Rodrigo Freitas

Did Trump break the law? FBI search raises fresh questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The year was 2016, the presidential candidate under investigation was Hillary Clinton and the FBI director at the time, James Comey, laid out the factors the Justice Department weighs in deciding whether to charge someone with mishandling classified records. Fast forward to 2022 and that tutorial proves instructive as another candidate from that election, Donald Trump, is entangled in an FBI probe related to sensitive government documents. Whether an FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence is a prelude to criminal charges is unknown. The action Monday nonetheless focuses attention on the thicket of statutes that govern the handling of government records, though the department’s own history of prosecutorial discretion — some high-profile investigations have ended without charges or in misdemeanor plea deals — makes it hard to forecast with certainty what might happen this time. “These are statutes that have historically not been enforced to the fullest extent,” said University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck.
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Biden, Democrats bet on long-term goals for short-term boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s legislative victories have aimed to position the U.S. to “win the economic competition of the 21st century,” but his investments to boost the nation’s technology, infrastructure and climate resilience over the next decade are set against a 90-odd-day clock until the midterms. From turbocharging the U.S. computer chip sector to shifting the nation to a greener economy, the achievements from Biden will take years to come to fruition -- reflecting the sheer scope of his ambitions that, taken together, put Biden among the most legislatively productive presidents in recent memory. Yet Democrats are...

US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective. The so-called dose-sparing approach also calls for administering the Jynneos vaccine with an injection just under the skin rather than into deeper tissue — a practice that may rev up the immune system better. Recipients would still get two shots spaced four weeks apart. The highly unusual step is a stark acknowledgment that the U.S. currently lacks the supplies needed to vaccinate everyone seeking protection from the rapidly spreading virus. That includes 1.6 million to 1.7 million Americans considered by federal officials to be at highest risk from the disease, primarily men with HIV or men who have a higher risk of contracting it. Vaccinating that group would require more than 3.2 million shots.

Wisconsin primary may shape elections in key battleground

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground, where former President Donald Trump is still pressing to overturn his 2020 loss and backing candidates he sees as allies. Trump has endorsed businessman Tim Michels, a self-described outsider who has put $12 million into his own campaign, against former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who has support from former Vice President Mike Pence and ex-Gov. Scott Walker. Both candidates falsely claim the 2020 election was rigged, though Kleefisch has said decertifying the results...

A Look at Serena Williams’ Best On-Court Tennis Outfits Over the Years

During her nearly three-decade tennis career, Serena Williams broke barriers not only in the sport, but also in fashion and activism. Since she turned professional in 1995, Williams, along with her older sister Venus Williams, completely transformed the world of tennis, paving the way for more people of color, particularly Black people, to make a name for themselves.

UTLA files unfair labor practices complaint against LAUSD over extra "optional" instructional days

The union representing Los Angeles teachers have filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the Los Angeles Unified School District, alleging that four "optional" instructional days were added to the academic calendar for the coming year without union negotiations.According to the United Teachers Los Angeles, the four "optional acceleration" days — Oct. 19, Dec. 7, March 15, 2023, and April 19, 2023 — were imposed without any consultation with parents, teachers, or other district employees."Educators are the ones in the classroom day to day, not Superintendent Carvalho, yet they are being left out of conversations on how to most effectively...

All About Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's 2 Kids

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's boys are all grown up. The former couple shares two children together, sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15. Growing up, Preston and Jayden often accompanied their mom on tour and visited during her Las Vegas residency. Spears regularly shared snaps with her boys at the pool, at fun outings like a chocolate factory visit and on a Hawaiian vacation. In 2021, Spears explained on Instagram, "I had my babies very young … at all the pools we went to on tours, all the babies flocked to me because I always brought the most toys 🧸🪁🪀. I really am a baby mamma 😜😜😜 !!!!"

Saints’ Defensive End Back At Practice

Saints defensive end, Marcus Davenport, was activated from the PUP list on Tuesday after spending the start of training camp on the sidelines. This comes at a perfect time for Davenport as he will get a chance to step on the field this Saturday as the Saints will take on the Houston Texans. The defensive end has dealt with injuries throughout his entire career, but when he is on the field he is a difference maker to the Saints defensive line.

How Much is Farthest Frontier?

Starting from nothing and building a successful civilization is one of the most satisfying things. That's why games like Minecraft and Sid Meier's Civilizations are always fun.

Saints Sign DL T.J. Carter, Place LB D’Marco Jackson On IR

This will end Jackson’s season, as he wouldn’t have been eligible to come off of injured reserve unless he was on the active roster after cutdowns. Carter, 23, originally signed on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky back in April of 2020. He lasted a few months in Arizona before getting cut and signing with the Saints. However, he was among New Orleans’ final roster cuts coming out of training camp.

Lehigh Acres woman celebrates her 105th birthday

A Lehigh Acres woman is celebrating her 105th birthday. Doree Kemler is celebrating a big milestone today and she’s lived quite the extraordinary life after more than a century on earth. Fountain Crest Retirement Community in Lehigh Acres threw a party for Kemler’s 105th birthday. WINK News sat...

Final plan for MBTA shutdowns still in the works

BOSTON — The MBTA is just over a week away from shutting down its second-busiest subway line to do repairs. A section of the Green Line is also shutting down for the same reason. This comes after federal investigators did a safety investigation. Riders are already trying to make...

Fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 44

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - One person died in a three-way motorcycle crash on Tuesday. The accident took place on the side of South Dakota Highway 44, located near mile marker 88. Three bikes were smashed together on the side of the highway. Law enforcement said that one driver died...