Do federal or state prosecutors get to go first in trying Trump? A law professor untangles the conflict
A federal grand jury in Florida indicted former President Donald Trump on June 8, 2023, on multiple criminal charges related to classified documents he took from the White House to his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, according to multiple sources cited in The New York Times and The Associated Press.
Trump himself said on his social media...Read more
Chinese envoy warns South Korea over its backing of US policies
China’s ambassador to South Korea warned that Seoul’s embrace of pro-U.S. policies could bring it harm and the country has much to gain economically through friendly ties with Beijing.
Ambassador Xing Haiming said in a Thursday night meeting with South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung that he would be grateful if Seoul freed itself ...Read more
Trump charged in Florida over secret documents case
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has been indicted over his refusal to return classified documents found at his Florida home, according to three people familiar with the matter.
The indictment in Miami federal court is extraordinary, as a former president has never been charged with committing federal crimes.
It will almost ...Read more
Biden urged to demand 'climate emergency' as smoke chokes Washington
WASHINGTON — Progressive lawmakers and activists are again imploring President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency, citing the thick blanket of smoke from Canadian wildfires now shrouding the U.S. Capitol and swaths of the Eastern seaboard.
“As much of the Northeast and our nation’s capital experience the suffocating conditions that...Read more
House GOP leaders work to tamp down rule fracas
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders spent another day trying to resolve an intraparty feud that ground House business to a halt for the week, but there was no sign of an imminent breakthrough that would quell a protest from hard-line conservatives.
With the House in recess Thursday, key Republicans spent much of the day shuffling in and out of ...Read more
Trump asks for new Carroll trial or $4 million cut to damages
NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump asked a judge to grant him a new trial in the sexual assault and defamation suit filed against him by New York author E. Jean Carroll — or to sharply reduce the $5 million damages he was ordered to pay.
In a Thursday filing in Manhattan federal court, Trump said the May 9 jury award was “grossly ...Read more
GOP lawmakers fall in line behind Trump over Florida indictment; Asa Hutchinson says he should cancel reelection campaign
As former President Donald Trump lashed out at his stunning new indictment in Florida, many fellow Republicans fell in line behind him, with some marked exceptions.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy voiced support for the ex-president.
“I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice,...Read more
Sartorially savvy senators and staff select seersucker as the smart summertime suit
WASHINGTON — It was a sea of pale puckered cotton in the Senate on Thursday.
That’s right, it’s seersucker season again on Capitol Hill.
Donning the Southern staple once a week during the sweltering months has been a Senate tradition since 1996, when Mississippi Republican Trent Lott decided to make it a thing. After a short lapse, Bill ...Read more
What to know after Trump says he's indicted -- again. This time, in classified docs probe
Former President Donald Trump says he’s been indicted — again.
On Thursday night, Trump announced that he was indicted on charges of illegally storing classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. The indictment, returned by a Miami federal grand jury, hasn’t been unsealed.
It’s the first time Trump — who is running in the 2024 presidential ...Read more
Fort Worth diocese alleges drugs in monastery where nun is accused of sex with priest
ARLINGTON, Texas — An attorney representing nuns from the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity who are suing Bishop Michael Olson and the Fort Worth Catholic Diocese said he believes photos showing drugs were staged by the diocese.
Matthew Bobo said Thursday that there is no proof that photos showing piles of bottles that appear to be marijuana...Read more
Trump says he's been indicted in special counsel investigation into classified documents
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has been indicted related to his handling of classified records, he said on social media Thursday, making him the first U.S. president charged with a federal crime.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax,” he said on ...Read more
As decision on Trump case neared, media swarms to Miami's federal courthouse
MIAMI — It’s not quite a Trump-style media circus yet in Miami, but it will be soon.
Dozens of out-of-town reporters, photographers and TV camera crews gathered Thursday in front of the downtown federal courthouse — killing time under white tents with snacks, water and books — in hopes of getting a morsel of news from a secret grand ...Read more
Trump says he's been charged by Florida grand jury amid Mar-a-Lago documents probe
Former President Donald Trump said Thursday night he’s been indicted by a federal grand jury in Florida following an investigation into his taking classified documents to his Mar-a-Lago resort when he left office.
In a furious statement, Trump said he’s been summoned to federal court in Miami next Tuesday.
“The corrupt Biden ...Read more
Trump says he's been indicted in special counsel investigation into classified documents
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has been indicted related to his mishandling of classified records, he said on social media Thursday, making him the first president charged with a federal crime.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax,” he said on his ...Read more
What the Supreme Court ruling in Alabama could mean for Florida's redistricting suit
TAMPA, Fla. — A U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Alabama’s congressional districts map could have implications for Florida’s ongoing battle over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 2022 redistricting plan.
The court’s 5-4 decision, which was released Thursday, affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Alabama violated the federal Voting Rights ...Read more
Newsom launches long-shot push for US constitutional amendment on gun control
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday called for a U.S. constitutional amendment on gun control that would ban assault weapons and mandate background checks and waiting periods for purchasing firearms, a long-shot proposal with little chance of passing in a nation deeply divided on the issue.
For Newsom’s proposed 28th ...Read more
Maryland funeral home owner kills pallbearer at funeral for 10-year-old, police say
A Maryland funeral home owner is accused of killing a pallbearer at a funeral service for a child this week.
The Prince George’s County Police Department claims Wilson Chavis gunned down a rival funeral service operator Tuesday afternoon. The victim, 30-year-...Read more
Colorado's Marshall fire started by week-old embers on Twelve Tribes property and a sparking Xcel power line, Boulder sheriff says
DENVER — The most destructive wildfire in Colorado history started in two places — on the grounds of an international religious cult and from a broken power line about 2,000 feet away, Boulder County Sheriff Curtis Johnson said Thursday, announcing the results of a 17-month investigation into the origin of the Marshall fire.
Embers from a ...Read more
Pentagon readies new $2 billion Ukraine air defense package
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is set to announce as early as Friday a long-term arms package for Ukraine heavy on air defense munitions valued at more than $2 billion, according to administration officials.
The money, to be awarded under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, will bankroll the purchase of Hawk missile launchers and missiles ...Read more
As possible decision on Trump case nears, media swarms to Miami's federal courthouse
MIAMI — It’s not quite a Trump-style media circus yet in Miami, but it’s shaping up to be one.
Dozens of out-of-town reporters, photographers and TV camera crews gathered Thursday in front of the downtown federal courthouse — killing time under white tents with snacks, water and books — in hopes of getting a morsel of news from a ...Read more
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