Hot mic catches South Korean leader swearing about US lawmakers

CNN — A criticism of US lawmakers by the President of South Korea has gone viral on social media – after a hot mic picked him up using an expletive. Yoon Suk Yeol appears to have made the remark after meeting US President Joe Biden at a conference for the Global Fund in New York … Read more

Mastermind of Navy bribery scheme captured in Venezuela after escaping house arrest in San Diego

CNN — Leonard Francis, the former military contractor known as “Fat Leonard” who orchestrated the largest corruption scandal in US Navy history, was arrested Tuesday morning by authorities in Venezuela at the request of the US Marshals Service, according to the agency. Francis is currently detained by authorities in Venezuela and US government officials have … Read more

4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the US are preventable, CDC finds

CNN — The vast majority of deaths among pregnant women and new mothers in the United States are preventable, according to a new report. For more than 4 out of 5 women who died during pregnancy, during delivery or up to a year postpartum – more than 84% – death could have been avoided with … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: More than 1 million were left without running water after storm ripped through the Dominican Republic. It’s only expected to get stronger

CNN — Hurricane Fiona is continuing its ruinous path Tuesday after devastating Puerto Rico with flooding rain then ripping through the Dominican Republic, where more than a million people were left without running water and dozens of homes were destroyed. Nearly 800 people were brought to safety by emergency workers in the Dominican Republic, according … Read more

Attorneys for migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard looking into origination of brochures they believe were handed out under ‘false pretenses’

CNN — Attorneys for many of the nearly 50 migrants who landed unexpectedly in Martha’s Vineyard said Monday that brochures given to their clients were “highly misleading” and “used to entice (their) clients to travel under the guise that (resettlement) support was available to them .” The brochure lists refugee services, including cash and housing … Read more

Migrants’ 44-hour visit leaves indelible mark on Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown, Massachusetts CNN  —  After sharing hugs and teary goodbyes with roughly 50 migrants who had arrived unexpectedly by plane on this affluent vacation island, the volunteers who sheltered them at an Episcopal church carried out tables and chairs, packed food onto trucks and folded portable cots. A familiar quiet had descended by Friday afternoon … Read more

Migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard are being voluntarily taken to military base for shelter and support

CNN — The roughly 50 migrants who were sent by plane to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts by Florida’s governor this week were being transported to a military base Friday to receive shelter and humanitarian support, officials said. The migrants were being taken voluntarily to Joint Base Cape Cod, said Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who added … Read more

Alaska’s western coast is expecting high winds and flooding in powerful storm this weekend

CNN — The remnants of Typhoon Merbok are putting residents of western Alaska on high alert as a coastal storm is expected to bring flooding and strong winds this weekend. Wind tastes as high as 65 mph are expected for Kotzebue Sound and Chukchi Coast, according to the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. Winds are … Read more

Judge orders Iowa teen who killed alleged rapist to pay $150,000 to his family

CNN — A girl who was 15 when she killed a man she said raped her multiple times must pay his family $150,000 in restitution, an Iowa judge ruled Tuesday. Pieper Lewis, who killed her alleged rapist in 2020, received a deferred judgment from Polk County District Judge David Porter after pleading guilty to voluntary … Read more

Mother of three children who drowned in Coney Island arrested and charged with second-degree murder

CNN — The 30-year-old mother of three children found unresponsive on the Coney Island shoreline in Brooklyn has been arrested and charged in their deaths, a law enforcement official told CNN Thursday. Erin Merdy has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder, three counts of depraved indifference to human life, and three counts of … Read more