Jan. 6 texts of Trump Defense officials wiped by Pentagon

Jan.  6 texts of Trump Defense officials wiped by Pentagon

Aerial view of the United States military headquarters, the Pentagon. Jason Reed | Reuters Text messages received and sent by top Pentagon officials who were part of the Trump administration on Jan. 6, 2021, have been wiped from their government-issued phones, according to a federal court filing that cites statements by the Defense Department and … Read more

Dentist found guilty in wife’s death on 2016 African safari

Dentist found guilty in wife's death on 2016 African safari

DENVER– A wealthy dentist accused of fatally shooting his wife in the heart with a shotgun at the end of an African safari was found guilty of murder and mail fraud on Monday. A jury of six men and six women reached the verdict for Lawrence “Larry” Rudolph following a three week trial and a … Read more

Guy Reffitt: Jan 6. rioter who carried gun to US Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi gets more than 7 years in prison

Guy Reffitt: Jan 6. rioter who carried gun to US Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi gets more than 7 years in prison

CNN — A federal judge on Monday sentenced Guy Reffitt, who brought a gun to the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021riot and threatened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to more than seven years in prison, the longest insurrection-related sentence to date. Reffitt, a recruiter for a right-wing militia known as the Three Percenters, was … Read more

Fake federal agent who duped Secret Service pleads guilty

Fake federal agent who duped Secret Service pleads guilty

One of two men accused of impersonating federal law enforcement officials in a scheme that duped Secret Service agents and others pleaded guilty Monday to multiple charges in Washington, DC Arian Taherzadeh’s plea cam nearly four months after his arrest with a second man, Haider Aliexposed allegations that they compromised Secret Service agents with access … Read more

Georgia authorities release body camera footage after woman dies following fall from patrol car

Georgia authorities release body camera footage after woman dies following fall from patrol car

CNN — Georgia authorities released body camera footage Friday of an incident from earlier this month where a mother experiencing what her family called a mental health crisis died due to a fatal injury while in police custody. Brianna Grier, 28, was experiencing a mental health episode on July 15 when her mother called police … Read more

Alex Jones’ company files for bankruptcy amid Texas trial to award damages to Sandy Hook families

Alex Jones' company files for bankruptcy amid Texas trial to award damages to Sandy Hook families

New York CNN Business — Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ primary company filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, an unexpected move that comes as a trial is underway in Texas to determine how much in damages he will have to pay the families of two Sandy Hook victims who sued and won a default judgment … Read more

Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial

Alex Jones' media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ media company Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy on Friday — but his attorney said it should not disrupt the defamation damage trial underway in Texas that seeks to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook … Read more

House to vote on assault-style weapons ban Friday

House to vote on assault-style weapons ban Friday

CNN — The House will vote on a ban of assault-style weapons Friday, separating packages on gun control and policing laws that had been entered into, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. While the House could pass the bill, the ban is not expected to advance in the Senate, where most legislation must amass 60 … Read more

CNN Exclusive: Biden administration offers convicted Russian arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

CNN Exclusive: Biden administration offers convicted Russian arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

Washington CNN — After months of internal debate, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year US prison sentence, as part of a potential deal to secure the release of two Americans held by Russia, Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, according to people briefed on the … Read more

J. Alexander Kueng: Former officer who restrained George Floyd sentenced to 3 years in prison

J. Alexander Kueng: Former officer who restrained George Floyd sentenced to 3 years in prison

CNN — J. Alexander Kueng, one of the former Minneapolis Police officers convicted of federal charges in the fatal arrest of George Floydwas sentenced to 3 years in prison on Wednesday. Tou Thao, another ex-officer who helped restrain Floyd, is also set to be sentenced Wednesday. Kueng and Thao were each convicted in February of … Read more