Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005, but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. CT. He didn’t give a final statement, according to Department … Read more

China’s security apparatus swings into action to smother Covid protests

China's security apparatus swings into action to smother Covid protests

CNN — China’s vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling streets, checking cell phones and even calling some demonstrators to warn them against a repeat. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when … Read more

Thomas James: Navy petty officer who helped disarm Colorado nightclub shooter speaks out for first time

Thomas James: Navy petty officer who helped disarm Colorado nightclub shooter speaks out for first time

CNN — Thomas James, one of the two men who helped disarm a shooter during last week’s mass shooting inside Club Q in Colorado Springs, issued his first statement about his role in the attack on Sunday. “I simply wanted to save the family I found,” James, a US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, said … Read more

Colorado Springs reckons with past after gay club shooting

Colorado Springs reckons with past after gay club shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When officials unfurled a 25-foot rainbow flag in front of Colorado Springs City Hall this week, people gathered to mourn the victims of a mass shooting at a popular gay club couldn’t help but reflect on how such a display of support would have been unthinkable just days earlier. With … Read more

Walmart shooter left ‘death note,’ bought gun day of killing

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia left behind what he called a “death note” on his phone that apologized for what he was about to do while simultaneously blaming others for mocking him. “Sorry everyone but I did not plan this I promise things just fell in … Read more

Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new ‘type of hate’

Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new 'type of hate'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a shooter turned a drag queen’s birthday celebration into a massacre said he thinks the shooting that killed five people and injured 17 others is a reflection of anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has evolved from prejudice to incitement. Nic Grzecka’s voice was … Read more

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

CNN — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shootings in the US. “The idea (that) we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick, it’s just sick. It has no social redeeming value, zero, none. Not … Read more

Walmart mass shooting: The motive behind the attack in Chesapeake, Virginia, is unclear

Walmart mass shooting: The motive behind the attack in Chesapeake, Virginia, is unclear

CNN — After an ordinary workday turned deadly at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, survivors and investigators are spending the Thanksgiving holiday questioning the motive of an employee who opened fire on coworkers, killing six before fatally turning the gun on himself. Employees were preparing for an overnight shift when a manager opened fire with … Read more

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors' suits opens in New York

CNN — Ex-magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll sued to form President Donald Trump for battery and defamation under a new New York law that allows adults alleging sexual assault to bring claims years after the attack. Carroll filed the lawsuit Thursday, the first day that civil lawsuits can be brought under the new law, the … Read more

An employee had a gun to her forehead, others ran for their lives: Witnesses describe the Chesapeake Walmart shooting

An employee had a gun to her forehead, others ran for their lives: Witnesses describe the Chesapeake Walmart shooting

CNN — Though Jessie Wilczewski had only been working at the Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart for a few days, her Tuesday night shift started like all the rest, with a routine team meeting in the break room. But moments after that meeting began, Wilczewski found herself face to face with her team leader, who held a … Read more