House Republicans seek testimony from Twitter employees

House Republicans seek testimony from Twitter employees

CNN — House Republicans say they will seek congressional testimony from top Twitter employees who oversaw the company’s handling of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s laptop in public hearings when Republicans officially reclaim control of the House in the next Congress, indicating that probes into digital content moderation will figure prominently. On … Read more

Rudy Giuliani: Ethics charges for election fraud claims take major step forward with trial-like hearing in DC

Rudy Giuliani: Ethics charges for election fraud claims take major step forward with trial-like hearing in DC

CNN — Facing possible professional sanctions, Rudy Giuliani described on Monday the Trump campaign’s legal strategy for challenging the 2020 election results and how the former New York mayor had hoped to frame up an eventual case for the US Supreme Court. Giuliani is outlining his involvement in orchestrating the post-election legal strategy to form … Read more

Brittany Higgins: Rape case that shook Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

Brittany Higgins: Rape case that shook Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

Sydney, Australia CNN — Prosecutors in Australia have ended high-profile legal action against a former government staffer accused of raping a colleague inside Parliament House, saying a retrial would pose a “significant and unacceptable risk” to the woman’s life. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) director of public prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, told reporters Friday that the … Read more

Trump Org. attorneys point fingers at former CFO in closing arguments of fraud case

Trump Org.  attorneys point fingers at former CFO in closing arguments of fraud case

CNN — Closing arguments began Thursday in the Trump Organization tax fraud trial, where defense attorneys blamed the alleged criminal tax schemes on former CFO Allen Weisselberg, who’s already pleaded guilty to 15 counts in the case. “Weisselberg did it for Weisselberg,” defense attorney Michael van der Veen told jurors Thursday – a mantra defense … Read more

Uvalde survivors file class action lawsuit seeking $27 billion from law enforcement entities, school district and others

Uvalde survivors file class action lawsuit seeking  billion from law enforcement entities, school district and others

CNN — Survivors of the fatal mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, have filed a $27 billion class action lawsuit against multiple law enforcement agencies in Texas, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Austin, names the city, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, the school district’s … Read more

Jeffrey Epstein estate reaches $105 million settlement with US Virgin Islands

Jeffrey Epstein estate reaches 5 million settlement with US Virgin Islands

CNN — A nine-figure settlement between the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and the US Virgin Islands has been signed, according to the islands’ attorney general. Epstein’s estate – as well as two co-defendants and 10 Epstein-created entities – will disburse over $105 million cash to the US Virgin Islands government, US Virgin Islands Attorney General … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

CNN — The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a death row inmate’s request for a stay of his execution after hearing arguments that racial discrimination played a role in his prosecution for the murder of a police officer. With Kevin Johnson set to be executed Tuesday, he will appeal to the United States Supreme Court, … Read more

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by the police’ as protests spread across China

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by the police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business — Edward Lawrence, a journalist at the BBC, was arrested by police in Shanghai at the scene of protests on Sunday night, according to the BBC and as captured on what appears to be mobile phone footage of the arrest. While he has since been released, a BBC spokesperson has expressed extreme concern … Read more

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

Suspect in Buffalo Tops mass shooting expected to plead guilty in court today, victims’ attorney says

Suspect in Buffalo Tops mass shooting expected to plead guilty in court today, victims’ attorney says

CNN — The suspect accused of killing 10 people at a grocery store in an efficiently Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, earlier this year is expected to plead guilty to state murder charges Monday, according to a victims’ attorney. Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old white man, is scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 am … Read more