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275 cases open in Capitol riot investigation, US prosecutors say

275 cases open in Capitol riot investigation, US prosecutors say

US investigators have opened up 275 cases and charged roughly 98 individuals in connection to last week’s pro-Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol, federal officials said Friday, emphasizing they are focused on rounding up the most violent offenders. That number will easily grow to over 300 by the end of the day, Michael Sherwin,…MORE

Police respond differently when it’s a left-wing protest, study finds

Police respond differently when it’s a left-wing protest, study finds

President Donald Trump’s supporters were still rampaging through the US Capitol when the question arose: If these had been Black Lives Matter demonstrators instead of overwhelmingly White, militant Trump backers, how different would the police response have been? The Black Lives Matter Global Network hit the question hard in a statement following the Capitol siege.…MORE

A stream of nearly 500 stars in the Milky Way is actually a family

A stream of nearly 500 stars in the Milky Way is actually a family

Our Milky Way galaxy is filled with streams of stars, but one of them appears to be a family that includes nearly 500 relatives, according to a new study. Astronomers have discovered 8,292 stellar streams in our galaxy. Rather than clusters of stars, streams form linear patterns. Each stream is named Theia for the Greek…MORE

Tillerson slams Trump as Pompeo sings his praises

Tillerson slams Trump as Pompeo sings his praises

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson painted a scathing picture of his old boss President Donald Trump as someone who made uninformed decisions that were not based in reality — a stark contrast to Trump’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo, who is heaping praise on the outgoing President in his final days in office. “His understanding…MORE

GOP Sen. Lankford appeals to Black constituents after sowing doubt about election

GOP Sen. Lankford appeals to Black constituents after sowing doubt about election

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford, under pressure from his Black constituents over his decision to initially support objections to Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week, explained his decision-making in a letter Thursday but did not apologize for sowing doubt about election security. Lankford was among several Republican senators who had planned to dispute…MORE

‘MLK/FBI’ probes ‘the darkest part’ of the bureau’s history

‘MLK/FBI’ probes ‘the darkest part’ of the bureau’s history

The government-sanctioned harassment of Martin Luther King Jr. provides the chilling spine of “MLK/FBI,” a documentary timed to the annual holiday for the civil rights icon. Director Sam Pollard’s film also raises an interesting question — namely, what historians and journalists owe King’s legacy in terms of releasing material amassed specifically in an effort to…MORE

New security bulletin says domestic extremists most likely threat to inauguration

New security bulletin says domestic extremists most likely threat to inauguration

Domestic extremists pose the most likely threat to the presidential inauguration, particularly those who believe the incoming administration is illegitimate, according to a joint bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and eight other agencies obtained by CNN. The assessment, dated January 14, also notes that since the attack on the US Capitol, Russian,…MORE

‘Home Alone 2’ star tweets support for removing Trump’s cameo

‘Home Alone 2’ star tweets support for removing Trump’s cameo

As President Donald Trump prepares to make his exit from the White House, fans of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” want him to make a permanent, on-screen exit from the movie — and its star Macaulay Culkin seems to be on board with the idea. Culkin played Kevin McAllister, who gets separated from…MORE

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