Ibrahim Khan, chief of staff to New York attorney general resigns amid ‘misconduct’ allegations, NYT reports

Ibrahim Khan, chief of staff to New York attorney general resigns amid ‘misconduct’ allegations, NYT reports

CNN  —  Ibrahim Khan, the chief of staff to New York State Attorney General Letitia James, has resigned amid “misconduct” allegations, according to The New York Times. Khan was accused of “inappropriate touching and unwanted kissing by at least one woman,” and James hired a law firm to conduct an investigation, according to The New … Read more

Brittany Higgins: Rape case that shook Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

Brittany Higgins: Rape case that shook Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

Sydney, Australia CNN  —  Prosecutors in Australia have ended high-profile legal action against a former government staffer accused of raping a colleague inside Parliament House, saying a retrial would pose a “significant and unacceptable risk” to the woman’s life. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) director of public prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, told reporters Friday that the … Read more

Joel Greenberg sentenced to 11 years after cooperating with federal probe into Matt Gaetz

Joel Greenberg sentenced to 11 years after cooperating with federal probe into Matt Gaetz

Orlando, Florida CNN  —  Convicted fraudster Joel Greenberg, who cooperated extensively with the Justice Department’s sex-trafficking probe into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Florida. Greenberg, a former Seminole County tax collector, previously pleaded guilty to underage sex trafficking, wire fraud, stalking, identity theft, … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

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

Tony Ornato, former White House deputy chief of staff, meeting with the House January 6 committee

Tony Ornato, former White House deputy chief of staff, meeting with the House January 6 committee

CNN  —  The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot is interviewing former White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato on Tuesday, a potentially key witness whose testimony could shed new light on former President Donald Trump’s movements leading up to and on January 6, 2021, according to two sources familiar with the panel’s … Read more

Senate to vote Tuesday on final passage of same-sex marriage bill

Senate to vote Tuesday on final passage of same-sex marriage bill

Washington CNN  —  The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on final passage of a bipartisan bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage. The chamber on Monday night reached an agreement to hold three amendment votes starting at 3:45 p.m. ET before a final passage vote. The bill is expected to pass the Senate. The … Read more

Joshua Cooper: Teen who allegedly confessed on Instagram video chat to killing girl told police it was an ‘accident,’ complaint says

Joshua Cooper: Teen who allegedly confessed on Instagram video chat to killing girl told police it was an ‘accident,’ complaint says

CNN  —  The 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who allegedly confessed over Instagram video chat to killing a young girl told police when he was taken into custody that “it was an accident,” according to a criminal complaint. Police in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, responded Friday afternoon after a girl reported receiving a video call and text messages from … Read more

Helena Bonham Carter voices support for JK Rowling and Johnny Depp

Helena Bonham Carter voices support for JK Rowling and Johnny Depp

CNN  —  Helena Bonham Carter is coming to the defense of two fellow members of the “Harry Potter” universe. The actress, who played Bellatrix Lestrange in four of the “Harry Potter” films, spoke up in support of both author J.K. Rowling and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” star Johnny Depp in a new … Read more

Rural Arizona county delays certifying midterm results as election disputes persist

Rural Arizona county delays certifying midterm results as election disputes persist

CNN  —  Officials in a rural Arizona county Monday delayed the certification of November’s midterm elections, missing the legal deadline and leading the Arizona secretary of state’s office to sue over the county’s failure to sign off on the results. By a 2-1 vote Monday morning, the Republican majority on the Cochise County Board of … Read more

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by the police’ as protests spread across China

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by the police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business  —  Edward Lawrence, a journalist at the BBC, was arrested by police in Shanghai at the scene of protests on Sunday night, according to the BBC and as captured on what appears to be mobile phone footage of the arrest. While he has since been released, a BBC spokesperson has expressed extreme concern … Read more