Vestavia Hills, Alabama, church shooting: 2 dead, another wounded after gunfire near Birmingham. The suspect is in custody, police say

CNN — Two people were killed and another person was injured Thursday in a shooting at a small group church meeting in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, police said. A suspect, who was not publicly identified, is in custody, said Capt. Shane Ware with the Vestavia Hills Police Department. The surviving victim is being treated … Read more

2 police officers were killed responding to a possible stabbing at a hotel in El Monte, California

CNN — Two beloved El Monte police officers were killed Tuesday while responding to a possible stabbing at a motel, officials in the Southern California city said. “They were essentially ambushed while trying to keep a family safe,” El Monte Mayor Jessica Ancona said. The officers were identified Wednesday as Corp. Michael Paredes and Officer … Read more

Opinion: Trump scammed America. The January 6 panel is showing us how

Editor’s Note: Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN — Two … Read more

Opinion: The Senate’s framework on guns is a sea change Opinion: The Senate’s framework on guns is a sea change

Editor’s Note: Kris Brown is the president of Brady, one of the oldest national gun violence prevention organizations in the United States. she tweets @KrisB_Brown. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN — Lawmakers in the US Senate announced this weekend that they have reached an agreement … Read more

Moderate drinkers at risk for alcohol problems if they binge, study finds

CNN — You consider yourself a light-to-moderate drinker, having the occasional cocktail or glass of wine with dinner and only tossing back a few extra glasses of liquid refreshment at social gatherings on weekends. By most standards, you’d be right – because drinking is typically tracked as an average over the week. “This leaves many … Read more

Georgia man kills daughter, then himself, after fatally shooting baby’s mother and injuring grandmother

CNN — A man fatally shot his infant daughter before killing himself in Georgia on Sunday morning after kidnapping the baby from her mother, according to police. Darian Bennett also shot and killed the baby’s mother and injured the baby’s grandmother by gunfire at their home in Covington on Saturday night, Sergeant Jack Redlinger from … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rape case against soccer star dismissed due to ‘misconduct’ by plaintiff’s attorney

CNN — The federal civil case alleging that Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo raped a woman in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 was dismissed on Friday. Judge Jennifer Dorsey accepted the recommendation of a federal magistrate, saying that an attorney for accuser Kathryn Mayorga engaged in misconduct so severe that it would be … Read more

In Toronto and Montreal, supporting the arts and children’s advocacy tops over $1-million in donations

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Annual Gala.Karine Kalfon/The Globe and Mail Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Annual Gala, May 7, 2022, Montreal When Quebec’s first professional ballet company, founded in 1957, hosted its last gala back in 2019, the locale was Montreal’s IGA Stadium. The 11,000-seat home of the Canadian Open tennis tournament … Read more

Liz Cheney said Trump had a ‘seven-part plan’ to overturn the election. Here’s what she meant

CNN — Former President Donald Trump had a “sophisticated seven-point plan” to overturn the 2020 presidential election over the course of several months, January 6 committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney said, detailing how the panel plans to use its future hearings to tackle each part of the scheme. “On the morning of January 6, President … Read more

Nupur Sharma and the firestorm over Indian officials’ comments about Islam

CNN — India is trying to contain the diplomatic fallout as outrage grows in the Muslim world following derogatory comments made by ruling party officials about the Prophet Mohammed. The United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Oman, and Iraq are among at least 15 Muslim-majority nations to have condemned the remarks, which were described as “Islamophobic,” with … Read more