Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images (WATERBURY, CT) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is testifying in a Connecticut courtroom Thursday in a second defamation trial to determine what the InfoWars host should pay to Sandy Hook families. The tempestuous testimony was so frequently interrupted by objections and sidebar conferences at the bench, Judge Barbara Bellis at one point […]

Etienne Laurent-Pool/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been granted an appeal in his New York sexual assault case. The New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, agreed Wednesday to hear his appeal of his 2020 sex crimes conviction in Manhattan. Weinstein, 70, was sentenced to 23 years […]

Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A week after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, ending a nearly 50-year precedent, several governors are moving to protect abortion rights in their states. On Friday, New York’s legislature passed a constitutional amendment guaranteeing access to abortion during a special […]

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A week after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, ending a nearly 50-year precedent, several governors are moving to protect abortion rights in their states. On Friday, New York is expected to pass a constitutional amendment guaranteeing access to abortion during a special session initially […]

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Ten gun distributors sold tens of thousands of illegal, unfinished frames and receivers later fashioned into untraceable handguns and assault-style rifles in violation of a New York public nuisance law, a new lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. The defendants include some of the nation’s leading gun distributors, including Brownells, Indie Guns, […]

FBI (NEW YORK) — Ruja Ignatova, the so-called Cryptoqueen, has now been named a most-wanted fugitive by the FBI. The FBI added Ignatova to its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list for allegedly defrauding investors of more than $4 billion through OneCoin, a cryptocurrency company she helped found in 2014. The move comes after Europol added Ignatova, […]

Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A yearslong legal attempt to get Happy, an elephant residing at the Bronx Zoo, transferred to an elephant sanctuary failed Tuesday when New York’s highest court rejected a petition from the Nonhuman Rights Project. The group filed a writ of habeas corpus on Happy’s behalf, suggesting a […]

Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (UVALDE, Texas) — A Robb Elementary School employee triggered an internal alert system less than a minute before a gunman entered the building in Uvalde, Texas, and opened fire, according to the company that makes the alert system. The alert was initiated using a security app on the employee’s mobile […]

Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A 911 dispatcher accused of hanging up on a caller during a mass shooting at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket last month has been fired. Erie County officials held a disciplinary hearing on Thursday, during which the county decided to terminate the dispatcher, […]

The Crown Publishing Group (NEW YORK) — An ethics commission has ordered former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to turn over a reported $5.1 million in proceeds from his pandemic leadership book to the New York State Attorney General’s Office. The state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), gave Cuomo 30 days to comply with […]


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