill by requesting that Senate clerks read what he called a 600-700 page “Democratic boondoggle.”
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A dramatic rescue saves more than 30 crewmembers from a sinking ship off Nova Scotia
More than 30 crew members were rescued via helicopters and naval vessels after a fire erupted on their ship roughly 130 miles from the Canadian coastline, according to a statement from the US Coast Guard.
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Creighton coach Greg McDermott apologizes again for ‘awful mistake’
VILLANOVA, Pa. — Creighton coach Greg McDermott said he made an “awful mistake” for using language that caused pain for the players “that look to me as a mentor and as a leader.” He was on the bench for the Bluejays for the first time since he apologized on social media for urging his players...
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March 3 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases continue to rise. Follow here for the latest.
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Just one Republican backed the ‘George Floyd’ police reform bill. He ‘accidentally pressed the wrong voting button.’
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Tex.), a staunchly conservative backer of former president Donald Trump, quickly clarified on Twitter that he had accidentally voted for the Democrats' sweeping police bill.
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Bryson DeChambeau’s par-5 experiment at Arnold Palmer Invitational didn’t go so well
ORLANDO, Fla. — “Everybody wants to see this,” Bryson DeChambeau said as he teed his ball up on the 555-yard sixth hole at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill during his pro-am practice round on Wednesday. DeChambeau gave it a go, trying to drive the green on the par-5, which bends around a large...
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South Korea’s first known transgender soldier found dead
South Korea’s first known transgender soldier — who was discharged from the military last year — was found dead in her home on Wednesday, officials said. Byun Hui-su was found by rescue workers after local mental health counselors reported she had not responded for days, according to Shin Jeong-hwan, a fire department official in the...
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How to Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey Interview
The couple's tell-all interview with Oprah will be broadcast to a global audience, laying bare their experiences at the heart of the royal family.
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'I just wanted to come out here and give them a show': James Harden records triple-double in return to Houston
James Harden's return to Houston drew a mixed response from Rockets fans as they watched him record a triple-double against their reeling team.      
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Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes
A San Diego judge said Kellen Winslow II preyed on especially vulnerable women, including a homeless woman and an unconscious teen.
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Sweden: Terrorism eyed after ax attack injures 8
A man armed with an ax attacked and injured eight people in a southern Swedish town Wednesday before being shot and arrested, police said.
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Nic Claxton’s Nets breakout continues: ‘Outstanding’
Either Nic Claxton is enjoying Texas, or he’s having a breakthrough. After putting up a career-high 17 points in Monday’s win at San Antonio, Claxton had a 16-point encore Wednesday night in Houston to close the first half of the Nets’ season. He added a career-high eight rebounds in just 16 minutes off the bench....
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Associated Press Journalist and 5 Others Charged by Myanmar’s Military Government
A lawyer for journalist Thein Zaw said he faces up to three years in prison for violating a public order law
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Tennessee joint operation recovers 150 missing kids
A total of 150 missing children from Tennessee have been recovered during a months-long joint law enforcement operation, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) on Wednesday. 
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Chris D'Elia issues denial after lawsuit accuses comedian of sexually exploiting teen
Comedian Chris D'Elia has been accused of soliciting child pornography and engaging in sexual relations with a 17-year-old.
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Cuomo rips de Blasio, NYC amid apology over sex harassment claims
Gov. Andrew Cuomo took time to take a swipe at Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City during a press briefing Wednesday where he repeatedly apologized over sexual harassment accusations leveled against him by three women.
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Girl raises money for own brain surgery
A 7-year-old Alabama girl is raising money for her own brain surgery by running a lemonade stand. So far, the girl's stand has taken in more than $12,000 in donations, and an online fundraiser has pulled in more than $290,000. (March 4)      
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Roger Stone dances in pro-Trump rap video
Roger Stone stars in a pro-Trump music video shot over the weekend of Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports.
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Man charged with gun possession after threatening to ‘shoot up’ Bronx hospital
A man allegedly threatened to “shoot up” a Bronx hospital on Wednesday and was arrested on gun possession charges, police said. Christopher Mills, 18, of Mount Vernon, is accused of making the threat at Montefiore Medical Center after not being allowed to visit his just-deceased grandmother because of COVID-19 protocols, police sources said. Hospital staffers...
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Alec Baldwin deactives Twitter account: 'Onward with Instagram'
Alec Baldwin, known for appearing on "Saturday Night Live," has announced that he's deleted his Twitter account and turned to Instagram.
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What to watch on Thursday: ‘Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests’
Thursday, March 4, 2021 | “The Walrus and the Whistleblower” on Discovery Plus.
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With the clock ticking, Georgia lawmakers want the state to end daylight saving time
Last week, Georgia's Senate passed a bill 46-7 that would end the state's observance of daylight saving time.
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Colorado murder trial witness is shot, killed; police offer reward for info
A Colorado woman who was set to testify next week in the murder trial of a defendant accused of killing a pregnant woman in 2013 was herself found shot and killed at a Denver intersection last Thursday, according to a report.
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USC obliterates Stanford 79-42 to stay on pace for Pac-12 title
USC cruised to a 79-42 victory over Stanford on Wednesday at Galen Center to keep on pace for the Pac-12 regular season title.
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Ronny Jackson and the 'former guy'
As with so many chapters in the Trump saga, the tale of the former White House physician -- described by subordinates as a 'tyrant' who had "tantrums," made "sexual and denigrating comments" and allegedly drank on the job, according to Pentagon watchdog's report--illustrates the strange way that the former president either attracts people who share his bullying and deceptive ways, or shapes them to fit the mold, writes Michael D'Antonio.
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Dennis Schroder and short-handed Lakers can't complete comeback in loss to Kings
Playing for the first time this season without LeBron James, Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell and Kyle Kuzma get close, but can't lift Lakers past Kings.
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Alec Baldwin quits Twitter, says it’s full of ‘a–holes’
Alec Baldwin on Wednesday deactivated his Twitter account — complaining the social media platform is full of “a–holes.” The 62-year-old actor made the decision after getting skewered on Twitter for commenting about Gillian Anderson’s use of an American accent while accepting a Golden Globe on Sunday. The former “30 Rock” star fumed that Twitter is...
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California will reserve 40% of COVID-19 vaccine for needy in push to speed reopenings
California will reserve 40% of COVID-19 vaccine for needy in push to speed reopenings
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Susan Collins says she’ll back Biden pick Deb Haaland for Interior secretary
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Wednesday that she will vote to confirm U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico to become secretary of the interior.
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Capitol Police Uncover ‘Possible Plot’ Against Congress by Far-Right Militia
Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday
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Defining Fights: UFC 259's Petr Yan
MMA Junkie's Simon Head takes a look back through the fights that helped define the career of UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan.      Related StoriesUFC 259 breakdown: Aljamain Sterling can finish Petr Yan by submission. But will he?Defining Fights: UFC 259's Aljamain SterlingUFC 259 pre-event facts: Israel Adesanya's champ-champ attempt comes with a twist 
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Ingraham: Best way to respond to 'disappearing goalposts' of Biden, Fauci is 'just ignore them'
If it were up to the Biden administration and the medical establishment, Laura Ingraham alleged Wednesday, America would never return to normal from the coronavirus pandemic "because they didn't like the old normal."
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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Claims Biden Called Middle America 'Neanderthals'— Did He?
President Joe Biden said that "the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking" while discussing the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Texas and Mississippi on Wednesday.
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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Silencing free speech -- when the First Amendment is not enforced, this can happen
Last week produced news about the suppression of speech on university campuses.
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