Kentucky school shooter involved in 1997 incident sentenced to spend life in prison

On Monday, the Kentucky Parole Board ruled that 39-year-old Michael Carneal, the man convicted in the 1997 school shooting that took the life of three students, should remain in prison for the rest of his life. The unanimous ruling from the seven-member board means that Carneal will never be eligible for parole consideration again. Carneal was …

Russian President Vladimir Putin grants American whistleblower Edward Snowden citizenship in Russia

Edward Snowden, the former contractor with the National Security Agency who made headlines when he leaked highly classified information in 2013, has been granted Russian citizenship under a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin. Snowden was one of many foreigners granted Russian citizenship in the decree, filed on a Russian government portal. He is listed as …

Search for suspect is underway after three people shot at Pennsylvania amusement park

Three people were shot at a popular Pennsylvania amusement park on Saturday night following an altercation between two groups of teenagers.  According to Allegheny County Police, the shooting took place at Kennywood amusement park in West Mifflin. Three people — two 15-year-old boys and one 39-year-old man — were reportedly injured from gunshot wounds Saturday …

Statewide emergency declared in Florida as Tropical Storm Ian is expected to strengthen to hurricane

As Tropical Storm Ian heads towards Florida and is expected to become a hurricane Sunday night, reaching major hurricane strength early next week, Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued statewide state of emergency, citing the risk of a major hurricane making landfall on Florida’s western coast. Currently located in the Caribbean Sea with maximum sustained winds near 50 …

House Democrats pass police reform package involving changes to policing and public safety

On Thursday, House Democrats passed a package of new police reform bills that would fund recruitment and training for police departments across the country, including new language for police accountability. Early in the day a procedural vote on the bills narrowly passed 216-215 when a group of progressive Democrats objected to providing more funding to police …

Boeing to pay $200 million to settle SEC charges over 737 Max

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that it charged the aircraft maker Boeing and former CEO Dennis Muilenburg with making significant misleading public statements about the plane and an automated flight-control system that was implicated in the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Boeing Co. will pay $200 million to settle charges that the company …

New York Attorney General Letitia James files $250M lawsuit against Donald Trump and three of his children

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization, alleging an illegal scheme that amassed $250 million by fraudulently overvaluing assets. The civil lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, seeks to recover $250 million that James said was received through …

President Biden condemns Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in a speech to the United Nations

President Biden condemned Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine during his keynote address at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. During his remarks at U.N. headquarters in New York City as part of the General Debate, Biden said President Vladimir Putin is acting aggressively and irresponsibly by threatening to use nuclear weapons. Biden said Russia has violated the …

Residents of Jackson, Mississippi file class action lawsuit over water crisis

Residents of Jackson, Mississippi, have filed a class action lawsuit against the city, its current and former mayors, city officials and engineering companies, alleging that years of neglect culminated in a recent water crisis for more than 150,000 people.  Last week, the city finally had clean water restored following a boil water advisory from July …

Federal prosecutors press charges against 47 people in Covid scheme for stealing cash meant to help feed needy kids

On Tuesday, federal prosecutors announced charges were filed against 47 people accused of carrying out the biggest Covid fraud scheme to date, stealing $250 million in a plot that exploited a federal program designed to feed needy children in Minnesota. U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger said in a statement: “This was a brazen scheme of staggering …