Lawsuit alleges investor Leon Black raped a woman inside Jeffrey Epstein’s home

Lawsuit alleges investor Leon Black raped a woman inside Jeffrey Epstein’s home

New York CNN Business — Billionaire investor Leon Black has been sued by a woman alleging he “brutal[ly]” raped her at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in spring 2002. Cheri Pierson names both Black — the co-founder and former CEO of private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management — and the estate of the late Epstein as … Read more

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday. But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to witness

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.  But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to witness

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old’s request to let her witness her father’s execution on Tuesday, when the state of Missouri is scheduled to put him to death for the 2005 murder of police Sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri … Read more

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: More than 100 women murdered in Italy so far this year

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: More than 100 women murdered in Italy so far this year

CNN — More than 100 women have been murdered in Italy so far this year, with almost half of them killed by their intimate partner or ex-partner, the Italian police said. Released on Friday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the report lists the names and details of death … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger rises and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of budging

China zero-Covid: As anger rises and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of budging

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Beijing CNN — Zhou, an auto dealer in northeastern China, last saw his father alive in a video chat on the … Read more

Pictures this week: November 17-24, 2022

Pictures this week: November 17-24, 2022

Leia-jhene Seals hugs RJ Lewis during a vigil Sunday, November 20, at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Seals was performing the night before when a shooter opened fire in the Club Q nightclub. RJ Sangosti/AP Published 6:15 PM EST, Thu November 24, 2022 Five people were killed and at least 19 … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN — President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his largest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … 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

Coy Gibbs, co-owner of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at 49

Coy Gibbs, co-owner of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at 49

CNN — Coy Gibbs, co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, son of team patriarch Joe Gibbs and father of NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs, has died at the age of 49, the racing team announced. “It is with great sorrow that Joe Gibbs Racing confirms that Coy Gibbs (co-owner) went to be with the Lord in his … Read more

Palestinian activists threaten ‘regional war’ as fury erupts against Israel — and their own leaders

Palestinian activists threaten ‘regional war’ as fury erupts against Israel — and their own leaders

Jenin Refugee Camp, West Bank CNN — Four US-made M4 Carbine rifles lean against the back of the sofa. The young men, mostly dressed in black civilian clothes, are relaxed and chatty. Neighbors pop their heads in to say hello through a door open to the street. Which is odd. Because these men are being … Read more

Iran protests: security forces crackdown on Nika Shahkarami mourners at ceremony

Iran protests: security forces crackdown on Nika Shahkarami mourners at ceremony

CNN — Mourners gathering to commemorate the 40th day since the death of Nika Shahkarami, an Iranian teenager who went missing on September 20 after attending protests in the capital Tehran, were met with gunfire and tear gas by security forces, according to video posted on social media and geolocated by CNN. Video apparent showed … Read more