El Chapo’s attorney asks a judge to intervene over ‘cruel and unusual’ prison conditions

(CNN)An attorney for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman asked a federal judge to intervene over what she described as “cruel and unusual” prison conditions for the drug kingpin who is in custody in a federal prison in New York. He’s been in US detention for 27 months, and is in solitary confinement in a 10-by-8-foot windowless cell in Manhattan, according to his defense attorney, Mariel Colon.

Police hope this mystery letter can solve the murder of a teen 45 years ago in Texas

(CNN)Police are hoping an anonymous letter can help solve the 45-year-old cold case murder of a teenage girl in Texas. That same year, Fort Worth police said, someone sent a letter to a detective indicating they might know who was responsible for her murder. The Fort Worth Police Department posted that letter on social media Friday and urged anyone with information to come forward. “(Redacted) Kill Carla Walker in Benbrook … P.S. It is hard to say but it is true,” the letter said. “Sign 10100” was written both before and after the postscript. The detective working on the case received the letter, but died before sharing it, according to the paper. It wasn’t released until Friday, more than four …

Charlotte releases police shooting video, urges protesters to remain peaceful

(CNN)Charlotte, North Carolina, police released video Monday showing police opening fire on an armed man after telling him repeatedly to put his gun on the ground in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. “Sir, put the gun gown!” Kerl tells Franklin. Officer Larry Deal adds, “Put it down! Put it down now!” Franklin appears dazed, barely acknowledging the officers, almost as if he doesn’t hear them. He focuses his attention on someone inside the car and looks down and at the car door. At one point, a bystander walks within a few feet of Franklin and the officers order her to get out of the way. After being told to drop the weapon or put it on the …

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are ‘not ready’ to make a plea in college admissions scandal

(CNN)Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are “not ready” to enter a plea for their alleged role in the college admissions scandal, a source close to the actress said. Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though the daughters did not participate in the sport. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and an additional charge of money laundering. Earlier this week, they were also accused of conspiring to launder bribes and other payments through a charity run by Rick Singer, the mastermind of the scam, as well as transferring money into the …