U.S. believes Ukraine was behind killing of Dugina in Russia, NYT says

Parts of Ukraine state authorized killing – NYT Kremlin says US appears to agree with Moscow Ukraine says Dugina was of no interest LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – US intelligence agencies believe parts of the Ukrainian government authorized a car bomb attack near Moscow in August that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of a prominent … Read more

Waukesha Christmas parade trial: Man accused of driving into dozens of people is set to represent himself

CNN — The man accused of intentionally driving his SUV through a crowd of Christmas parade attendees in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last year, killing six people and wounding dozens more, is set to represent himself at his homicide trial Thursday amid concerns about his mental health. Darrell E. Brooks, 40, was identified as the driver of … Read more

Thailand shooting: Children among at least 34 killed at child care center, officials say

Bangkok, Thailand CNN — At least 22 children were among 34 people killed in a mass shooting at a child care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, officials in the country said. Authorities immediately launched a manhunt for the suspected shooter, later identified by Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) as a 34-year-old former policeman who … Read more

University of Arizona shooting: A suspect is in custody after a professor was shot dead on campus

CNN — A professor was shot and killed Wednesday on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, authorities said, and a suspect has been arrested. University police first received a call around 2 pm local time reporting that a 46-year-old former student had entered the John W. Harshbarger Building, University of Arizona Police Department Chief … Read more

Exclusive: Former trooper being investigated over response to Uvalde school massacre was hired to protect city’s children

Uvalde, Texas CNN — The Texas state trooper arrived at Robb Elementary within two minutes of a gunman entering the school and starting his massacre last May. Crimson Elizondo is seen in her Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) uniform, handgun drawn, outside the school building in Uvalde, and then briefly in the hallway on … Read more

John Ramirez: Texas executes inmate whose pastor was allowed by SCOTUS to touch him and pray aloud as he died

CNN — Texas has executed John Henry Ramirez, whose spiritual adviser was allowed to pray aloud and “lay hands” on him as he died after a US Supreme Court ruling led to new guidelines in his case and in similar requests in prisons across the country. Ramirez, 38, was killed Wednesday evening by lethal injection … Read more

Nika Shahkarami: Iran arrests eight after teen protester’s death

CNN — Iranian security forces have arrested eight people over the death of a 16-year-old teenager, Nika Shahkarami, in Tehran last month, Iranian media said on Tuesday. Family members told BBC Persian that her whereabouts was unknown for 10 days before they found her body in a morgue in the capital. Her aunt, Atash Shahkarami, … Read more

Elon Musk’s Twitter Reversal Revives Takeover Bid for a Now-Weaker Firm

Updated Oct. 5, 2022 5:18 pm ET Listen to articles (2 minutes) Elon Musk’s latest about-face over his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter has him poised to take over a company that is weaker than it was before he tried to abandon the agreement—thanks in part to his own actions. Broad economic concerns have … Read more

The FBI released its crime report for 2021 – but it tells us less about the overall state of crime in the US than ever

CNN — The FBI just released its 2021 Crime in the Nation Report, which is typically the most comprehensive snapshot of crime in the United States. But only 63% of the nation’s more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies submitted data for 2021 — the lowest level of participation the FBI has reported since at least … Read more

U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A US appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s home, after prosecutors complained the process is hampering their investigation. The decision by the Atlanta-based US Court of Appeals for … Read more