Shreveport police chief mourns an unarmed Black man shot dead by one of his officers as state police investigate | CNN

CNN — Louisiana authorities are investigating the deadly shooting of an unarmed Black man by a Shreveport officer and hope eventually to release police footage of the encounter, said state police leading a probe of the encounter. Alonzo Bagley, 43, was shot and killed Friday night after police responded to a domestic disturbance at an … Read more

Jill Biden’s State of the Union guests include Tyre Nichols’ parents, Bono, Ukraine ambassador, Paul Pelosi | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Paul Pelosi, Tyre Nichols’ parents, U2 star Bono, Monterey Park shooting hero Brandon Tsay, Ukraine’s ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova and a Holocaust survivor are among those headed to the US Capitol Tuesday evening where President Joe Biden is set to deliver his State of the Union address. Biden’s remarks will both … Read more

‘He was one of these rockstars’: Former FBI agents shocked at the indictment of one of their own | CNN Politics

Washington CNN — The insular world of FBI counterintelligence agents was rocked last month when one of their own, Charles F. McGonigal, formerly the FBI’s top counterintelligence official in New York, was indicted for allegedly selling access to Russian and Albanian officials in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. After retiring from … Read more

Judge suggests abortion might be protected by 13th Amendment despite Supreme Court ruling

Agnes Scott College student Jordan Simi (C) participates in a chant during a pro-abortion rights march and rally held in reaction to the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later … Read more

George Santos denies sexual harassment accusation from ex-prospective staffer

Representative George Santos, a Republican from New York, arrives for a vote at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Republican Rep. George Santos on Monday denied groping a former prospective staffer in his congressional office, calling the sexual harassment allegation “comical.” Santos, … Read more

Neo-Nazi and woman charged with conspiring to attack Maryland power grid

Brandon Russell is seen in this mugshot from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office via AP An admitted neo-Nazi and a Maryland woman were arrested and charged with plotting to attack several electrical substations in the Baltimore area, federal authorities announced Monday. Prosecutors said the admitted neo-Nazi, Brandon Clint Russell, 27, and … Read more

‘Phishing-as-a-service’ kits are driving an uptick in theft: What you can learn from one business owner’s story

Cody Mullenaux and his family. Mullenaux was the victim of a sophisticated wire fraud scheme that has resulted in $120,000 being stolen Courtesy: Cody Mullenaux Banks have spent enormous amounts on cybersecurity and fraud detection but what happens when criminal tactics are sophisticated enough to even fool bank employees? For Cody Mullenaux, it meant having … Read more

National Enquirer sold to group that includes indicted ex-MoviePass chairman

In this photo illustration, celebrity gossip dominates the cover of a National Enquirer magazine on April 11, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The National Enquirer, the tabloid at the center of several scandals involving former President Donald Trumpwill be sold to a joint venture involving Theodore Farnsworth, the former MoviePass chairman … Read more

A mom took her dog for a walk in northern England last week. Her partner says she ‘vanished into thin air’ | CNN

London CNN — On a cold January morning, a mother-of-two dropped her young daughters off at school before taking her springer spaniel for their usual walk by the river. Mortgage broker Nicola Bulley greeted fellow dog walkers as she took a route along the River Wyre in Lancashire, northern England, police believe. During the walk, … Read more

Massachusetts police on the hunt for 200-pound stolen Shrek statue | CNN

CNN — Shrek is love, Shrek is life, Shrek is… missing? Police in Hatfield, Massachusetts, have launched a search for a 200-pound statue of the cinema ogre after it was reported missing from its home. The Hatfield Police Department posted an alert about the absent ogre on Facebook on Wednesday. They included a photo of … Read more

Alex Murdaugh hid settlement of more than $4 million from family of his late housekeeper, her son testifies | CNN

CNN — Disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh never told the family of his late housekeeper that he collected more than $4 million in insurance settlements after she fell at his home, according to testimony at his double murder trial Friday. Outside the presence of the jury, Judge Clifton Newman heard testimony about Murdaugh’s alleged … Read more

Another Memphis police officer terminated, two first responders suspended in the wake of Tyre Nichols’ death | CNN

CNN — Another Memphis police officer has been fired and two first responders had their licenses suspended following the violent arrest and death of Tyre Nichols last month, officials announced Friday. The former police officer, Preston Hemphill, was relieved of his duties for violating multiple departmental policies, including personal conduct and truthfulness, the Memphis Police … Read more

Eurasian eagle-owl escapes Central Park Zoo enclosure after exhibit vandalized | CNN

