The following is a summary of current US National Newsletters.
Biden, Putin set to talk about Ukraine in video call Tuesday
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call on Tuesday, with the two leaders due to discuss the tense situation in Ukraine. “Biden will highlight US concerns regarding Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine and reaffirm US support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the spokesperson said. White House Jen Psaki in a statement.
Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect plead not guilty to manslaughter
Michigan judge set bail at $ 500,000 each for parents of teenager accused of murdering four high school classmates after authorities arrested the couple on Saturday following a high-profile manhunt . Appearing by video link from prison for their indictment, James and Jennifer Crumbley both pleaded not guilty to four counts of manslaughter.
US government opens civil rights investigation against police in suburban New York
The US Department of Justice has launched a civil rights investigation into police practices in another city, investigating possible systemic abuse in the New York suburb of Mount Vernon and whether officers have targeted black residents, used excessive force and conducted illegal searches, officials said on Friday. . The department’s civil rights division since President Joe Biden took office in January has also launched investigations into police practices in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Louisville, Kentucky, following protests in many U.S. cities over the year. last against racism and police brutality.
Trump’s social media firm says it raised $ 1 billion
Donald Trump’s new social media firm said on Saturday it has struck deals to raise around $ 1 billion from a group of unidentified investors as it prepares to enter the U.S. stock market. The capital increase, details of which were first reported by Reuters on Wednesday, underscored the former US president’s ability to attract strong financial support through his personal and political brand. He’s working on launching a social media app called TRUTH Social in at least several weeks.
Manslaughter Charges Against Michigan Shooter Parents Open New Legal Ground
There is little precedent for the criminal charges against the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the Michigan teenager who killed four of his high school mates on Tuesday with a handgun, but prosecutors may have a strong case, said legal experts. Detroit Police said early on Saturday parents James and Jennifer Crumbley had been taken into custody.
CNN fires host Chris Cuomo for role in ex-governor brother sex scandal
CNN has fired news anchor Chris Cuomo, the network said on Saturday, after “additional information” emerged during an investigation into his efforts to help his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to deal with allegations of sexual misconduct. Cuomo, who hosted CNN’s most-watched prime-time news show, was suspended on Tuesday. He admitted in May that he had broken some of the rules of the cable news network by advising his brother how to handle the allegations from a public relations perspective.
US administers 468.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine – CDC
The United States had administered 468,516,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide as of Saturday morning and distributed 581,107,805 doses, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those numbers are up from the 466,348,132 vaccine doses that the CDC said it took up on Dec. 3 out of 580,893,145 doses delivered.
Colorado rampage gunman who killed 10 people deemed unfit to stand trial
A Colorado judge ruled on Friday that a man accused of killing 10 people in a March supermarket shooting was unfit to stand trial. Boulder County District Judge Ingrid Bakke delivered her decision at a hearing for 22-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, where it was revealed that two separate court-ordered psychological assessments both found that he was mentally unfit.
US House panel postpones deposition of Trump official on medical grounds
The US Congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan.6 assault on the Capitol has said the deposition of Jeffrey Clark, a senior Justice Department official under former President Donald Trump, has been postponed due to a health problem. “Through his attorney, Mr Clark informed the select committee of a health issue that prevents him from attending tomorrow’s meeting and he provided ample evidence of his claim,” the report said on Friday. House of Representatives select committee, adding that it had agreed to postpone the deposition until December 16.
Jurors in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial showed Epstein’s massage table, a photo of sex toys
A green massage table seized from Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach estate was taken to a Manhattan federal courtroom on Friday, where British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is on trial for her alleged role in the sexual abuse of underage girls . Prosecutors said many of Epstein’s encounters with teenagers began as massages before escalating, calling the term “massage” a “trick” to get girls to touch Epstein.
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