Koch network plans to back a Republican — other than Donald Trump — in the 2024 presidential primary

CNN  —  The deep-pocketed network associated with billionaire Charles Koch is preparing to throw its money and weight behind a single Republican candidate in the 2024 presidential primary – in a move that could significantly reshape the GOP field. Americans for Prosperity Action, the main political arm of the Koch network, “is prepared to support … Read more

Opinion: The most important secret George Santos is keeping

Editor’s Note: Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  The … Read more

A first generation iPhone going up for auction hopes to fetch $50,000

New York CNN  —  An unopened first-generation iPhone from 2007 is hitting the auction block Thursday – with an estimated value of $50,000. Originally on sale for $599, the first iPhone offered early Apple adopters a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It … Read more

Robert Kraft tells CNN he wants Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract and retire as a New England Patriot

CNN  —  New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told CNN on Thursday that he wants Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Patriot. “Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it,” Kraft said. “To us, he is always has been and always will be a Patriot. … Read more

CEOs take pay cuts after brutal 2022

New York CNN Business  —  Corporate boards are slashing the pay of some leading CEOs in a new trend that could just be getting started. The pay cuts are hitting some of America’s best-known and highest-paid bosses, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. The moves … Read more

David Pecker: Ex-publisher of National Enquirer set to meet with prosecutors investigating Trump

CNN  —  David Pecker, the former head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, is expected to meet with Manhattan prosecutors investigating former President Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter said, indicating the probe is escalating. Pecker’s meeting is scheduled for this week, sources tell CNN. He was involved in an effort to … Read more

Prosecutors say Sam Bankman-Fried’s contact with FTX’s ex-general counsel is “suggestive” of witness tampering

CNN  —  Federal prosecutors said FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried contacted the former general counsel of the crypto trading platform earlier this month in a move they say may constitute witness tampering. A spokesperson for Bankman-Fried declined to comment. Prosecutors with the US attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York asked the judge to … Read more

Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in the January 27 edition of CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain’s royal family. Sign up here. London CNN  —  You might get a sense of deja vu with this edition of Royal News. Long-time readers will probably recall the … Read more

FTX creditors include Goldman Sachs, New York Times and Netflix

New York CNN  —  Newly unsealed bankruptcy documents revealed thousands of creditors to whom FTX owes money after the once-mighty crypto exchange collapsed in November. Wall Street heavyweights including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan were named in the creditor list, which includes businesses, charities, individuals and other entities in a 116-page document filed late Wednesday. FTX … Read more

BuzzFeed’s CEO says AI could usher in a ‘new model for digital media,’ but warns against a ‘dystopian’ path

New York CNN  —  Over the holidays, while most media executives were perhaps looking to get a reprieve from work, Jonah Peretti was online, fully immersed in experimenting with artificial intelligence. The BuzzFeed co-founder and chief executive, who has always raced to test out the latest technologies, was familiar with AI and predictions of how … Read more