Jurors in Los Angeles continue deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s second rape trial

CNN  —  A Los Angeles jury returned to court Monday to continue its deliberations in the second sexual assault trial of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of using his Hollywood influence to lure women into private meetings and assault them. Weinstein faces two counts of forcible rape and five counts of sexual … Read more

US Secret Service accuses Chinese government-linked hackers of stealing $20 million in Covid relief

CNN — Hackers linked to the Chinese government have stolen at least $20 million in US government coronavirus relief funds, a US Secret Service spokesperson told CNN on Monday – the first time the agency has connected the Covid-19 fraud to hackers affiliated with a foreign government. The hackers looted unemployment insurance funds and Small … Read more

Athena Strand: Texas school districts encourage students to wear pink in honor of 7-year-old after a FedEx driver was charged in her kidnapping and killing

CNN — Several school districts in Texas are encouraging students to wear pink Monday in honor of Athena Strand, the 7-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped outside her home and killed last week. More than 20 school districts, including the Paradise Independent School District in the county where Strand disappeared, are taking part in the … Read more

Idaho college murders: Authorities say they’ve received thousands of tips in the case

CNN — Authorities investigating the murder of four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death last month say they received thousands of tips from the public. In a Saturday update, the Moscow Police Department said it received more than 2,640 emails to a peak web address, more than 2,770 phone tips and … Read more

Connecticut police find man charged with killing his 11-month-old daughter

CNN — A fugitive accused of the “heinous” murder of his 11-month-old daughter last month was found and arrested on Friday, Connecticut police said. In November, authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Christopher Francisquini, 31, charging him with murder under special circumstances and risk of harm to a minor after the dismembered remains of his … Read more

Idaho student killings: As police release a series of confusing statements on the case, here’s where the investigation stands

CNN — As many University of Idaho students returned to campus this week, the police investigation into the stabbing deaths of four of their peers continued — but not without confusion over a key detail of the case. Nearly three weeks after the students were found stabbed to death in an off-campus house on Nov. … Read more

Richard Allen’s attorneys say he has “nothing to hide” in death of two Indiana teens

CNN — Lawyers for the suspect in the 2017 murder of two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana, said in a statement Friday that their client “has nothing to hide.” ” Richard Allen, who was arrested last month in connection with the murders, will make ‘a vigorous legal and factual challenge’ to the charge that an … Read more

James Brennand: Former San Antonio police officer who shot unarmed teen in a McDonald’s parking lot is indicted for attempted murder, prosecutor says

CNN — A former San Antonio police officer has been charged with attempted murder and assault after shooting an unarmed 17-year-old in a McDonald’s parking lot in October, prosecutors said Thursday. A grand jury returned the indictment against James Brennand, who was a trainee San Antonio police officer with seven months experience when the shooting … Read more

5 things to know for December 1: Ukraine, Student loans, Trump, Immigration, Uvalde

CNN — Wall Street traders and many investors are in good spirits. Stocks soared on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said rate hikes could ease this month. With this recent rise, the Dow is more than 20% above its 52-week low, which puts it in a new bull market. Here’s what else you … Read more

Killings of 4 University of Idaho students may not have been the result of a targeted attack, officials now say

CNN — As a college community gathered Wednesday to pay their respects to four University of Idaho students killed Nov. 13, officials clarified additional details in their investigation to find the culprit responsible for their deaths. Authorities in the University town of Moscow, where the students were found, have previously said they suspect the killings … Read more