Buffalo shooting: Posts on social media reveal that suspected mass shooter has spent months planning racist attacks

CNN – Posts on social media of the 18-year-old white man suspected of shooting and killing 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday reveal that he had been planning his attack for several months. The alleged gunman Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, wrote that he chose a particular zip code in Buffalo … Read more

Buffalo shooting: Mass shooting in supermarket was a racist hate crime, police say

CNN – A mass shooting in a supermarket in a black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday was a racist hate crime and will be prosecuted as such, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Sunday. “The evidence we have revealed so far does not go unnoticed that this is an absolutely racist hate crime. … Read more

Snake Island: The small piece of land that plays a major role in Russia’s war against Ukraine

CNN – It is only 46 hectares of rocks and grass without fresh water (nor any snakes), but Snake Island in the Black Sea has acquired a totemic significance in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The island – known as Zmiinyi Ostriv in Ukrainian – is located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) off the … Read more

Just 100 miles from Ukraine, NATO special forces carry out training drills on the Black Sea

Black Sea, off the coast of Romania CNN – A US Navy SEAL jumps out of a Romanian helicopter and slides down a rope. He’s one of several American special forces units taking part in a military drill on the Black Sea, just 100 miles from Ukraine, where Russia continues to wage its war. Their … Read more

Mariupol: Evacuation from besieged steel plant paused unitl Monday

Correction: This story has been updated to correctly reflect when the evacuation of citizens in Mariupol will recommence. CNN – The evacuation of civilians from the besieged southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been paused until Monday, the Mariupol City Council announced Sunday, citing “security reasons.” The city council said in a Telegram post that … Read more

5 things to know for April 29: Ukraine, Covid-19, Recession, USPS, Abortion

CNN – In a move to reduce smoking across the US, the FDA has proposed a sweeping ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Some advocates are calling it a “historic” moment for public health, but tobacco companies may not go down without a fight. Experts are predicting the companies will now try to stop … Read more

Mark Meadows’ texts reveal new details about the key role Scott Perry played in efforts to overturn election

Washington CNN – Newly obtained text messages and recent court filings fill in significant gaps about the key role a little-known Pennsylvania Republican congressman played at almost every turn in scheming to reverse or delay certification of the 2020 election. The texts, which were among those selectively provided by Donald Trump’s former White House chief … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vows full speed ahead for nuclear program, as he flaunts ICBM missiles

Seoul, South Korea CNN – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed on Monday to ramp up his development of nuclear arms, as a military parade in Pyongyang showcased the country’s most advanced weaponry yet – including an intercontinental ballistic missile experts say puts the entire US mainland in range. The country would “strengthen and … Read more

US unveils latest sanctions targeting Russia

Drew Angerer / Getty Images North America / Getty Images Washington CNN – The United States on Wednesday unveiled its latest round of sanctions going after Russia over its war on Ukraine, this time targeting a key commercial bank and “a global network of more than 40 individuals and entities led by US-designated Russian oligarch … Read more

CNN Exclusive: ‘We need ammo. We need fraud examples. We need it this weekend. ‘ What the Meadows texts reveal about how two Trump congressional allies lobbied the White House to overturn the election.

Washington CNN – In the weeks between the 2020 election and the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, almost 100 text messages from two staunch GOP allies of then-President Donald Trump reveal an aggressive attempt to lobby, encourage and eventually warn the White House over its efforts to overturn the election, according to messages … Read more