Ransomware: U.S. cyber officials make urgent push to warn businesses of hacking vulnerabilities

washington CNN — U.S. cybersecurity officials are unveiling a new plan to warn critical U.S. companies that their systems are vulnerable ransomware attack before the hackers successfully attack. Eric Goldstein, a senior official with the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said the new federal plan — details of which were shared exclusively with CNN … Read more

What makes fentanyl so deadly? How can people prevent overdose?

CNN — America is facing a crisis of overdose deaths. More than 106,000 Americans will die from drug overdoses in 2021—including More than 1,100 teens Only that year. Synthetic opioids, mostly involving the powerful drug fentanyl, are the leading cause of overdose death, almost 7.5 times increase Overall, from 2015 to 2021, according to the … Read more

Biden signs measure to block controversial D.C. crime bill

CNN — President Joe Biden signed a resolution Monday to block a controversial Washington, D.C. crime bill that opponents have criticized as weak on crime. The effort to stop the crime bill has divided Democrats and highlighted the difficulty the party is trying to strike a balance as Republicans accuse them of failing to tackle … Read more

Blinken accuses all parties to conflict in Ethiopia of war crimes

CNN — U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Monday that the U.S. has formally determined that the armed forces of the U.S. parties conflict in northern ethiopia committed war crimes. “Following a careful legal and factual review by the department, I have determined that members of the Ethiopian Defense Forces, Eritrean Defense Forces, … Read more

Georgia prosecutors are considering racketeering and conspiracy charges in efforts to unseat Trump’s 2020 election defeat, sources say

CNN — Atlanta-area prosecutors are considering charges against donald trumpTrump is trying to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. Investigators have a wealth of substantive evidence related to a possible conspiracy in and out of the state, including phone recordings, emails, text messages, documents and testimony before a … Read more

Trump and E. Jean Carroll agree to merge rape defamation trial

CNN — Former President Donald Trump and E. Jean Carroll have agreed to combine two trials due next month over Carroll’s allegations that Trump raped her in the mid-1990s. in a joint court filing On Friday, lawyers said they hoped to go to trial in New York on April 25 in two lawsuits filed against … Read more

Justice Department seeks Supreme Court expedited review of ruling banning guns for people under domestic violence restraining order

CNN — The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to expedite consideration of a Recent Appellate Court Decisions It’s considered an unconstitutional federal law that prohibits those subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms. “Possession of a firearm in the home by a domestic abuser increases the risk of homicide sixfold,” … Read more

Biden: ICC ‘justified’ Putin’s war crimes case

CNN — president biden The International Criminal Court “made a very strong case” against Russian President Vladimir Putin, it said on Friday, as he voiced support for an investigation into Putin’s alleged war crime. “I think it makes sense,” Biden said, “but the thing is, it’s not recognized by us internationally either. But I think … Read more

How War Crimes Prosecutions Work

A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter in 2022.To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued the arrest warrant after more than a year of international outrage over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and shocking atrocities. The International Criminal Court … Read more

Man pleads not guilty to threat to kill Jewish government official in Michigan

CNN — A Michigan man who allegedly threatened to kill State Attorney Dan Nessel and other Jewish members of the Michigan government on social media has pleaded not guilty to making threatening interstate communications during an arraignment Wednesday. Jack Eugene Carpenter III was indicted last week by a federal grand jury that also specifically found … Read more