Some auto insurers are refusing to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to write policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that have been deemed too easy to steal, according to the companies. Several reports say the companies have stopped offering insurance on these vehicles in cities that include … Read more

Tire Nichols death: All 5 former Memphis police officers charged with murder, court records show

CNN — All five former Memphis police officers who were fired for their actions in the arrest of Tyre Nichols earlier this month have been charged with murder, according to Shelby County court records. Taddarius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Justin Smith, Emmitt Martin III and Desmond Mills Jr. have each been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated … Read more

Tire Nichols: A timeline of the investigations into Nichols’ death after a traffic stop and arrest by Memphis police

CNN — Almost three weeks later a traffic stop in Memphis resulted in a violent arrest and subsequent death of a driver, police are expected to release police body camera footage of the incident to the public. Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was hospitalized after the arrest on January 7 and died three days … Read more

Chunli Zhao: Half Moon Bay shooting suspect legally owned his gun and targeted specific people, authorities said. Here’s what we know about him

CNN — The man suspected of killing four people at a California mushroom farm and three others at a nearby site Monday had legal possession of a semi-automatic weapon that was registered to him, a sheriff said. The suspect, Chunli Zhao, 66, was not known to local law enforcement before the massacre and had shown … Read more

The Justice Department was prepared to seek a warrant had Biden not consented to a home search, sources say

CNN — The FBI’s unprecedented search of President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, resulted from high-stakes discussions between the Justice Department and Biden attorneys over when and how it would take place, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Biden’s team stresses that it was cooperative in the lead-up to Friday’s search and even … Read more

Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing in the UK, the government admits

CNN — Hundreds of children asylum seekers have gone missing since the British government started housing minors in hotels due to a strain on the country’s asylum accommodation system, British Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday, amid calls for an investigation into the matter. Jenrick said Tuesday that around 200 children … Read more

Half Moon Bay: 7 killed in apparent ‘workplace violence’ case as 3 mass shootings in 44 hours stun California

CNN — The 66-year-old man suspected of killing four people at a mushroom farm in California and three others at a nearby site Monday was an employee of the farm, San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said Tuesday. “All of the evidence we have points to this being the instance of workplace violence,” the sheriff … Read more

Pandemic unemployment benefits fraud likely tops $60 billing. House GOP to start investigating next week

CNN — More than $60 billion may have been paid out in fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report released Monday by the US Government Accountability Office. The watchdog agency, however, warned that the estimate has limitations and should be interpreted with caution. The actual amount of pandemic unemployment benefits … Read more

Monterey Park, California massacre: 72-year-old gunman was disarmed before he could carry out a second shooting

CNN — A 72-year-old man opened fire at revelers celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday night before ultimately killing himself in a brutal spasm of violence that shattered the majority-Asian American city of Monterey Park, California. With a semi-automatic weapon in hand, the gunman, Huu Can Trankilled 10 people and wounded at least 10 others … Read more

Capture of Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro raises questions about how he stayed free for so long

Rome CNN — The arrest of Cosa Nostra mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro at a private health clinic in Palermo on Monday stunned many around the world due to the extraordinary length of time he’d been on the run – but came as little surprise for some who watched the Mafia more closely. Whispers of … Read more