Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest face rain and inclement weather

CNN — As well-fed holidaymakers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze onto planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could delay the return journey. Several weather systems are expected to trouble parts of the United States on Saturday and Sunday, with two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow over parts of … Read more

US blocks sugar imports from top Dominican producer over forced labor concerns

CNN — US authorities will block imports of sugar produced in the Dominican Republic by the company Central Romana, suspected of forced labor in its facilities. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will detain the company’s raw sugar and sugar products at all U.S. ports of entry beginning Wednesday, the agency said in a statement … Read more

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

McCarthy demands DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ resignation over border issues and warns of potential impeachment inquiry

CNN — Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and warned of possible impeachment proceedings if he does not step down, marking the House Republican leader’s strongest comments on the issue to date as he works to lock in votes for his position as president. . McCarthy, speaking at … 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

Buffalo snow: Western New York digs out from up to 6 feet of accumulation

CNN — Heavy snowfall is expected to continue piling up in western New York state through Sunday after a historic storm saw the Buffalo area record record snowfall totaling more than 6 feet in some regions. Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a special weather statement warning that a … 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

Shootout off the coast of Puerto Rico leaves one CBP agent dead and 2 others injured, agency says

CNN — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent is dead and two others injured after a shootout with suspected drug traffickers off Puerto Rico, according to agency spokesman Jeffrey Quiñones. “An agent who was transported directly to a hospital in Mayagüez, we were told just minutes ago, they have confirmed that he has died. … Read more