Jan. 6 hearings live updates: The House select committee to kick off hearings in prime time
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is holding its first hearing after months of meeting behind closed doors. The panel has promised "previously unseen material" about the insurrection and will detail the "coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power," it said.
‘Sex Money Murder’ gang bust nets 41 arrests, Florida sheriff says
A Florida sheriff says 41 people are charged with dozens of crimes in an effort to take down the leadership of a group called the Sex Money Murder gang. The yearlong investigation involved law enforcement agencies around Florida, the Department of Corrections and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Wednesday.sun-sentinel.com
A White off-duty deputy says he shot a Black man who jumped on his truck. Data implies otherwise.
A deputy sheriff in North Carolina is accused of fatally shooting a men he says jumped on his truck. A witness says the man was crossing the street. The truck and the body show no signs of impact, investigators said.washingtonpost.com
At Ghislaine Maxwell trial, witness’s ex-boyfriend describes cash payments to teen girls at Epstein’s Palm Beach estate
A former boyfriend of a woman who says she was paid to give sexual favors to Jeffrey Epstein, starting at age 14, testified Wednesday at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. He said he drove three girls he knew to Epstein’s estate in Palm Beach, where he would wait in the car for an hour until the teenagers would emerge with $100 bills.sun-sentinel.com
Maxwell jury to see video of Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious Palm Beach home
Videotape shot during a 2005 raid of Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach estate will be shown Friday at the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Prosecutors say Maxwell and Epstein exploited underage victims at the home, which was decorated with nude photos and paintings of young women.sun-sentinel.com
Pilot testifies Ghislaine Maxwell was Number 2 in financier Jeffrey Epstein’s operations. She’s on trial for sex trafficking
The longtime pilot for Jeffrey Epstein says Ghislaine Maxwell held the Number 2 spot in the hierarchy of the financier's operations. His testimony came on the second day of Maxwell's sex trafficking trial in New York.sun-sentinel.com
‘This has been a bipartisan failure’: Lawmakers call for investigation of Dominican Republic sugar industry
The lawmakers cited an investigation by The Washington Post and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that described how the family of the late former president of one of the Dominican Republic’s largest sugar companies turned to South Dakota in 2019 to finalize four new trusts. The trusts contained shares of the sugar company, Central Romana and personal wealth worth $14 million.washingtonpost.com
Federal authorities, Chicago police announce charges in sweeping narcotics investigation
Seventeen people have been charged in a drug trafficking investigation in Chicago, U.S. Attorney John Lausch, officials from U.S. Homeland Security and the Chicago Police Department announced Thursday.chicagotribune.com
FDLE probe clears Bloomberg in fund-raising efforts for felon voting rights
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has closed a criminal investigation into fund-raising efforts by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pay off the outstanding fines of thousands of the state’s felons seeking to reclaim their voting rights, finding no violations of election law.sun-sentinel.com
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation Two attorneys were appointed Monday to investigate sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. State government officials have also called for Cuomo to resign. CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports on the latest updates in the investigation. Then, coauthor of Politico's New York Playbook Anna Gronewold joins CBSN's Elain Quijano to discuss the Cuomo investigation.cbsnews.com
Naked man shot outside apartment complex in Pembroke Pines
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Pembroke Pines police are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning in the 6800 block of Pembroke Road. According to authorities, someone called 911 just after 8:45 a.m. to report that a naked man was walking in the 7200 block of Pembroke Road. Police responded to the area to search for the man as more calls came in to 911 regarding a gunshot heard at a nearby apartment building at 6840 Pembroke Road. Police and paramedics responded to the scene to find an injured, naked man outside of the complex, suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said a final 911 call came in from a man who identified himself as the shooter.
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol More than six weeks after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the investigation into how it happened and who was involved continues to turn up new information. CBS News reporter Cassidy McDonald joins "CBSN AM" with the latest.cbsnews.com
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration The Department of Justice's inspector general is opening an investigation into law enforcement's preparation and response to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The investigation comes as law enforcement officials ramp up security in the nation's capital amid growing threats of violence between now and Inauguration Day. CBS News' Natalie Brand has the latest from Capitol Hill.cbsnews.com
Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Chemical Restraint Use at Two Nevada Juvenile Facilities
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened an investigation into the use of pepper spray at two juvenile correctional facilities run by the Nevada Juvenile Justice Services Agency: the Nevada Youth Training Center and the Summit View Youth Center. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Both statutes give the department the authority to investigate systemic violations of the constitutional rights of young people in juvenile detention and correctional facilities. The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is conducting this investigation. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Louisiana's Prisoner Release Practices
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a statewide civil investigation into Louisiana’s prisoner release practices. The investigation will examine the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections’ policies and practices for ensuring the timely release of state prisoners in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections who are incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities, including practices related to prisoners who are eligible for immediate release. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is conducting this investigation jointly with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
Mom of 2 missing kids found in Hawaii with new husband
Police in Kauai pulled over Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell near a beachside resort on Saturday, later searching them and their car for any evidence. Still, neither Lori Vallow nor Chad Daybell have been charged or arrested in connection with the matter, Kauai police said Sunday in a prepared statement. Lori Vallow moved to eastern Idaho with the kids about a month after Charles Vallow's death. The Vallow family has ties to Hawaii, and Lori Vallow was previously listed as a registered agent for a business there, according to state records. They say they believe Charles Vallow was murdered, and said Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell had cult-like beliefs.
4 bodies found in Celebration home outside Walt Disney World; suspect in custody
CELEBRATION, Fla. – Four bodies were found Monday in a home inside the “Disney-fied” Celebration community, just outside the Walt Disney World theme park. “Detectives and crime scene investigators are on scene and are at the very beginning stages of this investigation. This is an isolated incident and all parties involved with this death investigation are accounted for,” investigators said earlier in the day. And yes, I want answers.”Celebration is an experiment in community planning called “New Urbanism.” It was often called “Disney’s Town of Celebration” in its early days but it’s not actually a town and it’s no longer owned by the Walt Disney Company. The census-designated place of Celebration in Osceola County backs up to the Walt Disney World Resort situated to the north of the community.
Tesla "auto-pilot" car death under investigation
The first fatal car accident involving Tesla's "auto-pilot" feature is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The investigation comes as several companies are working to develop driverless cars. Kris Van Cleave has more.cbsnews.com