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Parkland shooter's prosecutor had bloody facts on his side

Aug. 07, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor seeking to sentence Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz to death let the facts speak for themselves as he presented his case: terrifying witness accounts; heartrending statements from parents and spouses; chilling surveillance videos; gruesome autopsy...

Alex Jones’ $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

Aug. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax — a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation. But...

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

Aug. 05, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by...

How Alex Jones' bombastic behavior impacts him in court

Aug. 05, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones bulled through the first of several trials against him that could decimate his personal fortune and media empire in his usual way: loud, aggressive and talking about conspiracies both in and out the courtroom. It was...

Teen gets 10 years for shooting, wounding 2 at high school

Aug. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A teen was sentenced Friday to 10 years behind bars for shooting and wounding two fellow students at a Virginia high school last year. A judge in Newport News, Christopher Papile, handed down a punishment that will include time in a juvenile detention...

Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M

Aug. 04, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million — significantly less than the $150 million being sought — in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, marking the first time the...

Dried blood and roses: Jury gets rare look at Parkland scene

Aug. 04, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Roses brought to honor love on that Valentine's Day in 2018 lay withered, their dried and cracked petals scattered across classroom floors still smeared with the blood of victims gunned down by a former student more than four years ago. Bullet holes...

Jury orders Infowars’ Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million for calling 2012 massacre a hoax

Aug. 04, 2022 17:49 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jury orders Infowars’ Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million for calling 2012 massacre a hoax.

Sandy Hook lawyer: Jan. 6 panel asked for Alex Jones' texts

Aug. 04, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre who are suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his false claims about the attack said Thursday that the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee has requested two years' worth of records from...

Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'

Aug. 03, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For years, bombastic far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ranted to his millions of followers that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, that children weren’t killed and that parents were crisis actors in an elaborate ruse to force gun control. ...