Iran pardons or commutes sentence of ‘large’ number of prisoners, state media reports

CNN  —  Iran will pardon or commute the sentences of a large number of prisoners as part of an annual amnesty, state media reported Sunday, although it is unclear how this will apply to people arrested in the recent wave of protests. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved a proposal to “pardon or commute” … Read more

Opinion: Trump’s first challenger is the one GOP needs

Editor’s Note: Gavin J. Smith is a public relations professional and political strategist. He is CEO of Gavin James Public Affairs, a public relations and marketing consulting firm in Lexington, South Carolina. During the Trump administration, he was press secretary for the Department of Labor and deputy communications director for the Department of Health and … Read more

Opinion: Biden’s very tough decision

Editor’s Note: John Avlon is a CNN senior political analyst and anchor. He is the author of “Lincoln and the Fight for Peace.” The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN  —  Halfway through his first term and on the eve of his second State of the Union, … Read more

Heidi Broussard case: Magen Fieramusca pleads guilty and is sentenced to 55 years in prison

CNN  —  The Texas woman accused of killing Heidi Broussard and kidnapping the victim’s infant has been sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2019 murder, according the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. Magen Fieramusca, 37, was arrested more than a week after Broussard’s body was discovered in a vehicle at … Read more

Traumatized and afraid, Jenin residents are still reeling from Israeli raid

Jenin, West Bank CNN  —  Mohammed Abu al-Hayja was sleeping alongside his wife and two young daughters last month when loud gunfire woke them up. Minutes later, Israeli soldiers rammed down his door and burst through his apartment. “They spread through the house in seconds,” 29-year-old al-Hayja told CNN. “Two soldiers came up to me, … Read more

Opinion: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Trumpism repackaged

Editor’s Note: Julian Zelizer, a CNN political analyst, is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author and editor of 25 books, including the New York Times best-seller, “Myth America: Historians Take on the Biggest Lies and Legends About Our Past” (Basic Books). Follow him on Twitter @julianzelizer. The … Read more

Tyre Nichols: Another Memphis police officer has been dismissed in the aftermath of the violent arrest and death of Tyre Nichols

CNN  —  [Breaking News update at 6:43 p.m. ET] One additional Memphis police officer has been fired for violating multiple departmental policies related to the killing of Tyre Nichols, the Memphis Police Department announced Friday. [Previous story, published at 4:52 p.m. ET] Two first responders were suspended Friday by the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Division … Read more

2 arrested in central California shooting that left 6 dead

CNN  —  Two suspects were taken into custody, one after a shootout, in a “cartel-style” massacre last month that left six people dead in central California, including a young mother and her 10-month-old son, authorities announced Friday. The suspects, identified in charging documents as Angel Uriarte, 35, and Noah Beard, 25, are known members of … Read more

Nick Kyrgios: Australian tennis star avoids conviction for assault

Hong Kong CNN  —  Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has avoided a criminal conviction despite pleading guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend, CNN affiliate Nine News reported on Friday. Appearing at Canberra Magistrates Court, the 27-year-old tennis player admitted to shoving his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari, after an argument outside her apartment on January 10, 2021, … Read more

Former Russian fighter says he witnessed torture of Ukrainian prisoners of war

CNN  —  A former senior Russian army officer says he saw his comrades torturing prisoners of war in Ukraine, in a rare eyewitness account from within Moscow’s ranks to address widespread allegations of Russian war crimes. Speaking to CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday, former Lt. Konstantin Yefremov said he witnessed a deputy commander torturing prisoners … Read more