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

DOJ sues Google over its dominance in the online advertising market

CNN — The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance in the online advertising market and calling for it to be broken up. The move marks the Biden administration’s first blockbuster antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the suit … 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

Illinois state court allows limited pause on state’s gun ban backed by Pritzker

Washington CNN — An Illinois judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order barring the enforcement of a new Illinois gun control law against roughly 800 plaintiffs. The law, signed by Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker last week at the start of his second term as governor, caps the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, bans “switches” … 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

Brian Walshe: Arrest warrant charges husband of Ana Walshe with her murder

CNN — An arrest warrant charging Brian Walshe with murder was issued Tuesday in his death wife Ana Walshea Massachusetts mother of three who had been missing since the new year, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey announced. Walsh, 47, pleaded not guilty last week to misleading investigators about his actions around the time his wife … Read more

Proud Boys sedition trial marked by courtroom drama and fighting After weeks of turmoil, Proud Boys trial set to move to opening arguments

CNN — The preliminary stage of the trial of five Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy related to the 2021 US Capitol attack has been a chaotic wind-up that included contentious fights during jury selection, debates over evidence and defense lawyers threatening to withdraw from the case. But while opening arguments are expected Thursday, the … Read more