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Alex Jones lashes out at critics at trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ignited a courtroom shouting match on Thursday, railing against critics as he testified in a trial to determine how much he owes families of victims who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, which he … Read more

Defense urges Florida jury to spare life of Parkland school shooter

FILE PHOTO – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz holds his head during the penalty phase of Cruz’s trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. August 4, 2022. Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 22 (Reuters) – … Read more

Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children- sources

Fire broke out during gathering for Mass Church located in city of Giza near Cairo At least 45 people injured in blaze CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) – An electrical fire swept through an Egyptian Coptic Christian church during Mass on Sunday, causing a stampede and killing at least 41 people, most of them children,security sources … Read more

Jury in Alex Jones defamation case begins hearing testimony on punitive damages

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Lawyers for parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting began presenting evidence on Alex Jones’s wealth as they seek punitive damages on top of $4.1 million awarded by a Texas jury for the U.S. conspiracy theorist’s false claims that the massacre was a hoax. Forensic economist … Read more

Jury finds Alex Jones must pay $4.1 million for Sandy Hook hoax claims

Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre at least $4.1 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury said on Thursday. The verdict followed a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones’s radio show and webcast … Read more

Polio found in New York wastewater as state urges vaccinations

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in wastewater in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they have been vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from wastewater … Read more

U.S. House passes, sends to Senate assault-style weapon ban

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation banning assault-style rifles that have been used in mass shootings, sending it to the Senate where it faces likely defeat. By a mostly partisan vote of 217-213, Democrats won passage of the measure amid public anger over mass murders in which … Read more

Alex Jones must pay for Sandy Hook falsehoods, parents’ lawyer says as defamation trial begins

July 26 (Reuters) – U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones led a “vile campaign of defamation” when he falsely claimed the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, a Texas jury was told on Tuesday, but a lawyer for Jones said his client already had paid a price. Attorney Mark Bankston, representing the parents of slain … Read more