As more in North Carolina regain power, investigators probe domestic terrorism and threats against power infrastructure across the US

As more in North Carolina regain power, investigators probe domestic terrorism and threats against power infrastructure across the US

CNN  —  A growing number of reported threats to power infrastructure are under investigation following attacks on substations in the South and on the West Coast as electricity becomes a more critical need in winter. Even before the gun assaults Saturday in Moore County, North Carolina, wiped out power for days to thousands, at least … Read more

Brian Sicknick’s family explains snubbing McConnell and McCarthy: ‘This is an integrity issue’

Brian Sicknick’s family explains snubbing McConnell and McCarthy: ‘This is an integrity issue’

CNN  —  The family of fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick said Wednesday that snubbing GOP leaders during a congressional gold medal ceremony was not for partisan reasons, but an “integrity issue.” “We were talking about saying something and then we said, ‘No, I think the best way is to just ignore them.’ And … Read more

Second Oath Keepers sedition trial presents new challenges for prosecutors

Second Oath Keepers sedition trial presents new challenges for prosecutors

CNN  —  One week after the historic seditious conspiracy conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, federal prosecutors will try to once again prove that other members of the far-right militia were planning to violently stop Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election. This time, however, prosecutors face a new challenge – convincing a jury … Read more

U.S. ramps up pressure on Netherlands to fall in line with China chip policy

U.S. ramps up pressure on Netherlands to fall in line with China chip policy

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks with U.S. President Joe Biden. The U.S. has been putting pressure on the Netherlands to block exports to China of high-tech semiconductor equipment. The Netherlands is home to ASML, one of the most important companies in the global semiconductor supply chain. Susan Walsh | AFP | Getty Images Washington … Read more

Trump calls for the termination of the Constitution in Truth Social post

Trump calls for the termination of the Constitution in Truth Social post

CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump called for the termination of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 election and reinstate him to power Saturday in a continuation of his election denialism and pushing of fringe conspiracy theories. “Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you … Read more

FBI director raises national security concerns about TikTok

FBI director raises national security concerns about TikTok

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray is raising national security concerns about TikTok, warning Friday that control of the popular video sharing app is in the hands of a Chinese government “that doesn’t share our values.” Wray said the FBI was concerned that the Chinese had the ability to control the app’s recommendation algorithm, … Read more

Elon Musk: Twitter is less safe due to new owner’s management style says Yoel Roth, former top official

Elon Musk: Twitter is less safe due to new owner’s management style says Yoel Roth, former top official

Washington CNN Business  —  Twitter owner Elon Musk’s dictatorial management style risks driving the company headlong into unforced business blunders, content moderation disasters and the degradation of core platform features that help keep vulnerable users safe, according to a former top Twitter official who led the company’s content moderation before abruptly resigning this month. The … Read more

Meghan and Harry faced ‘disgusting and very real’ threats, ex-counterterror chief says

Meghan and Harry faced ‘disgusting and very real’ threats, ex-counterterror chief says

CNN  —  Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry faced “disgusting and very real” threats from right-wing extremists, a former counterterrorism police chief has said. In an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News on Tuesday, Neil Basu said the threats against Meghan were serious and credible enough that authorities had assigned teams to … Read more

Twitter is less safe due to Elon Musk’s management style, says former top official

Elon Musk: Twitter is less safe due to new owner’s management style says Yoel Roth, former top official

CNN Business  —  Twitter owner Elon Musk’s dictatorial management style risks driving the company headlong into unforced business blunders, content moderation disasters and the degradation of core platform features that help keep vulnerable users safe, according to a former top Twitter official who led the company’s content moderation before abruptly resigning this month. The social … 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