Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan, Taiwanese and US officials say

House to vote on assault-style weapons ban Friday

CNN — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan as part of her tour of Asia, according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official, despite warnings from Biden administration officials, who are worried about China’s response to such a high-profile visit. The stop – the first for a US … Read more

Alibaba stock slides in Hong Kong after US delisting threat

Alibaba stock slides in Hong Kong after US delisting threat

hong kong CNN Business — Alibaba shares fell after US regulators added the stock to a growing list of Chinese firms that might be kicked off Wall Street if US auditors can’t inspect their financial statements. Alibaba (BABA) slid as much as 6% in Hong Kong on Monday morning, but then pared losses to 3.8% … 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

Kentucky flooding: 16 people dead and death toll expected to rise as catastrophic flooding enters its second day

Kentucky flooding: 16 people dead and death toll expected to rise as catastrophic flooding enters its second day

CNN  —  At least 16 people are dead, including children, and the toll is “going to get a lot higher” following catastrophic flooding in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. An unknown number of people were missing, Beshear said at a news conference Friday morning, as rescuers scrambled to reach areas difficult to access. The … Read more

Biden speaks with China’s Xi as tension grows over Taiwan

Biden speaks with China's Xi as tension grows over Taiwan

CNN — President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held a lengthy and candid discussion about Taiwan on Thursday as tensions mount between Washington and Beijing, despite Biden’s onetime hope of stabilizing the world’s most important country-to-country relationship. The two leaders did agree to begin arrangements for a face-to-face summit, their first as … 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

Brittney Griner to testify in trial, lawyers say

Brittney Griner to testify in trial, lawyers say

CNN — WNBA star Brittney Griner will testify as part of her drug trial in Russia on Wednesday, her lawyers said, as her defense team claimed that cannabis oil found in her luggage was for medicinal purposes. “Griner will testify tomorrow, and after that, it’s her decision whether she answers any questions or not,” Alexander … Read more

Kristin Collier: Michigan medical students walk out of induction ceremony to protest keynote speaker with anti-abortion views

Kristin Collier: Michigan medical students walk out of induction ceremony to protest keynote speaker with anti-abortion views

CNN — Dozens of incoming University of Michigan medical students walked out of their medical school induction ceremony Sunday to protest a keynote speaker with anti-abortion views. As Dr. Kristin Collier, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the university, began delivering her keynote speech, several dozen students abruptly stood up and began filing out … 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