Harvey Weinstein: Los Angeles jury deadlocks on factors that could have increased his sentence

CNN — After convicting former film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual assault, a Los Angeles jury could not reach a unanimous verdict Tuesday on alleged aggravating factors that could have increased his sentence. The three charges Weinstein was convicted of – rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and forcible oral copulation – were … Read more

Italy election 2022: Giorgia Meloni claims victory to become Italy’s most far-right prime minister since Mussolini

CNN — Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in a general election that seems set to install her as Italy’s first female prime minister, leading the most far-right government since the fascist era of Benito Mussolini. Addressing the media and supporters in the early hours of Monday morning, Meloni said it was … Read more

Alan Eugene Miller: Alabama halts execution at last minute of inmate who disputed method after determining it could not be completed by midnight deadline, officials say

CNN — The state of Alabama halted the execution of a death row inmate Thursday evening due to an inability to meet protocols before a midnight deadline, officials say. Alan Eugene Miller was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection after a US Supreme Court ruling earlier Thursday vacated a lower court injunction in a … Read more

Armie Hammer’s ex Elizabeth Chambers speaks out for first time about actor’s controversy

CNN — Armie Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers has publicly addressed a difficult personal period in her life for the first time. Chambers, who is still in the process of divorcing Hammer, spoke out on “House of Hammer,” the documentary series on Discovery+ that details the Hammer family and the the actor’s infidelity. “I did … Read more

Jim Justice: West Virginia governor signs bill into law banning abortion with few exceptions

Washington CNN — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that he had signed a bill into law that prohibits nearly all abortions except in certain medical situations or in cases of rape or incest. The GOP-led legislature passed House Bill 302 on Tuesday in a special session, making West Virginia the second state to … Read more

Trump’s January 6 conversations: Prosecutors prepare for court battle to force former White House officials to testify

Washington CNN — Justice Department prosecutors are preparing to fight in court to force former White House officials to testify about then-President Donald Trump’s conversations and actions around January 6according to people briefed on the matter. At issue are claims of executive privilege that prosecutors expect the former president to make in order to shield … Read more

DHS inspector general tells Secret Service to stop investigating potentially missing texts

CNN — The Department of Homeland Security inspector general has directed the Secret Service to stop its internal investigations into what happened to text messages related to January 6 that may have been deleted, according to a letter reviewed by CNN. The inspector general wrote in a letter sent Wednesday evening that the Secret Service … Read more

Sesame Place: Mom believes character was intentionally racist toward two 6-year-old Black girls

CNN — The mother who posted a video showing a costumed character appearing to ignore two Black children during a parade at Sesame Place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, says the theme park’s explanation of the incident as a “misunderstanding” is not enough. Jodi Brown and her attorney told CNN on Tuesday that the Sesame Place … Read more