How the far right is surging in Europe

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Voters in Europe have veered to the far right. In Italy, Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy political party is described in CNN’s report as “the most far-right government since the fascist … Read more

Opinion: Liz Cheney puts patriotism before party

Editor’s Note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show” and a columnist for The Daily Beast. follow him @DeanObeidallah. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN — Liz Cheney did not hold back when slamming both former … Read more

Schiff says any criminal referral for Trump by the January 6 committee should be decided unanimously

CNN — US Rep. Adam Schiff, who serves on the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, says that if the panel makes a criminal referral for former President Donald Trump related to the riot at the US Capitol, it should be made unanimously. “We operate with a high degree of consensus and unanimity,” … 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

Dinosaurs were in decline when asteroid hit, egg study says

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — It’s a hard-fought paleontological debate. Did the massive asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago wipe out a thriving and diverse population of dinosaurs, or were they already struggling to survive when … 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

Tiffany Haddish says she lost all her gigs after abuse claim

CNN — Following a notice of dismissal filed by the plaintiffs for a lawsuit involving allegations of harassment against comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears, Haddish says the suit has cost her work. The “Girls Trip” star talked to TMZ about the aftermath of her and Spears being accused of having “groomed and molested” two … Read more

Mahsa Amini’s father says Iran authorities lied about her death, as protests rage

CNN — The father of an Iranian woman who died in police custody last week has accused authorities of lying about her death, as protests rage nationwide despite the government’s attempt to curb dissent with an internet blackout. Amjad Amini, whose daughter Mahsa died after being arrested in Tehran by morality police, said doctors had … Read more