Chesapeake Walmart shooting: At least 6 people were killed, officials say. The shooter is also dead

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 8:21 a.m. ET] The shooter who killed six people at a Walmart in Virginia on Tuesday night was a store employee, Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky said Wednesday. Solesky said the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but his identity was not released because his next of … Read more

Mar-a-Lago documents: Appeals court hearing to determine future of special master for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents

CNN — As former President Donald Trump faces the new reality of a special counsel leading Justice Department investigations into his conduct, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether it should remove what was was a notable obstacle in one of the investigations. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will … Read more

Special counsel in Mar-a-Lago, January 6 investigations begins work with no sign probes will slow down

CNN — Newly appointed special counsel Jack Smith gets to work with no sign the two investigations he’s currently overseeing around Donald Trump will slow down – despite being stuck in the Netherlands with a bicycle injury . The Justice Department informed a federal appeals court that Smith was now involved in the Mar-a-Lago case … Read more

DOJ announces special counsel for Trump-related Mar-a-Lago and January 6 criminal investigations

CNN — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday appointed a special counsel to oversee criminal investigations into the retention of national defense information at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and parts of the insurgency. of January 6, 2021. Both investigations implicate the conduct of Trump, who declared his 2024 presidential candidacy on Tuesday, making … Read more

What it means that a special counsel is running the Trump investigations

CNN — The legal danger facing former President Donald Trump in two federal criminal investigations took a new turn on Friday with the appointment of a special counsel to the Justice Department. Jack Smith, a DOJ veteran known for his work in international war crimes prosecutions, will take over the investigation into sensitive government documents … Read more

USA: SEC, CFTC and DoJ launch investigation into FTX’s collapse

US authorities are moving forward to investigate the collapse of now bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Department of Justice have joined forces to investigate what led to the dismal failure of a multi-billion dollar company. WATCH | WION Business News | FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried … Read more

Israel confirms U.S. probe into journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing

A makeshift memorial at the site where Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the West Bank city of Jenin is pictured May 19. She had covered the West Bank for Al-Jazeera for two decades and was a well-known face across the Arab world.Majdi Mohammed/Associated Press The US Justice Department has opened … Read more

Mike Lindell loses court bid to reclaim phone seized by FBI, access warrant details

CNN — A federal judge in Minnesota has dismissed Mike Lindell’s challenge to the search and seizure of his phone by the FBI in a criminal investigation related to the 2020 election. Judge Eric Tostrud said Lindell, CEO of My Pillow and a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump’s false voter fraud allegations, failed … Read more

FBI says it has ‘credible information of a broad threat’ to synagogues in New Jersey

CNN — The FBI in Newark, New Jersey, said Thursday afternoon it had received “credible information about a broad threat to synagogues” in the state, according to a Tweeter from the office. “We ask you at this time to take all safety precautions to protect your community and your facilities. We will share more information … Read more

Goran Gogic: Former heavyweight boxer charged with trafficking over $1 billion worth of cocaine

CNN — Former heavyweight boxer Goran Gogic has been charged with shipping more than $1 billion worth of cocaine through US ports, the US Department of Justice announced on Monday. The 43-year-old Montenegrin man was arrested on Sunday evening as he tried to board an international flight from Miami, the DOJ said in a press … Read more