Idaho State Police adds patrols to university campus ahead of vigil for four students killed in unsolved stabbings

Idaho State Police adds patrols to university campus ahead of vigil for four students killed in unsolved stabbings

CNN  —  Idaho State Police has added four campus patrols and 14 patrols for the general community as the University of Idaho hosts a vigil Wednesday night for the four students fatally stabbed earlier this month. Investigators have yet to identify a suspect or find the murder weapon, and the uncertainty and lack of information … 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

China’s security apparatus swings into action to smother Covid protests

China’s security apparatus swings into action to smother Covid protests

CNN  —  China’s vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling streets, checking cell phones and even calling some demonstrators to warn them against a repeat. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when … 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

China’s lockdown protests: What you need to know about the rare mass demonstrations

China’s lockdown protests: What you need to know about the rare mass demonstrations

Beijing CNN  —  From Shanghai to Beijing, protests have erupted across China in a rare show of dissent against the ruling Communist Party sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. As numbers swelled at demonstrations in multiple major cities over the weekend, so too have the range of grievances voiced – with … Read more

Marion Barter: The search for a missing mother surfaces claims of her lover’s ‘life of deceit’

Marion Barter: The search for a missing mother surfaces claims of her lover’s ‘life of deceit’

Brisbane, Australia CNN  —  Marion Barter won plaudits for her warmth as an elementary school teacher, but in 1997 the 51-year-old mother-of-two became restless, quit her job, sold her house, and flew from Australia’s beach-lined Gold Coast to start a new life in Europe. Her family never saw her again. If Barter had vanished without … Read more

Iran: Khamenei’s niece arrested after calling for foreign govts to cut ties with regime

Iran: Khamenei’s niece arrested after calling for foreign govts to cut ties with regime

CNN  —  Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been arrested after calling on foreign governments to cut all ties with the Iranian government. Moradkhani was arrested on Wednesday when she went to the prosecutor’s office in response to a court order, according to a tweet from her brother Mahmoud … Read more

University of Idaho student stabbings: 2 weeks after police found 4 slain victims, here’s where the investigation stands

Idaho State Police adds patrols to university campus ahead of vigil for four students killed in unsolved stabbings

CNN  —  Two weeks after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, dozens of local, state and federal investigators are still working to determine who carried out the brutal attack. After sifting through more than 1,000 tips and conducting at least 150 interviews, investigators have yet to identify a suspect or uncover a … Read more

Good Samaritan and NYPD officers rescue man from subway tracks moments before train arrives

Good Samaritan and NYPD officers rescue man from subway tracks moments before train arrives

CNN  —  A good Samaritan, who was at the right place at the right time, and a team of New York City officers who rushed on scene rescued a man who fell on the subway tracks just seconds before an incoming train arrived, police said. Two officers from the NYPD’s 25th Precinct were in the … Read more

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong CNN  —  A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by … Read more