CNN — Authorities at New York’s Central Park Zoo are scrambling to recapture an Eurasian eagle-owl that escaped after its enclosure was vandalized. Officials discovered Flaco’s exhibit was vandalized and the stainless steel mesh was cut on Thursday night, the zoo said in a statement. The New York City Mayor’s Office initially said the bird … Read more

New York office of Rep. George Santos vandalized with graffiti, police say

U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-NY) leaves the Capitol Hill Club as members of the press follow him on January 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images The New York district office of U.S. Rep. George Santos was vandalized with graffiti that spelled out a tri-lingual string of vulgarities … Read more

2 arrested in central California shooting that left 6 dead, including mother clutching 10-month-old son | CNN

CNN — Two suspects were taken into custody, one after a shootout, in a “cartel-style” massacre last month that left six people dead in central California, including a young mother and her 10-month-old sonauthorities announced Friday. The suspects, identified in charging documents as Angel Uriarte, 35, and Noah Beard, 25, are known members of the … Read more

New Mexico grand jury indicts failed GOP candidate accused of shooting at Democratic officials’ homes | CNN

CNN — The failed GOP candidate accused of shooting at Democratic officials’ homes in Alburquerque, New Mexico, was indicted by a grand jury on 14 counts of shooting and firearms charges, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office announced in a statement Monday. Solomon Pena is currently in jail awaiting trial after being accused of hiring … Read more

Ohio police fatally shot a man they say drove at them. Family says he was just trying to clean his dead grandmother’s home | CNN

CNN — Police investigating a burglary report in Ohio fatally shot a man they allege drove a minivan toward them – an account disputed by his relatives, who say he didn’t drive at them, and that he was just there to clean out his dead grandmother’s apartment. Relatives of Joe Frasure, 28, say they want … Read more

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios avoids conviction for assault | CNN

Hong Kong CNN — Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has avoided a criminal conviction despite pleading guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend, CNN affiliate Nine News reported on Friday. Appearing at Canberra Magistrates Court, the 27-year-old tennis player admitted to shoving his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari, after an argument outside her apartment on January 10, 2021, … Read more

Former principal of Virginia school where boy, 6, allegedly shot teacher denies knowing child had gun on day of shooting | CNN

CNN — An attorney for Briana Foster Newton, the former principal at Richneck Elementary School, said on Thursday her client didn’t know that a 6-year-old student had a gun at the school the day he allegedly shot a teacher. Newton was reassigned after the first grader allegedly shot his teacher, Abby Zwerner, inside a classroom … Read more

CFO of Alex Murdaugh’s former law firm testifies she confronted him about missing funds the morning his wife and son were killed | CNN

CNN — The double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh continued Thursday with testimony about the disgraced attorney’s alleged financial crimes, which prosecutors have suggested were about to be revealed when Murdaugh allegedly killed his wife and son in an effort to distract from those schemes. The testimony of Jeanne Seckinger, the chief financial officer of … Read more

Iranian couple handed prison sentence for dancing in the streets | CNN

CNN — An Iranian couple, both social media influencers, have been given lengthy prison sentences after a video emerged of them dancing in a main square in the capital Tehran. In a video shared widely on social media, Astiyazh Haghighi, 21, is seen dancing without a headscarf with her fiancé Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, 22, in … Read more

Prosecutors play video that could undermine Alex Murdaugh’s claim he was not at the scene of killings | CNN

CNN — Prosecutors in the murder trial of Alex Murdaugh played footage in court Wednesday that could undercut the disgraced former attorney’s claim he was not present at the scene of the killings when his wife and son were murdered. Court proceeded Wednesday with the continued testimony of Lt. David Britton Dove, a supervisor in … Read more

FBI searching Biden home in Rehoboth, Delaware, in classified documents probe

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden walk on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on November 7, 2021. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images FBI agents on Wednesday are searching the Rehoboth, Delaware, beach home of President Joe Biden as part of an investigation into the previous discovery of classified documents at other locations … Read more

Cohen says he handed over phones to Manhattan DA | CNN Politics

Washington CNN — Michael Cohenformer President Donald Trump’s former attorney, has handed over his cell phones to Manhattan prosecutors, he told “CNN This Morning” on Wednesday. Prosecutors are zeroing in on the Trump Organization’s involvement in hush-money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels as part of an effort to stop her from going … Read more

Indian guru Asaram given life sentence in second rape case | CNN

New Delhi CNN — An Indian court on Tuesday sentenced self-proclaimed spiritual guru asaram bapu to life imprisonment on charges of rape and sodomy, according to his lawyer. The verdict is the second life term against the octogenarian, who is already serving a life sentence following his 2018 conviction for raping a 16-year-old girl. Asaram’s … Read more