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

Kobe Bryant crash scene photos were shared during awards ceremony cocktail hour, witness testifies

CNN — Photos taken at the scene of the fatal helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were shared by a Los Angeles County firefighter during the cocktail hour at an awards ceremony a month after the crash, according to witness testimony. On Wednesday, the trial was launched for … 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

Alex Jones on trial: Jury deliberates punitive damages to be paid to Sandy Hook parents

New York CNN Business — A Texas jury now has to decide whether Alex Jones will have to pay punitive damages to the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis. The jurors began deliberating around 12:30 pm CT on Friday, after Judge Maya Guerra Gamble reminded them that in a default judgment against him … Read more

Frozen in horror: Notes from inside the Parkland school massacre site

Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of gun violence that readers might find disturbing. CNN — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s 1200 building has been sealed since the massacre on February 14, 2018. On Thursday, jurors in the sentencing phase of the school shooter’s trial walked through the undisturbed scene, where the blood of … 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