Former Regulatory Regulator Sheila Beyer says FTX crash shares frightening similarities with Bernie Madoff

New York CNN Business – In just three years, Sam Bankman-Fried built FTX into a massive $32 billion crypto exchange backed by prominent investors. It only took a few days for it all to collapse into a sprawling bankruptcy file. Sheila Beer, one of the top regulators during the 2008 financial crisis, told CNN there … Read more

Sandy Hook memorial opens to the public, nearly 10 years after 26 people were killed in an elementary school shooting

CNN – A memorial to honor the 20 first graders and six teachers killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public on Sunday, about a month before the 10th anniversary. The permanent memorial to Sandy Hook, designed by Dan Affleck and Ben Waldo, was unveiled publicly in Newtown, Connecticut where the … Read more

Alex Jones ordered nearly half a billion dollars to be paid to Sandy Hook families in additional punitive damages

New York CNN Business – A Connecticut judge Thursday ordered right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay an additional $473 million in punitive damages for lies he told about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Barbara Bellis has awarded the families more than $323 million in common-law punitive damages for … Read more

World Cup 2022: French company under investigation over allegations of labor abuse in Qatar

Paris France CNN – A spokeswoman for the Nanterre Public Prosecutor’s Office told CNN on Thursday that a subsidiary of French construction company Vinci was under an official investigation on Wednesday over allegations of poor working conditions at construction sites in Qatar linked to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The attorney for Vinci Construction Grands … Read more

Danushka Gunathilaka: A woman ‘fears for her life’ during alleged rape by a World Cup cricketer

Sydney, Australia CNN – A woman allegedly raped by a Sri Lankan cricketer at the World Cup in Sydney, Australia last week, told police she feared for her life during the attack, according to court documents cited by CNN affiliate 7 News. Danushka Junathilaka faces four counts of non-consensual sex after he was arrested by … Read more

Pieper Lewis: Iowa teen remanded in custody who killed her alleged rapist and escaped from a residential correctional facility

CNN – Pieper Lewis, the teen and sex trafficking victim from Iowa who killed a man she said raped her multiple times, is back in custody after escaping from the residential reform facility where she was serving on probation, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. 18-year-old Lewis was arrested just days after being released … Read more

Legalizing marijuana on the ballot in these states: This is what voters have decided

Washington CNN – Ballot procedures to legalize recreational marijuana use will fail in three states and will pass through two CNN projects, as momentum has grown nationwide to push for sanctions to be lifted once they are linked to cannabis. Here’s what voters in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota decided on Tuesday: … Read more