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

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

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

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

Siamak Namazi: American held in Iran launches hunger strike and writes to Biden asking him to do more for detainees

Washington CNN — An American wrongfully detained in Iran is calling on the President Joe Biden to take notice of US detainees there, launching a hunger strike Monday to mark seven years since he was left behind in a prisoner swap that brought other Americans home. In a letter to Biden, Siamak Namazi called on … Read more

Keenan Anderson, cousin of Black Lives Matter co-founder, dies from cardiac arrest after being tased by Los Angeles police

CNN — A 31-year-old father and English teacher died of cardiac arrest last week after he was repeatedly tased by police, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, marking the third officer-involved death in the city this year. Police encountered Keenan Anderson, who is the cousin of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullorson January 3 … Read more

Southeast tornadoes: More than 30 tornadoes reportedly hit as severe weather strikes the region on Thursday, leaving at least 7 people dead

CNN — At least seven people, including a child, were killed Thursday as severe storms swept across the Southwhere ferocious winds sent residents running for cover, blew roofs off homes and knocked out power to thousands. Recovery efforts will continue Friday after the storms damaged power lines, severed tree limbs and sent debris flying into … Read more

Tornado causes ‘significant damage’ in Selma, Alabama, mayor says, as severe storms rake Southeast

CNN — A huge tornado that tore through the Alabama city of Selma Thursday caused “significant damage,” Selma’s mayor said – one of more than a dozen twister reports made in that state alone as severe storms tear through the Southeast leaving several injured. The “large and extremely dangerous tornado” in Selma, confirmed by the … Read more

US cancer death rate drops 33% since 1991, partly due to advances in treatment, early detection and less smoking, new report says

CNN — The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States has continuously declined over the past three decades, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The US cancer death rate has fallen 33% since 1991, which corresponds to an estimated 3.8 million deaths averted, according to the report, published … Read more