Idaho college murders: Six people may have lived in the house where the students were killed, police say

CNN — Six people may have lived in the house where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death, police say. “Investigators are aware of a sixth person who could have potentially lived at the residence. That person was not at the residence on the night of the murders,” Aaron Snell, Idaho State Police … Read more

Trump Org. attorneys point fingers at former CFO in closing arguments of fraud case

CNN — Closing arguments began Thursday in the Trump Organization tax fraud trial, where defense attorneys blamed the alleged criminal tax schemes on former CFO Allen Weisselberg, who’s already pleaded guilty to 15 counts in the case. “Weisselberg did it for Weisselberg,” defense attorney Michael van der Veen told jurors Thursday – a mantra defense … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005, but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. CT. He didn’t give a final statement, according to Department … Read more

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in landmark vote

Washington CNN — The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a landmark bipartisan vote. The final vote was 61-36. The bill was supported by all members of the Democratic caucus and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP members who backed the bill for … Read more

China’s lockdown protests: What you need to know

Beijing CNN — China has moved quickly to suppress demonstrations that erupted across the country over the weekend, deploying police forces at key protest sites and tightening online censorship. The protests were sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly zero-Covid policy, but as numbers swelled at demonstrations in multiple major cities, so too have … Read more

Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN — Protests erupted across China on Saturday, including at universities and in Shanghai where hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s stringent and increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. A deadly fire at an apartment block in the country’s far western region of … Read more

Investigators have received more than 260 digital submissions in probe of University of Idaho murders

CNN — Almost two weeks after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, police are still searching for clues and asking the public for help. Investigators are reviewing more than 260 digital submissions – including videos and photos – by the public to an FBI link, the Moscow Police Department said Friday night. … Read more

Arrest warrant issued for friend of a North Carolina woman found dead while on vacation in Mexico

CNN — Mexican prosecutors have obtained an arrest warrant for the friend of a North Carolina woman found dead last month while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas and on Thursday called the death the result of “a direct attack.” Shanquella Robinson, 25, was traveling with college friends from Winston-Salem State University when she was … Read more

Walmart mass shooting: The motive behind the attack in Chesapeake, Virginia, is unclear

CNN — After an ordinary workday turned deadly at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, survivors and investigators are spending the Thanksgiving holiday questioning the motive of an employee who opened fire on coworkers, killing six before fatally turning the gun on himself. Employees were preparing for an overnight shift when a manager opened fire with … Read more

An employee had a gun to her forehead, others ran for their lives: Witnesses describe the Chesapeake Walmart shooting

CNN — Though Jessie Wilczewski had only been working at the Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart for a few days, her Tuesday night shift started like all the rest, with a routine team meeting in the break room. But moments after that meeting began, Wilczewski found herself face to face with her team leader, who held a … Read more