Ahmaud Arbery murder: Jury in federal hate crimes trial excused after first day of deliberations

CNN — After deliberating for a little more than two and a half hours, the jury in the federal hate crimes trial of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery was excused for the day Monday. Deliberation will resume at 9 am Tuesday on whether the men committed the crime because of the color … Read more

Parents describe the moment their 9-year-old was shot and killed in Houston

CNN — Nine-year-old Arlene Alvarez, sitting in the backseat of her parents’ car, wore headphones to watch a movie on the way to a Houston restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner. The girl’s father, Armando Alvarez, made a stop at a drive-thru ATM, where he witnessed a robbery underway. Gunfire suddenly rang out and Armando told … Read more

Covid-19 rips through West Virginia women’s prison as federal agency takes heat

KHN — Rory Adams did not know that Christmas in a small rural hospital in West Virginia would be the last time he saw his wife alive. She’d entered prison in early January 2021 to serve a 42-month sentence for failure to collect payroll taxes. She was supposed to return to North Carolina, their two … Read more