Why is North Korea firing so many missiles — and should the West be worried?

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Tensions are running high in the Korean Peninsula, as the United States and its allies respond to North Korea’s flurry of recent missile tests – including one that flew over neighboring Japan without warning. North Korea has fired six missiles in the past two weeks – a prolific number, even … Read more

Ex-Oath Keeper: Group leader claimed Secret Service contact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes told a member of the extremist group before the 2020 election that he had a contact in the Secret Service, a witness testified Thursday in Rhodes’ Capitol riot trial. John Zimmerman, who was part of the North Carolina chapter, told jurors that Rhodes claimed to have a … Read more

VPN use skyrockets in Iran as citizens navigate internet censorship

Iranians protest to demand justice and highlight the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by morality police and subsequently died in hospital in Tehran under suspicious circumstances. Mike Kemp | In Pictures via Getty Images Iranians are turning to virtual private networks to bypass widespread internet disruptions as the government tries to conceal its … 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

Ben Sasse: Nebraska Republican to resign his Senate seat

CNN — Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a prominent voice in the Republican Party who voted to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, plans to resign from the Senate by the end of the year to take a job as the president of the University of Florida , according to a … 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

Kamala Harris: Secret Service says VP’s motorcade first reported mechanical failure when vehicle actually hit a curb

Washington CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris was involved in a minor car accident earlier this week, the Secret Service said Thursday, and the agency now says her vehicle struck a curb after initially reporting mechanical failure. “During a protective movement Monday, a vehicle in a motorcade had a minor overcorrection and struck a curb,” … Read more

Undaunted by DeSantis, immigrant workers are heading to Florida to help with hurricane cleanup

CNN — Just weeks after Ron DeSantis made a very public display of his efforts to keep migrants from coming to Florida, Hurricane Ian’s destruction is drawing a growing number of immigrants to the Republican governor’s state. “They’re arriving from New York, from Louisiana, from Houston and Dallas,” says Saket Soni, executive director of the … Read more