The Elon Musk Twitter trial is now on pause

New York CNN Business — The judge overseeing the acquisition dispute between Elon Musk and Twitter on Thursday ruled to pause the legal proceedings until Oct. 28 following a request from the Tesla CEO, meaning the trial that was set to begin Oct. 17 will not go ahead as planned. Twitter had opposed Musk’s motion … Read more

Purdue University killing: Student is arrested after roommate was found killed in dorm room

CNN — A Purdue University student was killed in an on-campus residence hall and his roommate has been arrested and charged with murder, university police announced. Varun Manish Chheda, 20, died due to “multiple sharp force traumatic injuries,” according to preliminary autopsy findings from Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello. Chheda’s roommate, Ji Min Sha, 22, … Read more

Hunter Biden investigation: Federal prosecutors weighing charges on two fronts

CNN — Federal prosecutors believe they could charge Hunter Biden with tax crimes and a false statement but a final decision still has not yet been made by the US attorney in Delaware, according to sources familiar with the matter. The case against Biden narrowed earlier this year, and was a matter of discussion in … Read more

Federal prosecutors weighing charges on two fronts in Hunter Biden investigation

CNN — Federal prosecutors believe they could charge Hunter Biden with tax crimes and a false statement but a final decision still has not yet been made by the US attorney in Delaware, according to sources familiar with the matter. The case against Biden narrowed earlier this year, and was a matter of discussion in … Read more

Trial of Lori Vallow, who is accused of killing her 2 children, is delayed for new competency examination

CNN — The trial of Lori Vallow – who is charged with murdering her two children, hiding their bodies and then reporting them missing – is delayed again after the defense renewed its claim that Vallow is not competent to stand trial. Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, were indicted for murder more than a … Read more

The Twitter-Musk trial is now on pause

New York CNN Business — The judge overseeing the acquisition dispute between Elon Musk and Twitter on Thursday ruled to pause the legal proceedings until Oct. 28 following a request from the Tesla CEO, meaning the trial that was set to begin Oct. 17 will not go ahead as planned. Twitter had opposed Musk’s motion … Read more

Kevin Spacey’s attorney takes aim at actor Anthony Rapp in opening statements of sexual misconduct trial

CNN — Attorneys for actors Kevin Spacey and Anthony Rapp delivered their opening statements on Thursday, kicking off the court proceedings relating to a civil suit filed by Rapp that accuses the former “House of Cards” star of sexual misconduct. Rapp, best known for his role in “Star Trek: Discovery,” sued Spacey in 2020 for … Read more

Man who allegedly stabbed FDNY EMT to death is indicted on murder and weapons charges

CNN — The man who allegedly stabbed to death an on-duty emergency medical technician with the Fire Department of New York was indicted on murder and weapons charges, the Queens District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. Peter Zisopoulos, 34, was charged with one count of murder in the second degree and one count of criminal possession … Read more

Murder convictions overturned after court rules rap lyrics likely injected racial bias

Los Angeles CNN — The murder convictions of two Black men in northern California were vacated Monday after a judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed to limit racism within the criminal justice system. The decision comes on the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s … Read more

Federal judge temporarily blocks parts of New York gun law

CNN — A federal judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of parts of a New York gun law that was enacted in the wake of a Supreme Court decision earlier this summer striking down certain protections. Among the provisions of the New York law that the state cannot enforce is one that defines Times Square … Read more