Trump’s attempts to delay Mar-a-Lago inquiry largely fail as legal woes mount | Donald Trump

Attempts by Donald Trump to delay the criminal investigation into his unlawful retention of government secrets have been largely thwarted after the Department of Justice regained access to about 100 documents with classified markings that the FBI seized from the former US president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The US appeals court for the 11th circuit … Read more

World Bank president declines calls to step down

World Bank President David Malpass said Friday that he will not resign, less than one day after Axios reported that Biden administration officials may try to oust him. The big picture: Malpass apologized for remarks he made this week when he would not answer whether climate change was caused by humans. “I don’t know — … Read more

Tropical Storm Ian’s track continues toward Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At 5:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Ian was located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 73.5 West or about 315 miles SE of Kingston, Jamaica. Ian is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through early Sunday. A turn toward the northwest … Read more

1 killed, 3 injured in East Oakland shootout during attempted Brink’s truck robbery

One person was killed and three were injured Friday afternoon in a shootout during the attempted robbery of a Brink’s security truck in East Oakland, police and witnesses said. The attempted robbery occurred around 2 p.m. in the parking lot of a NAPA Auto Parts store on the 4400 block of International Boulevard and left … Read more

Arizona can enforce near-total abortion ban, judge rules | Abortion

Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning that clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers. The judge lifted a decades-old injunction that blocked enforcement of the law on the … Read more

President Biden surprises Elton John with National Humanities Medal

President Joe Biden on Friday presented Sir Elton John with the National Humanities Medal, surprising the music icon following a performance on the South Lawn of the White House.”I’m never flabbergasted, but I’m flabbergasted,” a visibly moved John said, thanking the President and saying that he will “treasure” the honor.Watch John’s reaction to receiving the … Read more

Tropical storm tracker: Ian headed for Florida

Tropical Depression Nine strengthened into Tropical Storm Ian Friday night. This system is forecast to hit Florida as a Category 2 hurricane next week.As of 11 p.m., Tropical Storm Ian was moving west-northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It was located 385 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and 680 miles … Read more