12 killed in deadly Chicago weekend shootings

A staggering number of shootings over a single weekend in Chicago left 12 people dead and 66 injured. The youngest victim was just 11 years old. CNN's Ryan Young has the latest.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 2:30 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2018 2:40 PM

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1. Rick Gates

The tax and fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort just got SPICY. Rick Gates, a former adviser to President Trump who worked alongside Manafort during the 2016 campaign, testified yesterday as a witness for the prosecution and basically hung Manafort out to dry. Gates admitted he had committed crimes alongside and at the direction of his former partner -- and had also stolen from Manafort. Gates stated he and Manafort had 15 foreign accounts they did not report to the federal government and knew it was illegal. Gates said he did not submit the required forms "at Mr. Manafort's direction." Gates pleaded guilty this year to charges related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 election and agreed to testify as part of a plea deal. The big question now is whether the jury will believe Gate's version of events -- or Manafort's.

2. Infowars

Some of the web's top gatekeepers have unleashed a serious crackdown on content from Infowars and its founder, Alex Jones. Infowars is the site and Jones the man that push baseless conspiracy theories that often create real-life damage (like the Sandy Hook hoax over which several more families this week sued Jones for defamation). YouTube, Facebook and Apple yesterday removed content from Infowars, claiming it violates their policies, such as YouTube's barring "hate speech and harassment." YouTube's actions probably most damage the brand, which had multiple channels with millions of subscribers and more than a billion views.

3. New Mexico child abuse case 

Investigators are uncovering more details about last week's horrifying discovery of 11 emaciated children in a trailer at a New Mexico compound. Five adults have been charged with child abuse in the case. The two men and three women -- believed to be the children's mothers -- each face 11 counts "related to the neglect and abuse of the children involved." One of the men, Siraj Wahhaj, is the son of a prominent and controversial New York imam who goes by the same name. The younger Wahhaj is wanted by Georgia authorities on charges related to the disappearance of his young son eight months ago. It was that search that led to the discovery of the New Mexico compound.

4. Iran sanctions

The Trump administration is re-imposing sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of the Obama-era nuclear deal, and it's seriously threatening the country's already wobbly economy. In early July, when sanctions were still just a threat, the State Department claimed dozens of international firms had already left the country, anticipating the economic fallout. Trump says the sanctions are designed to punish -- not topple -- the Iranian regime for trying to sow terrorism and regional instability. He also said yesterday he'd be willing to meet with Iran's leadership without preconditions to discuss the situation.

5. California wildfires

The 16 wildfires ravaging Northern California continue to set grim records. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is really two fires, exploded over the weekend and is now the biggest blaze in the state's history. It has burned about 283,800 acres, but luckily, no one has been reported injured. Elsewhere in Northern California, the Carr Fire continues its path of historic destruction. A seventh person died as a result of that blaze over the weekend. The White House has approved a disaster declaration for Shasta County, allowing residents affected by the Carr Fire to apply for federal disaster assistance, such as temporary housing, home repairs and other programs.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Singer Pink hospitalized in Australia 

Here's hoping the rock star can kick the dehydration and gastric virus that's bothering her.

Beyonce covers Vogue's September issue, and it's a first in many ways

What an underachiever, that Beyonce. 

The NFL's first male dancers will hit the sidelines this season

A good time to mention that the New Orleans Saints dance squad, where one of the lithe lads landed, is called the "Saintsations," which is awesome.

Ever wonder what happens to your poop when you climb Everest?

Someone has to CARRY it down. Mountain climbing: Not even once.

Some elderly German men broke out of their retirement home to attend a heavy metal concert. 

Geez, movies just write themselves these days.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH

Midterm primaries are taking over Tuesdays

A key race in Ohio could tell us a lot about the November outlook. Voters also go to the polls in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state.

TODAY'S NUMBER

66

The number of people who were shot this weekend in Chicago, including 12 who died. "It's no secret that we had an unacceptably violent weekend," Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"They say it takes a village to raise a child. And someone has messed with our village."

Joy VanLandschoot, a business owner in Brooklyn, Iowa, where the community is searching nonstop for 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared from the area on July 18

AND FINALLY

They do what?!

This grandpa can't get over his new light-up shoes, and we're all the better for it! (Click here to view.)

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Confirmed Cases: 90942

Reported Deaths: 2021
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Ramsey10572318
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Anoka5801132
Stearns381223
Washington361055
Scott245833
Olmsted231927
Nobles193616
Blue Earth16116
Wright15407
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Carver13607
Rice13088
Mower12935
Clay128140
Sherburne110414
Kandiyohi9332
Winona85218
Lyon6524
Waseca5338
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Steele5222
Benton5153
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Nicollet50416
Todd4792
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McLeod4522
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Crow Wing43918
Otter Tail4004
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Goodhue3329
Martin3299
Pine2840
Itasca28213
Polk2754
Isanti2650
Douglas2622
Becker2482
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Confirmed Cases: 80698

Reported Deaths: 1275
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Polk15366259
Woodbury504263
Johnson501127
Black Hawk437586
Linn3808108
Story331517
Dubuque282341
Scott281827
Dallas269838
Pottawattamie200238
Buena Vista195112
Marshall176234
Sioux13723
Wapello127157
Webster120214
Clinton107419
Muscatine106854
Plymouth105820
Crawford10145
Cerro Gordo100221
Warren9326
Jasper77232
Des Moines7407
Marion7265
Tama69431
Carroll6375
Henry6204
Lee5997
Wright5631
Dickinson4876
Boone4788
Bremer4687
Washington43211
Louisa42515
Mahaska34619
Delaware3423
Franklin34218
Hamilton3153
Jackson3043
Floyd3023
Winneshiek2995
Clay2963
Benton2871
Hardin2841
Winnebago27511
Butler2622
Lyon2603
Clarke2563
Emmet25210
Poweshiek2528
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Allamakee2486
Jones2483
Shelby2441
Clayton2343
Guthrie2315
Kossuth2310
Cedar2231
Chickasaw2220
Sac2200
Grundy2062
Madison2062
Cherokee2042
Fayette2002
Iowa1921
Mitchell1830
Howard1826
Harrison1812
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Hancock1742
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Mills1691
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Monroe15010
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