Tampa police chief placed on leave after flashing badge during traffic stop

Tampa police chief placed on leave after flashing badge during traffic stop

CNN — Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor has been placed on administrative leave after body camera footage taken from a traffic stop last month revealed she told a deputy she was “hoping that you’ll just let us go tonight” and flashed her badge. O’Connor was a passenger in a golf cart, which was pulled over … Read more

Venezuela and Chevron sign oil contract in Caracas

Venezuela and Chevron sign oil contract in Caracas

CNN — The Venezuelan government and American oil company Chevron have signed a contract in Caracas on Friday to resume operations in Venezuela, according to the country’s state broadcaster VTV. “This contract aims to continue with the productive and development activities in this energy sector, framed within our Constitution and the Venezuelan laws that govern … Read more

US adds Russian mercenary firm Wagner Group to entities of concern under International Religious Freedom Act

US adds Russian mercenary firm Wagner Group to entities of concern under International Religious Freedom Act

CNN — The Biden administration is adding the Wagner Group, an infamous private Russian military firm, to the list of Entities of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act “based on its actions in the Central African Republic,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday. In addition, Cuba and Nicaragua were added … Read more

Alleged serial killer in custody and charged in killings of 4 Indigenous women in Canada, police say

Alleged serial killer in custody and charged in killings of 4 Indigenous women in Canada, police say

CNN — Authorities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, believe the murders of four Indigenous women came at the hands of an alleged serial killer now in custody in Canada. Jeremy Anthony Michael Skibicki, 35, of Winnipeg, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of the women, a news release from the Winnipeg … Read more

CNN Poll: Warnock holds a narrow edge over Walker in final undecided Senate contest

CNN Poll: Warnock holds a narrow edge over Walker in final undecided Senate contest

CNN — In the final undecided Senate contest of 2022, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia holds a narrow lead over Republican challenger Herschel Walker among those likely to vote in a runoff election Tuesday, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. The survey shows that Walker faces widespread questions about his honesty … Read more

Judge orders rural Arizona county to certify midterm elections

Judge orders rural Arizona county to certify midterm elections

CNN — An Arizona judge has ordered a rural county to certify its midterm results no later than 5 pm local time Thursday. Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley told members of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors that they have a “non-discretionary” duty to carry out the certification. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, along … Read more

Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

CNN — US President Joe Biden is taking part in a flurry of events as part of his first state visit since taking office, welcoming the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse, Brigitte Macron, on Thursday. The Macrons’ trip to the White House marks their second time as the guests of honor … 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

Pelé’s daughter calms fears over Brazilian football star’s hospitalization, saying it’s not an emergency

Pelé’s daughter calms fears over Brazilian football star’s hospitalization, saying it’s not an emergency

CNN — Brazilian football legend Pelé has been hospitalized to receive treatment for an ongoing medical condition, his daughter Kely Nascimento said on Instagram. She captioned the post after reports emerged that Pelé’s health deteriorated, saying, “Hello Friends. The media is freaking out again and I want to calm down the rumors here. My dad … Read more