February 24: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.
Another man arrested for attempted murder of off-duty PSNI detective
A fourth man, aged 22, has been arrested by police in Northern Ireland investigating the attempted murder of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell, who was shot in front of his young son in the attack at a sports complex in Omagh, Co Tyrone on Wednesday evening. He remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.
Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced
Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 16 years, effectively ensuring that the former Hollywood mogul and convicted rapist will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York, after being convicted of rape and sexual assault in that jurisdiction in his 2020 criminal trial.
Teenager stabbed in Dublin
A 19-year-old man is fighting for his life after in Beaumont Hospital a stabbing on Brookdale Avenue in Swords, Dublin on Thursday evening. A man in his 20s has been arrested for questioning in connection with the incident and a garda investigation is underway.
A year of Ukrainian conflict
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reflects on the past 12 months of conflict and vows “2023 will be the year of our victory”. The Ukraine leader, who has remained steadfast alongside his people in the resistance against Vladimir Putin’s invading forces, tweeted: “On February 24, millions of us made a choice. Not a white flag, but the blue and yellow one. Not fleeing, but facing. Resisting & fighting.
Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty
The 64-year-old actor pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges after death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. This comes after a firearm enhancement to one of the charges was dropped, meaning the potential maximum sentence Baldwin faces was reduced from five years to 18 months.