Court rejects DOJ bid to transfer Texas immigration lawsuit because of alleged ‘judge shopping’

CNN  —  A federal judge on Friday rejected a Justice Department bid to push back against alleged “judge-shopping” in a case brought by Texas and other Republican states against a Biden administration immigration policy. US District Judge Drew Tipton denied a request from the DOJ that he transfer the lawsuit to a court other than … Read more

Police release Michigan State University shooting timeline and troubling note found in shooter’s pocket

CNN  —  The gunman who killed three Michigan State University students and critically wounded five others last month in a mass shooting wrote in a note found in his pocket that he was “tired of being rejected” and was hurt, police said Friday. The Michigan State University Police and Public Safety Department released a detailed … Read more

Stormy Daniels hush money: What to know about NY prosecutors’ probe into Trump’s role in scheme

CNN  —  Manhattan prosecutors’ invitation to Donald Trump to testify in an investigation into a hush money scheme involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels has thrust the yearslong probe into the spotlight as officials weigh whether to charge the former president. Prosecutors in District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office have asked Trump to appear before the … Read more

The US economy added 311,000 jobs in February, outpacing expectations

Minneapolis CNN  —  The US economy added 311,000 jobs in February, according to the latest monthly employment snapshot from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. That’s a pullback from the blockbuster January jobs report, when a revised 504,000 positions were added, but shows the labor market is still emitting plenty of heat. The unemployment … Read more

Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in conspiracy trial

CNN  —  A Washington, DC, federal jury will continue deliberations on Monday in the conspiracy trial against six people affiliated with the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group for their alleged actions on January 6, 2021. Prosecutors and defense counsel concluded their closing arguments on Friday, after which jurors debated for about 30 minutes before being … Read more

Matamoros, Mexico kidnapping: 5 arrested, investigation continues after cartel issues apology letter

CNN  —  Mexican authorities arrested five people in connection to the kidnappings of four Americans in Matamoros, Mexico, Tamaulipas Attorney General Irving Barrios Mojica said on Twitter Friday. Earlier, a cartel apologized for carrying out what one victim’s father has called “a senseless crime” that left two Americans and one Mexican woman dead. The case … Read more

Springfield, Ohio, derailment: Norfolk Southern finds loose wheels on railcars, determines ‘urgent safety issue’

CNN  —  Norfolk Southern found loose wheels on a series of rail cars involved in last week’s derailment near Springfield, Ohio, the company has announced, the latest safety problem to emerge as scrutiny intensifies on the operator – and US freight safety broadly – following that wreck, a toxic derailment five weeks ago in another … Read more