What to expect January 6 hearings day 5:

CNN — Thursday’s hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection turns the panel’s focus toward how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the … Read more

Bannon and DOJ don’t want to talk politics or January 6 specifics at contempt trial

CNN — Longtime Trump political adviser Steve Bannon wants to block prosecutors from exploring the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol before the jury at his criminal contempt trial next month. At the same time, prosecutors are trying to prevent Bannon from turning his trial into a “circus atmosphere,” they said Friday. Bannon’s … Read more

Takeaways from Monday’s January 6 hearing

CNN  —  The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol detailed Monday how those around then-President Donald Trump told him he lost the 2020 election – but he refused to listen, turning instead to his attorney Rudy Giuliani to embrace false claims that the election was stolen. The hearing Monday … Read more

Larry Nassar abuse case: Olympic gymnasts Biles, Raisman and Maroney are among dozens seeking $1 billion from the FBI over botched investigation

CNN — Attorneys for more than 90 women and girls who were sexually abused by disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar submitted claims for over $1 billion to the FBI, saying investigators could have ended Nassar’s predation and protected other victims had they not mishandled the case. The claimants include Olympic gymnasts Simone … Read more

Trump campaign told fake electors in Georgia to use ‘complete secrecy and discretion,’ email reveals

CNN — The Trump campaign directed a group of Georgia Republicans to meet in secret and obscure their objectives in an email obtained by federal prosecutors as part of their recent investigation into Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election in several swing states. The email is part of the intensifying Justice Department investigation focused … Read more

Stellantis Pleads Guilty in Diesel Emissions Probe

photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP (Getty Images) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US pleaded guilty to one criminal felony count of fraud conspiracy yesterday. FCA US, now known as Stellantis North America, has agreed with the US Department of Justice to pay about $300 million in fines and forfeiture penalties. The investigation centered around the automaker‘s efforts to skirt … Read more

CVS to Stop Filling Stimulant Prescriptions from Done, Cerebral

CVS pharmacies will no longer fill controlled substance prescriptions ordered by health care workers that work for the two telehealth companies.photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) Digital mental health providers are now facing another challenge: CVS says it will no longer fill prescriptions from telehealth companies Cerebral and Done Health. Mental health care was on the … Read more

A 17-year-old boy died by suicide hours after being scammed. The FBI says it’s part of a troubling increase in ‘sextortion’ cases.

Editor’s Note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 to connect with a trained counselor or visit the NSPL site. CNN — Ryan Last received a message on a school night in February from someone he believed to … Read more

Brooklyn subway shooting: Prosecutors says alleged James’ DNA was obtained through authorized search warrant

CNN — Prosecutors pushing back against allegations that the Brooklyn subway shooter’s constitutional rights were violated when FBI agents DNA samples from him, according to court fillings. Federal public defender Mia Eisner-Grynberg said FBI agents entered Frank James’ cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday and took multiple oral swabs of his … Read more

CDC mask mandate for travelers no longer in effect following judge’s ruling, official says

CNN — The federal judge in Florida struck down on Monday the Biden administration’s mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods, and the Biden official administration says the order is no longer in effect while the ruling is reviewed. US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said the mandate was unlawful because it exceeded … Read more