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

Garland: DOJ wants ‘all’ transcripts and evidence in House January 6 probe

Garland: DOJ wants ‘all’ transcripts and evidence in House January 6 probe

CNN — The Justice Department is seeking access to “all” transcripts and other evidence collected in the House January 6, 2021, investigation, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. The comments from Garland, in response to a question from CNN’s Evan Perez, nodded to the monthslong effort by the department to access the witness testimony the … 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

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

Iran: Khamenei’s niece arrested after calling for foreign govts to cut ties with regime

Iran: Khamenei’s niece arrested after calling for foreign govts to cut ties with regime

CNN — Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been arrested after calling on foreign governments to cut all ties with the Iranian government. Moradkhani was arrested on Wednesday when she went to the prosecutor’s office in response to a court order, according to a tweet from her brother Mahmoud … Read more

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by … Read more

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

CNN — Ex-magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll sued to form President Donald Trump for battery and defamation under a new New York law that allows adults alleging sexual assault to bring claims years after the attack. Carroll filed the lawsuit Thursday, the first day that civil lawsuits can be brought under the new law, the … Read more