Category Archives: CNN – US

What we learned from the prosecutors’ texts on the Jussie Smollett case

Before her office dropped charges that accused actor Jussie Smollett of falsely reporting that a hate crime was committed against him in Chicago, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx took issue with both the actor and the charges against him, according to texts obtained by CNN. Foxx’s office in Chicago on Tuesday released thousands of…MORE

California wants sports competitions to award equal prize money to men and women

No women made it onto Forbes’ most recent list of the world’s 100 highest paid athletes. And last month, members of the top-ranked US women’s national soccer team sued the US Soccer Federation for gender discrimination. But California is aiming to combat the gender pay gap in professional sports. A bill in the state’s legislature…MORE

Judge temporarily blocks release of Robert Kraft video in prostitution case

A judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the release of video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft receiving sexual services at a Florida day spa, Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office spokesman Mike Edmondson told CNN. A hearing is scheduled for April 29, and the video will not be released before then, according to…MORE

Christina Koch aims for record for longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch was scheduled to take part in the first all-female spacewalk alongside Anne McClain on March 29, but it was scrapped due to spacesuit availability. Instead, Koch conducted her spacewalk alongside Nick Hague. Now she has her eye on a different record: the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Koch arrived on…MORE

Alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein files a defamation lawsuit against Alan Dershowitz

A woman who claims to be a victim of multimillionaire alleged pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has filed a defamation lawsuit against high-profile attorney Alan Dershowitz, claiming that he made “false and malicious” statements about her. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York, Dershowitz — who used to represent Epstein…MORE

2 boys helped rescue a group of ducklings, and people are loving it

Take a deep breath. Let it out. Look at these nice young men who helped rescue eight ducklings from a sewer in Savannah, Georgia. See? The world is good after all. According to the Savannah Police Department, an officer was sent out to investigate a complaint about an animal in distress on Tuesday night. When…MORE

Arizona mayor declares emergency over ‘imminent threat’ of migrants

The mayor of Yuma, Arizona, has declared a state of emergency, saying his city doesn’t have the resources to respond as the Border Patrol releases a growing number of migrants from custody. “There’s an imminent threat of having too many migrant releases into our community, and it’s above our capacity as a community to sustain,”…MORE

EBay listing of rare baby Tyrannosaurus rex angers scientists

The controversial listing for sale of a rare infant tyrannosaurus fossil has caused outrage in the normally sedate world of paleontology. Fossil hunter Alan Detrich posted an eBay listing for what may be the only fossil of its kind in the world, sparking major opposition from scientists. “Most Likely the Only BABY T-Rex in the…MORE