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A Pennsylvania school district canceled a gay ‘30 Rock’ actor’s event, citing his ‘lifestyle.’ Parents are fighting back.

By Alaa Elassar, CNN (CNN) — Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are petitioning to overturn a unanimous vote by the school board to cancel a talk from “30 Rock” actor Maulik Pancholy, over concerns about his “activism” and “lifestyle.” Pancholy, who is gay and a children’s book author, was scheduled to speak at Mountain View Middle School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 22. But

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5 things to know for April 19: Middle East, Trump trial, India elections, TikTok ban, Trader Joe’s recall

By Alexandra Banner, CNN (CNN) — A jet collision was narrowly avoided at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Thursday after two planes were cleared on the same runway. The FAA said it would investigate the incident and analyze audio of the air traffic controllers frantically trying to radio both planes to stop. Here’s what else

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3 California police officers charged in the death of a man they restrained while in custody, prosecutor says

By Taylor Romine and Aya Elamroussi, CNN (CNN) — Three California police officers have been charged in the death of a man in their custody in 2021, prosecutors announced Thursday – two years after the district attorney’s office said it would not bring criminal charges against the officers. Eric McKinley, James Fisher and Cameron Leahy

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Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price announces involuntary manslaughter charges against three Alameda Police officers for the in-custody death of Mario Gonzalez Arenales.

3 California police officers charged in the death of a man they restrained while in custody, prosecutor says

KGO, ALAMEDA POLICE DEPARTMENT, FAMILY PHOTO, CNN By Taylor Romine and Aya Elamroussi, CNN (CNN) — Three California police officers have been charged in the death of a man in their custody in 2021, prosecutors announced Thursday – two years after the district attorney’s office said it would not bring criminal charges against the officers.

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Students at more universities announce solidarity rallies after 108 pro-Palestinian activists are arrested at Columbia

By Dalia Faheid, Caroll Alvarado and John Towfighi, CNN New York (CNN) — Dozens of activists denouncing Israel’s war in Gaza remain camped out on the West Lawn of Columbia University on Friday, a day after New York City police arrested more than 100 people on suspicion of criminal trespass during a pro-Palestinian demonstration on

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Maryland high school student arrested after authorities discovered a 129-page document detailing school shooting plan, police say

By Chris Boyette, Braden Walker and Jillian Sykes, CNN (CNN) — A Maryland high school student was arrested and charged with threat of mass violence Wednesday after police say they discovered evidence revealing the teen had plans to commit a school shooting. Authorities discovered a 129-page document they say was written by 18-year-old Alex Ye,

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Maryland high school student arrested after authorities discovered a 129-page document detailing school shooting plan, police say

WJLA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE, CNN By Chris Boyette, Braden Walker and Jillian Sykes, CNN (CNN) — A Maryland high school student was arrested and charged with threat of mass violence Wednesday after police say they discovered evidence revealing the teen had plans to commit a school shooting. Authorities discovered a 129-page document they say was

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The five biggest book publishers in the US are suing Iowa over its book ban law

By Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) — Several publishing houses joined bestselling authors and Penguin Random House this week in a federal lawsuit challenging an Iowa state law that bans certain books in schools and limits teachings on sexual orientation and gender identity. Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan Publishers and Simon & Schuster, all members of

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Collision narrowly avoided at Reagan National Airport after two jets were cleared onto the same runway

By Gregory Wallace and Pete Muntean, CNN (CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how two jetliners were put on an apparent collision course as they were leaving Reagan National Airport Thursday morning, prompting air traffic controllers to frantically radio each plane to stop. Air traffic control audio recordings detail controllers shouting for a

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Over 100 people arrested as NYPD breaks up pro-Palestinian protest at Columbia University, law enforcement source says

By Shimon Prokupecz, Emma Tucker, John Miller, Alaa Elassar and John Towfighi (CNN) — More than 100 people were arrested by New York Police Department officers on a preliminary charge of criminal trespass, according to a law enforcement official, as police entered Columbia University on Thursday to disperse a pro-Palestinian protest that began a day

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Chris Brown Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research (CNN) — Here is a look at the life of Grammy Award-winner Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Personal Birth date: May 5, 1989 Birth place: Tappahannock, Virginia Birth name: Christopher Maurice Brown Father: Clinton Brown, corrections officer Mother: Joyce Hawkins, former day care director Children: with

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Bryan Kohberger arrives September 13 for a hearing in Latah County District Court in Moscow

Expert will testify Bryan Kohberger’s cell phone was outside of Moscow on the night of the Idaho murders, defense says

CNN By Taylor Romine, CNN (CNN) — Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022, was out driving west of Moscow, Idaho, the night of the slayings, his attorney says, and the defense plans to offer a cell phone tower and radio frequency expert to partially corroborate this account, a court document supporting an

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