Protesters clash outside Drag Story Hour at NYC library

Protesters clash outside Drag Story Hour at NYC library

Angry scuffles broke out at a Drag Story Hour event in Queens on Thursday as protesters, including a neo-Nazi filmed giving a Heil Hitler salute, gathered outside a public library. Dozens of police officers attempted to keep dueling protesters apart during the wild scene outside the building in Jackson Heights. It was not immediately clear … Read more

Marijuana sales NY: First public sales of regulated cannabis in New York to begin Thursday at 4:20 p.m.

Marijuana sales NY: First public sales of regulated cannabis in New York to begin Thursday at 4:20 p.m.

CNN  —  The first public sales of regulated cannabis in New York will begin at a dispensary in Manhattan’s East Village on Thursday at 4:20 p.m., hours after the first sale was made to a city official, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced. Housing Works Cannabis Company will become the first licensed dispensary in the … Read more

Four Brampton teens arrested after three Niagara pharmacies robbed

Four Brampton teens arrested after three Niagara pharmacies robbed

Four teenagers from Brampton have been arrested and charged, police said, after three Niagara pharmacies were robbed in less than one hour on Tuesday. Niagara Regional Police said the robberies took place between 1:58 p.m. and 2:51 p.m. The first robbery occurred at Meadows IDA Pharmacy on Thorold Stone Road in Niagara Falls at 1:58 … Read more

Daughter of Dennis Eckersley faces more charges over abandoned baby

Daughter of Dennis Eckersley faces more charges over abandoned baby

The adopted daughter of MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley has been slapped with additional charges for allegedly dumping her newborn in New Hampshire woods in 18-degree weather. Alexandra Eckersley, who was initially charged with felony reckless conduct and endangering the welfare of a child, also faces counts of second-degree assault with extreme indifference … Read more

Police arrest man suspected of planting explosives in Brazil’s capital ahead of presidential inauguration

Police arrest man suspected of planting explosives in Brazil’s capital ahead of presidential inauguration

São Paulo CNN  —  Police in Brasilia arrested a man on Saturday suspected of planting and possessing explosive devices one week ahead of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s inauguration, Police Chief Robson Candido said during a news briefing. The 54-year-old suspect went to Brasilia for demonstrations in support of President Jair Bolsonaro, police … Read more

Woman suspected of kidnapping 5-month-old twins is arrested in Indianapolis; missing baby found alive

Woman suspected of kidnapping 5-month-old twins is arrested in Indianapolis; missing baby found alive

CNN  —  [Breaking news update at 7:50 p.m. ET] A 5-month-old baby who was kidnapped with his twin while inside a car that was stolen Monday was found alive Thursday in Indianapolis, the Columbus Police Department said in a statement. “The 5-month-old boy is in good health and being transported to a hospital to be … Read more

Woman arrested after breaking into Robert De Niro’s home in New York City, source says

Woman arrested after breaking into Robert De Niro’s home in New York City, source says

CNN  —  Police in New York City arrested a woman who broke into Robert De Niro’s home early Monday, according to a law enforcement source. The woman did not interact with the actor who was on another floor, the source said. The suspect is known to the New York Police Department from previous arrests and … Read more

Madalina Cojocari: Parents of missing 11-year-old arrested for failure to report child’s disappearance

Madalina Cojocari: Parents of missing 11-year-old arrested for failure to report child’s disappearance

CNN  —  The parents of missing 11-year-old North Carolina girl Madalina Cojocari were arrested Saturday for failure to report her missing, the Cornelius Police Department said in a news release. Madalina’s mother Diana Cojocari, 37, and her stepfather Christopher Palmiter, 60, were arrested on Saturday for failure to report the disappearance of a child to … Read more

Arkansas police arrested a man and woman after the body of her 6-year-old son is found buried under home

Arkansas police arrested a man and woman after the body of her 6-year-old son is found buried under home

CNN  —  A man and woman in Arkansas have been arrested and face capital murder charges after the body of the woman’s 6-year-old son was discovered beneath the floor of a home Friday night, according to the Arkansas State Police. The mother, 28-year-old Ashley Roland, and Nathan Bridges, 33, are being held at the Lee … Read more

Taraneh Alidoosti: Iranian actress arrested after criticizing execution of protester

Taraneh Alidoosti: Iranian actress arrested after criticizing execution of protester

CNN  —  One of Iran’s best-known actresses has been arrested days after she criticized the execution of a man who was involved in the nationwide protests that have swept the country since September. Taraneh Alidoosti, who starred in the 2016 Oscar-winning film, “The Salesman,” had condemned the hanging of Mohsen Shekari, who was killed this … Read more