Jeff German: Las Vegas Review Journal claims police unlawfully seized slain reporter’s computers and cell phone

CNN — Attorneys representing the newspaper where slain Las Vegas reporter Jeff German worked are arguing his “journalistic materials” were unlawfully seized by city police, according to a letter sent by the attorneys and obtained by CNN. The letter, which was sent last Wednesday on behalf of the publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to … Read more

Mother settles lawsuit over 2016 Texas arrest that was captured on video

CNN — The City of Fort Worth, Texas, has reached a settlement with Jacqueline Craig, a Black woman whose 2016 arrest after she called the police for help was documented in a Facebook video. Craig was arrested in December 2016 after calling police to complain that an adult neighbor had assaulted her young son, CNN … Read more

Cubans to decide on same-sex marriage in national referendum

Matanzas, Cuba CNN — The cake with figurines of two brides on top melted in the Caribbean heat and the wedding guests fretted aloud that one of Cuba’s frequent blackouts could strike at any moment but for Annery Rivera Velasco and Yennys Hernandez Molina, the day was one of the happiest of their lives. The … Read more

Opinion: DeSantis’ actions should raise alarm bells

Editor’s Note: Norman Eisen served as counsel to House Democrats in the first Trump impeachment and as White House ethics czar and ambassador to the Czech Republic in the Obama administration. Christine Todd Whitman was the governor of New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the George W. Bush administration. Eisen was … Read more

Mississippi welfare scheme: Former state official pleads guilty in scheme where misused money was funneled to prominent Mississippians including Brett Favre

CNN — A former top state official in Mississippi pleaded guilty Thursday to state and federal charges in connection to an embezzlement scheme that auditors say misused millions of welfare dollars, including funneling funds into projects linked to prominent Mississippians like former NFL star Brett Favre. Officials from the US Department of Justice and the … Read more

DOJ prosecutors recommend against charging Gaetz in sex-trafficking probe

CNN — Prosecutors have recommended against charging Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz in a federal sex-trafficking investigation, according to a source familiar with the matter. The recommendation comes in part because prosecutors have questions about whether the central witnesses in the long-running investigation would be perceived as credible before a jury, the source said. Senior Justice … Read more

McDonald’s must face $10 billion discrimination suit from media group

New York CNN Business — McDonald’s will have to defend itself against a $10 billion lawsuit from media mogul Byron Allen over an allegation that the fast food chain doesn’t advertise with Black-owned media. A federal court ruled last week said that Allen and his company, Allen Media Group, can try to prove in court … Read more

Alan Eugene Miller: Alabama halts execution at last minute of inmate who disputed method after determining it could not be completed by midnight deadline, officials say

CNN — The state of Alabama halted the execution of a death row inmate Thursday evening due to an inability to meet protocols before a midnight deadline, officials say. Alan Eugene Miller was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection after a US Supreme Court ruling earlier Thursday vacated a lower court injunction in a … Read more

Trump’s strategy in the classified documents case is quickly crumbling

CNN — No judge would put it this crudely, but the court system is effectively telling Donald Trump to put up or shut up about his wild claims and outlandish defenses over his hoarding of classified information at his Florida resort. The case has taken a turn against the former President and towards the Justice … Read more

Alex Jones admonished by judge as Sandy Hook defamation trial goes off the rails

New York CNN Business — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones tangled Thursday in an explosive courtroom exchange with an attorney for families of Sandy Hook victims who have sued him in Connecticut, prompting an admonishment from the judge and warning that they could be held in contempt if they violate court rules moving forward. The warning … Read more