Ketanji Brown Jackson joins US Supreme Court as first Black woman on the bench

CNN — Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in Thursday as an associate justice to the United States Supreme Court, making history as the first Black woman on the highest court in the nation. Jackson, 51, joins the court as its 116th member amid a time of heightened scrutiny of the court over recent decisions and … Read more

New fight over abortion jolts Democratic battle to take on Johnson in Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. CNN — President Joe Biden has gone from narrowly winning Wisconsin nearly two years ago to becoming an apparent liability for Democrats running there – so much so that two of the leading candidates running for their party’s US Senate nomination won’t say whether he should run again. But the Wisconsin Senate Democratic … Read more

NYC: Woman pushing a baby stroller shot dead in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, police say

CNN — A woman pushing a baby in a stroller was shot in the head at close-range and killed in Manhattan Wednesday night, police said. The three-month-old baby was unharmed, and the relationship between the 20-year-old woman and the baby was unclear Wednesday, police told CNN. The shooting happened just after 8:20 pm in Manhattan’s … Read more

Randy Cox: Video captures moment a man was paralyzed while in a police van. He may never walk again, lawyer says

CNN — A man in police custody slid headfirst into an interior wall of a transport van in the Connecticut city of New Haven on Father’s Day, video released by the city shows – an incident his family said Tuesday left him partially paralyzed. Richard “Randy” Cox Jr., 36, suffered a serious injury to his … Read more

Environmental groups sue Biden administration to halt its largest onshore drilling lease sale

CNN — As President Joe Biden’s administration prepares to hold its first onshore oil and gas drilling lease sales, environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit to attempt to stop the largest of these sales, in Wyoming. It’s the second lawsuit in a week to challenge the administration on its drilling plans. The suit comes … Read more

San Antonio migrant deaths: 46 migrants have been found dead inside a semi-truck in San Antonio, authorities say

CNN — At least 46 people were found dead inside of a semi-truck in San Antonio Monday, according to authorities, in a scene that Mayor Ron Nirenberg called a “horrific human tragedy.” Earlier on Monday night, city councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia referred to the victims as migrants, after she was briefed on the situation by … Read more

NATO: US and European officials eye summit for progress for Finland and Sweden joining alliance

CNN — European and US officials do not expect that Turkey’s concerns about Finland and Sweden joining NATO will be assured before the alliance’s summit this week, US and European officials told CNN. Yet some officials believe that Turkey may be eyeing the summit as a place to finally make agreements that could propel the … Read more

America’s struggle with mass shootings has changed how these people live their lives

CNN — Minutes after a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store in March 2021, a woman stood in the back of the supermarket where she worked in Denver, about 30 miles away, staring at harrowing images of the scene as she scrolled through her phone. It was bizarre to see photos … Read more

Boris Johnson warns Russian victory in Ukraine would be ‘absolutely catastrophic’

Telfs-Buchen, Austria CNN — Allowing Russian President Vladimir Putin to succeed in his invasion of Ukraine would have “absolutely catastrophic” consequences for the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned in a CNN interview on Sunday. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” hours after Russian missiles hit Kyiv, shattering what had … Read more

Biden arrives in Europe to keep allies united against Russia as a grinding war in Ukraine takes its toll

Telfs-Buchen, Austria CNN — President Joe Biden arrived in Europe Saturday for a week of summits, where the grinding war in Ukraine – entering its fifth month and fading from Americans’ attention – will be thrust back to the forefront. The President touched down in Germany late Saturday local time. Biden hopes to announce new … Read more