FBI took 11 sets of classified material from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home while investigating possible Espionage Act violations

CNN — The Justice Department removed 11 sets of classified documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence while executing a search warrant this week for possible violations of the Espionage Act and other crimes, according to court documents unsealed and released on Friday. The property receipt, which was also released on Friday, for Trump’s … Read more

Judge denies Trump Org and Allen Weisselberg’s motion to dismiss tax fraud indictment

New York CNN Business — A New York state judge denied the Trump Organization and its former chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg’s motions to dismiss tax fraud charges during a hearing Friday. Judge Juan Merchan said he would grant a hearing to hear arguments over whether statements Weisselberg made while in custody the day of … Read more

Account bearing name of suspect in Ohio standoff with FBI posted on Trump social media platform and encouraged violence against the agency

CNN — A social media account bearing the name of Ricky Shiffer, the suspect in the Ohio standoff with the FBI, made a post on the social media platform founded by Donald Trump, referencing an attempt to storm an FBI office and encouraging others online to prepare for a revolutionary-type war. The post about the … Read more

Republicans rush to Trump’s defense after FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago

CNN — Top congressional Republicans are rushing to form President Donald Trump’s defense after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as part of an investigation into the handling of potentially classified material. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Attorney General Merrick Garland to “preserve your documents and clear your … Read more

German diplomat arrested in Brazil for alleged murder of husband

CNN — A Brazilian Judge has ordered that German Consul Uwe Herbert Hahn should be held in custody in connection with the alleged murder of his husband in Rio de Janeiro – denying defense claims of diplomatic immunity, according to CNN Brasil. Rio police first took Hahn into custody on Saturday after his husband, Walter … Read more

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago searched by FBI in document investigation

CNN — The FBI executed a search warrant Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought there, three people familiar with the situation told CNN. The former President confirmed that FBI agents were at … Read more

Brittney Griner is facing a 9-year sentence in a Russian jail following conviction. Here’s what could come next for the WNBA star

CNN  —  After a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday to nine years in prison for a drug smuggling conviction, the player’s supporters, teammates and numerous US officials swiftly condemned the decision, many concerned her detention is being used to advance Russia’s agenda in the Ukraine war. Now, Griner has returned to … Read more

‘My life will never, ever be the same.’ Court hears first victim impact statements in Parkland shooter’s death penalty trial

CNN — Alyssa Alhadeff would be in her second year of college if she hadn’t been murdered in a 2018 mass shooting at her Parkland, Florida, high school – and her father would be looking forward to watching her achieve her dreams. “Soon she’d go on to be a professional soccer player. She’d get her … Read more

An American dentist was found guilty of killing his wife on their African safari

CNN — An American dentist and big-game hunter was found guilty of murder in the shooting death of his wife on an African safari. Lawrence Rudolph, 67, killed his wife, Bianca Rudolph, with a shotgun and defrauded multiple insurance companies, a federal jury found Monday. Rudolph cashed in more than $4.8 million in life insurance … Read more

Man with loaded AK-47 arrested outside Iranian journalist’s Brooklyn home

CNN — A man armed with an AK-47-style rifle was arrested Thursday afternoon after law enforcement officials observed him behaving “suspiciously” in a Brooklyn neighborhood where Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad resides with her family. Alinejad was targeted in an alleged kidnapping plot last year by Iranian nationals after speaking out against the Iranian … Read more