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Right-wing extremists and their supporters use Christian website to raise funds

Right-wing extremists and their supporters use Christian website to raise funds

Before Proud Boys member Nick Ochs was arrested and charged in connection with the insurrection at the US Capitol, he raised $300 on the Christian-oriented website GiveSendGo.com to help get him to DC. Following Ochs’ arrest, a supporter turned to GiveSendGo to raise money for his legal defense, a campaign that has garnered nearly $20,000…

It’s Inauguration Eve, and Wall Street is feeling good

It’s Inauguration Eve, and Wall Street is feeling good

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business’ Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here. Today in business news: Stocks are having a post-election rager, Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill, and Bed Bath & Beyond drops MyPillow. Let’s get into it. THE BIDEN BUMP It’s…

DOJ closes insider trading investigation into Sen. Richard Burr

DOJ closes insider trading investigation into Sen. Richard Burr

The Justice Department has notified Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina that it has closed the insider trading investigation into him. “Tonight, the Department of Justice informed me that it has concluded its review of my personal financial transactions conducted early last year,” Burr said in a statement. “The case is now closed. I’m…

Civil rights leaders hope Biden can heal the nation through action

Civil rights leaders hope Biden can heal the nation through action

When President-elect Joe Biden delivers his inauguration speech Wednesday, civil rights leaders are hoping for more than just promises, but a plan of action for racial healing. Biden will be entering the presidency at a time when the nation is divided after White rioters stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 in their refusal to…

Biden transition team denies outgoing acting defense secretary transitional office space

Biden transition team denies outgoing acting defense secretary transitional office space

The Biden transition team has declined to give outgoing acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller office space and resources for his transition out of the role, according to a Biden transition official. In the past it has been a courtesy to provide transitioning office space and resources to departing secretaries of defense. “Given Mr. Miller’s acting…

A 99-million-year-old beetle shines light on the evolution of glowing insects

A 99-million-year-old beetle shines light on the evolution of glowing insects

Bioluminescent insects have long fascinated scientists, but little is known about how these animals got their light abilities. A 99-million-year-old beetle recently discovered by researchers, however, unlocks a piece of the evolutionary puzzle, according to a study published in The Royal Society journal. The beetle, known by its Latin name Cretophengodes, was found fossilized in…

Hiland Dairy recalls batch of chocolate milk, saying it may contain food-grade sanitizers

Hiland Dairy recalls batch of chocolate milk, saying it may contain food-grade sanitizers

A batch of chocolate milk has been recalled after it was discovered that some could contain food-grade sanitizers. Hiland Dairy is recalling half-pint, 1% low fat, chocolate milk, sold in small cartons, produced in Norman, Oklahoma, the company said in an announcement. Consuming food-grade sanitizers could cause illness. Affected products were distributed to these areas,…

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