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

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

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

Indiana Legislature agreeing special session to consider abortion ban

Indiana Legislature agreeing special session to consider abortion ban

CNN — Indiana lawmakers are reconvening Monday to consider more restrictions on abortion, the first state to hold a special session with the goal of potentially curtailing abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month. A special Indiana General Assembly committee will meet at 1 pm ET Monday to discuss Senate … Read more

Off-duty New York correction officer arrested in connection to fatal shooting of 18-year-old in the Bronx

Off-duty New York correction officer arrested in connection to fatal shooting of 18-year-old in the Bronx

CNN — An off-duty New York City correction officer who allegedly shot a teen in the face was formally charged Friday with murder and manslaughter, authorities said. Dion Middleton, 45, was charged in the Bronx County Criminal Court with second-degree murder, as well as first- and second-degree manslaughter, according to a spokesperson for the New … Read more