Purdue Pharma and attorneys for thousands of opioids cases have a preliminary proposed settlement

(CNN)Purdue Pharma has reached a preliminary proposed settlement with multiple state, local and tribal governments that accuse the company of helping to drive the opioid crisis, officials said. But many attorney generals are opposing it and say the fight is not over. “AG (Dave) Yost continues to fight to get resources for those impacted statewide and has been actively involved in the negotiations,” he added. Details of the proposed settlement involving many entities, including Native American tribes, were not immediately available. Paul Farrell, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the multi-district litigation, acknowledged to CNN that the deal isn’t final. “We recognize a lot of work needs to be done but we feel good progress has and will continue to …

Now a post-tropical cyclone, Dorian makes landfall in Novia Scotia

(CNN)Dorian has left the United States but is still causing trouble The hurricane center transitioned the storm from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone earlier on Saturday. The loss of its hurricane status refers to the fact that it no longer has a warm core, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman explained, but Dorian is still a low-pressure system. “While the change in classification is technical, the fact of the matter is it’s still a dangerous situation and people in the area should not let their guard down,” Norman said. Kelly Henneberry, a resident of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, had her bags packed and ready to go in case of a mandatory evacuation order. As of Saturday afternoon, there was just a …

Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, sources say

New York (CNN)Jailed multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, two law enforcement sources said Saturday, one day after a court unsealed new details of the claims against him. Staff at the facility started life-saving measures, and Epstein was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the bureau said in a news release.

Primetime Emmys Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the Primetime Emmy Awards, which recognize television programs and performers. Louis McManus, a television engineer, created the Emmy statuette, using his wife’s image as a model. Emmy Awards are named after “Immy,” an abbreviation for the image orthicon tube, an early camera. It was later changed to “Emmy.” The first Emmy Awards were presented on January 25, 1949, at the Hollywood Athletic Club and were for Los Angeles programming only. Six awards were given. Tickets to the event were $5. The first award ever given was for outstanding personality and went to ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale, for the children’s show, “Judy Splinters.” Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are tied for the most Emmys ever by a performer …

Report: 13 Philadelphia officers expected to be fired for social media posts

(CNN)The Philadelphia Police Department is expected to begin the process of firing police officers whose racist or offensive social media posts were discovered online, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross called the posts “disturbing, disappointing and upsetting.” “Our officers are entitled to due process just like any other citizen,” Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 President John McNesby said in a statement last month after the officers were taken off the street. “We will support and represent those officers during this overly-broad social-media investigation.” Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Pennsylvania missionary arrested for allegedly abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya

(CNN)A Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing children at an orphanage he founded in Kenya, federal officials said. “The defendant purported to be a Christian missionary who would care for these orphans who called him dad,” the statement said. “But instead of being a father figure to them, he allegedly preyed on their youth and their vulnerability.” The orphanage was home to dozens of children and closed in September 2017. Dow fled back to the United States after Kenyan authorities issued an arrest warrant for him, local media reported. “It is one of the most heinous crimes, going out and actually sexually abusing young children,” FBI Special Agent Joe Bushner said. There was no attorney listed …

South Bend bar shooting kills 1 person and wounds 8 others the same day as Pete Buttigieg’s town hall

(CNN)A melee at a South Bend bar left one person dead and eight victims injured just as mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg gets ready to address issues in his Indiana city. The shooting happened the same day that Buttigieg is scheduled to speak at a town hall with South Bend’s police chief. The event, moderated by NAACP South Bend Chapter President Michael Patton, will outline the process for officer-involved shooting investigations. Buttigieg has touted his leadership of South Bend on the presidential campaign trail. But he’s come under criticism in recent weeks after an officer shot and killed a man who was allegedly breaking into cars with a knife in hand. In response, Buttigieg canceled an appearance at a …

More than 34 million people could see severe weather Wednesday

(CNN)As people cleaned up tornado debris in hard-hit sections of several states, tens of millions braced Wednesday afternoon for more bad weather. “The increased potential for severe thunderstorms may create dangerous travel conditions this evening,” said Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. Tornado warnings popped up Wednesday afternoon in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas. Brent Kay Maynard said he had just walked out of a building when he saw a tornado from the parking lot of Mabank High School in Mabank, Texas, southeast of Dallas. Dozens of homes gone, Kansas mayor says Parts of Kansas and Pennsylvania are recovering from another terrifying evening of tornadoes — the 13th consecutive day that twisters have struck the US. A …

Actor Ashton Kutcher testifies in the “Hollywood Ripper” murder trial

(CNN)In 2001, actor Ashton Kutcher was pursuing a dating relationship with Ashley Ellerin when she became one of Michael Gargiulo’s alleged murder victims. On Wednesday, Kutcher took the stand in the so-called “Hollywood Ripper” case to tell his story of what happened that night. Kutcher said he last spoke to Ellerin around 8:24 p.m. on February 21 to tell her he was running late. Ellerin was using a friend’s phone because she said that hers was not working properly. He remembers the exact time because of the state of their phones.

Dallas police raid Catholic diocese properties in investigation of alleged sex abuse by clergy

(CNN)Dallas police searched the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and other properties Wednesday as part of the church’s widening sex abuse scandal, police and church officials said. The diocese said in a statement that Paredes and the other four priests who were the subjects of Wednesday’s search warrant were on a list of accused clergy that Bishop Edward Burns released in January. Burns said the diocese has been cooperating with investigators even before the list was made public. “We recognized throughout our collaboration with the police there are some who are not satisfied and want to look for themselves,” he said. “We know we have given them the files. And so we say by all means look.” The …