Sandy Hook victims’ families can proceed with their case against gun manufacturer

(CNN)The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that families of Sandy Hook victims can continue their yearslong lawsuit against gun manufacturers. “The families’ goal has always been to shed light on Remington’s calculated and profit-driven strategy to expand the AR-15 market and court high-risk users, all at the expense of Americans’ safety. Today’s decision is a critical step toward achieving that goal,” said Josh Koskoff, one of the attorneys for the families, in a statement. The ruling reinstating the lawsuit came after approximately 15 months of judicial deliberations and approximately five years after 10 families initially filed the case, spurred by the massacre that left 26 people — mostly young children — dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in …

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ demands to be watched and watched again

There's a reason this lady has an Oscar.Image: Universal When the credits rolled on Us, I realized I needed a minute. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the film – quite the opposite. It was that the film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is so rich, so layered, so diabolically clever and emotionally astute, that it felt an enormous undertaking to process in a single sitting.  Several hours and many conversations later, I’m still convinced this film has secrets I haven’t uncovered yet, and I’m just eager for my next chance to go digging through it again. SEE ALSO: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ has a terrifying new trailer, so good luck avoiding nightmares tonight Which is not to say it’s …

Here’s how you can help the Alabama tornado victims

(CNN)The deadly tornadoes that struck Alabama on Sunday killed at least 23 people and injured dozens more. Search and rescue crews are still looking for the missing in the rubble. You can also give to the Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund which provides money to families in the long run after disaster strikes. If you live in the area, you can list yourself “safe and well” on the Red Cross website or call the Family Connect line at (866) 535-5654. If a friend or family member is missing, you can register them on the Lee County, Alabama, Emergency Management Agency’s website. CNN’s Impact Your World will update this article if we find other ways you can help the victims of …

Two bodies recovered after a cargo plane crashes in water near Houston

(CNN)Two bodies have been recovered after a Boeing 767 cargo plane nose-dived into shallow water in Texas with three people aboard, authorities said. “There was nothing intact of the airplane,” Hawthorne said. “Knowing what I saw, I don’t think anyone could survive it.” Hawthorne said the crash site in Trinity Bay near Anahuac is in water that is 5 feet deep and is reachable by airboats and other flat-bottom craft. The scene extends over three miles, he said. Dive teams from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Houston Police and the Baytown Police were at the crash site, he added. Teams were still working to recover the suspected third victim, Hawthorne said late Sunday afternoon. Several bystanders saw the plane …

Confusion and anger after security guard holding suspect was shot by police, video shows

(CNN)As Jemel Roberson laid motionless in the parking lot of a suburban Chicago bar, patrons stood feet away wailing and yelling at a group of law enforcement officers. The 26-year-old security guard was on duty at the bar in Robbins, Illinois, when a gunman started shooting. Witnesses said Roberson stopped the shooter and pinned him to the ground. But shortly afterward, the Midlothian officer shot and killed Roberson. While witnesses said the guard was wearing clothes that clearly identified him as security, Illinois State Police, the agency leading the investigation, said Roberson was wearing “plain black clothing with no markings readily identifying him as a security guard.” In a statement, Cara Smith, chief policy officer at the Cook County Sheriff’s …