Mass shootings in the US: 2022 could be the second-highest year

Mass shootings in the US: 2022 could be the second-highest year

CNN — This year is likely to be the second-highest year for mass shootings in the United States on record, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit that tracks gun violence incidents across the country. The Gun Violence Archive, like CNN, defines a mass shooting as one in which at least … Read more

This award-winning poem was written for the Pulse shooting victims. It’s sadly relevant again

This award-winning poem was written for the Pulse shooting victims.  It’s sadly relevant again

CNN — In times of grief, we often turn to poets to describe the indescribable. Last Wednesday, writer John Keene put on a tuxedo and won a National Book Award for a new poetry collection that includes his poem “Pulse,” a tribute to the people killed and wounded in 2016 at the Pulse nightclub, a … Read more

Shipping giant Maersk settles lawsuit filed by student allegedly raped at sea

Shipping giant Maersk settles lawsuit filed by student allegedly raped at sea

CNN — Shipping giant Maersk has settled a lawsuit filed by a former US Merchant Marine Academy student who says she was raped while working on the company’s ship when she was 19 years old. The company’s US subsidiary Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announced the settlement with USMMA graduate Hope Hicks for an undisclosed amount … Read more

Three Israelis killed in attack in occupied West Bank

Three Israelis killed in attack in occupied West Bank

Jerusalem CNN — At least three Israelis were killed and another three wounded when a Palestinian man went on a rampage near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. The attack took place in multiple locations near the Israeli settlement of Ariel. The Israel Defense Forces and Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) … Read more

Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin applauds murder of former fighter

Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin applauds murder of former fighter

CNN — Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose Wagner Group is heavily involved in the fighting in Ukraine, has applauded a video in which a former member of the group is brutally murdered. The video surfaced over the weekend on the Gray Zone Telegram channel, which frequently showcases the activities of mercenary fighters of the Wagner … Read more

Sandy Hook memorial opens to public, nearly 10 years after 26 killed in elementary school shooting

Sandy Hook memorial opens to public, nearly 10 years after 26 killed in elementary school shooting

CNN — A memorial honoring the 20 first graders and six educators killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public on Sunday, nearly a month before the 10-year commemoration. The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial, designed by Dan Affleck and Ben Waldo, was unveiled publicly in Newtown, Connecticut where the mass shooting … Read more

Brussels stabbing attack kills officer, local police say

Brussels stabbing attack kills officer, local police say

CNN — A stabbing attack in Brussels which led to the death of least one police officer is “suspected to be terror-related,” authorities said on Thursday. “It is suspected to be terror-related. It has naturally to be confirmed by the inquiry,” the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s spokesperson Eric Van Duyse told CNN. The incident on Thursday … Read more

Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly half a billion dollars to Sandy Hook families in additional punitive damages

Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly half a billion dollars to Sandy Hook families in additional punitive damages

New York CNN Business — A Connecticut judge on Thursday ordered right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay an additional $473 million in punitive damages over the lies he told about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis awarded the families over $323 million in common law punitive damages … Read more

Grand jury returns federal indictment against Paul Pelosi’s alleged attacker

Grand jury returns federal indictment against Paul Pelosi’s alleged attacker

CNN — A grand jury has returned a federal indictment charging David DePape, the man accused of violently attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in late October, with attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault of an immediate family member of a federal official. “If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 30 years … Read more

Les Moonves, CBS to pay $30 million in settlement with NY AG over sexual misconduct allegations

Les Moonves, CBS to pay  million in settlement with NY AG over sexual misconduct allegations

New York CNN Business — Leslie Moonves, former chief executive officer of CBS, and CBS reached a $30.5 million settlement with the office of the attorney general of New York, Letitia James, on Wednesday. The settlement is a part of an investigation by the state alleging that “CBS and its senior leadership knew about multiple … Read more