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Florida governor issues new nursing home rules after post-hurricane deaths

(CNN)Florida Gov. Rick Scott set new emergency requirements for the state's nursing homes on Saturday, days after eight residents died at a facility in Hollywood in the wake of Hurricane Irma.The emergency measures, which took effect on Saturday, bring nursing homes and assisted living facilities in line with emergency

‘The black fist of our time’: The story behind a viral Colin Kaepernick cartoon

(CNN)A political cartoon of Colin Kaepernick kneeling with his Afro in the shape of a black fist has gone viral.Khalid Albaih, a Romania-born Sudanese artist living in Qatar, is renowned throughout the Middle East for addressing controversial political and social issues, including government corruption, the war in Yemen and

Liberty University alumni to return degrees in protest

(CNN)More than 200 Liberty University alumni have signed on to a Facebook group proposing they return their degrees in protest of University President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s unwavering support of President Donald Trump. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed August 12 in Charlottesville when a car plowed into a crowd of

Officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty on all counts

St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN)Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter Friday. Castile's death garnered widespread attention -- and sparked nationwide protests over the use of force by police -- after his girlfriend broadcast

Charlottesville suspect may have been sending a message, DOJ official says

(CNN)The suspect in Saturday's deadly vehicle incident in Charlottesville, James Fields Jr., may have intended to send a message -- and not just harm the immediate victims, according to a Justice Department official familiar with the investigation. The official says that while Fields' motive is not yet clear, federal

Memorial held for Minneapolis police shooting victim Justine Ruszczyk

(CNN)On the shores of a picturesque Minneapolis lake, family and friends of Justine Ruszczyk shared hugs and listened to music at a public memorial to remember the Australian woman fatally shot by police last month.The sound of two didgeridoos being played next to the Australian flag highlighted Ruszczyk's heritage.

Parents of 8-year-old who hanged himself file lawsuit against Cincinnati schools

(CNN)The parents of Gabriel Taye, the 8-year-old boy who hanged himself with a necktie in his Cincinnati home in January, have filed a lawsuit against the Cincinnati Public School district.Security footage shows Gabriel falling unconscious at school in an incident that may have led to the boy's suicide, an