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‘Rust’ film armorer’s manslaughter trial opens

The October 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was tragically hit by a live round of ammunition fired from a prop gun held by Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of the movie “Rust.” There were opening statements today marking the start of the trial of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who served as the film's armorer. Now, she has pleaded not guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and also to tampering with evidence. Hutchins death is prompting questions as to how live ammunition could have possibly ended up on the movie set? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Russian-American arrested in Russia for allegedly donating $51.80 to Ukraine aid

A 33 year-old woman who is a Russian-American dual citizen is now under arrest in Russia on charges of treason for allegedly donating to a Ukrainian charity in the United States. Now, Russia's federal security service, the FSB, says that she was arrested for "providing financial assistance to a foreign state in activities directed against Russia security." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Alabama Supreme Court ruled IVF embryos are children

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos created through IVF are babies kept alive in a cryogenic nursery while they awaited implantation. The ruling states that those who destroy them can be held liable for wrongful death. This decision puts back into national focus the question of when life begins and one that reproductive rights advocates say could have a chilling effect on infertility treatments and the hundreds of Alabamians who seek them each year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Navalny’s widow accuses Putin of killing him, vows to continue his work

As world leaders condemn the death of Alexey Navalny, a man who knew he was risking his life for the sake of his country, Donald Trump shares a post on his social media comparing himself to Navalny and going on a rant claiming Navalny’s death made him aware of what is happening in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Judge orders Trump to pay nearly $355 in civil fraud case

A judge in New York City ordered Trump and his companies to pay nearly $355 million in a crushing defeat in the civil fraud trial. Plus, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny died suddenly in a Russian penal colony. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Fulton County DA Willis testifies: “I’m not on trial”

Fulton County District Attorney Willis is in the middle of a hearing on whether she should be disqualified from the Georgia election subversion case. She fired back today during her testimony about her romantic relationship with a prosecutor. Plus, Donald Trump’s New York hush money criminal case is set for March 25th, 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


KC police: 1 dead in Super Bowl rally shooting, 21 others shot

At least one person was killed and local hospitals say that 29 people have been treated for injuries after a mass shooting in Kansas City. Three people have been detained and are now under investigation and we're learning the name tonight of one woman who died. An official who not only knew the victim, but was there himself at the rally with his own daughter joins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Supreme Court’s response to new Trump filing will impact timing of his Jan 6 prosecution as he seeks trial delay

Deep into the 2024 campaign, any one of Trump’s trials could actually be he a break glass in case of emergency kind of moment and could change the course of this election. Donald Trump's strategy on the case of immunity is claiming that a months-long trial will make it harder for him to campaign. The fight over Trump's immunity, or frankly, lack thereof, has already prompted District Judge Tanya Chutkan to postpone a trial date that was previously set for March 4th. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, the day before Super Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What could still happen with 269 days until the election?

This week alone a federal appeals court ruled against Donald Trump’s presidential immunity claim, House Republicans failed to impeach Homeland Secretary Mayorkas, the bipartisan border deal died, Israel warned the war may escalate again with a new ground incursion, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trump and the 14th Amendment’s ‘insurrectionist ban’

In a case that can change the course of the election, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in a historic effort to ban former President Trump on the ballot for his alleged role in the January 6th insurrection. Did President Trump engage in insurrection? This as a poll says 58% of Americans do not trust the Supreme Court will make the right decisions on 2024 cases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Court: Trump not immune from prosecution in election case

A federal appeals court said Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution for alleged crimes he committed during his presidency, rejecting Trump’s arguments that he shouldn’t have to go on trial on federal election subversion charges. Plus, an unprecedented verdict in Michigan after Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the teenager who killed four students at an Oxford, Michigan, high school in 2021, was found guilty of all four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Key senators signal border deal may be dead

A significant bipartisan border deal and foreign aid package appears on track to fail in the Senate later this week amid continued attacks from former President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. Republicans opposed to the deal, including Trump, have attacked it as too weak even though it would mark a tough change to immigration law and would give the president far-reaching powers to restrict illegal migrant crossings at the southern border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


US launches retaliatory strikes on Iran-backed targets

The US launches strikes on 85 targets in Iraq and Syria, retaliating against Iran-backed militias following the deaths of three American soldiers. President Biden says the military response “Will continue at times and places of our choosing”. Plus, the closing arguments in the Jennifer Crumbley involuntary manslaughter trial: how will the court of public opinion see it? And, tributes pour in after Carl Weathers, “Rocky” and “Mandalorian” star, dies at 76. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Mass shooter’s mother on trial

Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the Michigan teenager who shot four classmates to death in 2021, takes the stand on involuntary manslaughter charges in a case that’s testing the limits of who might be found responsible for a mass shooting. Plus, a behind the scenes look at 2024 presidential campaigns. And, ‘Black Swan’ events: how chance happenings can upend our lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Haley on racism, tech chiefs slammed, NFL concussion settlement

What GOP Presidential candidate Nikki Haley said about racism in America during an interview on “The Breakfast Club”, while taking her sharpest shots at Trump yet. Plus, Mark Zuckerberg makes a stunning apology as he and other tech chiefs are slammed over safety at a child online safety hearing before Congress. And, WAPO investigates “The broken promises” of the NFL concussion settlement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What’s behind the immigration crisis?

Senate negotiators try to finalize a bipartisan border deal as House Republicans declare the not yet done deal dead on arrival. Our panel goes in-depth on the border crisis, and the politics behind it. Plus, the prosecutor who spearheaded the Trump university fraud case lays out the 12 rules for “Taking down Trump”. And, the Oxford High School shooter’s mother stands trial on involuntary manslaughter charges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Border politics, E. Jean Carroll speaks out, Swift Super Bowl conspiracies

House Republicans move to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas over the border crisis, as Trump tries to torpedo a bipartisan border deal. Plus, what E. Jean Carroll had to say about Trump in her first CNN interview since her $83.3 million defamation win against the former president. And, Conservatives float conspiracy theories about Taylor Swift and the Super Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trump told to pay $83.3M in damages to E. Jean Carroll

A jury awards E. Jean Carroll damages of $83.3M in her civil defamation case again Donald Trump. Plus, anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean joins to discuss the first US death row inmate being executed by nitrogen gas in Alabama this week. And, WWE founder Vince McMahon resigns amid sex trafficking allegations. Also, ‘Overtime with Bill Maher’: Maher and guests answer topical questions from HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ viewers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trump takes the stand

Trump testifies in his own defense in the E. Jean Carroll civil defamation trial, with the judge striking some of the former president’s roughly three-minute testimony. Plus, Fani Willis and others are expected to be subpoenaed for a hearing on the Fulton County D.A.’s affair allegation. And, why trump is pressuring Republicans to block a border deal. Also, what witnesses had to say about the first US execution by nitrogen gas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Two-person race?

Nikki Haley says 2024 is now a two-person race, but as the Primary season takes a back seat to the courts, our panel discusses if that is really the case. Plus, a mass shooter’s mother is on court on charges of involuntary manslaughter. And, an untested method of execution is to be used by Alabama. Also, “Crime Junkie” podcast host Ashley Flowers joins to discuss America’s true crime obsession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit