Iran carries out its first protest-related execution, state media reported

Iran carries out its first protest-related execution, state media reported

CNN — Iran has executed a man for wounding a paramilitary officer in the first execution linked to protests across the country since September, state media reported Thursday. Mizan Online, Iran’s justice-related news agency, and the semi-official Tasmin news agency named the protester as Mohsen Shekari. He was reportedly convicted of “waging war against God” … Read more

A Virginia superintendent has been fired after a state report on his handling of school sexual assault

A Virginia superintendent has been fired after a state report on his handling of school sexual assault

CNN — A Virginia school superintendent was fired Tuesday, a day after a state report alleged he lied about a May 2021 sexual assault of a student. A special grand jury report by the office of Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares criticized Dr. Scott Ziegler and other former school officials for mishandling an investigation into … Read more

Harry and Meghan have released a documentary on Netflix

Harry and Meghan have released a documentary on Netflix

London CNN — Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have taken to British media and promised to recount their experiences of their bitter split with the British royal family in their highly anticipated Netflix documentary series. The project, “Harry & Meghan,” was released on Thursday after months of speculation that the couple would star … Read more

University of Idaho murders: Investigators seek information on a white sedan seen near the scene of the killing of 4 college students

University of Idaho murders: Investigators seek information on a white sedan seen near the scene of the killing of 4 college students

CNN — Investigators in the slayings of four University of Idaho students are searching for a person they believe was inside a white sedan seen near the crime scene when they were found dead, police said Wednesday. A 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra was seen “at close range” when students were stabbed to death outside the campus … Read more

The Taliban have carried out their first public execution since returning to power in Afghanistan

The Taliban have carried out their first public execution since returning to power in Afghanistan

CNN — The Taliban executed a suspected assassin on Tuesday in the first public execution since the Islamist group returned to power in Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the man was shot three times by the father of the alleged victim, who was also involved in the execution by senior Taliban officials in southwestern … Read more

Topless beaches are now legal on Nantucket

Topless beaches are now legal on Nantucket

(CNN) – It’s now legal for women — and men — to go topless on the beaches of the popular island of Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts. Earlier this year, a local “Gender Equality on Beaches” campaign proposed a law change that would require anyone of any gender to go naked above the waist … Read more

Lights out in North Carolina county as police search for suspect in power plant attacks

Lights out in North Carolina county as police search for suspect in power plant attacks

CNN — The lights were back on in homes, businesses and streets in a North Carolina county on Wednesday after a daylong outage that authorities described as a gun attack targeting power substations. Multiple law enforcement sources told CNN that while the motive for the Moore County attacks is unknown, investigators are looking into two … Read more

This CUNY college student was among the “invisible” homeless. Now, a creative home fixer is helping him stay in school

This CUNY college student was among the “invisible” homeless.  Now, a creative home fixer is helping him stay in school

New York CNN — Nineteen-year-old Isabella Zaldaña dreams of becoming a nurse. And as a student at this city’s selective Manhattan Hunter Science High School, he was on his way. But he often had to pinch himself to stay awake in class. “I would nap during the day, instead of sleeping eight hours (at night),” … Read more