‘Rust’ film set shooting: Weapon could not be fired without pulling the trigger, FBI forensic testing finds

CNN — FBI testing of the gun used in the fatal shooting on the movie set of “Rust” found that the weapon handled by actor Alec Baldwin could not be fired without pulling the trigger while the gun was cocked, according to a newly released forensics report. Baldwin had the gun while rehearsing a scene … Read more

Southern Baptist Convention says it faces a DOJ investigation after outside report finds leaders mishandled allegations of sexual abuse

CNN — The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention and its entities on the heels of an explosive report that detailed the mishandling of allegations of sexual abuse by church leaders, the SBC said in a statement Friday. The report in May by a third-party firm, Guidepost Solutions, also … Read more

FBI took 11 sets of classified material from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home while investigating possible Espionage Act violations

CNN — The Justice Department removed 11 sets of classified documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence while executing a search warrant this week for possible violations of the Espionage Act and other crimes, according to court documents unsealed and released on Friday. The property receipt, which was also released on Friday, for Trump’s … Read more

Judge denies Trump Org and Allen Weisselberg’s motion to dismiss tax fraud indictment

New York CNN Business — A New York state judge denied the Trump Organization and its former chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg’s motions to dismiss tax fraud charges during a hearing Friday. Judge Juan Merchan said he would grant a hearing to hear arguments over whether statements Weisselberg made while in custody the day of … Read more

Account bearing name of suspect in Ohio standoff with FBI posted on Trump social media platform and encouraged violence against the agency

CNN — A social media account bearing the name of Ricky Shiffer, the suspect in the Ohio standoff with the FBI, made a post on the social media platform founded by Donald Trump, referencing an attempt to storm an FBI office and encouraging others online to prepare for a revolutionary-type war. The post about the … Read more

Ricky Shiffer, who authorities say tried to enter the FBI’s Cincinnati office with a gun is dead after chase and standoff

CNN — A law enforcement standoff with a man who attempted to breach the FBI’s field office in Cincinnati on Thursday has ended with the suspect dead, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Lt. Nathan Dennis said that after negotiations failed, law enforcement officers tried to take suspect into custody, but the suspect raised … Read more

Russia dangles freedom to prisoners if they fight in Ukraine. Many are taking the deadly gamble

CNN — Promises of freedom and riches are made to convicts in cramped jail cells. Frantic phone calls ensue between relatives and inmates weighing the offer. Then prisoners vanish, leaving their loved ones to sift through reports of the wounded arriving in hospitals. This scene is playing out in the convict communities across Russia. With … Read more

Republicans rush to Trump’s defense after FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago

CNN — Top congressional Republicans are rushing to form President Donald Trump’s defense after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as part of an investigation into the handling of potentially classified material. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Attorney General Merrick Garland to “preserve your documents and clear your … Read more

German diplomat arrested in Brazil for alleged murder of husband

CNN — A Brazilian Judge has ordered that German Consul Uwe Herbert Hahn should be held in custody in connection with the alleged murder of his husband in Rio de Janeiro – denying defense claims of diplomatic immunity, according to CNN Brasil. Rio police first took Hahn into custody on Saturday after his husband, Walter … Read more

Four Muslim men were killed in Albuquerque. Here’s what we know about them

CNN — After ambush-style shootings of three Muslim men and the recent killing of a fourth in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Muslim community in the city is on edge and fearful. A well-liked city worker who had aspirations of a future in politics and a proud new US citizen are among the victims of a … Read more