Ben Sasse: Nebraska Republican to resign his Senate seat

CNN — Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a prominent voice in the Republican Party who voted to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, plans to resign from the Senate by the end of the year to take a job as the president of the University of Florida , according to a … Read more

Proud Boys member is first to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy

CNN — Jeremy Bertino, a top lieutenant to Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy in federal court on Thursday, and is cooperating with the Justice Department’s investigation into the far-right extremist group. Bertino, 43, also pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He is the first … Read more

Federal judge temporarily blocks parts of New York gun law

CNN — The federal judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of parts of a New York gun law that was enacted in the wake of a Supreme Court decision earlier this summer striking down certain protections. Among the provisions of the New York law that the state cannot enforce is one that defines Times Square … Read more

January 6 committee announces October 13 public hearing

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection announced Thursday that the panel’s next public hearing will be October 13 at 1 pm ET. The committee had to reschedule this hearing, which was originally set for the end of September, because of Hurricane Ian. This will be the panel’s … Read more

Kamala Harris: Secret Service says VP’s motorcade first reported mechanical failure when vehicle actually hit a curb

Washington CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris was involved in a minor car accident earlier this week, the Secret Service said Thursday, and the agency now says her vehicle struck a curb after initially reporting mechanical failure. “During a protective movement Monday, a vehicle in a motorcade had a minor overcorrection and struck a curb,” … Read more

Undaunted by DeSantis, immigrant workers are heading to Florida to help with hurricane cleanup

CNN — Just weeks after Ron DeSantis made a very public display of his efforts to keep migrants from coming to Florida, Hurricane Ian’s destruction is drawing a growing number of immigrants to the Republican governor’s state. “They’re arriving from New York, from Louisiana, from Houston and Dallas,” says Saket Soni, executive director of the … Read more

The battle of narratives on Iran is being fought on social media

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN — The anti-government protests enter their third week in Iran, the Islamic Republic has imposed a near total blackout of independent coming out … Read more

Black residents in two Florida neighborhoods say they have been left out of Hurricane Ian relief efforts

CNN — Latronia Latson said she feels like she has been neglected in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian. Latson, who lives in the Dunbar neighborhood in Fort Myers, Florida, said she can’t get to a relief center to get bottled water and other necessities being distributed because she doesn’t have transportation; the bus system … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Sanibel residents return to an unrecognizable island a week after Hurricane Ian’s devastation

Sanibel Island, Florida CNN  —  The aftermath of Hurricane Ian left Julie Emig and Vicki Paskaly devastated when they returned to what was once their “dream home” for the first time since the storm hit one week ago. Residents of Florida’s Sanibel Island – which remains cutoff from the mainland – were allowed back for … Read more

Darya Dugina death: US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow, sources say

Washington CNN — The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it is … Read more