Hong Kong Jumbo: Owners of Jumbo Floating Restaurant backtrack on sinking claims as authorities investigate

Hong Kong CNN – The owners of an iconic Hong Kong floating restaurant that made headlines around the world after reports emerged it had sunk at sea, appeared Thursday to walk-back earlier claims it was beyond salvageable, insisting the vessel “was still in the waters” near the Paracel Islands, as calls grow for a full … Read more

Brazil police find boat of slain British journalist Dom Phillips, five more arrested

Brazilian officials found a boat used by slain British journalist Dom Phillips and local indigenous expert Bruno Pereira as cops made five more arrests in the case. The speedboat, which was found on Sunday, was used by the two men to travel through the Amazon rainforest before their disappearance, police said. It was discovered submerged … Read more

Bucha: Potential war crime involving Russian forces revealed by New York Times investigation

CNN – Russian paratroopers executed at least eight Ukrainian men in the town of Bucha on March 4, in what appears to be a potential war crime, according to a New York Times investigation published Thursday. Based on eye-witness testimonies and three videos obtained and analyzed by The Times, the investigation details the alleged execution … Read more

Israeli lawmaker resigns over ‘harassment’ of Palestinians, plunging government into crisis

CNN – Israel’s fragile government lost its parliamentary majority on Thursday after an Arab-Israeli lawmaker resigned from the ruling coalition, accusing its leaders of fueling tensions between Israelis and Palestinians and condemning the violent police intervention at the funeral of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, a lawmaker of the left-wing Meretz party, … Read more

FBI official James Baker testifies Michael Sussman lied

WASHINGTON, DC-A former FBI official delivered devastating testimony Thursday against former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann-saying he’s “100% confident” the defendant denied acting “on behalf of any particular client” when he handed over since-debunked information linking Donald Trump and Russia. “I think it was pretty close to the beginning of the meeting. Part of … Read more

Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, faces no further action over Downing Street ‘partygate’ scandal

London CNN – Campaigners have branded a decision to take no further action against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the “Partygate” scandal a “terrible insult.” Downing Street revealed on Thursday that Johnson has revealed no further fines over his alleged breaches of lockdown regulations after the Metroplitan Police announced that it had concluded its … Read more

Authorities say the suspected Buffalo supermarket shooter traveled from hours away. Here’s what we know

CNN – Authorities say the suspect who fatally shot 10 people and injured three others Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket in the heart of the city’s Black community traveled from another New York county hours away. Thirteen people-11 of whom were African American-were shot, with three suffering non-life-threatening injuries, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said. … Read more

‘Idol’ winner Laine Hardy in jail, charged with spying on female student

“American Idol” winner Laine Hardy is in police custody after being charged with planting a listening device in a female student’s residence at Louisiana State University. The country crooner, 21, announced Thursday that he was under criminal investigation by the LSU Police Department – but did not disclose any further information. On Friday morning, however, … Read more

Alec Baldwin’s initial interview after deadly shooting on set released by investigators

CNN – Newly released video evidence from the investigation into a deadly shooting last year on the set of the film “Rust” shows investigators’ first interview with actor Alec Baldwin shortly after the incident. Baldwin was handling a gun while rehearsing a scene at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico in October when a … Read more

‘Rust’ shooting: Video of Alec Baldwin’s initial interview after deadly shooting on set released by investigators

CNN – Newly released video evidence from the investigation into a deadly shooting last year on the set of the film “Rust” shows investigators’ first interview with actor Alec Baldwin shortly after the incident. Baldwin was handling a gun while rehearsing a scene at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico in October when a … Read more