Five former Memphis police officers charged with the murder of Tire Nichols

Five former Memphis police officers charged with the murder of Tire Nichols

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Five former Memphis police officers were charged on Thursday with the murder of black motorist Tire Nichols from injuries he sustained in a violent encounter following a traffic stop, prosecutors said. Nichols, a 29-year-old father, died while hospitalized on January 10, three days after the confrontation when he was arrested by … Read more

First witness in Alex Murdaugh murder trial saw no tears

CNN — The officer who was the first to respond to the scene where Alex Murdaugh’s wife and son were found killed testified Thursday that one of the first things Murdaugh mentioned after the officer arrived was a boating accident involving his son years ago. Murdaugh, a now disbarred attorney and member of a prominent … Read more

Archaeologist may hail ‘oldest’ mummy ever found in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Egyptologists have discovered a pharaonic tomb near the capital Cairo containing what may be the oldest and “most complete” mummy ever found in the country, the head of the excavation team. The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-meter shaft in a newly discovered group of Fifth … Read more

US claims to have ‘hacked hackers’ to bring down ransomware gang, helping 300 victims

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The FBI revealed on Thursday that it secretly hacked into and disrupted a prolific ransomware gang called Hive, a maneuver that helped the bureau stop the group from raising more than $130 million in Ransomware demands from over 300 victims. . At a press conference, US Attorney General Merrick Garland, … Read more

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in burning the Koran during a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said on Thursday. The increase in tensions between the two countries comes at a time when Sweden is relying on Turkey to back its bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty … Read more

Adam Schiff announces bid for Dianne Feinstein’s US Senate seat in California

CNN — Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff announced a 2024 Senate candidacy on Thursday, kicking off a campaign for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s seat in what promises to be a competitive Democratic primary. “I look forward to campaigning hard in this race, meeting Californians where they are at, and hearing what they want from their next senator. … Read more

Israeli forces kill nine in clash in Jenin with Palestinian gunmen, marking the deadliest day in the West Bank in over a year

CNN — Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, and injured several others in a raid on Thursday in the restive West Bank city and refugee camp of Jenin, the Palestinian health ministry said. The death toll makes Thursday the deadliest day for Palestinians in the West Bank in more than a year, … Read more

Newport News, Va., shooting: After 6-year-old shoots teacher in classroom, criticism mounts for school district as officials leave posts

CNN — The fallout is mounting in the Virginia school district where a 6-year-old allegedly shot his teacher in the chest earlier this month, with school officials quitting their posts facing a potential lawsuit amid questions about whether the shooting was preventable. Ebony Parker, the vice-principal of Richneck Elementary School at Newport News, resigned on … Read more

Tire Nichols: A timeline of the investigations into Nichols’ death after a traffic stop and arrest by Memphis police

CNN — Nearly three weeks after a traffic stop in Memphis led to a violent arrest and subsequent death of a driver, police are expected to release police body camera footage of the incident to the public. Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, was hospitalized after the Jan. 7 arrest and died three days later … Read more

EU wants to send more people back to Africa, Middle East and Asia

STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union immigration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination within the bloc so they can return more people without asylum in Europe to their country of origin, including Iraq. Three years after the 27 EU countries agreed to restrict visas for countries deemed unable to … Read more