R Kelly accuser to testify on trial fixing charge – National

R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago that starts Monday is in many ways a do-over of his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted the singer on charges that he produced a video of himself when he was around 30 having sex with a girl no older than 14. There’s one big difference: … Read more

FBI search warrant reveals agents seized ‘top secret’ documents in raid of Trump’s home

The FBI seized multiple sets of documents marked top secret from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home when agents raided it Monday, according to a search warrant revealed Friday. The warrant directed agents to seize “all physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed” in violation of three … Read more

Key dates in the life of author Salman Rushdie | Arts and Culture News

The controversial author spent years in hiding after a 1989 decree by the Iranian leader led to threats against his life. Author Salman Rushdie has been hospitalized after he was attacked earlier today at an event in New York state. Police have said that Rushdie was apparently stabbed in the neck, but stated that the … Read more

Justice Department asks to unseal Trump raid search warrant

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to unseal a search warrant that was used by FBI agents to raid the Florida home of former President Donald Trump three days earlier. That request came after days of pressure by Republican lawmakers and other allies of Trump on the Justice … Read more

Russia dangles freedom to prisoners if they fight in Ukraine. Many are taking the deadly gamble

CNN — Promises of freedom and riches are made to convictions in cramped jail cells. Frantic phone calls ensue between relatives and inmates weighing the offer. Then vanish prisoners, leaving their loved ones to sift through reports of the wounded arriving in hospitals. This scene is playing out in the convinced communities across Russia. With … Read more

Suspect in Albuquerque Muslim killings denies involvement | Crime News

A fear of attacks that had rippled through Muslim communities nationwide in the United States after the fatal shootings of four men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, gave way to shock and sadness when it turned out the suspect in the killings was himself a Muslim. Muhammad Syed, 51, of Albuquerque, was arrested Monday after a … Read more

US accuses Iranian operative of plotting to kill John Bolton | Crime News

The Justice Department says the IRGC member offered $300,000 to assassinate Donald Trump’s former national security adviser. United States authorities have accused an alleged member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of plotting to assassinate former National Advisor John Bolton, likely in retaliation for the killing Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani in 2020. The US Department … Read more

U.S. charges Iranian in plot to assassinate John Bolton

National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters as he announces that the US will withdraw from a treaty with Iran during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, October 3, 2018. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice charged an Iranian national on Wednesday for plotting … Read more

Trump says he refused to answer NY attorney general’s questions in probe of his business

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he refused to answer questions at a deposition by investigators for the New York attorney general as part of a civil investigation into his business. Trump made that announcement shortly after he arrived for his scheduled interview under oath at the offices of AG Letitia James in New … Read more

Congressional panel can look at Trump’s tax records, court rules | Donald Trump News

The ruling adds to the former president’s growing list of legal challenges as he hints at the 2024 presidential campaign. The United States federal appeals court has ruled that the congressional committee has the right to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Trump had argued that the request was too political, but the US … Read more